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Book Blitz: Written On Her Heart

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image Welcome to the book blitz for the new book Written On Her Heart. Included in this post is an excerpt from the book, an interview with the author and a great giveaway for you to enter. Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for organising this blitz.

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Author: Paige Rion

Series: Callaway Cove (#1)

Genre: Romance

Audience: New Adult

Publication Date: 23rd April 2014

Blurb:

Andi Callaway has dreamed of becoming a published author her entire life.

Ford Delaney has always wanted nothing more than to escape his past.

An opportunity of a lifetime. This is what Andi finds when she returns home to Callaway Cove on summer break. A chance to work for her literary idol Ford Delaney is up for grabs, and she’s willing to risk everything—her boyfriend, her best friends, and her education—to get it.

She’s positive this will be the key to reaching her dreams. But the moment she begins working for the reclusive author, Andi realizes there’s more to him than just a name. As attraction builds between Andi and Ford, she begins to discover consequences must come hand-in-hand with something great—which could loosen control over her tightly wound life. And once romantic sparks fly, Andi’s other relationships start to crumble, Ford’s fame comes back to haunt him, and the heat they generate will either forge a powerful, enduring love or threaten everything she holds dear.

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Excerpt:

“What kind of books do you want to write?” Ford asked, turning his attention back to his plate.      The question brought her back to  reality.“Romance.”                                                       “Ah, fairytales.”                                                                At her narrowed eyes, he said, “I’m not judging. All writers, myself included, create whole worlds to give people a reprieve from their real lives. That’s what I do, too.”                                                              Andi laughed but there was no joy in the sound. It was exactly how she felt about the kind of books she wanted to write and something Peter never understood.                                                    Interestingly, Ford’s words meant he didn’t believe in real love—that he considered the beautifully written romantic plotlines in his own books ‘fairytales’. “I don’t buy it. You can’t write books like yours and not believe in love, at least to some extent.”                                                                        Ford’s mouth tightened. He ran a hand through his hair. “Why?”                                                          “Because there’s hope in love.” She met his gaze. “And a world without hope is a sad one. If you truly feel what you say, you want to leave people with the feeling that good exists and that love, no matter how impossible, is possible. If love is such a lie, I can’t see you selling it like you do.”            Ford’s eyes flashed. “I believe people leave you when you need them most in life. I believe real love is something people tell themselves exists because it makes the world a better place to live in. When love fails, and it always does, people make excuses. He wasn’t the one. She was too critical, bossy, fat…whatever.”                                                                    Andi frowned. “So why write romance into your books at all? If you don’t buy into the notion it’s real?”                                                                              Ford smiled but his eyes softened, something sad lingering in his gaze. “Because there’s nothing wrong with giving false hope. Even if true love is a lie, it makes life easier to swallow. And that’s what’s important—finding a way to get through the rough parts. Love is the Achilles heel of man. It’s something we can’t help pursuing even if it ends in heartache, even if it is an endless pursuit of happiness. Shakespeare, Jane Austen—they got it.” Andi sat in silence. The sadness in his eyes shot clear through her heart like an arrow, and her mind raced through his books, trying to piece together what she was missing, what piece of heartbreak had been embedded between the pages that explained the way he felt now.                         “You think I’m wrong?” he asked, breaking through her thoughts.                                                                                 She wanted to argue with him, to come up with a line that would disprove everything he had just said about love, but she had none, so she said what she felt instead. “I think a world without true love is a world without hope, one I don’t want to be a part of. So, I choose to believe, whether it’s real or not.” She saw it. The flash in his eyes, a glimmer of something unexplained as his molten gaze met hers, pinning her to her seat. She caught her breath, unable to look away, the blood humming in her veins. In that moment, nothing and no one else existed. It was just him and her and the intimate conversation between them. He placed his hand over hers and leaned into the table. “Andi?” he whispered. Heart knocking against her ribs, her eyes flickered to his mouth and the hard contours of his jaw. He had shared so much of himself with her. This broken, brilliant man. Maybe all he needed was a little hope?                                                     He reached out, cupping the side of her face. She’d never wanted anything as much as she wanted to kiss him in that moment. The warmth of his palm burned through her skin, and the feel of him exploded all thought, scattering it to the far corners of her mind. She curled her fingers around his and leaned closer. She could hear the soft sound of his breathing. All she had to do was close her eyes. Move just a bit closer…

