Monday, 29 May 2017

Cover Reveal ~ Bad Penny by Staci Hart

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Bad Penny, an all-new romantic comedy standalone from Staci Hart is coming June 15th!

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Title: Bad Penny
Author: Staci Hart
Cover Designer: Quirkybird Designs
Photographer: Lauren Watson Perry

Book Description:

Nothing good comes after the third date.

See, date three is the crucial point when things get real, which is exactly why I bounce out the door, twiddling my fingers at whatever poor boy I’ve left behind. Because if I stick around, one of three things will happen: he’ll profess his undying love, he gets weird and stalky, or I’ll go crazy. Like, Sid and Nancy crazy. Like, chase-him-through-the-streets-begging-him-to-love-me crazy.

Seriously, it’s better for everyone this way.

So when I meet Bodie, I figure it’ll be the same as it ever was. It doesn’t matter that he doesn’t put a single string on me. Doesn’t matter that he’s funny and smart and jacked and can play my body like a grand piano. Because even though I’m built for love, love has only carved me up like a Christmas ham.

Resistance is something I can only hang on to for so long, and he has persistence in spades. But my heart isn’t as safe as I want to believe, and neither is his. And the second I ignore my cardinal rule is the second I stand to lose him forever.

Add to GoodReads: https://goo.gl/pVXrzF

About the Author:


Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life -- a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can't forget that. She's also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She's been a wife, though she's certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She's also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she's been drinking whiskey. From roots in Houston to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she's not writing, she's reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics. 

Connect with Staci:

Join Her Reader Group Here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/stacihart/

Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway ~ This is the End, Baby (War & Peace #7) by K Webster

This is the End, Baby
War & Peace #7 
by K. Webster 
Publication Date: May 23, 2017 
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Dark Romance


Book Description:

***This is the seventh and final book in the series. First six books must be read in order to fully understand this story line. THIS STORY IS A NOVELLA AND SHORTER THAN THE REST.*** 

They say the king is the most powerful piece on the board. 
However, they haven’t met me. 
This queen knows all the rules. She plays the game better than him. 
In my game, the queen can knock the king right off the board. 

Game over. 
The END. 

But, I love him. 
The darkness threatens to make me lose sight of my strategy from time to time, but in the END, love always prevails. 

Problem is, my black king is playing by a different set of rules. His END game is one he shields from me. It’s a game he plays closely with the white king, the most brilliant player of all. Together, they want to END my game. 

They want to END me. 

This queen doesn’t go down without a fight. 

This queen makes her own rules. 
This queen will outsmart those who play against her. 

This is the END, baby. 
In the END, I am going to win it all. 


***Warning*** 

This is the End, Baby is a dark romance. Extreme sexual themes and violence, which could trigger emotional distress, are found in this story. If you are sensitive to dark themes, then this story is not for you.


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Our Review:

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


“Happy endings aren’t for villains… But we fucking take them anyway.”


K Webster has delivered one dark, sick and twisted series with War & Peace and I have lapped up every single book. While this book is only a novella it dots the I’s, and crosses the t’s on Gabe and Hannah’s story. Yes, this really is the end baby, in all its gory details. As ever, K Webster holds nothing back, not that I expect her to and to be honest, when it is Gabe and Hannah we are talking about bloodshed is par for the course.

This is kind of a bittersweet read for me, because as much as these characters have sickened me from the get go I have loved their journey. No two people have ever deserved one and other as these two do. They complement each other perfectly, Gabe is the only one that can control Hannah and yet even he struggles at times. Hannah is one unhinged woman and as this series has progressed her need for murder, blood and psychological warfare has only intensified. The question on everyone’s lips in this book is…”is anyone safe?”


“I can’t risk their lives. Their mother is unhinged and unstable. She’s a vase full of cracks, and one day, water will gush out, drowning those she loves in the process. I’ve plugged those cracks, but I’m afraid I can’t do that any longer.”


I have to admit, I do feel sorry for Hannah at times, at the end of the day she is ill and it pains me that nothing works to pull her back from her dark place, but it is these dark places that puts everyone on edge knowing full well that she could snap at any given time. It is this edge that K Webster really drives home in this ending and knowing this, is what has you questioning…who will be her next victim? Or will someone take her down before she has the chance?

K Webster pulls a lot of punches in this book, ones that will have your guts churning accompanied with those little giggles as you really cannot believe what is happening as you read. Sick and twisted situations, reactions and actions are par for the course as K Webster wraps up this series with a bang. I should have been disgusted and yet I wasn’t, does that make me weird…probably. I have read some dark shit in my time and this series does rank up there with them.


“Babies have made me soft. Ever since Brie came into my life, I’ve become weaker. My children have made me this way. Love makes you weak. So fucking weak.”


If you love a dark, sick and twisted read then this is definitely the series for you. I have loved every moment of it and am truly sad to leave these characters behind…especially Gabe. Even though I should hate him K Webster did the impossible, I actually liked him.

Series Order & Review Links:


About the Author:


K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers. Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen. You can easily find K Webster on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Goodreads! Website: www.authorkwebster.com Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bllgoP 



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Cover Reveal ~ Notice by K Webster


Notice
by K. Webster 
Publication Date: June 6, 2017 
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Dark Romance, Suspense


Book Description:

I didn’t notice her before…but now I do.
The shiny strands of gold in her silky brown hair.
Tiny crinkles between her eyebrows when she frowns.
Her passion for neatness.

