Monday, May 4, 2015

Promotional event for SWEET by Tammara Webber @wordsmithpublic @TammaraWebber

Join us in celebrating the release of SWEET by Tammara Webber! 
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SWEET (Contours of the Heart #3) by Tammara Webber
NA Contemporary Romance

He’s the love of her life, but he doesn’t know it.
She’s his one moment of sacrifice in a lifetime of survival.

He was damaged and wild, but resilient.
She’s always been obedient. Now she’s restless.

Home for the summer between college and med school, Pearl Torres Frank knows two things: Boyce Wynn is the embodiment of everything she should run from, and everything she wants to run to. Rebellious and loud. Unconcerned with society’s opinion of him. Passionate. Strong. Dangerous.

And one more trait he hides from everyone but her:


In four years, nothing had erased or even dimmed my memories of Boyce. His kiss. His touch. The disorienting intensity of his gaze. I was a different person now, and so was he, but apparently those transformations didn’t matter to this thing I felt. For my heart, he was a grounding wire, the needle of a compass, a gravitational pull.
* * *
Of all the possible scenarios I’d imagined for this summer, living in a trailer with Boyce Wynn hadn’t been one of them. A trailer that at the moment contained one bed. “I guess I’ll just sleep—”
“In my bed.”
The hand gesturing toward the living room froze midair. I’ve heard people say My heart stopped—which of course isn’t possible unless you’ve just died—but I now understood where the perception might originate. “Uh.”
“I’ll take the sofa,” he said.
Embarrassment washed over me. He wasn’t propositioning me. He was being courteous. I lowered my hand, half-convinced I’d fallen into an alternate universe where my mother kicked me out of the house and Boyce Wynn was proper. “You don’t have to do that.”
He arched a brow, his eyes glowing with mischief. “You want me to sleep with you?”

Or not.

About the Author:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of EASY and BREAKABLE (Contours of the Heart series - NA), as well BETWEEN THE LINES, WHERE YOU ARE, GOOD FOR YOU and HERE WITHOUT YOU (Between the Lines series - YA/NA).

I'm a hopeful romantic who adores novels with happy endings, because there are enough sad endings in real life. Before writing full-time, I was an undergraduate academic advisor, economics tutor, planetarium office manager, radiology call center rep, and the palest person to ever work at a tanning salon. I married my high school sweetheart, and I'm Mom to three adult kids and four very immature cats.


Sunday, May 3, 2015

Catching Cassidy (Harborside Nights #1) by Melissa Foster blog tour with #review and #giveaway #NewAdult #romance @Melissa_Foster @TastyBookTours

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Catching Cassidy
Harborside Nights # 1

By: Melissa Foster
New Adult contemporary romance
Releasing April 28th, 2015
World Literary Press

Wyatt Armstrong never imagined that instead of celebrating his college graduation, he and his twin sister would be dealing with the death of their parents.  Then again, Wyatt had never been one to think past tomorrow. He heads to their summer home in Harborside, Massachusetts, with his best friend Cassidy Lowell in tow, to deal with his parents’ death and to try to figure out his next step.

Six foot two, infuriatingly handsome, and flirtatious, Wyatt Armstrong has always been there for Cassidy, helping her pass her classes and fend off unwanted advances, while driving her insane with his one-night stands—but that’s what best friends are for, isn’t it? Having each other’s backs. There was never any doubt that she would accompany him to his family’s summer home—but she never expected to begin seeing Wyatt as more than a friend. Or has she been ignoring her feelings all along?

It’s impossible to ignore the sizzling heat between them as Wyatt and Cassidy get even closer, but Cassidy knows Wyatt’s past, and she has a real job to begin in the fall. Wyatt may be a sure thing for the summer, but Cassidy needs more. For the first time in his life, Wyatt is forced to look toward the future if he doesn’t want to lose the one woman who’s shared his past and owns his heart.

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Rating: 4 of 5
Cover comment: I liked it
Book source: received a promotional copy

Cassidy has been friends with twins Wyatt and Delilah since she met them at age five. Fast forward seventeen years later and they've just graduated from the same college. At least Wyatt and Delilah's parents attended the ceremony, Cassidy's folks are as usual away on some trip. When Cassidy discovers her boyfriend's infidelity and then tragedy befalls the twins later that same evening, their future plans all change. Gone are visions of taking it easy during the lazy days of summer. For these three friends, there's a lot of growing up, the taking on of sudden responsibilities, and a change in relationship status for two.

