Saturday, January 31, 2015

BOOK BLITZ: EDEN (Eden #1) by Georgia Le Carre **EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY**

Haunted by memories of her brother’s death, and searching for answers, Lily Hart embarks on a career that takes her into a seedy underworld, where she is exposed to wealth, greed, lust and the reign of gorgeous, powerful, and dangerous men—one man in particular wreaks havoc on her emotions. 

At thirty Jake Eden has everything: looks to die for, money, power and a never-ending line of twisted, fucked-up women willing to do anything to get with him. Love? Love was for pussies…until a woman with the stage name of ‘Jewel’ arrives on the scene. She alone is different from all the others. 

Oozing pure, unadulterated sex, strong, intelligent and independent, she is everything he should stay away from, but she makes him itch to tame her and keep her for himself. 

Her lure is addictive and undeniable and soon he is hooked. 

But when the line between betrayal and loyalty is put to test… 

Will love be stronger than revenge?


AN EROTIC ROMANCE
(18+ due to mature themes and sexual content)




‘Nooooooo,’ I howl, but there is gravel or grave soil in my throat, and 

nothing other than an ugly, dried-up rasp travels out of my mouth. 

My head shakes back and forth like a mindless wind-up toy. Even 

my body is denying the horror before my eyes. Without warning my 

knees buckle under me, and I find myself in a heap at the doorway of 

his flat. Frantically, I begin to crawl toward him, screaming, babbling. 

I can’t lose him! Not him! Oh God, not him. Please. Not him.

Two feet away from his body and it occurs to me: this is just a 

nightmare. Of course it is. It has to be. Any moment now I’ll wake 

up. And the first thing I’ll do? Call him and tell him how much I have 

missed him, how much I love him. 

I feel the floor scrape against my bare knees. It isn’t a nightmare. It 

is real.

We haven’t spoken for two weeks. I had exams and when I called 

his mobile, it went straight to voicemail... Shit excuse. I should have 

called again, I should have emailed. Why hadn’t I? I should have 

known.

I hunker down over his body, my pose ungainly, heavy, that of a 

suffering beast. My buttocks hit the floor and my legs fold up and 

cross under me. I press my fingers against my open mouth and stare 

at him. His lips and fingers are blue and the rest of him is ashen and 

still. He can’t be dead. 

It can’t be real!

The stillness of a dead body is impossible to describe. And yet 

when you see it you refuse to believe it. You always think it is a trick. 

A mistake. A ploy... But a needle is embedded in his arm, which is 

blackened with the skin stretched and unreal. It looks as if it belongs 

elsewhere. That is not my brother’s arm. I know my brother’s arm as 

intimately as I know my own. 

My breathing is shallow and trembling. I suck a huge burst of air 

into my lungs and pull the offending needle out. My stomach twists. 

It should never have entered his body in the first place. I throw the 

syringe away. It hits something and rolls on the wooden floor. It also 

leaves a tiny hole in my brother’s flesh that does not bleed. I swallow 

hard. My hands are shaking badly. 

That means he didn’t suffer, a voice whispers in my head. He did not 

even have time to pull it out before he was gone to wherever it is he 

went to. 

Oh God! He is nineteen. He can’t be gone.

CPR. I should give him CPR. There must be something I can still 

do. I grab his shoulders and try to drag him across my thighs, but his 

body is so heavy, so cold, and so stiff and foreign that my shocked 

hands fly away from his shoulders as if they have touched fire. I gaze 

at him as he lies unmoving. The blood that ran without rest during 

his short life has stilled within his veins. Everything has cooled and 

hardened. He is like a piece of wood. 

With a sob of intolerable, indescribable anguish I reach for him and 

with every ounce of my might I drag his cold, dead weight toward me 

and lift it onto my lap. I touch the soft brown hair that flops across his 

forehead and it feels different. His scalp has hardened and changed 

the lie of his hair. I caress his hair, his face, his hands. Holding his 

head pressed against my stomach I close my eyes and begin to rock 

him the way a mother would comfort her distressed baby. 

But there is no comfort—his head is a hard, unfamiliar weight and 

the action produces an odd thud made by his stiff hand repeatedly 

hitting the floor. I stop. In a daze I look down on his face. 

His mouth is open, the tongue—a strange, dull color—is pushed 

against his teeth. Without the healthy sheen of saliva it looks gross. 

