01 October 2014

Title: A Perfect Dilemma (A Perfect Secret #3)
Author: Zoe Dawson
Publisher: (September 22nd, 2014)
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Format: eARC
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NOTE: This is a "New Adult" novel. Due to mature content this title is recommended for ages 17+

Synopsis: The one secret she can't stand to keep is the one she can't afford to tell.

The perfect little rich girl, River Pearl Sutton has always done what her family expected of her. She’d become the perfect little beauty queen, the perfect child model and now her global success locks her into a life she never really chose.

Coming home for the summer to prepare for the Founder’s Day Festival, a celebration of her lauded ancestor, she is tasked by her father to write a speech to be delivered at the end of the party.

Returning to Hope Parish brings her back into close proximity with sweet-talking, skirt-chasing Braxton Outlaw, the boy who always seemed immune to her charms in high school. But now he looks at her with those challenging blue eyes, both intimidating and seductive at the same time. Using research of her family lineage and his as way to get close to this bad boy, they fall into a hot, torrid affair.

She stumbles across a terrible secret that could bring to ruin not only her reputation, but the reputation and standing of her family. But when her infatuation with Brax grows into something that she can’t live without, she must decide what to do. Keep the secret and lose Brax or destroy her family and lose them.

It’s an awful, heartrending perfect dilemma.

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Review: 4 Stars - A Perfect Dilemma is the third book in author Zoe Dawson’s A Perfect Secret series. The first three books have focused on one of the Outlaw, bad boy triplets and the woman who tame their hearts. Each title also has a mystery – sometimes dangerous – surrounding the characters and gives each title layer upon layer that the reader unpeels with the turn of each page.

So, I’ve been waiting to read about Braxton Outlaw and River Pearl since the first book. The angry, closed off brother of the Hope Parish Outlaws. He hates the reputation that’s been passed down for generations to anyone with the Outlaw name. He’s watched his mother and brothers treated horribly for things that happened years and years before their time and with River Pearl he just can’t give in to his feelings for her because to do that would taint her; the whole guilt by association thing.

These triplets have been entertaining to say the least! And Braxton has without a doubt lived up to everything I thought he’d be and then some. The angst from both Brax and River is a huge part of their story as is their mystery River is set on solving. And can I just say… Brax… swoon!!!

And as with each of the previous books, the mystery is a large part of the story and the thing that I loved about this one was that it was perfect because there was so much closure to the whole trilogy as well as for River and her family. It was shocking one minute and I was cheering and excited for so many people in Hope Parish the next.

The only sad thing was saying goodbye to the Outlaw triplets, their feisty women and Hope Parish. I enjoyed the first two books and this one was also a great read. If I had to choose a favorite brother, that’d be hard to do, so please don’t ask me! I will say that while each of these titles can be read as a standalone title since they do focus on separate characters… the books are about brothers who are very close to each other and a group of women who are best friends so there are bits and pieces of the story that overlap so reading them in order would be helpful. Not required but helpful.

I recommend these books to those who like a bad boy, or three; contemporary with romance, mystery and angst a plenty and three books that are easy to read and equally as easy to enjoy. All three books are out, so go get’em and enjoy!





About the Author:

Zoe Dawson is the alter ego of Karen Anders, award winning, multi-published author. Her writing journey started with poetry and branched out into fiction. With a couple of college English courses under her belt, she penned a historical, then moved onto contemporary romance fiction. Today, she is happy producing romantic suspense, romantic mystery, urban fantasy and paranormal novels. The words feed her soul and the happily ever afters feed her heart.

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Title: Love At The End Of Days (Dead Rapture Series #2)
Author: Tera Shanley
Publisher: Omnific Publishing, (October 14th, 2014)
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Check out my review for: Love in the Time of the Dead (Dead Rapture Series #1)
Synopsis: Romance and zombies collide in the riveting sequel to Love in the Time of the Dead.

