Friday, December 19, 2014

Cover Reveal & Excerpt:Red Lines by T.A.Foster


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Today is the cover reveal for RED LINES, an adult romance by T.A. Foster. 

This title will be released on February 6th, 2015. Check out the excerpt and teasers below! 

As an added bonus, we are also revealing the cover for another of T.A.'s standalone romances, FINDING HAVEN. 

Buy links for that book are below.

 

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BOOK SUMMARY:

Love on remote Perry Island was one thing, but with the flash of a camera everything has changed. 

Movie star Evan Carlson has just landed the role of a lifetime, playing the infamous Dexter Red. Fans can't get enough of the sexiest, most-talked-about guy to ever hit paperback pages. 

 Haven is in Austin working on her songwriting career, and Evan's faith and commitment are put to the test. No matter which way he turns, Hollywood keeps getting in the way. 

Does realizing their career dreams mean losing their relationship? Can they survive the headlines and media frenzy surrounding Evan's new role? 

When it comes to love, some lines are meant to be blurred.   

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EXCERPT:

He kissed her on the cheek. “So, speaking of Red Lines, how would you feel if I took the role?”
“As in, you want to be the next Dexter Red?” Sure, they had talked about it in passing, but Evan didn’t seem interested. She was still surprised he read the book on the flight home.
“I don’t know. I met with the new agent today, great guy by the way, and he says I’m at an all-or-nothing crossroads. I either need to retire or do this movie. There’s no gray area. I’m thinking about doing the movie. I can’t say I’m ready to completely give up acting.”
“I can’t imagine you retiring right now. That seems extreme. You’re only twenty-eight. Do people your age retire?”
“I don’t know of anyone. But the movie? How would you feel about me being in the movie?” He asked it quietly, and Haven knew he was worried.
She sat on the couch. “If you want to do it, I don’t see how it has much to do with me.”
“Darlin’, it has everything to do with you.” He paused. “Emmy’s signed up to play Karina. I’d be in it with her, so I can understand if that would make you uncomfortable. I talked to her today, though, and she’s completely onboard. She knows about you. She knows this would be all business. I made that completely clear.”
It was hard to focus. Evan had just asked her to play Red Lines sex games and now was asking permission to star in the hottest movie to ever hit the big screen with his ex. What in the hell was she supposed to say? This was coming at her from two completely different angles.
“I trust you, Evan, and I know it’s a movie. It’s not like you’re actually sleeping with her.” The last part came out more like a whisper. She realized she knew nothing about moviemaking.
“Definitely not.” He wrapped an arm around her. “But, just say the word and I won’t do it. It has to work for both of us.”
Her lips were still swollen from his kisses, and she could smell his soapy-scented cologne on her shoulder. He was all around her, part of her, in her head, her heart, her body. If this was what he wanted, she wasn’t going to stand in his way.
“Do it. I think you should do it.”
“Really? You sure?”
“Yes. Absolutely sure. You’ll be an amazing Dexter Red.”
“And you’re up for helping me prepare for the role?” He winked. “Because I was wondering if we could start rehearsals right now.” He placed his glass on the table and took hers next.
The palms of his hands ran along her thighs until he had wriggled her skirt up to her hips again.
Haven smiled. “Yes, we can start right now.”
“Wait.” He paused. “You wanted to ask me about something from your meeting?” He crawled forward.
“Rehearsals,” she whispered. “Let’s start with rehearsals.”
She leaned against the arm of the couch as Evan’s hand slid between her thighs. If she had to play this part to help him prepare for the biggest role of his life, she wasn’t going to say no.



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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

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 T.A. Foster is Southern girl whose heart and spirit are connected to the beach. She grew up catching rays and chasing waves along the North Carolina Outer Banks and now resides in the state with her adventurous pilot husband, two children, and two canine kiddos. She has an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a graduate degree in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University.  

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Review & Giveaway:Inspire by Cora Carmack

About INSPIRE:


Kalliope lives with one purpose.

To inspire.

As an immortal muse, she doesn’t have any other choice. It’s part of how she was made. Musicians, artists, actors—they use her to advance their art, and she uses them to survive. She moves from one artist to the next, never staying long enough to get attached. But all she wants is a different life— a normal one. She’s spent thousands of years living lie after lie, and now she’s ready for something real.

Sweet, sexy, and steady, Wilder Bell feels more real than anything else in her long existence. And most importantly… he’s not an artist. He doesn’t want her for her ability. But she can’t turn off the way she influences people, not even to save a man she might love. Because in small doses, she can help make something beautiful, but her ability has just as much capacity to destroy as it does to create. The longer she stays, the more obsessed Wilder will become. It’s happened before, and it never turns out well for the mortal.

Her presence may inspire genius.

But it breeds madness, too.



