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Without Merit by Colleen Hoover ~ Blog Tour & Review~




Not every mistake deserves a consequence. Sometimes the only thing a mistake deserves is forgiveness.

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The Voss family is anything but normal. They live in a repurposed church, newly baptized Dollar Voss. The once cancer-stricken mother lives in the basement, the father is married to the mother’s former nurse, the little half-brother isn’t allowed to do or eat anything fun, and the eldest siblings are irritatingly perfect. Then, there’s Merit.

Merit Voss collects trophies she hasn’t earned and secrets her family forces her to keep. While browsing the local antiques shop for her next trophy, she finds Sagan. His wit and unapologetic idealism disarm and spark renewed life into her—until she discovers that he’s completely unavailable. Merit retreats deeper into herself, watching her family from the sidelines, when she learns a secret that no trophy in the world can fix.

Fed up with the lies, Merit decides to shatter the happy family illusion that she’s never been a part of before leaving them behind for good. When her escape plan fails, Merit is forced to deal with the staggering consequences of telling the truth and losing the one boy she loves.

Poignant and powerful, WITHOUT MERIT explores the layers of lies that tie a family together and the power of love.



Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, This Girl, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, Maybe Someday, Ugly Love, Maybe Not, Confess, November 9, and It Ends with Us. She has won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance twice – for Confess in 2015 and It Ends with Us in 2016. Confess was adapted into a seven-episode online series. In 2015, Colleen and her family founded The Bookworm Box, a bookstore and monthly subscription service offering signed novels donated by authors. All profits are given to various charities each month to help those in need. Colleen lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Please visit




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My Review of Without Merit

Without MeritWithout Merit by Colleen Hoover
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Colleen Hoover never ceases to amaze… Without Merit is one of my most favourite YA reads of all time. All.The.Feels.

I have tried for a week to write my review for Colleen Hoover’s latest release, Without Merit —this book was brilliant—but I’m having a hard time writing it without spoiling the story. Do I write about the main character, Merit Voss, and how she reminded me what it was like to view life through the eyes of a teenager? Do I write about how Colleen Hoover didn’t just give me one character to fall in love with, that she gave me an entire family?

There are so many reason why I loved Without Merit; the fabulous writing, the unique storyline, and the angst-filled moments that tore at my heart. The characters in this story are powerful and unforgettable—Wolfgang and Cheesus definitely won’t be forgotten— but for me, next to Merit, I will never forget Barnaby Voss. Pieces of every Colleen Hoover book I have read have stayed with me—usually angsty bits, and I knew as soon as I started Without Merit this would be another story to stay.

As a mother of a teenager, I’m excited for my daughter to read this story. I know she’ll be sucked in just like I was. I wholeheartedly believe there are lessons to be learned from this story and look forward to discussing it with my her.

If you are looking for a page turning story that will take your heart on an amazing rollercoaster ride, you need to read Without Merit. So many feels. So much more that a YA romance. A story not to be missed.

*I was provided with a complimentary copy by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*




Atria Books Paperback | 384 pages | ISBN: 9781501170621 | October 3, 2017 | $16.00

eBook: 384 pages | ISBN: 9781501170638 | $7.99




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Don’t miss Colleen on tour for WITHOUT MERIT:


Monday, October 2nd


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Tuesday, October 3rd


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Los Angeles, CA  90004

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Wednesday, October 4th


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Thursday, October 5th


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Friday, October 6th


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2692 Madison Road

Cincinnati, OH  45208

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Saturday, October 7th


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Sunday, October 8th


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Tuesday, October 10


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Southern Methodist University Bookstore

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Dallas, TX  75205

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YA Reads I Can’t Wait To Read With My Daughter…


I’m so excited to read Whisper If You Need Me by Dina Silver, but even more excited that I can buddy read it with my daughter, Megs. If you’re looking for a YA read for you or your teen, this is definitely one to check out!

