Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Book Blitz ~ Excerpt & Giveaway ~ Block (Social Media 3) by JA Huss


BLOCK (Social Media #3)
By @JAHuss
Publication Date: September 24, 2014
Novella (115ish pages)
Adult Contemporary Romance
 
Book Description:

Grace @FilthyBlueBird@VaughnAsher #YouAreCaredFor So the movie star says. But his idea of cared for isn’t the same as mine. Obviously a #Douche.

MovieStar @VaughnAsher@FilthyBlueBird #BehindTheScenesIsMyScene The Blue Bird has trust issues. And tantrum issues. And commitment issues.

Grace @FilthyBlueBird@VaughnAsher #SaidTheKettleToThePot

MovieStar @VaughnAsher@FilthyBlueBird #YouAreMine and I won’t let you forget it.

Grace @FilthyBlueBird@VaughnAsher #YouMustShitUnicorns that’s how delusional your fairy tale is. #GetAGripOnReality I’m outtie.

MovieStar @VaughnAsher@FilthyBlueBird You're an #Innie #Sweetheart :) My tongue licked all your #CuteLittleButtons.

#ForTheLoveOfFilth

Why is he so damn sexy? How will I ever get out from under Asher’s thumb if I can’t stop thinking about his tongue on my buttons? #HottiesNeedToPlayFair

 
Excerpt:

Prepare. In nine hours I blow your mind with surprises.
Surprises, hmmm. He left all sorts of surprises in my apartment last night as well. Boxes and boxes of gifts, and the new bedsheets and comforter did not escape me either. It mightve been my best night of sleep ever. Im just not sure if its because I was fucked unconscious, because of the new bedding, or because living a fantasy is exhausting. But either way, dragging my butt up out of bed was difficult.
I text back, I cant help it.
Youre #OnMyMind, is that good or bad?
I press send and then immediately wish I could take it back. I should not discuss my feelings with him. Hes made it very clear were just fucking, and the fact that Im having feelings is going to put an end to this as soon as he figures it out. In fact he might be debating that right now. Should I cancel our tweet date? hes probably wondering. Is she getting clingy already?
Way to go, Grace.
My phone buzzes and I look down.
Im smiling, Grace. You made me smile.
Whats that mean?
And then my phone dings a noise Ive never heard before and an alert comes through.
FaceTime, Accept?
I didnt even know I had FaceTime. I press accept and a view of Los Angeles appears. "Are you alone?" Vaughn asks.
"Yes," I giggle back.
His face comes into view and he grins at me. "You look nice today. What are you up to?"
I bite my lip and look around. Im fucking FaceTiming with Vaughn Asher in public. "Um…" And then I spot Kristi coming out of the bathroom. "Im looking at flowers with a client. And shes coming back from the restroom, so I cant really talk."
"Mmmmm," he says back. "I want to fuck you right now."
"Shhh," I say, looking around to make sure no one can hear him.
"Tweet me something special when you ditch the friend." And then the screen goes black and cycles back to home.
 
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About the Author:
 
J. A. Huss likes to write new adult books that make you think and keep you guessing. Her favorite genre to read is space opera, but since practically no one reads those books, she writes new adult science fiction, paranormal romance, contemporary romance, urban fantasy, and books about Junco (who refuses to be saddled with a label).

She has an undergraduate degree in horses, (yes, really–Thank you, Colorado State University) and a master’s degree in forensic toxicology from the University of Florida. She used to have a job driving around Colorado doing pretty much nothing but shooting the breeze with farmers, but now she just writes, runs the New Adult Addiction and Clean Teen Reads Book Blogs, and runs an online science classroom for homeschoolers.

