Friday, February 28, 2014

★Five Star Review!★ Crashing Back Down by Kristen Hope Mazzola

Title: Crashing Back Down
Author: Kristen Hope Mazzola
Release Date: November 4, 2013

Mags McManus has just become a war widow in her
mid-twenties. Her late husband, Randy, left for the Army right after their
wedding. Instead of celebrating his homecoming and living in marital bliss with
her soulmate, Mags finds herself living in constant agony. Dealing with the
guilt of still living without Randy, are Randy's best friends and parents.
Rising from the ashes of this tragedy, Mags starts to learn how to love and
trust again, finally being able to find happiness. But sometimes things really
are too good to be true and again Mags learns how cruel the world can be as she
crashes back down.

**18+ for sexual situations, cursing and adult content**

A portion of all royalties from Crashing Back
Down are donated by the author to The Marcie Mazzola Foundation.

Received this book as an ARC

I am in such a state of shock, grief, horror, sadness, anger over this book I don't even know where to begin!

I have read many many of books over the past year and this book let me tell you had pretty much every twist, turn and emotion of all the books out there combined.

Wow! Just wow!

I was worried at the very beginning of this book that I wasn't going to be able to feel for Mags dead husband because we never really got to know him with the exception of about 4 pages but throughout this book thru Mag we got to know him and my heart breaks for her at the loss of the love of her life.

But as with all of things in life you have to pick yourself up by the bootstraps and find a way to move on which is what she finally starts to do with the help of those close to her and especially with her dead husbands best friend Walker and they begin to heal each other. And then as with all great love stories the rug is pulled right out from under them and Mag is left hold the proverbial bag so to speak, but this time inside that bag is her broken, betrayed heart.

I am soooooooooo upset for her I can't even really put it into words but I am really hoping that things will be made right not only for Mag but for us broken hearted readers sitting here with our mouths hanging wide open waiting for what happens after that cliffhanger we were left with!!! Kristen you better do us right with that next book or I may not survive!!

Five flashing stars for this great book!!! Can't wait to read more.
Kristen Hope Mazzola is an up and coming independent author from sunny South Florida. Crashing Back Down is her debut into the literary world. Kristen is currently working on the rest of her Crashing Series, which will include a sequel, Falling Back Together, and a prequel, Walking Away. She even has a few more tricks up her sleeve, with more characters to introduce and more twists to unravel, so keep your eye on this talented young author!When Kristen is not driving a pen into paper, she enjoys reading all different genres and fishing. “There is just something so magical about water and the calm it brings to my life,” says Kristen. Even though writing is not her only career she is pursuing, Kristen hopes to one day be a full time writer. Having a day job and a busy life, makes finding time for writing difficult, but anything worthwhile in life is difficult. Loving life, writing, and fishing basically make up her world.

★Release Day Blitz!★ Break Me by Amanda Heath

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“Wes, I don’t know what you want me to say here.” Royal’s voice is broken. Maybe he is broken. Maybe I broke him. Lord knows I’m broken myself.
“Don’t say anything.” I start off with. There are so many things I want to tell him. The one thing I want him to know, that I want him, I will never say aloud. “When push comes to shove, Royal, you’ll break me. I’d never be the same after you. I’d be a shell of this girl.”
His face pales but he doesn’t step away. Something I had planned on. His hands caress my face before he says, “You have that wrong, Wesley. You’ll be the one to break me.”
Wesley Bridges was lost between the living and the dead. She was clinging to her boyfriend, who passed away unexpectedly. She was left with having no way to move on. Her best friends, Annabella and Pierce were to caught up to save her. Even her family turned a blind eye, not able to bare her grief.

Then one day, Royal Sanders walked into her life. Tall, dark and sinfully handsome but aren’t all the unattainable ones? At first it was nothing. She was asked to tutor him and found he’s different then even she thought. She even turned to Royal when things got too hard. And when she falls for him, she falls hard.

But Royal’s the enemy. A long drawn out hatred brews between her friends and Royal’s. That doesn’t seem important to her, considering she’s still in love with her dead boyfriend. A love triangle between life and death…who will win?

