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Cover Reveal: Fading Out by Trisha Wolfe

Published February 11, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

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Fading Out (Living Heartwood, #3) by Trisha Wolfe

BOOK SUMMERY:

Love means fading out so another shines

brighter.

Right clothes. Right school. Right fiancé. As a Wyndemere, Arian’s expected to abide by the rules. The most important: be perfect. But Arian’s seemingly flawless life is far from it. An embarrassing expulsion from her parents’ alma mater spirals an already unhealthy obsession out of control, exposing a dark truth. Faced with having to attend a small private college after a stint in rehab, Arian’s just ready to coast under the radar and repair some of the wreckage, but her father’s looming control is like a vise choking off her air supply. When a run-in with Braxton’s beloved star quarterback, Ryder Nash, puts Arian squarely in the crosshairs of his devoted teammates, the last of her controlled, orderly world unhinges. As the pranks and paybacks escalate, Arian and Ryder’s rivalry takes a passionate turn. And once Arian glimpses beneath the all-star-athlete exterior Ryder projects, she realizes he’s far more than just a jock. As their relationship intensifies, outside forces feel the threat. Outrunning their pasts doesn’t mean history won’t repeat itself, but Ryder can’t let that happen. He’s just one Championship game away from breaking the mold. Only one moment, one choice, might change everything.

Told from both Arian’s and Ryder’s POV. New Adult Contemporary Romance intended for readers 17 years of age and

older.

Available 2/18/15

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 ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

The Author…

From an early age, Trisha Wolfe dreamed up fantasy

worlds and characters and was accused of talking to herself. Today, she lives in South Carolina

with her family and writes full time, using her fantasy worlds as an excuse to continue talking to

herself.

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Book Review: Raindrops on Roses by Millenia Black

Published February 10, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

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This is my stop during the blog tour for Raindrops on Roses by Millenia Black. This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 9 till 22 February, you can view the complete tour schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours: http://lolasblogtours.net/blog-tour-raindrops-on-roses-by-millenia-black/

Raindrops on RosesRaindrops on Roses (Favorite Things Trilogy #1)
by Millenia Black

Genre: Contemporary Romance/ Women’s Fiction
Age category: Adult
Release Date: November 18, 2014

Blurb:
What happens when the man you love falls in love with someone else?

Mayfair Island, Florida. Grief-stricken after the sudden loss of her beloved grandmother, an enduring but reclusive Hollywood icon, young Priscilla Bauer finds herself adrift and looking to find solace in the arms of her vast inheritance, when she meets the kind and considerate corporate brand designer, Michael Frost—a drop dead gorgeous beacon of light in her all too dark night.

Falling hard and falling fast, Priscilla has no idea she’s stepped into dangerous territory…Because someone else has already branded Michael Frost her very own—and she has no intention of ever letting him go.

Passions are high, but bitter vengeance gets even higher!

With Raindrops on Roses, the captivating Favorite Things Novella Trilogy—takes flight!

My Thoughts:

Raindrops on Roses was an engaging, fast-paced read that I had trouble putting down. There are so many twists in turns; you do not know what is going to come next. Being that this book has fewer than 200 pages, it is easy to snuggle up on the couch with book and plow through it in one or two sittings.

One thing that I could not get past in the plot was that Michael cheated on his girlfriend of 10 years with Pricilla. That is one major thing that I do not like in books and I try to avoid. Somehow this one slipped through my radar, but I’m not upset it did!

I can’t wait to read the second book, especially because this book ends in such a cliff hanger!

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About the Author:
No one does family and relationship drama quite like bestselling author Millenia Black! Heralded as a double life and relationship expert, she’s been a featured guest on radio shows across the country, discussing the 7 Smoke Signals Your Man is Living a Double Life.

A celebrated alumnus of Keiser University, Millenia lives in the State of Florida where she’s currently hard at work on BLUE SATIN SASHES, book two of the highly acclaimed Favorite Things Trilogy!

Currently unmarried, she’s never dated anyone living a double life…

She thinks.

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Mad Mondays: Greta and the Goblin King by Chloe Jacobs

Published February 9, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

Greta and the Goblin King (Mylena Chronicles, #1)

Title- Greta and the Goblin King

Author– Chloe Jacobs

Publisher- Entangled: Teen

Amazon–   http://goo.gl/1LMKnR

BOOK SUMMERY:

While trying to save her brother from a witch’s fire four years ago, Greta was thrown in herself, falling through a portal to Mylena, a dangerous world where humans are the enemy and every ogre, ghoul, and goblin has a dark side that comes out with the eclipse.

