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THE ENDING I WANT by Samantha Towle~ Cover Reveal and info

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We are so excited to share the cover for THE ENDING I WANT by Samantha Towle. This book releases on May 10th and we can’t wait to read another Towle masterpiece!

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Synopsis

Taylor Shaw had the perfect life—until she was sixteen. That was when everything changed. From that moment on, life went from bad to worse…to the worst.
After recovering from a brain tumor, months later, she suffers the tragic loss of her whole family.
Since that fateful day, she’s been coasting through life.

Now, the brain tumor has returned, and Taylor decides she’s had enough. She’s going to take her fate into her own hands.
No more hospitals. No more surgeries. No more anything.
She’s going to join her family.
It’s her decision.
What she longs for.
The ending she wants.

She just has a list of things to do before she goes.
First, go to England.
Second, kiss a stranger…

Only, Taylor didn’t expect Liam Hunter, the stranger—with his handsome face, his six-foot-three of gorgeousness, and his oh-so-hot English accent—to change things.
To change her.
To change the ending she wanted.

What is a girl, who is standing on the edge of nothing, to do when offered the chance of everything?

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Release Date: May 10, 2016

Cover Designed by: Najla Qamber Designs

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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 written contemporary romances, THE MIGHTY STORM, WETHERING THE STORM, TAMING THE STORM, TROUBLE, REVVED and REVIVED.

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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~NEW REVIEW~ Permanent (Indelibly Marked #1) by Kim Carmichael

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Great story!!!! Love the characters!!! Tatted up book boy alert! Make sure to add Permanent by Kim Carmichael to your TBR! This is a brilliant read you don’t want to miss out on.

I love when I start a book and can’t tear my eyes away from it! My husband on the other hand might not love it as much… LOL! I started Permanent late last night and didn’t put it down, other than when my iPad smacked me in the face at 2am because I was dozing off! I couldn’t get enough of this brilliant story or its fabulous characters. This book has such a great feel to it.

I loved the interactions between the characters and their sense of closeness. These are not characters who pop in and out of the book, each and every character is important in this story. If you love a tatted up, mohawk rockin’ bad boy who really isn’t a bad boy at all you need to meet Shane Elliott! He will seriously melt your heart, you won’t be able to resist this big sexy softie! Lindsay Stevens is sweet and innocent. There was so much more to her character then I thought and I loved that it took until the end of the book for me to really get her.

Kudos to Kim Carmichael for writing a book that was fabulous because of the fabulous story and characters, not because it was full of sex. Permanent has plenty of sexual tension with great buildup and was most definitely hot and sexy but sex was not used as a filler in this book! Permanent had great flow to the story and kept me wanting more.

If you are looking for a story that will grab your attention immediately with amazing characters and witty banter look no further. Sexy and romantic, Permanent will have you swooning! Make sure you don’t miss out on this read 🙂  Nic

~NEW REVIEW~ Rumor Has It by Jill Shalvis

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rumor Has it by Jill Shalvis is a must read! Make sure to add this one to your TBR! I couldn’t put this heartwarming book down! I dare you not to fall head-over-heels in love with fabulous read and its brilliant characters!

Honestly if it wasn’t for receiving an advance copy of Rumor Has It, I would probably have passed this one by! I just feel that the cover of this book does nothing for how truly AMAZING it is! Within the first few pages I was hooked, there was just something about Kate that drew me in, now one of my favourite female characters! All of the characters in Rumor Has It are brilliantly written, I loved each and every one of them and you will too! BUT, wait until you meet Griffin!!!! There is something about this man that will have you immediately swooning for him! I am having a hard time getting over my crush on Griffin <3

Rumor Has It is the whole package, witty banter, touching moments and plenty of angst that will make your heart ache but will not leave you feeling gutted. One of my most favourite things about this book is that it is sexy and SMOKIN’ HOT without being very graphic! LOVED IT!!! Sometimes I find myself skimming through graphic love scenes because I find that my mind needs a break. Fabulous build-up between the characters and loads of sexual tension that will leave you begging for more.

