Wednesday, October 29, 2014

*Blog Tour* Pieces of Paisley by Leigh Ann Lunsford


 Paisley Hull fell in love at sixteen; the forever kind of love: unexpected, passionate, consuming - her first. She never thought she could walk away from that kind of passion. Ignoring her heart, guided by her head, she never looked back. Blindsided by the beauty of a tiny, hazel-eyed vixen, Jake Grant fell head over heels in love, vowing to keep her protected and not let his past taint her. He may have been overzealous in his attempts to show her how much he cherished her but he never thought she would walk away without a fight. Nine years later, a now divorced Jake has a chance encounter with an engaged Paisley just a few short weeks before she is set to walk down the aisle. Wondering if they gave up too easily, the two embark on a journey through the jagged edges of their past. Can they overcome the obstacles to finally become one or is it too late for their second chance? paisley





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Leigh Ann Lunsford is stay at home mom turned author. She writes Romance/New Adult and loves her happily ever after in all books and movies. She lives with her husband, son, and four dogs in Fleming Island, Florida. When she isn’t writing or reading you can find her stuck in front of really bad reality shows or watching Sons of Anarchy. Leigh Ann has a filthy mouth and a huge amount of sarcasm that knows no end. She hopes to give the voices in her head an outlet with many more novels to come.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

#BookBlogWriMo Challenge and Schedule

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Because I'm insane, I'm signing up to participate in #BookBlogWriMo this November. I know, looking at this schedule it doesn't seem so insane, but I'm also participating in #NaNoWriMo, so I'm double dipping and will likely be living on a caffeine drip for the entire month.

If you are a book blogger and wish to participate, you can find more information at the link above (at least I hope I did that part right, embed codes trip me up sometimes.) I look forward to seeing all the posts. - Katie

Week 1

  • 11/1 – History of Your Blog - Tell us how you got started! When did you start your blog? Why? What have been some of your trials and tribulations? How many pigs did you have to sacrifice to get people to see your Facebook posts?
  • 11/2 – How You Read - Paperback? Hardcover? Ereader? Smartphone? Bookmarks, note taking in the margins, or highlighting? Tell us some of your reading rituals!
  • 11/3 – Where You Read - Pretty self-explanatory. Bonus for a picture!
  • 11/4 – Why You Blog - Again, self-explanatory.
  • 11/5 – Where You Blog - Bonus for a picture!
  • 11/6 – #TBT – Favorite Childhood Books - What were some of your favorite books way back when? This could be a read from before you could read, or what you spent summers by the pool with in high school.
  • 11/7 – #FlashbackFriday – Blog’s First Design - This one’s fun! Oh, how blogs evolve! Go to, enter your blog’s URL, and take a screenshot of what you used to look like!

Week 2

  • 11/8 – Your Blogging Toolkit - We could all blog smarter! Share some of the best tools in your blogging arsenal.
  • 11/9 – Your Blogging Workflow - Lifters can take their #gymflow and shove it. Share your blogging process and rituals using the hashtag #blogflow.
  • 11/10 – Memes You Meme - Do you #ThrowbackThursday or indulge in a little #ManCandyMonday? Share some of your favorite meme posts from your blog or social media pages.
  • 11/11 – #Top10Tuesday – Most Popular Posts - Head on over to Google Analytics or wherever your stats are located and find the 10 most popular posts on your blog. Link to them, talk about them, tell us why we should love them.
  • 11/12 – Advice for Newbie Bloggers - Be Yoda. Share your secrets. Do or do not, there is no try.
  • 11/13 – Your Review Process - Do you write your review the second you finish the book? Months later? Take notes as you read?
  • 11/14 – Your Ratings System - A lot of blogs have ratings policies or systems. Some don’t, but they really do. What makes you decide how many stars to give?

