Friday, August 30, 2013

COVER REVEAL & GIVEAWAY* Something To Prove by Shannyn Schroede

Something To Prove
By Shannyn Schroede
Release Date: January 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Two ambitious people team up to prove themselves to their families—and find there may be more to their partnership than just business…

Elizabeth Brannigan is determined to show her father she’s capable of running the family business. Saving his struggling Chicago bar seems like the perfect project. But she’ll need a little help dealing with the rough crowd. Who better to assist her than the handsome co-owner of a thriving Irish pub? Of course, with so much work to do, there are bound to be a few late nights…

Colin O’Leary’s father passed away before he could prove to him that he wasn’t a screw-up. Now he wants to show his brother he’s responsible enough to own a bar of his own—and Elizabeth may be able to help him. But when their professional aspirations clash, tempers—and passions—flare. Are they mature enough to mix business with pleasure—or will they have to choose between the two?

Meet Shannyn

Shannyn is a former English teacher, who now works as a part-time editor while raising her three kids.
Even though she wrote from high school through college (mostly poetry), she’d never considered a career as an author. Writing fell by the wayside as she focused her energy on creating lesson plans and new and fabulous ways to torment her teen students. One group in particular dubbed her “The Torture Master,” a title she carried into motherhood.
After the birth of baby number two, Shannyn resigned from teaching and fell in love with reading romance novels. She read so many books so quickly that her husband teased, “If you’re going to read so many damn books, why don’t you just write one?”
So she did.
That first book is safely buried on her hard drive, but the process set Shannyn on the path to where she is today—agented with a debut ebook coming out with Kensington in late 2012.
She is recovering from her Diet Coke addiction, fears putting her foot in her mouth on social media, and has a renewed appreciation for the bad girls of the world.

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Tangled by Emma Chase

Tangled (Tangled #1)
By Emma Chase
Published: May 20, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Humor, Male POV

Drew Evans is a winner. Handsome and arrogant, he makes multimillion dollar business deals and seduces New York’s most beautiful women with just a smile. He has loyal friends and an indulgent family. So why has he been shuttered in his apartment for seven days, miserable and depressed?

He’ll tell you he has the flu.

But we all know that’s not really true.

Katherine Brooks is brilliant, beautiful and ambitious. She refuses to let anything - or anyone - derail her path to success. When Kate is hired as the new associate at Drew’s father’s investment banking firm, every aspect of the dashing playboy’s life is thrown into a tailspin. The professional competition she brings is unnerving, his attraction to her is distracting, his failure to entice her into his bed is exasperating.

Then, just when Drew is on the cusp of having everything he wants, his overblown confidence threatens to ruin it all. Will he be able untangle his feelings of lust and tenderness, frustration and fulfillment? Will he rise to the most important challenge of his life?

Can Drew Evans win at love?

Tangled is not your mother’s romance novel. It is an outrageous, passionate, witty narrative about a man who knows a lot about women…just not as much as he thinks he knows. As he tells his story, Drew learns the one thing he never wanted in life, is the only thing he can’t live without.

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J&M's review:

Drew Evans a wealthy investment banker.. he's everything you would believe him to be. Good looking, sexy, seductive, rich, witty, charming , but he was also immature, crude, arrogant, he's used to getting his way, a real jerk and he makes no apologies for it. He was in fact the man whore! This book was written from the male POV and we thought in a way it was original. At least the way the author wrote it. We really felt like we were in a males head and seeing the way he really thinks. Drew Evans was brutally honest, but to no fault. His way of thinking made perfect sense because at times we came to think "well yeah, he has a point" so we couldn't help but want to support him.

One Saturday evening out he meets Kate Brooks at the bar at club REM and immediately became attracted to her and without Drews knowledge she later ends up working for his firm. Kate is beautiful. She's smart, driven, hardworking, confident and strong. But their relationship wasn't all smooth sailing in the beginning. Although Drew wanted her he couldn't have her. For one, he doesn't mix business with pleasure. Two, Kate was engaged to her boyfriend of 10+ years and she was all about her career. These two were definitely stubborn. They were both offered a job by Drews father and co-owner of their company to work on a project and who ever propose the project best would get the job. Drew and Kate went head-to-head sabotaging each others projects when they could. We loved how Drew would give Kate crap and she would throw it back in his face times two. She took none of his games and nonsense. They're bickering was very entertaining and this is when things would get so heated up with the two of them. Kate became a challenge for Drew. Especially because unlike most girls she didn't fall to her knees for him.

This book was a refreshing read but it still had the angst and steam that we all enjoy in our books. It was definitely entertaining and witty. We enjoyed that we got right inside Drew's head & feeling all his crazy male emotions. Emma Chase is also a great author and this book was very well written. We're looking forward to the rest of the Tangled series, and we hope to have a glimpse of Drew's crazy thoughts again.


Wethering The Storm by Samantha Towle

Wethering The Storm (The Storm #2)
By Samantha Towle
Published: August 20, 2013
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Music journalist Tru Bennett has done the impossible: capture the heart of rock-star bad boy Jake Wethers. Now they’re busy planning a wedding and navigating their new life together in the US. Of course Tru misses London and her best friend, Simone, but living happily ever after with Jake in LA is going to be great…right?

