Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Storm by Samantha Towle blog tour!

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STORM (noun)—a turbulent disturbance; a disruption or dispute.
Jake Wethers’s life is perfect. He’s married to the woman he’s always loved, and they have three beautiful children. The Mighty Storm is still going strong, and his record label is thriving.
Jake has everything—a life he thought he would never have and one that he didn’t think he deserved.
Not so long ago, Jake’s life wasn’t perfect. The unexpected and untimely death of his best friend, Jonny Creed, sent an already out-of-control Jake spiraling down further.
Drug addiction. Alcohol. Women.
Jake was in the fast lane to following Jonny to the grave until Tru Bennett walked back into his life and changed everything.
But now, the past that Jake left behind has come back to find him. And what the past brings with it is going to be one of the biggest challenges he has ever faced.

Christy's REVIEW: 
The Storm (The Storm, #3.5)The Storm by Samantha Towle
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4.5 stars!

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Jake and Tru are one of those couples that are truly meant to be. Their story is unforgettable. I’ll never forget reading TMS and the way it made me feel. When I heard we were getting more Jake and Tru in the form of this novella, I was ecstatic! Jake, Tru, the rest of the band… seriously, I couldn’t wait! Then I started reading, and I got a bit nervous. Jake and Tru’s life is as perfect for them as it can be. And the thought of it getting ripped apart hurt my heart.

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As nervous as I was about this novella, I loved the direction it took. It had me in tears a few times, which I wasn’t expecting. I really enjoyed the way she went with this story. It could have went another way, but this way really worked. Jake and Tru are amazing people and even though they aren’t perfect, they’re perfect for one another. I love their bond, how they always have each others backs. Seeing them as parents was pretty great as well!

If you’re looking for an emotional, beautiful read with a bit of angst, and you’re a fan of The Mighty Storm series, this is one you won’t want to miss out on! Thanks Samantha for giving us MORE of our favorite characters!

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“I’ve loved you my whole life, Tru. There hasn’t been a single second in it when I haven’t loved you.”

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New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and international bestselling author Samantha Towle began her first novel in 2008 while on maternity leave. She completed the manuscript five months later and hasn't stopped writing since.
She has also written paranormal romances, THE BRINGER and the ALEXANDRA JONES SERIES, all penned to tunes of The Killers, Kings of Leon, Adele, The Doors, Oasis, Fleetwood Mac, and more of her favourite musicians.
A native of Hull and a graduate of Salford University, she lives with her husband, Craig, in East Yorkshire with their son and daughter.
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Book 3 - Taming the Storm
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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Atticus by Leslie Fear Cover reveal!

By Leslie Fear
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He knew me from the moment I stepped through the broken window.
Studying me. 
Watching me. 
Changing me.
I was unaware of him at first; my life was too out of control to notice. The constant moving and lack of money after mom divorced dad was turning her into a different person. All she did was drink. And she was now this angry person I didn’t want to know. 
But once I stepped through the window inside that house, I could feel the peace surrounding me. Hugging my body as if it had arms. Protecting me. Loving me. It was like the house knew what I craved and it felt too good to question any of it. So I went back, day after day. I hungrily guzzled up the euphoria like a raging alcoholic, reaching for another drink. 

Just like my mother.

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Leslie lives in Texas with her husband, two great kids and one very silly pug. When she's not writing or driving teenagers around, Leslie also reviews books for The Indie Bookshelf blog, which she co-founded.

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Karina Halle's THE LIE cover reveal!



Their love led to a lie.

Their truth led to the end.

The Lie AMAZONScottish enigma Brigs McGregor is crawling out from the ashes. After losing his wife and son in a car accident - and, subsequently, his job - he's finally moving forward with his life, securing a prestigious teaching position at the University of London and starting a new chapter in the city. Slowly, but surely, he's pushing past the guilt and putting his tragic past behind him.

Until he sees her.

Natasha Trudeau once loved a man so much she thought she'd die without him. But their love was wrong, doomed from the start, and when their world crashed around them, Natasha was nearly buried in the rubble. It took years of moving on to forget him, and now that she's in London, she's ready to start over again.

Until she sees him.

Because some loves are too dangerous to ever rekindle.

And some loves are too powerful to ignore.

Can you ever have a second chance at a love that ruined you?

The Lie is a second-chance romance with a dark, forbidden twist.


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With her USA Today Bestselling The Artists Trilogy published by Grand Central Publishing, numerous foreign publication deals, and self-publishing success with her Experiment in Terror series, Vancouver-born Karina Halle is a true example of the term "Hybrid Author." Though her books showcase her love of all things dark, sexy and edgy, she's a closet romantic at heart and strives to give her characters a HEA...whenever possible.
Karina holds a screenwriting degree from Vancouver Film School and a Bachelor of Journalism from TRU. Her travel writing, music reviews/interviews and photography have appeared in publications such as Consequence of Sound, Mxdwn and GoNomad Travel Guides. She currently lives on an island on the coast of British Columbia where she’s preparing for the zombie apocalypse with her fiancé and rescue pup.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Release Day Blitz Grit by Cheryl McIntyre

Happy Release Day to Cheryl McIntyre! 


