Thursday, October 8, 2015

#CoverReveal ~ Wrapped in Lace by Prescott Lane

Y'all, I love Prescott Lane and I personally can't wait to get my hands on this one!  It just sounds amazing <3  Check it out!

Basic Info ~

      Genre: Contemporary Romance (Holiday)
      Release Day: November 2nd
      Stand Alone Book (not part of a series)

Summary ~

When I was a little boy, the best thing about the holiday season was unwrapping presents on Christmas morning — tearing off the paper and tossing it on the floor. Now that I’m a man, I like to unwrap slowly, deliberately, taking my time to savor what lies before me. I still like to throw the wrapping on the floor, but now I know the best gifts come wrapped in lace.

And unlike when I was a kid, I won’t get sick of this present by New Year’s. I’ll definitely be playing with this girl day after day after day.

After six years avoiding my hometown, the last thing I expected when I returned was a wannabe bad girl to unwrap my heart and rip open my soul. But that’s exactly what happened. Now if I can just get the hell out of my own way, maybe I’ll finally get the best gift of all — her!

Come get unwrapped by Drew this holiday.

Excerpt ~

I sat back and studied the canvas.  I’d finally gotten it right — the way his lips turn up in that smile that makes both my heart and panties melt.  It had taken me over a dozen tries to get it just perfect, but I finally had.  Unfortunately, I didn’t feel any better.  I thought if I could capture Drew’s smile on my canvas, my pain would somehow lessen.  Because I’d always have his image, that his leaving me wouldn’t hurt so bad.  It hadn’t worked.  The pain in my heart was just as sharp, just as overwhelming as it was yesterday and the day before.  I knew I’d never get over him.  I knew it like I knew the deep blue color of his eyes, the rough spots on his hands.  I knew it like I knew the way his lips tasted, the feel of his thick brown hair.

About the Author ~

Prescott Lane is the author of First Position, Perfectly Broken, and her new release, Quiet Angel. She is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and graduated from Centenary College with a degree in sociology. She went on to receive her MSW from Tulane University, after which she worked with developmentally delayed and disabled children. She married her college sweetheart, and they currently live in New Orleans with their two children and two crazy dogs. Prescott started writing at the age of five, and sold her first story about a talking turtle to her father for a quarter. She later turned to writing romance novels because there aren't enough happily ever afters in real life.

Happily Ever Afters Guaranteed.

Other Works by Prescott Lane ~

until next time, xo


#CoverReveal ~ Cruel and beautiful by AM Hargrove & Terri E Laine

Y'all I can't I just can't.  Look at this!  I am literally bouncing in my chair for this one!!  



Cruel and beautiful


This an Adult Contemporary
Romance standalone book that includes mature content, not suitable for
younger readers. (Rated R)

Cate Forbes, a dedicated college student with a carefully plotted future,
doesn’t know the first thing about love. When she accepts a blind date with a
tasty piece of eye candy, she thinks she can get by with a night of fun. Cate’s
plans quickly unravel when she gets one look at the sexy…

Drew McKnight.

The relentless hockey-playing
medical resident knows what he wants— a career in Oncology and Cate. Although
he’s heard the gorgeous brunette is a little relationship skittish, a single
night out isn’t what he has in mind. Determined to have her— in every way
possible— he shows her just what a future with him would hold.

Only life has other plans. The unthinkable happens and everything begins
to shatter. Both in too deep, they will have to fight the cruel and hang
on to the beautiful.


