Friday, February 28, 2014

**Blog Tour Review & Giveaway ~ Shadow Town ~ Robyn Jones**

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Robyn Jones' Shadow Town. My stop includes everything you need to know about the book, my review, and a giveaway!

Published: January 29, 2014
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal Romance

It's available for only 99 cents during the blog tour, this week!

By day, nineteen-year-old Maggie Lane is property manager of Pearl Estates, a posh housing community owned by her father and occupied by Shadows. By night, she's a waitress at a local dive. When a girl at her night job disappears, she dives into Scooby mode. She might be able to handle a missing waitress on her own, but when a new Shadow moves in next door and turns her into a blushing, flirting, love-crazed girl, her need for answers unearths nightmares from her past and monsters of the here and now. It's possible her bad attitude might not be enough to carry her through.

I one-clicked Shadow Town the day it released because Robyn Jones...she knows how to write a story. She creates these vivid worlds - and I don't mean fantasy worlds - but the colorful every day world that you become fully immersed in. She imparts creative stories with new spins within the paranormal genre. She creates charismatic and quirky characters. And her words...oh, I love how she draws images with her words.

Maggie Lane is one tough chick. She's brave and fierce, and, as she's discovering, loving. Maggie had a sh!t life - truly. She's been beaten down, literally, both physically and psychologically. And she's still fighting - both for herself and any others she feels have been wronged or need protecting. Maggie sees herself as scary and mean but she's really quite sweet. She thinks her super power is seeing the Shadows - something she's been able to do for as long as she can remember. Once she finds out what this really means and secrets start being revealed, she learns she has a much greater super power.

She does manage to get herself into situations she can trouble getting out of. Luckily, she's managed to surround herself, recently, with enough good people who do what they can to protect her and save her (try to) from all the bad.

Shadow Town has quite the quirky cast of characters. There are evil parents and neighbors, jerky bartenders, a sweet little old grandma, dorky teenagers, the Shadows, whom she's always steered clear of, creepy bosses, and HOT best friends and boyfriends. Oh, and an adorable couple that Maggie works her matchmaking magic on, along with a little boy who finds Maggie is just what he needs.

Shadow Town is exciting and entertaining. We get to follow along as Maggie goes about solving mysteries and learns more about herself and the Shadows she's been living with. It's a lot of fun and terrifying at the same time. Yes, really. It was enjoyable watching Maggie make friends and fall in love, two things she's rather unfamiliar with. However, some of the predicaments she found herself in - well, I don't know if I could have been as brave or resourceful as she was.

Now, let's talk about my new book boyfriends - yes, plural. ;) There's Branden, Michael, and Damon. So as not give anything away, I'm going to describe them but not give the matching name. One is the best friend a girl could ever ask for. He's kind and brutally honest - yes, those can co-exist. Another appears one night with all his charm and sexy voice. He does his level best to woo her. And then there the last of the trio who is so sweet and possessive and caring and STUNNED when Maggie chooses him. They all are protective, loyal, and just love Maggie to pieces. But she only has eyes for one of these HOT boys!

My only issue with Shadow Town was that it was a bit slow out of the gate for me. I really wanted to understand the Shadows and that information was slow in coming. Of course, that was all part of Ms. Jones' master plan. I loved the little twist on the paranormal that was revealed. And I think you will, too. 

Shadow Town was inventive and a lot of fun. It was a great introduction into Maggie Lane's world and I not above begging to get the next installment as soon as humanly possible!

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I laugh when people fall down. It's a glitch in my programming, but even my mom has suffered this quirk. I have a BA in Studio Art from the University of Puget Sound. 

My boys make me laugh every day. I steal pens; I try real hard not to. I collect those free bookmarks at the checkout counter at libraries. I've had more stitches than anyone I know. I love stories; writing them, reading them, watching them. You can email me at

**Release Day Blitz & Giveaway ~ Enraptured ~ Ginger Voight**

The entire Fullerton Family Saga is NOW AVAILABLE!

Make sure to enter the Giveaway below and also join our
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Rachel Dennehy had a crazy thought. If she could just start over somewhere else, she could forget about her sad and tragic past and all the ghosts that chased her. When an email landed in her
inbox, to tutor a difficult student whose father just happened to be the CEO of one of the biggest companies in the nation, the apple was a bit too enticing for Rachel to refuse. She moves from Texas to Beverly Hills, where she is tasked with turning around her wealthy pupil’s bad attitude. It is a bad attitude that stems almost entirely from his parents’ ugly divorce and even uglier custody battle. That her new boss Andrew, or Drew, Fullerton is one of the handsomest and most eligible bachelors in the world means nothing to Rachel. She has absolutely no plans to ever marry or have kids of her own. Her priority is teaching nine-year-old Jonathan, who needs her guidance and her direction and... most importantly... her friendship.

