This book was my Waiting on Wednesday post last week and I have read the ARC -- it is SO good!! I am excited to share this excerpt from the book and I encourage you all to purchase it -- you will love it!
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that you are eagerly anticipating.
Today, I am waiting on Off the Record (Record #1) by K.A. Linde!
What books are you waiting on this Wednesday??
I received an ARC of this book and without giving anything away, I absolutely LOVED it! I could not put it down and it was perfect for one of my favorite genres -- political romance. If you enjoy Mary Whitney's or K.A. Linde's other books, you will love this one, too!! It is scheduled for release on March 11, 2014, and you can pre-order HERE.Liz Dougherty has no idea a single question is about to change her life.
Her first big reporting assignment for her North Carolina college newspaper has her covering a state senator’s impromptu press conference. Brady Maxwell may have everything it takes to be a politician—a winning pedigree, devastating good looks, a body made to wear suits—but his politics rub Liz the wrong way. When Liz’s hard-hitting question catches the upstart senator off-guard, it impresses Hayden Lane, Liz’s editor who feels she’s headed for a promising career as a reporter.
But Liz is also headed into a secret romance with Brady that could destroy both their ambitions. Though he’s a bachelor, potential voters might frown on Brady cozying up to a reporter. And Liz isn’t sure sneaking around is enough for her—especially when things between her and Hayden might be less platonic than she thought.
Sleek, sexy, and smart, Off the Record ventures into a high-stakes campaign and an even higher-stakes affair to answer the question: When politics and love collide, can there ever be a winner?
What books are you waiting on this Wednesday??
Friday, February 14, 2014
By Rosalind James
Sometimes you go looking for trouble. And sometimes, trouble finds you.
Alyssa Kincaid knows she needs to make some big changes. A move to San Francisco is the first step. Now it's time to get serious, and to get the rest of her life on track. If only her messy life would cooperate. And if only it had Joe Hartman in it.
Joe knows one thing for sure: Making a move on his best friend's little sister, the beloved youngest sibling in the closest thing to a family he's got, would be asking for trouble. Unfortunately, Alyssa always does seem to be asking for trouble. And it's getting harder and harder for Joe to resist answering.
She hit the door, heard the chime behind her, and knew her new boyfriends were following right along. Until they realized that she was meeting the bike rider, because she could sense them slowing to a stop.
Joe barely looked at her, just reached for her arm and swung her behind him. She peered around from the shelter of his broad back, saw the three guys stopped halfway between the bulk of Joe and the liquor store entrance, looking like they weren't quite sure what to do next.
"You should take better care of your lady," Tall Guy said at last. "Not leave her all alone and lonely like that. She might get into trouble."
"I'm here now," Joe said.
The guy laughed, showing his bad teeth. "What? You looking for a fight? Three of us, man."
"I'm not looking for anything," Joe said, and she could see his hands flexing, could sense the readiness in him, like he was poised on his toes, even though he was standing solid. "But I'm happy to take anything that comes my way."
"Hey, man," the guy said with a shrug, taking a half-step back. "Just hanging out." He turned, would-be casual, and the three of them sauntered off, back to their pals, Alyssa presumed.
Joe stood still a moment, watching them go. Then he turned to Alyssa. "You OK?"
"Yeah," she said, her arms wrapped around herself, shivering with cold and tension. "Just freezing." She smiled, and could feel her teeth chattering. She'd really thought he was going to fight. Three guys.
He unzipped the heavy jacket and handed it to her. "Put this on." He watched her struggle with the zipper for a minute, her fingers too shaky for the task, then brushed her hands aside and zipped the jacket for her as if she were a child. Then he took off the helmet and gave her that, too. "I don't have another one with me. Wear this."
She hefted the weight of it. "Uh, Joe. I can't ride a motorcycle. Maybe you could just wait for a cab with me."
"You don't have to ride a motorcycle," he said. "I'll do the riding. You just have to hold on."
About the Author:
Rosalind James is the Kindle-bestselling author of the “Escape to New Zealand” series and the new U.S.-based “Kincaids” series. Rosalind is a publishing industry veteran and former marketing executive who attributes her success to the fact that “lots of people would like to escape to New Zealand! I know I did!”
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Thursday, January 9, 2014
Swoon Thursday is a meme hosted by YABound.
From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.
Today, I am spotlighting On an Edge of Glass by Autumn Doughton. I just finished this book and it was so, so good! I can't wait to read some other books by Autumn Doughon! And now, on to the swoon:
I answer quickly before I can think about it too much. "Photography. I care about taking pictures."
I'm walking again and Ben takes two quick steps to catch up. He reaches for my arm and pulls me to a stop beside him.
"Pictures of what?" His fingers glide down my skin until they are resting against my palm.
I shrug, keeping up the pretense that my insides aren't turning to goo from Ben's touch. The reality is that my heart is rioting and I'm a ball of kinetic energy. "Anything really. Faces, landscapes . . ."
Slowly, so that I'm not even sure that he's aware he's doing it, Ben laces his fingers through mine. "Will you show me?"
I shake my head and look down at my brown boots. I let my eyes follow the long jagged cracks in the cement and come back to the epiphany that is our fingers threaded together.
"I don't show anyone," I say breathily.
"Ellie . . ." My name falls so softly from his mouth that it makes me shiver. "I didn't ask if you'd show anyone. I asked if you'd show me your photos."
The expression on his face is so hopeful and open that all the words get garbled in my head. Before I know what I'm doing, I'm nodding. Ben smiles and that dimple makes an appearance again.
Our hands are still clasped together sending jolts of electricity up my arm. We're so close that our shoes are touching and his warm breath stirs the tiny, curling hairs around my face.
What happens next is not something that I plan. It's not something that I even think about. . .
I kiss him.
I stretch up on my toes and softly brush my mouth over his. It's gentle. The first leaves of spring. And for the tiniest moment, Ben is too stunned to move. And the air is still. So still.
Then, he seems to register what's happening and his hands slide to my waist. He release two, tight strained breaths against my mouth, and everything changes. Now I'm not the one doing the kissing.
This is no shy, just-between-friends kiss. This is a kiss unlike any that I've ever had. It's the kiss of a hundred thumping kick drums, a raging earthquake.
Highly recommend this book for YA/NA contemporary fans! It was funny, swoon-worthy and really good! I just read about this book on someone's top books of 2013 but I can't remember who -- thank you so much for the recommendation. I loved this book!!!!!!! Who are you swooning over this week? Link up your Swoon below!
Thursday, January 2, 2014
The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs!
Q: What were your favorite books of 2013?
I am also giving away any of my 2013 favorites in this post -- please enter!!!
I would love love love followers via Bloglovin' or e-mail. Thanks for stopping by! Link up your FF below!
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
- Step One: Check out my 2013 Adult/NA Favorites and YA Favorites including:
- Step Two: You get to choose ONE of my 2013 favorite books (above and also referenced in my posts here and here) as a physical book or an ebook. If the book you choose is part of a series, you can choose any book in that series. If you choose the ebook option for the Love Me With Lies series, you will get all three books in the series!
- Step Three: Open Internationally as long as the Book Depository ships to you!
- Step Four: Enter in the Rafflecopter below!
- Good luck and Happy New Year!!