Saturday, May 31, 2014

Prologue to Katie Ashley's Vicious Cycle

Author: Katie Ashley
Expected Release: TBA
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Toxic by KA Robinson blog tour with review and giveaway

***Toxic: Logan's Story is Book Four of the Torn Series, but it can be read as a standalone if desired.***

True love is forever. After years of chasing his best friend, Chloe, Logan finally managed to win her heart—or so he thought. His world crashes down around him when she confesses to cheating on him with a local rock star, Drake. Unable to let her go completely from his life, Logan reassumes his role of best friend while he watches Chloe find her happily ever after with another man. Each day, he sinks further and further into his depression, and the kind, caring Logan he once was dies. When Jade, a member of Drake’s band, inserts herself into his life, Logan never expects to fall for her. He’s too broken, too damaged.

Jade ran away from home when she was seventeen, desperate to escape her abusive stepfather and her controlling boyfriend, Mikey. The only regret she has is that she left behind her little sister, Bethaney. When Jade’s band, Breaking the Hunger, hits it big, she vows to go back to her hometown not only to reconnect with her little sister, but also to show her stepfather that she’s not worthless like he said.

The moment Jade saw Logan, she knew she wanted him. Unfortunately, he was with Chloe at the time. After his world falls apart, Jade steps in to comfort him, determined to bring back the Logan she once knew.

Sometimes, you find true love with the person you never least expect. Can Logan and Jade heal each other? Or will they forever be changed by their toxic pasts?

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Toxic: Logan's Story is Book Four of the Torn Series, but it can be read as a standalone. We all met Logan as Chloe's best friend in Torn. He was in love with her forever and he finally got her. But then Drake came in the picture and Logan was left heartbroken. Toxic gives us Logan's POV through his and Chloe's break up and shows us just how crushed he was.

"The one person I'd thought would never hurt me was the one who had ripped my heart to pieces." 

I can't imagine what Logan went though losing his best friend/girlfriend to a guy he despises, and I knew there was more behind him than what we got in the first three books. Logan was pissed at the world, depressed, and did i mention pissed? Logan resorted to drinking and sleeping around to deal with the hurt and pain of losing Chloe, and it hurt my heart to see the Logan that I loved so much transform into this person. I was really surprised to see the extent of his hurt, and how he continued hurting long after he claimed to be fine.

"I'm an asshole. I'm not the same guy you met when I was with Chloe. I'm bitter and angry and f***king self-destructive." 

Jade, Drake's band mate came along when Logan least expected it. She was there for him, no pressure to talk or do anything, she was just there. She's harbored feelings for Logan for a long time, and even she was surprised at how deep the hurt ran through Logan. Jade was so good for him. I loved learning about her and watching their relationship as friends develop, despite Logan's conflicting feelings. Jade confided in Logan about her past while Logan was able to open up and talk about Chloe.

After a few screw ups between the two of them, Logan and Jade set out for a summer on the road to confront Jade's past. This is where their relationship really picks up. Logan starts to let his guard down and they share some intimate moments. The time they spent together was sweet and we got to see the old Logan that I loved so much. 

"Look, I'm not good with words or relationships. I thought I was, but I'm not. I'm not saying that I want us to suddenly jump into something serious, but I've waited almost a year for you to come back to me. The things from before still get to me from time to time, but I want this somewhere with you. Is that what you want? Or am I making a fool of myself?"

I started at him in shock. He wanted an us? "I don't know what to say. No, that's a lie. I totally know what to say. I've wanted to be with you from the moment I saw you." 

Situations arise on this trip that will put them through the ultimate test. With both of them having insecurities can them make a relationship work or will it be TOXIC? Can they both move on and let go of the past or is this relationship doomed before it even starts?

I really loved reading Logan's story. KA Robinson did an amazing job of making the reader feel the emotions of the characters. This story is heartbreaking for both Logan and Jade, but it also makes you want to believe in fate...that everything happens for a reason. Im really hoping that Mrs. Robinson will continue the series, perhaps with Amber's story next. ;).  5 Stars

"Sometimes, fate steps in though. Sometimes, we're meant to have our happily ever after even if it's not with who we expected. Sometimes the most toxic events and emotions can lead us to where we belong."

K.A. Robinson is the New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author of The Torn Series and The Ties Series. She lives in a small town in West Virginia with her husband and toddler son. When she isn't writing, she is reading or listening to rock music.
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Excerpt 1

I raised an eyebrow. “Why are you so determined to make sure that Jade and I end up together?” 

       “Because I want you both to be happy, and after all of this sorted out, I think you two could be really happy with each other. You both care a lot about each other. I’ve never seen Jade act the way she did when Drake called her. She was really upset. And you’ve been Mopey McMoperpants since you came home. It’s obvious that you’re both miserable without one another.” 