Drew’s brother, Alex, however, assumes otherwise. He basically accuses her of being a gold-digging opportunist upon their first meeting. This sets the two immediately at odds, though they both have young Jonathan’s best interest at heart. Alex believes that Rachel is a “ringer,” a wholesome alternative to edge Jonathan’s socialite mother out of the running for custody, since she left Drew after her own salacious affair with a younger man. He wastes no time in telling Rachel that as long as she stays in her job, she will keep Jonathan from his real mother, and that is the driving force behind Drew's interest.

Unfortunately the more he tries to warn her away from Drew, the closer he ultimately propels her toward her charming boss. Drew never questions her motivation or her presence because Jonathan thrives under her tutelage, and Drew is beguiled by her no-nonsense attitude that challenges him from the start.

Rachel navigates these choppy waters solely to protect Jonathan. She sees the adults in the family as self-serving; most of whom are far more interested in hurting each other than taking care of this fragile, vulnerable boy. Her heart traps her into this sticky web, despite her own history of loss and betrayal. How long will she last? More importantly, what will she be required to give to save these Fullerton men who continually tug her in three different directions?

The saga begins with the first book, titled “Enticed,” due to release in early 2014. Author Ginger Voight returns to the dream-making landscape of Los Angeles, in a new tale that throws back the curtain on the dangerous power, appeal and excess of the privileged. Only by the time this tale is done, one principle
character will pay the ultimate price as they all race toward that elusive happily ever after.

The saga continues for Rachel Dennehy, the tenacious small-town teacher caught in between two compelling, powerful brothers.
****This is Book 2 in the series. Blurb may contain spoilers for Book 1.****
In Book 2 of the Fullerton Family Saga, teacher Rachel Dennehy heads back to California to save her favorite little boy from his rapid downward spiral. She feels responsible for Jonathan's destructive behavior, knowing it was her broken promise that sent him off the rails. She moves in with Alex, a man who had been her nemesis for so long. Thrust together with the shared goal of saving Jonathan, they find more in common than they had realized. In fact, it is Alex who comes to her rescue Drew confronts Rachel over her “betrayal.” The chemistry still burns hot between them, but Rachel cannot forgive Drew’s cruel deception. Unfortunately he is unwilling to let her go. Drew Fullerton doesn't like to lose, 
especially to his younger brother. So he proceeds with his plan to win her back, using every trick in the book to force her hand, including his son.

Young Jonathan holds fast to his dream of a real family, which tears her in yet another direction. Her heart is torn between the three Fullertons, all of whom need her in very different ways. Someone is going to get hurt, no matter what she does. She struggles to do what is right, even when she finds it puts her at direct odds with what she wants.

How far must Rachel go to win back Jonathan’s trust, and protect the men she has grown to love?

In the third and final book of the Fullerton Family Saga, long-simmering secrets explode with disastrous consequences. The fractured Fullertons face their biggest challenges yet, and every single one must rise to their own personal challenges and beat their demons once and for all - no matter what it takes.

In the conclusion of this best-selling, highly rated series, author Ginger Voight once again raises the stakes for her characters and her readers. These characters you have grown to love (and hate) are faced with heart-wrenching challenges that will test them unlike anything they've experienced so far. In the end, only love can save them. It is a message of hope, family and forgiveness amidst the exciting backdrop of excess and power.

Ginger Voight is prolific author, freelance writer and optioned screenwriter. Her fiction is diverse, with novels like the edgy, coming-of-age drama DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS, and the fun family adventure for kids of all ages, COMIC SQUAD.

Having grown up reading different authors like Danielle Steel and Stephen King, Ginger has always been drawn more to story than to genre. This shows up in her various stories. Titles such as MY IMMORTAL and TASTE OF BLOOD are a delicious, heady mix of horror, suspense, and romance. Genre romance, however, has held a special place in her heart, ever since she read her first Harlequin novel when she was only eleven. As a result, Ginger is making a name for herself writing romances of her own, starring women who look more like the average American woman rather than those traditionally represented in the size-biased American media. Her Rubenesque romances were created especially for those heroines with fuller figures, who can still get the man of their dreams if only they believe they can. Such titles include UNDER TEXAS SKIES, LOVE PLUS ONE, THE GROUPIE TRILOGY, THE FIERCE TRILOGY and PICTURE POSTCARDS.

Ginger was included in the best-selling book by Smith Magazine NOT QUITE WHAT I WAS PLANNING, featuring her six-word memoir.

