Blog Tour & Giveaway- Shattered Lives Mended Hearts by Lena Nicole

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Title: Shattered Lives Mended Hearts (The One Series, #2)

Author: Lena Nicole

Release Date: March 31, 2014

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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If you have not read The One Left Behind, this synopsis will be a spoiler to that book.

Addison’s life was shattered a year ago when she was left with no memory of her fiancé. When Pierce entered her life she thought she was on the mend until her memories of Colin came back.

With having all her old memories flooding back, Addison is left faced with the consequences of the decision she made to move on with another man.

Now faced with loving two men Addison must find it in her heart who her soul mate is without breaking the heart of the other.

Will Addison run away leaving everyone with shattered lives or make a decision that will mend hearts?

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I put my hand on the nape of her neck and pull her gently toward me. “Come here, Addison,” I whisper to her. Her eyes lock in on my lips and the air shifts between us. It’s so full of want and need that I can’t stand it anymore. It’s been so long since I’ve been able to touch her intimately that I don’t know how I’ve lasted this long.

I seal her lips with mine and am met with a soft moan from Addison. After a moment of gentle kissing, I deepen it and part her lips with my tongue. She grabs me by the shirt, leans back, and pulls me on top of her. I run my hand up the outside of her thigh as I devour her lips. I had taken off my jacket and tie when we walked in the door, and now she’s working on the buttons of my shirt. Her hands are shaking and fumbling as she struggles to get them undone. I’m considering pulling back and putting a stop to this since she seems so nervous, but when I pull back to look into her eyes I see that it’s not nerves making her shake, it’s pure lust and need. I sit up and undo the rest of the buttons and slide my shirt off. “Stop teasing me, Colin. I need you.”

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The One Left Behind the first book in the series left me wanting to throw my kindle and have a mini tantrum with the major cliffhanger we were left with. But the author made it totally worth the wait!!! I did my little happy dance when the book was sent to my kindle and I was able to sink into this crazy story of a girl with amnesia who suddenly gets memories of a part of her life she thought she would never get back. I fell in love with Colin and Pierce but just like Addison you can’t have them both, or can you?!?! So of course I had to pick a team and I was all about Colin. Don’t get me wrong Pierce is amazing but Colin stole my heart and I wanted him happy. I loved how close Addison was with her girls and how close Colin was with his boys. Everyone needs friends like them and they were both lucky enough to have someone by their side helping them out during a hard time in their lives. I hate when you can tell what is going to happen in a book. It is so predictable. Well let me tell you at times in this book I was sure she was going to pick Colin, and then sometimes I was sure she was going to pick Pierce. Oh and let me tell you there is something in this book that you would never ever thought would happen and it was a great twist in the story. I don’t want this series to end!! I give this book 4.5 stars

-Harper

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Jaime Nicole Whitley is an Army wife and stay at home mom to her wonderful son Aiden and daughter Peyton, who has a passion for music, reading, NASCAR and football season. She grew up in New Jersey and lived in Las Vegas for a couple years working as a medical assistant before meeting her husband. While following his career, she ended up in North Carolina. Along with her two children Jaime also has a furbaby who is a mixed lab. When she met Lena, she was so excited to share the same passion for books with her and jumped at the chance to write her own novel with a little encouragement from her husband.

Rachael Lena Duncan is an Army wife to her amazing husband, Steven, and mother to their beautiful daughter’s, Natalie, and Zoe. She grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and went off to graduate from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in political science. She once had dreams of being in politics and working behind the scenes as a political advisor. After working on Capitol Hill for a short time, she realized that wasn’t for her. She always enjoyed writing and wanted to find a way to use that while moving from state to state with her husband’s career. Fortunately, she met Nicole and was able to embark on this amazing journey with her.

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Cover Reveal ~ Entice by Rachel Van Dyken

 

 

Release Day : May 13, 2014

From #1 New York Times Bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken comes the third book in the bestselling Eagle Elite Series…

“As burns this saint, so burns my soul. I enter alive, and I will have to get out dead.”

Chase Winter let the love of his life slip through his fingers and into the hands of his best friend and mafia boss of the Abandanato family. Now that he’s been given a second chance to right a wrong–he refuses to let his own selfishness stand in the way. The only problem? He’s not fully in possession of his heart, so when Mil De Lange, the girl who’s innocence he stole, and heir to the worst of the worst mafia families in the US, asks him for a favor. He actually says yes, not realizing that that one yes has the power to destroy them all.