Whisper If You Need Me by Dina Silver

Release Date: October 20, 2015

A strong-willed yet vulnerable young beauty, Julia Pearl is sixteen years old when she’s sent away to summer camp for the first time. Julia’s father and stepmother are convinced that time away from home will be good for Julia, hoping it will restore the confidence she lost when her mother disappeared five years earlier. 

Released from the emotional constraints of her new family and the ugly reputation her mother left behind, Julia finds herself reluctantly tossed into the free-spirited and often drama-infused world of overnight camp—where she quickly falls for an intensely charismatic counselor named Jack Dempsey, a nineteen-year-old college student who will prove to save her life in more ways than one. 

Rich with humor and poignancy, Whisper If You Need Me is a timeless story that will remind readers of the strength of friendship, the unwavering devotion of family, and ultimately, the power of young love.


Another YA I have been waiting to read is The Affiliate by K.A. Linde. Although I’m pretty sure Megs will beat me to reading this one

The Affiliate by K.A. Line

On the day of her Presenting, in front of the entire Byern Court, seventeen-year-old Cyrene Strohm’s lifelong plans come to fruition when she’s chosen for one of the most prestigious positions in her homeland—an Affiliate to the Queen. 

Or so she thinks. 

When Cyrene receives a mysterious letter and an unreadable book, she finds nothing is as it seems. Thrust into a world of dangerous political intrigue and deadly magic, Cyrene’s position only grows more treacherous when she finds herself drawn to the one man she can never have… 

King Edric himself. 

Cyrene must decide if love is truly worth the price of freedom.

Tammara Webber News! Here Without You (Between the Lines Book 4)

Here Without YouExciting news!!  Here Without You by Tammara Webber has a release date of August 6th, 2013!!!  EXCITING NEWS!  The Amazon pre-order link is now available!  I can’t wait to read this one!  Here Without You is Between the Lines book #4.  If you haven’t read this series take a look, it’s one of my favourites 🙂  Nic

Love Notes by Heather Gunter ~NEW RELEASE~

Love Notes jacketLove Notes by Heather Gunter is LIVE on Amazon.  Looks FAB!  We can’t wait to read this one 🙂  How about you??

Amazon US Link:  Love Notes: Heather Gunter: Kindle Store

Amazon Canada Link:  Love Notes eBook: Heather Gunter: Kindle Store

Amazon UK Link:  Love Notes eBook: Heather Gunter: Kindle Store

Shattered Grace by K Anne Raines ~BLOG TOUR~

Flirty and Dirty Book Blog is thrilled to be today’s stop on the Shattered Grace, by K Anne Raines, Blog Tour!  Make sure you have this added to your TBR!!  Don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter 🙂

Title: Shattered Grace

Author: K Anne Raines

Genre: Young Adult

Tour Host: Lady Amber’s Tours

Shattered Grace


Seventeen-year-old Grace grows up knowing she’s different, but she always attributed it to a mother who didn’t want her, a father who abandoned her, and a curse that sets her apart. Despite those struggles, her grandfather remained her rock and confidant. Her life irrevocably shatters the day her grandfather dies.

The day of his funeral sets off a chain of events, making Grace question everything she’s ever known to be true, and as a result, who she can truly trust. She inherits his house, part of his money, his Guardian and something that ties them together.

Just before Grace’s 18th birthday, she is thrust into a world she couldn’t fathom existed and does everything she can to thwart the destiny suddenly forced upon her. She’s been chosen for greatness, but at what cost? With eyes now open, she must choose to either be Chosen, or watch those around her suffer the consequences.

Torn between the man who’s come to protect her and the one sent to destroy her, she teeters on the edge of decision, trying to come to grips with who she is, what she wants and what all of that means for her, those she loves and the rest of mankind.