Year four into the Dead outbreak that ended the world and Vanessa Summers has been so burned by love, she swears she will never trust a man again. But Sean Daniels, guard leader of Dead Run River, isn’t just any man. When past lovers return to the colony, things get complicated. Desperate to rid herself of the heartache, Vanessa signs up for a supply run that will test her mettle as a guard in training. Sean volunteers to lead her team, and his hungry looks say it’s more personal than professional.

Danger comes from all sides as they scavenge Dead infested cities, and as her attraction for Sean deepens, Vanessa finds her head and heart at war with each other. He clouds her judgment, and any misstep could spell disaster outside of the safety of colony gates.

A race back to Dead Run River could save a team mate’s life, but trouble has been brewing back home. Laney Landry, the woman who broke Sean’s heart, is in trouble, and Vanessa must decide whether to take back the Denver colony beside the man she’s falling in love with, or bow out of an attraction that terrifies her.

Weathering Dead hybrids, betrayals, battles, jealousy, and soul consuming love, Vanessa must find her place in the team she’s found. And if she can, she might just master survival at the end of days.
Excerpt

          Finn shook his head slowly. “I get where you’re coming from, man. I do. But you’re looking in the wrong place on this one. Vanessa ain’t it. She’s not good for anyone but the fighter next to her right now, and you have Adrianna to worry about.”
          Sean opened his mouth to argue, but the pulling of the gate stopped him. Vanessa ran through with the frantic pace of the hunted and didn’t stop until she came to a clearing some distance off from them. “Shut it, shut it, shut it,” she chanted as the guard pushed the gates back together again.
          Heaving breath, she made a scared noise in the back of her throat and looked around with wide, panicked eyes. Over and over she wiped the palms of her hands on her cargo pants. What could’ve frightened the woman that much?
          “Are there Deads out there?” Finn asked as he reached for his rifle.
          “N-no,” she stammered, her throat moving as she swallowed.
          “Then why the hell did you blast through those gates like the engine of a crazy-train?”
          “Sorry,” she squeaked as her frightened gaze collided with Sean’s.
          “You okay?” he asked.
          “Of course I’m okay,” she snapped.
          He held his hands up in surrender as she marched toward them.
          Angry little fists blasted onto her hips as she glared at near eye-level with Finn. “I need to talk to you. Alone, if you don’t mind.”
          “If it’s about your feminine problems, I told you before, I don’t want to hear about it. Anything else you can say in front of your commanding officer.” Finn gestured languidly to Sean.
          Even from there he could see her hands shaking as she fought to keep them on her hips. Something had spooked her and bad, though the glare she was bestowing upon him made it really hard to give in to his protective instincts. She might actually give him a fist to the face if he tried to help. Curiosity piqued, he cocked his head and stayed right at the safe distance he was.
          “Fine,” she grumbled ungraciously. “Mel posted sign-ups for a supply run.”
          “And?”
          Her hands flopped to her sides, and in a much more reasonable tone, she said, “And I want in.”
          Two beats of thick silence passed before Finn asked, “Why?”
          “I want the field experience. And it’ll help me to graduate.”
          “Okay,” he drawled. “Now, care to share the real reason?”
          “What are you talking about?”
          “You running in here like a bat out of hell kind of screams desperation, Summers. Now, every one of those recruits, except maybe Boris, will be signing up for that supply run for the same reasons you just listed, but you came flying in here like a cannon and asked me a favor. I’m not telling you yes or no until you tell me what I’m getting myself into.”
          For several tense moments she stared, a myriad of emotions playing across her face. Seething anger, resignation, fear, and anger again. Finally, she said, “Forget it,” and spun for the gate. Without a glance back she barked for the guard to open up and left.
          Before she was out of the gate though, she pulled her Glock and held it ready. The woman was a mystery. If she was so scared of Deads, why was she in guard training? And why on this tainted earth would she ever want to sign up for a supply run?



About the Author:

Born and raised in small town Texas, Tera Shanley grew up in books. Her cousin gifted her a signed copy of Beauty by Bill Wallace when she was young and that was it for her. So smitten was she with getting lost in a story, that while other eleven year olds her age were groaning at the accelerated reader program in school, she was racking up the points just for fun.