What I thought about Inspire
Kalli is a muse. Her job is to inspire those with artistic aspirations. But there are consequences -- too much of her power to inspire and there's a risk of madness in the human lucky enough to have a taste of what she offers. What all this means is that Kalli has a very lonely life, unable to get emotionally close to anyone.  Until she meets Wilder. He's different.

Wilder has come home to help out his mom and sister after a family tragedy. He's sacrificed a lot of his past life for the mundane life of an accounting job and babysitting for his younger sister.  When he meets Kalli, there's an immediate attraction.

Something sparks between the two of them. At first, Kalli runs from him, not wanting to hurt him, but she really can't resist him especially when he turns up to help her one night when she's in deep trouble. After a few chance meetings like that, Kalli decides to take a chance on having a "real life" with Wilder. He's not an artist. He won't have any need for what she can offer to him. That makes him safe(r) in Kalli's estimation, and then there's that attraction between them and the feeling that she belongs with him.

The reader gets a close up view of what Kalli and Wilder are thinking as fate draws these two together.  There's a lot of internal narration in the first 2/3 of this and less action, and I had mixed feelings about that.  While it definitely helped to build my understanding and sympathy for Kalli and her loneliness, it did drag the pace of the story a bit which was really my only complaint with this title.

Things start really moving toward the last 1/3 of Inspire, and there was lots of action and angst, as Kalli realizes that Wilder is not exactly who she thought he was. I loved the reveal of Wilder's true calling to Kalli, and it sets off a chain of events that convinces Kalli she has to take some drastic measures if she wants to be able to stay with Wilder. 

There's great chemistry between Kalli and Wilder, and he's quite the smooth talker in and out of the bedroom, so in terms of appeal, yeah, Wilder will probably make your book boyfriend list!  While there were some elements of Inspire that I'd seen in other paranormal titles, I found myself really connecting with Kalli and wanting her to be happy. Inspire ends on a major cliffhanger that is sure to have you anxious for the next book in this series.

Overall, a great start to this paranormal series.  Can't wait for book 2!

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Cora Carmack’s INSPIRE Blog Tour Schedule:
 
December 15th

Smart & Savvy with Stephanie – Review & Character Interview















The Book Cellar – Guest Post





December 16th




Lost in Lit – Review & Character Interview-Kallie and Wilder






NC 2 DC – Review



The Cover Contessa – Review







December 17th




K-Books – Review












Romance Addict Book Blog – Dreamcast





December 18th

Author Groupies – Review



Booklovers For Life – Review












Ficwishes – Review



December 19th




Worn Down Glories – Excerpt



Jen in Bookland – Review



Vi3tbabe – Review



Ticket to Anywhere – Guest Post



December 20th

Four Chicks Flipping Pages Review & Playlist






Watcha Reading – Character Interview-Lennox






December 21st




The Shadow Realm – Review



Nose Stuck in a Book – Author Interview



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December 22nd

Anna's Book Blog – Excerpt



Lovin' Los Libros – Review






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December 23rd

Stuck In YA Books – Review & Guest Post



LuLo Fangirl – Review



Give Me Books – Review






Step Into Fiction – Review








December 24th

Grown Up Book Reviews / Mundie Moms – Review & Author Interview









Wendi Galbreath – Review






Cocktails and Books – Review
About Cora Carmack:



Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She's done a multitude of things in her life-- boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.



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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Cash for the holidays! A Davenport Christmas by M. Leighton

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You loved Cash and and Olivia in M. Leighton's  
Down to You 

And now you can love them again, just in time for a little mistletoe action! 

M. Leighton's giving everyone the best present ever--

a FREE Cash and Olivia holiday story 

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A Davenport Christmas will be posted on her blog on December 21, just in time to be read with some eggnog, a sugar cookie, and carols playing in the background. 

Sign up to follow her blog via email, and you'll get it right in your inbox, the second it's posted! (...and--psst!--there may be some more Cash and Olivia action on the blog coming in the new year, so definitely make sure to sign up to get blog notifications!)

AND! There's a giveaway, too! Of course there is, it's the HOLIDAYS! 

Enter the Rafflecopter, and you'll be entered to win one of TEN signed copies of Down to You. How's THAT for a little holiday cheer? 

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Cover Reveal:ASA by Jay Crownover

We are so excited about the cover reveal for
Jay Crownover's ASA! 

ASA is the sixth and final book in Jay's Marked Men Series,
published by HarperCollins. 

Check out the hot cover and don't forget to 

pre-order your copy today!

I love this series!

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Starting over in Denver with a whole new circle of friends and family, Asa Cross struggles with being the man he knows everyone wants him to be and the man he knows he really is. A leopard doesn’t it change its spots and Asa has always been a predator. He doesn’t want to hurt those who love and rely on him, especially one stunning arresting cop who suddenly seems to be interested in him for far more than his penchant for breaking the law. But letting go of old habits is hard, and it’s easy to hit bottom when it’s the place you know best. 