To survive, Greta has hidden her humanity and taken the job of bounty hunter—and she’s good at what she does. So good, she’s caught the attention of Mylena’s young goblin king, the darkly enticing Isaac, who invades her dreams and undermines her will to escape.

But Greta’s not the only one looking to get out of Mylena. An ancient evil knows she’s the key to opening the portal, and with the next eclipse mere days away, every bloodthirsty creature in the realm is after her—including Isaac. If Greta fails, she and the lost boys of Mylena will die. If she succeeds, no world will be safe from what follows her back..

MY THOUGHTS:

“You’re deluding yourself if you think you can know who I am or what I want from spying on me in my dreams. Therein lies a realm of fantasy, and while it’s an interesting place to visit every once in a while, we both have to live in the real world, don’t we?”

My second grade class has been working on their fairy tale unit in Language Arts where they have been writing their own twists on the fairy tale of their choice. So, I way beyond excited to receive an ARC of Greta and the Glass Kingdom, the only problem was I didn’t read Greta and the Goblin King yet. Luckily, I already had a copy of the book in my Seven- Out- Of- This World box set from Entangled Publishing. After finishing this book, my first thought was, Why in the world did it take me so long to read this story?!?!?!

Greta saves her brother by pushing him out of the way of a witch’s fire in a gingerbread house (sound familiar?), but in the process, Greta falls into the fire and ends up falling into the dimension of Mylena, full of goblins, gnomes and other mythical creatures. I think this was a grand idea for a paranormal story and so different from the normal vampire and werewolf stories. We never really see a story where the main character, other than the human, to be a fairy or a goblin for that matter.

Ms. Jacob’s does a great job illustrating this new world. I could really imagine and see all the different settings and creatures, she described in vivid colorful images. She even makes the story interesting by adding and element where an eclipse changes the creatures in Mylena to their most vicious forms, and how a creature can stay in that form and become labeled as “Lost”.

Greta’s relationship with Isaac, the Goblin King was quite interesting, he would peruse her, and she would reject him time and time again. I also liked that Goblin’s in this story were portrayed in this story differently than I have seen in the past. Instead of the mean, vicious animals they are often written as, in this story they had quite the charm, especially Isaac.

Mad Mondays- Too Many Reasons by Kristen Strassel

Published February 9, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

TOO MANY REASONS (A Spotlight Series Novel) by Kristen Strassel is here! Check out the excerpt and giveaway below!

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Title– Too Many Reasons

Author– Kristen Strassel

Publisher– Smashwords

Release Date– February 9, 2015

Amazon–   http://goo.gl/i1yPme

Book Summery:

Abby Gauthier is close to getting everything she’s worked so hard for. The band she manages, Sinister Riot, has been offered a major record contract. But it comes with a catch: the band must add Eli Jamison, winner of the talent show The Spotlight, to the lineup.

“You’ve been my favorite part of this city.”


Devon Sinclair is the singer of Sinister Riot, and he’s Abby’s best friend. She’s in love with him, but fears she’ll lose him if she makes the first move. Devon knows adding Eli to the band is a mistake, and he’s right. Eli’s interested in more than just making an album. He wants to take control of the band, and he wants to get to know Abby better. A lot better. When tensions between Devon and Eli threaten to destroy Sinister Riot, Abby must act on her true feelings or lose everything she’s ever wanted.

“I may not have been your first, but I’m going to make damn sure I’m your last.”

My Thoughts:

I tend to stay clear from Rock star novels, since it hits way too close to home and brings back hurtful memories. Then again, I can never pass up reading a Kristen Strassel novel. This book made me feel many different emotions and I loved every minute of it!

This was such a great easy read, I started reading and couldn’t believe it was already time to put in down for the night. If I could have stayed up all night reading, I would have. I needed to know what happened next, and Ms. Strassel defiantly kept me on my edge of my seat. I did not see some things coming in this book, or some of the confessions.

Character wise I loved Abby, I could relate to her so much, from wanting to work in the music industry to being in love with a musician who is my best friend. Then there was Devon, I went through so many emotions with him, I hated him then I liked him. Eli was one character I had very mixed emotions about, loved him and hated him and then liked him again. I do not agree with many things he did in the story, but I think he redeemed himself a little.