Meet the authors…


One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager, A. M.
Hargrove, realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn't do something
soon, it would quickly be too late to write that work of fiction she had been
dreaming of her whole life. So, she rolled down the passenger window of her
fabulous (not) company car and tossed out her leather briefcase. Luckily, the
pedestrian in the direct line of fire was a dodge ball pro and had über quick
reflexes enabling him to avoid getting bashed in the head. Feeling a tad guilty
about the near miss, A. M. made a speedy turn down a deserted side street
before tossing her crummy, outdated piece-of-you-know-what laptop out the
window. She breathed a liberating sigh of relief, picked up her cell phone, called
her boss, and quit her job. Grinning, she made another call to her hubs and
told him of her new adventure (after making sure his heart was beating properly

So began A. M. Hargrove's career as a Naughty and Nice Romance Author.
Her books include the following: Edge of Disaster, Shattered Edge and Kissing
Fire (The Edge Series); The Guardians of Vesturon Series (Survival,
Resurrection, Determinant, reEmergent, and Beginnings); Dark Waltz, Death
Waltz, Tragically Flawed (Tragic 1), Tragic Desires (Tragic 2), Exquisite
Betrayal, Dirty Nights; and lastly Freeing Her, Freeing Him, and Kestrel—all
part of the Hart Brothers Series.

Other than being in love with writing about love,
she loves chocolate, ice cream, and coffee and is positive they should be added
as part of the USDA food groups.


Terri E. Laine is an avid reader and the co-author
of Cruel & Beautiful. When she isn’t writing romance with heart and heat,
She is crazily managing a household with her husband and three kids.


until next time, xo

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

What's Been Happening?! #lifeupdate

Hi Lovelies!  

I'm back... how was your summer?
I know, I know.  I bailed on you all summer long.  I needed a break and it was amazing!
So here's a little update on what is happening in my neck of the woods!

The Farmhouse has walls!!  We are hoping to be moved in by Christmas this year... keep your fingers crossed for me.

I'm working through my little house (renovation still in progress, UGH) and organizing everything and packing and trashing/donating stuff we don't need.  It amazes me how much stuff we've accumulated over the years.

I have so many craft projects and signs and ideas to make and no time to do them.  What have you been crafting and working on?

I'm working my way back into blogging and posting reviews.  It's amazing to me how many emails I had missed over the summer :| holy hell!  But I got through them... all of them... and I'm scheduling my posts and what-nots for the next several months.  

There are soooooooo many books to talk about!  All the summer books, all the new releases coming up and **breath** JUST ALL THE AMAZING BOOKS.  They are EVERYWHERE!!!  What have you been reading and loving?!

OH OH OH and I have red hair now!  I love it so hard, oh my gosh, love it.  This isn't a great picture but it's what I look like today, so HA there you go. ;) 

Ok that's what I've got going on (plus of course my regular office job).  Tell me what you want to see - do you want to see in the first week of posts?  The Farmhouse progress, the crafts, the signs, ALL THE BOOKS?  You will see all of it... eventually ;) but I'll let you help me set up the presentation order!  Let me know below!

until next time, xo!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

#ERMYGHERD @EmmaHartAuthor

Bad boy drummer Aidan Burke of Dirty B takes center stage in New York Times bestselling author Emma Hart’s hotly anticipated follow-up to Dirty Past and Dirty Secret!

Aidan Burke is the perfect rebound guy for Jessie Law after she catches her asshole ex-boyfriend with his hands down some other girl’s pants. The world-famous drummer of Dirty B isn’t shy about his preference for no-strings-attached relationships, so when she meets him on a night out, she takes him up on his simple proposal: One night of fun. Hot sex. Zero expectations.

But Dirty B’s tour is over, and they’re back in South Carolina—which means running into Aidan more often than Jessie would like.

When Aidan saves Jessie from her ex-boyfriend by insisting the two are dating, the band’s manager convinces them to keep up the charade in the hopes of re-inventing Dirty B’s image as lovable bad boys, as opposed to d-bags. Now all Aidan and Jessie have to do is put on a very obvious, very public show to convince everyone their affection is real.

But pretending to be in a relationship is harder than it seems. Aidan’s hordes of jealous fans have no problem bombarding Jessie with threatening messages online—and worse. And things only get more complicated when Jessie realizes her feelings for Aidan may not be so fake after all. Can Jessie live with the risks? And is Aidan willing to let her?