Grief is a powerful emotion but there are several different kinds of grief. Betrayal and heartache are still knocking on her door. Things are about to come crashing down around her. It will definitely break her, but will Royal be enough to save her?
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When I wake up later that afternoon, I can’t help myself I kiss Royal. It might be a little creepy, but I don’t care. His handsome face is relaxed in sleep, so I lean in and press my lips against his. My hand rises up and pushes through his silkily locks.
When his tongue snakes out and licks at my closed ones, I groan, not realizing he was awake. “That’s a way to wake a guy up, Duchess.” He whispers his voice low and full of promise. His tongue enters my mouth when I open my mouth to reply. It duals with mine, seeking dominance and I let him have it.
He breaks away from me, breathing hard and shallow. Something in his eyes sets my entire body on fire. Before I know it I’m taking my t-shirt off, leaving me only in my pink bra and jeans. “Fuck,” he groans closing his eyes and throwing his head back against the headboard.
His hands glide up and down my sides and I smile a secret smile, getting off on the power. When those hands stop at the back of my bra, I know things are about to get real. I should say something to stop it, but I don’t. After the talk we had earlier, I’m about to throw my heart at Royal and never look back. Though I’m not quite there yet.
My bra comes off quickly and that’s when he opens his eyes, taking in my exposed breasts. He doesn’t speak, but he does lift his head to suck on nipple into his mouth. Now my eyes close and I open my legs to straddle his hips. He’s already hard and I grind against it, loving the friction. When he switches to the other nipple, flicking it hard with his tongue, I decide that’s not my favorite part of sex.
“You taste like heaven.” He murmurs, my nip still in his mouth.
“You feel like heaven,” I gasp, my hips grinding even harder. His start to lift up making the sensation even better. Okay that’s my favorite part.
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I live in southern Arkansas with my husband and young daughter. There is also an insane Boston Terrier running around. I've always been a lone wolf and find my friends in books. I started writing at a young age and I haven't stopped since. Most days you can find me either glued to my laptop or my kindle. My first novel, This Beautiful Thing was an Amazon best seller for 11 weeks and a year later I'm still tickled to see people enjoy it. I may not be a huge seller but I have the best fans ever and I thank God everyday for every single one of them.
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Thursday, February 27, 2014

★Blog Tour Stop + Four Star Review!★ Finding Us By Harper Bentley

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Jag Jensen and Ellen Love had been best friends their whole lives until he turned thirteen and started noticing girls his own age, but that didn’t mean he stopped watching out for eleven-year-old Ellen. By his senior year in high school, baseball had taken the front seat in his life, with a scholarship to college and a pro career looming on the horizon, when sophomore Ellen caught his attention and they struck up their friendship again. Although Ellen wanted more, Jag didn’t want to drag her into what he knew would be a crazy life, but love has a way of deciding one’s future, and eventually they became a couple. Ellen followed him to California as he began his pro career, but his wild and hectic lifestyle screwed everything up.
Now Jag is lost, realizing he’s never been without his best friend in his life. Learning to live without Ellen doesn’t settle well with him, so while trying to remain at the top of his career, he also wants to get his girl back, which proves to be more difficult than he thought it’d be. Will Ellen give him another chance or does that sort of thing only happen in the sappy romance novels she always used to read? Jag hopes she’s willing to try again as he puts his heart on the line for the woman he knows will always be his forever and a day.
Taylor's Four Star Review
Holy Hell!!

This book, this amazing wonderful awesome book, is one of those "wanna-throw-your-kindle" kinda books! Just wanted to warn you!

Ellen Reese Love is you're typical girl. She grew up in a good home, made good grades in school, and is now attending college to be a physical therapist. Jagger Knox Jenson, however, is anything BUT typical. And if you've read the first book, you know that by now.

Discovering Us (Book one) ends on a not-so-awesome note, and this book picks up right where that one ended, but in 'Jags' POV.

Seeing how much Jag really just "doesn't get it" is EXTREMELY infuriating!!! He's dense. I mean what girlfriend wouldn't get upset about her boyfriend rolling around with a hot underwear model on National TV?? I know I would. He may be dense, but he SINCERELY just doesn't get it.

There were several points in this book where I just wanted to shake the hell out of him, in hopes that it would rattle his brain enough to understand what the hell he was doing to El!

