Friday, September 19, 2014

When You Make It Home by Claire Ashby blog tour stop with guest post and giveaway

         Make It Home Tour        
   September 8 – September 26   

Welcome to our blog. We are featuring a tour stop for When You Make It Home by Claire Ashby. The author has written a guest post and there's a tour-wide giveaway. 

When You Make It Home
by Claire Ashby
Contemporary romance
Paperback, 320 pages
Published July 2014 by Red Adept Publishing

Meg Michaels, a bookstore owner, has already walked away from two cheating exes. She’s learned her lesson and has her mind set on success—until she gets knocked up. Embarrassed and unwilling to discuss her situation with friends and family, she wears layers to hide the pregnancy.

When Meg gets sick at a party, she’s mortified. Even worse, Theo Taylor, the guest of honor, discovers her secret. Theo, an Army medic wounded in the war, agrees not to reveal her condition, and the two forge a bond of friendship that blossoms into love.

Theo is soon filling all of Meg’s late-night cravings—and not just the pregnancy-induced ones. But can their love overcome all the obstacles that stand between them and creating a happy family?

Purchase: Amazon

Romance Is Like Butter, It Makes Everything Better

Romance novels are full of hope and possibility. Here you are walking through life, trying to make the most of your circumstances. You’ve made promises to yourself. Maybe you’ll never trust someone again after what happened with that last someone. Maybe you just don’t want complications, and let’s face it, nothing is more complicated than love. Or maybe it’s that you’ve been alone for a long time. You don’t believe your special someone is out there.

But then you meet a guy. He looks at you and your body heats. He speaks and you hear the blood pulsing through your veins. His laughter is air, and when you’re near him you breath deeper, breath faster. You are alive.

Life with love is more alive. It changes every part of who you are and how you understand the world around you.

We might meet someone who makes us feel this way once, perhaps twice in our lives. This, I believe, is why we are drawn to romance novels. To experience the thrill of falling. The rush of that first touch, skin on skin. Those heavy seconds before a first kiss, the heat of his mouth on you. The way it feels when there’s no space between your body and his, but you need to get closer.

That feeling is not something that can be bought, borrowed, or stolen, unless you find it in a romance novel.

About the author:

Claire Ashby was born and raised in the heart of Atlanta. She now resides in Austin with her family and a pack of wild dogs. When she’s not reading or writing, she spends her time watching extreme survival shows and taking long walks after nightfall. She has an unnatural love of high places, but still regrets the time she skydived solo. She believes some things are better left to the imagination.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Throw back Thursday's Bound By Night

Book I of The MoonBound Clan Vampire series

Bound by Night was a fantastic start to this very promising new series…
a very tasty treat from a must be read author.  Happy reading everybody…you’re bound to love it.
Night Owl Reviews for Bound by Night

“The exceptionally entertaining Ione kicks off a sexy new vampire series…
Ione does what she does best: deliver paranormal romance with a sexy and dangerous bite!
RT Book Reviews ****HOT Review for Bound by Night

Book II of The MoonBound Clan Vampires series

Ione’s second MoonBound Vampires paranormal deftly uses a mixture of complex rivalries, primal violence, and sex to portray a society in which frequent vampire enslavement provokes a civil-rights dispute…Ione’s characters are relatable and sympathetic both because of and despite their id-drenched setting, and Ione’s flavor of vampirism produces a fascinating mixture of authoritarianism, atavism, and compassionate humanity that works on multiple levels.”
Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW August 25th

Ione has created a fascinating vampire world steeped in Native American traditions and lore and developed a path to happiness for Hunter and Aylin that is fraught with potent and poignant internal and external conflicts. The action-packed plot and creative worldbuilding keep us enthralled; the romance and sexual tension keep us emotionally invested.”
Kirkus Reviews August 28th online, Sept. 15th print

“Major talent Ione is back with the second installment in her gritty new MoonBound Clan Vampire series, where vampires live under the threat of enslavement and torture by humans.  Ione’s vampire world is made up of sometimes warring clans who fight against each other as well as humans.  Uniting the clans may be the vampires’ best hope for survival in the upcoming war with humans.  With so much at stake, these excellent character relationships are fraught with intense and conflicting emotions.  Hang on tight, as this is one exciting and dangerous world!”
—Romantic Times ****1/2 HOT

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Perfect for You blog tour with guest post and giveaway @ashelyndrake @swoonromance @NereydaG1003

How's everyone doing on this Wednesday in September? The temperatures are taking a dip here in New York and fall is almost upon us. We have a tour stop today for the Perfect for You tour hosted by YA Bound Tours. Author Ashelyn Drake is sharing a special guest post with us and if you're a fan of Noah's, keep on reading. Enjoy!