Week 3

  • 11/15 – Favorite Book Blogging Things - Feel free to talk about the wonderful host of BookBlogWriMo and how much you love her.
  • 11/16 – Least Favorite Book Blogging Things - Yeah, sometimes blogging is a pain in the ass. Tell us why.
  • 11/17 – Favorite Book Tropes - Friends with benefits? Manic pixie dream girl? What cliche-type things do you never get sick of?
  • 11/18 – Favorite Subgenres - Self-explanatory.
  • 11/19 – #WaitingOnWednesday – TBR Books - Name some books on your TBR shelf and why you’re looking forward to reading them.
  • 11/20 – #TBT – Best Books of 2014 - Do a top 10, top 20, or hell, top 100 list of books you’ve enjoyed this year.
  • 11/21 – #FlashbackFriday – Your First Reviews - Link up to your some of your first reviews. Feel free to get reflective.

Week 4

  • 11/22 – #ShowMeYourShelves - Take a picture of your bookshelves, whether they’re physical or Kindle folders. It’s always fun seeing how people organize their books!
  • 11/23 – Book Boyfriend Criteria - What do you look for in a book boyfriend? Build your dream man. Book boyfriend examples and pictures of hot guys encouraged.
  • 11/24 – Reading Cave Fantasies - You know those awesome reading nooks on BuzzFeed and Pinterest? Describe what yours would look like.
  • 11/25 – How You Deal with Book Hangovers - Pig out? Take a nap? How do you deal?
  • 11/26 – Cheating on Books: TV & Movies - What are your favorite ways to cheat on books?
  • 11/27 – Authors You’re Thankful For - Who’s sitting at your dream Thanksgiving table?
  • 11/28 – Book Pet Peeves - What plot lines or stereotypes make you cringe or DNF?

Week 5

  • 11/29 – The Future of Your Blog - Where do you think you’re going? Get in touch with your inner Miss Cleo.
  • 11/30 – #BookBlogWriMo Wrap Up - Tell us what you thought of this “challenge!” It will be helpful in future planning. It’s also another chance to give your BookBlogWriMo posts some extra inbound links, and show some love to posts from other participants.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

*Cover Reveal* Far From Home by V. Stolte

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Coming Soon Release Date TBA
About The Story
Meet Jade:
Marrying her High School sweetheart Jade thinks things cant get any better she has finally found someone stable in her life and cannot wait to live the rest of her life as Mrs. Hunter Hayes. Little does she know that happy ever after is about to change and it just seems to keep getting worse. Fearing for her life and with the help of a good friend she manages to escape the hell that has been her life for too long.. But to what?
Meet Chance:
Chance has issues of his own but after a brief meeting in a parking lot, then finding himself standing in front of this beautiful girl that takes his breath away for a second time, he finds himself making excuses to be where she is. Soon he is starting to think about giving up his bachelor lifestyle if she would only give him a Chance.. Can he win her over and prove to her that she needs him as much as he needs her?
Together they find themselves connecting and after some extreme circumstances we find ourselves wondering will they be able to find their ways together or will they end in disaster?
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About the Author:
V. Stolte has lived in the Midwest her whole life. She is a stay at home mother of four and has always enjoyed reading and writing. When she is not chasing the kids or the furbabies she also enjoys photography, outdoor stuff, and maybe a bit of reality T.V. but don't hold that against her. Far From Home is her debut Novella, and she hopes to be able to bring more to you in the future. You can find her here on FaceBook and stay up to date.
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Monday, October 20, 2014

*Blog Tour* Second Opinion by Lisa Suzanne

What do you do when the person you love most in the world breaks your heart… twice? Grant’s solution is avoiding relationships. Four years since the last time he saw Rachelle, his heart still can’t take another break. 

“You’re not marriage material.” From the time he’d first heard those words spoken by the woman he loved, Grant Carpenter believed them.

When a woman he’s known for years shows an interest in him, he starts to question Rachelle’s words about marriage material, wondering if he might need a second opinion. Someone in the present, someone who has always been in the periphery but who he never gave a second glance, starts to take over his every thought. 

Grant is armed with plenty of reasons to ignore what he’s feeling, but someone who should remain off-limits is suddenly overshadowing his obsession with his past. She’s making him want a future that he thought he’d written off, but he isn’t sure that she wants a future with him.

Ultimately, he has to decide what to do when the past makes her way back into his present.

This is a standalone novel that is a spin-off of SIDE EFFECTS and is told from the point of view of Quinn's brother, Grant.

