Monday, April 18, 2016

Diary Entry #0058: Cover Reveal—SHAMELESS by Lex Martin

Title: Shameless
by Lex Martin
Genre: Adult | Contemporary Romance
Date of Publication: April 26th 2016


What the hell do I know about raising a baby? Nothing. Not a goddamn thing.

Yet here I am, the sole guardian of my niece. I’d be lost if it weren’t for Katherine, the beautiful girl who seems to have all the answers. Katherine, who’s slowly finding her way into my cynical heart.

I keep reminding myself that I can’t fall for someone when we don’t have a future. But telling myself this lie and believing it are two different things.


When Brady shows up on a Harley, looking like an avenging angel—six feet, three inches of chiseled muscle, eyes the color of wild sage, and sun-kissed skin emblazoned with tattoos—I’m not sure if I should fall at his feet or run like hell. Because if I tell him what happened the night his family died, he might hate me.

What I don’t count on are the nights we spend together trying to forget the heartache that brought us here. I promise him it won’t mean anything, that I won’t fall in love.

I shouldn’t make promises I can’t keep.

Shameless is an adult contemporary romance/spinoff featuring a character from The Dearest Series, but it can be read as a complete standalone. Shameless is on SALE for 99 cents only during the pre-order, which is available now.

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The Dearest Series Boxed Set just went live and is FREE on KU for a limited time. Get all three Dearest Series books, including Dearest Clementine, Finding Dandelion and Kissing Madeline, as well as Dearest Series bonus scenes and the first chapter of Shameless.

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About the Author

Lex writes adult novels, the sexy kind with lotsa angst, a whole lotta kissing, and the hot happily ever afters. When she's not writing, she lives a parallel life as an English teacher. She loves printing black and white photos, listening to music on vinyl, and getting lost in a great book. Bitten by wanderlust, she's lived all over the country but currently resides in the City of Angels with her husband and twin daughters.


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Diary Entry #0057: Release Blitz—LISTEN TO ME by Kristen Proby

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Kristen Proby is known for writing heartfelt characters with deep connections and sizzling passion. In her brand new series from William Morrow Paperbacks, Fusion, she will seduce readers’ senses with the sexy, contemporary romance, LISTEN TO ME, in which five best friends open a hot new restaurant together. Today, we are thrilled to bring you this first book in the Fusion Series. Available now, LISTEN TO ME finds a hot former rock star looking for a steady gig at the restaurant, but he’ll have to convince the prickly front-of-house manager to take a chance on him—with her business and her heart.

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Title: Listen To Me (Fusion, #1)
by Kristen Proby
Date of Publication: April 12th 2016
Genre: New Adult | Contemporary Romance

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"Listen to Me is a phenomenal start to a new series that will hook the readers to the point of no return." -Fiction Fangirls

Friday, February 12, 2016

Diary Entry #0056: Song Release—IF I HAD NEVER MET YOU from LISTEN TO ME by Kristen proby

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Kristen Proby is known for writing heartfelt characters with deep connections and sizzling passion. This April, she will seduce readers’ senses with a brand new series, Fusion, from William Morrow Paperbacks, in which five best friends open a hot new restaurant together. Today, we are thrilled to bring you a song written exclusively for LISTEN TO ME, the first book in the Fusion Series releasing April 12, 2016. LISTEN TO ME finds a hot former rock star looking for a steady gig at the restaurant, but he’ll have to convince the prickly front-of-house manager to take a chance on him—with her business and her heart. Don’t miss what Kristen has to say about the beautiful ballad, If I Had Never Met You, and then grab your copy of the song and preorder the novel today!

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A Message from Kristen about If I Had Never Met You: From the minute song writer Jake Keller lays eyes on Addison Wade, a tune sets up residence in his head. As he gets to know her, the tune becomes a song. Their song. Addie's song. The stakes are the highest they've ever been for him when he finally sings it to her, but will it be enough to keep her? I can't thank Brad Yunek and Dan Keseloff enough for writing this beautiful song to accompany Jake and Addie's story. I hope you love it as much as I do! 
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Listen to a sample of If I Had Never Met You here!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Diary Entry #0055: Release Blitz + Review—He Will Be My Ruin Ruined Me

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We are so excited to bring you the Release Week Blitz for K.A. Tucker’s HE WILL BE MY RUIN! HE WILL BE MY RUIN is a Suspense novel, published by Atria books, an Imprint of Simon & Schuster, being released on February 2, 2016! Grab your copy of this suspenseful read today and see what everyone is talking about!

