Archive | September 2013

MY SIMPLE PERFECTION REVIEW


                                                          Simple Perfection (Perfection, #2; Rosemary Beach, #5)

.Twisted Perfection was one of my favorite books of all time.  The wait for its sequel, Simple Perfection, seemed to take forever, but was it ever worth it.

When we last left Woods and Della, they had just received news that Woods’s father had died of a massive heart attack, leaving Woods to head up the family business.  Woods had been training his entire life for this, but now that it was thrust unto his plate, it’s even harder than he imagined.  But he has Della, the love of his life.  This pair are still crazy in love and are adorable in their affection towards one another.  There is a problem though, Della is still suffering from her recurring nightmares and catatonic states and doesn’t believe that she will ever be good enough for Woods.  A misunderstanding sends Della running and Woods with a broken heart.  Will they be able to work through their problems or are they destined to be apart?

This book was crazy good.  There was so much happening on nearly every page.  There was definitely a more melancholy feel to this read than there was to Twisted Perfection.  This was a very emotional read that I had to at times put down and just breathe.  One event totally took me by surprise and broke my heart at the same time.  Abbi Glines knows how to play with your emotions.

Woods is as lovable as ever.  Even with all the stress that he is now under, Della still remains his top priority.  Della is just as sweet as ever.  I love the fact that in this book she gets stronger.  There is some fantastic character progression in this book.  Some of it is painful, but all of it is necessary.  Woods and Della still share enough sexual chemistry to light a forest on fire.  That never changes, but there is also a maturity in their relationship.  

All of the other characters from the series are back in Simple Perfection: Rush, Blaiire, Tripp, Bethy, Jase, and Grant.  I loved seeing all of these characters again.  This book kind of reminded me of a high school reunion.  It is good to see everyone again, but at the same time there is a different feel to everything.  People have changed and life is full of surprises.

I would recommend this book to everyone that loved Twisted Perfection or the Too Far series.  It is an awesome book.  It is like a mature version of Twisted Perfection.  

The ending sets up nicely for the next book.  There is a very interesting, unexpected cliffhanger and I can’t wait to see how that pans out.  There is also a nice set up for Grant’s story.  

5 out of 5 stars.

THE BEAST WITHIN BLOG TOUR


           

Welcome to my stop on the beast within blog tour.  This is an amazing series that is sure to be on everyone’s TBR list.

                                                          The Beast Within (The Beast Within, #1)

Karina’s world is turned upside down when she meets the sexy and mysterious Xavier. Something powerful and sensual is unlocked from inside her that she cannot explain and seems to have little control over.

With Xavier’s help, Karina discovers she is a Tuatha De Danann, celtic faeries long thought to have been eradicated. Xavier’s insistence on making her believe troubles Karina, what dangerous secret is he keeping from her? Can her ex partner Ian save her before it’s too late?

                             Haunted (The Beast Within, #2)

Karina has now discovered her abilities, but this only puts her in further danger. With a 600 year old lycanthrope thirsting for her blood, Ian must summon the help of his brother Ronan. The keeper of the Spear of Victory, a treasure sacred to the Tuatha De Danann. 
Can the two Guardians protect Karina, or will her secret ultimately bring destruction upon them all?

                                Journey (The Beast Within #3)

Ian has been summoned by the Goddess Danu to the Otherworld, and Karina will not let him go without a fight.

With a Tutha De Danann that is unable to cross water, getting from Australia to Ireland will make for an interesting journey. Supernatural beings, sworn enemies and the full moon are only half of the risk as they try to cross three continents. Drug smuggling, guerrilla kidnapping and lycans on the prowl will hamper their travels.

Davarus, self-proclaimed King of the lycanthropes is building an army and on the move. Danger faces these forbidden lovers at every turn.

Would you travel to the ends of the earth for the one you love?

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BUY LINKS

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EXCERPT:

Tell me more about these Tuatha De Danann.” Karina whispered as she sat back down in her seat.

Xavier was silent for a moment taking in Karina’s face again. “What do you want to know?”

“What are they?”

“Celtic faeries, I told you.”

Karina laughed nervously and shifted uncomfortably in her chair, she was trying to listen to what Xavier was telling her but it was all sounding farfetched.

“What do you imagine when I say the word faerie?” he asked her. “Diminutive pixies that live in toadstool houses? Tinkerbell? They are all children story characters, works of fiction. The Tuatha De Danann were fierce warriors, a race of nomads who broke away from the Pelasgians in 1900 B.C. They left Greece and called themselves the Tuatha De Danann and migrated north, eventually settling in Ireland. They took with them their four sacred treasures, The Stone of Virtue, the Sword of Lugh, the Spear of Victory and the Cauldron of the Gods.”

