Wednesday, March 18, 2015

COVER REVEAL ~ Holding You by Kelly Elliott!

Release Date 5th May 2015

Lauren Reynolds wanted only two things in life—to run her father’s horse breeding business and Colt Matthews. Fearing Colt would take her position within the family business, she tried to push him far away from her heart.

When life could no longer keep Lauren and Colt apart, their two worlds became one. Every second of every moment, they spent together. Their love bloomed into something neither of them imagined—a bond so strong Lauren and Colt believed nothing would ever stand in their way.

However, life threw a cruel twist into Colt and Lauren’s planned happily ever after. Will fate let them live out the life they dreamed of, or will one of them be left alone, lost and angry?

“I’ll spend forever holding you … even if it’s only in my memory.”


“I’m headed back to A&M tonight, Lauren. Come with me.”
Pulling back, I looked into his eyes. They were filled with a passion I’d never seen before. My mouth opened, but words wouldn’t form. Clearing my throat, I asked, “What are you saying, Colt?”
If there was one thing Colt Mathews could do, and do well, was swoon the hell out of me with his smile. And boy was he swooning me right now. My knees felt weak as Colt flashed me that smile that I had fallen in love with a few years back. That stupid crooked smile that I dreamed about every single night.

“I’m asking you to let me make you mine, Lauren.”
Holy mother of God. Play it cool, Lauren. Play. It. Cool. Colt wants to make me his!
Swallowing hard, I asked … again, “What are you saying, Colt?”
Colt chuckled. Pulling me closer to him, he moved his lips to my ear. “I’ve been wanting to make to you mine for so long, Lauren. I can’t bare to wait any longer.”
My lips parted open. “Me … um … I … I’ve never … ahh … what about …” For the love of all things good. I can’t even form a sentence. My mind was swirling with images of Colt making love to me. Colt naked. Colt kissing my body. Colt touching my body. My eyes widened in horror. The one thing I’ve wanted so badly for the last few years I was about to lose because I can’t form a damn sentence.

Colt’s lifted his hand and brushed the back of it down my face gently. “I’m scared too, Lauren. You’re the only woman I’ve ever dreamed of being with.” Closing his eyes for a brief moment before opening them again, he whispered. “I’ve never been with anyone, Lauren. My first time I wanted to be with someone I cared about. Someone I loved.”
Oh. My. Glitter. Swoon alert! We have a major swoon alert. My legs gave out and Colt grabbed a hold of me. “Lauren, are you okay?” Colt asked as concern swept over his face.
“You waited for me? I mean, you’re … a …um? Wait, someone you love?”
Colt pulled me closer as he nodded. I felt his desire pushing into my stomach. Something washed over me and I found my senes. Grabbing onto his arms again, I smiled. “I’ve waited for you too, Colt. Every time I dreamed of being with someone, I dreamt it was you.”
Taking a few steps back, Colt winked at me as a wicked grin grew across his face. “Follow my lead.”
Unedited and subject to change before publishing.

Copyright 2015 Kelly Elliott 

Kelly Elliott is married to a wonderful Texas cowboy who has a knack for making her laugh almost daily and supports her crazy ideas and dreams for some unknown reason...he claims it's because he loves her!
She’s also a mom to an amazing daughter who is constantly asking for something to eat while her fingers move like mad on her cell phone sending out what is sure to be another very important text message.
In her spare time she loves to sit in her small corner overlooking the Texas hill country and write.

One of her favorite things to do is go for hikes around her property with Gus....her chocolate lab and the other man in her life, and Rose, her golden retriever. When Kelly is not outside helping the hubby haul brush, move rocks or whatever fun chore he has in store for her that day, you’ll find her inside reading, writing or watching HGTV.

BLOG TOUR ~ Yours Tonight by Joya Ryan!

He will give her everything she's ever wanted . . .

Jack Powell's confidence is matched only by his intensity. The darkness in him comes from years of secrets and memories he'd rather forget. Lana has an exotic innocence that draws him in and Jack wants a taste of her. She's a light in the darkness of his world - and she needs help, which he agrees to give her.

The only rule? He makes the rules.

Lana gives up her control, letting Jack take her body however he needs, while she works her way into his heart. But Jack's past catches up to them and Lana finds herself wrapped up in a scheme that will expose every secret she's worked so hard to keep. She clung to Jack once when her world was crashing down, but this time, she loves him. She'll continue to reach for him - her only fear is if he'll reach back, or go on his way, taking her soul with him . . .

