Thursday, March 26, 2015

While It Last by Paige Rion Blog Tour {Reviews + Giveaway}


Hey all! Today is my birthday and what better way to celebrate than to read some awesome books. Well I have two books today that fit into that category. A bonus is the giveaway at the end of the post. :D




WRITTEN ON HER HEART (BOOK 1) BLURB

Andi Callaway has dreamed of becoming a published author her entire life.

Ford Delaney has always wanted nothing more than to escape his past.

An opportunity of a lifetime. This is what Andi finds when she returns home to Callaway Cove on summer break. A chance to work for her literary idol Ford Delaney is up for grabs, and she’s willing to risk everything—her boyfriend, her best friends, and her education—to get it.

She’s positive this will be the key to reaching her dreams. But the moment she begins working for the reclusive author, Andi realizes there’s more to him than just a name. As attraction builds between Andi and Ford, she begins to discover consequences must come hand-in-hand with something great—which could loosen control over her tightly wound life. And once romantic sparks fly, Andi’s other relationships start to crumble, Ford’s fame comes back to haunt him, and the heat they generate will either forge a powerful, enduring love or threaten everything she holds dear.

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MY REVIEW



Andi has just found out about an opportunity of a life time when she arrives home. Her favorite author Ford Delaney is in Callaway cove and is looking for an assistant. Her dream is to become a full time writer and this is just the chance she needs to make it big. The only problem is her friend trying to sabotage her and her boyfriend not being supportive. Andi pushes past that though because she always has her mind on the prize which is to get her romance novel out there.

Ford Delaney is on the run since people found out that some of his books are not fiction but have actual events from his life. He thinks that Callaway cove is the perfect hideout spot to get back in the grove of writing. What he didn’t expect was to find someone that he connects with on so many levels.

Will these two take a shot at love or will they leave the fairytales to the books?

Written On Her Heart started out really good to me and got better as the book progressed. This book really interested me in particular because it is about an inspiring author. You never know how hard it is to become a published author until you start to write. There are a lot of things you have to do in order to become one, like get and agent and write a query letter. A lot of useful information was in the book for readers that also want to become writers.

The only part of the book I was iffy about was her having a boyfriend and having feeling for someone else. My mind was put to rest when I realized there is no cheating involved. The relationship between Andi and Ford was flirty and they told each other about their lives. It was this that made them start to have feeling for one another. And of course there was romance. I think my favorite part of the book was the boat scene. They bother were carefree and didn’t have any worries while they were on the water.

Oh there is also the thing with her friend Rachel. I’m sorry but the way Rachel was acting was not friend like. She really got on my nerves and I wished bad things upon her in the book. I feel horrible about wishing those things though. It became clear at the end why she was acting the way she was.

Andi is a bit of a control freak and has her whole life planned out. That’s why she has such a hard time with her feelings for Ford because it wasn’t a part of her plan. She also tends to ignore things that are right in front of her like her boyfriend not really supporting her. She always makes excuses but that’s probably because she is a good person. I mean she isn’t a saint; it isn’t until later in the book that she really questions why her friends are acting the way they are. She is so focused on getting her book out there that she forgets her friends.

Carma is one of Andi’s friends but she really didn’t appear in the book a lot. I’m really interested in reading a story about her because of what was revealed about her in Written On Her Heart. She seems really sweet and shy….hey kinda like me…and probably a whole lot of other people lol Anyways I liked her more than Rachel.

Ford is a dreamy writer that isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. I laughed at the parts with Andi’s boyfriend. He sure knows how to get under people’s skin. The on thing I didn’t like about him was him playing the field, as I like to call it. Or he kept his options open. That really makes me mad when someone likes someone and leads on another person to make the one they really like jealous. WOW I need to clean up that sentence but I’m just going to leave it. Lol

Overall: Written On Her Heart was a clean and romantic read. It will have you wanting to write your very own romance novel. :D

P.S. Have you looked at that cover? Can you say dreamy and gorgeous? 

4 STARS 






 SYNOPSIS

A loan shark that doesn't bite?

Rachel Beaumont discovers her mother’s gambling debt has put their family in danger of losing their money and social status. It's up to Rachel to do anything to maintain the lifestyle she’s accustomed to—including hunting down her mother’s debtor. But the green-eyed, dark-haired, hunk known as Rex Greene matches none of the stereotypes of a loan shark. Her spur-of-the-moment plan to make him fall in love with her is a dangerous roll of the dice.

FBI agent Colton McCabe arrived at Callaway Cove with one motive. Play the part of Rex Greene and gather evidence in the Beaumont racketeering case. He never anticipated the involvement of the subject’s beautiful daughter, Rachel. Not only is she unexpected in every way, but she may just be the one to crack the case. Or his heart.

In this second installment of the Callaway Cove series, WHILE IT LASTS delivers a sweet romance, filled with joy, heartbreak, love, and choices.

