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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.

 

Now on to the final book!

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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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Buying Links:

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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.

Buying Links:

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Get to know the author:

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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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Get to know the author:

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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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Cover Reveal: Wreck You

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Author: Jennifer Snyder

Series: A Coldcreek Novel (#3)

Genre: contemporary, romance

Audience: New Adult

Publication Date: 3rd June 2014

Blurb:

Outspoken and flirtatious, Lauren Myers is more than most guys can handle. Even so, a disastrous trip to her boyfriend’s hometown in Greece leaves her reeling, forcing her to reevaluate her views on men and relationships all together.

Level-headed and reserved, Ian Mason is perfectly content with his life the way that it is—until a phone call from his mother flips his life upside down. Suddenly, everything changes and he’s forced to hold the weight of the family business all on his own.

After a chance meeting draws them together, the two will learn love often finds those who aren’t necessarily looking, and that there are moments in life that hold within them all the power to wreck you.

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Get to know the author:

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Jennifer Snyder lives in North Carolina were she spends most of her time writing new adult and young adult fiction, reading, and struggling to stay on top of housework. She is a tea lover with an obsession for Post-it notes and smooth writing pens. Jennifer lives with her husband and two children, who endure listening to songs that spur inspiration on repeat and tolerate her love for all paranormal, teenage-targeted TV shows.

Find out more about her latest novel by visiting her blog:

http://jennifersnydersblog.blogspot.com

 

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Book Blitz: Duty Bound

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Welcome to the book blitz for the brilliant new book Duty Bound. Included in this post is not only a great giveaway for you to enter but also excerpts and teasers from the book. Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for organising this blitz.

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Author: Noelle Adams, Samantha Chase

Series: The Protectors (#1)

Genre: Contemporary, romance

Audience: New Adult

Publication Date: 10th April 2014

Blurb:

I used to think I could be a hero, but one deadly night destroyed that delusion. So I’ve come home defeated. My military career, my best friend, my purpose—all of it is lost.

What I find is her.

She’s my best friend’s sister, and she’s everything I shouldn’t want. She’s on a hopeless quest for answers about her brother’s death, but those are secrets that can never come to light. She’s always been a fighter, and she desperately wants the truth.

I desperately want her.

Someone is trying to kill her now, and she won’t let me keep her safe. I have to do it anyway, even if she doesn’t trust me, even if she hates me for it. A man protects what’s precious to him, whether or not he can ever claim her for his own. So she becomes my purpose.

I’ll become a hero for her.

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Buying Links:

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Excerpts:

Excerpt 1

On my way out of the building with Maria, the friend who’d given me a ride, I glanced down at my phone, on the off-chance that Levi had tried to call back.
I’m not sure what he would have said if he called. After all, I couldn’t imagine him meekly saying he was sorry for his bad behavior.
I couldn’t imagine him being meek—in any circumstance, ever.
“Oh my God, that guy is hot,” Maria murmured excitedly, grabbing my arm as we walked down the four steps from the front entrance of the rec center.
This wasn’t unusual behavior for Maria. She found guys hot all the time and was never loath to share her feelings with me.
I glanced over with only half-hearted interest and immediately stiffened when my eyes landed on a tall, well-built man with dark hair and worn jeans, who was listening to something on his phone and leaning against a car in the parking lot.
My car. The one I thought was still in the shop.
Levi. Naturally.
“Oh my God,” Maria said, her hand still gripping my arm. “He’s smiling at you. Do you know him?”
“Yes, I know him,” I gritted out through my teeth. He was indeed smiling, but it wasn’t a friendly, welcoming smile.
It was a superior smile of amusement, as if he was laughing at me.
I’d seen that look on his face before. I’d seen it for years and years, when we’d been growing up and he was hanging out with Gavin. My brother used to get annoyed when I pestered them, but Levi had always just laughed.
Nothing had changed. I might be an adult, a professional, and completely his equal, but he was still laughing at me.
I took a shaky breath and tried to control the wave of anger.
“Is that your car?” Maria asked.
“Yeah. He must have gotten it from the shop.”
“Ooh! Why didn’t you tell me there was a guy in your life?” Maria looked like she might jump up and down with excitement over news of potential romance for me.
“He’s not in—“
“No, don’t try to hide it. I can tell by the way he’s looking at you that he’s crazy about you. Plus, he got your car for you! You go on over, but you better call me first thing tomorrow and tell me all about him.”
I groaned and tried to object again, but she skittered off before I could. Rolling my eyes, I made my way over to Levi, who was still half-smiling with that superior amusement that I hated.
“Did you just tell me to take my overbearing, obnoxious meddling and shove it up my arrogant ass?” he asked, lowering the phone from his ear.
For no reason—for absolutely no good reason—I felt the urge to snicker, partly at his expression and partly at the way he’d repeated my words back to me in that dry tone. Snickering would hardly be an appropriate response, though, so I gave him what I hoped was a cool look of disinterest. “You should check your messages more frequently. I left that over two hours ago.”
His smile broadened into a grin, making him so attractive that I lost my breath. Seriously. I literally lost my breath, gazing up at him and his warm expression and his gorgeous dark eyes.

