Saturday, August 31, 2013

Release of Rock My Heart

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“I thought I knew what I wanted but someone forgot to tell me that you have to embrace the ugly in a relationship in order to appreciate the beauty of what you have created between another person and yourself. The following is what happens when you think you can take a short cut but in life, as in love, easy doesn’t come without difficulty, and if you want love to survive, you have to fight for it each and every day.”

 Syd and Kaz survived getting together in the most unusual of ways, a rigorous world tour and his crazy ex-wife but their relationship will be tested more than they ever thought was possible. Now that Sydney is expecting their first child and they are engaged, demons from Kaz’s past rear their ugly head and cause a catalyst that will spin their world completely out of control. Kaz reacts in the only way he knows how and that is to shut down his emotions while contemplating a deal for Scarlet Fever that could set them up for life and finally give them the stability they need. Meanwhile, Syd reacts to the situation in a way that is completely unbecoming and may spell the end of their relationship and the happy ending she has craved for so long. Can two people—who have gone through the fires of lust and love—reconnect with what brought them together in the first place and make peace not only with themselves and each other or will the pressure prove too great and tear them apart for good? This is the explosive conclusion to one of the most exciting and twisted love affairs in rock history.

Selene Chardou is a world traveler and the alter-ego of Elle Chardou. Ms. Chardou’s writing is all about hot romance and exciting times with the wild, damaged, out of control and/or the rich and famous set in the New Adult realm. She is currently working on In Too Deep, the conclusion to The Lovers Duet, and The Will To Love, book two in the Scarlet Fever Series, which chronicles the relationship of Will, the bassist of Scarlet Fever and Laurel, Syd’s BFF who fell head over heels for the hot rocker. Ms. Chardou has lived abroad in Stockholm (Sweden), Manchester (England), Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland. She currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.



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Friday, August 30, 2013

Conflicted Cover Reveal

When you think about your life are there things you would reverse? 
Derek Scott is the twenty-six year old drummer of Battlescars. With a past marred by tragedy, he has a hard time letting people in. He's also made his share of mistakes. Now, he's trying to come to terms with the choices he has made recently and what they mean for him. 
When someone from his past comes back into his life, Derek thinks maybe he can get back on track. However, things unravel, leaving him more unclear than ever. When long kept secrets find him and force him to decide what really matters in his life, will he be able to choose a path - or will he always be conflicted?

Release date set for September 25th


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Two ambitious people team up to prove themselves to their families—and find there may be more to their partnership than just business…
Elizabeth Brannigan is determined to show her father she’s capable of running the family business. Saving his struggling Chicago bar seems like the perfect project. But she’ll need a little help dealing with the rough crowd. Who better to assist her than the handsome co-owner of a thriving Irish pub? Of course, with so much work to do, there are bound to be a few late nights…

Colin O’Leary’s father passed away before he could prove to him that he wasn’t a screw-up. Now he wants to show his brother he’s responsible enough to own a bar of his own—and Elizabeth may be able to help him. But when their professional aspirations clash, tempers—and passions—flare. Are they mature enough to mix business with pleasure—or will they have to choose between the two? 

Shannyn is a former English teacher, who now works as a part-time editor while raising her three kids.
Even though she wrote from high school through college (mostly poetry), she’d never considered a career as an author. Writing fell by the wayside as she focused her energy on creating lesson plans and new and fabulous ways to torment her teen students. One group in particular dubbed her “The Torture Master,” a title she carried into motherhood.
After the birth of baby number two, Shannyn resigned from teaching and fell in love with reading romance novels. She read so many books so quickly that her husband teased, “If you’re going to read so many damn books, why don’t you just write one?”
So she did.
That first book is safely buried on her hard drive, but the process set Shannyn on the path to where she is today—agented with a debut ebook coming out with Kensington in late 2012.
She is recovering from her Diet Coke addiction, fears putting her foot in her mouth on social media, and has a renewed appreciation for the bad girls of the world.

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At the age of seventeen, Lisa was broken when Bobby left. He was suppose to be her first. First Love. First Time. First Everything. No word for six long years. She moved away from the painful reminders sacrificing her relationship with her best friend Brad. She struggled to rebuild her life.