Once I focus on her, I can’t take my eyes from my newest obsession. Ever.
I need to know everything about her.
Her past. Her present. 
The way she takes her coffee.
Exactly how she smells after a spritz of perfume in the mornings.

She’s perfect in every way and I was blind.
But, God, now do I see.

I notice the organized way she arranges her clothes in her closet.
How she visits the same market each Saturday. 
The sounds of her breathing as I lie beneath her bed in silence.

Violet is mine.
She just doesn’t know it yet.


***WARNING***

Notice is a dark and unusual romance. Extreme sexual themes and violence in certain scenes, which could trigger emotional distress, are found in this story. If you are sensitive to dark themes, then this story is not for you. If you aren't into super obsessive stalkers, then this story is not for you.



About K. Webster:

 

K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers. Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen. You can easily find K Webster on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Goodreads! Website: www.authorkwebster.com Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bllgoP 

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway ~ A Girl Like Me (Like Us #2) by Ginger Scott


We're celebrating the release of A GIRL LIKE ME by Ginger Scott! Readers have fallen in love with these characters!


A Girl Like Me by Ginger Scott
Book 2 in the Like Us Duet
A mature YA romance, and a little something more…
Release day: May 26


Book Description:

I’m not supposed to be here.


Death has come for me more than once, and each time it’s been a boy who’s

stood between me and my final breath.


I called him Christopher when he saved me as a child. When he came into my

life again, only months ago, I knew him as Wes. Just as he did the time

before, he disappeared the moment he made sure I was out of harm’s way; as

if I didn’t need any more saving.


This time, though, death left me with a reminder of how powerful it is. I

know it meant to strip me of my spirit again, but it failed.


Even so, I know I need Wes to survive. Our souls are woven together

somehow, our every breath in sync. I feel it, even though everyone says I

shouldn’t.


The world thinks he’s missing.

His loved ones don’t want to believe he’s dead.

Only I know just how special he is.


I’m going to find him and bring him home, where he belongs. Together,

we’ll face impossible—we’ll rewrite our ending.


And when the bad guys come calling, we will always win.


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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4.5 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***


“I promised you I would tell you everything I could, but some things might be better left in boxes.”


After the ending of A Boy Like You I was totally confused, but in a good way. My mind was running a mile a minute with what ifs, buts and maybes. My mind was a jumble of trying to piece together what was going on and in what direction Ginger Scott would take this. A Girl Like Me is not what I was expecting, but I loved it anyways and I have come to the conclusion…my predictions are shite.


“He said I’m supposed to be your hero…what if I’m the bad guy?”


I will say that the beginning of this book was a little slower paced than her usual style and it did take me a while to get back into the swing of this story, but once I was in, I was hooked. While the plot does stretch your imagination a little it was not way beyond the realms of possibility and I did enjoy this unique spin on their story.


“I just need you…I need you…I need you…and you are not my villain.”


I have to be vague unfortunately because I don’t want to give any spoilers away, but for me, the main thing that I took away from this book was Joss’s growth. After the way her life was left at the end of A Boy Like You most people would have given up the ghost. Joss though, she perseveres and her inner strength and determination were admirable qualities and really made her grow up in my eyes. The way she throws herself into everything with one hundred percent commitment is commendable and Joss was a great role model in this book.


“There are so many people who love you in this world. I’m merely one of them.”


I particularly loved the relationship she forges with her father. Joss’s father went to pot once her mum had left and had become an absentee drunk, but when needed, he made amends even if he did not go about it the right way, his intentions were pure and honourable. I loved seeing these two build those bridges and went quite the way into showing that a love a father has for a daughter and vice versa never wanes, despite the circumstances.

But onto the romance, here I will be extremely vague. Sometimes you don’t find love, love finds you. There is someone in this world for everyone and at times I am sure that your life is predetermined so that you find them. Call it kismet, call it fate or soul mates or whatever, this I firmly believe as I didn’t find mine until later on in life. Joss’s life was written as a fairytale…or is it a horror story…who knows…well I do, but you need to read it. But, if it is meant to be, it is meant to be and there is nothing that you can do about it.


“Before, I only stayed away for you. Everything…it’s for you. I came back for you, I was born for you.”


Love is a battle, there are ups and downs, twists and turns and it is this journey that makes it stronger. Life makes it stronger. Being there in times of trouble is testament to the bond that a couple has, it is easier to give up, it takes strength and true love to stay and weather the storm. This is certainly a journey that this couple undertakes. It was tragic and beautiful and I loved the romantic element that Ginger Scott delivered.


“We’ve come home, to the beginning. Our story starts again. And nobody writes it but us.”


Overall, I adored this duet. I loved its uniqueness, I loved the morals behind the story, I loved the suspense element and I loved how Ginger Scott finely knitted all these elements together. As ever the writing style was beautiful, totally captivating and submerses the reader into the story being told. Another hit from Ginger Scott.



Book One: A Boy Like You


A BOY LIKE YOU
YA Contemporary Romance
Released on: March 3, 2017



Giveaway:


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