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Saturday, 22 March 2014

Blog Tour: Room For More - Beth Ehemann

ROOM FOR MORE (Cranberry Inn #2)

Title: Room for More
Author: Beth Ehemann
Release date February: 20th 2014 

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Blog Tour : Deeper - Robin York


Deeper (Caroline & West, #1)

Title: Deeper (Caroline & West #1)
Author: Robin York
Release Date: March 6th, 2014
Publisher: Little,Brown Book Group
Age and Genre: New Adult, Contemporary
Pages: 391
Source: for blog tour

When Caroline Piasecki's ex-boyfriend posts their sex pictures on the Internet, it destroys her reputation as a nice college girl. Suddenly her once-promising future doesn't look so bright. Caroline tries to make the pictures disappear; hoping time will bury her shame. Then a guy she barely knows rises to her defence and punches her ex to the ground.

West Leavitt is the last person Caroline needs in her life. Everyone knows he's shady. Still, Caroline is drawn to his confidence and swagger - even after promising her dad she'll keep her distance. On late, sleepless nights, Caroline starts wandering into the bakery where West works.

They hang out, they talk, they listen. Though Caroline and West tell each other they're 'just friends,' their feelings intensify until it becomes impossible to pretend. The more complicated her relationship with West gets, the harder Caroline has to struggle to discover what she wants for herself - and the easier it becomes to find the courage she needs to fight back against the people who would judge her.

When all seems lost, sometimes the only place to go is deeper.

Reading this book was actually really hard, especially in the beginning. If you've read the blurb, you'd know that it deals with quite a serious topic and while I was excited to read it (I've heard lots of awesome things about it), I was also kinda dreading it. It was such an uncomfortable topic in my opinion, but in the end I was so HAPPY I read it. I fell in love with Caroline and West's story and I can't wait for more! 

I felt so much for Caroline. I can't imagine having to deal with all that she went through but I thought she handled it beautifully. Yes, I was annoyed at her for her sometimes really stupid decisions (like, why would you do that in the first place??) but overall I really liked her. She was determined and never gave up. I would have died in her position. THE SHAME. Her ex was a massive douchebag and I wanted to kill him! Argh. Anyway, moving on to West. God, I loved him. He's just what Caroline needed and more. The romance in this book was awesome, guys. There was no insta-love or anything like that. I couldn't get enough of their interactions and banter, and the romance was natural, and flowed really well. If you like 'em really slow and perfectly paced romance, read this book! 

I really don't have anything negative to say about the writing. It was pretty flawless. I couldn't stop reading once I started (and I told you how I was dreading it at first!) I also have to applaud the topic in this book. I hope a lot of teenagers will read this (and adults and pretty much everyone) because as we all know, it's actually pretty common and happens a lot these days. 

Overall if you love NA (like I do) but also want something a little different to others that are out right now, you seriously need DEEPER. I am so anxiously waiting for the next book! :) 



Robin York
 Robin York grew up at a college, went to college, signed on for some more college, and then married a university professor. She still isn’t sure why it didn’t occur to her to write New Adult sooner. Writing as Ruthie Knox, she is a USA TODAY bestselling author of contemporary romance, including RITA-finalists About Last Night and Room at the Inn. She moonlights as a mother, makes killer salted caramels, and sorts out thorny plot problems while running, hiking, or riding her bike.


Friday, 14 March 2014

Blog Tour: Four Years Later - Monica Murphy

Monica Murphy 


New Adult bestselling author Monica Murphy winds up her sensational series with this sexy story of two college kids with nothing in common but a bunch of baggage and a burning attraction.

Over. That about sums up everything in my life. Suspended from my college football team and forced to cut back my hours at The District bar because of my crappy grades, I can’t keep turning to my sister, Fable, and her pro-football playing husband, Drew, to bail me out. I just can’t seem to find my own way. Weed and sex are irresistible temptations—and it’s messed up that I secretly hand over money to our junkie mom. A tutor is the last thing I want right now—until I get a look at her.

Chelsea is not my type at all. She’s smart and totally shy. I’m pretty sure she’s even a virgin. But when she gives me the once over with those piercing blue eyes, I’m really over. But in a different way. I won’t deny her ass is killer, but it’s her brain and the way she seems to crave love—like no one’s ever given her any—that make me want her more than any girl I’ve ever met. But what would someone as seemingly together as her ever see in a screwed up guy like me? 

