Friday, December 20, 2013

★Cover Reveal★

Jason Michaels knows second chances are very much a part of “happy ever after.” He’s seen it firsthand, more than once. So when will it be his turn? He has a great group of friends and family to share his life with, but he knows there is one thing still missing. Love isn’t something he’s been avoiding, he just hasn’t found it yet… or has he?
Tori Peterson has made mistakes in her life, but they all pale in comparison to her marriage. Luckily, she’s a woman who quickly learned from her mistakes. Doing everything in her power to escape the man who promised to cherish her, she builds herself a life she can be proud of. Never again will she be fooled into being with a man who she might love. She knows she has too much to lose. Her hope? That she will recognize real love when she finds it. Her fear? That her past will catch her before she has a chance to find the love she deserves, the love that is required … So what happens when her hopes and fears catch up to her at the same time?

Melanie is an amazing mother of four, an awesome and tolerant wife to one, and nurse to many. If you don’t believe her, just ask anyone in her family, they know what to say. She is also a devoted chauffeur, the keeper of missing socks, a genius according to a six year old, the coolest soccer uniform coordinator according to a twelve year old, and the best damn ‘mac-n-cheese-with-cut-up-hot-dog maker in the whole world. Well that last title isn’t really official, but it’s still pretty cool to be called it.
When not being ordered around by any of the kids, you can find her with her nose in a book or on the sideline of a soccer game cheering on one team or another. But that’s mostly because she has a thing for the coach. When she is not doing all of the above, you can find her obsessed with a group of fictional characters all vying for a spot on the page of whatever she’s working on. It’s a fun and crazy life to lead, but wouldn’t have it any other way.
Twitter: @MelanieCodina


Thursday, December 19, 2013

★ Double 5 Star Review ★

Taylor's Review
**DISCLAIMER** To everyone who isn't RL Griffin, please excuse the excessive use of the word "Fuck" in this review. She gave me permission personally...told me it was her favorite of the curse now I have to over exaggerate my use of it just because...well RL Griffin is fucking awesome, and she gave me permission. Soooo, yeah.


I just...I don't even...I cant...

This series nearly killed me. My girl Kelli recommended the first book in this series (By A Thread) to me like a million years ago. Like when dinosaurs roamed the earth and shit. And well, I've been hooked ever fucking(1) since.

This book was everything I wanted it be. It summed up just about every fucking(2) question I had after RL Griffin left me with that horrible fucking(3) cliffhanger at the end of Tension.

I had only one TEEENSY TINY issue with this book. Which isn't really teensy tiny at all! All of Chapter 27. That was my issue with this book. R.L. Griffin and I had some words about this...not very many words, seeing as Twitter limits your fucking(4) character count, but words none the less. ANY WAY! I refuse to spoil a book, so if you haven't read this yet, you will soon understand why Chapter 27 was an issue for me.

But in all seriousness, when I read this chapter, I thought my world was going to end. I was that into this damn book, that for one, I actually cried, and two, I actually felt my heart break a tiny bit for these fictional characters. Words like "WHAT THE FUCK(5)?!" and "WHAT A DUMB BITCH" may or may not have been spoken. Or yelled. Depends on who in my household you ask. You ask my family, they'll tell you I yelled, you ask my cat, and he probably wont say a fucking(6) word. So be sure to ask him. His name is Bandit...just in case you were wondering.

I really wanted to cut a bitch. I've never wanted to hunt down an author as bad as I wanted to hunt down RL Griffin, to make her change the story so that my heart would stop hurting. I was torn. I was torn between throwing my god damned iPhone across the room, cussing out RL Griffin, or finishing the damned book.....I finished the book...then cussed out RL Griffin, and well...I love my phone to much to throw I didn't/wont be doing that.

I am so totally in love with all of these characters. I feel like I know them all. I felt their pain, I felt their elation, I felt it when [SPOILER ALERT] Millie fell flat on her fucking(7) face on her way to the strip club. But the character I felt the most for, was obviously Mister Sexy Ass Bartender Man.

Honestly. George is seriously one of my top 5 book boyfriends. Despite all the shit Stella has put him through his dedication, devotion, love, understanding, and support never, and I mean fucking (8) NEVER wavered. Not once. He is seriously amazing. If I could create my own boyfriend, he would have all of George's amazing qualities. If you haven't yet read these, DO IT NOW! And for those of you who have, you understand where I'm coming from.

Aside from that one teeny tiny issue. This book was fucking (9) sensational. It was seriously everything it needed to be to end the series the right way. Despite Stella's indiscretions and Chapter 27, this book/series is a serious certifiable favorite.

