Monday, October 16, 2017

Crave Part 2 by E.K. Blair




Title: Crave: Part Two
Series: Crave Duet #2
Author: E.K. Blair
Genre: New Adult Romance/Coming of Age
Release Date: October 16, 2017



Blurb

Weeks became months, and months became years. Each day nudged Kason deeper into his addiction. Each memory of the girl destroyed fed the craving for what he could never have again. 

Leaving a life-altering first love behind, Adaline tried moving forward to find love and trust and happiness. Pain eventually faded, wounds slowly healed, yet scars were forever left behind.

But some scars feel like kisses.

When the shattered pieces of their hearts are forced to meet again, the two of them must decide how much pain their love is worth enduring.

This is what happens when one person loves beyond the craving and the other craves beyond the loving.







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To say this book will hit you hard with the raw emotions is an understatement. Part 2 of this duet is really a story of pain and emotions and working through the tragic events that occur. This one picks right up after the first book and it takes you on quite the rollercoaster.
There were moments that I would love to smack Addison as well as Kason. They both are very angst ridden and with the things that come to light with each other makes it even more insane. I am on the fence about Addison and how she handles things. You really get a love/hate relationship with her!
One thing I love about EK Blair is how she writes stories. She has an amazing way of twisting a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat. This duet is no different. The cravings are real and harsh and gritty. The ending is not expected and blows you away. It is classic Blair style! If you want something passionate but gritty and laced with angst, grab this duet!





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E.K. Blair, takes her readers on an emotional roller coaster with her dynamic and intense writing style. Noted for her ability to create fleshed-out characters that will evoke a realm of reactions, you can be assured that her stories will linger with you far beyond the last word.

A former first grade teacher with an imagination that runs wild. Daydreaming and zoning out is how she was often found in high school. Blair tends to drift towards everything dark and moody. Give her a character and she will take pleasure in breaking them down, digging into their core to find what lies underneath.

Aside from writing, E.K. Blair finds pleasure in music, drinking her Starbucks in peace, and spending time with her friends. She’s a thinker, an artist, a wife, a mom, and everything in between.



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Holding Onto Forever by Heidi McLaughlin

Title: Holding Onto Forever
Series: The Beaumont Series - Next Generation #1
Author: Heidi McLaughlin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 12, 2017
"Heidi McLaughlin delivers a breathtaking addition to the Beaumont series. Holding Onto Forever is everything you want it to be and so much more. I fell in love all over again." USA Today Bestselling Author, K.L. Grayson 
"Holding Onto Forever is emotional, riveting, and completely captivating. Noah Westbury will steal your heart and never give it back." NYT Bestselling Author, S Moose
"A rollercoaster of emotions. McLaughlin takes you on a journey of two hearts that are destined to be together." NYT Bestselling Author, Kaylee Ryan
The road for Noah Westbury has been carved out for him, long before he knew who his father was. Making sure he worked hard to deserve the opportunities provided to him, Noah is exactly where he dreamed of being - starting QB for Portland Pioneers. Together with a Victoria Secret's model girlfriend by his side, life couldn't get much better. Except for the fact that standing in his path is Peyton Powell-James, his life-long friend and the one woman he can never have.
Peyton Powell-James always knew her future would be in football and dreams of having a successful sports journalism career once she graduates college. After being given an assignment to cover a professional game from the sidelines, Peyton believes that everything is going to plan, until one fateful night changes her life.
Harsh reality sets in for Noah and Peyton. One could lose everything, while the other one struggles to keep the families together.

I need more stars!!!!
Oh the feels! I had them all. With the huge cliffhanger at the end of Forever Our Boys, I knew I was in for an emotional ride, and boy did I ever get one. This book had me so completely immersed in this world that it was hard to get back to the "real world." I don't know that there are adequate words to describe this amazingly emotional story.
I can never get enough of the Beaumont crew! Peyton has been one of my favorite characters from the first time I met her in Forever My Girl. She is strong and independent, yet loves her family fiercely.
Noah? Well, being Liams son we knew he would be all kinds of swoony, and oh how I swooned! I am so in love with Grown up Noah!
I loved every single second of this story and I cannot wait to see what Heidi brings us next from this amazing group of characters!