Balancing chronic book-wormyness is her devotion to the outdoors. Hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, camping - her soul is happiest out of doors. And lucky for Tera, her family feels the same. She grew up a wild child helping her grandma ranch cattle, and has a hundred memories out in the wilderness which tend to influence her books.

When she's not eating chocolate, slinging rifles, or soaking up some sun, she's lost in a book, but these days it's more often one she's writing. From historic western romance, to paranormal romance, to apocalyptic (zombie) romance, the genre doesn't matter quite as much to her as the love story.

She currently lives with her husband and two young children, and is owned by two crazy mini-cujos.

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"Waiting On" Wednesday is an event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. The purpose of this weekly event is to spotlight a soon-to-be-released book that you are very much anticipating. "Waiting On" Wednesday will also give bloggers an opportunity to share ideas for our TBR lists.


Title: Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes #1)
Author: Sara Raasch
Publisher: Balzer + Bray, 432 Pages (October 14th, 2014)
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Synopsis: A heartbroken girl. A fierce warrior. A hero in the making.

Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.

Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians’ general, Sir. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather — she would do anything to help her kingdom rise to power again.

So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter’s magic, Meira decides to go after it herself. Finally, she’s scaling towers, fighting enemy soldiers, and serving her kingdom just as she’s always dreamed she would. But the mission doesn’t go as planned, and Meira soon finds herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics – and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own.

Title: Burying Water (Burying Water #1)
Author: K.A. Tucker
Publisher: Atria, 368 Pages (October 7th, 2014)
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NOTE: This is a "New Adult" novel. Due to mature content this title is recommended for ages 17+

Synopsis: The top-selling, beloved indie author of Ten Tiny Breaths returns with a new romance about a young woman who loses her memory—and the man who knows that the only way to protect her is to stay away.

Left for dead in the fields of rural Oregon, a young woman defies all odds and survives—but she awakens with no idea who she is, or what happened to her. Refusing to answer to “Jane Doe” for another day, the woman renames herself “Water” for the tiny, hidden marking on her body—the only clue to her past. Taken in by old Ginny Fitzgerald, a crotchety but kind lady living on a nearby horse farm, Water slowly begins building a new life. But as she attempts to piece together the fleeting slivers of her memory, more questions emerge: Who is the next-door neighbor, quietly toiling under the hood of his Barracuda? Why won’t Ginny let him step foot on her property? And why does Water feel she recognizes him?

Twenty-four-year-old Jesse Welles doesn’t know how long it will be before Water gets her memory back. For her sake, Jesse hopes the answer is never. He knows that she’ll stay so much safer—and happier—that way. And that’s why, as hard as it is, he needs to keep his distance. Because getting too close could flood her with realities better left buried.

The trouble is, water always seems to find its way to the surface.

Two books this week that couldn't be more different from one another. Yet they BOTH have one thing in common. I can't wait to get my hands on them and get to reading! 

*covers are always subject to change.

 

30 September 2014

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It's time for another release day for author and my friend, Michelle!!! Here's to the book birthday to All Things Pretty, the third title in her Pretty series!!! 

So great yourself a copy of the book and "meet" Sig! Congrats to you Michelle!

All Things Pretty Title: All Things Pretty (Pretty #3)
Author: M. Leighton
Publisher: (September 30th, 2014)
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NOTE: This is a "New Adult" novel. Due to mature content this title is recommended for ages 17+


Synopsis: Pretending to be something they’re not, afraid to trust anyone completely, destined to tear each other apart– this is the story of unlikely love and unbearable consequences.

Sig Locke is a cop. He was raised by a cop and all his brothers are cops. He bleeds blue, believes in right and wrong, and sees in black and white, never in shades of gray.

But that was before he met Tommi.