I was sad for Rumor Has It to end, it was an incredible book that I am so lucky I didn’t miss out on. Believe me, you don’t want to miss out on this read either!  Nic

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~NEW REVEIW~ Conversion by S.C. Stephens

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I have been DYING to share my review for Conversion by S.C. Stephens for over a year now!!  The only reason I hadn’t posted it up sooner was that I was holding off until it was published… Well that day has finally arrived!!!  WoooHooo 🙂  Honestly, I think everyone will want to read this incredible book!  Once you start it you won’t want to put it down!  Conversion immediately had my full attention, the story just took off and I couldn’t get enough!  Classed as a paranormal read, I talked my Mom into reading Conversion, told her she HAD to read this one!  She hummed and hawed because she doesn’t read paranormal EVER, but Conversion is now one of her most favourite books 😉

All of the characters in Conversion are fabulous and I do mean all of them! Emma is one of my favourite female characters!!  There is just something about her that, as I got to know her better as I got deeper into the story, I absolutely fell in love with her.  She’s feisty, fun and would do anything for those important to her!  What can I say about Teren except that he is about as close to a perfect book boyfriend for me as they come!!!  But I think my most favourite character in Conversion has got to be Halina!  OH EM GEEE Halina’s character is Brilliant!  That’s all I can say… you be the judge 🙂

Conversion will take you on an amazing journey.  You will meet brilliant characters who will consume your heart.  S.C. Stephens will have your heart swooning and your palms sweating with this flirty sexy story but then, she will shatter your security and have your heart in your throat while you’re on the edge of your seat!  INCREDIBLE!!!

Conversion holds the #4 spot in my All Time Top Twenty list and I hope you all love it as much as I do!  N. 5/5


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My Fate For Yours by Steph Campbell and Jolene Perry is LIVE on Amazon!!!

Steph Campbell and Jolene Perry are sneaky!!!! My Fate For Yours has released early!!!!! Happy one-clicking 🙂

Uncharted by Tracey Garvis-Graves ~NEW REVIEW~

UnchartedOn The Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves is one of my most favourite books ever, an absolutely incredible read it you have not yet read it. I was beyond excited to get a chance to read an early copy of Uncharted, the companion novella to On The Island and, another incredibly amazing read by the talented Tracey Garvis-Graves that kept me on the edge of my seat. Uncharted is a fabulous addition to this unique story. Both On The Island and Uncharted hold a special place in my heart because of the unforgettable characters and heart warming stories. I am in awe of how Tracey Garvis-Graves was able to tie both On The Island and Uncharted together to create a story of epic proportion. I kept envisioning what a movie version would be like, playing it over in my mind as I read Uncharted and flashed back to On The Island. More than just a novella, Uncharted is another facet in this incredible journey. There is a particular scene in Uncharted that sent shivers running up my spine when I think back to T.J. and Anna’s arrival on the island. WOW!

Showing up on T.J. and Anna’s doorstep, Owen has a story to tell but are Anna and T.J. willing to hear him out, will they be able to deal with what they are about to hear. Even though Uncharted is very much Owen’s story I loved getting more of Anna and T.J., they are such beautiful characters that I have come to be one of my top favourite couples . Ms. Graves gives us a little more insight into how deep the love between these two amazing characters is. Owen is another brilliant character that I have fallen in love with. My heart ached for him and how lonely his life was, his story truly took me by surprise. Calia Reed (loved the name) is a lovely female character that tugged at my heartstrings. James Reed may not have had a large presence in the novella but it was definitely a lasting presence.

Uncharted will have you on the edge of your seat, not knowing what will happen next. You will love the characters and ache for them and when all is said and done you will keep a little of this story with you always because, a story this epic will never completely leave you.  N. 5/5

RELEASE DATE: July 2, 2013

Uncharted Amazon Pre-order link

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On The Island Amazon Link:

Barnes and Noble Link:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/on-the-island-tracey-garvis-graves/1111454772?ean=9780142196724 

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Becoming More by Bayli Lane ~COVER REVEAL~

Ebook CoverTitle: Becoming More

Author: Bayli Lane

Cover Designer: Angie Fields

Photographer: Michael Drohomyretsky

Expected Release Date: End of July 2013

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17841306-becoming-more

Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/authorbaylilane

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Becoming More by Bayli Lane

At first it was all freedom, fun, and games for Lilly Fairfield. Being a freshman in college was supposed to create some of the best memories of her life, especially with her best friend, Lauren, and longtime boyfriend, Sander, by her side. 

But the excitement begins to slip away when the people closest to her start to change. They begin moving in a direction Lilly doesn’t want to go, forcing Lilly to be faced with a decision. Should she fight for her relationships with both Sander and Lauren or move on to something different? Something unknown. Someone like…

Colton Davenport. Colton isn’t Lilly’s typical type. He’s shockingly sexy with his colorful tattoos, shiny silver lip ring, and ear gauges. His smile alone leaves her breathless. Then again, she hasn’t had a specific type other than Sander. When she meets Colton she feels an automatic attraction that stuns her into utter stillness. She can’t look away, doesn’t want to look away. 