Even though this is the second book in the Spotlight Series, it can be read as a standalone. I have not read, Secondhand Heart, but I did read Trouble with Bree, and there is a situation that happens in the book this book that involves characters in the first two. Again, it does not affect reading Too Many Reasons if you haven’t read the other two.

I cannot wait to read another book by Kristen Strassel!!!

Book Excerpt:

“What the hell are you doing here? You scared the shit out of me.” He had a key, so it wasn’t like he didn’t have a permanent invite. But tonight? Come on.

“I wanted to make sure you got home safe.” He laid on the futon, one leg thrown over the back cushion. It didn’t appear that he was actually doing anything, but waiting for me. The cat was curled up on his stomach. Thank God Mallory still hadn’t come back. Or maybe not. She would have sent his ass packing.

“You could have just texted.” I took off my jacket and tossed it at him. Ziggy took offense, disappearing into some dark corner. I refused to sit next to him, instead I sank into the bean bag chair to unlace my boots. After dancing for a good part of the night, my feet were begging me to take them off. I hadn’t noticed until now.

“You didn’t answer me earlier.” He watched my fingers free my legs from the ties. Once I was only in my socks, I curled my legs under my body, but sitting practically on the floor made me feel too small and Devon too big. He was acting like an irrational asshole and I didn’t want to give him any more power. I practically jumped to my feet.

“Because I was out. With someone. And I didn’t want to be rude like some people and spend the whole night on the phone texting someone else.” Like Devon did with Lexi when he went out with me. I filled a glass with water and drank it all in one long sip. “Did I need to be concerned? Was I out with a serial killer?”

Devon scoffed. “No.”

“So what you really wanted to do was make sure I didn’t bring him upstairs with me.” I crossed my arms and started pacing in front of him. I wanted to ask him about all the things Eli had told me he’d said, but it just seemed petty. “What would you have done if I had?”

“You can do whatever you want, Abby.” He sat up, raking his fingers through his hair. “Where’d you go?”

“Magdalena’s.”

“Shrimp and grits? Hurricanes?”

I nodded. “Then I took him to—“

“The Apple Barrel.” Devon finished my sentence as he sat up. “All the things we like to do.”

“All the things I like to do, with any good company.” I stopped, arms still crossed. “Would you even be here if I’d gone out with anyone else?” I wondered if Devon had known about my date before he’d texted me tonight.

“I don’t know.” Our eyes locked in fury and frustration. “He didn’t even kiss you.”

“That’s not true.” My whole body shook.

Devon’s lips turned upward, a half-smile. “Your lip gloss is still perfect.”

“Maybe I put more on.”

“To come upstairs?” He shook his head. “No, you didn’t.”

“Why do you even care? Do you want to kiss me?” I couldn’t believe I actually said it. Out loud. A couple of drinks and one date and I was feeling really cocky.

In slow motion, Devon pushed himself up off the futon so he stood just inches from me. I didn’t move, or even uncross my arms. He rested his hands on my elbows, and looked down at me in a way he never had before. Like he was seeing me for the first time. My heart slammed against my ribcage for the second time that night, and I was glad my arms were there to keep everything in place. He ran his teeth against his lip ring, drawing my eyes to the motion. He closed his eyes and leaned forward.

I’d pictured this moment a thousand times, so some of it seemed very familiar to me: the chunk of hair that fell in his eyes as he lowered his face to mine, the way his bottom lip moved against his teeth when he felt unsure of himself.

No. It wasn’t supposed to be like this.

I turned my head and his lips brushed against my cheek. “Don’t.” I could barely speak.

“Abby.” His fingers moved against the back of my arm and I shivered. His words were so soft, if we weren’t so close I might not have heard them. “You asked me what I wanted.”

Frozen in place, I stared at my shoes next to the bean bag. “I don’t want you to do this because you’re pissed off that I went out with Eli,” I whispered. Eight years I waited for him to finally make that move, and I think I had the right to lay some ground rules. If I was going to kiss him, it wasn’t going to be cheap and full of regret. “That’s not how I want this to be.”

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Lost Energy by Lynn Vroman

Published February 8, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

Lost Energy (Energy Series #2)

Lost Energy (Energy Series #2)

by Lynn Vroman

Release Date: 02/03/15

260 pages

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Book Summery:

Last spring, Lena discovered who she was.