Four Years Later (One Week Girlfriend Quartet, #4)

About Monica Murphy:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite. A wife and mother of three, she writes New Adult and contemporary romance for Bantam and Avon. She is the author of One Week Girlfriend and Second Chance Boyfriend.


Ten Things I’ve Learned from the One Week Girlfriend series by Monica Murphy

When I started writing ONE WEEK GIRLFRIEND, I knew Drew + Fable’s story would consist of two books, but I had no plans beyond that. I was only in the here and now while writing the first book and then when I wrote SECOND CHANCE BOYFRIEND.

My life has changed tremendously since I wrote OWG. I’ve learned a lot from this journey, these characters, the books and everyone who supported them. Here’s a top ten list of my discoveries:

1.      Bloggers are amazing, supportive people. I don’t care if it’s a huge blog with tons of followers or a small one with a handful of readers, they are all so supportive and enthusiastic. Seriously, without them I would be nothing.

2.      Readers are pretty damn awesome too. Without them I would be nothing as well. It’s so cool to receive emails, messages, tweets, etc. from readers saying how much they enjoyed the books. I can be having a bad day but when a reader reaches out to me, it makes me smile and turns my day around.

3.      Word of mouth is something that’s never happened to me before. I’ve been writing for years. I’ve had books do well. But I never had something take off as fast as OWG and I know that was because of good old fashioned word of mouth. Mostly on Goodreads and Facebook. I know a lot of people are scared of Goodreads or hate that place because they feel like it’s full of negativity but overall I love it. Yeah, I have bad reviews on GR but that’s okay. Everyone’s entitled to their opinions…

4.      Drew + Fable taught me about epic, overwhelming, all consuming love. Those two are ridiculously in love with each other and though sometimes I’d be writing and think, ‘Oh man, that was some straight up corny goofiness I just wrote,’ readers eat it up. I just thought it was corny because somehow, I became the somewhat jaded romance writer. Not anymore peeps. I embrace the corniness! I love the all consuming love!

5.      Readers become invested in characters and consider them friends…even family. If you as a writer offer them constant glimpses of certain characters, they love it. I love it as a writer and a reader. Those characters matter to me, again both as a reader and a writer. I’ve never created something like that before and I did with the OWG series. It’s been…awesome.

6.      The indie author community is so supportive and inspiring. I’ve made so many friends since “becoming” Monica Murphy and I’m so thankful to have those wonderful people in my life.

7.      Hitting the USA Today and New York Times bestselling list was a huge thrill and one I will never, ever forget. The song Heart Attack by Demi Lovato was playing when I was driving my daughter to dance class and I learned via text that SECOND CHANCE BOYFRIEND hit the NYT. I about had a heart attack when I read that text! Talk about an awesome memory.

8.      Participating in various book signing events over the last year has been so much fun. Meeting readers, talking to them, laughing with them, I can’t thank them enough for their support and their smiles.

9.      Tackling the hard subjects in my writing has been difficult sometimes, but rewarding too. Life is tough people. I know we want to escape when we read but a dose of reality, of watching characters suffer mightily only to get their happily ever after in the end, is pretty rewarding.

10.  I am so incredibly thankful for Drew + Fable to have come into my life. Without them we would have no Jen…no Colin…no Chelsea…and no Owen. Fable has been with me for five years (a different incarnation but yep, I wrote a horrible little YA attempt in 2009 about a girl named Fable Maguire) and I’m so thankful she stuck around, patiently waiting for me to tell her story. I hope you’re thankful for that stubborn little Fable too.


Friday, 7 March 2014

Blog tour: Sex on the Beach series - reviews and giveaway!

This series includes the novellas BEFORE YOU by Jenna Bennett, BETWEEN US by Jen McLaughlin, and BEYOND ME by Jennifer Probst.

Dear Reader,
Prepare yourself for Sex on the Beach, a trilogy featuring BETWEEN US (Jen McLaughlin), BEYOND ME (Jennifer Probst), and BEFORE YOU (Jenna Bennett). Three separate novellas. Three different authors. One literary world. Read them all, or just read one. It's up to you! No matter which route you choose, these standalone novellas are sure to satisfy your need for sizzling romance and an emotion packed story.


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Between Us (Sex on the Beach)BETWEEN US 
I’m just a girl…

I’m a famous country star who’s spent her life cultivating a good girl persona to avoid bad press, but I’ve reached my limit. I’m going away for spring break with my two best friends from college, and we’ve vowed to spend the vacation seeking out fun in the sun—along with some hot, no-strings-attached sex. The only thing I needed was the perfect guy, and then I met Austin Murphy. He might be totally wrong for me, but the tattooed bad boy is hard to resist. When I’m in his arms, everything just feels right.