Lilly must decide between a life with Sander, a life she always thought she wanted, and an unknown path with Colton. 

Will Lilly make the right choices for her future, Becoming More?

 

Author PhotoAbout the Author:

Bayli Lane didn’t realize how much she loved creating a world from nothing until college. She went to Marian University where she majored in Communications but in her spare time wrote and read. Her love for reading is what really brought out her desire to create her own novel. After starting loads of stories and not finishing them, she finally decided it was time to put her passion to work. Becoming More is her first novel but certainly not her last. Bayli lives with her husband, Tim, in Indiana where she is probably sitting with a large cup of coffee and her computer working on her next book.

 

 

Destined to Succeed by Lisa M. Harley ~BLOG TOUR~

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Love a sexy hot cowboy read, who doesn’t 🙂  Flirty and Dirty is one of today’s stops on the Destined to Succeed Blog Tour.  Make sure to take a look at this FAB read.  I promise you will want to get to know Cade Walker a little better <3  *My review coming soon*  N.

Blog Tour Schedule 

http://www.thebookavenue.com/2013/06/blog-tour-schedule-destined-to-succeed.html

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Synopsis: 

What would you do if what you worked your entire life to build was suddenly destroyed?

Cade Walker is a cowboy Casanova. He’s cocky and he doesn’t care who knows it. He was raised on Walker Ranch and was destined to one day take it over. What he didn’t know was how soon that would happen. After his parents are killed in a car accident he is thrust into becoming a responsible adult. Well, sort of. Cade is always responsible when it comes to business, but pleasure, now that’s a whole other story.

Suzanna Mallory is a red-headed spitfire, who also happens to be Cade’s best friend. She has loved Cade since they met when they were nine years old, but Cade just isn’t the type to get married and settle down. Suzanna finds herself in an abusive marriage and the only thing that keeps her sane is her daughter, Isabella, and working with Cade at Walker Ranch.

 When a fire threatens to destroy the future of Walker Ranch, Cade and Suzanna have to work together to save it.

 What will this mean for her marriage or to the feelings that she has for Cade?

 And now that Cade thought he found love with Loralei Harper, only to realize she didn’t feel the same way, is he ready to settle down?

 Is Cade Walker Destined to Succeed?

Cade- Alternate POV/Suzanna and Branch’s Wedding Day

I went to see Suzy Q on the morning of her weddin’.  I couldn’t believe she was actually goin’ through with this.  I didn’t care what her reasons were, I didn’t understand how in the hell she could marry Branch Johnson.  I’d asked her to go for a walk with me so I could try to talk some sense into her, but she refused.  I decided I’d have to go to the weddin’ and try to talk to her there.

I waited in the room in the back where I knew she would be gettin’ ready for the ceremony.  When she walked in with her mom, I thought Mrs. Mallory was gonna pass out.  She definitely wasn’t expectin’ to see me sittin’ there waitin’ on them.

“Mrs. Mallory, could I have a few minutes with your girl?” I asked with my signature smirk on my face.

Her mom told me not to make her cry and then left us alone.  I walked over to Suzy Q and grabbed her shoulders. “I don’t want you to marry him, Suz. I want you to know you have options. You aren’t stuck.” I needed her to know that she didn’t have to go through with this.

She just kept tellin’ me she loved him and wanted to marry him.  Bull.  There was no way that was true, but nothin’ I could say was gonna change her mind. I finally left the church.  I couldn’t stay there and watch my best friend make the biggest mistake of her life.  I did the one thing I always did to numb the pain – I headed down to the diner and found myself a sweet little brunette to take home with me.

 

Lisa Harley PictureAuthor Bio:

I grew up in a really small town in Missouri. Very similar to the fictional town I wrote about in my novel. I moved to the big city right after I graduated. I work full-time and I am mom to a beautiful little girl. I started writing in October when a group I am in had a prologue contest. I didn’t win the contest, but everyone who read my prologue asked for more of my story. I decided I had to finish it and get these characters that were in my head out on paper. During the writing process it became clear that this was going to be more than one novel. It had to be a series. I have at least 2 more novels planned for the Destined Series. I also have an idea for a YA novel that stems from one of the characters in Destined to Change…hint, hint. When I was asked to write this bio I explained that I am really boring and it would be really short…so, that’s about all there is to know about me. I love music and honestly couldn’t have written this book without my Spotify playlist. I am kinda obsessed with frogs (not real ones) and office supplies are my downfall! I could spend my whole paycheck at the stationery store…boring, didn’t I already say that? lol Also, I am slightly addicted to Facebook and Voxer. Please message me on either one…I would love to hear from all of you.