“You think I look like Danu? That’s why you called me Tuatha; you think I’m one of them?”

“It’s a strange coincidence that you have been named Tuatha, and you share a striking resemblance to them.” Xavier replied.

Karina shook her head. “But I’m no warrior; I can’t go into an elevator without hyperventilating. I’m a doormat, people walk all over me all the time. I have spent my whole life doing what other people tell me to do, what I think will make them happy.”

Xavier smirked, “You can’t go in the water either.”

“But you said the Tuatha De Danann arrived in Ireland in a mist. They would have had to travel over water,” she pointed out.

“That was part of the spell Manannan put on them. They could only live on the hill and in their Otherworld fortress.”

“Why are you no good for me Xavier?” her fingers ran through his hair playfully.

“You haven’t worked it out yet?” his mouth pulled up on one side.

She shook her head, “No. Tell me.”

“Do you wonder why I bring out the aggression in you? Feelings you didn’t think you were capable of.”

Karina nodded.

“It’s because of what you are Karina. You need to embrace it.”

Karina rolled her eyes, “The faeries again. Do you know how much trouble that caused with my family? They believe that Tuatha is a nickname my Grandmothers wayward Great Aunt, called her bastard daughter. Apparently I look like her so they decided to call me Tuatha because they thought it would be cute!”

“Your family have no idea?” Xavier’s eyes lit up.

“Not that they are telling me, but my mother is avoiding my calls now and will barely speak to me so I dare say they have an idea about something. Let me guess Xavier, you’re one too?”

He smiled trying to fight back a laugh, “No, I’m definitely not.”

“Then what are you? What is it about you that gets under my skin, and in my head?”

Xavier laughed, “You wouldn’t believe me if I told you,” and he moved from the table but Karina pushed him back. “Tell me,” she demanded.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Melissa Crowe

I started writing in 2009 and have not looked back. I have many stories in various stages of completion. After receiving too many knock backs to count from agents and publishers, I was ready to give up writing. That was until a friend gave me Switched by Amanda Hocking and said to me “If she can self publish, then why can’t you?” So here I am, diving head first into self publishing and not regretting my decision at all. I am not looking to be the next Amanda Hocking, I just want to share my stories with people who will appreciate them.

SOCIAL LINKS:

WEBSITE: http://www.melissacroweauthor.blogspot.com

GOODREADS: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5397156.Melissa_Crowe

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/melissa.author?fref=ts

SEXY SUMMERS IS HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


i am so excited to read this book.  Sexy Berekely was awesome and I can’t wait to dive into this one.

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Getting pregnant with a super-hot slice of womanising, Californian man-cake was not the plan when Tilly left London for her much anticipated summer holiday in beautiful Los Angeles. 
Luke Summers is the fun-loving, crazy-sexy personal fitness instructor who drives Tilly wild and unknowingly gave her this huge, unexpected gift. 
As things heat up again during a Christmas trip to Aspen, will Tilly be brave enough to tell ‘daddy’ the good news? Or will their raw passion and wild bedroom antics keep her from admitting the truth? 

BUY LINKS: 

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BOOK 1 IN THE SEXY SERIES:

                                 Sexy Berkeley (Sexy, #1)

‘A long-distance relationship with a hot American businessman is the last thing on Beatrice Hart’s mind when the day from hell ends with her drink-booking a last minute escape to glamorous Southern California.
With Bea’s firm belief that long distance never works, will she ever consider that that an exhilarating introduction at 35,000 feet could lead to anything more than a steamy holiday romance?
Daniel Berkeley is the irresistible, delectable, smoking hot bachelor, determined to make it happen. 

BUY LINKS:

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MOIRAI BLOG TOUR AND GIVEAWAY


      

                                Moirai (Aberrant #2)

Olivia has been on the run from the government of Cabal since the marriage ceremony. Finally settling in and finding herself a place to call home, in Shadow, Olivia and Joshua are preparing for the uprising that they and the rebel alliance have been planning for months.

With new abilities and special talents, from Mindonsiphan, Olivia learns that she can do more than most ordinary eighteen year olds. Learning both to hide and perfect her skills will be one of the biggest challenges she’ll be forced to face.

A constant rollercoaster of emotion and adventure await Olivia and Joshua, as they embark on a journey to the rebel city of Torv, and what was once home, Genesis.