Learn about the Callaway Cove series book one, Written On Her Heart HERE


PURCHASE

Amazon - Kindle
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MY REVIEW

Do not fret, my review will be posted later today. :D



About the Author

Paige's Website  *  Blog  *  Goodreads  *  Facebook  *  Twitter  *  Pinterest  *  Google+

Paige Rion is a contemporary romance author. She's a mother, wife, blogger, hopeless chocoholic, coffee-addicted, wine-lover. Her debut romance, Written On Her Heart, is the first in the Callaway Cove series. Since her first release, she has completed five novellas and the second installment of the Callaway Cove series, While It Lasts. She grew up in the suburbs outside of the city, and while she will always be a city girl at heart, she now but lives on a farm with her husband and children (and animals).

She loves connecting with readers on her blog and social media.

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Eat Your Heart Out 2: Twisted Romance Book Event + Giveaway

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Okay, so this year's Eat Your Heart Out 2 reader extravaganza event will centre on the theme twisted romance. As a result of this†readers have the opportunity to pick up a whole pile of eBooks at the discounted price†of 99 cents! Eat Your Heart Out 2: Twisted Romance is being held as a Facebook event and you can join up by clicking here. The event is being held all day on Friday the 13th of February 2015 and there are plenty of games, prizes, interviews, competitions and fun to be had during the event. The full list of participants and their twisted romance novels are:
  • Love at the End of All Things by A. Carina Barry
  • Unremembered Things by Rachel Tsoumbakos
  • Bloodlust (A Barbarian Love Story) by Nicole Zoltack
  • When in Maui by Colleen Nye
  • Hunted Heart by Alison DeLuca
  • Heart Search 3: Betrayal by Carlie M. A. Cullen
  • The Maiden's Courage by Mary Lynne Gibbs
That's seven eBooks for under seven dollars -but wait, there's more! Make sure you check out the grand prize giveaway which has started already! The prize pool includes a $40 Amazon gift card and a whole pile of free eBooks from some of the Eat Your Heart Out 2 participating authors. You can enter right away and the grand prize will be drawn at the close of the Eat your Heart Out event. Clicking on the Rafflecopter image below will take you straight to the giveaway entry page:


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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Unremembered Things by Rachel Tsoumbakos Book Blitz + Giveaway

Unremembered Things by Rachel Tsoumbakos

Unremembered Things by Rachel Tsoumbakos (Genre: Paranormal Romance)



Unremembered Things (Wood Nymph Chronicles #1) by Rachel Tsoumbakos Age category: New Adult Release Date: February 10, 2015 Genre: Paranormal Romance

Blurb

One woman, two worlds and nothing but UNREMEMBERED THINGS separating them. Indiana Shamira has a dark secret that could shatter her version of reality and get her killed in the process. Now if only she could remember what it is… When Indiana wakes with no memory of her past life and a vampire called Sam hanging from the rafters in her cellar, she knows things are about to get nasty. Not only does Sam know all about her previous life, but he seems intent on seducing her as well. Of course her boyfriend, Kurt, has different ideas – like making her open the portal to hell! And then there is the nagging suspicion that Indiana is not entirely human, now she can see ghostly images from the Otherworld. Or could it be from the life she can no longer remember? They include the flickering effigy of Kurt and a redwood forest that conjures up deeply repressed magic. Not only will Indiana have to risk everything to keep the door to another dimension closed, she will have to decide whether she is ready to lose her heart to someone who has more secrets than herself. Set in the lush Australian bush, UNREMEMBERED THINGS is a fusion of fantasy, paranormal and forbidden romance.

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Excerpt

“It is time.” Her voice purred like a kitten, but Indiana suspected she was really a feral animal on the inside. “For what?” Her voice was raspy, hesitant and unsure if she really wanted to know the answer. Somewhere, deep inside, she suspected she already knew. “Just remember I’m doing this for us,” Sam whispered into her ear. “So we can be together forever.” Before Indiana could question him further, she felt a flurry of hands over her body. Indiana tried to open her eyes, but a warm hand reached up and carefully covered them. Indiana was bitten – hard, and she groaned in pleasure. Shocked by her unexpected display, she clutched her hands outwards. Feeling the writhe of skin on skin, she tried to pull herself free. The tickle of fingers across her neck and down her spine calmed her with their warm familiarity. “It’s okay, Indiana.” The feathery words danced across her skin, warm like a summer breeze. She stilled and let Sam’s fingers intertwine with her own, relieved by his simple touch. Time seemed to move forward and Indiana was presented with brief snippets of fleeting images; Camilla biting Sam, biting her. Indiana enjoying the pain of Camilla’s sharp teeth as they gnashed at her neck, her thighs and her wrist. The flurry of skin and hands and teeth as they writhed together in the height of passion. Pale hands slithered over her own luminescent skin, then Sam’s darker skin brushed against her own, warming her and protecting her but against what she was unsure. Then Camilla poised over Sam, a knife in her hand. A flash of blood as it splayed out from a gaping neck wound. Indiana’s involuntary gasp and then choking sob at the sight of the cavernous hole. Hungry sucking as Camilla drank her fill. A warm hand, its fingers still laced through hers, slowing turning ice cold.