Wrong. Even the bright California sun can’t whitewash the dark side of celebrity coupledom. Greedy music execs, merciless paparazzi, and Jake’s wild past are lurking around every corner. Making matters worse, Jake announces he doesn’t want kids, which just may be a deal breaker.

Tru loves Jake more than anything. But when a devastating crisis threatens to destroy everything they’ve fought for, the couple must face the hard truth: What if, this time, love is not enough?

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The Mighty Storm by Samantha Towle

The Mighty Storm (The Storm #1)
By Samantha Towle
Published: August 24, 2012
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

It's been twelve years since Tru Bennett last saw Jake Wethers, her former best friend and boy she once loved.

Jake Wethers, sexy, tattooed and deliciously bad lead singer, and brains behind The Mighty Storm, one of the biggest bands in the world, left Tru with a broken heart when he moved from England to America with his family when they were both fourteen.

Sent to interview Jake for her music column by the magazine she works for, they are both unprepared for the sparks that fly the instant they reconnect. Only, there’s a complication to their instant feelings for one another—Will, Tru’s boyfriend of two years.

Then Jake makes Tru a job offer she can't refuse—travelling the world with him and his band. But taking the job means leaving Will behind, and being on the road with the band means spending an inordinate amount of time with Jake.

Is Tru strong enough to resist the delectable bad boy who once held her heart so completely, or will she willingly risk it all for one night with the world's most notorious womanizer?

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Troubles and Treats by Tara Sivec

Troubles and Treats (Chocolate Lovers #3)
By Tara Sivec
Published: November 29, 2012
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Humor

Drew and Jenny have spent years being the envy of their friends with their out of control sex lives - well, not really. Mostly it makes their friends want to throw up in their mouths a little.

With two little kids and two busy lives, for the first time, Drew and Jenny aren't on the same page in the bedroom. Drew will stop at nothing to get his previously amorous wife back in the sack, and Jenny will do anything for a full night of sleep.

Carter and Claire, and Jim and Liz are their usual (un)helpful selves and are full of advice for the discontented duo, wanting nothing more than to help restore order to the usually happy couple's lives.

In the third and final installment of the Chocolate Lovers Series, will Drew and Jenny find the spark that's been missing in their marriage, or will the trouble they're having cause a stickier situation than the time Jenny poured honey all over Drew and he fused himself to a tree?

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This book is mainly about Drew & Jenny who are now married and parents to two kids.
Although this wasn't as funny as the first two it definitely has its moments. We had a really hard time focusing at first, but after a few chapters we were laughing out loud and were hooked. With the air-headed Jenny, and to be able to see what went on in Drew's head was just plain hilarious! The lines & words that Tara come up with blows our minds as we laugh our butts off. They will forever be a part of our Vocabulary!

We also appreciated that this book now includes the reality of how children and marriage can have an impact on your once active sex life. Cheers to you Tara, you did it again!

We're looking forward and we're super-excited for Gavin's book and spin-off to the Chocolate Lover's series. We can't wait to see if Gavin is still naughty, & fowl-mouthed that he once was since he's all grown up now. October are we there yet?


Futures and Frosting by Tara Sivec

Futures and Frosting (Chocolate Lovers #2)
By Tara Sivec
Published: September 13, 2012
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Humor

Carter, Claire and Gavin have formed the perfect little family. Their friends are getting married and everyone is growing up, maturing and ready to face the future. Or are they?

From bachelorette party hell, porn addictions, dinner roll baseball and botched wedding proposals to finding out everyone's extended family is chock full of crazy, Carter and Claire begin to question the strength of the ties that bind them. Unfortunately, these ties have nothing to do with fuzzy handcuffs and everything to do with the mounting differences between them.

Will their friends make a mess of things with their inappropriate comments and need to know everything, or will they convince the couple that happily-ever-after sometimes really can start with beer pong

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J&M's review:
Another great one by Tara Sivec. The Chocolate Lovers series is definitely a must read, if you have a great sense of humor and get dry humor, love romance with a happy ending, then you will absolutely love this series. Just like the first book, these books never fail to make you laugh out loud! Claire says it like it is, making you think to yourself 'Thank god I'm not the only one who does or wonders about that'. It's also great because we felt some relation to the book. We both been married for decades and couldn't help point out that 'Yeah, our husband does this too'. Carter Ellis is still as sweet as ever! We felt so bad for him throughout this book while he was trying to propose and every time it got botched! But the way he ended up doing it made it all worth it. Totally swoon-worthy! Gavin their son was also as crazy as ever. He made us laugh even when we felt like it was inappropriate we couldn't help ourselves. That little monster of a kid that he is, we enjoyed every moment.

We feel like we could read a million of Sivec's books and never get bored. This book was just as hilarious, I've probably burned so much calories LMAO. We enjoyed all the witty banter between the friends, Claire, Carter and the brilliant 4 year old Gavin. We loved every minute of this book!