ADD TO GOODREADS: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18109740-moirai

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BARNES AND NOBLE: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/moirai-ruth-silver/1116967494?ean=9780615883229

KINDLE: http://www.amazon.com/Moirai-Aberrant-ebook/dp/B00FG7UYSK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1380224354&sr=8-2&keywords=moirai+ruth+silver

NOOK: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/moirai-ruth-silver/1116967494?ean=2940148545149&cm_mmc=AFFILIATES-_-Linkshare-_-TnL5HPStwNw-_-10:1&r=1

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

She attended Northern Illinois University in 2001 and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Communication. While in college she spent much of her free time writing with friends she met online and penning her first novel, “Deuces are Wild”, which she self-published in 2004. Her favorite class was Creative Writing senior year where she often handed in assignments longer than the professor required because she loved to write and always wanted to finish her stories.

Her love of writing, led her on an adventure in 2007 to Melbourne, Australia. Silver enjoys reading YA novels and sharing her favorite books with other readers. She runs her own book blog and also enjoys photography and traveling.

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THE FIRST BOOK IN THE SERIES

                                  Aberrant (Aberrant #1)

In the future dystopian society of Cabal, the government instills equality for all and offers its citizens the perfect system. There is food, shelter and jobs for everyone. The one requirement is to follow the rules without question, including the government’s match in marriage and “The Day of the Chosen”, a lottery that randomly selects families to conceive children as natural means hasn’t existed in generations. Following her eighteenth birthday, Olivia Parker accepts her requirement to marry her childhood best friend, Joshua Warren, and is eager to start her work assignment and new life when it all comes abruptly to an end as she’s arrested and thrown in prison. The only crime committed, her existence. Olivia is unlike the rest of the world born not from “The Day of the Chosen.” The truth haunts the government and puts her life in grave danger as one simple fact would destroy the perfect system. 

With Joshua’s help, Olivia breaks free of prison and is forced on the run. Together they set out to find the promised rebel town in search of a new home and new life together. Their situation seems less than promising as they reach the town of Haven. New rules and customs must be adhered to in order to stay. Leaving would mean most certain death in the large expanse of the Gravelands. Time is running out as the government mounts an attack to destroy Olivia and bury her secret with her. Thrown into a world unlike their own, they must quickly adapt to survive

ADD TO GOODREADS: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17701160-aberrant

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TO STEAL A HIGHLANDER RELEASE DAY EVENT AND GIVEAWAY


I remember when I was growing up and many a nights I would read myself to sleep with the tale of a dashing highlander.  So I am very excited about this new release.  It sounds like an amazing and sexy read.

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Synopsis:

Alana sets eyes on Morgann for the first time in several years and what does he do? He captures her! But Alana refuses to go meekly with the sexy Highland warrior. Her kidnapping will reignite the rift that’s existed between the two clans since her father accused Morgann of theft and she doesn’t want to see her father harmed in the inevitable war that will ensue.

Unfortunately for Alana, the faeries seek to interfere with her plans to escape. The sidhe have a debt to repay and Tèile, the green faery, is determined to mend the rift between the clans for good. And that means ensuring Alana and Morgann marry.

Morgann has his own reasons for taking Alana and they are nothing to do with marriage or war. He wants to use her to reveal a secret from the past, the one that had him accused of theft. If only he didn’t find his childhood friend so attractive. When circumstances force them together, Alana’s life is threatened and war is imminent. Can Morgann reveal the truth without losing Alana? And will the faeries meddling help or hinder his cause?

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Buy Links:

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Author Bio:

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Samantha resides in Warwickshire, England with her twin girls and husband. She’s a romance addict and has been devouring all kinds of romance for as long as she can remember.

Having studied archaeology, Samantha likes to blend her love of the past with her passion for romance to create thrilling and passionate tales set to medieval backdrops. She thinks there’s nothing sexier than a rugged warrior and a feisty maiden falling head over heels for each other.

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Social Links:

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/romanticfiction

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/SamanthaHAuthor

Goodreads Author:

Goodreads Book: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18299299-to-steal-a-highlander-s-heart?from_search=true

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SOMEONE TO LISTEN BOOK BLAST


Thanks for joining me for this book blast.  This story sounds so good. I love books about choices and complicated relationships.  I think this book is right up my alley.