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**Cover Reveal ~ London Bound ~ Nana Malone**

I'm excited to be a part of the cover reveal for Nana Malone's London Bound. The cover was designed by Hot Damn Designs.

This reveal is presented by Xpresso Book Tours.

London Bound by Nana Malone 

(Chase Brothers #1)
Publication date: April 1st 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance

It wasn’t exactly like spunky, photography student, Abbie Nartey ran away from her life…except, that she left under the cover of darkness and put three thousand miles between her and her ex-boyfriend’s betrayal. She went to London searching for her dream. She never expected to find love, or herself.

Heir to his family’s tech fortune, sexy, Alexi Chase, is looking for freedom—from his family and from his past. What he’s not looking for is love. With secrets like his, he can’t afford to let anyone get too close. But a chance rescue has him wondering if the price of keeping secrets is too high.

Will Alexi risk losing love to keep his past hidden? Will Abbie trust herself enough to love again? Or will their pasts keep then from accepting true love?

This book contains mature themes and is intended for audiences 18+

USA Today Best Seller and iTunes Breakout Books author, Nana Malone's love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she borrowed from her cousin.

It was a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana, and Nana was a precocious thirteen. She's been in love with kick butt heroines ever since. With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

**Cover Reveal ~ The One Who Loves You ~ Sydney Simon**

I'm so excited to be a part of the cover reveal for Sydney Simon's The One Who Loves You. I have all the details about the book and a giveaway for y'all!

This reveal was organized by Angie @Angie's Dreamy Reads.


The One Who Loves You by Sydney Simon
Release Date: TBA

After a near death car accident, Siena Carson wakes up from a coma with no recollection of who she is.

Standing in front of her are two men - she has no idea who they are, or what they mean to her- but she's certain that two separate worlds have collided.

What if these two men would do anything to make her remember what she meant to them...
Both men spend the next week talking her through her past, each secretly hoping for a future.

The choices are there.
Decisions need to be made.
Would you choose the one who loves you or the one you love?

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I was born and raised in Southern California, where I worked in a medley of colorful jobs. Today I am a wife, full time mom, shuttle service and student, in that order. I love pop culture and music, especially from the 70's and 80's. I was too busy partying through the 90's to remember much, other than there were too many boy bands (I am grateful for JT though). I believe that things happen to everyone for reason; I hope that this path I'm on is both a learning experience and a journey for tomorrow. The One Who Loves You is my first published novel.

**Think Out Loud ~ #15**

Welcome to Think Out Loud, a weekly meme hosted by Thinks Books. This is a meme where you can post about anything and everything you rules! Make sure you link up over at Thinks Books, too. 


I saw this on Facebook yesterday, and I had to share. It's sooo true!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

**Promo ~ Past Imperfect ~ Alison G. Bailey**

I'm excited to be a part of the promotional event for Alison G. Bailey's Past Imperfect. I have the details for the book, a teaser, and a giveaway for y'all! Have y'all read this yet? I can't wait!!

Past Imperfect by Alison G. Bailey
Series: Perfect #2
Release Date: February 20, 2014
Genre: New Adult/Adult Contemporary Romance
Cover designer: Robin Harper, Wicked by Design
Photography by Abigail Marie, NON`PA*REIL photography

In Present Perfect, Brad Johnson was sexy, cocky, rich and a complete Smurff**ker. He could afford anything he wanted and could charm any girl he set his eyes on. Everything was laid out in front of him, all for the taking except the one thing he craved and needed. A tragic event forces him to reevaluate his life. When he tries to change, will the people in his life let him move on from his past or will they constantly hold him to the life altering mistakes he’s made?

Mabry Darnell is intelligent, ambitious, beautiful, and sassy. Secrets from her past haunt the present causing her to question her actions in order to shield her heart and protect her life.

From the moment Brad and Mabry met, their connection was strong, intense, and electrifying. Both knew they had found the one person who could satisfy what the other ached for. When their pasts collide with their present, will it prevent them from having a future together or will love be strong enough to conquer their demons?


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Present Perfect (Perfect #1)

Alison was born and raised in Charleston, SC. As a child she used her imagination to write additional scenes to TV shows and movies that she watched. She attended Winthrop University and graduating with a BA in Theater. While at Winthrop she began writing one act plays which she later produced. Throughout the years she continued writing and producing several one act plays, but then life got in the way and she hung up her pen for a while. On the advice of a friend, she started writing again. In January 2013, Alison sat down at her computer and began writing her first novel, Present Perfect.

Alison lives in Charleston, South Carolina with her husband, Jef, and their two furry children (dogs). She’s addicted to Diet Pepsi and anything with sugar.