Seduction & Snacks by Tara Sivec

Seduction & Snacks (Chocolate Lovers #1)
By Tara Sivec
Published: June 11, 2012
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Humor

Claire is a twenty-something, single mom that grudgingly helps her best friend sell sex toys while she attempts to make enough money to start her own business to give her foul-mouthed, but extremely loveable (when he's asleep) toddler a better life.

When Carter, the one-night-stand from her past that changed her life forever, shows up in her hometown bar without any recollection of her besides her unique chocolate scent, Claire will make it a point that he remembers her this time.

With Carter's undisguised shock at suddenly finding out he has a four-year-old son and Claire's panic that her stretch marks and slim to none bedroom experience will send the man of her dreams heading for the hills, the pair will do whatever they can to get their happily ever after.

Warning: contains explicit sex, profanity and enough sarcasm to choke a horse.

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This is hands down, the most hilarious LOL romance we have ever read!!! You won't be disappointed! This book is fantastic and we absolutely loved it. We laughed so hard at points tears ran down our faces. We're absolutely in love with everything about this book. It's hilarious but also sweet & romantic with hot panty melting scenes!

The book starts out with Claire and her best friend Liz at a Frat party. She meets Carter a great-looking frat boy and decides that she is finally going to give up her V-Card. After a night of flirting, beer pong & drunkness Claire and Carter make their way into one of the bedrooms. She wakes up that morning and decides to bail. Because who was she kidding, she just started college and so career-driven she thought she was not ready for any kind of relationship or distractions. A few weeks later Claire finds out she pregnant. Liz and Claire set to find out who this mysterious guy was because she was too caught up at the party and neither gave out their names. With no luck, Claire decides to move back to her hometown and lives with her dad. She goes back to working at her old job pre-college, and waitress/bar tends at the bar to make ends meet. Now fast-forward to 5 years later. Carter and his best friend Drew gets a promotion to move back to Claire's hometown to work at an Automotive plant where they meet Jim (Liz's husband). Carter ends up telling Jim the story about his mystery girl back in college and with Jim putting the stories together he realizes that this could be Claire's baby daddy. He sets a dinner party where the two meet and the rest is history. Claire is so sarcastic but never holds anything back and we love that about her. Carter is such a sweetheart, and we love that he took on his Daddy roles with no hesitation. And than theres Gavin, the adorable little boy with the biggest fowl mouth ever! He was just too cute & hilarious!

We enjoyed every witty banter and the smut all neatly wrapped up to be a complete snort-fest. I think Wallbanger by Alice Clayton was the last time we laughed so hard. It's definitely NOT meant for public reading because you will be laughing out loud through the entire book.

Tara did an amazing job capturing ones attention in this book. We give this book 5 AMAZING STARS!!! It's definitely a book that we can read over and over again just to turn bad days upside down. This book should definitely be on your top TBR list!!!


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Red Hill by Jamie Mcguire (Cover Reveal)

Release Date:
October 1, 2013
When the world ends, can love survive?
For Scarlet, raising her two daughters alone makes fighting for tomorrow an everyday battle. Nathan has a wife, but can’t remember what it’s like to be in love; only his young daughter Zoe makes coming home worthwhile. Miranda’s biggest concern is whether her new VW Bug is big enough to carry her sister and their boyfriends on a weekend escape from college finals.

When reports of a widespread, deadly “outbreak” begin to surface, these ordinary people face extraordinary circumstances and suddenly their fates are intertwined. Recognizing they can’t outrun the danger, Scarlet, Nathan, and Miranda desperately seek shelter at the same secluded ranch, Red Hill. Emotions run high while old and new relationships are tested in the face of a terrifying enemy—an enemy who no longer remembers what it’s like to be human.

Set against the backdrop of a brilliantly realized apocalyptic world, love somehow finds a way to survive. But what happens when the one you’d die for becomes the one who could destroy you?

Red Hill grabs you from page one and doesn’t let go until its stunning conclusion. This is #1 New York Times bestselling author Jamie McGuire at her unforgettable best.

Monday, August 19, 2013

COVER REVEAL* Hopeless For You by Hayden Hill

HOPELESS FOR YOU by Hayden Hill is scheduled for release on September 21st, 2013. To be notified when the book comes out. click here.

Hopeless For You
By Hayden Hill
Release Date: September 1, 2013
Genre: New Adult Romance

Ash Jensen, a squeaky-clean sophomore at the University of Tennessee, has a trail of baggage a mile long. She swore she'd never love again but when she finds herself interned to a yummy Canadian conservation officer that promise is tested big-time. Kade Gyllenhahl sports wild tattoos, a rebellious attitude and a fohawk to die for. He's definitely the wrong man for her and she knows it. Kade doesn't have time for a girl like her. She's a pretentious, unreadable princess who lives her life by her parents' rules. Besides, he'll lose his job if he sleeps with Ash. Now if only he could get his mind off her.
When the two of them end up alone and isolated on a routine field trip into the woods, things get a little complicated...


Hayden Hill is the author of HOPELESS FOR YOU, an upcoming New Adult contemporary romance.

When not writing, Hayden enjoys photography and travel. Hayden is known to have a weakness for a certain white chocolate cheesecake...

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