COVER REVEAL: Project Lexi by Lisa Survillas

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Title  Project Lexi

Series –   The Lexi Series

Author Lisa Survillas  

Genre –  NA/Contemporary Romance

Publisher –  Lisa Survillas

Cover Artist –   Cover design by Kimberly Knight

Photographs for cover by Geanette Trumbull of http://www.TLCbyG.com

 

BOOK SYNOPSIS:

Lexi Crandall’s, world is turned upside down junior year of high school.  Her confession tears her family apart and leaves them broken.  Looking for escape, she heads out of town for college.  Wracked with guilt and shame, she keeps to herself, befriending only her roommate, Paige.

Derek Fressen experiences one tragedy after another.  After learning to cope with being raised by a single mom, he and his sister, Tiffany, become closer than ever.  When Tiffany escapes Seattle for college, Derek takes the opportunity to leave his past behind as well.

San Francisco State University is where Lexi and Derek find themselves junior year, thrown into the most uncomfortable situation possible, a group project that requires each to open up about their past.  Their grade depends upon the ability to prove to the professor through a class presentation that they truly learned about one another.

Painful memories and terrifying tests of courage propel Lexi to learn how to take baby steps in the healing process and give her hope of one day feeling normal.  Although he feels he’s pretty well healed from the horrible events of his past, Derek is lonely and longing for a life of more.  Will they be able to share enough of their lives with each other to pass this class?  How much will Lexi let Derek help her in the process?  Are their tragic pasts too much to overcome, or will love be in their future?

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EXCERPT

I can’t get her to look at me, I think she’s ashamed that she has no experience to go with.  When I’m finally begging, she looks up and I can’t help it.  She looks so lost, so sad.  I know that she just needs the courage, but how will she ever find it if she doesn’t know what the reward is like?  So I lean over, I place my hand on her cheek, and my lips on hers.  She doesn’t freak out, so I use my tongue to entice her.  I run it along her lower lip.  I feel her breathing pick up and I’m nervous she’ll push me away, but when she doesn’t I try to coax her lips apart so I can really kiss her.  When she opens them, her tongue meets mine and I have to keep repeating to myself, “Slow, slow, slow,” or my body might take over and try to push her past her limits.  She’s not ready for more than this.

I don’t let myself linger too long.  I would love to kiss her all night, but she needs baby steps.  I need to give her that or this won’t work.  “I’m sorry.  I couldn’t help myself, but I should’ve made sure it was okay first.”  I say it knowing that she needed the surprise of it or it would’ve never happened.

Her response takes me by surprise, “Don’t. Be. Sorry.”  She is breathing hard and can’t form a sentence.  I love it.  That means she loved it.  When she brings her hand up to touch her lips, I know I can make this better for her.  I stop her hand with mine and leaving the other on her cheek, I lean back in for a deeper kiss.  She responds immediately.  I make this one longer, but not much.  This time when I pull back, we are both panting for air.

“Wow.”  A simple statement from her confirming that she liked it.

 

 

 

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I’m Lisa. I live in sunny southern California with my wonderful husband and two teenage children. Hubbyis a high school PE teacher and is the coach of three different high school sports.  With two kids in high school and involved in activities both inside and outside of school, I have a lot to juggle.  When home, I lock myself inside the office to write. I’ve always loved to write, but life always seemed to be too busy.  When inspiration finally hit, I made the most of the time hubby and kids were busy and published my first book in February 2014. It’s a teen/young adult book and the first in a series.  I’m currently working on a New Adult/Contemporary Romance series with the first book due out end of June 2014. Be on the look-out for more.

 

FOLLOW LINKS:

Amazon Author Page –  www. amazon.com/author/lisasurvillas

Website/Blogwww.authorlisasurvillas.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/AuthorLisaSurvillas

Twitter – @LisaSurvillas

Goodreadshttp://www.goodreads.com/survifam

 

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Special Guest from Lori Ryan’s party: Kaylea Cross

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Lori Ryan is celebrating the release of the second book in her Evers, TX series today and she’s got guest authors coming by her Facebook Party all day at https://www.facebook.com/events/724887500904232/!

