Saturday, June 29, 2013

BRAND NEW from Mimi Strong, USA Today Bestselling author of For You, Borrowed Billionaire, and Her Teddy Bear.

She's a sassy bookstore manager, he's a famous actor. This Notting Hill-inspired New Adult romance is outrageous, funny, and full of sex, sex, sex.

Peaches Monroe, age 22, is a plus-sized beauty who spends quiet days with books, in the small town of Beaverdale, Washington.

One Saturday afternoon, she's balancing precariously on a chair, in a bridesmaid dress, when a handsome dark-haired man comes running into the bookstore. He knocks Peaches over, she lands in his muscular arms, they lock gazes, and ...

She recognizes him.

As the sexy vampire heartthrob she watches on TV every week.

Peaches and Dalton Deangelo are completely wrong for each other. He's only in town temporarily, working on an indie movie. She should stay away before she gets burned. He should stay away, too, before he opens up and shares all his secrets.

But they're drawn to each other. Dalton claims it's because they're made from the same stardust. He says a lot of dramatic things, but it's his carbohydrate-free perfect body and sexy touch that turns Peaches to Jell-O.

Will they be able to make it as a couple? How can a hot, famous actor like Dalton Deangelo be interested in a regular girl, much less a big girl, like Peaches Monroe? What's the press going to say when they find out?

  Julie's 5 STAR Review!!
Petra (aka Peaches) met Dalton Deangelo in her bookstore, by accident really. Peaches has always been self-conscious of her body image, calling herself “pleasantly chubby”.   Dalton is a TV/Movie star working on a film in her hometown. Once Peaches lays her eyes on Dalton, she calls him her angel.  And fortunately he feels the same.

“You’re surrounded by light and goodness, and I want to bask in your arms,       be in your presence.” – Dalton

Peaches has a great attitude, and a lot of sass, and that draws him in even further.
She is used to being alone and when he asks her out, she is utterly shocked.  She feels no one could ever be serious enough to date her.  Their connection is remarkable and she starts to feel things she only dreamed about.

“Let’s just be two souls tonight.  Two souls who are made of stardust, and found their way back to each other, the way they were destined to be.” – Dalton

After bearing his secrets to her, she finds herself more drawn to him than ever.  Then, she is offered the job of a lifetime and finds herself wanting a new beginning, and possibly a life with Dalton.

Upon visiting Dalton, she learns more about him, along with some things that can affect her future.  Was Dalton playing her this whole time or can he seriously love her?

This book is one of those rare ones that will surprise you and you will be hooked.  I love the witty comments that Peaches can always seem to come up with.  Her attitude will leave you laughing.  I would rate this book 5 stars and can’t wait to read more of this story, and I can happily say, I am Team Peaches!!!

About the Author~

Q. Where did the idea for We are Made of Stardust come from?
A. My favorite romantic movie is Notting Hill, and I think any of us who've worked a retail job have fantasized about our favorite actor walking through the door! I think this story has been in my head for years. Most people would get so nervous, they wouldn't even speak to the actor, so I needed a girl who could hold her own and then some. Along came Peaches. She doesn't see herself as a fun girl, but oh boy is she fun.

Q. How long does it take you to write a novel?
A. I wish I was one of those speedy authors who can write a full-length novel in one week, but it takes me about 5 weeks to complete a first draft of something as long and involved as We are Made of Stardust. Then I still have to do research and editing. I think the second novel in the series will go faster, as I know the characters better. I'm always working hard so my readers don't have to wait long

Q. Why do you self-publish?
A. I started self-publishing in 2011 when I couldn't find a publisher for my first novel, Charlie. (Written under my YA pen name, Dalya Moon.) That's when I first discovered the amazing indie community, with book bloggers and other fun authors such as the folks who hang out in the Kboards' Writers' Cafe. From then, there was no stopping me! Stardust is book #15 for me, and I'm having a lot of fun. Oh, it's stressful at times, and there are low moments, but those times are when you find out what you're made of. I think what keeps me grounded are the great friends I've made, and giving back to the indie community.

Q. Thong or granny panties?
A. I like a little coverage, but not so much that it sticks out above the waistband of my jeans.

Q. When people find out you write erotic romance, do they treat you like a freak?
A. Yes, but the cool people treat you like the right kind of freak. People already think I'm weird that I self-publish. Actually, most random acquaintances find the topic quite dull until I mention I write “dirty billionaire stuff,” which is why I usually keep it under my hat. It's hard for me to really cut loose if I'm thinking about people reading the books.