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Paige Rion is a contemporary romance author. She’s a mother, wife, blogger, hopeless chocoholic, coffee-addicted, wine-lover. Her debut, novel—a new adult romance—Written On Her Heart, is the first in the Callaway Cove series. The next in the series is to be released this summer. She loves connecting with readers on her blog and social media. You can visit her website at http://paigerion.com/

Q&A With Author Paige Rion

What do you write? I write contemporary romance. My new release, Written On Her Hear is a new adult romance.

Tell us about your book in 3 sentences. Written On Her Heart takes Andi Callaway, an aspiring writer, and gives her the shot to work as an assistant to her literary idol, Ford Delaney. She willing to risk everything to work for him—her friends, her boyfriend, and her education. But what she doesn’t expect is to fall for him.

Why do you write? Give us three reasons.

1. If I don’t, I get really cranky.

2. Because I love bringing characters to life.

3. I love being able to create something that readers can escape in and enjoy.

Complete the following sentences:

My first ever published piece of writing was… This is it! Written On Her Heart. It’s the first in The Callaway Cove Series.

A novel I love is… Winter Garden by Krisitn Hannah. So sad, but so good!

My favourite place to write is… Anywhere. I just plop down with my laptop and write!

Writing is…Addictive

Editing is…A necessary evil.

Describe yourself in five words.  Patient. Compassionate. Goofy. Indecisive. Obsessive.

Why are you obsessive? Ha! Because I obsess constantly over my work. It’s very hard for me to turn off. Writing, publishing, and likes are never too far from my mind

What’s your next big writing challenge? I really want to get the second novel in the Callaway Cove series out by mid-July.

What advice would you give to a brand new writer? Be patient. Trust your gut and invest in yourself.

 

 

 

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Review: Bound By Lies

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Author: Hanna Peach

Series: Bound (#1)

Genre: romance, suspense, thriller

Audience: Adult

Publication Date: 21st January 2014

Source: thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Goodreads Blurb:

Our love is on his terms. He contacts me only through notes − unpredictable and untraceable. When we meet, he can touch me, but I’m not allowed to touch him. When we make love, it’s only after I have been bound and blindfolded. It’s the only time I truly feel alive. Which is why I play along with it. For now.

Caden Thaine is the most sinfully beautiful man I have ever seen. But more than that, his touch sets me on fire. And dear God, do I ache for him. I don’t know where he lives or even what he does. But this doesn’t scare me. My only fear is that one day his messages will stop.

I know he’s hiding something. But that’s okay. I am hiding things too. Like my real name and… who I really am. But the deeper I fall for him, the stronger my curiosity becomes.

I could never have imagined just how much our lives are bound. And that pulling at his tangled web of secrets would cause my own dark past to come back to try and reclaim me. Will we survive? Will our love?

Adult romantic suspense. +18 years

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My Rating: 3.75/5 stars

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My Review:

This book leaves the reader breathless. I really enjoyed the majority of this novel but at times I felt disappointed. At the start of this book I found it very difficult to concentrate and understand the characters. Although the beginning of this book lowered my rating over all I did enjoy this novel. The suspense and underlying mystery that is contained in this book keeps the reader on the edge of their seat. Hanna Peach knows how to keep her readers interested and desperate to find out what will happen next. Despite the slow start I am glad that I stuck with this novel as it turned out to be worth it in the end. The fantastic ending makes reading ‘Bound By Lies’ worth the readers time. One of the best things about this book is the brilliant plot which is full of drama, suspense, action and even a bit of romance.

 

 

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Blog Tour: Whispering Woods Series

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Welcome to the blog tour for the fantastic Whispering Woods series. Included in this post is information on each book in the series, a review of the first two books in the series and also a great giveaway for you to enter. Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for organising this tour.

