Sunday, March 1, 2015

Book Blitz: Tequila & Tea Bags @BarnardLaura + Giveaway (INT)

HAPPY SUNDAY AND WELCOME TO MARCH!
Today I have a book blitz for a fun chick-lit and a signed paperback giveaway!!!!

BTW, Don't forget to enter the 4 giveaways that I'm hosting for my blogoversary: HERE
 
Tequila and Tea BagsTitle: Tequila & Tea Bags
Author: Laura Barnard
Release Date:
November 17th 2014
Format: Paperback & Ebook

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Sent to live with her cousin Elsie in the Yorkshire countryside, Rose has only one thing on her mind; joining her friends as a club rep in Mexico.
When she hears about a council incentive offering the promise of free flights to the person who clocks the most volunteering hours at the local care home, she’s got her plan set.
But she doesn’t plan on bonding with the old ladies, going after the village bad boy and trying to persuade Elsie not to become a Nun.
Soon she’s questioning who her real friends are and whether her old life is one she wants to return to.
Can the village win her over and will she win the chance to leave it behind? Will she even want to?



Laura BarnardMy name is Laura Barnard and I am an author from Hertfordshire, UK. My first chick-lit novel, The Debt & the Doormat was an Amazon number 1 best-seller and won Best Laugh Out Loud Book of 2013. It is available via Amazon, Smashwords, iBooks. Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository and many more.
In my spare time I enjoy drinking my body weight in tea, indulging in cupcakes the size of my face, drooling over hunks like Jamie Dornan, Ryan Gosling and Leo Dicaprio...oh and my husband of course! I like wearing yoga clothes and reading fitness magazines while I sit on the sofa and eat chocolate. I'm a real fan of the power nap and of course, READING!
I write not to get rich or famous, but because I LOVE writing. Even if one person tells me they enjoyed my book it makes the midnight typing worth it!




IF YOU WANT A SIGNED PAPERBACK THE ONLY THING YOU HAVE TO DO IS LEAVE A COMMENT AND LIKE THE AUTHOR'S FB PAGE: HERE.
 OPEN INTERNATIONALLY!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

3rd BLOGOVERSARY!!!


Yes, as crazy as it sounds February marks the third anniversary of this lovely blog. I never imagined I would continue blogging for so long. When I first started I didn't have any expectations, I just created a blog because I wanted to share with the world my love for books. I can't explain how happy I am for taking that leap of faith, my life wouldn't be the same without this blog.
Not only I've met amazing authors and bloggers, I've received tons of books but also I can escape from daily life to a place where reading is not only a hobby. I can talk to people who feels the same passion for this and loves books with all their hearts.

Now, stop the babbling and let's go to better topics. I knew I needed to host a super giveaway because come on... your blog doesn't turn 3 years every day. Taking another leap of faith I contacted some of my favorite authors and they all decided to donate something for this party.

I can't thank them enough. Each one knows how much I love him or her and also how grateful I am for their help and support.
I decided to separate the giveaways in 4 categories - packs to make it easy to decide what you want to win. Of course you can enter all of them if you like.

There's a mix of prizes: gift cards, paperbacks, tons of e-books, audiobooks and more. Most of them are International so GOOD LUCK!!! 

INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES ARE WELCOME (ONLY THE YA PAPERBACK IS FOR U.S ONLY). 
I also included covers for all the books so you can see what you can won:)
*** There more than one prize in each giveaway, click on the small arrows on the forms so you can see what the prices are. ***

1st PACK

Friday, February 27, 2015

Blog Tour: Distractions @BiancaDeanInk (Review & Giveaway)

Title: Distractions
Author: Bianca Dean
Series: Distractions #1
Release Date: January 27, 2015
Genres:
Contemporary, Erotic Romance
Format: E-book
Publisher:
Wicked With Ink
Source: complimentary copy in exchange of an honest review
BLOG TOUR HOST: IndieSage PR

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Red has been trying to move on with her life. She really has. Her first real relationship ended in disaster and she can’t muster the energy to leave the house. Her brother Brenden and their best friend, Gavin, are sick of it. Guilting her into a night out, Red reluctantly agrees only to see her ex having the time of his life with another girl. Small town living would have it no other way. On the verge of a full blown panic attack, Gavin steps in to provide Red the distraction she needs to forget all about her ex. But as things quickly spiral out of control, will Red be able to keep her feelings for her best friend a secret in order to save their friendship?

*This book contains sexual situations and explicit language. This is Book 1 of the Distractions Series. 




Bianca Dean, author of Quarterback Sneak and Wanna Play? is a native of New Jersey now living in NYC. Working on her PhD, Bianca loves good food, great movies and stimulating conversation. She's a huge sports fan, and can be found, during the appropriate season, screaming at the television, beer in hand, trying to make people that can't hear her run faster. In the off-season she can be spotted walking her dog or grabbing dinner with friends.