Mil’s been in love with Chase as long as she can remember, but as the years went by, the love turned to hate, and now that he’s agreed to help her, she’s wondering if she made a fatal error. Because Chase isn’t a teenager anymore. He’s a hot blooded male, bent on owning every part of her body and soul, and willing to kill anyone in his path who dares stand in the way.

It’s time for secrets to finally be revealed…but make no mistake, it’s going to take a lot of bloodshed for those truths to be discovered.

You’ve never read a New Adult Mafia story like this before…loyalties will be tested, lovers reunited, and friendships obliterated. Welcome to the Family. Blood in–No out.
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I checked the time on my cell and leaned against the wall. The desert heat was not in any way helping my already-tense mood and irritated disposition. A guy walked by, flicking his cigarette into the dirt. Note to self: you know you’re tense as hell when you’re halfway tempted to grab said cigarette and suck the nicotine dry from the remains.
And I didn’t even smoke.
Shhhit.
My head hurt, my muscles were sore, and Trace was pissed. I closed my eyes and leaned back against the building.
“Hey there.” A flirty voice interrupted my self-inflicted torture session. I opened one eye, then two. A blond-haired girl in six-inch heels and something I can only assume at one point use to be a shirt, hanging over her shoulder, walked into my personal space. Her shirt-dress thing barely met her thighs.
“Yes?” I kept my sunglasses on. If I took them off and glared, she’d probably run screaming down the street, and I wasn’t into scaring females… at least not in that way. I knew I looked downright pissed as hell.
“Just thought you looked lonely.” She lifted her shoulder and offered a teasing smile. Did that really work on other guys?
“You thought wrong,” I said simply. “I’m holding the wall up like Samson.”
“Samson?” She looked around as if waiting for another man to appear.
“From the Bible,” I clarified.
“The what?”
“Gotta love Vegas,” I muttered under my breath. “Look, I don’t want any.”
“Any what?” She ran a manicured nail down my chest, biting down on her lip at the same time. I could only imagine her point was to get me to stare at her lips, but all I felt was irritation. Damn Chase and Mil. I just wanted to go to bed, but I needed to talk with him before tomorrow.
“Sex.” My voice clipped. “I. Don’t. Want. Any.”
“But” She twirled a piece of blond- hair in her fingers.
“I’m gay.”
“Right.” She snorted.
“I’m into men.”
“Oh really?” She closed the distance between us. Just as I was ready to seriously put my hands on her and push, I felt an arm wrap around my shoulder.
“Hey there, hot stuff.” Tex said in a low voice as his hand grabbed my ass, cupping it with a little too much enthusiasm. “You ready?”
I ground my teeth together and forced a smile. “Yup.”
“Oh…” The girl stepped back. “Um, sorry, you guys, uh, enjoy your night.” She pushed past Tex so fast I was afraid she was going to teeter off her heels and get hit by a taxi.
“Tex.” I seethed.
“Hmm?” He took off his sunglasses and tilted his head as the girl hurried away.
“You can take your hand off my ass now.”
“Why? Afraid you like it too much?”
I pushed against him.
“Just embrace your feelings!” He shouted, earning the attention of a family walking by with their two little kids.
I grabbed him by the front of his shirt and threw him few feet away from me, trying my damnedest not to smile.
“Admit it. You keep me around for comic relief.” Tex nodded with a smirk.
“I admit nothing.” I lost the war against smiling and started laughing. “But I do keep your ass away from Campisi, so remember that next time you start yelling about me being your lover.”
“True.” Tex grinned. “Oh, and P.S., don’t knock it till you try it.”
“P.S.,” I repeated in the same voice. “Still pissed at you for screwing over my sister.”
“Yeah well.” Tex sobered. “It’s for the best.”
“Breaking her heart and bringing in whores is what’s best for her?”
Tex lifted his hands into the air. “Look, I didn’t say my methods were sound or that they were intelligent, just let us deal with it, okay? We’re big kids.”
“Kids.” I snorted. “That about sums it up.”
A town car pulled up next to the curb. Chase got out and then held out his hand to Mil. My eyes narrowed; she looked different. Happier.
Her mom had just died, and she’d survived a bombing.
And she was smiling like the Taliban had just declared world peace.
Chase gripped her so tight that I saw the white of his knuckles.
I tilted my head, still watching them when Tex said. “Dude, you get laid?”
“Tex,” I snapped. “Go get something for their luggage.”
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“Go.”
Tex flipped me off, but ended up jogging over to the main entrance while I inspected both Mil and Chase. “I’m not saying this to be an ass
“Here we go.” Mil crossed her arms.
Chase waited.
I licked my lips and tried to appear indifferent. “But if you guys start screwing each other now, I may have to shoot one or both of you. It’s not the time to play house, got it?”
“Play house,” Chase repeated in a deadpan voice as he dipped his free hand into his back pocket, most likely clenching a pair of brass knuckles.
“I know it’s your honeymoon,” I continued. “But this [P1] little scenario you’ve got going on with the whole hot and cold is going to have to wait until everyone’s safe. So Chase, keep it in your pants for once in your life, and Mil, stop trying to seduce the poor kid, alright? It’s like dangling a damn fry in front of a seagull.”
“Who’s a fry?” Tex asked, pulling the luggage cart with him.
“Mil.”
“Are we eating dinner or something? Because I have to admit,” Tex leaned against the cart, “I’m freaking starving.” He eyed Chase and Mil. “Then again, I’m sure you both are too. All those extracurricular really take it out of ya.”
Chase took off his sunglasses, his face twisting in irritation and annoyance, no smile. Nothing. He was pissed.
“Chase,” I said slowly. “You know I’m right. You’re the best I have. I need your focus to be on The Family. Your family. Then you can screw all you want, okay?”
Mil looked like she wanted to punch me in the face. Chase took a step forward, but she stopped him.
“Good talk.” I exhaled. “Chase, I’ll see you down in the bar in a half-hour, okay? We have business to discuss. Mil, you can go find the girls. They’re having dinner out by the pool.”
Nobody moved.
After a few seconds of tense silence where I was pretty sure Chase was trying to convince himself not to strangle me to death, Tex cleared his throat and pointed to the luggage. “You guys need help, then?”
“Yeah,” Chase croaked. “Thanks.”
We loaded them up and sent them on their way.
“Tell me,” Tex asked once we were walking back toward the bar. “Is your only goal to see how far you can push Chase before he kills you in your sleep?”