But, she’s also sending the guest authors out to blogs to say hey to people all day, too. I’m so excited to have the incredible Kaylea Cross come by and see us! To help Lori celebrate, Kaylea is giving away an eBook copy of her latest book, Danger Close, Book Four in her Bagram Special Ops Series, which Lori assures me will have readers on the edge of their seats with the nonstop action Kaylea is known for and a steamy, sexy hero that will never let you down!

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Here’s an excerpt from the book to tempt you!

His hands stilled on her back. Just when she expected him to withdraw or push her away, he wrapped his arms all the way around her instead and rested his cheek on the top of her head. He squeezed her once, making her light-headed with the feel of all those muscles contracting around her. “I shouldn’t touch you, but you make it so damn hard to do the right thing.”

“What’s the right thing?” she asked, certain she wouldn’t like the answer, but needing to understand. There were no rules forbidding them from having sex.

“To get up and walk out of here before I do something I can’t take back,” he muttered.

At that she tilted her head back to look up into his face. “Why would you want to take it back?”

The words hung there between them as the fire crackled and raindrops pattered against the windows. Wade’s eyes darkened with longing, his gaze dropping to her mouth, and Erin couldn’t take it another second. She threaded her hands into his hair and brought her mouth to his. Wade made a low sound in the back of his throat, his arms contracting around her, and that was all the answer she needed.

Stroking her fingers through his silky-soft hair, she kissed him with all the hunger and need he created inside her. Her tongue caressed his, tasting him as she ran her hands down his neck and shoulders to explore his ripped chest. One of his hands slid up to cup the back of her neck while the other palmed her ass and pulled her tight to him.

You can buy Danger Close at:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Danger-Close-Bagram-Special-Ops-ebook/dp/B00K0SBT5C/ref=la_B006SN0JBI_1_19?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1398867079&sr=1-19

Barnes & Noble (Nook): http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/danger-close-kaylea-cross/1119371276?ean=2940149607532

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-CA/ebook/danger-close-5

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id871254665

Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Danger-Close-Bagram-Special-Ops/dp/149612622X/ref=la_B006SN0JBI_1_16?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1398867739&sr=1-16

or head over to Lori Ryan’s Facebook Party at https://www.facebook.com/events/724887500904232/ to enter Kaylea’s contest and win a digital copy. You can also head over to the party to see excerpts of Lori’s new book and to enter to win a Kindle Fire from Lori!

REVIEW TOUR: Guarding Hearts by LL Collins

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Guarding Hearts

Author LL Collins

Released May 23, 2014

Synopsis

Ellis Warner is a police officer, everyone’s friend and every girl’s fantasy- funny, dedicated, and too good looking for his own good. Thanks to a childhood he would rather forget and a young adulthood riddled with mistakes, he knows that no one can ever find out who he really is. He lives his life pretending to be the guy everyone sees on the outside. The one thing he knows for sure is that he can’t be serious with anyone. When he takes a second job as security for a new country star coming into town, he has no idea how that one decision will change his entire life and expose everything he has worked so hard to bury.

Samantha Kerrigan won a nationwide contest that immediately forces her into the spotlight. Her dreams of being a successful country singer have come true, but dreams always come with a price. While going out on her first tour, a stalker’s advances threaten her safety, forcing her team to hire more protection.

The second she meets Ellis, she knows there’s something about him and immediately makes him her private bodyguard. But he’s determined just to do his job, and she’s determined to make him open up. When her life is threatened and his secrets are exposed, will Ellis be able to guard Sam from danger, and his heart from her?


Review

LL Collins did an amazing job! Ellis and Sammy are such amazing characters and easy to connect with. Just like Ben and Devin…Ellis is perfect book boyfriend material and Sammy is his perfect match. These two have their share of personal issues and without the other they may not have gotten past them if not for the love and support of the other person. This book made me laugh, cry and what to throw my kindle at times but every page with worth the frustration!