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After being hurt by his first love, Grant becomes the quintessential playboy, a real hit it and quit it kind of guy, and it works for him until his sister's engagement party when he really notices Avery for the first time. He suddenly finds himself not quite ready to quit it anymore. 

I have read almost everything Lisa Suzanne has written at this point, and I really enjoy her sweet boy-next-door main characters. Grant was a slight variation on that, being a playboy next door, but deep down you can tell he's still a genuinely good guy. I absolutely loved the relationship between Grant and Avery, and a lot of their interactions were hilarious. Their quick-witted banter had me cracking up. 

You know it wouldn't be a book about a playboy without some hot sex, and the sex scenes in Second Opinion were definitely sizzling (I don't even feel the need to seek a second opinion on that matter). 

I would definitely recommend this book to fans of more traditional romance that enjoy a little spice in their story.  4 Stars. - Katie 

About the Author
Lisa Suzanne started handwriting her books on yellow legal pads after she took a creative writing class in high school. She still has those legal pads full of stories, but now one of them is published under the title How He Really Feels. She currently works as a full time high school English teacher, and her favorite part of the year is summer. She has been blessed with the world’s best dog, a supportive family, and a husband who encouraged her to publish after reading one of her novels. She likes the advice of Ernest Hemingway’s famous quote, “Write drunk. Edit sober.”

*Blog Tour and Giveaway* Spark of Light by Elizabeth Tuttle

Series: Avery #1
Release date: September 25th 2014
Purchase: Amazon | B&N

Synopsis via Goodreads:

***Mature YA - This book contains mild adult language and sexual content.***

Nearly a century ago the world was decimated by a magical war. In their defeat, elves were captured by humans, cut off from their magic, and broken down into lifeless, drone-like slaves.

Avery is different. Somehow, her magic has always simmered beneath the surface. Never completely broken, she must pretend in order to survive. When Zander, her master’s nephew, brings her magic out in full force, she finds out what it’s like to truly be alive.

Ripped from Zander’s side and sent to The Farm, Avery doesn’t know if she’ll be able to hide her light and make it out alive. But there, she’ll meet someone who knows her true purpose. 

The war isn’t over, and if Avery can survive, she could be the one to set her people free. All it takes is a little hope and a Spark of Light.

I was totally enthralled by this dystopian tale. Avery's life is very reminiscent of accounts of pre-civil war slavery, or at least fictionalized accounts of it. While it's difficult for me to really imagine the pain, suffering, and degradation involved, the descriptions made me feel almost as if I were there, watching, an innocent bystander. 

This story is told in first person and there were a few aspects of Avery's life as a slave that confused me at first, from a general common sense standpoint. But as Avery learned more about her existence, so did I, and everything started to make a lot more sense. Life on The Farm was very interesting, to say the least.

The premise of the story was original and engaging, keeping me tethered to my Kindle until the very end. I am looking forward to the next book in the series. 5 Magical Stars. - Katie

Author Bio

Elizabeth’s first writing award was in the 2nd grade with a story about a cat and a dog that overcame their differences and became friends. Satisfied with that success, she put her writing career on hold until the winter of 2012. Now, she spends most days in her pajamas making things up and writing them down. Her other interests include board games, being in nature, and binge watching shows on Netflix.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

*Review* The Spice of Life by Jake Furie Lapin

 The Spice of Life (or TSOL, to fans) follows Jake Furie Lapin, a 37-year-old sexaholic and loving Dom. As the first book in a three-part series, TSOL explores Jake’s transformation from a submissive, out-of-shape man, stuck in a sexless marriage, to a strong, successful, fit, loving Dom. This first book follows Jake as he describes his many sexual adventures, in great detail, to Kelli, his sex therapist. Kelli Lemberg is a successful sex therapist who has an office-based practice in Manhattan. Like Jake, Kelli finds herself trapped in a marriage that is lacking heat and passion. Through her sex therapy sessions with Jake, Kelli begins to undergo an amazing transformation of her own, as she uncovers and explores the depths of her own inner sexuality and sensual fire.

