Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Review for A Beautiful Rock (Beautiful #4) by Lilliana Anderson

A Beautiful Rock (Beautiful #4)

A Beautiful Rock (Beautiful #4)
***CONTENT WARNING*** New Adult Romance for ages 18+ due to sex scenes and adult situations.

After the video of his public outburst catapulted him to superstardom, Marcus now has everything he ever wanted.

Or so he thought. Be careful what you wish for, his mother always told him...

After spending two years touring the globe, he's growing tired, and that endless line of women has become a sea of blurry and meaningless faces.

When he returns home and receives a visit from Naomi, his previous object of affection, he finally starts to look at himself and what he's become. He doesn't like it.

Something has to change...

On the surface, Lisa is a pretty simple girl. She goes to work, spends time with her friends, and adores her dog, Perry. She loves the quiet life and isn't interested in the bright lights of Marcus's world. So when he takes an interest in her, she makes it very clear that she doesn't want what he's offering. You see, Lisa has secrets, and being seen with Marcus will be the key to her undoing.

Being a man used to getting what he wants, Marcus won't be taking no for an answer. For the first time, he has met someone who he feels a definite connection with, and he won't be taking no for an answer - even if it means inadvertently ruining everything Lisa has worked so hard to conceal...

Will Marcus and Lisa find a way to deal with her secrets and be together? Or will she push him away, ensuring Marcus is destined to always have his affections unreturned?

Review by Gia:
A Beautiful Rock is a great read!!  It's the forth book in the Beautiful series.  It can be read as a stand alone or in order.   I have gathered from the story that Marcus played a part in A Beautiful Melody (Beautiful #3).  I have not read any of the other books in the series.  I was not lost  when reading it.  
I loved Marcus and Lisa.  I loved how Marcus and Lisa meet, that was one of the best meeting I have read.
When reading we know that Lisa is keeping stuff from her past secret from everyone.   Marcus' past is not hidden and easily found by goggling his name.  Lisa is hesitant to start anything with Marcus because she doesn't want to be in the limelight.  The past finally catches up with them.  I won't tell you want happens, you'll have to read it to find out but you won't be disappointed.
It has no cliffhanger.  It is a great read.
5 Amazeballs Stars!!

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About the Author:
Australian born and bred, Lilliana Anderson has always loved to read and write considering it the best form of escapism that the world has to offer. Besides writing Angelien's biographical trilogy, she also writes contemporary romance and drama all based around Aussie characters.

When she isn't writing she is a wife, and a mother to four children. She has worked in a variety of industries and studied humanities before transferring to commerce/law at university.

She currently lives a fairly quiet life in suburban Melbourne.

Featured Author: Lonna Enox

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The Last Dance

The Last Dance

Saddle Gap, a quiet little town in southwestern New Mexico, seems the perfect place for Sorrel Janes to start her life over. But within a few days she finds herself entangled in two murders, the object of harassment, and the number one suspect of a murder. Will her past terrors destroy her future dreams? Amid the evolving conflicts, she resolves to reconstruct her new life and find happiness. Detective Chris Reed is equally resolved to solve the murders as well as Sorrel’s secrets. Neither of them suspect where the steps of this dance will lead, but they are too stubborn to sit this one out.

Chapter Eleven:
"The house seemed strangely empty after Reed left that afternoon. I concentrated on the floor. My arms and shoulders felt numb, but the floor looked wonderful." 
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About the Author:
Lonna is a professional writer with extensive experience writing all forms of literature. The Last Dance is her debut into the mystery novel genre. 

Reviews of Sunshine (Sunshine #1) and Sun Poisoned (Sunshine #2) by Nikki Rae

Sunshine (Sunshine, #1)
Sunshine (Sunshine #1)

18 year old Sophie Jean is pretty good at acting normal. Sure, she’s not exactly happy, but happiness is nothing compared to being like everyone else. She can pretend she’s not allergic to the sun. She can hide what her ex-boyfriend did to her. She can cover up the scars she’s made for herself. Ignore anything. Forget anything. Then Myles enters her life, and he has more than a few secrets of his own. When accident after accident keeps happening to Sophie, she can’t help noticing that he’s everywhere. That he knows too much. That she’s remembering too much.

It’s one thing covering up her own dark past, but does she really need to worry about people finding out just how much Myles likes her? Or that despite how much she doesn’t want to repeat past mistakes, she kind of likes him back? Not to mention the fact that she now has to conceal that Myles drinks blood-that he says he’s about four hundred years old.

She almost forgot about that part.