PreOrder on Amazon!

Chelsey Young's dad was a rock star. Glamorous, right? But late nights, frequent travelling, and watching endless women rub their bodies against Lukas Young's in a bid for his attention wasn't exactly how Chelsey planned to spend her senior year of high school.

So when Kye Burke, of the ultra-sexy band Dirty B, sets his sights on Chelsey, she figures the best way to get him off her back is by taking his sexy butt to bed.

But after one night together, Kye has no intention of staying away from Chelsey, especially when she's kissing him one minute then pushing him away the next. From watching her father, Chelsey knows the rock star lifestyle that Kye leads—being away for long stretches of time, girls throwing themselves at him on the regular, shirtless photos showing up in his inbox ten times a day. She wants no part of it.

Kye is determined for Chelsey to get to know him, the real him behind the rock star persona. But that isn't so easy when Kye's schedule will take him away for days, weeks, even a month or two at a time, which is a dealbreaker for Chelsey. Long distance means temptation to stray, and infidelity was the reason her own parents split. She knows it's not fair to project her own insecurities onto Kye, but some things are unavoidable.

But Kye Burke isn't Lukas Young.

And, distance or not, he's going to damn well prove it.


PreOrder on Amazon!

Conner Burke never expected Sofie Callahan to come back.

Where she’s been for the last two and half years is a mystery, and so is the reason she left in the first place. Now, though, she’s back in their hometown of Shelton Bay, South Carolina, at the same time Conner’s band Dirty B is home on a tour break.

Sofie Callahan has spent the months since her father’s death avoiding anything to do with her home town. But with her brother in Afghanistan, she has no choice but to return and sort out her father’s house, even if it means facing the boy she fell in love with and revealing the reason she left.

Conner has questions, and when his broken heart and her guilty one collide, Sofie has to start answering them. Their present is rocky, their future unknown. Only one thing is certain:

Sofie’s daughter will change everything.

 Amazon   iTunes    Barnes & Noble     Blio   BAM    Google PLAY

On the heels
of Dirty Secret, here is a sizzling hot romance featuring another Burke brother
and the girl he can’t resist, from the New York Times bestselling author of the
Game series.

Walking out
on my wedding wasn’t my best idea.

Neither was
throwing my cell in the lake and taking a job as PA for Dirty B, America’s
favorite rock band, complete with every teen girl’s dream man, the eldest of
the Burke brothers.

Tate Burke
is pure sex. Women actually throw their panties at him during shows. And Ella
Dawson is the lucky little thing that gets to escort their fangirling butts out
when he’s done with them.


He’s a cocky
son of a bitch, but there’s more to him than meets the eye. Every now and then
Ella gets a rare glimpse of the Tate behind the “bad boy” act, and it attracts
her in the most annoying way. The most annoying, heart-thumping, panty-wetting

When her
abusive ex turns up at the hotel room Ella and Tate are sharing, raging mad,
she knows she’ll need more than just a little protection. Tate sees red, and
Ella can’t help but lean on him, despite his bad-boy ways.

And now?
Now, he’s in a whole lot of trouble.

Amazon     Barnes & Noble     iBooks

By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies - usually wine - and writes books.

Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.
She likes to be busy - unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.


I literally squealed when I saw this in my email this morning and I had to share it!
aren't you excited! i love these books so so much, so if you haven't already for the love of pete check them out!

and side note - how pretty is Emma's photo up there with her bio!!


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

#RDBlitz for Beat by Vi Keeland


by Vi Keeland

A standalone Contemporary Romance novel that released on Monday, June 15th, from New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Vi Keeland


Dimpled smile of a boy
Hard body of a man
Sings like an angel
Fucks like the devil

I was stuck between a rock(star) and a hard place.

At fifteen, his poster hung on my bedroom wall.  At twenty-five his body hovered over mine.  Every girl’s fantasy became my reality.  I was dating a rockstar.  Yet I was slowly falling for another man.  The problem was—the two men—they shared a tour bus.  