Release Day Blitz ~ Dear Tabitha by Trudy Stiles

Along with Trudy Stiles, we are very excited to share with you the Release of Dear Tabitha, the 2nd book in The Forever Family Series. If you have not read Dear Emily (Book #1) yet, now is the time to grab it while it is on sale for ONLY $.99 in celebration of the New Release.

Make sure to check out the Book Trailer, add this series to your Goodreads, enter the Giveaway below for a Kindle Paperwhite and Amazon Gift Cards and join the Facebook Release Party Event for more fun and giveaways!

Author: Trudy Stiles

Book Title: Dear Tabitha ~ Series: Forever Family #2

Genre: New Adult/Romance

 
You know me. You know who I am. What I am.
Damaged. Confused. Alone.
You feel sorry for me. You pity me.
You know what I’ve done. What I’ve given up. Who I’ve given up.
You try to understand what I’ve been through and how I can possibly go on with my life.
But you can’t possibly understand.
I’ve lost too much. Sacrificed too much. Given up everything so that I can find myself.
Well I’m done.
I’m done walking away from everything that matters.
It’s time for me to heal.
It’s MY TURN to earn…
Redemption.
Love.
Family.
 

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Trudy Stiles is a New Adult author, mom to two beautiful children, and married to the love of her life. She is the author of the Forever Family series including “Dear Emily” and “Dear Tabitha”. There will be many more stories from this series and you never know who may have a standalone or novella written for them. Stay tuned!
Trudy is a music junkie and you’ll know that she’s writing when you see her plugged into her laptop with her earbuds in. Her playlist is unique and is a must for her writing sprints.
When she’s not writing, she’s carting her children to their various activities while avoiding any kind of laundry or housework. She also loves to run along the boardwalk of the beautiful New Jersey shore.
She’s always been an avid reader and frequently escapes into the fictional worlds of the many characters that she has come to love. Well, now there are some fictional characters in her head dying to get out!
This first story is called “Dear Emily” and was released in December 2013. “Dear Tabitha” will be released in March 2014. The Forever Family series will continue with several companion/stand alone novels.
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Release Blitz & Review ~ Truth or Dare by Sloan Johnson

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Lea Baker fell in love with Colby Davis four years ago. The problem? He sees her as one of the guys.

After the party from hell, both of them will be forced to face their true feelings for one another. Once the truth comes out, everything changes.