Although I'm pretty fucking(10) sure, that Ms. Amazing Author over here was trying to give me mad anxiety over the course of this series, she did a kick ass fucking(11) job with these books. She's definitely got me sold on any other book she ever writes for the rest of her amazing-anxiety-giving-writing career. MAD KUDOS to you lady. Its not often I rate every book in a series 5 fantastically awesome FUCKING (12) Stars.

Trina's Review
Well, well, well.... However should I begin to explain how I feel about reading this book? Ok for starters... WTF? This final book was something else I cannot even begin to tell you well I could tell you but then I would have to kill you! So I will just say a few words and then be on my way... I am going to complain about a few things that didn't make me happy then I will discuss the things that did.. So if you haven't read this book yet and don't wanna spoiler turn back now... If you have read this then please continue.... Ok so here we go... Stella you are totally awesome how you continue get the shit handed to you and come out on the other side still kicking, but I really wanted to see you kick some ass for yourself.. I get why you didn't but the pissed off woman in me would have loved to see it... Jamie sucked made your life hell kick his ass and stop feeling guilty about it, next.. Millie can I just say.. Will you be friends with me??? Now on to our leading men.. What can I say about Patrick that we all aren't feeling??? Poor guy I mean I would love to see him get his happy ending please because even though he f'ed up the whole keeping secrets thing he sure was a sexy loyal friend for Stella. Now George what can I say about George? Well let's say this... You pissed me off in book three! I still think you are the perfect book boyfriend but let me just tell you this... If I was being shot at, kidnapped, threatened and all around harassed on a daily basis and you left my ass to go trotting the globe on some story writing expedition with your ex-girlfriend that was supposed to be lasting for a year??? well let me just say more words than 1/2 of a page worth of fighting would insue tat is for freaking sure! Then you get pissed at me cause I freaked out at the end and did shit without you well... Fucker you left me to chase your dreams and left me holding the bag so don't get pissed at me! Ok enough venting... George yes I will marry you still and have your Irish babies... R.l. Griffin you did an amazing job of getting me so invested in all these fictional characters that I know them, feel for them, cry for them, and rage for them.. A million stars to you and please never stop doing what you do best... Writing for me and many many others to enjoy!!!!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

★Release Day Blitz!★

Friends With Way Too Many Benefits

Book #5 in the Friends With... Benefits Series

Author: Luke Young
Release Date:  December 17, 2013

As Jim and Victoria learn to live together and raise their
new baby, Jillian and Brian embark on a challenging and hilarious struggle to conceive
one of their own. Getting pregnant seems like a piece of cake compared to
what's involved in bringing Jillian's novel to the big screen as an unwelcome
guest and an ill-advised celebrity free pass complicate matters immensely.

Featuring expanded Ian Dalton scenes, this book is also the continuation of the
steamier Victoria Wilde version of the series. The optional "Ian"
scenes are easily skipable by readers who prefer the Luke Young variety.

Containing summaries of all four earlier books, Friends With Way Too Many
Benefits is also a great place to join the series. Come to know this wild, fun
and amazing group of characters who share far too much with one another and
where no dare, practical joke or topic of conversation is off-limits. So whether
you are new to it or been following this group of friends around since the
beginning, you are sure to have "Way Too Much" fun with Way Too Many



***To celebrate both the release of series book five and the Friends With Partial Benefits short film, which is currently in post-production, the ecopy version of book one is FREE!***

#1 Friends With Partial Benefits
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#2 Friends With Full Benefits
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#3 Friends With More Benefits
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#4 Friends With Extra Benefits
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Friends With Explicit Benefits Boxed Set (Includes Books 1-4 + Prequel)

Luke Young is the Kindle-bestselling author of the Friends
With…Benefits series as well as the novel Chances Aren't.

Young’s Friends With…Benefits novels are filled with passion, longing, comedy,
and, yes, sex. His relationship comedies feature strong, sexy female characters
— women who seize every opportunity for fun and don’t let a little thing like
age stand in the way of love or desire. In each book Young sets different
wheels in motion, applying his comedic touch and pitch-perfect ear for playful
couples’ banter. The result is warm, funny, sexy storytelling at its best.

Young got his start writing screenplays, which earned the praise of contest
judges while never quite making it to the “green light.” He adapted his second
screenplay into a novel and found himself hooked on the new form. Since then,
he’s released five novels, one novella, and one short story.

Young’s prolific nature is a gift to fans across the globe who have
enthusiastically embraced the Friends With…Benefits series. This fan support has
driven the books up the Kindle bestseller lists. If you enjoy romance, sex, and
unexpected hilarity, you will love Young’s books.

You can find Luke at
or write to him directly at

Young also writes “spicier” books under the pen name Ian Dalton. If you like
your sexy comedy heavy on the sexy, be sure to check out Dalton’s Victoria
Wilde series. For more information on how Ian Dalton's Victoria Wilde series
relates to the Friends With…Benefits series please see the "Who Is Ian
Dalton" area of his website.