Reviewed By: Kristi Lynn (Droney)
The Spice of Life takes the reader on journey of transformation for Jake Furie Lapin. This first part of the book shows the voyage of an overweight, out of shape man in a unhappy marriage to him becoming healthy, successful and loving Dom. In this first part of the book we learn about the path that Jake has taken to transform his life. We learn this when he explains his story in great detail to his sex therapist Kelly.  Kelly Lemberg, Jake’s therapist is finding herself unsatisfied in her marriage. The passion that she wishes were present is nowhere to be found. Through her meetings with Jake, Kelly begins to uncover the depths of her sexuality and sensuality. 
This book is part one of this three part series. I thought it was a great introduction to the story. Both Jake and Kelly were characters who were easy to identify with and relate to. I think Jake does a good job at telling his story in a different way. At times I felt like I was reading a diary or a personal monologue more than a novel. I thought this approach was unique and it held my attention throughout. The way the story was written made it easy to actually visualize the transformation that both characters were undergoing. While I really enjoyed the writing and the uniqueness of this story, there is one thing personally for me that I have a hard time with in any book and that is cheating. Rather then decide that a marriage is not working and move on, the characters turn to emotionally and physically cheating on their spouses. Because there was cheating present in this book (and I dislike that) I am giving this book four stars. 

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 Jake Furie Lapin is a writer, entrepreneur, wine drinker and coffee addict based in New Jersey. Jake's writings aim to explore sexuality and sensuality, including the BDSM lifestyle, through the beauty of the written word. He is currently working on his first novel, The Spice of Life, which chronicles the many adventures of Jake Furie Lapin, a loving Dom, as well as Kelli Lemberg, his sex therapist. Jake encourages all of his readers and fans to explore this website and check out his blog @ Let him know your thoughts through your comments and feedback.   Author Links  

Monday, October 13, 2014

*Release Day Blitz and Giveaway* Emerge into Forever by Andrea Michelle

Emerge into Forever
by Andrea Michelle
Series: Shifting, #3
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: October 12, 2014

Not recommended for anyone under the age of 17 due to underage drinking, sexual content and adult language.

She escaped the doubt, and he embraced the moment.  Shifting apart then shifting together. Could they finally emerge into forever?

One secret broke his trust, which led to both of their heartbreak. They both learned that sometimes love just isn't enough. Until now.

Nothing with them had ever been simple and coming home to right his wrong would be no different. Josh was prepared to say or do anything to fix his mistake and mend what he had broken between them. He wasn't expecting to find out his worst nightmare had come true. As usual, though, not everything is as it seemed.

Riley was slowly spiraling into a dark hold of loneliness and despair without Josh. Rebuilding walls he had once broken down, pushing away everyone around her. One self-destructive mistake left her unguarded and vulnerable causing her past to slam into her present with painful force. Destroyed by Josh's assumptions then given hope by his reassurance, she climbs out of the dark and back into his arms.

Enough was enough and communication was key. No longer hiding behind walls and past screw-ups, they fight like hell for what they want. One another. Always wanting more.
Apart they are a mess, but together they are music.

Buy the other books in the Shifting Series:

Book 1: Escape the Doubt

Book 2: Embrace the Moment

Once upon a time in the boot of Louisiana, a young girl made a mess of things and began writing dark poetry to cope. She often found herself day dreaming, creating stories in a far away land that didn't exist and was always out of her reach. Her mission was to move on, find love and a reason to believe in the beautiful things in life. She didn't expect to be counting her blessings daily for all that she has found since then.  Her once dark poetry became colorful and bright—it became music. She found purpose and her make believe stories slowly vanished away. Her poetry also sat in the backseat as more important things took priority. However, life can catapult you in the blink of an eye. A long forgotten coping mechanism of writing would once again become her escape. This time, though, she realized that this escape where she created stories was not a curse, but a gift. Embracing her vice, she breathes life into her characters and poetically weaves together stories for readers to enjoy.  She is no longer the young girl who feared the unknown, but is stronger and has faith that beautiful things will always be in reach. She is married to her best friend, and is a mom to three beautiful daughters who are her favorite cheerleaders. She is excited to have the opportunity to share her love of writing with readers. The stories are fictional, but they are real to her. She has always felt things passionately and this new journey as an author is no different. She is no longer looking back, but looking ahead to this amazing adventure with all of you. She invites you to connect with her if you desire to do so.

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