Giveaway

PRIZE (international):
  • 1 x eCopy of Unremembered Things
  • 1 x eCopy of Metanoia
  • 1 x eCopy of The Ring of Lost Souls
  • 1 x $10 Amazon gift card
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About the Author

Rachel Tsoumbakos. Author of contemporary horror and paranormal fiction.Rachel Tsoumbakos is a stay home mother of two. Her main passions are writing, reading and organic gardening. Rachel lives with her husband, two kids, three cats and eight chickens in the hills surrounding Melbourne, Australia. While she has had several articles published through mainstream magazines, she has also written extensively for True Blood Net and the now defunct Suite 101. When she is not tending to her organic veggie garden, she is working on her cardio as she trains for the zombie apocalypse.

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Parched by Georgia Clark Blog Tour {Review + Giveaway}

A themed tour with Prism Book Tours.

Parched 
Parched
by Georgia Clark
YA Romantic Sci-Fi
Hardcover, 312 Pages
March 14th 2014 by Holiday House

Robots, renewable resources, and romance get tangled together in this thrilling futuristic adventure novel about a utopian city struggling to keep its peace.

"Bold futurist adventure with unusual romance, riveting action and ominous ecological red flags." —Kirkus Reviews

Amazon - Barnes and Noble - Indie Bound



My Review



It’s been a year since Tess’s mom died. A year since she escaped Eden to live in the Badlands. That all changes when Ling finds her. Now Tess has to make a decision that could help save lives and just might take hers.  She can join Kudzu or stay in the Badlands to die. She knows the path she chooses will change her forever. What she doesn’t expect is the friendships she makes and actually finding a guy that she likes talking to.

Your every move is watched and there is hardly anyone that you can trust. It’ll be a peace of cake destroying the artificial intelligence before anyone finds out. Right?   

This book was intense. There was always something happening and I felt that if I blinked I was going to miss something. Parched was action-packed and had me biting my nails. I usually don’t go for the science fiction books and robots and all that but parched interested me. Maybe it was the water drought that brought me in but I’m glad I got the chance to read this book. It was very interesting and I really enjoyed the robotic aspects of the book, which is a first.  Terms were being thrown at you but Tess knew how to distribute the information for us to understand. Could I tell you the names of some of the stuff she mentioned? Probably not but I knew what was what and how everything worked. There are different types of bots in the book. You have the substitutes that do things for you like getting you a bottle of water. Then there are the Quickies that basically round up anyone trying to get into Eden and detain them. Razors are the nasty ones, they can kill you. I feel like I am missing one…or two.

So there are five parts to parched and each part gets better and better. There are so many things they didn’t know until the very end and it just blew my mind when we found out. I mean it was one thing after another I just wanted to say stop but I couldn’t stop reading. I was like there is no way they can deal with this or how is Tess even functioning right now.

Overall: Parched was dynamic, mind boggling, and just outright good. It is definitely worth the read.

Tess is a very outspoken person and voices her opinions whether you want to hear them or not. Before the Badlands this wasn’t the case. She was living the life and was care free. The Badlands changed her and I think it was for the better because she now knows how they feel and she wants to help them. She gets hit with a lot in the book and it surprising how resilient she is. You have to admire her about that, most would have crumbled.

I also don’t think this book would have been the same without Ling. She is a major player in this game and she keeps everyone together. None of this would have happened without her and I want to give her that credit. Ling is someone that I would want as a friend. She is brilliant, trustworthy, and she is pretty bada**.

Hunter was a bit of a mystery to me at first. He started growing on me with his awkawardness because I’m an awkward person myself. He is basically a genius and I want him to do my homework. Annnnd based on his description he sounds pretty yummy.

There are so many more characters that I want to talk about but I’ll stop it at three. Loved all the characters and I hope there is going to be anther book. The way the book ended I hope there is going to be another one. *sobs* I need to know.

4 STARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!





 

Georgia Clark is an Australian writer and performer based in Brooklyn. She is the author of the young adult novels SHE’S WITH THE BAND (Allen & Unwin) and sci-fi/romance PARCHED (Holiday House). Widely published online and in print. Won some awards/grants/residencies. Has a play on at the NY Fringe festival. Pretty keen on cheese plates. 


Georgia is gearing up to teach a short, online writing class about writing sci-fi through a Lit Reactor course. Want to go check it out and join? Go HERE! Begins January 14th.

Tour-Wide Giveaway

$20 Amazon Gift Card (INT)
Signed copy of Parched (US only)
Ends January 25th

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