Perfect for You
 by Ashelyn Drake
Release Date: September 2014
Swoon Romance

Seventeen-year-old Meg Flannigan isn’t very self-confident, but what girl would be after her sophomore-year boyfriend dumped her by making out with another girl in front of her locker?

Now a senior, Meg catches the eye of not one, but two gorgeous guys at school. Sounds good, right? What girl wouldn't want to be in Meg's shoes? One cute boy happens to be her boyfriend, and the other? Well, he wants to be. And Meg? She't torn between Ash, the boy she's been with for nearly five months, and Noah who is pretty irresistible.

But Meg is playing with fire. Pitting two boys against one another, even if she doesn't intend to, could end badly if she isn't careful. PERFECT FOR YOU is a teen romance from bestselling author Ashelyn Drake, where one girl will risk everything to find her perfect match.

Buy Links: Amazon

Character Interview With Noah From Perfect For You

Hi, everyone. Ashelyn Drake here. I’m excited to interview Noah Turner from Perfect For You today. Please give him a warm welcome.

Ashelyn: Hi, Noah.

Noah: Hey.

Ashelyn: Okay, tell me why you decided to go after Meg, even though you’re well aware of the fact that she has a boyfriend.

Noah: Have you met Ash?

Ashelyn: Um, yeah. Author here, remember? Ash is a star football player and totally sweet. Meg could do a lot worse.

Noah: She could do a lot better too. Our football team is awful. It’s not that hard to standout when no one around you knows how to play.

Ashelyn: Ouch, that’s harsh. Readers are going to think you’re kind of a jerk if you keep that up.

Noah: I’m not big on caring what other people think of me. Besides, I’m looking out for Meg. She’s a great girl and she deserves the best.

Ashelyn: So, you think you’re acting in her best interest? Are you saying you don’t have any selfish motives in this?

Noah: I’m not going to lie. Meg is hot. Of course I want to date her, but it’s more than that. She and I make sense. We like the same things, and underneath the hurt she carries around is a confident girl. I make that side of her come out, and she needs that.

Ashelyn: I won’t lie either. You do bring out Meg’s confidence. But are you really okay with trying to break up her and Ash?

Noah: That’s not what I’m doing. I think Meg and I belong together. If she winds up thinking that too, then it will be her decision. I won’t make her do anything she doesn’t want to. If she tells me to back off, I will. But until she does...

Ashelyn: She’s not just a crush to you, is she?

Noah: Not at all. It sucks having to watch her be with him. I know I could make her happy in ways he can’t.

Ashelyn: But like you said, that’s Meg’s decision to make.

Noah: Yeah. Have I mentioned I hate not being in control?

Ashelyn: No, but I think we could all figure that out. Thanks for talking with us today, Noah.

Noah: Sure. Feel free to put in a good word with Meg for me. ;)

Ashelyn: You know I can’t take sides.

Be sure to check out what happens between Meg, Noah, and Ash 
in Perfect For You.

About the Author

Ashelyn Drake is a New Adult and Young Adult romance author. While it’s rare for her not to have either a book in hand or her fingers flying across a laptop, she also enjoys spending time with her family. She believes you are never too old to enjoy a good swing set and there’s never a bad time for some dark chocolate. She is represented by Sarah Negovetich of Corvisiero Literary Agency.

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Cover Reveal: A PLACE BEYOND by Laura Howard @LauraHoward78 @GCReading

I love The Danaan Trilogy and can't believe this is the last book in the series. Isn't that pretty?

Title: A Place Beyond
Author: Laura Howard
Genre: New Adult, Fantasy