Addictive and unforgettable, Lana's story will seduce, surprise and stay with you. 
A brand new trilogy by the #1 Bestselling author of Break Me Slowly, the Reign series is an emotional rollercoaster you'll want to keep riding forever. 

Brand new author for Piatkus Fiction - successful self-published and Entangled author with a global voice comparable to Jodi Ellen Malpas, Kim Karr and JC Reed!

Her biggest book BREAK ME SLOWLY has sold over 80,000 copies and hit #4 for all Kindle books, it reached #1 in Contemporary Fiction and Women's Fiction on Amazon, and hit Amazon's top 100 in the UK and Canada in addition to the US success. 
POSSESS ME SLOWLY has been out just under 4 months and has sold around 14,000 copies, and CAPTURE ME SLOWLY has been out 1 month and has already sold over 5,000 copies (pricing was around $3-$4 in all cases).

Joya Ryan writes dark, classic romance with traditionally bestselling themes such as billionaire/boss hero, a virgin heroine and a love triangle. 

"You look flushed," he said, his tone so raspy it made me want to tell him why.
"I was just thinking of something," I whispered, my gaze zeroing in on his mouth.
"Oh?" He took one step closer. "Care to share your thoughts?"

I licked my lips . . . ready to share more than just the thoughts. He'd said earlier he wondered what I
tasted like. I was wondering the same about him.

"Is it easy for you? Telling the truth?" I asked.
"How? Not that I lie, but I just don't know how you can say what you say."
"You mean voice what I want?"
"Yes." It was then it hit me. I wanted that. To be able to say what I wanted. Put a voice to my fears. My desires. My everything. To have someone actually listen.
"It's a matter of worth over value," he said. "Any given thing has a value. I just decide what it's worth to me to keep that value."
He took a step forward.
"For example, you have a value. My silence wasn't worth you walking away."

This was my first book by Joya Ryan and I was not disappointed in the least.

Love me some broken souls, fighting their demons and this book serves this up in spades.
I was totally gripped from the start, this author just had a way of drawing me in and not letting me go until I was rung out, reeling and thinking WTF!!!!!

Lana & Jack crackle with desire in the bedroom but almost crack under the strain out of it, they’re both holding back, not giving all of themselves for fear of the repercussions. Jack is one intense guy and he pushes Lana out of her comfort zone and gains her trust bit by bit, it’s gripping, suspenseful, off the charts hot and leaves you wanting more all the damn way through.

Joya deals with some dark issues in this book and I wasn’t sure Jack & Lana’s relationship was entirely healthy considering their pasts but there really was beauty in what they offered each other and I was itching for them to get their HEA and then, THEN…………………a freaking cliffhanger!!!!!!

I cannot believe I’m recommending a cliff hanger but this book is THAT good, it may chew you up & spit you out but gahhhh it’s worth every hot, steamy, angst filled minute!!!

4.5 Books Knocked Off!

National and international bestselling author Joya Ryan is the author of the Shattered series, which includes Break Me Slowly, Possess Me Slowly, and Capture Me Slowly. She has also written the Sweet Torment series, which includes Breathe You In and Only You. Passionate about both cooking and dancing (despite not being too skilled at the latter), she loves spending time at home. Along with her husband and her two sons, she resides in California. 


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

BLOG TOUR ~ Soaring by Kristen Ashley!

Kristen Ashley is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She grew up in Indiana, but has lived in Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus she’s been blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her posse is loopy (to say the least), but loopy is good when you want to write.

Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multi-generational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland and existed amongst the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

Needless to say, living in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up. And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.

This was just KA at her very best, there’s nothing I like more than reading one of my favourite authors and actually being able to relate to the heroine’s story!

Amelia’s life falls apart when her husband cheats but she doesn’t max his credit cards and cut up his clothes, no she completely and utterly destroys everything good in her life trying to erase the bad! When she finally finds the strength to face head on what she needs to do, it’s like climbing Mount Kilimanjaro blindfolded, so she completely uproots what’s left of her life and embarks on the mission of getting back some normality in her life & righting her wrongs.