Now all she wants to do is move on—and find a way to be with Tarek, the new Warden of Arcus and the love of her life. Even though worlds separate them now, she holds onto the hope they’ll be together again. Until then, Lena focuses on being truly happy for the first time in her life…this life. She has new friends, an apartment free from her abusive father, and the chance to live a normal life.

But for Lena, the past never stays gone.

A woman from another lifetime reveals Cassondra, Exemplian’s new authority commander, is seeking revenge against Tarek for killing her brother. There is only one way to end this new threat…

This time, it will take more than Wilma to keep the monsters away. It’ll take an entire army–an army who remembers Lena from her past life, and who might just want her dead, too.

Lena’s past will shape her future more than she could ever imagine.

Book Summery for Tainted Energy:

For seventeen-year-old Lena, living in the trailer park with the rest of town’s throwaways isn’t exactly paradise. Dealing with a drunken father who can’t keep his fists to himself doesn’t help matters either. The only good thing in her life, other than track, is the mysterious man who visits her dreams, promising to find her.


When a chair burns her arms, Lena chalks it up to stress-induced crazy. Yet as bizarre incidents escalate, even being crazy can’t explain it all away… until one day dream guy does find her.
Tarek lost Lena seventeen years ago after she was accused of treason and marked Tainted. He finally discovers her reborn on Earth into a life of suffering as punishment for her crime.

However, someone else has already found her… and wants her dead. Willing to sacrifice everything, he fights to keep her safe so she can live the only life she’s ever known—even if that life doesn’t include him.

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Book Excerpt

Closing my eyes, I struggled to relax as I sunk into the bed. The fight was useless–the excitement I felt every night at this exact moment never abated.

Like clockwork, I heard him.

So, I’m saddled with Wilma for a while.

I smiled, Tarek’s rich voice swelling my heart, tingling my spine. Didn’t matter what he said; he could’ve been talking about the hibernation practices of snails.

She’s not all bad, bitching about the animals, mostly.

A gap wedged into the conversation after that–something he had a habit of doing. How I missed those annoying pauses.

She said you’re doing better against Farren. Remember what I told you about him. Don’t forget the bum right knee. Play a little dirty, and you’ll get him on the ground in no time.

I snuggled deeper under the covers, hugging the same pillow I held every night–the one that still wore his shirt–thinking about apples and lilacs.

Wilma said you’re happy. He chuckled. Complain too much, but happy. I could almost feel his sigh against my ear as it echoed in my brain. I miss you.

“Miss you, too.” That part of the one-sided conversation I always said aloud, willing him to hear it, know it.

As usual, he changed the subject to something lighter. My giant always made me smile…even when he was worlds away. I guess Zander’s still driving Teenesee crazy. He won’t stop asking questions. Wilma avoids him when she goes. She says he complains more than you.

The tears started to well, and no matter how hard I tried to stop them, they’d come. They came every night.

The river hasn’t raged in weeks. Even the squid are behaving for the most part. Wilma only had to kill one this time.

Tarek told me once that his mood controlled the environment. He’d spent the better part of his time trying to rein in his emotions to make the place better. Wilma said our midnight talks helped.

It’s cold as hell in the castle, regardless how high I build the fire. Pause. But I finished the place in the woods, close to the bank. I’ll sleep here tonight; Wilma can sleep on the floor.

I imagined the cabin by the bank, imagined us there together, surrounded by the vibrant colors.

I’m going to let you sleep now. Wilma’s banging on the door. She’s not finished harassing me, I suppose. Be safe… I love you.

Tears dripped on the pillow as I hugged it closer to my heart.

“Love you, too.”

Sizzling Saturdays: One Real Man by Coleen Kwan

Published February 7, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

One Real Man (Real Men, #3)

Title- One Real Man ( Real Men # 3)

Author– Coleen Kwan

Publisher– Entangled Publishing: Bliss

Release Date– February 9, 2014

Amazon-   http://goo.gl/K1qRv3

Book Summery:

Amidst an ugly divorce and an even uglier scandal, Paige Kerrigan has returned to her parents’ estate to hide out until things blow over. While she’s enjoying a late-night naked swim, however, she’s shocked to find Owen Bellamy— her family’s former cute pool boy—standing poolside. Now he’s all hot, grown up, and renting the Kerrigan property…and he’s definitely not forgiven Paige for how she used to treat him.

Once, the beautiful but spoiled Paige Kerrigan was everything Owen wanted. Now she’s broke and Owen finally has his revenge…by offering her a place to stay as his housekeeper. Yet Paige isn’t the person he remembers. Instead, she’s far more than he imagined, and far more irresistible than is safe. But the last thing Owen can afford is to give his heart to the same woman who once broke it.