Author Bio:

K Anne Raines is the author of Shattered Grace, book one in the Fallen from Grace Series. She is a Washington State University graduate and the senior accountant at a local firm in her home town. K Anne’s impassioned but regular commitment to chocolate covered raisins inspires creativity at home…where ever the raisins are, there she is with her laptop. A lover of great sushi and other fine food, K Anne prefers coffee in the morning, the right wine in the evening, and her fireplace at all times. A Northwest native, K Anne Raines is the mother of three, cat lover, avid exerciser, and blanket hogger.



“It wasn’t your fault,” Quentin said softly as he came up behind her, touching her briefly on the shoulder before lowering himself to sit on the edge of the coffee table. He leaned toward her, resting his elbows on his knees as he stared into her eyes, his expression conveying his compassion.

Grace raised her tear-filled eyes. “It wouldn’t have happened if I wasn’t in the car with them.” Tears spilled over her lower lids, blurring her view of Emily’s picture glowing from the cell phone she still gripped. 

“Look at me.” Quentin lifted her face with a gentle finger. “It was my fault. It’s my job to keep you safe and I failed.”

She heard every word Quentin spoke, but couldn’t cling to them like he intended. Every one of her friends could have died—because of her, not him. Visions of caskets and grieving families had her pulse quickening. Worry festered in the center of her chest—circling and tearing at her until what rose forth was anger. With every beat of her heart, the anger pulsed stronger. No. In her head, she said it again. No. The word ricocheted like a war cry through her cerebral cortex until it owned her, heart and soul. Energy channeled through every inch of her body. A shiver chased behind it. Those she cared for and loved would not pay for what she was.

In that instant, Grace felt the power of her choice thunder through her like an electrical current. Just like Seth in the movie, she chose to be what she was meant to be, and not to shed what she originally thought was a burden. Newly determined, she leveled her gaze with Quentin’s.

“What do I need to do to make sure they never hurt anyone I love again?”

Quentin gazed back at her, his features rearranging themselves into an expression flat and cold—deadly. “You train and you fight back. You let me do my job. And we don’t let them win. Ever.”

Resolve steeled her voice. “We won’t.”

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The Cirque by Ryann Kerekes ~ Coming Soon~

The Cirque

You may know her HOT adult series written under the name Kendall Ryan.  Now get familiar with Ryann Kerekes and her soon-to-be release YA novel The Cirque.  Looks AMAZING, we can’t wait to read it.  Look out for The Cirque on March 2, 2013

~NEW RELEASE~ KISS ME (Keatyn Chronicles #2) by Jillian Dodd


Kiss Me (The Keatyn Chronicles: Book 2)

Author: Jillian Dodd

Romance, Mature YA

Release date: November 28, 2012.

Stalk Me, Book 1 in the series will be on sale for .99 the week of Nov. 26 – Dec. 1.

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Kiss Me Amazon link: coming soon– there have been some formatting issues. We will post the link as soon as it is available.


I’ve always written scripts for my perfect life.

But no way could I have ever scripted this.

My life is so far from perfect, it’s not even funny.

All because of a stalker.

I’m at a boarding school where I have to lie about who I am.

I can’t see my family.

I’m tutoring a hottie god that tortures me with his smile.

The most popular girl already hates me.

But there’s this boy.

This hot, sweet, sexy boy.

So I’m going to stop trying to script my life and just live it.

Because who knows how long I have left.

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He tells everyone we’re tired and drags me into the house.

Then I think his hormones kick into overdrive.

He kisses me, like, fast, hard, long, intensely deep kisses. He pushes me up against the counter in the kitchen, holding my hips tightly in his hands. He kisses hard down my neck and then strips off my shirt and tosses it on the floor.

Then he walks me backward through the house while still kissing me, quickly working his way back to the bedroom. He pushes me against a wall in the hallway, where he pulls his own shirt off, then unties my bikini top, his warm, naked chest pressing against me as he shoves his tongue deeply into my mouth. I suck on it recklessly.