Three. This is my number. The sum of reasons why I continue to go on.

One: She needs me.

Two: I have to protect her.

And three: With her, I feel human.

But the weight of a man’s secrets is a thousand pounds on his shoulders. Two thousand more on his chest.Trapping him.

Crushing him.

My secrets are slaughtering me.

Fear and regret—of what I’ve done, of whom I’ve become, and of what I’ve let go—are dragging me into a hole, and I can’t claw my way out.

The deeper I sink, the farther I push her away.

The farther she goes, the more my mind spirals. Down into a black abyss. It’s dark here. So damn dark.

She needs to know what I’ve done. I have to tell her. But how can I battle the darkness if I lose my light?

This is what my life is now. I’m a shadow of a man ina scarred body, longing to live again.


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Cheryl McIntyre is the author of the bestselling Sometimes Never series, as well as the Dirty series, Infinitely, Dark Callingand HARD. She resides in Ohio with her high school sweetheart, their two sonsone daughter, one furson, and a hamster.

You can follow her author page on Facebook where she lives part time. On GoodreadsOn Twitter, though she hasnot yet mastered the art of tweeting. On Amazon. On tsū. Or on her website. You can also join her newsletter to receive information about new releases and current sales.

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Iron & Bone by Cat Porter Release + Giveaway!

Iron & Bone (Book #3 Lock & Key Series)
Designed by Najla Qamber Designs
Release Date: December 29, 2015

A knife that cut too deep,
a slash that still burns,
failures piled high and flammable.
I held my losses at bay with knives, with guns, my hands,
my bike, my brothers,
my iron will.
But not my heart.
No, my heart was the flame
that would light the match,
ignite the blaze.
I am the enforcer
The killer when called upon,
the ruthless hound on demand,
the one who cleans the mess left behind.
The protector.
I can make you bleed,
Smash you to pieces.
But she smashed all my excuses,
and I shattered hers.
For a split second she was mine,
but I will always be hers.
Some things,
really beautiful things,
you can’t hold onto forever.

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About the Author
Cat Porter was born and raised in New York City, but also spent a few years in Europe and Texas along the way. As an introverted, only child, she had very big, but very secret dreams for herself. She graduated from Vassar College, was a struggling actress, an art gallery girl, special events planner, freelance writer, restaurant hostess and had all sorts of other crazy jobs all hours of the day and night to help make her dreams come true. She has two children’s books traditionally published under her maiden name. She now lives in Athens, Greece with her husband and three children, and freaks out regularly and still daydreams way too much. She is addicted to the History Channel, her iPad, her husband’s homemade red wine, really dark chocolate, and her Nespresso coffee machine. Writing keeps her somewhat sane, extremely happy, and a productive member of society.

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Monday, December 28, 2015

Hooked by Love by Toni Aleo

Hooked By Love is finally here!

But to understand the end - you must first start from the beginning...

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(Bellevue Bullies #1)


Jude Sinclair here, hockey player for the Bellevue Bullies and lover of all ladies. Hockey’s in my blood, and not to sound full of myself, but I’m good at it…really good. The draft is within my reach—it’s mine to take—but that’s not the only reason people know my name. They know me because of my way with women. They know the score, and I aim to please. I just tend to stay away from repeat performances. In other words, I don’t do relationships beyond my family and friends. I’m happy with life. However, I should warn you that my story and how I see it playing out is about to change due to a certain redhead on campus.

She’s beautiful. Stunning. Breathtaking.

She’s my game changer.

He’s trouble from the moment I see him. I don’t know what I’m thinking, but from the moment I meet his gaze, I’m his. It’s a scary feeling.

I’ve never trusted anyone outside my aunt and uncle—and even that took months. I didn’t have it easy growing up. My mom was usually strung out, and she didn’t give me a second thought. Drugs and the men who paid her were more important to her. It was horrible, but I’m stronger today. Because of my past, security is what I need most. Money assures me that I can take care of myself today, tomorrow, and next month. I don’t want to ever be hungry or go without again, so I work hard for every penny.

Oh, by the way, I’m Claire Anderson. I’m a hard-studying sophomore at the University of Bellevue, dancer for the school dance team, and a burlesque dancer at a club, but that’s my secret.

You may think you know how our story ends, but you have no clue. It’s not easy falling in love… or living happily ever after. At first it may seem so, but when is anything worth having ever won without a fight?

Especially when you’re boarded by love.


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(Bellevue Bullies #2)


Things are heating up for the Sinclair boys! With one already in the NHL, Jayden Sinclair is hoping to be next!

This has been the toughest year of my life. I watched my brother go into the draft without me, my mom got divorced, and the weight of my family’s issues is heavy on my shoulders. I feel like it’s my job to fix everything while working my butt off in school and trying to make my game better. I have to go into the draft. It will give my family the support they need, and it will prove that I’m good enough. But to get there, I have to show I can be the best captain for the Bellevue Bullies. The spot is mine—no one can take it. First though, Jude is making me go on a brother’s weekend. Innocent enough, I guess…until I see her. She’s the biggest competitor I’ve ever faced. Not only for my spot but also my heart. It’s hard to ignore someone like Baylor Moore.