Kyle Zimmerman, one of the top-rated quarterbacks in the league, and Chicago’s most eligible bachelor is holding my hand as he guides me to his car. The schoolgirl in me is trying not to let his presence affect me, at least not on the outside. On the inside, though, I’m all a ball of nerves mixed with excitement. Who would’ve thought a simple assignment would turn into a date? Not me. Not in a million years, but here I am, being helped into his car and anxiously waiting for him to get behind the steering wheel.

And once he does, the sweet scent of his cologne fills the small space. I find myself leaning a bit closer to him so I can inhale deeply without looking like a creeper. Kyle smiles. It’s an ear-to-ear grin with a slight chuckle. I’ve been caught, but he doesn’t seem to care. He leans forward, pulling himself away from me. It’s probably best. We’ve just met and if he kissed me now, I don’t know what I would do. 
“Tell me about yourself, Peyton.”
“I’m majoring in broadcast journalism. I love football. I’m a twin.”
“Is your twin as pretty as you?”
“Prettier,” I tell him.
“Impossible,” he replies, never breaking eye contact with me. “What do you know about me?”
“Everything, yet nothing. Your rookie year, you sat on the bench but started your second year. You threw sixteen touchdowns, eleven interceptions and accumulated 3,440 yards. Your completion rate was fifty-eight percent. This year, you’re pushing seventy percent and in line to win the league MVP. You’ve thrown for almost 4,500 yards, twenty-five touchdowns and four interceptions.”
Kyle’s eyes widen as his mouth drops open. “Wow, you had to go and bring up my first year, huh?” 
I shrug. “You asked, but …”

Heidi is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup and a Highland West/Mini Schnauzer, JiLL and her brother, Racicot.
When she's isn't writing one of the many stories planned for release, you'll find her sitting court-side during either daughter's basketball games.
Heidi's first novel, Forever My Girl, will be in theaters on October 27, 2017, starring Alex Roe and Jessica Rothe.
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Wicked Beginnings by L.A. Cotton


Wicked Beginnings (Wicked Bay #1)

BY L A COTTON
The first book in a brand new YA/NA crossover series from the author who brought you Chastity Falls

Lo thought moving to Wicked Bay was the worst of her problems, but as life begins to unravel around her, she’s going to find out it’s only the beginning…

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"You okay?"

 