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Author: Brinda Berry

Series: Whispering Woods (#1)

Genre: paranormal, romance

Audience: Young Adult

Publication Date: 15th September 2012

Blurb:

A missing boy, government agents, an interdimensional portal…

Mia has one goal for her senior year at Whispering Woods High-find her missing older brother. But when her science project reveals a portal into another dimension, she learns that travelers are moving in and out of her woods in the most alarming way and government agents Regulus and Arizona are policing their immigration. Mia’s drawn to the mysterious, aloof Regulus, but it’s no time for a crush. She needs to find out what they know about her brother, while the agents fight to save the world from viral contamination. But when Regulus reveals that he knows Mia’s secrets, she begins to wonder if there’s more going on than she thought…and if she was wrong to trust him…

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My Rating: 4.5/5 stars

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My Review:

From the very beginning the reader finds themselves draw into this book. Brinda Berry is a fantastic author who immediately captivates her readers with her brilliant writing. This book us packed full of mystery and suspense which keeps the reader on the edge of their seats. The fast pace of this novel stops the reader from becoming bored. This book keeps the reader up at night desperate to find out what will happen next. The twist and turns of this novel leave the reader in the dark which keeps them interested throughout the duration of this phenomenal book. Although this book has many good qualities one of the best aspects is the unique and suspense filled plot.

Mia wants one thing – to find her brother. But nothing is ever easy and she may discover more than she bargained for. When she captures more than animals on her camera in the woods her life is turned upside down. The unexpected appearance of Arizona and Regulus – who are not your normal immigration officers – could either end in disaster or the saving of the world. Can Mia trusted these two strangers or do they know too many of her secrets? This novel is full of shocks and unexpected events. Throughout the course of the book the reader is left guessing who Mia can trust which keeps them hooked till the end. The reader is left on the edge of their seat from the underlying mystery this novel contains. Brinda Berry has created a unique and original plot which has the reader hooked from start to finish.

Overall a fantastic start to the series that leaves the reader desperate for more. I would definitely recommend readers who are looking for a unique paranormal romance give this book a try as it is worth the read.

 

Now on to the next book!

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Author: Brinda Berry

Series: Whispering Woods (#2)

Genre: paranormal, romance

Audience: Young Adult

Publication Date: 5th November 2012

Blurb:

Weapons training and winter formals…a deadly combination.

All Mia ever wanted was to fit in at Whispering Woods High. But being a portal-finder who dates a guy from another dimension sort of makes it hard. Mia’s brother disappeared over a year ago, and agents from the IIA began policing people’s movements through dimensions. She’d trusted Dr. Bleeker from the local university when he’d told her the IIA were the bad guys. But even a girl with an extraordinary ability to sense things can make mistakes.

Now two people are dead, and as a portal gatekeeper for the IIA, Mia needs to find Dr. Bleeker before he hurts anyone else. And her boyfriend Regulus, an Agent for the IIA, carries secrets of his own. Between learning about weaponry, finding the perfect dress for the winter formal, and catching bad guys, who has time to fit in?

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My Rating: 5/5 stars

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My Review:

Phenomenal! This is a brilliant book which instantly grabs the readers attention from the start and never let’s go. The fast pace of this novel keeps the reader interested and they never find themselves bored during the course of the book. This novel jumps straight in and immediately has the reader hooked. Brinda Berry has written another fantastic novel full of suspense and action. It is packed full of twist and turns which keep the reader on the edge of their seats.

 

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Author: Brinda Berry

Series: Whispering Woods (#3)

Genre: paranormal, romance

Audience: Young Adult

Publication Date: 17th December 2013

Blurb:

Senior year should bring fun, friends, and happiness. Not portals, treachery, and murder.

Seventeen-year-old Mia Taylor, gatekeeper to an interdimensional portal, wants nothing more than to heal from her romance gone wrong. Illegally falling for her co-worker Regulus had been a huge mistake. But when Regulus goes rogue to hunt down a murderer, Mia must forget her broken heart and use her unique abilities to save him. Traveling across dimensions, she enters a strange and hostile world where a rebel faction holds the key to their escape. Her gift of synesthesia is in high demand, and a secret organization of the otherworldly kind has her in their sights. But sabotage and murder may be the least of her worries. Her ex-boyfriend wants a relationship. Her dad wants her to act normal. Her friends want her to stop moping. Who knew faking happy would be the easiest part of senior year?

