Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Release Day Blitz: Grin and Beard It by Penny Reid

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Grin and Beard It

by Penny Reid


Winston Brothers #2
Publication Date: May 31, 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romantic Comedy


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Sienna Diaz is everyone’s favorite “fat” funny lady. The movie studio executives can’t explain it, but her films are out-grossing all the fit and trim headliners and Hollywood’s most beautiful elite. The simple truth is, everyone loves plus-sized Sienna.
But she has a problem, she can’t read maps and her sense of direction is almost as bad as her comedic timing is stellar. Therefore, when Sienna’s latest starring role takes her to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park she finds herself continually lost while trying to navigate the backroads of Green Valley, Tennessee. Much to her consternation, Sienna’s most frequent savior is a ridiculously handsome, charming, and cheeky Park Ranger by the name of Jethro Winston.

Sienna is accustomed to high levels of man-handsome, so it’s not Jethro’s chiseled features or his perfect physique that make Sienna stutter. It’s his southern charm. And gentlemanly manners. And habit of looking at her too long and too often.

Sienna has successfully navigated the labyrinth of Hollywood heartthrobs. But can she traverse the tenuous trails of Tennessee without losing her head? Or worse, her heart?

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About Penny Reid

Penny Reid is the USA Today Best Selling Author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City series. When she's not immersed in penning smart romances, Penny works in the biotech industry as a researcher. She's also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.








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Cover Reveal: Stolas Randi by Cooley Wilson


Stolas Randi Cooley Wilson

(Dark Soul Series, #1)
Publication date: Fall 2016
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal
An ancient legend draws them together. His dark soul will tear them apart.
Sometimes, the only fairy tales that exist…are the dark ones.
For the past two years, Hope Annandale has fought to hold onto her sanity. Plagued by voices and visions, she struggles to understand what’s real, and what’s an illusion. As the lines between reality and hallucination blur, Hope discovers things that shouldn’t be real, exist.
When Hope’s world falls apart, figuring out the secrets of her past becomes a matter of life and death. And the only one who can save her is the dangerously attractive demon prince, who is bound by an ancient legacy to betray her.
The fate Stone has fought to escape is here. With destiny on one side, and desire on the other, Stone must protect Hope from the one thing he can’t hide from…his birthright.
What if the one person you were meant to be with could never be yours?







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Randi Cooley Wilson is an author of paranormal, urban fantasy and contemporary romance books. Randi makes stuff up, devours romance books, drinks lots of coffee, prefers champagne, and has a slight addiction to bracelets. She currently resides in Massachusetts with her daughter and husband. For more information visit: http://randicooleywilson.com
Photo Credit: Gretje Ferguson Photography






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Monday, May 30, 2016

Cover Reveal: Under A Million Stars by Rita Branches

Under A Million Stars
Rita Branches

Publication date: August 8th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Can a beating heart bleed from the shattered pieces?
Her heart cracked when her best friend walked away; it completely shattered when she lost her family in a tragic accident.
Now orphaned at seventeen, Charlotte Peterson is forced to live with her former best friend, Jacob Parker. Charlie, a talented pianist, desperately wants their loving friendship back, but something is holding Jake back. The more she spirals into the darkness of depression, the more she needs him.
Jacob vowed to stay away from her—no matter how much he still loved her. Armed with secrets that would have destroyed both of their families, he chose to end their friendship and walk away, which nearly killed him. As he watches the girl he once knew begin to fade away, however, he realizes that their relationship is more important than the truth he’s hiding.
Now it’s up to Jacob to put the pieces of Charlie’s broken heart back together—even if it means revealing the secrets he so desperately wants to protect her from.
Will Jacob find a way to bring back the carefree, talented girl he once knew, or is it too late for both of them?









Author Bio:
Rita Branches is an independent YA (young adult) author who enjoys spending every free moment (when she´s not reading) writing emotional stories. Visit: http://ritabranches.wordpress.com/











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Friday, May 27, 2016

Cover Reveal: #Kissing by Ellie Brixton



#Kissing
Ellie Brixton

Publication date: June 14th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
I was always the good girl.

Then when the pressure became too much, I took off and found me a bad boy.

Niko. The hot, British rock star and frontman of the Halos.
He took my angel wings and gave me a lot of things, well, everything but the Big O.
And fidelity.
So with my #fail in hand, I did the worst thing imaginable.

I went home. The insta-nagging, criticism, and impossible expectations reminded me why my life #sucked—the reason I left in the first place.

Well, everything was the same except for JQ, my high school crush. With a snug T-shirt and jeans that fit in all of the right places, it looks like he became man and maybe it was time for me to become a woman.
#Kissing is a sexy, rock star romance for new adult, college, and contemporary romance readers who enjoy love stories with an HEA.





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Ellie Brixton is a unicorn by day and an author by night. She's a firm believer in eating dessert first and fancies herself a cookie connoisseur. Although she runs five miles every day, she wishes for a 1959 Cadillac convertible, in pink of course. This is her first novel.










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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Review: All the Feels by Danika Stone


All the Feels


Author: Danika Stone
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Pages: Paperback, 336 pages
Genre: YA
Release Date: June 7th 2016



Summary:

College freshman Liv is more than just a fangirl: The Starveil movies are her life… So, when her favorite character, Captain Matt Spartan, is killed off at the end of the last movie, Liv Just. Can’t. Deal.

Tired of sitting in her room sobbing, Liv decides to launch an online campaign to bring her beloved hero back to life. With the help of her best friend, Xander, actor and steampunk cosplayer extraordinaire, she creates #SpartanSurvived, a campaign to ignite the fandom. But as her online life succeeds beyond her wildest dreams, Liv is forced to balance that with the pressures of school, her mother’s disapproval, and her (mostly nonexistent and entirely traumatic) romantic life. A trip to DragonCon with Xander might be exactly what she needs to figure out what she really wants.




Review:

I am quite saddened that I didn't like this more. Because I loved the storyline
I loved the whole fandom scene- I really like the idea behind this.
BUT- and yes there is a big but- I didn't really like the writing style.

In fact in the beginning I couldn't put my finger onto why I was dragging my feet when it came to reading All the Feels... I ended up setting it aside about a quarter in and reading a different book, when I went back to it, I realised that while I don't think it's horrid or anything I just didn't enjoy the way this was written much.
I found the third person POV made it hard for me to connect to the characters. While I did kinda like Liv and I did love Xander, I found it hard to overlook their flaws. Liv is at times overly melodramatic and Xander seemed way too cliche, even if he is quirky and cute. It feel too constructed. Again, I think it's connected to the way it was written.

I found myself laughing at their banter, loved the shenanigans of the fandom and even loved Livs and Xanders connection- even if the romance was awkward at times and some of the side cast was super uber-typical YA. Oh I really didn't like Livs attitude towards Arden. She is pretty and she got the boy you want, doesn't make her horrid, in fact Arden always seemed to try to be nice to Liv... It was annoying
The dramas between Liv and her mother - were justified but in my opinion superfluous, it distracted from the story.

Stones humor had me laugh out loud on many occasions. And while I kinda grew out of the fandom thing in my teens, I totally could relate to that part of the book.

Yet, I think if you like this scene it's a book you need to read.
As I said, I totally adore the storyline, I love all the fandom bits and Stone got that just right.
I think it's a book for all geeks and nerds out there!


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ARC was provided by Publishers through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review







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