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Paperback coming soon

Friday, June 28, 2013

So Many Reasons Why by Missy Johnson Promo Event

Twenty year old Emma hasn’t left the house since she was attacked as a child. Now, with the impending release of her attacker from prison, Emma knows it’s more important than ever for her to regain control of her life. From her unrelenting nightmares, to her strained relationships, to her crippling agoraphobia, Emma feels as though her life is spiralling out of control.

When her professor, Simon Anderson enters her life, Emma must deal with feelings she has never experienced before.

Though both she and Simon know their relationship is bordering on inappropriate, neither of them are able to ignore the intense chemistry that is quickly developing between them.

What was supposed to keep her mind off the attack has left her more confused than ever. When there are so many reasons why you shouldn’t be together, is simply being in love really enough?

This is book one in a two book series. Book two, Incredible Beauty will release July 2nd, 2013


“Claire is your ex-wife?” I asked innocently.“Yes.” He chuckled. “I’m sure you have googled her already.”“No, I'm not some crazy woman.” I lied, forcing out a laugh. Unfortunately, my voice came out way higher than I’d have liked. “Besides, why would I Google a professor’s ex-wife?” God I'm such a moron. He laughed again.“Anyway, I better go, I just wanted to say hello. And to reassure you I'm not a psycho.”“You probably think I'm the psycho now.” I moaned, shaking my head. I was going to kill Tom.“You’re not a psycho.” He chuckled. “I think it’s cute. And Emma?”“Yeah?” I squeezed my eyes shut, sure his next comment was going to be another dig.“I like that you have a crush on me.” I groaned again, as his laughter filled my ears. He thought I was cute. Cute was a monkey in a fur coat running around Ikea. I didn't want to be cute. And I was no closer to finding out about him and Claire. He chuckled again before hanging up. I saw Tom peer around the corner.“Come here you bastard!” I growled, stalking toward him.

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Blog Tour~ Sin at Sea by Emma Nichols~

When Alysin decided to surprise her boyfriend at work with dinner, the surprise was on her. Since he was going at it with his secretary on the conference table, she packed a bag and called her BFF. Jolie and Alysin had been traveling the country, working as digital nomads for ten years ever since graduation. Taking this as a sign it was time for a new move, they decided to take a cruise, regroup, and make a plan.

Then she meets Mr. Bedroom Eyes. Following her lead, they pretend to be married so that she can rid herself of the guy who started hitting on her before the boat left the dock. Though it was supposed to be a momentary arrangement, he asks her to take it one step farther. Then another and another. The cruise promises to be memorable in every way that matters. 

Along the way, Alysin learns that she won't have to fake an orgasm if she's with someone who knows what to do, that not all men suck, but the best ones suck really well, and that sometimes what starts out as something pretend, can fast become something completely real. Will the woman who lives life with no regrets, regret that she made that stupid rule about not exchanging names and contact info?

Becky N's 5 Star Review

This review may contain *Spoilers*

I easily give this book 5 stars! I don't normally give a 5 star rating unless I am so hooked on a story that I cannot put my kindle down.. This was that story!!

I thought the story line flowed flawlessly! From the beginning we learn that Alysin and Jolie have a past that has turned them into digital nomads.. They live where they want, for however long they want.. But when one of them says go, they pack up and relocate.. Starting over somewhere else.. Alysin is a force to be messed with and when her boyfriend is caught cheating she says her piece and then makes the call to relocate "Hey, I'm a class act. I don't throw punches. I don't throw fits. And I don't give second chances. I'm done. On to regrouping."-Alysin

They decide a cruise would be the perfect place to regroup. They have this saying, Never settle down and never settle. A short chain of events lands her right in the arms of Mr.BE (Mr. Bedroom Eyes). They make an agreement to spend one week as husband and wife. She's hesitant at first but goes along with it. After 7 days with the perfect stranger, she starts to rethink some of her life rules. Not ready to Completely let go of each other, they agree to meet for one more week but In Vegas this time.. She starts to analyze everything about her and Jolie's lifestyle All the while MR. BE is hiding his own demons.. I can't wait to see what happens in Vegas!!!

Emma Nichols had a way of adding all the right ingredients for a wonderful story. It was sexy but loving at the same time.. Sin at Sea became my obsession!! I would highly recommend this book!!

Here are a couple of my favorite lines from Sin at Sea:
"Panties or completely naked? Jolie asked, wondering what our dress code was. She smiled at me slyly. Jolie was dying to break in my bi-bone."