      “Do you really think that we’d be happy together? Honestly, I’m not so sure. I don’t exactly fit in with the rest of her world.” 

      “Why do you think that?” 

      “She’s a rock star, Chloe, and I’m just…I’m not into that scene. I don’t like the same things you guys do. I don’t look like any of the other guys she hangs out with. I’m not pierced or tattooed. I’m not…I don’t know what the fuck I’m trying to say here.”

     Chloe started to say something, but Drake cut her off, “Look, Logan, I’ve known Jade for a long time. I’ve watched her get hit on by tons of guys, and she’s never paid attention to any of them. She didn’t care that they were part of our scene. Truthfully, most of the guys we hang out with are womanizing assholes.” 

      “True story,” Chloe cut in, giving Drake a dirty look.

     “Hey, I haven’t been that way in a long time. Don’t glare at me like that. Anyway, my point is, just because she lives a certain way and has a certain profession doesn’t mean that she’s going to want a certain type of guy. She obviously likes you, so just go with it.” 

      “He’s right. Don’t doubt yourself because you two have different lives. You’re a good-looking guy, Logan. You don’t need tattoos or piercings for girls to notice you. Jade obviously likes you just the way you are.” 

      “I feel like I should pull the car over, so we can all hug. This is getting awkward,” Drake muttered. 

      Chloe laughed. “Don’t be jealous, Drake. I think you’re a goodlooking guy, too.”

     He rolled his eyes. “Thanks. I feel much more secure about our marriage now that you’ve admitted you’re attracted to me.


Krinos by T.L.Smith. Blog Tour

Title: Krinos
Author: T.L. Smith
Genre: New Adult
Publication Date: May 17, 2014

My life was simple. Follow instructions, learn the family business and be prepared to take over when the time has come. My name is Eliza, although people in the business know me as Krinos. One thing you should know about me is that my father is a drug lord, the boss in these parts.

I am prepared to do whatever it takes to step up to the challenge and run the family business, to make my father proud, a business filled with drugs, sex and death. What I’m not prepared for though is him, the Greek god who walks into my life and threatens to rock my world.

Now, my life has just got complicated. But don’t misunderstand, complicated is not a weakness. My father was not a man to cross, so expect nothing less from me. I am my father’s daughter, and I will be the boss.

T.L Smith is from Sunny Queensland and stared writing from her love from reading, She has two beautiful children that are her world.


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Bite & Release by Cory Cyr Release Blitz with Giveaway



Ryan Chase left Fairbanks, Alaska, when she was 21 years old to pursue her dream of becoming an actress. Somewhere along the way her dreams of stardom crashed and burned, along with her life.

Thirteen years later she is forced to return to Fairbanks because her unforgiving and emotionally-distant father has suddenly died. Ryan seizes the opportunity to not only escape her abusive husband but to be able to attend her best friend's wedding. What could go wrong? It's only Fairbanks, Alaska... While wishing she was anywhere but her father's funeral and wake, Ryan is struck senseless by a stunning, drop-dead gorgeous man. Her thoughts turn carnal and she desperately wants to know him in every way—and position—possible. There's only one problem...

He's the devil's spawn. He's the one who marked her for life. He's the kid she used to baby-sit. And he's hotter than hell!

Shea Michaels has loved Ryan Chase for most of his life. After surviving an unspeakable childhood, he became a man of whom she could be proud of...if she ever came back. Now that she's returned, Shea pursues her with a vengeance, undaunted by the thirteen year age difference that Ryan uses as the shield between them.

Confusion, guilt and lust bombard Ryan as she battles the memories of the little boy she used to know while still being drawn to the heart-stopping man he has become.



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I began writing music and poetry at an early age. My love of music became my sole focus and I spent quite a few years as the lead singer for many local rock bands. In high school I was fascinated with the macabre and started writing science fiction and horror stories so dark they earned me the nickname "Gory Cory." After years of writing dark tales, I never thought in a million years my first two finished manuscripts would be Adult Romance. Bite & Release will be the first book published sometime in late May/early June and Reviving Haven; my second book will be released at the end of July. The themes of both books are older women/younger men and are for 18+ due to language, sexual situations and subject matter. Both are stand alone with no cliffhanger.

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Friday, May 30, 2014

NEVER TO KEEP by Aimie Grey Cover Reveal and giveaway


Madison Miller is broken. Everyone she’s loved throughout her life has left her in one way or another. Her father died when she was ten years old. Her mother left to return to Spain. Now she’s watching her only brother’s casket descend into the ground after a fatal accident. Plus her boyfriend since the sixth grade is dumping her for “not being enough”.

Madison escapes from the funeral, heading to a hotel bar to drown her sorrows. There she meets a stranger who awakens something inside of her. He helps her forget that life is a series of losses. For one night she gains someone to care for her. In those stolen moments, nothing else matters. The next morning, though, all she can feel is guilt, so she slips away without saying goodbye.