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Get to know the author:

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Brinda Berry lives in the southern US with her family and two spunky cairn terriers. She has a BSE in English and French and a MEd in Learning Systems Technology. She’s terribly fond of chocolate, coffee, and books that take her away from reality. She doesn’t mind being called a geek or “crazy dog lady”. When she’s not working the day job or writing a novel, she’s guilty of surfing the internet for no good reason.

 

 

 

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Blog Tour: Getting By

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Welcome to the blog tour for the brilliant book Getting By. Included in this post is a review for the book and a great giveaway for you to enter. Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for organising this tour.

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Author: Claudia Y. Burgoa

Series: A Knight’s Tale (#1)

Genre: contemporary, romance

Audience: New Adult

Publication Date: 18th February 2014

Blurb:

When Emma Anderson arrived at San Francisco International Airport, she regretted accepting the distinction of being the maid of honor to Gaby’s—her childhood friend—wedding. It had been years since the last time she set foot in Menlo Park, where her parents had been killed. The rug where she had been shoving her feelings since that day looked bumpier than a camel’s hump. Who could blame her; if she hadn’t been selfish they’d still be around. Ever since that fateful day, Emma has been perfecting the knack of Getting By.

Cade’s wedding in Menlo Park—a city close to San Francisco—might be the perfect place for Jake Knight to shake the memories of his ex, Emma Anderson for good. Single, available women galore for an entire week was the perfect medication, one he intended to take three times a day for an entire week to return to his player days. It was a plan the former spy thought flawless until he came face to face with the maid of honor. Jake’s perfect retreat turns into a flight, fight or hide week of celebrations.

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My Rating: 4.25/5 stars

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My Review:

Amazing! This book draws the reader in from the very beginning. I really enjoyed this novel and the only reason I didn’t give it a full five stars is due to the fact at certain points the book did not completely flow. Despite this small issue which in amongst the whole of the book is barely noticeable, this is a phenomenal book. The start of this novel was a brilliant and uncommon opening which is very intriguing for the reader. By going back after the prologue and telling the story from the beginning  the reader develops a better understanding for the characters and their relationship. This interesting opening has the reader hooked from the start and leaves them desperate for more of this great book. Although I enjoyed this novel one thing that stood out and made this book brilliant to read was the split perspective. The reader was quickly able to connect with both of the main characters as we were able to see into their thoughts and therefore understand them better. At the heart of this book is a well developed plot which keeps the reader interested.

Jacob was left confused and with conflicting emotions when Emma unexpectedly walked out of his life after two years. But fate works in funny ways and these two head strong people are about to be thrown back together. Can these two people finally overcome their pasts and see their future in each other? Fate plays a large part in this novel as it constantly throws the two main characters together throughout the course of the book. This gives the reader  a slightly different book from other contemporary romances to add to their shelves. The idea of fate gives this novel an original twist which keeps the reader interested and wanting to find out what will happen next. Claudia Burgoa slowly built her characters stories and history throughout the book which left the reader hooked and wanting to discover more. By building the characters history piece by piece the reader was able to emotionally connect with the characters

Overall this is a brilliant book that is not your average romance. I now would love to read more of Claudia Burgoa’s books as she seems like a great author. I am now patiently waiting for the release of the next intsallment in the series. I would definitely recommend lovers of contemporary romance try and read this book as it is worth your time.

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Claudia lives in Colorado with her family and three dogs. Two beagles who believe they are human, and a bichon who thinks she’s a beagle. While managing life, she works as a CFO at a small IT Company. She’s a dreamer who enjoys music, laughter and a good story.

 

 

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Cover Reveal: Docked

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Welcome to the cover reveal for the brand new book by Rachael Wade. Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for organising this reveal.

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Author: Rachael Wade

Genre: contemporary, romance

Audience: Adult

Publication Date: 26th May 2014

Blurb:

A new, sensual Adult Contemporary Romance from author of the Amazon bestselling PRESERVATION SERIES, THE REPLACEMENT, and LOVE AND RELATIVITY. Coming to e-readers everywhere May 26, 2014.