I try to close his mouth, but it is locked open. His eyes are not fully 

shut and through the slits I see the whites. I try to lift a lid to see once 

more the beautiful blue eyes I have known all my life. 

If I could at least see that. 

But his eyelids are glued shut. They will not budge. Tremors shoot 

through my hand as I still the gruesome desire to force his eyelid 

open. When we were young we used to lick the salt from each other’s 

skin. I am suddenly filled with the strange desire to lick his skin. 

I put one hand under his head and the other under his neck and I 

put his head on the floor. Then I scoot backwards until I am on my 

hands and knees and my face is hovering inches away from his. My 

head moves downwards. My tongue comes out. Inches away a voice 

in my head urgently cries, ‘No.’ 

I stop and listen to peculiar silence around us. It is quieter than 

falling snow. On the table top I notice his fingerprints in the light 

layer of dust, and then something weird happens. For a second I 

clearly perceive myself not from inside my body but from outside, 

crouched over my dead brother, more animal than human. I recoil 

from the sight. And then the moment is gone and I lower my head 

and lick the last salt on the corpse’s skin.

It is the beginning of my descent into an unfamiliar territory. A 

place you might call madness. 

I’m afraid my stay was excruciatingly long.


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Georgia Le Carre lives in England, in an old 19th century romantic cottage surrounded by a magical garden filled with fruit and walnut trees. 

When she is not feeding words into her laptop, she is either curled up in bed with a box of chocolates and a good read, or lost in a long walk in the woods. Especially on moonlit nights. And often with the man of her dreams.

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

BOOK BLITZ: Intoxicate (Explosive #4) by Tessa Teevan **EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY**


Marry me. 

Two words Kalli Montgomery never expected to say out loud to Xavier Cruz, even though she's been in love with the sexy, single father for as long as she can remember. Unfortunately, she hasn't just been friend-zoned for the past ten years. No, even worse, he's treated her like a little sister, no matter how hard she tried to prove she could be so much more. When she agrees to spend the summer as the caregiver for his daughter, Lily, she knows it's her last chance to finally make him take notice. 

As unexpected circumstances threaten to disrupt his home life, Xavier's desperate to keep his family together. He'll do whatever it takes, even if it means marrying a woman he doesn't love. For Xavier and Lily, Kalli will do just about anything, even at the risk of getting her heart broken in the process. 

Little does she know, sometimes love isn't quite as unrequited as one may think. Xavier sees her-he always has. And the vow he made all those years ago never to go there with his best friend's little sister is wavering, and it's wavering fast. When they come up with a plan that leads to wedding bells, it's a no brainer. 

This marriage of convenience has one rule: absolutely no falling in love. 

Easier said than done. Throw together a girl who believes rules are meant to be broken, and a man whose whole career revolves around following orders and you get a recipe for disaster. What could possibly go wrong?

Can be read as a standalone
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Shooting a glare at him, I throw my hands up in exasperation. “Are you telling me that this whole anticipation thing is one-sided? Is it that easy for you to resist? I really need to step up my game.”

Xavier’s eyes fall to my lips for a quick moment before he looks back up at me. I see the desire in his expression, and without him even saying a word, I know he wants this, too. So why is he making me wait? 

“You have no idea how much I want to kiss you right now. How many times I’ve thought of doing just that. Every time you were curled up against me on the couch, I wanted to kiss you.  Every morning when you showed up, I wanted to kiss you. Every time you said goodnight to Lily and then slipped out my door? I wanted to kiss you before you left. It’s not a new development. The first time I ever saw you, Kalli, I wanted to kiss you. And I’ve wanted to ever since.” 

His admission floors me. He’s told me before that he “saw” me, but I had no clue it was from the very beginning. I’m not really sure how to process it. In fact, he beats me to the punch. 

“So now you know. This will be just as hard for me, but it will be so damn worth it. Because when you’ve wanted something for as long as I’ve wanted you? It’ll be the best feeling in the world when I finally get it.” 

“Our first kiss will be that epic?”

“A first kiss to rival them all,” he quips, grinning at me. He holds his arms out wide. “Now, we’ll start with a hug and work our way up.” 

“I feel like I’m sixteen again,” I tell him as I wrap my arms around his waist. 

His hands come down to my back and he gives me a big squeeze, my head pressing against his firm chest. I love this feeling of being in his arms, him holding me close. There’s nowhere on the planet I’d rather be than right here with him. As much as I want him, I know he’s right. I don’t care when it comes. Because when it does, our first kiss will be unforgettable. 