Getting his POV on things was definitely a treat though. I always like to know what a guy in a book is thinking when his relationship hits a rough patch, and you definitely get that in Finding Us. Jag holds nothing back. He's funny, witty, (despite him being dense) he's actually KINDA smart. He's dedicated to his career, and if one thing remains true throughout 99.99% of this book, it's that he's dedicated to Ellen. And despite all of his stupidity, you can't help but to fall in love with him for that.

The end of this book absolutely killed me, and that's where my review of this book lost a star. BUT I'm DEFINITELY going to be waiting (impatiently of course) for the next book in this series to come out! I HATE cliffhangers, and this cliffhanger made me SO SO SO unhappy!


I LOVE LOVE LOVED this book, and Discovering Us, and definitely recommend it to anyone who thinks they can keep a handle on their Kindle while reading! :)
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Harper Bentley has taught high school English for 21 years. Although she’s managed to maintain her sanity regardless of her career choice, jumping into the world of publishing her own books goes to show that she might be closer to the ledge than was previously thought.
After traveling the nation in her younger years as a military brat, having lived in Alaska, Washington State and California, she now resides in Oklahoma with her teenage daughter, two dogs and one cat, happily writing stories that she hopes her readers will enjoy.
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Sunday, February 23, 2014

★Blog Tour Stop + Four Star Review!★ Private Show by Danielle Torella

PrivateShow_TourBannerTess has just discovered sex. And now, she’s about to discover sex as a weapon.
The Seattle barista and art student is happy with her beautiful Brit boyfriend, Ben — especially in the bedroom. But while Ben’s her first, she’s hardly his. And Ben’s sexual history seems to be popping up in Tess’s face like something out of a zombie movie, and it has her questioning his commitment — and questioning whether his appealing alpha maleness is just a cover for a controlling personality.
Maybe one that’s meant to keep her from asking too many questions.
Is Ben the problem, or is everybody from his past the problem?
Tess is asking the questions, and pushing hard for answers.
Is Nicole, the ex-fiancĂ© who cheated on Ben, trying to worm her way back into his life? Was there something between Ben and Tess’s best friend, Erin? Or what’s going on with Ben’s adored teenage sister, Caroline, and Ben’s best friend Dan? And how did Ben get Tess a job interview with Mr. Andrews, his sophisticated but slimy boss at the music magazine?
As Tess comes to learn, relationships — especially sexual ones — are as much about power as love. With each new discovery, she finds herself in a struggle to hold her head together as much as her heart.
And to find where her own power lies.
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I smack him. Hard.
He stumbles back in pure shock and I was able to turn his head with my swing. I once again have an audience in a Starbucks. Damn … I better stop this, before I can no longer show my face in another one… He looks back at me and he looks pissed. Oh, shit. He closes his eyes stretches his neck and I can see him push his tongue to the left side of his cheek, making it look like he has a ball in his mouth.
He takes in a deep breath, points at me and says, “You’d better keep quiet, unless you want to hear all about what Ben’s been up to.”
Whew. I thought for a second there he was going to hit me back. Wait, what does he mean about what Ben’s been up to? I take a look around the shop and people quickly turn away. I am so pissed off and my wrist is killing me. I grab my jacket and bag and head out the door myself.
Trina's Four Star Review!
I was given this one as an ARC to review

I will start out by saying I truly love this series. Ben and Tess man oh man. I always hate writing a review for fear I will spoil the story for you all and give away the good parts so let me just break it down for you.

Ben is a reformed man whore with family issues and Tess is well not. Ben is her first in well pretty much everything. Tess finds a balance between jealousy and acceptance for Bens past and eventually they find a mutual understanding of what true love is all about. (Not to mention some awesome hot sex!!)

This book is not a stand alone so we are left with the only thing I hate about this book.... A cliffhanger.. Ugh please hurry and get me that next book STAT!!!!


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Hi! I am Danielle live in Western New York with my husband and two sons. I never knew I had a dream to become a writer until I started becoming obsessed with reading in the last two years. The obsession began with Twilight and then matured to Fifty Shades. While used to reading mainstream best sellers, found a new love for indie authors. I love to do paintings related to the books I read and eventually turning into Pushy Girl Paintings and now do work for other indie writers and readers. My first book idea started from a dream I had one night and became obsessed with the story and started writing. Now having arguments with the people in my head and loving every moment of it, even when they take control of the story.
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