It’s not water that paralyzes Anya Banks—it’s the ocean. Tumultuous and powerful, sleek and unpredictable, it’s just like Tanner Christensen, owner of Trident Voyager, the cruise ship she’s been talked into boarding by her vivacious, foodie fanatic best friend and co-worker, Lana. Tanner exudes confidence, and his raw masculinity is hard to resist. But Anya came aboard to work, face her demons, and then get the hell back to dry land.

Until Tanner convinces her to take the plunge.

She quickly dives into a fun, carefree arrangement with him and embraces her goal to be brave, no matter how loudly her shaky knees tell her to abandon ship. For twelve days, Tanner’s all hers. For twelve days, she’s his goddess. Once the cruise is over and the ship docks, she won’t be the same. But being brave always costs something, and this time, it might cost her heart.

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 Get to know the author:

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Rachael Wade is the Amazon bestselling author of The Preservation Series, The Resistance Trilogy, and the upcoming sci-fi series, The Keepers Trilogy. When she’s not writing, she’s busy learning French, watching too many movies, and learning how to protect animals and the environment. Visit her at http://www.RachaelWade.com and http://www.LightsOnOutreach.com, or come chat with her on Twitter via @RachaelWade

 

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Cover Reveal: Intercepting Love

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Welcome to the cover reveal for Intercepting Love which will be released very soon. Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for organising this reveal.

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Author: L. P. Dover

Series: Second Chances (#5)

Genre: contemporary, romance

Audience: New Adult

Publication Date: 25th May 2014

Blurb:

Both have what she wants … but only one has what she needs.

Working with professional athletes and helping them recover from their injuries has always been Kate Townsend’s dream, but after an accident left her scarred and heartbroken years ago she refuses to let what happened in her past happen again. Staying focused is the key, as well as not letting her feelings interfere with her job … no matter the circumstances. All of that is easier said than done when not only one, but two men crave her healing touch, igniting every single desire she’s denied herself for so long.

Cooper Davis, NFL’s star quarterback and most eligible bachelor, packs up and leaves his home to move across the states to the East Coast after an injury results in the embarrassing trade to another team. Bitter from the pain, he deals with his problems through drugs and alcohol—almost ruining his football career—until he meets the one woman who makes him want to feel; the same woman who refuses to give up on him no matter how many times he screws up. He has to have her, and he’s not going to stop until he makes her his. Especially, now that someone else threatens to take her away.

Motocross champion and local bad boy Luke Collins never takes no for an answer. For the past four months he’s used his charms to get what he wants, and now he’s so close to getting the girl of his dreams … if she’ll give in just once. One time is all he needs, and he’s never been known to fail, but he’s also never had to fight for a woman’s affections. Only one man will win their way into Kate’s heart, but which one will intercept the other and take what they want? Which one will she choose?

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Find her on Facebook and on her website.

USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can’t forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols.

Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written over nine novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.

L.P. Dover is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.

 

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Review: I Found You

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Author: Jane Lark

Series: Starting Out (#1)

Genre: romance, contemporary

Audience: New Adult

Received: Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Goodreads Blurb:

Tomorrow is for regrets. Tonight is for being together.

On a cold winter night, Rachel and Jason’s lives collide on Manhattan Bridge. She’s running from life, he’s running toward it. But compassion urges him to help her.

His offer of a place to stay leads to friendship and trouble. There’s his fiancée back home in Oregon and a family who just don’t trust this girl from the wrong side of the tracks.

But when the connection between them is so electric, so right… everyone else must be wrong. And as the snow begins to settle on the Hudson, there’s nothing but the possibility of what could be – of this, right here, right now. Them.

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My Rating: 4.5/5 stars

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My Review:

Wow! This book is an emotional rollercoaster which has the reader hooked from the very beginning. The author jumper straight into her heart wrenching plot and immediately introduced the reader to the two fantastic main characters. ‘I Found You’ is a phenomenal novel which follows equally brilliant characters searching for acceptance      Jane Lark has written a fantastic book full of raw emotions which left the reader desperate for more. This novels brilliant plot grabs the readers attention and doesn’t let go until the end.

 

 

 

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