“People keep asking me that,” Lo laughed, but it came out strained. Everyone was watching. The second I stepped into the room, all eyes turned on me. Following me. Now they were set on us. Watching … Waiting …
I’d wanted to avoid a scene—to avoid this. But when I found out what Caitlin and that fucker Lions had planned, I knew I couldn’t stay away. I knew my time was up. So I made a choice.
Her.
It was always her.
“What are you doing here, Maverick?” Her voice was small, uncertain, nothing like the feisty lilt that usually came with her words.
“It's my fault.” I grimaced.
“What's your fault?”
I glanced over at Caitlin and Lions. Lucky for them, they had moved away. Because I wasn’t sure I would’ve been able to stop myself if they were near.
“Did you make her set me up and embarrass me in front of everyone?”
I clutched the back of his neck. “No, but—”
“So, not your fault,” she sighed, moisture collecting in the corners of her eyes. Fuck. They’d made her cry. Anger exploded in my chest, vibrating through me, itching for release. But Lo’s broken voice grounded me.
“I just want to go home and get out of this bloody dress,” she said.
My eyes swept over her. Soft curves. Smooth milky skin. God, she looked good. Too. Fucking. Good. “You can't leave yet.” I pinned her to the spot with my hungry gaze.
“What? Why?”
Without thinking, I took her hand and cut across the room to the dance floor. I didn’t dance. I didn’t attend school events. I wasn’t that guy. Didn’t ever want to be that guy. More at home hanging with the guys, shooting hoops, drinking beer, and playing video games.
But Lo made me want more.
For as messed up as it was, she made me want this.
“What the hell are you doing?” she hissed as I swept her into my arms and started swaying us to the music.
I dipped my mouth to her ear and whispered, “I'm tired of playing games.” It was time she knew—knew what she did to me. How she made me feel. How she consumed my thoughts and flipped my world on it head.
“Everyone's staring.” She turned her head until our lips were almost brushing and my eyes dropped to her mouth. I swallowed hard, remembering every stolen moment with her.
Every touch.
Every kiss.
“Let them stare. I'm done pretending.” I pulled her closer, trying to show, to tell her everything I couldn’t say. “Stop overthinking it.”
Lo’s hands twisted into my shirt as she pulled back to look at me. “What are you doing, Maverick?”
“I thought it was pretty obvious, it's called dancing.” I smirked unable to resist the chance to push her buttons. When she shot me an irritate glare, I leaned in closer, my mouth hovering over hers. “Do we have to label it, London? I came here, to the fucking school dance, for you.”
“I—”
Touching my forehead against hers, I gathered her closer. “I have imagined that night over and over. Do you know how hard it was walking away from you? I was a mess, ready to do something really fucking stupid. But then you came and stood next to me. Fuck, you were so cute. So innocent. And I wanted to lose myself in you. But I could see you were nervous.
“I couldn’t do that. Corrupt the good girl. I am not him, Lo. I am not my father. But then I saw you standing in my kitchen. The angel who saved me that night. I thought I was seeing things. He warned me, you know? Gentry told me to stay away from you, to keep you out of trouble. He didn’t want you to end up in trouble.” I let out a bitter laugh. “Because that’s me, right, trouble? So, I did it. And fuck knows I have tried to keep my distance. You were going to be living here. Going to school here. How the fuck was I supposed to be around you every day and not touch you?”
Fuck, it felt good to get that off my chest. All these weeks of pretending. Pushing her away. Keeping her at arm’s length, when all I wanted was to be with her. Hold her. Kiss her. Touch her. Lo would never understand the way I felt about her—hell, I didn’t understand it—but I would spend my life trying to show her if she let me.
“I told myself, one night. Fuck you and forget about you. That was the plan. It makes me a selfish bastard, I know that. But you were buried so far under my skin, I needed to do something. You were moving out. I wouldn’t have to see you every day, lie in bed at night knowing you were just across the yard. I thought it’d be easier us not being so close. It wasn’t.”
“Maverick, I—”
“No, Lo, you need to hear this. I stayed away because I wanted to protect you. From me. From him. But I. Am. Done.”
My lips had barely touched hers when Lo stiffened in my arms.
“Hmm, I hate to be the one breaking up this beautiful moment, because let’s face it, it’s long overdue, but Rick, we got company.” Stone nodded over at the other door. JB stood there with a couple of his football friends, and my spine went rigid.
Motherfuck— I lurched forward ready to end this, but Kyle's hands shot straight up. “It wasn't me, I promise.” His concerned gaze met mine and saw truth in his eyes. “I didn't know you would show up. But I bet I know who was banking on it.” His gaze slid to Lions and Caitlin. She looked wild. A caged animal ready to pounce, her sights set firmly on Lo. Lions holding her back.
Over. My. Dead. Body.
Lo was off limits.
To her, to her brother, and to anyone else who dared to so much as look in her direction. Because she my mine. And I was a Prince.
And no one touched what belonged to a Prince.

  

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Cotton has me hooked with this amazing start to a fabulous new series. I have fallen in love with Wicked Bay and the characters that make it up. 
Full of angst, emotion, and chemistry, Wicked Beginnings has captured my heart and made me fall completely in love. Lo and Maverick are perfect for each other and I could not get enough of them. I loved this story and I cannot wait to get my hands on the next in this series. I need more Wicked Bay!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Author of mature young adult and new adult novels, L A is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.

Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find L A immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

Release Blitz: A Beautiful Acceptance by Alora Kate

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A Beautiful Acceptance
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Title: A Beautiful Acceptance
Author: Alora Kate
Series: The NYC Series Book 2
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: October 16th

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A notorious flirt and private investigator.
A broody ex-fighter unable to step into the ring again.
Alexa Tanner lives her life alone.
Never knowing what it was like to be loved.
Tapper Low misses the ring and is having
a hard time accepting his new life.
Alexa and Tapper have a past.
A past that comes back to interrupt their lives,
making them both think about the future.
Can they get over what happened in the past and start new,
or will their tempers and independent
ways make them go their separate ways?

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Alora Kate is a multi-genre author who likes to be bold and original; stepping outside of the box and bringing her readers fresh characters from all parts of life. She’s a mother, college student, photographer, and graphic designer. She resides in northern MN with her son, where she plans to stay for a long time despite the cold winters.