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About The Author

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LL Collins is a teacher who loves spending her days in the Florida sun with her husband and boys, reading, and writing. Her love of writing has found a home in the self-publishing world. Living Again and Reaching Rachel are available on Amazon Barnes & Noble, Kobo and iBooks, in both eBook and paperback. LL has been writing since she was old enough to write. Always a story in her head, she finally decided to let the characters out and start writing and try to make her lifelong dreams of becoming an author come true. She has been a teacher for over ten years, a wife for 14, and a mom to two boys, 12 and 10.

Connect

Website: http://www.authorllcollins.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorLLCollins

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/LLCollins

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Book Trailer

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Book Trailer

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REVIEW TOUR: Stripped From You by Marissa Carmel

Synopsis
You know how it ends, now see how it all began… 
Prequel to Strip Me Bare
“It doesn’t matter how many women touch this body, only one woman has ever touched this soul.”
Ryan Pierce doesn’t come from much, doesn’t ask for much, and doesn’t expect much. And he’s come to accept that, until, Alana Remington. Alana is the girl who struck the match that lit his world on fire. She’s the girl who opened his eyes to more. Who made him believe that just because you have nothing, doesn’t mean you are nothing. And he loves her fiercely for it. But, just because you come together, doesn’t mean you stay together. One fateful decision rips Ryan and Alana apart and neither of them are ever the same again.
For five years he’s regretted that decision, but the deep seeded anger, shame and resentment has kept him from reaching out. And over those five years, a series of moments have spun Ryan’s world in a direction he never saw coming. A world ruled by endless nights, infinite women and the name Jack the Stripper. A world, unbeknownst to him, that may just let two severed hearts collide.
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Excerpt
“Do you trust me?”
“Of course not, I just met you.”
“Then how about giving me the benefit of the doubt?”
She raises an eyebrow at me, and before I give her a chance to respond I slam the shot then pull her face to mine. And as my mouth covers hers, heat rapidly spreads through my body. She’s momentarily stunned. Her body is rigid against me, but then she relaxes, parts her lips and lets the tart liquid slide into her mouth.
I can’t believe I just did that.
I can’t believe she just let me.
After she swallows, she lets her lips linger, sucking up the taste of the sweet shot, causing my nervous system to shift into hyper-drive. We break apart slowly, but I refuse to let go of the nape of her neck. She just stares up at me with these enthralling eyes I know I’ll never be able to resist.
“Do you always break the rules?” she asks.
“No, not usually, but you seem to make me want to do crazy things.”
“Was that crazy?”
“Let’s do it again and find out.”
I lick my lower lip, tasting the sweet remnants of her lip gloss before I drop another shot. I pause for just a beat before lean down and press my mouth back to hers and let the alcohol flow between us. I flick my tongue against her teeth right before I pull away. I shouldn’t like this so much, but I do. I like the way she looks, the way she feels, they way she smells. There’s something about her, something ventilating; like she oxygenates the atmosphere.
I catch the cool beats to a song I recognize pumping though the air. “Do you want to dance?” I ask her.
“You can dance?”
“There’s only one thing I can do better.” I smirk.
Alana cocks her eye brow suggestively.
“Draw.” I fire back. “The only thing I can do better is draw. Dirty girl.” I tease as I grab her hand and lead her out to the dance floor knowing Mac will look after our drinks.
Once we find a comfortable spot, I start to move to the smooth rhythm, leaving a little room between us so it doesn’t feel like I’m forcing myself on her. Drake sings coolly about hot love and affection as we move in sync to the beat, our bodies brushing and grazing as the music plays on, then finally coming together in a comfortable unison. I wrap one hand around her waist as I roll my hips into hers, pressing our bodies as close as they can possibly get. Alana runs her hands up my chest and hooks her arms lightly around my neck keeping tempo with the music. She moves lithely against me, inducing my heart, thoughts, and pulse to race. Fuck, I’m drowning in want for this girl. I slide my hands up under her shirt and caress the smooth, soft skin of her lower back as she nuzzles her face into my neck, her warm breath skating across my collarbone, making me instantly hard.
Damn.
She lifts her head and meets my stare, which I know is filled with lust and unrepentantly wanton. She bites her lower lip, our bodies still jiving to the slow seductive music. In a brazen move, I slip my hand up the back of her bare thigh and cup her ass cheek under the hem of her short shorts. She gasps as I work my fingers against her, massaging the fleshy part of her bottom. I’m absolutely aching being this close to her, touching her, stroking her, grinding against her.
“Are you sure drawing is the only thing you can do better?” she pants in my ear.
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Stripped From You was amazing! I loved everything about this book.  This is the prequel to Strip Me Bare and if you’ve read Strip Me Bare already this book gives you Ryan and Alana’s backstory but if you haven’t read it you’ll get to learn about these two awesome characters before they reunite in Strip Me Bare.  Stripped From You was HOT and Marissa does an amazing job making the reader connect with the characters! This is a MUST read!!
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Hold on, We’re Going Home- Drake

