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BLUE HORIZONS by Kathryn Andrews~ Cover Reveal and Release Info

Love this author! Can’t wait for her latest.

Title: Blue HorizonsAuthor: Kathryn Andrews

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Coming: October 19, 2015

Will Ashton
Music is my motivation. I’ve always believed that, because of it, I would be somebody. Somebody to someone, and something to myself.At age four, I picked up my grandfather’s acoustic guitar and, up until three weeks ago, I’ve never put it down. From a single chord to a full arrangement, music fed my soul. I craved it with every fiber of my being, but now, I just don’t know. That driving force that’s always pushed me has somehow stalled, along with the thrill, the passion, and the familiarity . . . it’s all gone. I’m beginning to worry that my love for music just isn’t enough.

As the summer tour finally comes to an end, I head to the Blue Ridge Mountains instead of returning to Nashville. It’s here that I’ve always been able to lose myself amongst the solitude and the lake, but what I didn’t expect to find was her.

Wild blonde hair, light blue eyes, and a laugh I find myself trying to coax from her has me completely enamored. She’s quiet, incredibly poised, and driven by secrets as big as the mountains around us. They’re what’s made her untouchable, and left me wanting to know more.
Maybe that’s what I need. Maybe I need more. Maybe I need her.

Ava Layne
They say that life isn’t about how many breaths we take, but how many moments take our breath away. But what if those moments aren’t filled with happiness and love, but something dark and haunting? For me, it’s those moments that’ve shaped and taken over my life. I can’t change who I am, God knows I’ve tried, and, because of this, I’ve accepted the silver lining . . . I’m alive.Fifty-two white keys, thirty-six black keys, ten fingers, seven notes, two friends, and one stage. At the piano, on the stage, with my two best friends, I finally found myself, and I live for those moments. One by one, I collect them, cherish them, patiently waiting for the next, until it arrives and changes everything. That’s the moment I meet him.

OVER TEN YEARS ago my husband and I were driving from Chicago to Tampa and somewhere in Kentucky I remember seeing a billboard that was all black with five white words, “I do, therefore I am!” I’m certain that it was a Nike ad, but for me I found this to be completely profound.
Take runningfor example. Most will say that a runner is someone who runs five days a week and runs under a ten minute mile pace. Well, I can tell you that I never run five days a week and on my best days my pace is an eleven minute mile. I have runquite a fewhalf marathons and one full marathon. No matter what anyone says . . . I run, therefore I am a runner.I’ve taken this same thought and applied it to so many areas of my life: cooking, gardening, quilting, and yes . . . writing.

I may not be culinary trained, but I love to cook and my family and friends loves to eat my food. I cook, therefore I am a chef!

My thumb is not black. I love to grow herbs, tomatoes, roses, and lavender. I garden, therefore I am a gardener!

I love beautiful fabrics and I can follow a pattern. My triangles may not line up perfectly . . . but who cares, my quilts are still beautiful when they are finished. I quilt, therefore I am a quilter.

I have been writing my entire life. It is my husband who finally said, “Who cares if people like your books or not? If you enjoy writing them and you love your stories…then write them.” He has always been my biggest fan and he was right. Being a writer has always been my dream and what I said I wanted to be when I grew up.

So, I’ve told you who I am and what I love to do . . . now I’m going to tell you the why.
I have two boys that are three years a part. My husband and I want to instill in them adventure, courage, and passion. We don’t expect them to be perfect at things, we just want them to try and do. It’s not about winning the race; it’s about showing up in the first place. We don’t want them to be discouraged by society stereotypes, we want them to embrace who they are and what they love. After all, we only get one life.

In the end, they won’t care how many books I actually sell . . . all that matters to them is that I said I was going to do it, I did it, and I have loved every minute of it.
Find something that you love and tell yourself, “I do, therefore I am.”

PAPER SWAN by Leylah Attar ~ TRAILER

One of the most beautiful stories you will read. Check out the trailer and make sure to add this to your TBR. Available August 4th, 2015

Nic’s Review of Covet by Tracey Garvis-Graves


What if the life you wanted, and the woman you fell in love with, belonged to someone else?

Chris and Claire Canton’s marriage is on life support. Downsized during the recession and out of work for a year, Chris copes by retreating to a dark place where no one can reach him, not even Claire. When he’s offered a position that will keep him away from home four nights a week, he dismisses Claire’s concern that time apart could be the one thing their fragile union can’t weather. Their suburban life may look idyllic on the outside, but Claire has never felt so disconnected from Chris, or so lonely.