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Title: He Will Be My Ruin
by K.A. Tucker
Date of Publication: February 2nd 2016
Genre: New Adult | Suspense

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The USA TODAY bestselling author of the Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water series makes her suspense debut with this sexy, heartpounding story of a young woman determined to find justice after her best friend’s death, a story pulsing with the “intense, hot, emotional” (Colleen Hoover) writing that exhilarates her legions of fans.
A woman who almost had it all . . .
On the surface, Celine Gonzalez had everything a twenty-eight-year-old woman could want: a one-bedroom apartment on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, a job that (mostly) paid the bills, and an acceptance letter to the prestigious Hollingsworth Institute of Art, where she would finally live out her dream of becoming an antiques appraiser for a major auction house. All she had worked so hard to achieve was finally within her reach. So why would she kill herself?
A man who was supposed to be her salvation . . .
Maggie Sparkes arrives in New York City to pack up what’s left of her best friend’s belongings after a suicide that has left everyone stunned. The police have deemed the evidence conclusive: Celine got into bed, downed a lethal cocktail of pills and vodka, and never woke up. But when Maggie discovers a scandalous photograph in a lock box hidden in Celine’s apartment, she begins asking questions. Questions about the man Celine fell in love with. The man she never told anyone about, not even Maggie. The man Celine believed would change her life. Until he became her ruin.
On the hunt for evidence that will force the police to reopen the case, Maggie uncovers more than she bargained for about Celine’s private life—and inadvertently puts herself on the radar of a killer. A killer who will stop at nothing to keep his crimes undiscovered.

"This man was once my salvation. Now he will be my ruin."

This book was. So. Good.

I've read every single book that K.A. Tucker has published so I thought I already knew how good she was especially when writing the suspense-filled scenes. But, no. She still managed to blow me away with this book.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Diary Entry #0054: Release Blitz—CHASING SPRING by R.S. Grey

Title: Chasing Spring
by R.S. Grey
Date of Publication: Feb 1st 2016

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I thought I’d left Blackwater, Texas behind for good. I didn’t belong in the small town, but my dad wouldn’t listen. He dragged me back home in his beat-up truck and dropped a bomb along the way: Chase Matthews was moving in with us. He was the golden boy of my high school, my former best friend, and the last person I wanted sleeping across the hall. His presence was too great a reminder of the ghosts I was trying to forget.

I didn’t ask for a hero. I don’t want to be saved.

To me, Lilah Calloway meant late nights sneakin’ out, moonlit hair, and sparklers in July. She was my best friend until the day she left and I’d assumed Blackwater had seen the last of her. Then, like a tempest, she rolled back into town for the final half of senior year. The chopped hair and dark devil-may-care attitude warned most people away, but I knew if I fought hard enough, I could find the lost girl.

I didn’t want to be her hero. Some girls don’t need to be saved.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Diary Entry #0053: You'll Only Read A Book Like This Once In This Life—A Book Review

Title: In This Life
by Christine Brae
Date of Publication: January 22nd 2016
Genre: New Adult | Contemporary Romance

It started out so simply. Anna runs away to Thailand, drags her best friend Dante with her and spends a few weeks away, taking on other people’s problems while getting away from her own. She meets the enigmatic Jude Grayson, and for as long as it’s clear to both of them that it ends when they leave, she thinks she’s got the perfect fling planned out.
Or does she?
Anna returns home to find that her life is no longer the way it once was, and that she can’t stop thinking about him. She learns through tragedy that nothing she’s ever believed in has turned out to be true. The worst part? The people she loved were keeping a secret from her. And that no matter what she does, no matter how hard she fights against it, every path she takes keeps leading her back to Jude.
This is a story about love, found in a faraway place by two very unlikely people. It is also a story about friendship and loyalty and fighting for what you have despite the illogical mystery of fate. And with the struggle between morality and guilt, faith and acceptance, there comes a learning that even the best-laid plans are powerless against the alignment of the universe.
From the beaches of Thailand to the streets of New York, three friends, Anna, Dante, and Jude will learn the hard way that once providence steps in, there is nothing in the world that can change what is truly meant to be.

“He’s a force that pulls me towards him, a cliffhanger in a story in need of an ending.”

I’ve finished reading Christine Brae’s In This Life recently, and by recently, I mean around ten hours ago. As I was reading it, I typed some thoughts out about this book that was sort of like an outline of my review so that it won’t be hard for me to make a coherent and cohesive book review.
It didn’t help at all.

I actually don’t know how I’m gonna write this review, so I’m just going to wing it from here. You should know first that I really liked this book. I’ve read so many New Adult Contemporary Romance books, so it’s hard to get me to be impressed by the plot of books from the same genre now, but In This Life…yep, like the title suggests, there’s really nothing I could compare it to.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Diary Entry #0052: I Watched Shadowhunters And The Only Thing I Can Say Is That I Love Matt And Alberto

Disclaimer: If you haven’t watched the show, much less read the books, don’t read this review because it contains some spoilers.

Shadowhunters, the TV adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s best-selling series, just premiered and as a rabid fan of the books, of course I didn’t miss it. It was one of the reasons why I was so excited for 2016. Last year, when the casts were announced and the filming started, with the help of fans all over the world, the show got really hyped up. Personally, I like this “new” cast (although, I would have loved to still have Godfrey Gao as Magnus) even though most of them were pretty unknown. Of course, that was just an initial reaction and it was put through the test when I finally watched the pilot episode.