But Sophie has no plans to ruin the normal life she has created for herself. She can deal with this little glitch, no problem. Even if word has gotten around to the wrong vampire about Sophie and Myles, even if she’s putting the few people she loves at risk. Suddenly, those who were monsters before are just people, and the monsters? They’re real. Now being a normal human being is the least of her problems. Now she has to stay alive.

Review by Gia:
I loved this book.  I didn't read the synopsis first so I wasn't sure what to expect from it.  I was hooked from the beginning.   I know that the book was going to have a paranormal elements.  Sophie has a disorder called Solar Urticaria, which essentially means she is allergic to the sun.  I immediately thought that she was a vampire. I felt bad when I read on and she says the people usually make fun of her and call her a vampire.   
Myles is a great character.   I went into reading this book without knowing much about it.  You know that Myles isn't a normal human because he does things that people can't do.  So, I was like Sophie and didn't know what Myles was until he told her. 
Sophie has a lot to deal with in this story.  She doesn't have the greatest mother but her brother Jade seems to make up for were their parents fail. 
This is a great read and the ending will leave you wanting more.
5 Amazeballs Stars!

Sun Poisoned (Sunshine, #2)

Sun Poisoned (Sunshine #2)
Sophie’s life has changed. She’s moved to New York, she’s playing music for new people, and she’s making new friends. Then there’s Myles, and the fact that he is now her boyfriend—and everyone knows it.

She’s not exactly normal, living in a half-human, half-vampire world, but she’s finally, truly happy. However, some parts of Sophie and Myles’ old lives still hide in the dark, waiting for the right opportunity to strike.

Sophie’s having nightmares again, but they aren't about her; Myles is hiding something as well, something Sophie isn’t sure she wants to know.

And one lie will change everything.

No matter how hard she tries to cover up the marks her monsters have left behind, they never truly go away, and Myles’ monsters are no different.

Once again, Sophie’s caught between life and death, but this time, only she can save herself.

Review by Gia:
This is a good read!  Sun Poisoned is the second book in the Sunshine series by Nikki Rae It can not be read as a standalone.   You must read Sunshine first.  Sun Poisoned picks up where Sunshine left off.  Sophie and her band on now in New York playing a Evan's Club. 
So, much happens in this story.  I'm not even sure what to write about it that will be spoiler free.  If you read Sunshine, then this is a must read for you. 
The ending was crazy.  It's a big cliffhanger.  I can't wait to read more of Sophie and Myles. 
4 Amazeballs Stars!

About the Author:
Nikki Rae is a student and writer who lives in New Jersey. She is an independent author and has appeared numerously on Amazon Best Seller lists. She is the author of The Sunshine Series and concentrates on making her imaginary characters as real as possible. She writes mainly dark, scary, romantic tales, but she’ll try anything once. When she is not writing, reading, or thinking, you can find her spending time with animals, drawing in a quiet corner, or studying people. Closely. 

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Release Day Blitz for RUNNER(#2 Tainted Hearts) by AJ Summer

Title: RUNNER(#2 Tainted Hearts) 
Author: AJ Summer
Release Date: 30th April 2014
Hosted By: Forever Me Romance

move at a speed faster than a walk, never having both or all the feet on the ground at the same time.

a person who smuggles specified goods into or out of a country or area.

because if you don't I will find you and you will wish you'd done it a little faster, a little better, because there's nowhere on earth I won't find you...

You make the right choice, you win.
You make the wrong choice, you lose.
You let someone else choose for you, because there really isn’t any other way to do it and they own you.
I’ve worked for Reno Parker for six years.
And shit just got bad.
I’m going to the place I thought I’d never see again.
I’m going home.
Do I want this new responsibility? No.
Do I need it? Yes.
Will someone else choose for me?  Never again.
And to finally crash this impending train wreck, there's a girl messing with my head.

Are you ready for another seven days?

Please note: This book contains mature and sensitive content and is not suitable for readers under the age of 18yrs.

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Author Bio
AJ Summer lives in a dusty little town in South Africa. She married her high school sweetheart and has three beautiful kiddies.

She loves getting lost in a book and writes poetry with a darker, emotional edge. Her stories follow much the same path.

Her debut novella released in November 2013 and is the first in a 5 book series.