We finally get to the bedroom, where he quickly shuts and locks the door, then pushes me up against it. He’s kissing me and, like, ravishing me. I feel like I’m living a hot romance novel. And this is the kind of thing I have always pictured.

Always dreamed of.

A boy who wants me so bad he can barely stand it.

A boy who pushes me hard against the door and kisses me like he means it. A boy who takes my wrists and holds them above my head, pinning me to the door as he sucks his way down my chest. A boy who kisses me so deeply it makes my head spin. A boy whose one free hand feels like ten because it is everywhere on my body.


 About Jillian Dodd: 

Jillian Dodd grew up on a farm in Nebraska, where she developed a love for Midwestern boys and Nebraska football. She has drank from a keg in a cornfield, attended the University of Nebraska, got to pass her candle, and did have a boy ask her to marry him in a bar. She met her own prince in college, and they have two amazing children, a Maltese named Sugar Bear, and two Labrador puppies named Camber Lacy and Cali Lucy.

She is the author of the That Boy Trilogy and The Keatyn Chronicles Series.

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~BLOG TOUR~ Interview with KEATYN, star of STALK ME by Jillian Dodd.


Stalk Me. by Jillian Dodd
Release Date: September 1st, 2012
Publisher: Bandit Publishing; 326 pages

Keatyn has everything she ever dreamed of. Her life is following the script she wrote for the perfect high school experience. She’s popular, goes to the best parties, dates the hottest guy, and sits at the most coveted lunch table.  
She’s just not sure she wants it anymore.
 Because really, things aren’t all that perfect.
Her best friend is threatening to tell everyone her perfect relationship is a scam. 
Her perfect boyfriend gets drunk at every party they go to. 
It’s exhausting always trying to look and act perfect.
And deep down, she isn’t sure if she has any true friends. 
To add to the drama, her movie star mom has a creepy stalker. 
A hot, mysterious man keeps flirting with her and telling her they should make a movie together.
And she’s crushing on an adorable surfer. Dating him would mean committing social suicide.
So she writes a new script. One where all the pieces of her life will come together in perfect harmony. 
But little does she know, there’s someone who will do anything to make sure that doesn’t happen.

We here at Flirty and Dirty had the amazing chance to catch up with Keatyn. Let’s find out a little about Keatyn’s World.

We at Flirty and Dirty want to raid your closet!!! We love your style. Tell us, who is your favorite clothing designer and or shoe designer?

That’s a really hard question. I’m sort of all over the place. I love Jimmy Choo shoes, Proenza Schouler handbags, have a lot of Free People, Alice + Olivia, Alexander Wang, Urban Outfitters. I’m kind of excited about where my new school is located. I get to dress for fall! I got a gorgeous Burberry leather-trimmed trench coat, the most adorable bright yellow Hunter wellies. I really don’t stick to certain brands. I order a lot online. is my favorite. And I love Barneys. Barneys shoe department=heaven.

We know you are just settling into your new life and all but we are gonna ask you a tough question… Are you worried that Vincent will be able to find you? … You just seem so calm about all this. Sorry we know this is a sensitive question.

I’m really not that calm about it. I’m a wreck inside. And I’m very worried he will find me. But after what happened with my little sister, I had to do what I did. I had to listen to Garrett, who is an expert at all this. I don’t think it’s going to be easy at all. I’ve been told that Vincent hasn’t given up. He’s been (okay, so I shouldn’t tell you this because it’s actually in the next book, so, shhhh…) at my school. He’s following Cush around. He even danced with Vanessa at a club. All those things make my skin crawl. I hated leaving my friends, especially Cush, without saying goodbye, but I want them to be safe. I want me to be safe too.

Was there absolutely no way to let Cush know you were okay and that you love him? You just got him back… how are you feeling about all that? Are you really in love with him? You are crushin’ on the god of all HOTTIES. I mean we get why… but Cush- sorry we have a soft spot for him.