I don’t lose. I can’t. My dad has bred me to be the best in anything I do. I am driven, I am smart, and I am going to be the first woman in the National Hockey League. No two ways about it. I’ve worked too hard. I’ve been through too much not to have what I want. I know I can do it. I will make my dad proud, and no one will stand in the way of that. That is, until I let him in. He scares me. He makes me feel. And he could very well be the one person who can make me want more than just to win.

We both have the same goal. Victory. But how do you compete against the person you want to win? It’s not easy. Love isn’t something you can control. It isn’t like a puck that can be handled by a stick.

No, it has a mind of its own and does what it wants.
Neither of us saw it coming, and we really don’t know if there is a way to score, especially when you’re being Clipped by Love.


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And now... I am proud to FINALLY introduce you all to:


(Bellevue Bullies #3)

Hooked by Love-high



Things are out of control for the Sinclair boys! With two already in the NHL, Jace Sinclair is ready to follow in his brothers’ HUGE skates in the last Bellevue Bullies novel…

Jace Sinclair here, and I’m amazing. There is no other way to describe me. I am the leading scorer for the Bellevue Bullies, I’m the captain, and people love me: my family, my teammates, my coach, and the NHL. This is my last year in college–I already have one foot in the draft. Hockey keeps me warm even when it’s freezing. It’s always there when nothing else is. And it pushes me to be the best I can be. It’s my one and only love.

That is, until I see her against a tree with a guitar.


The last thing I wanted was to meet anyone. My heart is on the bench because of what happened with my parents, and I don’t want that for myself. I don’t want to be hurt by anyone. I can’t give them that power.

But my heart is begging for ice time, and I can’t control it around her.

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I’ve always been in the background. No one has ever had time for me and that’s fine; I’ve learned to cope. Coming from a family where hockey is life, the last thing I want is some big, burly hockey player charging at me. I don’t have time for it, but Jace Sinclair isn’t one to be deked around.

I didn’t want to meet anyone. I didn’t want to end up freezing the puck with him. It’s not what I want.

I have demons.

I have issues.

Living in the shadows, no one even knew until it was too late. But Jace wants to know.
He wants me.

And that scares me the living hell out of me.

We were so worried about what would happen if we fell, but we never thought what could happen in the process of falling. We never saw it coming. But it’s here, and the repercussions are not pretty.

We should have known that there is no way out of the zone when you are being Hooked by Love.


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Christy's Review: 

4 stars!!!

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Toni Aleo writes some of the best sports romances out there. The Bellevue Bullies is her second hockey series and it focuses on the Sinclair brothers. The first book was Jude Sinclair, then middle brother, Jayden Sinclair. Now it’s book 3 and time for the baby, Jace Sinclair.

Avery and Jace are two very driven characters. Both are in college and have big dreams and big goals and don’t need any distractions along the way. Avery Rose has a dream to be a singer/songwriter. Coming from a family of hockey players with brothers whose dreams were always more important than hers, she’s determined to make it on her own. Jace Sinclair has huge footsteps to follow. His older brothers both made it in the NHL first draft. He’s all about hockey. This is his year and nothing will get in his way.

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Then they meet each other… and everything changes. Avery never expected to fall for this oh so charming hockey player with all the right lines. She decides it is okay to kind of date him (Javery… ;)) but her heart can’t get involved. Jace is smitten right away with Avery. It’s love at first sight for him. He never in a million years thought a girl could steal his heart at first glance, but it happened.

Jace and Avery fell quick and they fell hard. As much as she tried to fight it, it couldn’t be stopped. Yes. There is a good bit of ‘insta love’ in this one. But for the most part, it worked. I loved that these two found that they could have each other without sacrificing their dreams, wants and desires. That is what true love is. They had many obstacles to overcome, Avery’s past, her family, Jace’s dad, and some other things that surprisingly pop up along the way. It really puts their love and devotion to the test.

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Jace Sinclair is a stand up guy. He’s funny, sweet, protective and completely loyal. Avery has issues from her past, but Jace is always by her side helping her cope and always being there for her. It was wonderful to catch up with all the Sinclair’s (minus dad… grrrr) I love this family!

The Assassin’s and Bellevue Bullies will always hold a special place to me. They were the first sports books I’ve really gotten into and opened up whole new little sub genre for me. I adore these Sinclair boys and I wish there were MORE brothers to write about! Maybe we will get another Bellevue book? Perhaps Marcus will get his own story...

Hooked by Love made me laugh, smile, and cry. It was sweet, steamy, funny and heartwarming, but had it’s moments that were a bit angsty and some that were downright hard to read. Overall, I enjoyed this one lots and give it a solid 4 stars!

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“I thought I could never love anything more than hockey, but then you came along…”


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