Flynn Beckham was the opening act.
Dylan Ryder was the headliner.

What happens when the opening act begins to shine so bright, it seems to dim everything else in its wake?

I’ll tell you what happens.  Things get ugly.

Meet Flynn and Lucky in this rock star romance!

Amazon US ➜

Amazon UK ➜

iTunes ➜

Kobo  ➜

B&N  ➜

Check out the trailer here!


Despite the fact that Lucky had just casually mentioned that the lobby lounge serves coffee beginning at six a.m., I’m pretty sure of myself that she’ll be down there.  But when I step off the elevator, the lobby is quiet.  Empty.  The coffee urns are just being set up in the lounge.  I pour two mugs, make them just as we like it, and settle on one of the couches on the far side of the room where it’s private, yet I can still keep an eye on the door.
I grab a newspaper and begin to flip through to kill time.  Then my eyes catch a pair of pink-painted toes in flip-flops.  I don’t know why, but it’s in this moment that I realize, I’m fucked.
The sight of her toes makes me smile.
I’m falling for another guy’s girl.  Something I promised myself I’d never do.
But then I reason with myself.  I haven’t done anything wrong.  Thinking a woman is beautiful and spending time with her doesn’t have to turn into anything, right?  They’re just toes after all.  But look how cute they are.  I’ve never been a foot guy, yet I wouldn’t mind sucking…  Stop.  Just stop.  We’re just friends.
Because I’ve been friends with so many hot women in the past and not fucked them?  Yep.  I’m screwed.  I need to get the hell out of here.
“Good morning,” she whispers and smiles down at me.  My eyes lazily travel up from her toes.
I’m totally not going anywhere.
I hold up her mug of coffee.  And then I realize she still has the thin shirt she wears to sleep on and I’m eye-level with the sexiest taut nipples I’ve ever seen.
Screw sucking her toes… “Certainly is.”  I grin.

About the Author

Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn't change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work.  She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!

Additional Books by Vi Keeland


Barnes & Noble:

Worth the Fight (MMA Fighter Series, Book One)

Barnes & Noble:
Smashwords -

Worth The Chance (MMA Fighter Series, Book Two)

Worth Forgiving (MMA Fighter Series, Book Three)

Belong to You (A Cole Novel, Book One)

Made For You (A Cole Novel, Book Two)

First Thing I See (Stand Alone)

Left Behind (Stand Alone)

I'm reading this right now - guys it's hot and so good!  Be sure to pick up your copy and read it with me!


Friday, June 12, 2015

The Guardian by J.L. McFadden #review

Choices by J.L. McFadden 

Publication date: January 21st 2015
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance


This book is written in such away that it can be read as a stand alone or after the first book of the series- The Guardian. After so much more loss Adela finds herself in the middle of a love triangle and the fight for the head of Covens.
Adela and John both have their fair share of choices to make. Adela must think of her coven, but at the same time she feels a burning desire for her great, great niece’s Guardian John. She is torn because though fate has blessed her great, great niece with a Guardian that is connected to her by Mother Earth to protect her from anything, she keeps rejecting him. John is torn between the woman he is fated to and Adela. He fears that it is Adela’s powers of seduction that is tempting him. He feels a desire to protect Gala, but also feels a yearning for Adela. At the same time Adela must search for the secret journal known as the Guardian journal and protect those she loves from the dangers that lurk in the shadows.