I feel bad about Cush too. Am I in love with him? Really truly in love with him? Probably not. I thought I was. In that perfect moment at my party, I felt like I finally figured everything out. That he was the one. And I just said it. I probably shouldn’t have. And I know I kinda have a thing for shoes, but HE GAVE ME BOOTS! The. perfect. boots. He said the perfect things. But I was not at all over B when I said it. I just sort of blurted it out.

But then I came here. Kicked a soccer ball at the hotties’ head. And BAM! It was like lightning or something. I think I believe in love at first sight. Do you? Mom and Tommy fell in love right away. I definitely fell in love with B when I first met him, but that ended up being….hell, I don’t even know what we are. We broke up, but then I slept with him before I left. I know, don’t judge. I sort of thought it was breakup sex. But lately he acts like it was makeup sex. He really confuses me. All his talk about fate. I personally would like to kick fate’s ass right about now.

So um… Damian. He’s  hot! How come you and him never hooked up. He’s cute, he’s good to you and gets you and he’s a rockstar!!! What’s not to want?

Awww, I love Damian. He is a good friend. He’s the kind of friend I can go months without talking to, but the minute we’re back together it’s like no time has passed. And he has gotten super cute lately. He’s not quite a rock star yet, but I think he will be someday. I hope he will be. It’s really his dream. Not the rockstar part so much, but to make music that lots of people want to listen to. His voice, it’s oh so dreamy. But we grew up together. He feels more like my brother. I can’t imagine kissing him. I think it would just feel wrong. But he’s adorable and I hope he finds the perfect girl for him.

So enlighten us cuz we just aren’t getting it… Why the heck do you put up with Vanessa. She’s more harm than good. You are gorgeous, popular (and not cuz of your mom) and your smart. What exactly is her hold on you?

Honestly, I think the hold that most mean girls have on people is their lack of confidence. I lacked confidence around her for a long time. I was afraid she would tell everyone about something I thought was embarrassing. (Not having sex with Sander.) Everyone thought we were the perfect couple. I liked being the perfect couple. And then when I tried to break free of her. To make my own group of friends, I kinda turned into a bitch. I didn’t want that either. And you know what happened with Mandy. Truth is, it is easier to let Vanessa deal with that stuff. And I’m really not gorgeous. I do get good grades, but I really I don’t know why I was popular. Is it because of my mom? Because of my relationship with Sander? Because I hung out with Vanessa? I don’t really know. I don’t really think I’m all that special. Like my mom, she just shines whenever you are around her. I don’t think I have that shine.

Ok, we have to know cuz I’m (Denise) a Cush girl and Nicola is a B girl… (whispering the question) who’s better in bed? We promise we won’t tell anyone.

That’s like comparing a Jimmy Choo to a Christian Louboutin. They are both good shoes. They are also different. Cush was more of a wham, bam, thank you ma’am kind of guy. Steamy, hot, and usually fast. He was maybe more concerned about making himself feel good. Brooklyn was sweet and adorable. He’s the kind of guy that cares more about making you feel good. You know he’s into karma and all that shit. His philosophy of give good karma and you will get good karma in return definitely fits his sexual style. I’d say B was also definitely more romantic. He quoted me poetry for gosh sakes! He would write our names in a heart in the sand. You know how it is. The guy your with always seems great until he does something to break your heart.

So we know things didn’t exactly work out with B couple wise. Do you regret your summer with him? Would you change anything regarding B?

I’ll never regret anything with B. He was my first real love. We had the most amazing summer together. I think part of me will always love and care about him. Even though Cush was super hot and sexy, I still wish B would have been my first. I think we choose boys like we choose outfits based on the weather. With everything that was going on at school, B was the relaxed, calm, chill kind of guy that I craved. He helped balance me. It will be interesting to see how going on the surfing tour will affect him. I have a feeling he might like the spotlight once he’s in it.

You have such a flare for fashion and you love music and dancing, have you considered a career in the fashion or music industries?