His chest rumbles as he chuckles. He squeezes me tight one last time before letting me go. “And it’s only just the beginning,” he tells me. “Have a good night, crazy girl.”


 

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

REVIEW & BOOK BLITZ: Falling for Jillian (Love Under the Big Sky #3) by Kristen Proby **EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY**

FALLING FOR JILLIAN is an erotic contemporary romance and the third book in the bestselling Love Under the Big Sky Series. 

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From New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby comes the third romance in the Love Under the Big Sky series, featuring a veteran struggling with PTSD and the one woman who can help him recover—and learn to love again.

Jillian thought she was a city girl through and through; the fast cars, high fashion, and glamour—she loves it all. But when her ex tells her he’s having a baby with his new wife (after Jillian struggled for years to get pregnant), she hightails it back to Montana to cry on the shoulder of her best friend, Cara.

But in truth, Jillian would rather be comforted by someone else…specifically Zack, Cara’s brother-in-law. Zack is a veteran of the Iraq War who came back to the family ranch to raise his preteen son after the boy’s mother took off. He’s struggling to re-establish a relationship with his son, and warding off the demons of PTSD, which still haunt him. The last thing he needs is bold, brassy Jillian…but why can’t he keep his hands off her?


5 Save it all till the last stars!!*****





I absolutely undoubtedly will class Kristen Probys reads as my Top Favourite reads for when I want that happy feeling you know a mug of coffee its raining outside sit on the settee a blanket and curl up and go into a different world, the kind of reads saved for the weekend and this was no different what I will say is this was my favourite in the series Kristen brought in a good amount of emotion into this one and I loved it!!


So what's it about?
Zach king comes with a some baggage he has a 12 year old son and he also has some PTSD with loosing guys on the field with being in the army, he came home though and now is working on the ranch with his twin brother taking the brunt of the work off his dad. Jill has come back from LA she's come home but with some baggage herself not in the case of kids but a past that has left her hurt and she wants to move forward, be near her best friends and family.


A while back Zach and Jill had a one night stand unbeknown to Jill but Zach wanted more yet he took off without saying goodbye because he had to run to be with his boy, this left Jillian thinking he didn't want her-Hurtful maybe? but there was some miscommunication left between these two which then left them both walking around each other with a without talking about it yet wanting the other, they are part of each others family's/best friends so there is no-way that they can't see each other or bump into each other, saying that when the snow hits their hometown Zack becomes the Alpha Male that we love in Kristen's books.


And they can't keep there hands off each other, Zach cares for Jill in a big way and Jill needs Zach in a big way!!


Zack had to find some stable income when he found out he was going to become a father at a young age, although he adores his boy he felt stuck in a corner with nowhere to go and because of that he went into the army where he could provide for his family, yet his ex-wife was not a nice person and because of that Seth was not in a happy home. So now they're both at home on the ranch it's given him a second chance to be a father and a Good one at that.


Jillian had treatments for 5 years to become pregnant she couldn't have a baby with her ex-husband yet her ex was not the right man for her well he was an-Asshole with a capital T...(she caught him 'having sex' with another woman which concluded to Jill starting new back at home. These two have a fair amount between them that should push them away from each other and concentrate on themselves except they just can't, cheesy it maybe but when you know, you know right?




My Thoughts
I just love Kristen Proby's for that happy feeling, what I enjoyed about this one was the family element(I know she does in many but here it touched my heart deeply Jill became the mum to Seth that he needed she just loved her boys from get go, she just fell into that place and in similar ways to other mums like Josie in KA's the Will I will just say I had that same feeling with Jill in this instalment.

Zach is all Alpha he's tall sexy manly Protective and a damn good father what do they say? ANYONE can be a dad but it takes a REAL MAN to be a Father well Zach was a damn good one, he spent quality time with his boy building his relationship and trust with him yet he also taught him to be a good boy and to live happy, to work hard for what we want out of life and then to be ok to cuddle and tell each other that they love each other. Yep I did have happy tears through this I loved the boys 100% if anything the boys were right at the top before anything else in many ways.

But there they both had baggage and you can expect some emotion along the way, Kristen did a fab job writing what it feels like to have loss, to not trust, to build bridges and for second chances.