Royal Hastings is quickly learning what the bottom looks like after a tragic situation at work threatens not only her career but her partner’s life. As a woman who has only ever had a few real friends she’s trying to muddle through her confusion and devastation all alone. Except she can’t stop thinking about the sexy southern bartender she locked up. Crushing on Asa is the last thing she needs but his allure is too strong to resist. His long criminal record can only hurt her already shaky career and chasing after a guy who has no respect for the law or himself can only end in heartbreak.

A longtime criminal and a cop together just seems so wrong . . . but for Asa and Royal, being wrong together is the only right choice to make.

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And don’t miss the previous books in The Marked Men Series!

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JET

ROME

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ROWDY

And don't miss Jay at 3pm EST over at the Between The Covers page on Facebook today! Come chat with her!

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About Jay Crownover: 

Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men series. She also introduced the dark and sexy world of The Point that started with BETTER WHEN HE's BAD and is currently working on her newest series The Saints of Denver. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she'll settle for writing stories with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs.      

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Review & Giveaway:Vision of Darkness by Tonya Burrows


A psychic DEA agent works to unravel the mystery of a cursed lighthouse and falls in love with it’s keeper.



 is the first in the brand new 
D.I.E. Squadron romantic suspense series
 and will be released December 1, 2014. 

Fans of Christine Feehan's Ghost Walker series, or Rebecca Zanetti's FORGOTTEN SINS, will love this new series from Tonya Burrows!  

VISION OF DARKNESS is now available at Amazon.



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A beacon of light...
Undercover DEA agent Alex Brennan doesn’t believe in the paranormal, despite the exhausting nightmares that reveal things he shouldn’t know. When sleep deprivation causes him to make a horrible mistake on the job, he is driven to find answers. Dreams guide him to a lighthouse in Three Churches, Maine, where he finds an inexplicable and comforting familiarity in the arms of the lighthouse’s beautiful keeper, Pru Maddox.


A whisper of memory…
Deadly misfortune has long plagued Pru’s family, the result of a curse “The Green Lady” placed on the lighthouse. Skeptical, Alex searches for less ghostly explanations, though he can’t deny that the town has had more than its fair share of disappearances, suicides, and accidents. As their passion simmers, Alex digs deeper, and his dreams turn violent, frightening, and very real.


A vision of darkness...
To keep Pru safe, Alex must embrace his abilities and unravel the lighthouse’s mystery. Except someone—or something—wants the past to stay buried...and will do anything to keep it that way.


What I thought about Vision of Darkness
Alex is running from an undercover job gone bad only to find himself in the creepy little town of Three Churchs. There he runs into Pru at the local diner and although he's been warned away by multiple people, he finds himself wanting Pru and decides to stay in town.

Then the fun starts. Well not really fun because people are missing and dying. At the heart of the story is a ghost tale at the lighthouse where Pru lives that seems to have something to do with the accidents, murders and missing persons.

When one of the locals dies, Alex becomes a suspect and he has to complicate his relationship with Pru by lying about his real identity. Some of the townsfolk don't want him messing around with Pru and then there's his schrizophrenic brother warning him away from the lighthouse and the woman he's s falling in love with. Alex doesn't believe in ghosts and he determined to get to the bottom of the mysterious occurrences at the light house, although it seemed like his friend Nick did most of the sleuthing to figure out the ghost story.

There's alot going on here and I really liked that about Vision of Darkness. Alex was an interesting character, especially his refusal to recognize his own psychic skills. When his friends show up to help, it's clear that they have some special skills too.

But in spite of so much going on, I found the story a bit slow for the first 2/3 of the book. And even thought the pacing is slow, there's still more suspense than romance. I liked Pru and thought her and Alex made a good couple but they didn't connect at a level that had me believing in them outside of the ghostly connections. Maybe that's what the author intended, but  I like more romance in my romantic suspense reads.

I did find the D.I.E. squadron an interesting concept and would read more in this series because of it.

So overall, an interesting start to the series.  More suspense and paranormal than romance.




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Tonya Burrows

 

Tonya Burrows wrote her first romance in 8th grade and hasn't put down her pen since. Originally from a small town in Western New York, she’s currently soaking up the sun as a Florida girl. She suffers from a bad case of wanderlust and usually ends up moving someplace new every few years. Luckily, her two dogs and ginormous cat are excellent travel buddies.
When she's not writing about hunky military heroes, Tonya can be found at a bookstore or the dog park. She also enjoys painting, watching movies, and her daily barre workouts. A geek at heart, she pledges her TV fandom to Supernatural and Dr. Who.
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