Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Seducing Lauren (Love Under the Big Sky #2) by Kristen Proby

 "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 Seducing Lauren (Love Under the Big Sky #2) 
by Kristen Proby!

In the second book in the Love Under the Big Sky series from this USA TODAY bestselling author of the With Me in Seattle series, life in Montana gets spicy when a woman and her divorce lawyer sign off the papers—and sign on to love.

Now that his best friend, Josh, has happily settled down with his true love on a Montana ranch, small-town lawyer Ty Sullivan starts thinking that maybe single life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. And when Lauren Cunningham’s no-good ex-husband comes after her for an unexpected trust fund, Ty steps in to protect her. But soon he can’t help but think of her as more than a client. Lauren’s in no mood to jump into another relationship, so how can Ty convince her that her mistake wasn’t getting married, but marrying the wrong guy? 
I absolutely loved the first book in the series, Loving Cara!  I love the Montana setting and I can't wait for Ty's story -- we got some hints in the first book!  Seducing Lauren is scheduled for release on August 19, 2014, and you can pre-order HERE.

What books are you waiting on this Wednesday??

Blog Tour & Review: Forever Your Heart (Beside Your Heart #3) by Mary Whitney

Forever Your Heart (Beside Your Heart #3)
by Mary Whitney

Blurb from Goodreads:

I’m a journalist—Adam Kincaid, BBC reporter, to be exact, so I’m not going to bury the lead. I’m about to see the woman I never got over. 

I know that because I’ve been back in America for years now, and I still don’t date American girls. My dad would say I’ve come to my senses, sticking to my own British patrician kind, but that’s crap. Mum, the psychologist, would more wisely say it’s my unresolved issues around Nicki. My teenage years are long behind me, yet my guilt over her remains. So I’ve avoided all things Nicki, though the irony is she’s the one avoiding me.

Maybe if we see each other, we can both move on. Could she ever forgive me? Can you forgive yourself when you hurt someone you love? 

But please, don’t answer yet. I’ve jumped ahead of the story, and as a reporter, I should give you more background to get to the root of it all.

So let me tell you my story. Then you can be the judge.
My Review:

I am a HUGE Mary Whitney fan and every time I come into possession of one of her books I tell myself that I will not stay up all night reading.  And yet, that's what happens every time!  If I start one of her books, I literally cannot put it down until I finish it.  Forever Your Heart was no different.  I loved the conclusion to the series and Adam's POV.  This is first series I've read by Mary Whitney and it was a perfect progression.  The first book, Beside Your Heart, takes place when the characters are in their teens and were able to spend one perfect year together during high school.  I won't give away any spoilers but I will say book 2, Disclosure of the Heart, is a fast forward to the present.  Book 3, Forever Your Heart, has parts of Books 1 and 2 from Adam's POV and also new scenes and the ultimate conclusion of the series.  It was perfect!  I could not love Nicki and Adam more and this book made their love seem even stronger for me.  As always, I am counting the days until I get to read Mary Whitney's next book, whenever that might be!  Maybe a Sylvia spin-off?!  

I highly, highly recommend this to anyone that likes contemporary romances even if you don't like politics.  The politics are in the background and this is truly a long time coming, lots of obstacles, pure and perfect romance!
"By the time we reached my room, though, the bed had become obsolete. We kissed along the way, and I couldn’t get our clothes off fast enough. When Nicki was naked, I had to listen to her usual nonsense about her body. Women will never learn that men are simply happy that they’re naked. After I told Nicki she wasn’t allowed to criticize a body I loved, she rewarded me with a forceful kiss. I grabbed her bum, and she kissed me again with a giggle before jumping up and wrapping her legs around me."                 
This book is scheduled to be released today, April 8, 2014, and you can purchase here!!

Author Bio
Mary Whitney blames Laura Ingalls Wilder and Margaret Mitchell for her obsession with romance novels. At an early age, Mary fell in love with the Little House series and its dreamy hero, Almanzo Wilder, who only wanted Laura to be Laura. Like many women, Mary later graduated to the ultimate, tall and dark bad boy, Rhett Butler, who loved Scarlett despite her flaws.

Mary has lived around the U.S., and after a first career in the non-profit world and politics, she's settled in Northern California with her husband and daughters. She spends her days writing characters she hopes somehow capture the romance of Rhett and Scarlett and Almanzo and Laura. She's a firm believer in what Rhett says to Scarlett: "You should be kissed, and often, and by someone who knows how.

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Raining Romance Books Giveaway

I am so excited to be participating in my first giveaway hop, hosted by one of my favorite bloggers, Stuck in Books!

  • Step One: You get to choose ONE of my favorite romance books (above and each image is linked to the goodreads description) 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 Two:  Open Internationally as long as the Book Depository ships to you or you can receive an ebook!
  • Step Three: Enter in the Rafflecopter below! 
  • Good luck!

  • a Rafflecopter giveaway 

    Check out the other participating blogs for more chances to win!