Okay, this is my first Melissa Foster book and since she's so popular I'm glad I was able to grab one of her books to read. Or should I say devour? I began reading it this morning and a few hours later I had finished. Talk about addicting! Cassidy and Wyatt are the best of friends. Wyatt is very protective of her and doesn't like Kyle, her boyfriend of two years. Even Cassidy has some misgivings about the guy from the way he treats her and takes away her house key. All I can is wtf? But then again, Cassidy doesn't have the greatest of role models with her selfish parents who have missed more of her milestone events than she cares to remember. It's a good thing she has the twins' parents who treat her like one of their own. Until an accident claims them. Summer plans are changed. 

The trio find themselves in the charming seaside town of Harborside, Mass. The twins have returned to their summer getaway and to their parents' restaurant, the Taproom. Surrounded by friends who care for them, Wyatt and Delilah try to grieve and make decisions while Wyatt also needs to grasp his changing feelings for Cassidy. Delilah has to deal with her own identity problems as well.

I really enjoyed Catching Cassidy. It was great to see so much character development, witness Wyatt fumbling with his emotions as he realizes he loves his best friend, while Cassidy wonders if she should accept a job in New York City. Delilah has a lot to handle too but she does a good portion of hers off the page. She is the focus of the second book in this series which I really want to read since I liked her character. The main focus of this novel is all about the love, the chemistry, and the acceptance of love between two incredible friends. Narrated by both Cassidy and Wyatt (I would have appreciated some notification or header when the points-of-view shifted in the beginning so I could adjust), we get to see what each character goes through from being confused to sexually frustrated to elated and so forth. 

There's a charming group of secondary characters from the lovable Jesse to the musician Brandon and cafe owner Brooke and more. They provide the family for this trio of friends. Harborside seems like a great place to vacation or live in year-round. The romance in Catching Cassidy is heart-pounding, toe-curling and downright sexy. Ms. Foster knows how to write a gripping love story. And then there are the raw emotions, the confessions, heartbreaks and breakdowns of these characters. Whoa, the feelies in here! This may be my first read by this talented author but it sure won't be the last. I'm booking my next stay at Harborside for July 9 when book two, Discovering Delilah, is released. I can't wait!
Author Info
Melissa Foster is an award-winning, International bestselling author. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary CafĂ©. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs onFostering Success. Melissa is also a community builder for the Alliance for Independent Authors. She has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.
Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Release Day Blast for Henry Gallant and The Warrior by H. Peter Alesso #SciFi @PromoBookTours

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Henry Gallant and the Warrior - Ebook
Purchase link: AMAZON
In the 22th Century, the people of the Solar System have banded together against an alien invasion. Unfortunately, they’re losing—badly. As the only Natural remaining in the genetically engineered officer corps of the United Planet’s fleet, Henry Gallant has unique mental abilities that have proven essential to the defense against the Titan invaders. Nevertheless his fellow officers lack faith in him, and worse, he has angered prominent men by speaking truth to power.

Despite this, Admiral Collingsworth has given him command of the Warrior, the most advanced stealth warship in the UP arsenal and ordered him to the alien’s main base to spy, intrigue, and disrupt their war capacity. 

Gallant’s mission leads to risky battles and painful choices, but no choice is more personal, or intimate, than the choice to face your own death. And for Henry Gallant—a flawed young man, in a hopeless situation, against overwhelming odds—a dreadful decision looms before him. 

He has only one saving grace—he is unafraid. 

About the author:

pete2As a scientist and author specializing in technology innovation, H. Peter Alesso has over twenty years research experience at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). As Engineering Group Leader at LLNL he led a team of computer scientists and engineers in innovative applications across a wide range of supercomputers, workstations and networks. 

He graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a B.S. and served in the U.S. Navy on nuclear submarines before completing an M.S. and an advanced Engineering Degree at M.I.T. He has published several software titles and numerous scientific journal and conference articles, and he is the author/co-author of seven books. (Website

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