My Thoughts:

Did I like the book? Yes. Did I love the book? No, but I do think I pinpointed the reason why, which I will mention later.

Like all Entangled Bliss books, One Real Man was a very in a very sweet contemporary romance. There was very little drama, which I love about Bliss book! The drama was also solved very quickly. This was also a very easy read, it goes by every quickly and can be read in a night with ease.

This was also a second chance, which again I enjoy reading. Both main characters, Owen and Paige, had an extremely hard time letting go of what happened to them in the past or how they were preceded each other in the past. For some reason I could not connect to Paige, she bothered me a whole lot and I think that is why I didn’t love the book.

I also enjoyed seeing the connection Paige made to with how Owen’s sister was acting. I think that was a major turning point for both Paige and for Owen when he found out what Paige did.

Read Me Friday- Love So True by Marquita Valentine

Published February 6, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

Love So True (The Lawson Brothers Book 2)

Title- Love So True

Author- Marquita Valentine

Publisher- Valentine Publishing, LLC

Amazon-   http://goo.gl/z2UPa6

BOOK SUMMERY:

Finally, Lucas Lawson is a free man. After serving five years in prison for embezzlement, he’s come home to Jessamine to right the wrongs he committed against his friends and family. But, it won’t be easy. For starters, the brother he’s looked up to his entire life wants nothing to do with him, and no one in town trusts Lucas enough to give him a chance to make amends. Until, Bailey Yates gives him a job at her family’s diner.

Single mom, Bailey Yates, has had enough of bad boys to last her the next eighteen years. She’s always been a sucker for them, and Jessamine’s ultimate bad boy, Lucas Lawson, is no exception. So, when he returns to town, naturally she’s drawn to him. And naturally, she must avoid him at all costs—no matter how sexy he is. She’ll give him a job, and keep her distance…until Lucas saves her son from a hit and run.

Bailey gives Lucas a hope for the future he hasn’t allowed himself to feel in years while Lucas melts Bailey’s heart every time he spends time with her son. Could he be the one to put her life back together? But when Lucas is accused of stealing from a local charity, Bailey must decide to support him or realize that some men are too good to be true.

MY THOUGHTS:

Sometimes it is so refreshing to read a sweet contemporary romance that has limited to no drama; Love So True was that book for me! I read Love So Hot and fell in love with Brody and Sydney, and now it was time for me to fall in love with Lucas and Bailey.

It seems to me that all of these Lawson brothers seem to be such gentleman, never wanting to use the girl he is interested it. Even though Lucas had a bad rap he was a decent guy through and though. I loved him and Bailey with each other, as a reader I was able to feel the chemistry from the very beginning.

I also like how if you read the first book in the Lawson Brothers Series, you were able to see where those characters were now. Although, Brody was kind of a jerk to his brother and that made me a little upset. Those McCoy sisters were at it again, trying to play matchmaker. I cannot wait for one of their turns to be matched. Mrs. Lawson was so sweet while having her moment with Lucas, she reassured him that he was a great guy, and could make a great stepfather if that is what he wanted.

I am very interested in reading Mason’s story next!!

Book Review: Gone Too Far by Natalie D. Richards

Published February 5, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

Gone Too Far

Title– Gone Too Far

Author- Natalie D. Richards

Publisher- Sourcefire Books

Amazon-   http://goo.gl/EjYm25

BOOK SUMMERY:

Piper Woods can’t wait for the purgatory of senior year to end. She skirts the fringes of high school like a pro until the morning she finds a notebook with mutilated photographs and a list of student sins. She’s sure the book is too gruesome to be true, until pretty, popular Stella dies after a sex-tape goes viral. Everyone’s sure it’s suicide, but Piper remembers Stella’s name from the book and begins to suspect something much worse.

Drowning in secrets she doesn’t want to keep, Piper’s fears are confirmed when she receives an anonymous text message daring her to make things right. All she needs to do is choose a name, the name of someone who deserves to be punished…

MY THOUGHTS:

Every high school has a different social ladder and most likely while in high school, you belong to one of the stereotypes; the popular group, the nerds, the artistic group, ect. Also, most everyone one has that one secret that they keep hidden, but what if those secrets got out? This is what happens in Piper Woods’ high school.