Now six years later she returns as a strong, successful woman grabbing a job at one of New York’s hottest marketing agencies. She is dating a gorgeous guy with his eyes on a corner office. But it all changes when she sees Bobby again.

Can she risk another heartbreak from Bobby? Will she be able to repair her friendship with Brad? Lisa will have to decide between the man she's with, and the two men that want her.

Who will she be with, and who will she tell to "Watch Me Walk Away?"

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I live in Northern New Jersey. I am a wife and mother of two girls. I have been an avid
reader my whole life, I cannot remember a Sunday afternoon that did not include
my parents reading. We had a huge bookshelf in our den with a diverse set of
authors like Ayn Rand, Stephen King, Mario Puzo & Danielle Steele.

I have always had ideas and characters running
around my head but it took a few good friends to push me to start putting them
down on paper.
I hope you enjoy my musings. Please feel free to
contact me I would love to hear from you.

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Reveiw~ The Rocker that Needs Me

The Demon…

I’ve been fighting my own demons for most of my life. The alcohol seems to numb the pain, but it never makes the nightmares go away. All I want in life is a little peace. When I met my angel it felt like I found it, but there is so much standing between us. Why does she have to be so young…?

The Demon’s Angel…

Meeting Drake was the best thing to ever happen to me. I found my friend, my soul mate. But he lets my age stand between us. There is something that haunts him, and I selfishly want to be the one that helps him conquer his ghosts. If he would just let me in, let me closer, I think I could help him…

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

"Never let the pain from your past punish your present and paralyze your future."

Drake Stevenson has inner demons that he has been fighting for many years. Plagued by memories of his past and of those he failed to protect, he turns to alcohol to dull the nightmares that haunt him at nightly.

Enter Lana...Drake's "Angel".

When Drake sees Lana for the first time he feels an instant attraction. He feels that he can breathe after all these years of torture until he finds out that she is only seventeen years old. That's a deal breaker. He pushes his true feelings aside and gives her the only thing he can offer and still have her in his life...his friendship. They become best friends and know each other inside and out.

“I hate fighting with you,” I muttered as I set her on her feet. “I’m not sure I’d survive if I really pissed you off.”

Lana eventually turns eighteen but Drake feels that he still can't be with her. He knows that she has feelings for him as well but believes because of her age that she has some growing to do and thinks that he isn't good enough for her. In a drunken moment things change for the pair and the next morning Drake is unaware of what happened, leaving Lana hurt and upset.

With his feelings growing for Lana, Drake takes his brother, Shane, up on his offer for a night out in Vegas that leads to the final crack in Lana's already shattering heart.

“It means that I love you, Drake. And I know that I’m not supposed to. All you want from me is to be your friend. And I am, but I can’t turn off my emotions. I can’t hide how I feel. I’ve tried.”

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Lana decides to remove herself from Drake's life by enrolling in a college over 3000 miles away thinking that distance from him will mend her heart.

After losing his Angel, Drake realizes that if he plans to have the future that he wants that he will have to get his life together and become the man that she deserves. He enters in rehab and works on making himself better.

Once Drake is better, he takes a job that brings him closer to Lana. Once they see each other again, even after all the time they have spent apart, sparks fly and the couple can not deny their feelings for one another for long.

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When secrets from the past come into the present will Drake and Lana become stronger or will dealing with issues that have never been faced send Drake back on the path to self destruction?

This is the third book in The Rocker series by Terri Anne Browning and I have to say this one was my favorite so far. I love that we have seen Drake fighting his demons from Emmie, Jesse, and Layla's POV but now seeing it from Lana and his POV it's like discovering it all over again. I love that Lana is Drake's 'salvation' and that he
her. I love the strength that Lana gives him to heal and to look forward to the future.