The Other Side- Jason Derulo

Demons- Imagine Dragons

Dark Horse- Katy Perry

Say Something- A Great Big World

Summertime Sadness- Lana Del Rey

Royals- Lorde

MeetTheAuthor

Marissa Carmel has loved writing ever since a young age. She has a duel degree in History and Political Science, but took as many creative writing classes in college as she could. She spent most of her twenties bartending, which is where she met her husband and a multitude of interesting people. When she’s not reading or writing, she’s hanging out with her family, experimenting in her kitchen or doing yoga on the living room floor.
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REVIEW: Bad Girls Don’t Marry Marines by Codi Gary

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Bad Girls Don’t Marry Marines

Rock Canyon Romance #3

By: Codi Gary

Releasing May 20th, 2014

Avon Impulse

 Blurb

Bad girls finally have their day in Codi Gary newest sexy, fun contemporary romance from the town of Rock Canyon.

The bad girl who stole his heart…

Valerie Willis has done it all: tattoos, one-night stands, even strip-poker. And now, she can add getting a messy public divorce to that list. Back in her hometown of Rock Canyon, Val just wants to bury her head and wait for the scandal to pass. But when she suddenly finds herself at a single’s weekend face-to-face with former flame Justin Silverton, hiding from her heart – and the sexy Marine – won’t be that simple.

Is just too good to let go…

It’s been ten years since Justin kissed Val, but he still remembers the way they just seemed to…fit. Since then he’s served his country and helped his father keep their ranch intact, but he never forgot Val or her wild ways. So when a twist of fate brings him the chance to chase her across state lines and spend a weekend winning her heart, Justin’s all in. Because when he sees something he wants, he fights for it. And he’s ready to fight for the right to call this bad girl his one and only.

Link to Follow Tour: http://tastybooktours.blogspot.com/2014/05/now-booking-tasty-virtual-tour-for-bad.html

Series Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/series/124425-rock-canyon-romance

Buy Links

Amazon ~~ B&N ~~ iTunes

 Review

Two words: HOT Marine!  Just reading the word Marine in the title had me hooked and it was soooo worth it! The chemistry between Val & Justin is HOT! Val is a wild girl who after a messy divorce just wants to get pass the scandal it caused. Justin served his country and has helped to keep his family’s ranch intact.  But a singles weekend brings these two back after not seeing each other for 10 years…Val just wants to protect her heart…Justin wants Val & her heart and will stop at nothing to get the girl of his dream.  The question is, will he succeed?  This was my first book by Codi Gary and I was so glad I found it!

5 stars!!

Author Info

An obsessive bookworm, Codi Gary likes to write sexy small-town contemporary romances with humor, grand gestures, and blush-worthy moments. When she’s not writing, she can be found reading her favorite authors, squealing over her must-watch shows, and playing with her children. She lives in Idaho with her family.

Author Links

http://www.codigarysbooks.com/

https://www.facebook.com/CodiGarysBooks

https://twitter.com/CodiGary

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6583366.Codi_Gary

 

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