Saturday, 23 June 2018

Release Day Blitz ~ Cry Baby by Ginger Scott


We're celebrating the release of CRY BABY by Ginger Scott! One-Click today!


Cry Baby by Ginger Scott
A Contemporary Young Adult Romance
Release day: June 22, 2018


“Cry Baby is brilliantly written. It's hauntingly beautiful and heartbreaking and will leave you thinking about it for days afterward. Bravo, Ms. Scott. This boy-man stole my heart and I don't want it back.”- L.J. Shen, Bestselling Author

Book Description:

Tristan Lopez is loyal to his brothers. He doesn’t really have a choice, born into a gang that has a chokehold on every kid that roams its streets. He gave his life to them willingly, knowing if he did then one day this kingdom, led by boys drunk with power and ruled by fear, would all be his.

He was loyal through it all. Loyal when prison took his dad away. Loyal when his face was touched by the cold metal of the rival gang’s gun. Loyal even though his mom begged him to run the moment she returned home from rehab.

He thought about becoming someone else. It was hard not to crave the life of a regular 17-year-old. It’s the only reason he stayed in school—to pretend. But he always fell back in line.

Loyal.

Riley Rojas didn’t belong in Tristan’s real world. She should have only been part of the fantasy, one of the many faces he got to pretend with amidst rows of metal chairs and desks and whiteboards with assignments. But there she was, moving boxes from the back of an old pick-up into a house Tristan had shot up on a dare with his friends only a few months before.

Tall enough to look him in the eyes and strong enough to fill his shadow, Riley took up space on his streets, her loud mouth fearless in the face of the gang leaders who terrified everyone else. She pushed Tristan around on the hard court, and she balled better than his friends—better than him
sometimes. She challenged him. She needed him. He liked it. And when her pale blue eyes stared into his, he quit wanting to pretend.

He couldn’t ask her to leave because she’d only dig her heels in deeper. He couldn’t ask because he didn’t want her to go. She was blurring his lines. She was testing his loyalty.

He was falling in love.

And it was going to tear him apart.


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Google Play: http://bit.ly/2t69Wxt



About the Author:


Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling and Goodreads Choice Award-nominated author of several young and new adult romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Going Long, Blindness, How We Deal With Gravity, This Is Falling, You and Everything After, The Girl I Was Before, Wild Reckless, Wicked Restless, In Your Dreams, The Hard Count, Hold My Breath, and A Boy Like You.

A sucker for a good romance, Ginger’s other passion is sports, and she often blends the two in her stories. (She’s also a sucker for a hot quarterback, catcher, pitcher, point guard…the list goes on.) Ginger has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at http://www.littlemisswrite.com.

When she's not writing, the odds are high that she's somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork 'em, Devils).

Social Media Links:

Twitter: @TheGingerScott

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Release Day Blitz, Review & Giveaway ~ Family Ties by Stephie Walls


Release Date: June 21, 2018
Cover Design: Wicked by Design

Book Description:

With a history like ours, the meaning of the word family tended to tangle into something unrecognizable. DNA and bloodlines didn’t tie us together, and neither did our last names. Various shades of grey blurred the branches of our twisted family tree.

I wasn’t her brother. They weren’t my parents. Not that it mattered… She was off limits. Portia was my friend. Then my foster sister. And she’d always be the love of my life. 

 


Giveaway:


$15 Amazon Gift Card & Signed Paperback of Family Ties 



 
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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***


“Never doubt how much I love you…or how long I will wait for you. My heart is yours to keep.”


Family Ties was a different kind of read from Stephie Walls, one that I didn’t expect, because once again, I went into this totally blind, I didn’t even read the synopsis. I love it when a book surprises you and when I saw where this one was going I was totally invested. This was a beautiful, emotional read from Stephie Walls, a forbidden love story of sorts when two foster siblings fall desperately and hopelessly in love. A love born from friendship and respect, from trust not given freely but earned and from insane chemistry that once admitted, could no longer be dismissed.

From a young age, Jude and Portia have always had a close friendship. Portia was the foster kid without any parents and ultimately was adopted by her foster parents. Jude was the kid with an incredibly sick mother, who would find himself with the same foster family time and time again when his mother was out of remission. Living together on and off, these two shared a close bond, they understood each other, they respected each other’s feelings and never diminished what they had. When Jude’s mother dies and they find themselves permanently together that friendship only intensifies. Jude shuts himself off and the only person that can chink through his emotional armour is, Portia.


“I was a Band-Aid when he needed a tourniquet. He was bleeding out, and instead of stopping the loss, I merely mopped up the pool.”