Local police officer Daniel Rush used to have it all, but now he goes home to an empty house every night. He pulls Claire over during a routine traffic stop, and they run into each other again at the 4th of July parade. When Claire is hired to do some graphic design work for the police department, her friendship with Daniel grows, and soon they’re spending hours together.

Claire loves the way Daniel makes her feel, and the way his face lights up when she walks into the room. Daniel knows that Claire’s marital status means their relationship will never be anything other than platonic. But it doesn’t take long before Claire and Daniel are in way over their heads, and skating close to the line that Claire has sworn she’ll never cross.

Covet (Covet, #1)Covet by Tracey Garvis-Graves

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Not sure why it’s taken me a year and a half to read Covet by Tracey Garvis-Graves *kicks self hard* I have a new most favourite read <3

Covet is an absolutely unforgettable read. Beautiful characters that will all tug at your emotions and bury themselves in your heart. I couldn’t put this book down and am seriously contemplating a reread this afternoon.

Tracey Garvis-Graves has such a beautiful, eloquent way with words that it’s impossible not to get completely lost in her stories. Covet sucked me in immediately and I couldn’t put it down. What I loved the most about this story is that it’s real. Real life… Real emotions… And real love. No alpha males, no gratuitous sex every other page. Covet is a journey. I’m sure many women ,at some point in their lives, can relate to certain aspects of Claire’s life.

If you are looking for an unforgettable, beautiful, emotional page turner. I highly recommend Covet by Tracey Jarvis-Graves. Another story I will never forget. <3  Nic

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AFRAID TO FLY by S.L. Jennings Review

Another great read to get our hands on…

AFRAID TO FLY by S.L. Jennings. Check out my review.


Afraid to Fly (Fearless, #2)Afraid to Fly by S.L. Jennings

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Afraid To Fly was my first S.L. Jennings book ever and I loved it. Won’t be my last.
While the subject matter and the main character, Dominic’s back story is quite a heavy subject matter, Jennings does a really good job of keeping us afloat without diluting the intensity of the story. Her variety of character personalities is one way she is able to do this. They are sincere character traits that we all can relate to on some level. I love that Dominic wasn’t an all out alpha or a total wuss. He was a man’s man but he was respectful and had a heart that would make yours melt. Also the inter-character relationships are viable and perfectly ordinary that you get sucked into their every moment together– laughing, crying, and everything in between. She also breaks up some really heavy moments with humour that fits the scene and the characters. It’s humour that you would totally cross into your own everyday life. there were countless times throughout the story that I thought to myself– yep, #truth or #thatsohappenstothebestofus
I also really enjoyed how Jennings tied in Dominic’s career with his back story.
If you’ve never read an S.L. Jennings book, you might want to change that status. I’m glad I did. I will absolutely read another one of her books. Her stories are well thought out, great timeline and she gives us enough back story to answer any questions but doesn’t bombard us with it that you feel like your stuck in the past. Her characters are well layered giving us multidimensional and relatable characters that aren’t crazy over the top or overly cliche.
If you want a story that gives you a mix of emotions and tugs at your heart strings with just enough angst that you just might toss your kindle but won’t dare because you need to know what happens next, then AFRAID TO FLY is one such story to get your hands on. S.L. Jennings is definitely an author that has been added to my “Definitely Read” authors.


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GOLD by K.A. Linde Review and Giveaway




Hey crew,

I just got done with K.A. Linde’s second instalment of the All That Glitters Series, GOLD. This series is so much fun and perfect for summer reading. Check out my review and then check out this series for yourself. Enter the giveaway too!!!

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The prey becomes the predator.

Love. That cursed four-letter word no longer belongs in Bryna’s vocabulary. The only four-letter word she knows now is gold.

…and fuck.

She’s well acquainted with that one. And that’s exactly what she plans to do. She’s no longer the golden girl, and when she meets a businessman who promises everything she could ever want from the arrangement, she intends to get her money’s worth.

Follow the conclusion to Bryna’s gold digging story in this scandalizing, duplicitous second book to the USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde’s All That Glitters series.