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As soon as I put weight on my ankle, my leg buckled, and Levi had to catch me around the waist.
I should have objected to the arrangement, but I couldn’t help but like the feel of his strong arm around me, the way I had to lean against his big, hard body.
“What’s the matter?” he asked.
“Twisted my ankle. It’s probably not too bad.”
“Can you walk?”
“I think so.” I put weight on the ankle again, and it hurt like hell, but I didn’t flinch this time.
All my life, I never liked for other people to see when I was hurt.
He sighed loudly and reached out to support me once more. “Why do you have to be so damn stubborn?”
“And why do you have to be so damn arrogant?” I bit out, immediately riling up at his exasperated tone. I tried to pull away from it, but it wasn’t a smart maneuver, since I put too much weight on my twisted ankle. The shot of pain ran through me, stealing my breath.
Down I almost went again.
Levi caught me before I did, and I manfully resisted the desire to jerk away from his arm.
“Can I at least help you get home?” The words were polite and conciliatory, but his tone was not. “Do you think you could put aside your dislike of me at least long enough for me to do that?”
So my first instinct was to snap his head off, but he did have a very small point. It was going to be very hard for me to hobble to my car and then drive home in my current condition. I could probably have done it, but it would take a lot longer and be rather painful.
“Fine,” I muttered. “Thanks.”
“Try not to sound so grateful.” Despite his sarcasm, he was actually being quite helpful, in that he’d already managed to get me moving toward my car. He was supporting quite a bit of my weight, and I was hopping one-legged to make myself feel like I was doing some of the walking myself.
He brought me around to the passenger side of my car and helped me in. As he was leaning over, I felt another sudden surge of attraction.
His face was so close, and his body was right there in front of me. His hands were strong and gentle at the same time as he arranged me in the seat.
I didn’t need quite so much help in getting situated in the seat, but I didn’t really want him to pull away either.
Clearly, my mind was hopelessly disarranged by the fall and near disaster.
He didn’t pull away when I expected, and I started to feel flustered again by his closeness and my response to it. So I said, “I think I’ll be okay just sitting here.”
His eyes lifted to my face, and the dark brown of his looked like melting chocolate. “You think?”
There was irony in his tone, but he still wasn’t pulling away. “Yeah. I’m sure I could drive home if you’d—“
“I’m not going to leave you to drive home with a sprained ankle.”
“I don’t think it’s really sprained.” When he started to move down to examine my ankle, I added, “You don’t have to mess with that here. Just get me home.”
His eyes moved back up to my face.
“Sorry,” I mumbled. “I appreciate your help.”
I’d appreciate it more if he’d back off a little so I didn’t feel so much like grabbing and kissing him.
He reached up toward my face, and my breath hitched, since it seemed like he was going to cup my cheek. Instead, he stroked a hand down my hair, which had messily slipped out of the clip I’d twisted it up with.
I stared at him like an idiot.
“You had dirt in your hair,” he explained, his eyes still warm and sweet like before, but also with a flicker of humor.

 

Get to know the authors:

Noelle Adams
Noelle handwrote her first romance novel in a spiral-bound notebook when she was twelve, and she hasn’t stopped writing since. She has lived in eight different states and currently resides in Virginia, where she teaches English, reads any book she can get her hands on, and offers tribute to a very spoiled cocker spaniel.

She loves travel, art, history, and ice cream. After spending far too many years of her life in graduate school, she has decided to reorient her priorities and focus on writing contemporary romances. For more information, please check out her website: noelle-adams.com.

Samantha Chase
New York Times and USA Today Bestseller/contemporary romance writer Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan’s Return, in November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her 40′s to publish for the first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Her motivation to take that step was her students: teaching creative writing to elementary age students all the way up through high school and encouraging those students to follow their writing dreams gave Samantha the confidence to take that step as well.

When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading contemporary romances, blogging, playing way too many games of Scrabble on Facebook and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina. For more information visit her website at http://www.chasing-romance.com.

 

image You now have the chance to enter the fantastic blitz wide giveaway where you have the chance to win a signed paperback copy of Duty Bound (x3) and a 25$ Amazon/B&N gift card. This is an international giveaway and all you have to do to enter is click on the link below. Good luck!

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