                                     Someone to Listen

Book Synopsis:Abby wanted a fresh start, a new life thousands of miles away from her four difficult years of high school and the rumors that followed her.  As she begins her college experience in Boston, she finds friendship and love she didn’t expect, people who show her that she doesn’t have to be alone.She is torn between two paths, inexplicably drawn to two completely different guys.  One understands her and reminds her of who she used to be, the broken shadow of a person wandering through life but not truly living.  The other is the key to her future, the guiding hand that she waited for years to pull her out of the darkness and into the light.When Abby’s newfound happiness and renewed existence are threatened, everything changes.  She can fall back to that dark place within her or fight to save her future.She faces the same struggle she has all along: getting someone to hear her, finding someone to believe her.All she ever needed was someone to listen.

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EXCERPT:

About a half-hour into our work, my cell phone rang, its sound and unnecessarily loud vibration on the table making me jump slightly. Ben’s attention was instantly drawn to the phone along with mine. As Daniel’s name flashed across the screen, a sudden anxiety clenched my stomach.

“Daniel. That’s him?”

I bit my lip. The moment I had been dreading was upon me, and I was about to face it head on. “Yes, that’s him.”

Ben smiled reluctantly, but he might as well have just ripped my heart out of my chest. I felt like a horrible person leaving him in that strange and awkward situation. Was it selfish to want both him and Daniel in my life? I was trying to do the right thing by both of them. Why did it feel like I was trying to have my cake and eat it, too?

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  Buy Link (exclusively on Amazon):http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EH4EPHE

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Bio:
After growing up in the Pacific Northwest, A.T. Douglas ventured away from her quiet hometown for the bustle of college in the city of Boston.  Though she studied astronomy and was a science geek at heart, she always had a love for the written word and a story swirling in her head.
 
It wasn’t until she became addicted to the Young Adult/New Adult Contemporary Romance genres that she embraced her renewed passion for reading by self-publishing her debut novel, Someone to Listen.  Fueled by coffee and her love of music, she strives to turn daydreams and the realities of life into words the world can read.  Her writing is inspired by personal experiences and memories from her past.  She hopes to inspire others to break the silence and get their stories out into the world.  
 
A.T. Douglas lives in New Hampshire with her husband and son and wishes desperately that there were more hours in the day for family, reading, and writing.

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Connect with A.T. Douglas and find out more about her at the following links:

https://www.facebook.com/a2tdouglas
https://twitter.com/a2tdouglas 
http://www.goodreads.com/atdouglas  
http://atdouglas.wordpress.com
 

 

 

COMING SOON………………………….


I cannot wait for this book.  I am a huge Abby Niles fan and I loved Extreme Love.  This releases on December 31.  I cannot wait for this second book in the LOVE TO THE EXTREME SERIES.  Seriously.

                                    Fighting Love (Love to the Extreme, #2)

After the MMA scandal of the year, former Middleweight champion Tommy “Lightning” Sparks’s career is in shambles. While he fights to get back on his feet, he’s forced to swallow his pride and move in with his best friend, Julie. But righting his own wrongs won’t be his only battle. Another fighter has his sights set on Julie, and for the first time Tommy’s place in her life is threatened.

Julie Rogers fell for Tommy the day he helped her find her lost puppy at ten years old. As a thirty-two-year-old veterinarian, she still has her love for animals—and for Tommy. Over the years, she’s come to accept that Tommy will never look at her with anything other than brotherly love. After he moves in, the feelings she’s kept locked away threaten to burst through their restraints.

Terrified of losing their friendship, Julie resolves to date another fighter and let go of Tommy. But as she beings to move on, Tommy starts to see her with new eyes. Now, he’s more determined to than ever to emerge the victor and become the man she deserves, before he loses the only woman who means everything to him

The first book in the LOVE TO THE EXTREME SERIES. (i highly recommend this book.)

                                      Extreme Love (Love to the Extreme, #1)

New body. New clothes. New men.

Used to the average Joe, Caitlyn Moore is overwhelmed when the supremely masculine Dante Jones walks into her life and expresses an interest in her. At first she pushes him away, refusing to encourage the attention of a cage fighter. Then she learns Dante has a love ‘em and leave ‘em reputation. What better way to fine-tune her non-existent flirting skills than with a male who won’t stick around? But Dante has no intention of being a practice dummy; he’s out for all or nothing. Now Caitlyn must accept Dante—violent career and all—or let him go.

Dante “Inferno” Jones has one goal: win the Welterweight Championship. At a time when focus is crucial, the last thing he needs is a distraction. Yet Caitlyn Moore becomes a challenge he can’t resist. When the light-hearted pursuit shifts to a battle to win her heart, his focus is shot. Faced with losing the biggest match of his career, Dante must decide if his extreme life also has room for Extreme Love.