 

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Sloan you are such a TEASE!!!! This novella and the first book in this series was amazing! Most of the time I feel ripped off and that I wasn’t given enough information to hold me over till the next book. But not Sloan she makes sure to take care of her readers and gives us enough to keep crawling back to her books!  Sloan has a great way of making you connect to her main characters and giving them kick ace friends too! This book is crazy short but is totally worth the read and I can’t wait to jump on the crazy roller coast that is Lea & Colby’s relationship. I hope they make it but I know there will be some drama in the mix and I hope they win the battle. I give this book 4.5 stars

-Harper

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sloanSloan Johnson is a big city girl trapped in a country girl’s body. While she longs for the hustle and bustle of New York City or Las Vegas, she hasn’t yet figured out how to sit on the deck with her morning coffee, watching the deer and wild turkeys in the fields while surrounded by concrete and glass.

When she was three, her parents received their first call from the principal asking them to pick her up from school. Apparently, if you aren’t enrolled, you can’t attend classes, even in Kindergarten. The next week, she was in preschool and started plotting her first story soon after.

Later in life, her parents needed to do something to help their socially awkward, uncoordinated child come out of her shell and figured there was no better place than a bar on Wednesday nights. It’s a good thing they did because this is where she found her love of reading and writing. Who needs socialization when you can sit alone in your bedroom with a good book?

Now, Sloan is a tattooed, purple haired mom of two kids, one of which was a thank you present to her husband for letting her get a Staffordshire Terrier with more anxiety issues than Sloan has, which is saying something. She’s been kicked out of the PTA in two school districts and is no longer asked to help with fundraisers because she’s been known to lose herself in a good book and forget that she has somewhere to be.

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Cover Reveal ~ The Likeness Within by Amanda Bennett

Cover Reveal for The Likeness Within by Amanda Bennett
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         I’m not your ordinary twenty year old. I’m the last of my kind on this earth, and I’ve spent every minute of every day for the last hundred years, trying to find someone, anyone, who is like me. My search has taken me far and wide, but I always end up back here, in my own personal hell. Every time I think one of my kind has returned for me, I am sadly mistaken. But this time, all I see is her.
I need her in a way that is beyond words, and I want her even more. Not because of what she could do for me, but because my absent beating heart longs for her. I want to know her, to touch her, and to make her mine, but she’s human…and…I am not.
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Cover Reveal ~ Bender by Stacy Borel

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All Keegan wanted was a roommate who was quiet, minded their own business, and paid for part of the rent. Instead, she got Camden Brooks.

Camden, with his sinful body, sharp tongue, and the inability to stay out of Keegan’s personal business, couldn’t seem to curb his interest in the new girl who wouldn’t put up with his domineering ways.

Feelings were running rampant, sexual tension was thick, and both were struggling to let go of control.

To some people, getting a roommate simply meant living with another person. But to both Camden and Keegan it was a curveball that neither was prepared to swing at.

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Standing up I began pacing. This was going too far. I could handle nice gestures, but coming into my room, and giving me things that I didn’t ask for was taking it too far. I wanted it out. I wanted it all out.

Now!

Marching downstairs, I was a girl on a mission. When I reached the bottom step, Camden turned around to look at me. Sure enough, there was that smug, satisfied little grin. I bet he was expecting a thank you for his diluted sense of generosity. Oh boy, was he in for a treat. I smiled back at him, but I had a feeling it didn’t look quite right. I was certain I had a crazed look in my eyes, and at this point, I didn’t care. My crazy was about to be hanging out all over the place. Now where in the hell was what it? My eyes drifted to the corner of the dining room. Up against the wall was the Louisville Slugger, just what I was looking for. I casually walked over to it and picked it up. I knew Camden’s eyes were tracking me. The grin on his mouth had slipped and now he just looked confused. I held the bat in my hand, testing its weight and deciphering my next move.

“What are you doing?” Cam asked.

I looked up at him, sending daggers at him through my eyes. “Practicing my swing.”

His confusion deepened. When I saw his eyebrows raise, I knew realization hit him. “Now Keegan, don’t go doing something you’re going to regret.”

The laugh that came from my mouth was pure evil. It sounded bizarre, even to me. “Oh Camden, I’m not going to regret this. I’m going to enjoy it very much.” With that I turned on my heels raced up the stairs. But not before heard him say “shit” and hurdle the couch coming after me.

I made it up to my room before he did. I took a brief moment to breathe in through my nose and back out through my mouth. I was centering myself for my grand swing. Standing before the beautiful bed he had no business buying me, I brought the bat up high and was about to bring it down as hard as I could, when it stopped mid air. Twisting my head around, I locked eyes with wild deep brown ones.