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Drakes POV
My head snapped around at the sound of that voice, and I was sure that my heart stopped in my chest when I met the whiskey colored eyes of an angel. Her long, midnight black hair was pulled back in a ponytail. Her brown-amber eyes were huge in her beautiful face. She had plump lips that were almost bee stung and a nose that was tipped at the end. The angel was tall, her waist long and slender, but she had curves that made my body ache to hold her against me.
This angel was young; I would say no more than twenty-one…Layla introduced the angel. “Lana, this is Jesse and that’s Drake. Guys, this is my seventeen year old sister, Lana.”
Seventeen. Seventeen. SEVENTEEN!
The number bounced around in my already throbbing head, and I thought I was going to go mad from it. No! Not seventeen. She had to be older. I couldn’t be attracted in a seventeen year old girl.
“It’s nice to meet you, Lana,” Jesse said as he stared at the angel.
I was fascinated by the pretty pink that flooded her cheeks. “Yeah, you too,” she murmured and glanced at her sister. “Layla, can you help me with something in the bathroom?”
The sisters left us alone in the living room, and Jesse dropped down on the sofa beside of me. “Dude, you look pale.”
I wasn’t surprised. I think I had actually felt the color drain from my face when Layla had said the word seventeen. I felt sick to my stomach for an entirely different reason than the ones that I had woken up to.

Lana’s POV

Sometime much, much later, my tears finally started to dry and the cold that had numbed me started to thaw enough to make me realize that I should be mad. I was in love with Drake, and after Friday night, I was sure that he was in love with me too, or that he at least cared about me as more than a friend… Now, with him fucking some other girl in his hotel room, unconcerned that I would hear him, I knew that I had been wrong.
All I would ever be to him was his friend, and I would have to accept that. But there was no way I could carry on the way we had been the last few months. I wasn’t that good of an actress. I sucked at pretending, especially when my feelings were involved. And they didn’t get any more involved than they were right now.
It would kill me to have to see him day after day, knowing that he had gone from lying in bed with me one night to screwing some other chick the next. Maybe that was how it worked in the rocker world—okay, so I knew that that was how it worked in the rocker world, but I couldn’t deal with that kind of messed up shit.

As the night dragged on, I realized what I had to do. It was going to be hard. It meant doing things I had promised never to do, but sometimes you had to do what was best for you, not what was best for someone else.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Naughty Girl Release and Giveaway

#1 Naughty Girl Series

Alexandra loved the hot
sex she experienced as a submissive in the bedroom, but would never give her
heart to any man.

After getting hurt by his sub and wife, Paul swore he
would never make that kind of commitment to a woman again.

They meet at
the club that Alex frequents and quickly become play partners. The sex is
amazing, but despite their reservations, they begin to fall for each other. Will
they be willing to admit their feelings for each other?

Contains some
BDSM (light) and sexual situations. Intended for audiences 18+.

#2 Naughty Girl Series

Alexandra opened her heart and let herself be vulnerable to Paul. The walls around Paul's heart were torn down by the feisty Alex. Both of them are happier than they've been in a long time.

Paul's ex-wife comes to town and turns their life upside down and shakes Paul to the core. Will Alex be collateral damage of his past?

Can Paul show Alex that she's the only one for him before it's too late? Or will someone else from their past destroy them beyond repair?
Due to language and sexual situations, this book is intended for ages

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Cover Reveal- Breaking the Rules L.K. Lewis

Title: Breaking the Rules

Author: LK Lewis

Release date: September 17, 2013

Age Group: New Adult

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover designed by: Cover It! Designs

Morgan Lane has just completed grad school, and has accepted a job at Baylor Industries with the help of her father, who just so happens to be golf buddies with Drake Baylor Sr., CEO. Morgan has lived her 24 years of life under her parents thumbs, and is more than eager to start living life and carving successful career for herself.

Drake Baylor Jr. is being groomed to take over as CEO of Baylor Industries upon his father’s retirement. Although he was raised in an affluent household, his formative years were rough, leading to a string of bad decisions, and hard lived years. In order to take over as CEO, his father has given him a set of rules to live by for an indefinite period of time: No drugs, limited alcohol consumption, and absolutely no relationships whatsoever with women-his greatest weakness. If Drake can abstain from those three things, work hard, and gain his father’s trust, he can have the keys to the Kingdome. Drake meets Morgan on her first day at Baylor Industries, and the phrase “love at first sight” doesn’t even come close to describing what is felt between them. Their instant attraction is a magnetic pull that is stronger than either one of them can handle. Now Drake and Morgan are faced with figuring out how to fight for their future together, hoping not to get caught “Breaking the Rules”.

