Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Birthday Presents ~ Happy Birthday RL Griffin & Giveaway



We were trying to think of something different that we could do for an author on their birthday...so for every author that we have reviewed, when their birthday pops up on our calendar we will do a little feature, highlighting their books and our reviews. It's our birthday present to them. First up is the author RL Griffin who is celebrating her birthday today, so without further ado...

Donna first stumbled across RL Griffin while trawling Amazon for something to read, a little known book had just been released called By A Thread, she downloaded it and the rest is history. Now, six books and one novella later Donna is still addicted to the books that RL Griffin puts out. From the writing style to the characters and now the diversity, this author certainly knows how to deliver, whether it be romantic suspense, dark contemporary and now romantic comedy, is there anything she cannot write?

Giveaway:

All you have to do is say Happy Birthday to RL Griffin, just post a comment on her wall and say Happy Birthday from The Romance Cover - 5 winners will be chosen and you can pick an RL Griffin Amazon Kindle Copy of your choice - you can always comment on our Facebook post to say that you have done it.

By A Thread Series ~ Romantic Suspense

By A Thread ~ Book 1

Book Description:

Stella's future was set, and it was a bright one. She was engaged to a man she adored, and was headed to law school in the fall. Tragically, her perfectly planned future ends just as it was beginning.

With no ties to family or friends, Stella finds herself alone in a new city, spiraling out of control. Her typical day comes to a close with her passed out on the floor; sometimes clothed.

Luckily, her new roommate, essentially a stranger, is dead set on getting Stella past her grief and back to functioning within society. Putting one foot in front of the other, she climbs up from the bottom of a bottle. Even with all her progress, Stella walks through life unfeeling, numb. Defiant, she sends out warning signals for the world to keep away. But, is that what she really wants?

With the steadfast help of a few tight knit friends, she gradually begins to feel again. She starts to savor the flavor of food again; lets herself notice how the handsome bartender glances at her. Still, after allowing herself a fling, she wonders if she will ever be able to let go of her shattered past, fully enjoy the present, or get over what she thought would be her perfect future and with the man who destroyed her heart.


Our ReviewBy A Thread Review

Buy Links:

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1FIahGg
Amazon US:  http://amzn.to/1FcKaEi

Tension ~ Book 2

Book Description:

The Stella who emerges from the rubble of the bombing in Montana is a woman full of conflict. She knows she should be grateful that she lived when others didn't, but after waking in the hospital as a celebrity, complete with a new moniker, she's bitter and distrustful, questioning everything in her life. She's unsure of her friends, her new boyfriend, and her job. In addition, a face from the past reappears and threatens to take the one good thing in her life.

Stella attempts to deal with the new scrutiny of her life with her usual sense of humor, but she's filled with a new emotion that she tries desperately to hide: HATE. Her recovery is hastened by her determination to find the man who turned her into a walking scar. She's going to kill him; she needs to kill him.

Stella isn't alone. She has her close friends and her dog, Cooper. Will their support be enough to help Stella accomplish her plan, or will this endeavor be her undoing?

This book is intended for mature audiences due to strong language and sexual content.

Our ReviewTension Review

Buy Links:

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1cfBo01
Amazon US:  http://amzn.to/1SzJ66s

Seamless ~ Book 3
Book Description:

Professional, successful, survivor Stella has mastered the art of appearances and conquering what life throws at her. Time after time, she chooses to fight even though she's consistently poised to break. It's that fight to get her life back, to make things right, to survive that defines who she is. She's been loved, left, lost, blown up, shot, and exploited. Physically, she's almost completely put back together. Mentally, Stella's one step from a vindictive retaliation that may or may not be her best choice.

In Seamless, Stella has no choice but to step into the ring with someone who she once loved. It's a dirty fight that will take all she has. Will she do what it takes to win? Will she make it out alive?

You'll cheer her on until you realize all is not what it seems. Appearances can be deceiving.

Our ReviewSeamless Review

Buy Links:

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1LBBMlw
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1FcM0VM

Book 3.5 Mending (Novella)

Mending: A short story that covers what happens from the jaw dropping ending of Seamless to the Epilogue.
Buy Links:

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1KwFH67
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1duhoIK

Heart In Wire ~ Book 4

Book Description:

A by a Thread Companion Novel


This book has spoilers in it if you haven't read the By A Thread series yet, you may not want to read the synopsis. This is a companion book to that series and I highly suggest reading it first.

Have you ever been involved in an epic love story where you wound up alone? Have you devoted yourself so completely to someone that you lost yourself in their abyss?

Patrick Greer spent the past five years revolving around El. He fought like hell to not feel the emotions for her that were hidden deep in his gut, until he couldn't anymore. He was so sure of them, of her, of what they were to each other, until he wasn't.

Patrick couldn't even imagine the things he'd done for her, with her and to her. El broke him.

He was a liar, a friend, a lover, a fixer, a runner and a killer.

Now he had to figure out who he was without her.

*There are adult situations, tons of cussing and you may enjoy this book with an adult beverage.

Our ReviewHeart In Wire Review

Buy Links:

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1cXshBT
Amazon US:  http://amzn.to/1Q7Yy5T


Razorblade Kisses ~ Dark Contemporary

Book Description:

Her name is Emery Shaw...Emily Sanders...Emma Simpson...Ericka Smith.
Her family was well off, she ran.

They looked for her, she hid.
They found her, she ran again.
Tragedy strikes, she gets even.

The fact is, she doesn’t know who she is, she tried to run, to hide and make a life for herself, but that backfired. No one knows her except her best friend Rachel, if that’s even an adequate word for what they are to each other. Rachel helps her build a life for herself below the radar, which is fine until the unthinkable happens knocking Em out of her unfeeling cocoon. When her house of cards comes tumbling down she runs again, until the one person who can change her mind finds her.

Due to adult situations, language and possible scenarios that may be difficult for some readers to handle, take a breath before you start this one. It’s gritty and not pretty. Nothing is pretty here. Whiskey is a good thing.

Our ReviewRazorblade Kisses Review

Buy Links:

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1FJDw9z
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1J1EH84


Sunshine & Whiskey ~ Romantic Comedy

Book Description:

Sometimes the best things in life come from the unexpected. So if you lower your expectations, then you’ll never be disappointed. Sound cheesy? It is, but it's also true. Clich├ęs come from a grain of truth…like a man with a Porsche is compensating for something, or once a cheater always a cheater—you get the idea. Sorry, I digress. I'm supposed to be telling you what this book is about.

I'm Megan Walker, a lawyer at one of the hottest boutique law firms in Atlanta. I'm on the fast track to making partner and have my entire life planned out...or I did.
We all know how that goes, right? Best laid plans and all that.
Life just threw me a couple curveballs, so I've set out to take things into my own hands. By throwing caution to the wind and getting out of my A-type personality bubble, I'm learning more about myself than I have in my twenty-seven years.
Sound like a chick flick, doesn't it?
It’s not.

Our ReviewSunshine & Whiskey Review


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