Madison is devoted to those she loves and would do anything for her family. She finds herself moving back home when her brother’s widow needs help caring for their seven-year-old daughter. Little does she know, she will soon face the biggest challenge of her life.

In the near future, fate will have their paths cross again, and the question will be whether this complicated but caring woman can convince this distrustful and disillusioned man to believe in falling in love for the first time in his life. Will passion and desire be enough to surmount all of life’s obstacles, or will the threat of heartache and overwhelming responsibility keep these two lovers apart forever?


Aimie Grey didn’t read a single book until she was in her early thirties. One fateful day, her friend decided to put an end to the madness and shoved a steamy romance novel under Aimie’s nose. After being forced to read one of “those” scenes, Aimie went home and bought the book, and the next one, and the one after that. In the two years since, Aimie has read close to four hundred books. Somewhere along the way, she became frustrated with reading repetitive stories revolving around the experienced man seducing the still virginal woman. Aimie decided to take matters into her own hands and wrote her debut full length erotic romance novel Never to Keep.
In addition to her day job as an IT system administrator, and her new evening gig as a writer, Aimie’s primary role in life is wife and mother. Aimie lives in the Midwest with her husband and two teenage daughters. (Now you know why she needs those books!)




Ink Slapped by A.M. Jones Book Blitz

Ink Slapped by A.m. Jones
Expected Publication Date: May 31, 2014
Genre: Adult Contemporary

The heart wants what the heart wants—a concept that free-spirited author T.M. Dabney, never understood until she laid eyes on her new cover model, Eli.

Eli Gregor, a struggling musician and mechanic, thinks he knows the true meaning of heartbreak—that is until he accepts a business venture with the alluring Taylor Dabney. With her help, he pieces his life back together when his dreams dangle within reach and once again everything falls apart. And his success comes with a price he doesn’t want to pay.

Caught between better judgment and desire, they find themselves at a crossroads—should they make the best decision for their careers or give in to their undeniable connection?

A torrid tale that weaves humor, drama, and sexual tension, Ink Slapped will leave you reeling and wanting more.

“Want to play the winners?”
Taylor waves my question away, “It’s best for me not to play a sport with something that can be used as a weapon. Especially one where I’m aiming at balls.”
I laugh, but she’s serious. “Ah, come on. You can’t be that bad.”
Slumping in her chair, she scrunches her face. “I had an unfortunate… mishap. I still think he was playing it up, but Adrian couldn’t walk right for a few hours.”
I keep my laughter inside. What I would give to see it again. “We’re playing.” I stand as if it’s set in stone.
“Fine. Just don’t walk behind me. Or in front of me… better yet, just stay on the other side of the table.”
I only smile down at her. The fact that she cares enough about my balls to warn me away is a good sign, right?

Author A.M. Jones is a hopeless romantic with a lewd mind. She resides in Tennessee and writes about anything that strikes her inspiration and creativity. Her strength in characterization makes realistic elements of humor, angst, and drama jump from the page and into your soul. Ms. Jones’ other half has published books in dark fantasy and continues to do so.

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- Diva Discussions Book Club
- Bookworm Betties
- Fictions Our Addiciton
- Glass Paper Ink Book Blog

Tuesday May 27th:
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- New Adult Addiction
- Keep Calm Read Romance
- GingerRead Reviews
- Hook Me Up Book Blog

Wednesday May 28th:
- Contagious Reads
- I Read Indie

Thursday May 29th:
- The Demon Librarian
- All is Read
- My Book Muse

Friday May 30th:
- GingerRead Reviews
- A Little Bit of R&R
- Six Chicks and Their Love of Books
- Fictional Candy

Arrow's Hell and Tracker's End by Chantal Fernando Cover Reveals

Title: Arrow's Hell
Author: Chantal Fernando
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: Late 2014

Being the younger sister of a Wind Dragons MC member isn’t as great as you’d think it would be.

I can’t escape the details of my brother’s exploits.
No one tells me anything. 
Men who know who I am tend to stay away from me.

And worst of all:
The members of the MC are off-limits.

When Arrow catches my eye, I make it my mission to make him happy again. 

When I fall head over heels in love with him, I just hope he will be there to catch me.
And that my brother doesn’t kill him.

Title: Tracker's End
Author: Chantal Fernando
Genre: New Adult

Release Date: Late 2014

Tracker is everything I’ve ever wanted. 

I see him.
I’ve watched time change him.

I’ve been patient, but he still hasn’t noticed me.
Not the way I want him to.
The more time I spend with the MC, the more I understand. 

When you want something, you have to take it.
You have to fight for it.

And Tracker is more than worth fighting for.


Chantal Fernando is 26, a mother of three beautiful little boys and lives in Western Australia. Chase is her debut novel, followed by Kade, Ryder, James and Maybe This Time. She is currently working on a few other projects.

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