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LK Lewis lives in Northern Michigan with her Husband and 2 year old son.

Born and raised in Michigan, LK spent her early twenties chasing the man of her dreams (now husband of 8 years) around the country, residing in both New York, and Portland, Oregon. While living in Portland, LK attended East West College of the Healing Arts, and is now a Massage Therapist, Makeup Artist, and Spa Owner.

When LK isn’t working, writing, or chasing her son around, she enjoys boat days, playing in the sunshine, and giggling with her husband. You may also find her on twitter most days, especially live tweeting when The Bachelor/Bachelorette or The Walking Dead is on. Check her out, you may enjoy her colorful commentary!

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Epiphany Review

“I had my first psychic dream when I was nine. Psychic implied power, and powerful wasn’t a word I’d use to describe myself. I couldn’t foretell the future or conjure visions at will, but I couldn’t think of a more fitting word to describe what I sometimes saw in my dreams.”

For 23-year-old Mackenzie Hill, tossing her life down the garbage disposal is easy after a painful incident shatters her life. Her heart is bleeding, and moving to Watcher’s Point is a chance to start anew, only she isn’t prepared for the guy who walks out of her dreams and into the flesh. Literally . . . because she’s been dreaming about this sexy stranger for years.  

Mackenzie is even less prepared to face the dark nature of her dreams. They’ve turned disturbingly gruesome, full of blood and murder, and when they begin to coincide with the media’s headlines, she and Aidan realize her visions might be the key to stopping a madman from killing again.

Only Aidan has painful secrets of his own, and perhaps the biggest danger of all is falling for him.

4.5 Stars
Epiphany is a book with a little bit of the paranormal and a whole lot of suspense. This book kept me guessing and on the edge of my seat the entire time! There were even a few times that I had to set my Kindle down just to catch my breath and try to process what was happening. It captured me from the very 1st paragraph and even days after reading it, it’s still on my mind.
Mackenzie (Mac) is a shattered girl running from her past. She has moved to a new town to try to start over. She just wants to find a way to live life again with some semblance of happiness. Her new friend, Six, is determined to help her. I adored Six from the moment she was introduced. She is a down to earth, bubbly character; someone you could actually be friends with.
Aidan is also a newcomer to the town. He’s the tall, dark, and handsome man that we all love to read about. Add a little mystery to the mix and he is delicious. Of course he has secrets of his own and isn’t who he seems to be. He’s hit a rough patch in this life and is looking for his own brand of justice. He isn’t looking for love or friends, but fate has other plans.
Mac is a bit of a psychic and has been dreaming about Aidan for years, so when he shows up in real life, she knows that he has some role to fill in her life. As much as they resist each other, as Mac’s dreams become more gruesome and turning up in headlines, they begin to drift closer and to rely on each other.
Mac and Aidan aren’t the only characters with secrets in this book though. It seems like at almost every turn something new is being revealed. Even with all the things going on in this book, never once did I feel like the author was just throwing more surprising tidbits in just for the hell of it. She weaves just an awesome tale and each new surprise is integral to the story. I gasped, said “NO,” and hit my head too many times to count. Just when I thought I had it figured out, the author proved me wrong.
If you enjoy paranormal or suspense, then this is definitely the book for you. This is a great start to a new series and I can’t wait to see what maze the author, Christina Jean Michaels, will bring us through in the next book. The only thing I know for sure is that I’ll be snatching book 2, Awakening, up on release day!

Christina Jean Michaels was born in Paradise, California, but she has found the true home of her heart in Eugene, Oregon where she finds plenty of inspiration for storytelling. 

When she was young, her mother said she hated words. Now she can't imagine not writing. She became an avid reader when she was thirteen and discovered the world of Sweet Valley High. About a year later she realized she could play God and write about her own characters. She has been writing in some form ever since.

She lives with her husband and their four children—three rambunctious UFC/wrestling-loving boys and one girl who steals everyone’s attention. 

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