I told Damian if he ever does a video, I want to be in it! I do love fashion, but I really think I want to act.

And a random question cuz we just love our music— what’s currently on your iTunes playlist?

Of course lots of Twisted Dreams, but right now, Breathe by He is We, is my favorite song. After everything that happened, it’s sorta become my theme song. I listen to it a lot. It kinda makes me cry sometimes. Other times it sort of gives me confidence. After the incident, I felt like there was no air for me to breathe. Like I was being strangled. I also am apparently good at faking it because no one can tell all that’s going on inside me. The lyrics really resonate with me. But at school, I feel safer and like I can finally breathe again.

I have a playlist for songs that go with the first book here: Stalk me playlist.

The last song on the playlist is Only One by Sammy Adams. I adore that song. It reminds me of a certain boy 🙂

Playlist for Stalk me.

Scene Title                                        Song                                       Band

Come play with Cush.                      Wild Ones                              Flo Rida

Your dirty little secret                     Crave You                              Flight Facilities

My laid-back surfer girl.                 Surfer Girl                              The Beach Boys

Our lips finally meet.                       Stolen                                     Dashboard Confessionals

Possibly a little bit hotter.               Beautiful People                    Chris Brown

Please say yes.                                  Tonight                                  John Legend

I smell like a princess.                     Hit and Run                           Breathe Carolina

Body shots!                                       All You                                   The Cataracs

The biggest bitch of all.                  Monster                                 Skillet

My life is a mess.                              Love Life                                He is we

Keats for my Keats.                          Float Away                             Robbie Rivera

Hands all over your ass.                 Russian Privjet                      Basshunter

All bullshit aside, I did.                    Since you’ve been gone      A Day to Remember

All bullshit aside, I did.                    Happy Birthday                     Click Five

Everyone will love you.                    Sirens                                     Angels & Airwaves

Keatyn Douglas is no more.           Breathe                                   He is we

Died and gone to hottie heaven     Only one                                Sammy Adams

I just wanted to say thanks for taking the time to talk to me!!

Keatyn Monroe

Thank you Keatyn!!! We can’t wait to hear more from you. We adore you. <3<3

About the Author:
Hey everyone!! I’m Jillian Dodd, author of the That Boy series. That Boy and That Wedding. I’m working on a new series called The Keatyn Chronicles as well as plotting out That Baby. I love to read, love hanging out at goodreads, and love to talk to y’all!!I was lucky enough to find my own prince in college. We have two wonderful teenaged children, a Maltese named Sugar Bear and a new Lab puppy named Camber Lacey.

I have an active blog, which my daughter, Kenzie, helps me with. We’d love to have you visit us there. I am a big believer in giving back, so I donate a portion of my book sales to charity!!


STALK ME is available through AmazonBarnes & Noble, Kobo, and itunes.

Follow The Keatyn Chronicles on Facebook and Twitter.

~~NEWS~~ Big news for Tammara Webber!

It has been in a busy week for some of our favourite indie Authors!  Tammara Webber is the newest author to be picked up!  YAY!!!!!!  Soon everyone will get a chance to find out what a Brilliant novel Easy is 🙂

~~FIRST EVER BLOG TOUR~~ Interview with the star of Stalk Me by Jillian Dodd….. Keatyn!

Yep that’s right… Flirty and Dirty is going to be a part of a blog tour for the first time!!!! Who’s tour you ask?– It’s the fantabulous Jillian Dodd. She is the author of That Boy and That Wedding. Her latest book is the first in the Keatyn Chronicles. It’s titled Stalk Me.

We are so excited to be a part of this. We will be interviewing Keatyn!!! Eeeeeppppp! Check out Jillian’s blog  to check out the rest of the tour that has already started. Check out our blog on October 6th, when you get to have a little peek into the real Keatyn. You won’t want to miss it. This is the start of an amazing series with fun and fabulous characters!!!!

Stalk me is available on Amazon:

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