Tommi, with her long legs and bright green eyes, she captured Sig’s interest from the moment he saw her. Even after he discovered who she was–the girlfriend of a drug dealer, the beauty behind a criminal–he still found her utterly irresistible. What Sig doesn’t know, however, is that she has a secret even a cop can’t uncover.

Tommi Lawrence hasn’t had an easy life, and it only got more complicated the day she met Sig. She learned long ago that she can’t trust anyone. Her gut tells her that Sig is no exception, her heart tells her that he is. But that was before she found out his real identity.

Can love be forged in a fire of lies? Or will the truth destroy them both? 

Excerpt:

Her lips are still curved when she turns her attention back to me. Something about the moment hits me like a punch to the gut. I think for a second that I could stand here and stare at her, just enjoy her smile and her happiness for hours. Days, maybe. But I can’t. We can’t. So, instead, I brush a clump of mud from the end of her nose. “Have fun?”

“I did. Thank you. This was so good for him.”

“And you.”

“And me,” she concedes.

“You can be the
real you around me anytime. I won’t tell a soul.”

“So you prefer this?”

“Oh, hell yeah! I don’t need glamorous. Or proper.”

“I’m not proper.”

“You forget that I
heard your…expressiveness that day on the side of the road. And it didn’t consist of ‘darn’ or ‘golly gee’. But I haven’t heard anything like that come out of your mouth since then.”

“Ladies aren’t supposed to talk that way, according to Lance.”

“I don’t want a lady. I want a woman. One who knows her own mind. One who wears what she’s comfortable in, one who says what she’s thinking.” I take a step closer. I can’t help myself. Her scent draws me in. Even covered in mud, she smells like sexy sunshine. “I want the woman who kisses like she’s on fire and makes me feel like I’m the only one who can put her out.”

“Sig,” she begins.

I break in to cut her off. I know her objections. And I know how much I don’t want to hear them. “I’m just being honest. I’m not even touching you.”

Her eyes are glued to mine, a damn near irresistible gravity pulling us together. “It’s not like you can anyway. I mean, we’re in public. With my little brother. What could you possibly touch?”

I reach down and smear my hand in mud. With her eyes locked on mine, I reach between us and flatten my palm on her chest, right over her heart. “This. I’d touch this.” 



About the author: 

M. Leighton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Wild Ones and The Bad Boys romance trilogies.  She is a native of Ohio, relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she lets her mind wander to romantic settings with sexy Southern guys much like the one she married and the ones you'll find in her latest books.  When her thoughts aren't roaming in that direction, she'll be riding horses, swimming in ponds and experiencing life on a ranch, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.

For more about M. Leighton, visit her website at www.MLeightonBooks.blogspot.com or follow her on Twitter @mleightonbooks.

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Happy Release Day to an AMAZING author and friend - Jennifer DeLucy! Her Light Series is being released today in a Box Set. This is one of those trilogy's that I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! If you haven't checked out these books, now's your chance to read them back to back!

Title: The Light Series Boxed Set
Author: Jennifer DeLucy
Genre: Supernatural Romance
Release Date: September 30th, 2014
Order Online: AmazonBarnes and Noble, Amazon UK

Synopsis: In the world of Seers, souls are connected over generations and countless spirits haunt the earth. Lillian Hunt isn’t prepared for life as a Sentient being, but she knows her choices are few. She can either embrace her purpose and learn to protect herself in a strange new reality or live at its mercy unprotected. As present, future and past unwind, so do the fates of everyone around her, branching farther than she could ever have imagined.

The Light Series will give you chills, reignite your fear of the dark and your faith in the power of love. Just be warned...once you've entered the world of Seers, you'll never be the same.

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About the author: 

Jennifer DeLucy is an author of paranormal fiction, most notably The Light Series Trilogy, a freelance editor and a musician who believes in combining talents to create unique and inspiring work. Born and raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Jennifer moved to the Midwest in her early twenties, honing her passions and publishing her first two novels before moving to Seattle, Washington in 2012. She continues to pursue new and exciting avenues in both the writing and music fields.

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