"Then I saw him. He had those classic good looks, pretty without looking feminine, a strong jaw, beautiful feel blue eyes, and rich brown hair that was thick and begged to be touched. More importantly, he didn't have a wedding ring."

" must be what viagra is made of."-Mr.BE

"Just so you know, I'm strictly a taco girl. I have tried sausage, but its not for me."-Jolie

"So you broke your rules?" Jolie asked with an approving smile. "Not yet." I said. "I will in Vegas. That's the kind of town where rules are meant to be broken."-Alysin

"I'll be his Vixen in Vegas."-Alysin 

Fun and Flirty Questions for Emma
Flirting Questions
Which actor or book character do you have a crush on?
Whew…I can only pick one?  The Rock, Dwayne Johnson. 
What’s your favorite body part of the opposite sex?
The chest.  I like a nice chest to rest my head on.
What does love feel like?
Scariest most incredible feeling ever.  Love is being naked and vulnerable all the time.
When was your last kiss?
I get kissed pretty much daily.  The last one that really affected me that would be harder to pin down.
What’s an absolute no-no in a relationship?
Cheating.  That’s a deal breaker.
What’s your idea of a perfect date?
I love new twists on old cliché moments.  I love candlelight dinners.  I love picnics.  Put the two together…bliss.
If you could take a romantic trip, where would it be?
Someplace warm and sandy.
Do you believe in love at first sight?
Nope.  I believe in lust at first sight.

Flirting Quickies:

Boxers or Briefs?   Boxer briefs

Facial hair or clean shaven?  Goatee
Alpha or Beta?  Alpha

Planner or Panster? Planner

White wine or red? White

Coffee or tea? Tea

Vanilla or chocolate? Chocolate

Sweet or salty? Sweet

Sleep in or get up early? early

Laptop or desktop?
Beach or mountains?
Winter or summer?
Cat or dog?  Cat
Twilight or Fifty Shades? Fifty Shades
Spotlight or In the Shadows?  Shadows
City or Country? Country
Clubbing or candlelight dinner? Candlelight
Backpacking or luxury hotel? Luxury hotel
Morning or night person? Both, it’s the middle of the day I suck at

Christmas or Halloween?
Optimist or pessimist?

Emma Nichols Author Bio

What made her decide to be an erotica author?


How else was she going to parlay her two favorite past times into a career?

Emma is single and loving it. Like her first character, Alysin, Sin for short, she doesn't believe in settling or in settling down. She loves to indulge in her passions whenever the mood strikes and enjoys keeping all of life's cliche moments spicy.

Known for her sense of humor, Emma surrounds herself with friends whose antics often become the source of book fodder. Her ideal situation would be to explore the Caribbean while writing. She pursues that dream daily.

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Monday, June 24, 2013

~Cover Reveal~ Tempest Torn Nicole Andrews Moore

A night of passion.  A raging fire.  A home destroyed.
The sun returned and Joey and Marti felt they had turned a corner in their relationship. Only when they turned that corner, they ran right into the insurance adjustor, Finn. She wasn't just any woman, though. She was the one woman Joey always believed he’d spend the rest of his life with, but they couldn’t make it work. Soon it was obvious that she didn’t just want to adjust the value of the house, but remind Joey of the value of their relationship, and adjust his attitude about the future.
Suddenly, Joey struggles to choose between two women…one who has never and would never hurt him and one that his heart can’t let go despite the hurt.  He’s not the only one with a choice to make.  Never again will Marti allow anyone to make her question her own worth. 
A tempest brewed.   A man is torn.  A woman refuses to wait.

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Author Bio:

Nicki has lived in Charlotte, North Carolina with her children for the past eleven years and her husband for the past three. Her journey has barely begun and she has loved every minute of it. Every day of her life seems to bring new adventures, some bigger, better, shinier and prettier than others. She's still getting used to that new life smell she's experiencing, a combination of hope, love, and happiness. (The perfect scents to build a new life on...)

For fun, she spends time with those she cares about, cooks, reads, writes, and especially lives to travel. The current travel goal: visit every Margaritaville. Three down! (Eleven to go?)

In May, Nicki started the blog Stories and Swag to promote authors. Her writing can also be found on Shine, where she is a Shine Parenting Guru and an award winning Yahoo! Contributor on YourWisdom as the relationship and dating expert. In addition, she has been published by McClatchy News in their syndicated papers.

Her books can be found on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Apple, and Smashwords in ebook, paperback, and even some audiobooks.