These two have never had familial feelings, despite what they might say to try and cover their true emotions. They have no blood ties, so as far as forbidden goes, there is nothing forbidden about it, however, their parents see them as siblings and it is this and what others think, knowing their situation that holds these two back from admitting what they have both known for years.


“Portia couldn’t grasp that without her, my nights never ended. The sun never rose. Days without her light weren’t days worth living.”


Stephie Walls deals with grief in this book and really brought home those emotions. The character connection was on point and Portia and Jude firmly imprinted themselves on my heart and soul. Both having come from totally different backgrounds yet find familiarity in where they end up. Both bounce of one and other and each buried into the others soul. Their connection was formidable, born from years and years of friendship, the perfect foundation for any relationship.


“Our family tree might have started off with different roots, but over the years our trunks had grown together until the branches now wove an artistic tapestry of love. It wasn’t born from DNA or bloodlines, but by choice. And we were all connected by those family ties.”


This book was beautiful, honest, intense and it was passionate, both in and out of the bedroom. A different twist to what I have read before and I couldn’t put it down. The bond between these two was unbreakable and despite their hesitancy they were only delaying the inevitable. I loved their foster parents, selfless, compassionate and so full of love, despite the lack of connected blood running through their children’s veins. Two people incredibly unlucky to not have their own, but who throw everything into the relationship they have with Jude and Portia. The love that flowed through them was palpable. This was a stunning story and was another great read from Stephie Walls.

About the Author:

Bestselling author, Stephie Walls is a lover of words—the more poetic the better. She lives on the outskirts of Greenville, South Carolina in her own veritable zoo with two dogs, three cats, the Mister, and Magoo (in no preferential order). She would thrive on coffee, books, and Charlie Hunnam if it were possible, but since it’s not, add in some Chinese food or sushi and she’s one happy girl.


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Release Day Blitz ~ The Upside of Falling (The Blue Line Duet) by Meghan Quinn

   

The Upside of Falling is now LIVE!!!


  

Book Description:

Tucked away at the base of the Rocky Mountains lived a little boy with one singular dream: leave this broken and battered home and become someone.

Be somebody’s hero.

That boy was me—Colby Brooks. Except I’m not that same little boy anymore.

My dreams might still be the same, but my reality isn’t.


I’m smarter. Stronger. A man.


And I learned a long damn time ago, the only way to achieve my dreams was to avoid distractions—at any cost.

Focus. Resolve. Determination.

But all it took was one single night. One night and my entire life…changed.

One night had me colliding head first with the biggest distraction of my life; Rory Oaks.


Smart. Charming. Beautiful.

Rory changed everything.

Quickly, my one-track mind started to bend.

Each kiss faded decade-long dreams.

And with one single incident, I fly off course.

       

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The Downside of Love ~ releases July 5th


    

Book Description:

This isn’t a story about a love triangle. There is no triangle involved. This isn’t a story about an accidental pregnancy. Although having a baby with her . . . I would. This isn’t a story about lies and deception, even though at times I’ve lied to myself. No, this is my story. A story about sacrifice. A story about a man who fell in love with the wrong girl. A story I wish I never had to tell. This is a story about the true meaning of the downside of love.

     

About the Author:



Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped. Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking. Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze! 



Release Day Blitz ~ One Week by Roya Carmen


Title: One Week
Author: Roya Carmen
Genre: Steamy Contemporary Romance (standalone)
Release Date: June 21, 2018 




Book Description:

A troubled marriage. A one week hall pass. 

Gabriella Moore has it all; a beautiful husband, two adorable children, and a dream home. Yet, when, by chance, she befriends Eli online, she falls fast. And hard. She knows she must let him go, and saying goodbye is one of the hardest things she’s ever done, but she resolves to move on and forget about her beautiful stranger.

But then… she makes an unexpected discovery, and it shakes her perfect world to its core. Rules don’t apply anymore. An arrangement is made, and her husband gives her just one week with Eli. The rules are clear: One week. Sex only. No contact thereafter. Seems simple enough, but it’s never simple when it comes to love.




Praise for the Novel:

Wrapped Up in Reading Book Blog - “One Week is a sexy, exhilarating, all-consuming, raw, romance story.”
EscapeNBooks - “One Week was so much more than an affair. It was an awakening in the universe, coming alive with the knowledge that life is for living and loving, not just existing.”
Brittany’s Book Blog - “This was one great story that will have you in complete shambles.”


About the Author:


Roya Carmen is a busy mom, romance writer, designer, bookworm, chocoholic, and hopeless romantic. There’s nothing she enjoys more than making up stories about love, and sharing them with her readers.

Amazon Author Page: https://amzn.to/2KANItJ
Goodreads Author Page: http://bit.ly/2KACXHN
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