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Cover Reveal for SECOND CHANCE HERO by Rebecca Sherwin

Cover Design: RfR design
Re-Release: May 12, 2014
'He owns me. Completely, irrevocably. He always has. My heart, body and soul belong to this man and I wouldn't have it any other way. I just hope I'm not too late...'
Two best friends. One Christmas. Unpredictable events that tear a perfect friendship apart. Jenna Rivera changed after the night on the beach where her heart was broken and she lost everything she thought she had. Gone is the girl who was raised by the sea, replaced by the city girl she swore she'd never be. Deacon Reid, owner of D R & Son Property Development and the town playboy spends his days avoiding everything his life was before the death of his father five years ago. After losing his dad and his best friend in the same night, Deacon went in search of the trait girls... Five and a half years, countless one night stands and a stockbroker boyfriend later, Jenna and Deacon reunite. The past and present collide as they mask the all consuming love they feel for each other with a dangerous cocktail of anger, jealousy and lust. Deacon makes it his mission to win Jenna back, to save her from the years of pain he caused. He swears to be her hero, grasping with both hands at their second chance at the kind of love many dream of . In life nothing is certain, and every day must be treated as if it's your last. Can they save their love, and each other, before it's too late?
Rebecca is a coffee drinking, music loving, working single mother and writing insomniac. When she’s not writing, she’s reading and when she’s not reading she’s squeezing her eyes shut and willing sleep to descend.
She writes about serious issues, giving emotional turmoil a twist and adding a little humour and sarcasm. Her stories are real and relatable, yet unexpected and unpredictable. Every writer was a reader first and Rebecca owes her passion for creating and telling emotional tales to the stories she has read and the people, places and experiences that have, and continue to, inspire her. Rebecca wants her readers to escape to a world where fairy tales and true love exist, wrapping her stories up with angst, passion and curveballs you won't see coming.
Her writing aims to bring problems and tragedies people face every day to light, make them relatable and leave her readers thinking long after they’ve read the last page.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Blog Tour for Perfectly Broken by Prescott Lane

Perfectly Broken by Prescott Lane
Publication date: March 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Even after years of trauma therapy, Peyton still believes she’s broken.  She has little desire to date or show off her natural beauty, content simply to hang out with her best friends and run her pie shop in New Orleans.  But her world turns upside-down when a handsome architect and self-confessed player shows up in her shop and thinks she’s perfect, much more than the usual hook-up.  While Peyton does her best to resist his charms, believing she could never be enough for him, she can’t deny the obvious heat between them.

With Reed determined to have her, Peyton must decide whether to continue to hide behind her apron and baggy clothes or take a chance and share her scars with Reed, a man with a playboy reputation and scars of his own — a dark past he can’t possibly share with Peyton, not after learning the horrors she’s endured.  But if they can find a way to trust each other, and themselves, they just might be able to heal, to save each other, to live perfectly broken together.

Review by Gia:
I loved  Perfectly Broken.  Peyton owns a pie shop.  Reed meets Peyton through his friend Bret.  Bret is dating Peyton's friend Quinn.  Reed is determined to have Peyton.  At first she wants nothing to do with him.  She has some things in her past that she is keeping locked up.  Eventually their attraction is to strong for her to fight.
I loved the interaction between Reed and Peyton.  I love when Peyton uses pies in analogizes.  Reed's family past and Peyton's past come to light and cause relationship problems.  I was surprised to read what both Reed and Peyton were hiding from their past.   This is a great read!
5 Amazeballs Stars!!!


Prescott Lane is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and graduated from Centenary College in 1997 with a degree in sociology. She went on to Tulane University to receive her MSW in 1998, after which she worked with developmentally delayed and disabled children. She currently resides in New Orleans with her husband and two children.

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Featured Author: Maryann Jordan

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Emma's Home synopsis:
Beautiful Emma Dodd has always taken care of everyone. She raised her niece when they were orphaned and she cares for the students that she counsels. Deciding to move to Fairfield where her niece now lives, she was hoping to finally find a place to call home. 

Jake Campbell, was gorgeous enough to catch any woman’s eye, but he had a hard time finding the right one for him. A Fairfield detective, he lives with his mother to help care for her since she was diagnosed with a debilitating disease. 

After meeting Emma, he knows he has met the woman of his dreams. Now he just has to convince the independent Emma that it is time someone took care of her. 

Join Emma and Jake, along with their tight knit group of family and friends as they find love in Fairfield. 

While helping one of her students, Emma becomes suspicious of criminal activity in her new town. Will Jake be able to save Emma in time for them to build a life together? 

**NO cliffhanger, HEA, inter-connected stand alone stories in the series**


Author Bio:
I have always been an avid reader. Last year I started a blog to showcase wonderful writers. In 2014, I finally gave in to the characters in my head pleading for their story to be told. Thus, Emma's Home was created.