In no particular order: wife, mommy, novelist, blogger, life coach, traveler, adventurer, foodie, and friend.

Everything you need to know about me can be found here:

Friday, June 21, 2013

TBBK presents- Reflect Me by K.B. Webb

If you're looking for a story about a sweet, innocent virgin who rides off into the sunset with a reformed bad boy, then you're looking in the wrong place.
Some people don't get a happily ever after. Molly Scott is one of those people, and she knows it. With the kind of past that she has, and the secrets that she holds, she knows that even if she found Prince Charming, he wouldn't want her. She refuses to dwell on her less than ideal situation though. This is her life, no point in complaining.
Logan Reed had his life planned out, until all his dreams came crashing down around him. Now, hes come back to the town he swore he would never see again to start fresh. He has no plans of ever settling down again, that's how he ended up back here in the first place.
When Molly and Logan meet, they are forced to rethink the lives they thought they knew and the futures they were so sure they wanted. Suddenly, Molly wonders if there is a better life outside of the hell she has built for herself and Logan begins to rethink his resistance towards settling down again.
They say love conquers all, but Molly and Logan are about to find out that sometimes love just isn't enough.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Cover Reveal~ Bayli Lane's Becoming More

Title: Becoming More
Author: Bayli Lane
Cover Designer: Angie Fields
Photographer: Michael Drohomyretsky
Expected Release Date: End of July!

Book Blurb:

At first it was all freedom, fun, and games for Lilly Fairfield. Being a freshman in college was supposed to create some of the best memories of her life, especially with her best friend, Lauren, and longtime boyfriend, Sander, by her side.

But the excitement begins to slip away when the people closest to her start to change. They begin moving in a direction Lilly doesn’t want to go, forcing Lilly to be faced with a decision. Should she fight for her relationships with both Sander and Lauren or move on to something different? Something unknown. Someone like…

Colton Davenport. Colton isn’t Lilly’s typical type. He's shockingly sexy with his colorful tattoos, shiny silver lip ring, and ear gauges. His smile alone leaves her breathless. Then again, she hasn’t had a specific type other than Sander. When she meets Colton she feels an automatic attraction that stuns her into utter stillness. She can’t look away, doesn’t want to look away.

Lilly must decide between a life with Sander, a life she always thought she wanted, and an unknown path with Colton.

Will Lilly make the right choices for her future, Becoming More?

About the Author:
Bayli Lane didn’t realize how much she loved creating a world from nothing until college. She went to Marian University where she majored in Communications but in her spare time wrote and read. Her love for reading is what really brought out her desire to create her own novel. After starting loads of stories and not finishing them, she finally decided it was time to put her passion to work. Becoming More is her first novel but certainly not her last. Bayli lives with her husband, Tim, in Indiana where she is probably sitting with a large cup of coffee and her computer working on her next book.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Cover Reveal from Australia~ Angel of Mine by Jessica Louise

Release date: 8/22/13


If you had the ability to heal with just one touch, the ability to take other’s pain by making it your own, would you do it?The gratifying feeling she gets from helping others intoxicates Ally. The glowing feeling within constantly simmers, incessant on bursting free. Ally was born to do this, but how much more abuse can her body take?Theo finds himself getting close to the girl that continues to inflict pain on herself. When he discovers her secret, his overwhelming concern drives him to do everything in his power to prevent Ally from getting hurt, no matter how good her intentions are. Theo also has secrets and will take any measure to keep them hidden from the girl he is falling in love with. He knows better than to let her get too close. She can never find out the information he conceals because she cannot help him anyway.Devastating circumstances, helpless love…where there's a will, is there really a way?

Excerpt  1
Like every other day this week, I sit in the shadows of the oak trees, drinking up the site of ‘Mr. Hottie’ kicking around the footy. He is the same guy I lost my sanity over the first day I came to this beautiful park. Even though he is here every day, he doesn’t notice me. Each day I get a little more confident, inching closer toward where the shadows end and the sun bathes the open fields. I haven’t quite made it into the light yet though.

His muscles flex as he runs and the glistening sweat on his skin lures me in. My body moves of its own accord, slanting in his direction. I imagine his smell, all manly and salty from the sweat, and daydream of licking the trails of it down his body with my tongue. I breathe in deeply, but I am not near enough; all I smell is the freshly cut grass of the fields.

I find myself standing up, and as I step out into the light, it jars me out of my trance. It’s too late to turn back and hide as my shadow crosses his line of vision and I find myself rooted to the spot. I am so close I could reach out and touch him.