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I sat back on the couch and took a deep breath. I had to keep it cool. Drooling over Red while she’s still trying to deal with the bullshit from Wilson is not the way to go. I could still smell that vanilla body wash she loved so much, the steam from the bathroom carrying it out and swirling it around my head.
I dropped the controller and turned off the television. I could see the reflection of the living room lights on the large TV set, and I could just make out a sliver of light escaping through Red’s cracked door. I watched as a shadow moved in front of the door. I turned the TV back on. I didn’t need to that guy, the guy that I usually am. If she were someone I was trying to fuck, I would have walked back to her room and watched her dress. I would have waited until she had her panties and bra on; then I would have stepped into her room and peeled them off her body.
But, Red is my best friend and that’s it. How was I supposed to know that kissing her was going to set off fireworks in my head? I hadn’t meant to kiss her, not like I did. I had just meant to maybe whisper something funny to her, or pull her close and tell her to forget about him, but all that went out the window when I pulled her close. She’s always been so strong, so tough. I can see she’s hurting, and I just wanted to take that pain away. But then she looked at me, and I lost it.
Her plump, pink lips were calling out to me. Her face was flushed and her pulse was
pounding in her throat. She was beautiful. She is beautiful. Now, because of one moment of weakness, I've fucked it all up. She’s skittish around me now, and I don’t know what to do.
I haven’t thought about Red as anything other than a friend in a long time. But the more I think about it, the more I like it. We get along great, she’s smart, she’s funny, and she puts up with me. But, she’s my best friend, and her brother would kill me. And, if things don’t work out, it would fuck everything up, royally.
You don’t shit where you eat, and I'm not going to fuck my best friend no matter how good she looks getting out of the shower.
I just need to get my shit together. Quickly.


Falling in love with your best friend is never a good idea but what happens when both sides are in love? And what if the chemistry is so good that is worth the risk of losing your BFF?

Red, her brother and Gavin have been inseparable since they were kids. It was the perfect trio where the guys protected their "little sister". However, Red is secretly in love with Gavin and after being cheated by her ex-boyfriend, Gavin looks like the perfect distraction.

With a fast rhythm this book is about friendship and love, and the consequences of mixing those two. The relationship between Red and Gavin has always been great. They shared everything and she has witnessed the long line of girls he has dated (slept with would be a better description). The story puts them in all kind of situations. There's a lot of tension and the voltage of some scenes is spectacular. They shared funny scenes, a few heated fights and some tears.

Red is a nice character, she has aspects that many girls will find relatable. However, there were things I didn't like about her. She starts being this sweet young woman who is suffering because of her ex and her mind is a mess when Gavin tries to help her, so far so good. But then she takes the most ridiculous decisions and has no problem contacting other men as soon as the slightest problem comes with Gavin. On the other hand, I loved Gavin. He sounds real, his past was well built and it was easy to understand why he acted as he did. His flaws and bad temper only make him more loveable. Together they work perfectly and are a great couple.

Another character that has a relevant role is Wilson, I absolutely enjoyed his appearances because they add action to the story and every time he comes in he sets in motion really exciting scenes.

Let me tell you that this book should be labeled as DANGEROUS, those with fragile hearts shouldn't read this book. It's too HOT, steamy and sexy. The scenes are amazing!! The author creates the perfect scenarios, with the right atmosphere and her writing is PERFECT. Some of them left me fanning and almost burn my reader with their heat.

There was a minor fact related with protection that was bothering me, which the author solved a few chapters later. Despite the solution I still think that Red could have been more careful because it sounds like Gavin was a manwhore and it can be risky to have unprotected sex.

Of course that I have to mention that there is a minor cliffhanger at the end because this book is the first in a series. I can’t wait to read what’s next.

Overall, this one is a great NA erotic book with some twist, misunderstandings, drama and love.




 



Thursday, February 26, 2015

Double Cover Reveal: Consolation/Conviction @AuthorCMichaels

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 Consolation
Book One in the Consolation Duet


Author: Corinne Michaels
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Okay Creations
Photographer: Perrywinkle Photography

Release Date: March 18th

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Liam wasn’t supposed to be my happily ever after. 
He wasn’t even on my radar. He was my husband’s best friend—forbidden. 

But my husband is dead and I’m alone. I ache for him and I reach for Liam. 

One night with Liam changed everything. Now I have to decide if I truly love him or if he’s just the consolation prize.


Today is the last day I will allow myself to feel sorrow, the last day I will shed tears, because tears don’t change anything. I need to harvest whatever strength I have and hold it tight. I’m a mother who has an infant that needs me to be both mom and dad.
One day, they say. One day this will stop hurting.
Lies.
This will never be okay or stop hurting.
I’ll never be the same. The woman I was before died the minute the knock on the door came. I’m a shell of the woman I was. The woman who was loving, open, and full of hope is gone. Hope is a weak bitch who couldn’t give two fucks about what you want. So I rely on faith. Faith that I’ll make it through this and find my heart again.

*****
Conviction

Book Two in the Consolation Duet




Author: Corinne Michaels
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Okay Creations
Photographer: Perrywinkle Photography

Release Date:  May 27th



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I fell in love with Liam only to be left shattered into a million pieces. Again. The idea of being without him cripples me but the reality is, he’s gone.
He doesn’t understand and I can’t make him.
If only he’d see the conviction behind my words—then Liam would still be here.


Corinne Michaels is an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. She’s happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife. After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness.


Both her maternal and paternal grandmothers were librarians, which only intensified her love of reading. After years of writing short stories, she couldn’t ignore the call to finish her debut novel, Beloved. Her alpha Navy SEALs are broken, beautiful, and will steal your heart.



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