And I’m just a guy…

I’m just a bartender who lives in Key West, stuck in an endless cycle of boredom. But then Mackenzie Forbes, America’s Sweetheart herself, comes up to me and looks at me with those bright green eyes…and everything changes. She acts like she’s just a normal girl and I’m just a normal guy, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. My past isn’t pretty, you know. I did what I had to do to survive, and she’d run if she learned the truth about my darkness. But with her, I’m finally realizing what it’s like to be alive. To laugh, live, and be happy.

All good things must come to an end…
Jen McLaughlin is also the author of one of my most loved NA's, the Out of Line series. So OF COURSE I had to read this. Her novella in this super hot new Sex On The Beach series was what I wanted and expected from her; a super likable heroine and a swoon-worthy bad boy. The only negative (if you can call it that) thing I can say about this is that it's a quite short (which, as a novella, it's kinda supposed to be) but nevertheless, I wanted more Austin and more sexy times. Ha. 
I really liked that the girl was the famous, rich person when normally it's the other way around in books. Mackenzie was such a likable character and  you find out that she's actually a really nice person behind all that camera and Hollywood. She's just a normal girl, really. Though I must say she wasn't my favourite out of the three best friends, and I think that's because I can't really relate to her so. But other than that, I'm sure the majority of readers will fall in love with her and even more with Austin. AUSTIN. Sigh. I loved him from the moment he appeared on the page. I love his sweet caring nature, I love his protectiveness and his backstory was well developed and different. 
If you love NA and want to read about three friends on a spring break holiday, then you'll really love this. It's such a fun, short read but there's still a lot of depth to it. Perfect for spring!

Beyond Me (Sex on the Beach)

Spring break in Key West with my besties was supposed to be casual fun. But I never expected to meet James Hunt. Sex and frolic? Yes! A relationship? No. But his hot blue eyes and confident manner drew me in. And when he let me see the man behind the mask, I fell hard, foolishly believing there could be a future for us. Of course I never considered our relationship might be based on lies…or that his betrayal could rock my foundation and make me question everything I believed in…


The moment I saw Quinn I knew I had to have her. She hooked me with her cool eyes and don’t touch me attitude. I had it all, money, social status, and looks. I could get any girl I wanted…until her. When my friends challenged me with a bet to get her into bed by the end of the week, I couldn’t pass it up. But sex wasn’t supposed to turn into love. She wasn’t supposed to change me, push me, and make me want more for myself. She wasn’t supposed to wreck me in all ways. And now, if I can’t turn my lies into truth, I just might lose her forever…

I think this is my favourite of the three. I just love love love the main characters so much and their relationship. Quinn is a lot like me. She's the hardworking, sweet girl of the group and she often takes care of the other two. I love seeing her confidence grow the more she spends time with James and how their prejudgements against each other couldn't be more wrong. She was wrong about him and vice versa. I really admired her growth throughout the novella. And James' too. I feel like he has grown a lot and matured while he was with Quinn. They bring out the best in each other and I love his dreams of becoming an artist. His family is horrible! 
The plot was also awesome. I love me some story about a boy who at the start makes a bet with his stupid friends and he ended up falling in love with her. Yes, that may be a story we've seen a thousand times but it was written really refreshingly here and I love the ending. 
Before You (Sex on the Beach)BEFORE YOU 
It’s all fun and games

I had a simple plan for spring break.

Sun, sand, and a hot guy. Sex on the beach, with no strings attached.

A chance to get rid of this pesky virginity once and for all.

And when I met Tyler McKenna, I thought I had it made.

Until someone gets hurt

But then girls started turning up at Key West landmarks. Girls who looked like me, but with one crucial difference: They’d all been drugged and relieved of their virginity.

The virginity I still have. The virginity Ty refuses to take.

And now I’ve begun to wonder whether there isn’t more to him than meets the eye.

Suddenly, sex on the beach doesn’t sound so good anymore…
Before You was the last one I read and while it wasn't my favourite, it was still pretty enjoyable and different with the whole mystery aspect.  I was intrigued right from the beginning and wanted to know what was happening. There was more to Ty than we thought and it was fun unravelling it all together. While the two main characters annoyed me in one or two occasions, I was stil interested enough to want to continue. 
The whole crime and mystery isn't normally my thing but I know a lot of readers will enjoy it. I ended up enjoying it. The level and balance of the romance and mystery was just right. 
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