As a whole I enjoyed reading Gone Too Far, but there were some things that were missing for me. Nothing big that would make me dislike a book, but they bother me a little bit. For some reason I couldn’t really connect to Piper as a character at the beginning of the story. Which means it was a little hard for me to get into the story at first, but in the end I was engrossed and felt for Piper. I think she grew a lot as a character as well. In the beginning she had her own stereotypes of the people in her school and never saw the picture, but in the end she realizes there’s more to a person than meets the eye.

I like that Piper was a photographer (something I can relate to) and how she wanted to capture every moment. I love how when she first kissed Nick, she wish she had her camera to capture the moment.

I also liked that there was a bit of a mystery to the book, we aren’t really sure who is sending the texts to Piper. She has many theories and all of them seemed to have reasons to be a suspect.

I thought the plot of the story was great for young readers to connect to. They may relate to Piper or one of the many characters in the book. I think there were a lot of different personalities in this book.

Cover Reveal: Wild Reckless by Ginger Scott

Published February 4, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

Thank you for joining us in the cover reveal for Wild Reckless by Ginger Scott, hosted by Wordsmith Publicity. Take a look at this beautiful cover and excerpt, and be sure to let us know what you think!

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Very Mature YA Contemporary Romance

Release Date: March 17, 2015

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24500775-wild-reckless?from_search=true

BOOK SUMMERY:

Kensington Worth had a vision for her senior year. It involved her best friends, her posh private school in downtown Chicago and time alone with her piano until her audition was perfected, a guaranteed ticket into the best music programs in the world.

Instead, a nightmare took over.

It didn’t happen all at once, but her life unraveled quickly—a tiny thread that evil somehow kept pulling until everything precious was taken from her. She was suddenly living miles away from her old life, trapped in an existence she didn’t choose—one determined to destroy her from the inside, leaving only hate and anger behind. It didn’t help that her neighbor, the one whose eyes held danger, was enjoying every second of her fall.

Owen Harper was trouble, his heart wild and his past the kind that’s spoken about in whispers. And somehow, his path was always intertwined with Kensington’s, every interaction crushing her, ruining her hope for any future better than her now. Sometimes, though, what everyone warns is trouble, is exactly what the heart needs. Owen Harper was consumed with darkness, and it held onto his soul for years. When Kensington looked at him, she saw a boy who’d gotten good at taking others down when they threatened his carefully balanced life. But the more she looked, the more she saw other things too—good things…things to admire.

Things…to love. Things that made her want to be reckless.

And those things…they were the scariest of all.

EXCERPT:

I know I shouldn’t, but I turn around anyway, and I give Owen my full,
undivided attention. His friends have already left, and he’s slowly
walking backwards, showing me his middle finger and smiling with that
faint half-grin I’ve seen far too often over the last three days.

I don’t know what makes me do it. In fact, I don’t know why I am the way I
am with Owen. I’ve been careful and timid and obedient my entire life, my
only mission to please everyone—please my father, Chen, my mother, my
friends, my teachers. Please, please, please, please, please. That’s all I
do. And all it’s done for me is land me in Woodstock, away from my friends
and the senior year I was expecting to have. I’m not pleasing Owen Harper,
too. So I stand with my tray and raise my arm slowly by my side, my eyes
zeroed in on his until I’m pointing at him. I close one eye and cock my
head slightly to the right, like I’m making sure I have him in my
sights—and then I pull the trigger.
“Jesus H Christ, Kensi! What’s wrong with you?” Willow asks. She pulls my
arm back down, but I keep my eyes on Owen, staring into his gray-blue
eyes—eyes that look like a wolf’s. “What are you doing?”

“I’m starting a war, Willow,” I say, my heart speeding up and my breath
growing more ragged as reality catches up with me.

I’m starting a war with a guy who doesn’t lose; a guy who doesn’t play by
the rules.

A guy who scares me, and who knows where I sleep at night.

 

ABOUT GINGER SCOTT:

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Ginger Scott is a writer and journalist from Peoria, Arizona. She is the author of four young and new adult romances, with her fifth title, This Is Falling, set to release in late August 2014.

Scott has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at http://www.littlemisswrite.com.

When she’s not writing, the odds are high that she’s somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Scott is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork ’em, Devils).

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Cover Reveal: Kylie Ryans Box Set by Caisey Quinn

Published February 4, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

We’re sharing the gorgeous cover of the Kylie Ryans Box Set by Caisey Quinn! Check out the excerpt below!