I will ALWAYS pick a Kristen Proby book straight away they're fun, light hearted yet full of moments of love and lots of sexy times that had me panting in my seat. She saved the best till last pick this one up even if you don't pick up the others you can read this as a Standalone but I still would recommend reading all three to understand all three couples and parents in this series.

This is book three in the Love Under The Big Sky series


“Okay, plug them in.”
I run to the porch and plug in the lights, then run back into the front yard to see them.
“Oh, they’re so pretty!”
“Thank God they all work,” he says as he tosses the black shoe down to the ground and then moves carefully down to the ladder. “It would be a bitch to have to take them back down.”
“I checked them,” I assure him, and when his foot finally lands safely on the snow and he turns to me, I hit him on the arm. “You shouldn’t have done that! You took ten years off my life!”
I throw my arms around his torso and squeeze him tightly, then back away.
“No, you shouldn’t have been on that ladder. If I catch you on one again, I’ll spank your ass until it glows.”
My jaw drops as I gaze up into his frustrated face. For once in my life, I’m speechless. I scowl as I pull myself together and clench my fists. “You wouldn’t dare . . .”
“Put yourself in danger again and see if I don’t,” he replies calmly and crosses his arms over his chest.
“Did you come here to bully me?”
He sighs and pulls his beanie off his head, pushing his fingers through the messy brown strands. I want to sink my fingers in that thick, dark hair.
“No. I came because you won’t answer your fucking phone so I can apologize for the other night.”
“I don’t want your apology,” I reply and throw the extra lights and staple gun back into the tote and turn away, but he catches my arm and turns me back to him, takes the tote, and sets it down.
“I’m going to give it anyway.” His jaw is firm. “I had no right to kiss you like that in the parking lot for everyone to see.”
I jerk back, mortified. “You’re apologizing for kissing me?”
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    Don’t forget to read Loving Cara (Love Under the Big Sky #1) or Seducing Lauren (Love Under the Big Sky #2).
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle and Love Under the Big Sky series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong, humorous characters with a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.


Kristen lives in Montana, where she enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.

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BOOK BLITZ: Take Me with You (Take Me #2) by K.A. Linde **GIVEAWAY**


Happy Release Day to K.A. Linde and her new book Take Me with You (Take Me #2). Make sure to enter the giveaway below for a signed set of the series! Good luck xo

Synopsis
Grant All of my demons are coming to head. I thought Ari could push them back. I thought I could conquer my vices with her at my side.
I thought wrong.
Aribel Fear is my new constant. I thought I could conceal it, contain it, control it. I thought that now that I had Grant the worst was over.
I thought wrong.
But if we’re going to survive, wherever you go…take me with you.

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Grant practically bounded across the room until he was directly in front of me. Then, his hands were cupping my cheeks so tenderly that it was as if he thought I might break in half. Without a word, his mouth dropped down on mine, and the kiss was as light as a feather. It was a question, a soft and delicate question, one he had never asked before—permission. When I didn’t pull away from him, he received his answer. The kiss deepened, and he coaxed all the anger out of me. He drew it out as if sucking venom from an open wound. He kissed me so heatedly and lovingly that not even a drop remained. All that was left was a bottomless well of emotions of how much I loved and missed him. When I came back into the moment, I heard the catcalls and yells from the people around us. It was then I remembered that we were in a crowded room, surrounded by people, and Grant had kissed the breath out of me. I flushed from head to toe at the attention, but he wouldn’t let me pull away. “I’m sorry,” he whispered. “I shouldn’t have blown up on you. I shouldn’t have done anything. You’re all that matters.” I stared up at him in confusion. “Who are you, and what have you done with Grant McDermott?” He laughed that beautiful glorious laugh, and a smile lit up his whole face. It was that damn smile that had won me over in the first place. “Run away with me,” he murmured. “What?” “Run away with me. Let’s get out of here.” “Where are we going?” “Anywhere. Everywhere.”
KA LindeNEWUSA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde has written the Avoiding series and the Record series as well as the new adult novels Following Me and Take Me for Granted. She grew up as a military brat traveling the United States and Australia. While studying political science and philosophy at the University of Georgia, she founded the Georgia Dance Team, which she still coaches. Post-graduation, she served as the campus campaign director for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An avid traveler, reader, and bargain hunter, K.A. lives in Athens, Georgia, with her fiancé and two puppies, Riker and Lucy.





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