Author Links:
Website / Goodreads / Facebook / Twitter

Giveaway:

Other books in the Series:
 
FOLLOW (Social Media #1)
By @JAHuss
Publication Date: August 27. 2014
Novella (150 pages)
Adult Contemporary Romance
 
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LIKE (Social Media #2)
By @JAHuss
Publication Date: September 10, 2014
Novella (115ish pages)
Adult Contemporary Romance


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INTRODUCING STATUS – Social Media #4
STATUS (Social Media #4)
By @JAHuss
Publication Date: October 8, 2014
Novella (115ish pages)
Adult Contemporary Romance
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Release Day Blitz ~ Then You Happened by Sandi Lynn


Book Description:

When Sierra’s father died, he left her in charge of the family business. At the age of twenty-eight, Sierra Adams became CEO of Adams Advertising & Design, one of the top ten advertising agencies in the world. Her work was her life. She lived and breathed it every day, leaving little time for play. Having once been in a relationship that completely destroyed her, Sierra vowed to use men for one thing only: SEX. No strings, no problems, and most importantly, no heartache.
Cameron Cole is an ordinary guy that makes a living as a carpenter. He’s a simple man who’s happy with life the way it is. He does a job he loves, has a great group of friends, and a close knit family.
When Sierra hires Cameron to remodel her Hollywood Hills home, their happy little worlds are turned upside down. She likes the rich things in life and he likes the simple things. While there’s no denying the strong attraction between them, they form a hilarious friendship where sex is the only thing Sierra wants. Cameron can’t help but want more and makes it his mission to bring Sierra into his simple world and show her that there’s more to life than just all work and money.
Take Cameron and Sierra’s journey in this romantic comedy as they discover that when life hands you limes, you have no choice but to break out the tequila.
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Monday, 22 September 2014

Review ~ Unforgiven (Unbreakable #3) by Rebecca Shea

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4.5 stars!!

“The most important lesson I’ve learned is that forgiveness is a beautiful gift to give, but an even more beautiful gift to receive.”

I honestly don’t know where to start reviewing this one…hmmm what can I say? Well, this book is about Lindsay and Matt, there was a hint about a blossoming romance between these two in Undone, but you were never sure. Lindsay is Landon’s sister and Matt is Landon’s partner in the police force. These two are the only people that Landon trusts and loves. It is because of this love and trust issue that Lindsay wants to keep their relationship to themselves, Landon is finally in a happy place and Lindsay does not want to rock the boat, however this secret turns out the be the worst keep secret in the history of secrets and in fact Landon could not be happier for them.

This book starts with Lindsay and Matt being blissfully happy despite them keeping everything hush hush. Lindsay is a TV reporter and her career is on the up and up and as we know Matt is in the police force. Their love for each other is obvious, they have been together for quite a while and both are totally smitten. Work seems to be coming between them though, with Lindsay’s insane hours and Matt’s shift pattern. Lindsay is extremely career minded; she wants to be the best of the best and is putting in all the hours that she can to promote herself forward. She is extremely driven and is very good at what she does, it doesn’t take long for her agent to get the “dream job” that she has always been aspiring to. 

This is where it all goes a bit crazy and Rebecca Shea literally rips your heart out, smashes it to smithereens, and stomps on it for good measure until you are a mush and feeling extremely lifeless. I must say I did read this while zonked out on cold and flu meds so was feeling extremely under the weather, but I seriously balled my eyes out, but I found this book to be extremely emotional. It really did tug at my heart strings both for Lindsay and for Matt.

Lindsay makes the decision to take this job and this means that she will be hours and hours and hours away from Matt, it is not so much how Lindsay made the decision, but how quick. She made it in a few seconds flat seemingly giving no credence to her relationship with Matt, she literally dismisses him. Matt’s heart break was extremely evident, he wears his heart on his sleeve and I cried for him. He literally was destroyed.

“Today I'm fully aware of what it feels like to be dead - not physically dead, but emotionally. Emotionally, I'm a dead man. She was everything to me - everything.”

And

“You love me? You love me so much you made what should have been the hardest decision of your life in fifteen seconds.”

Lindsay soon finds out that her dream job is not all what it is cracked up to be and is soon regretting her decisions and making some incredibly stupid mistakes. It is here I will stop, you have the bones, and I will leave you to read the meat. This story is incredibly moving, at times distressing and incredibly emotional. We continue to catch up with Landon and Reagan and they do still appear heavily and we are also treated to snippets from Jessica and Gabe, who were in book 1, Unbreakable.