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KYLIE RYANS Box Set by Caisey Quinn

NA Contemporary Romance

Release: February 12, 2015

Box Set Designed by Sarah Hansen of Okay Creations

Goodreads

BOOK SUMMERY:

When a girl with nothing to lose ends up on tour with a country artist on the verge of losing everything, she’ll have to pull him out of his rut or risk letting him pull her and her dreams down with him.

Girl with Guitar

Girl on Tour

Girl in Love* (Deluxe Extended Edition previously only available in paperback)

Includes sneak peeks of the spin off novellas Lost in Lyrics (Steven and Mia), and Song of My Heart: The Gretchen Gibson story. And a bonus sneak peek of Leaving Amarillo, book one in the Neon Dreams series coming in March from Avon/William Morrow.

Praise for the Kylie Ryans series:

Kylie Ryans has the perfect mix of talent, strength, vulnerability, and chutzpah. An unputdownable read.” -E.M. Tippetts, bestselling author of the Fairytale series

“A refreshing heroine and a great story you’ll hate to put down!” – Jen McLaughlin, NYT Bestselling author of the Out of Line series

“What an incredible journey. I’m happy and sad to see this series end, but it does so perfectly!” – NYT Bestselling Author Heidi McLaughlin

“The perfect blend of sass, wit, and poignant relatability, Kylie and Trace will have you cheering, grinning, and squirming until you reach the satisfying ending.”

– Rachel Harris, NYT Bestselling Author

Excerpt:

Kylie launched into her modified version of Trace Corbin’s latest hit, Not That Kinda Man.  It was the famous bachelor’s latest lovin’ and leavin’ single and she was attempting to turn the thing on its ear. He’d written and sang it as a sad break up ballad and Kylie had remixed and reworked it into the single girl’s party anthem.

You wanna own me but you don’t know me. Guess what darlin’? When you wake up I’ll be gone.

Kylie flashed her sexiest grin and wiggled a little at the crowd. Then she shouted, “Sing it with me girls!” into the mic and picked up the tempo, launching into the chorus.

Several waitresses, Tonya included, stopped what they were doing to sing along. Not that Kylie could really see them, but the girls in the crowd joined in too. She sang to the guitar player, whose name she was pretty sure was Andy, and he played right along, smiling and winking at her the whole time. Well I’m not that kinda girl, don’t wanna play these games, not gonna wake up in your bed or take your name. She gave Andy a playful smack on the ass and he blew her a kiss. Shrieking whistles radiated from the audience.

The music hummed and pulsed against her and somewhere in Kylie’s mind a little voice said, Holy shit you’re doing it!

When the number was over, Kylie practically flew off the stage, painfully aware of the pounding in her chest. Oh well, if I have a heart attack and die right this moment, I’ll die happy. The applause was loud enough to be heard over the ringing in her ears and she wanted it more than oxygen.

Clive was leaning on the bar, shaking his head but smiling, and Tonya shot her two thumbs up. Kylie grinned, feeling higher than she was sure any drug could ever take her.

She would let Tonya go home early tonight and do the rooms herself. She had enough energy to clean ten green rooms. When she told Tonya that, the woman hugged her. Hard. “You knocked ‘em dead, girl! That was amazing!”

“Yeah, well, I got some really good advice,” Kylie told her, unable to keep the permagrin off her face.

The next act stepped out of the shadows and took the stage. Kylie heard a deep male voice with a sexy southern drawl say, “Damn. Just my luck to have to follow that.”

The audience was still shrieking and screaming and Kylie knew she’d done well, but seriously?

“I apologize for standing y’all up a few weeks ago. Musta got my dates mixed up. Probably time to fire that manager of mine,” the handsome man on stage drawled.

Who was this guy? Whoever he was, the women in the audience were going crazy over him.

“Well, since that good looking waitress stole my number, guess I’ll have to sing something else. Where is that girl anyways?”

Oh God. Oh God, please no. Kylie’s heart sank and her high evaporated instantly. She turned to face the man on stage. Trace freaking Corbin was standing there with a guitar in one hand and the other to his eyes, scanning the crowd for…her.

About the Author:

Caisey Quinn lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, daughter, and other assorted animals. She is the bestselling author of the Kylie Ryans series as well as several New Adult Romance novels featuring country girls finding love in unexpected places. You can find her online at www.caiseyquinnwrites.com .

Website: http://www.caiseyquinnwrites.com/

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