“Don’t you dare.” He growled, inches from my face.

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Stacy Borel currently resides in southeast Texas with her husband and two kids. She grew up as a military brat and has lived everywhere from California, Alaska, Azores Portugal, and Hawaii. She loves traveling and seeing new places, so being a military spouse is perfect for her. Stacy enjoys the adventure of moving every 2-4yrs. It’s refreshing to experience a new place.
Stacy is a self proclaimed reading addict and Facebook addict. If she’s not doing one of those two things, she can be found writing, or playing with her kids. Some of her hobbies are listening to new music, going fishing, being active outdoors, and she always loves spending time with her out of state family.
Stacy discovered Indie Authors in early 2012 after reading Fifty Shades of Grey, and there began her passionate love affair with books. She always wrote stories and journals growing up, but she decided in December 2012 to really dip her toes in the water with a romance novel. She now has three full length novels under her belt, and a whole new series for the 2014 year.

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Blog Tour ~ Twisted by Emma Chase

 
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Falling in love is easy. Staying in love is hard. In this heart-pounding follow-up to Tangled by New York Times bestseller Emma Chase, Kate reveals that there is trouble in paradise, when  unexpected circumstances force her and Drew to “renegotiate” their  relationship.

There are two kinds of people in the world. The ones who look first, and the  ones who leap. I’ve always been more of a looker. Cautious. A planner.  That changed after I met Drew Evans. He was so persistent. So sure of  himself—and of me.

But not all love stories end happily ever after. Did you think Drew and I  were going to ride off into the sunset? Join the club. Now I have to  make a choice; the most important of my life. Drew already made hisin fact, he tried to decide for the both of us. But you know that’s just  not my style. So I came back to Greenville, Ohio, alone. Well, sort of  alone…

What I’ve come to realize is that old habits die hard, and sometimes you  have to go back to where you began before you can move ahead.

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Ok, it’s official….You are now looking at Emma Chase’s biggest fan!!  I freaking LOVE her!!  The way she sucks the reader into the story is so much fun.  I mean, come on the characters talk to you!!  How can you not love that.  It’s no secret that I fell in love with Drew in Tangled. How could you not, he is delicious.  BUT I will say he has some pretty douche moves in Twisted and I spent a good portion of the book wanting to kill him.  This book has some serious angst and everything is not wine and roses.  I think at one point I was yelling to my co worker, “he is just such a douche!!! he is just such a douche!!!” Yes I read while I work, (sue me).  I was very vocal through this book and my co worker was cracking up (she had already read the book and knew what I was going through).  Anyway, I digress, this book was FANTASTIC!!!  It still had the humor we fell in love with in Tangled, it still had some smoking hot sex, but now we also get the added bonus of a very emotional story.  I LOVED every word of it!  While Tangled was told from Drew’s prospective, Twisted is primarily told from Kate’s POV and boy does she have a lot to say!!  I loved her!! Please do your self a favor and read this book now! BUT you must read Tangled  and fall head over heals with Drew first, otherwise he just will be a serious douche to you.

5*****

♥ Sophie

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I enjoyed reading this book through Kate’s eyes.  I have to tell you that you may actually like Billy by the end of this book and that you will love and hate Drew along the way.  It is a great story sexy, hot, sad, & happy.  You will not want to put it down needing to see the next TWIST & TURN that is waiting in the next chapter.  I cannot wait until Emma Chase’s next book!

5*****

♦ Eve

 

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“Would you fucking stop! Why are you being like
this?”

I glare up at him. “Because you don’t even care! I’m really upset here – and
you don’t give a shit!”

His eyes open wide, incredulous.

“Of course I give a shit – I’m the one getting Jimmy Choos thrown at my head
like Chinese freaking stars!”

“If you care so much, why don’t you apologize?!”

“Because I didn’t fucking do
anything! I have no problem crawling on my hands and knees when I screw up. But
if you think I’m gonna beg because you’ve been possessed by the Hormone Demon –
you’re out of your mind sweetheart.”

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By day, Emma Chase is a  devoted wife and mother of two who resides in a small, rural town in New Jersey.  By night she is a keyboard crusader, toiling away the hours to bring her colorful characters and their endless antics to life.   She  has a long standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.
Emma is an avid reader. Before her children were born she was known to consume whole books in a single day. Writing has also always been a passion and with the 2013 release of her debut romantic comedy, Tangled, the ability to now call herself an author is nothing less than a dream come true.

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