My heart rate spikes as he turns around. It feels like my tongue is thick and swelling, filling my whole mouth. I know I should stop staring and look away, but I can’t. He is gorgeous.

My eyes lock with his. They are stunning, green and sparkling like wet grass after a rain shower with the sun gleaming off it. He holds my gaze and it is as though he is looking right into my soul. His jaw drops in disbelief and I feel panic bubble up inside me. Does he somehow know my secret? No, impossible. I break the connection and shake away the thought.

My mouth is hanging open in disbelief. I have just turned around to find the most stunning woman I have ever seen. Is she real? Stepping closer, I can’t help but blurt, "You are the most exquisite angel I have ever seen." I am completely awestruck by her beauty. Chocolate coloured locks flow around her face. Thick dark lashes frame her eyes, which are the deepest blue I have ever seen and when she smiles they are utterly dazzling. Her lips are full and she is biting on the bottom one, sucking it in to her mouth and it is driving me just a tad crazy. She looks ethereal. There’s a mysterious electricity crackling in the air between us. My breath stills as I wait for her reply and continue to take her in.

She flushes a light shade of pink then softly replies, “Thank you. My name is Ally." Her majestic voice floors me. She sounds like an angel. A faint vanilla fragrance fills my nose and I feel a little dizzy. Maybe I over did the whole exercise thing today?

Have I died and gone to heaven without even knowing it happened? Did something just transpire back there on that field? I start to turn around to see if I have left my body behind, when my brother, Alex swiftly throws the football at my head and knocks some sense into me in the process.

What the f**k was that? I just turned into a bloody puddle of mush. I know after what I have been through I am more emotional than most guys but come on, that was messed up.

I risk glancing back up at her. S**t, I’m screwed. This chick has some kind of strange hold on me. Just standing there like an idiot proves to be about the only thing I can do.

“Hey! I’m Alex, and this smooth talker here is my brother, Theo.” Alex winks, and then extends his hand out, offering to shake hers. He has a way of putting any situation back at ease. She looks dubiously at his outstretched hand, decides to ignore it and shyly answers, “Hi I’m Ally. I’m sorry to get in the way of your football game. I was just leaving.” She looks past us into the distance and finishes by saying, “Enjoy the rest of your game.” Then she steps around me and hurries off.

I spin around, gaping after her as she walks away. She stops at a young boy crying by the play structure. I didn’t notice him at first as all my attention stayed focused solely on her. Crouching down, she places her hand on his knee and relays what I can only assume are soothing words because his tears dry up. I wonder where the boy’s mother is.

Jogging over to give Ally some assistance, I spot blood dripping from a deep cut on her knee. “Oh my gosh, your knee’s bleeding. Are you ok?”
She seems startled by my presence. The young boy is looking back and forth between the two of us, his mouth wide open. Ally seems to have the same effect on him that she did on me; maybe he thinks she is an angel too

Excerpt 2.
My eyes rest on Ally again and I pass her a menu. “Are you a coffee or tea kind of girl?” She peruses the menu while chewing on her bottom lip. I fixate on the motion, thinking I would like to drink her instead.

“A sweet tooth kind of girl. A hot chocolate with marshmallows and cake kind of girl.” My mind constantly conjures more sinister thoughts around this ravishing beauty and before I can stop myself, the words just seem to fall out of my mouth. “I can be really sweet.” Then I wink. I actually f**king wink. Why does she inspire such corny thoughts to escape my brain and leave via my big stupid mouth?

“I’ll just go place our order; be right back.” I dash off towards the counter before I can see her reaction to my verbal diarrhea. In the queue, I give myself a pep talk. Be smooth Theo; be smooth. By the time I place our order, I feel as if I have my act together and head back to the table.

When I return, Ally places her hands on top of mine on the table and relieves the tension in the air by getting rid of the elephant in the room. “That was really SWEET of you to take care of our orders.” She emphasizes the word ‘sweet’ and winks back at me. Wow, that was seriously hot!

I feel instantly relieved that she isn’t offended and a little turned by her cheeky retort. I grin and shrug my shoulders as if to say ‘hey, can you blame me? You are smoking hot and I’m unable to think clearly when you’re around.’

Author Bio:
Jessica Louise is a hopeless romantic and the epitome of a girly girl.
She thinks pink is the new black and that hair crimpers never went out of fashion.
In her spare time she enjoys the simple things in life like the smell of the air before the rain or a swim at the beach on a hot summer’s day.
She is an avid reader and an aspiring writer, who believes whole heartedly in the old English proverb; the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.