Buy it:


About the Author:

J.L McFadden is the Author of the Guardian Series: Guardian, released, Adela,release in September, Chooses, release in May 2014, Adela’s Lost Guardian, March, more to be named at a later date. McFadden spins tragedy and romance into all of his stories with picturesque descriptions that vividly paints and melts the scenes into your pleasure cortex that is a valid and important part of every readers mind.  Jamie Lee was born in a mixed Celtic and Slavic family in the river valleys of Pennsylvania, in his earlier years he played in bands in New York and ended up working his way into H.Q of the largest musical retailer in the world Guitar Center; while working at the store level he managed multiple departments at once and handled all the stores merchandising logistics. He has explored the world and became the first American to be excepted into the Interregional Federation of Aikido Aikikai of Crimea & Sevastopol, where he enjoys learning from great masters from around the world, where he has developed his himself. He explains that the people rich and colorfully different people he has met, spawned a lot of his characters.

Author links:


Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)
$30 Amazon Gift Card + all 3 books in the series in paperback
2x $5 Amazon Gift card + all three books in ebook format

Now as part of this tour I am reviewing Book #1, The Guardian!

The Guardian


John a young man from Detroit realizes he has a special bond with a vampire, which gives him special abilities and makes both of them a target; the ancients will stop at nothing to destroy him and his relationship with this unbridled female vampire. Will John's new found abilities be enough to save her and her coven?


Buy It:

My Rating & Review:

This story has all the parts to be a great read for me, but it just didn't seem to ever really come together for me.

The characters are there, they are good.  The story line is good and the world is really interesting.  Like really really interesting - I am really loving the world this author has built.

I hardly ever have bad things to say, and really these thoughts are not bad - the book overall is ok - I just didn't love it, I felt like I need more flow and connectivity throughout the story and the characters.  I was not immediately sucked in, however I was totally intrigued by John and what was happening to him.

The formatting in my review copy was a little hard to follow, but it wasn't horrible, and this might be different in the printed or amazon editions.  My review copy was from the author in exchange for the review.

I think readers who like PRN and Supernaturals will enjoy this world and like the story.  I will be checking out Choices for sure to see what happens for these characters!

this tour is organized by Xpresso Book Tours


Monday, May 11, 2015

#CoverReveal ~ In Your Heart by Micalea Smeltzer (Willow Creek #3)

In Your Heart

Series: Willow Creek #3
Author: Micalea Smeltzer
Cover Design: Regina Wamba (Mae I Design)
 Release Date: June 16, 2015


I thought I had found love. 
I thought I had found my forever. 
I’d never been more wrong in all my life.  

Sadie Westbrook’s seemingly perfect life comes to a screeching halt when she catches her fiancé in bed with another woman. Suddenly, everything she believed in is tested and there’s only one person she can turn to—the guy who has been by her side ever since their best friend’s fell in love and became inseparable.

Ezra Collins—the bassist for the band Willow Creek—has only ever had one weakness, and her name is Sadie. When he receives a frantic call he rushes to her aid, helping to pick up the pieces of her crumbling life—even if that means letting Sadie live with him.

The close proximity tests the limits of their friendship and as the lines between friends and lovers blur they’ll have to decide if falling in love with your best friend is worth the risk of losing them.

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I looked up at the sky and the
birds flying above us. “I feel like I don’t know who I am anymore. I spent two years
with a guy that stripped me of my identity. I feel like all I have of myself is
my store and the rest I’m left questioning. I tried so hard to please him, to
make him happy, and in the end I made myself miserable. I was just so desperate
for it to work out that I overlooked how toxic our relationship was. How stupid
is that?”

“You’re human,” he replied. “We
have this inane desire to belong to something that is greater than we are on
our own. That desire is so strong that we can fool ourselves into believing
things that aren’t true.”

“So, I’m not crazy?” I cracked a

“Definitely not crazy.”

His smile was comforting and I
reminded myself for the hundredth time that everything would be okay.

I rested my head on his shoulder
and a moment later his head rested on top of mine.

A smile touched my lips.

I’d missed this—having someone that understood me completely, even when I didn’t
know myself.

Author Bio

Micalea Smeltzer is a bestselling Young and New Adult author from Winchester, Virginia.
She’s always working on her next book, and when she has spare time she loves to
read and spend time with her family.

Author Links