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Destinedtochange

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/Lharley77

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17368908-destined-to-succeed

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Distractions by J.L. Brooks ~BLOG TOUR~

DistractionsBTbuttonHave you had a chance to read Distractions by J.L. Brooks yet???  D and I are thrilled  to be one of the stops on the Distractions Blog Tour today.  If you haven’t yet had a chance to read this fabulous book please make sure to take a look, this could be the next read you are looking for. 🙂

Be sure to follow along the tour by clicking on the link below:

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Distractions

 

Distractions by J.L.  Brooks

“We are all pawns in someone else’s game.” 

No one knows this better than Violet Phillips. When her beloved mentor goes missing, she suspects murder, which sends her spiraling out of control and away from the stable life she has built for herself. Soon, her past will begin seeping out with a vengeance. 

“I will teach you how this game is played.”

Self-destruction threatens to consume Violet when a handsome neighbor that has been watching her from afar intervenes on her behalf. Shepard Leone may be six years younger, but it does not stop him from seducing her ears as well as her heart. 

“Fascinating how much life can change in twenty-four hours.”

When Violet is forced to go down a dark road into a past where she must confront the demons that nearly destroyed her, will she be unable to deviate? Struggling with the loss of her missing friend, Shepard will find a way in and reawaken desires that she thought were forever lost. But Violet never forgets that if you are not careful, distractions will be your undoing.

Distractions Excerpt:

The distinct taste of bourbon and oranges burned my throat as they went down.

I gave myself fifteen minutes before they hit, which was good. My song was four minutes long and afterwards, I might be useless. Before I could walk away, Frankie had returned, placing a bottle of 151 and a lighter down in front of me.

“I haven’t done this in forever, Frankie! You really want me blowing flames without practice? I am going to burn my fucking eyebrows off!”

He leaned across the bar and motioned for me to come closer to him. “You also haven’t stepped foot in my club in over ten years and look how easy it all comes back. It’s still in you.”

I didn’t know if I should feel confident or afraid of that statement…

 

Nic’s Review of Distractions

First off I had no idea what to expect when I started Distractions by JL Brooks.  I will admit that after reading the first few pages I wasn’t sure that this was going to be my kind of read, Oh thank goodness I was wrong!!!  I’m not even sure how to articulate how truly amazing Distractions really is!  J.L. Brooks, CONGRATS lady on such an amazing debut!  

Distractions is an edgy love story chocked full of suspense.  Just when I thought I had the story figured out…BAM!  There is absolutely no way I could have predicted anything that happened with this read.  Distractions had my complete and utter attention,  there was so much in the storyline that was  only partially told and I wanted to know it all.  I didn’t want to miss a thing!  I was dying to know what had happened and what would happen next!  Seriously the suspense was killing me 🙂

I don’t feel I can go into much detail regarding the characters in Distractions much without giving too much of the story away.  I will say that had it not been for the brilliant characters of Distractions, the story would never have worked.  Violet has led a very colourful life that has left her jaded.  Will she ever be able to get past her trust issues .  Shepard is her younger violin playing next door neighbour, he’s alway there for her.  Connor is Violet’s past, but will he stay that way??  J.L. Brooks thank you for these and all of the other amazing, intense characters you created!! LOVED them! You will want to get to know Shepard and Connor, Mmmm 😉  

If you are looking for a read that is so much more than a romance, Distractions by J.L. Brooks is just what you are looking for . This nail-biting, edgy, angsty and sexy read will have your mind racing.  Distractions will grab your attention and hold it until the bitter end.  Just as Violet is warned, I will warn you….. Be careful not to get distracted, it may be your undoing 😉  Distractions by J.L. Brooks should be your next read.  5/5 N.

J.L. BrooksABOUT THE AUTHOR

JL Brooks lives with her active family along the Ohio River at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. A former columnist turned novelist, she spends most of her time engaged in women’s health issues and education. Believing everyone has a story to tell, chances are she will encourage you to tell yours.  

 

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DistortedfinalLaura Dunaway’s debut novel Distorted is LIVE!  Make sure to add this one!!!

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