    Friday, March 28, 2014

    #Georgiethon Recap

    Today I am recapping the best read-a-thon EVER of the Georgina Kincaid series by Richelle Mead.  Specifically, over the past three weeks, a group of us has read (or re-read) the six books in this wonderful series!  Thank you so much to Nereyda and Megan for putting this all together and for having this vision!

    You can read more about #Georgiethon here but, basically, the past three weeks have been awesome.  I first read the Georgina Kincaid series over two years ago.  I remember devouring it the first time and it has since stuck in my mind as one of my all-time favorite series and Seth as one of my top book boyfriends!!  So I was super duper excited when Nereyda and Megan announced the read-a-thon because when I read the series the first time, I had no one with whom to squee/wail/discuss the books.  

    First, I loved the series even more on a re-read.  I picked up things I'm sure I didn't pick up the first time I read the series because I wasn't as focused on finding out the conclusion of the series and could enjoy (or agonize over) every book as I read it.  Second, it was so awesome to find other people reading the books at the same time and to have Neredyda's and Megan's discussion posts every week to see if other people were having the same feelings I was regarding the books.  I think when all of us finished book #3 and then started reading books #4 and #5, we were all in serious pain.  Richelle Mead really knows how to twist the knife!!  But the ending?  I think this series is one in which I have absolutely no criticism about the epilogue (usually pointless IMO).  The epilogue is PERFECT!  I love Seth!  and Georgie!

    Nereyda has informed me of some old chats with Richelle Mead that give us all a glimmer of hope for a Jerome/Carter spin-off.  How amazing would that be?!  Especially if Roman and maybe Kayla were included??  I would love that!  For now, I am seriously content with the re-read of this series and I loved being able to read it with other bloggers.  I am definitely going to be on the look-out for other read-a-thons -- there may no better way to read a complete series!

    Have you ever participated in a Read-a-thon?
    If so, what did you think?

    Have you read the Georgina Kincaid series?  
    If not, you really, really, really should!

    Thank you Nereyda and Megan!!

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Take Me for Granted by K.A. Linde

    Take Me for Granted by K.A. Linde
    Release Date: April 29, 2014
    Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs 


    Manwhore. Adrenaline junkie. Lead singer of ContraBand. What you see is what you get. I make no apologies for my actions, and by now no one expects any from me. I live my life the way I want and as long as it pushes the demons back, then I'm solid. I've never needed a chick for more than a good lay. Why would I need just one when I can have a different one every night?

    Until she walks into my world.

    Mouthy. Perfectionist. Princeton student. Chemistry major. Yes, that pretty much describes me. Oh, and virgin. But I'm only nineteen, and have more important things to concern myself with. What really matters is finishing my degree and getting a good job. I’ve worked hard for what I want, and do what’s expected of me. I don’t need anyone to get in my way.

    Until he opens up my world.

    But if I give you my world, whatever you do…don’t TAKE ME for granted.
    About the Author
    K.A. Linde graduated with her Masters in political science from the University of Georgia in 2012. She also has a bachelors in political science and philosophy. She wrote her the Avoiding Series while struggling through advanced statistical modeling and writing her thesis. She enjoys dancing and writing novels that keep you guessing until the very end. She currently resides in Georgia with her boyfriend and two puppies, Lucy and Riker.
    Connect with K.A. Linde 
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    Tuesday, March 25, 2014

    Waiting on Wednesday: Stone Cold Touch (The Dark Elements #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

     "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 Stone Cold Touch (The Dark Elements #2) 
    by Jennifer L. Armentrout!

    Every touch has its price

    Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who’s pretty sure things can’t get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could.

    But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla’s powers begin to evolve, and she’s offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden. Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever. She’s finally getting what she always wanted, but with hell literally breaking loose and the body count adding up, the price may be higher than Layla is willing to pay… 
    Like the Lux series before it, I am 100% completely obsessed with JLA's Dark Elements series.  I absolutely loved the first two books in the series and you already know I am a JLA super-fan!  Cannot wait to read this next book with more Layla!  Stone Cold Touch is scheduled for release on October 28, 2014, and you can pre-order HERE.

    What books are you waiting on this Wednesday??

    Thursday, March 20, 2014

    Swoon Thursday: Succubus Heat (Georgina Kincaid #4) by Richelle Mead

    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, in honor of #Georgiethon, I am spotlighting Succubus Heat (Georgina Kincaid #4) by Richelle Mead.  You can read more about #Georgiethon here!  And now, on to the swoon:
    We resumed kissing, doing no more than that, just letting our nearly bare bodies wrap around each other.  Having all this skin touching between us was heady.  Never, never had I imagined it could really happen.  Our hands explored each other, feeling every line and curve we'd always been denied.  Every gesture between us was exquisite.  Every caress was a prayer.  We regarded each other's bodies with wonder and joy.   
    Doesn't this make you want to read more?!  As I iterated last week, I am having an amazing time with Nereyda and Megan and everyone else on this read-a-thon of the Georgina Kincaid series by Richelle Mead!  This book breaks my Georgina/Seth shipper heart more than a bit but I won't say more than that.  Who are you swooning over this week? Link up your Swoon below!