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Gold (All that Glitters, #2)Gold by K.A. Linde

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I am absolutely loving this series!!!!
GOLD book #2 in the series was a roller coaster ride of emotions. K.A. Line had my stomach in doing flip flops with wondering which way she was going to take the story. In true Linde fashion, she creates book boys that you are immediately drawn to regardless of which one you want the girl to end up with at the end of the book. Hugh and Eric are gorgeous and swoon worthy in their own right and their two personalities will have your heart in a ping pong match that just might have you throwing your Kindle across the room.
In this second instalment of the All That Glitters Series, we see Bryna really grow up and find her true self. I loved seeing the shift in her character. I loved her “royal B**ch” in Diamonds but loved the maturity and refinement of this trait in Gold. K/A. Linde also writes the perfect settings for her stories. I love the Vegas setting for Gold– all the glitz and glamour of the night life and a great college life during the day.
I know some might be frustrated with Bryna’s character but do remember she’s 18 and spoiled.
What I enjoyed most about this book was that it was fun. The content and storyline aren’t heavy and angsty. This is college kids having fun enjoying college life. It’s one big party with beautiful people, fashion, sex and good times. Gold is a great summer read. And K/A. Linde will remain one of my go to authors.
D 4/5

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Gold Teaser 6.23

Check out this excerpt too!

As she worked on the dessert, they talked about football and their undefeated season.

“I wished I were playing,” he admitted. “I’m still on the team, but it’s different, being on the sidelines.”

“But you said you could play.”

“I could,” he agreed. “But I wouldn’t do that to my parents. They were freaked out when I hurt my knee. At first, the doctors didn’t know if I would walk. It was not a good time in my life. I recovered remarkably well, but I don’t want to go back into something I’m good at if it could kill me. I’m still young and smart. I can do something else.”

“Coach? Is that the dream job?”

“Of course. That’s the goal even though so few people make it to the top. Coach thinks I have the right eye for it. That’s why he agreed to train me after I busted my knee,” he told her. “What about you? What’s the dream job?”

She shrugged. “I don’t know. I guess I always assumed I’d marry into money.”

“You’re not serious,” he said in disbelief. “You’re smart and in college. You have to have some dreams, right?”

She stuffed another bite of the banana split into her mouth to keep from answering right away. Her dreams had always been so muddled by everyone else’s expectations of her. She didn’t know how much of what she wanted was from herself or her parents.

“Sometimes, I think film,” she said. She had never said that out loud. “When I was younger, I used to watch clips and piece them together for my dad…when he was around.”

“Cool. So, are you a film major?”

“Um…no. I’m undecided. I don’t think my father would take me seriously if I told him I was in film even though he was in film here.”

“Why not?” Eric asked.

“I’ve never really shown interest in it. Plus, I don’t want to seem like I’m riding his coattails.”

“If you like it, you like it. You have to decide to do it and not give a fuck about what anyone else thinks. I thought you were already pretty good at that.”

Bryna crinkled her nose and shoved another bite of the banana split into her mouth. She was almost finished, but the more she sat around and talked with Eric, the more she thought it might be nice to hang out with him over break. She hadn’t envisioned this being a bet that she would want to lose, but if she didn’t finish the banana split he won…which meant she could hang out with him again. She had been bored out of her mind, and he was actually pretty good company—when he wasn’t acting like a douchey hostile football player.

She got down to her last bite and just stared at it. “Maybe I will change my major then and see how film suits me.”

“Killer. That sounds like a great idea. At least, once you’ve tried it, you’ll know if it’s for you.” Eric then looked at her bowl. “I can’t believe you only have one bite left. I never would have guessed you could finish that whole thing.”

She smiled and then pushed the bowl over to him with the one remaining bite in it. “I didn’t finish.”

“It’s only one bite.”

“I lost. This was fun. Let’s hang out again.”


USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde has written the Avoiding series and the Record series as well as the new adult novels Following Me and Take Me for Granted. She grew up as a military brat traveling the United States and Australia. While studying political science and philosophy at the University of Georgia, she founded the Georgia Dance Team, which she still coaches. Post-graduation, she served as the campus campaign director for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An avid traveler, reader, and bargain hunter, K.A. lives in Athens, Georgia, with her husband and two puppies, Riker and Lucy.


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New Review ~ Priest by Sierra Simone

Priest by Sierra Simone

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

I have been itching to read Priest by Sierra Simone. So much hype surrounded this book and I wanted to know what everyone was talking about. Priest was a solid 3.5 star read for me. For those of you are looking for something hot and dirty, this quick page turner is most definitely the book for you. I must warn though, that there may be some religious readers who are upset by the content.

Sierra Simone’s writing was very good and the sexy time definitely kept me engaged, but unfortunately I couldn’t connect with the romance part of the story. I felt that there was too much sex and not as much time spent developing the characters and their relationship. Priest was definitely a great read, but for me it wasn’t a book that will stay with me. I need a little more from the dirty books I read.

If you are looking for an epic love story, Priest might not be the book you are looking for but, if you are looking for a read that will get your pulse skyrocketing and your kindle smoking, this dirty read will definitely not disappoint.   Nic

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