Enter Mickey ~ alpha male next door neighbour (swoon) A single dad with broken marriage problems of his own, he fights in the ring, he fights fires, he works construction (swoon swoon swoon).
He’s like the heaviest anchor in Amelias rough seas & when she finally confesses to him what she did to end up in her situation his response reduced me to a sobbing wreck, he just got it and despite his single mindedness at times he was just perfect for Amelia at this time in her life.

Their chemistry was off the charts, even when they fought, they crackled with electricity, I loved them together, I loved how they were with each others kids, how they approached their battles collectively, I absolutely, thoroughly enjoyed every single word, I struggled to put it down to sleep.

This story was just pure, undiluted KA, it was raw, emotional, heart breaking at times and Amelias strength of character was mind blowing, she could only truly deserve good things to come for her and it’s damn lucky KA is the queen of the HEA!

5 Books Knocked Off!

Kristen Ashley is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She grew up in Indiana, but has lived in Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus she’s been blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her posse is loopy (to say the least), but loopy is good when you want to write.
Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multi-generational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland and existed amongst the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).
Needless to say, living in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up. And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.

BLOG TOUR ~ Hero by Samantha Young!

 Published on 5th March 2015 
Paperback Original ~ £8.99

Available in eBook now

The explosive, emotional and unforgettable new romance from the NYT bestselling author of the On Dublin Street series

Alexa Holland's father was her hero-until her shocking discovery. Ever since, Alexa has worked to turn her life in a different direction and forge her own identity outside of his terrible secrets. But when she meets a man who's as damaged by her father's mistakes as she is, Alexa must help him.

Caine Carraway wants nothing to do with Alexa's efforts at redemption, but it's not so easy to push her away. Determined to make her hate him, he brings her to the edge of her patience and waits for her to walk away. But his actions only draw them together and, despite the odds, they begin an intense and all-consuming affair.

Only Caine knows he can never be the white knight that Alexa has always longed for, and when they're on the precipice of danger, he finds he'll do anything to protect either one of them from being hurt again . . . 

Samantha Young just has a way with characters that draws me in like no other author can! It’s not that they’re particularly complex but they draw you in and make you want to know more, no they make you neeeeeed to know more and this book was no exception!

I loved Alexa by the end of chapter one, she’s full of life and you can feel she’s no pushover and a funny gal to boot, but she’s sad and you find out why pretty quickly, her mum has passed away and the dad she’d always thought as her Hero has turned out to be the worst type of man, not only letting her down but leaving a trail of real devastation in his wake. 

Then enter Caine Carraway and although I was cautious, because lets face it uber hot, self made millionaire has been done to death, this story does give a little bit more, it has history, mystery and Samantha Youngs very own magic ingredient of characters that you’re rooting for from the off.

So Alexa & Caine meet entirely by accident, she alludes to their shared past, he indirectly gets her fired and this is where the shenanigans begin ~ Alexa begins her fight for survival and Caine begins his mission to make her miserable!

I’ve read some reviews that state Alexa was weak and a doormat and this is a classic example of how each reader gets something different from reading the same story, I thought she was gutsy, sassy, determined and had the measure of Caine long before he ever realised, she knew it was a game and she played that game well, Caine was such a Douche at times but to a degree he had reason and yes the plot was a little predictable but I got so lost in their journey none of that mattered, I laughed, I cried, I revelled in their cat & mouse game & their chemistry was HAWT!!!

These guys go on quite a journey, secrets are kept, shared & discovered, the writing was addictive and the secondary characters were amazing, I want Henry to get a book - loved him!!!

All in all if you’re a fan of this author then you will not be disappointed by this book, it’s got a little bit of everything for the NA lover and Caine will definitely be up there on the book boyfriend list!

4 Books Knocked off!

Hero by Samantha Young is published by Piatkus in paperback and eBook. You can find of all Samantha Young’s titles in the Kobo website here: 

Samantha Young is the author of the runaway bestselling On Dublin Street, which sold over 150,000 copies within five weeks and has now been sold in more than 25 countries. Published by Penguin UK until recently, her first book with Little Brown (Castle Hill) was one of the top 10 Hachette ebooks for 2014. This year she has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author and Best Romance. She lives in Stirlingshire, Scotland and is available for publicity purposes, along with corresponding regularly with her 22,000 fans on FB and 15,000 Twitter followers.