This book does cover some tough topics and these we all handled brilliantly and sympathetically, I felt for Lindsay throughout and her journey of self-destruction and re-generation was certainly a roller coaster ride of emotions. Although our Lindsay always seemed to be the strong one from the outside, internally she was full of self-doubt. Both hers and Landon’s past seemingly leaving an indelible mark. But despite all the emotional, this book is smattered with humour and the snippet below had me howling with laughter and may have even had a few tears too with the belly laugh that resulted!

“Well, the skank look isn’t working for you, sweetheart. So tuck those tits back into that blouse and lay off the black eye liner. There is a difference between smoky eye and Goth. We want to attract viewers, not f**king scare them.”

All in all this was a great follow up and a great way to end this series. All three couples have been a pleasure to read about even if their stories at times have been heart-breaking!

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Promo ~ Trailer & Excerpt ~ Unforgiven (Unbreakable 3) by Rebecca Shea


Book Description:

A companion novel to "Unbreakable" & "Undone" and is the final book in the Unbreakable series -- This is Lindsay and Matt's story.

Lindsay Christianson seemingly has it all—the perfect career, the perfect boyfriend, and the best-laid plans for a perfect life—until one phone call changes everything.

With a moments notice, Lindsay must choose between her perfect life and her professional dreams. The choice momentarily seems clear when the opportunity to propel her career abruptly sends her across the country, leaving everything she loves behind in North Carolina.

Navigating a new city with a broken heart and a job where her colleagues will do anything to sabotage her success, the pressure quickly becomes too great. When old habits resurface, Lindsay finds herself chasing demons she thought were long since buried.

With pain and destruction left in her wake, will Lindsay find a way to erase the damage she’s done, or will her sins remain unforgiven?

**This book is a Contemporary Romance and contains mature subject matter. It is not intended for those under 17 years of age.**

 
Trailer:
 

Unforgiven by Rebecca Shea from Becca the Bibliophle on Vimeo.

Excerpt:

“Two days, Jack. I need two days. Give me that. Stall them.”

There is a large sigh on the other end of the phone, and what sounds like a hand hitting a table. “You have until noon on Monday.”

“Thank you, Jack.” He disconnects the phone without saying goodbye. I know he’s pissed. I catch a glimpse of Matt leaning against the doorframe of the bedroom. His head has fallen forward and he stares at the ground.

“Talk to me,” I say as I walk over and wrap my arms around him.

“What do you want me to say, Lindsay? It sounds like you have a great opportunity—and I’ll be damned if I’m going to be the person to hold you back from that.” His dark brown eyes meet mine.

 “What would you do if you were me?” I ask him.

“That’s easy. I’d choose you because I love you and you mean more to me than any job or any opportunity. But Lindsay, I won’t stop you from chasing this dream. You’ll live with your decision for the rest of your life. I never want to be a decision you regret.” He pulls away from me as he turns toward the hallway. “But promise me something, will you?” I nod at him as a lump forms in my throat. “Follow your heart. I know you better than you know yourself and I know how your brain works— listen to your heart.”

About the Author:

Rebecca Shea is the USA Today Bestselling author of Unbreakable and Undone. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her family and her beagle, Miles. From the time Rebecca could read she has had a passion for books. Rebecca spends her days working full-time and her nights writing, bringing stories to life. Born and raised in Minnesota, Rebecca moved to Arizona in 1999 to escape the bitter winters. When not working or writing, she can be found on the sidelines of her sons football games, or watching her daughter at ballet class. Rebecca is fueled by insane amounts of coffee, margaritas, Laffy Taffy (except the banana ones), and happily ever afters.

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Series Reading Order
 
Book 1: Unbreakable
 
 
Book 2: Undone
 
 
Book 2: Unbreakable
 







Book 3: Unforgiven