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Ten Year Dance by Ara Grigorian

 

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Title: Ten Year Dance

Author: Ara Grigorian

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About Ten Year Dance:

  Best friends since sixth grade. A ten-year high school reunion. A truth they’ve danced around for a decade. Unlucky-in-love Sophie Perez knows her divorce won’t be easy—but she doesn’t expect it to be dangerous. So when things get ugly, she agrees to move in with Pete Nicos, her commitment-phobic best friend since childhood. Pete has always been there for Sophie, just like she’s been there for him. At first, taking her in seems like the best option, but soon her tantalizing proximity blurs the lines of friendship. With their high school reunion on the horizon will they find closure, forgiveness, and new beginnings? Ten Year Dance is a contemporary love story, rich with engaging and relatable characters trying to find themselves and each other. Ara Grigorian’s latest will stay with you long after you turn the final page.  

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THE SHERIFF DELIVERED the divorce papers. It's done. My heart slams against my ribs. Did she finally leave that toxic relationship for good? I swerve to the curb to read Sophie's text again. Maybe I read it wrong. Maybe my wishful mind added words that aren't there. The sheriff delivered the divorce papers. It's done. Halle-freakin-lujah! I'm elated for her, but also worried. That imbalanced jerk is capable of anything. I'm proud of you! I reply. I'm not proud of myself… I hope you're on your way, she writes. Don't be late. I pull away from the curb and accelerate toward the country club. She shouldn't be left alone now that Seth knows she's serious. A few minutes later I park next to her black-on-black Mini. I glance up. Sophie is running laps around the court now. Still the All-American athlete she was in school. Which leads to one conclusion—she's going to hurt me. Again. I can practically feel the pain. Watching her now, I can't help but beam. She's free. I slide out of the car and grab the tennis racquet from my trunk. I don't know why I let her talk me into these things. After sixteen years you'd think I'd be able to say no to her once. I stroll onto the court just as Sophie rounds the corner and heads toward me. "Hey, Soph." She slows down as she reaches me. Her golden-cinnamon eyes latch onto mine. The breeze lifts her red hair. "You're late, Pete. Again." "I am an advocate for delaying pain and humiliation." She grins and her dimples appear, reminding me why I never say no to her. She's awesome. I chose well back in sixth grade. My best friend then, my best friend now. "Dork." She punches my arm. I hold her arm gently. "Soph, are you okay?" She shrugs. "I think so.” We stare at each other for a few moments. "You did the right thing." She studies me. "I've never quit before. Ever." The last word catches in her throat. I fold her into my chest. "You did not quit. You tried. For much longer than you should have." Her taught body softens. "Now what?" I ask. "Learn how to breathe again. Care for myself. Begin to choose me first." I kiss the top of her head. "Welcome to the singles club," I whisper. She pulls back. "You broke up with Natalie?" "No, but you know what I mean." She steps away, shaking her head. "It's this cavalier attitude of yours about relationships that'll leave you alone and unloved." She walks toward her tennis bag. I decide not to remind her where her idealistic notions of love have left her. "You love me," I say. "Who else do I need?" "Yes, I love both you and my pit bull," she says as she draws her blood-red racquet out of the bag and executes practice swings. "But in my dog's case"—she eyes me—"I had him fixed." My leg muscles spasm and my hand instinctively reaches down to protect my vitals. "You're sick… And dangerous." She glances at me with her divine smile. "And you're still the same snot-nosed twelve-year-old I met in sixth grade. C'mon, let's play."  

About the Author:

Armenian by heritage, born in Iran, lived in Barcelona, and escaped New York until he found his home in Los Angeles, Ara’s first eleven years were both busy and confusing. The fruit salad of languages would slow down his genetically encoded need to tell stories. Until then, an alter ego would be required…   He received an engineering degree from California State University Northridge and earned his MBA from the University of Southern California. Today, he is a technology executive in the entertainment industry. True to the Hollywood life, Ara wrote for a children’s television pilot that could have made him rich (but didn’t) and nearly sold a video game to a major publisher (who closed shop days later).   But something was amiss until his wife read him the riot act. “Will you stop talking about wanting to be a writer and just do it?” So with her support (and mandate), and their two boys serving as his muse, he wrote stories.   Fascinated by the human species, Ara writes about choices, relationships, and second chances. Always a sucker for a hopeful ending, he writes contemporary romance stories. He is an alumnus of both the Santa Barbara Writers Conference and Southern California Writers’ Conference (where he also serves as a workshop leader). Ara is an active member of the Romance Writers of America and its Los Angeles chapter.   Ara is represented by Stacey Donaghy.

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