9.02.2014

Teaser Tuesday - Sept 2

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday Sept 2 Academy of LOve
Title: Academy of Love
Author: Kate Deveaux
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: September 2013
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#Review - Taken By Tuesday by @catherinebybee #Romance #Suspense #Giveaway





Taken By Tuesday
(The Weekday Bride Series, Book 5)
by:  Catherine Bybee


Publication:  Montlake Romance ,  Aug. 12, 2014
ISBN:  1477823778
ASIN:  B00HST8JT0Length: 309 pagesGenre:  Contemporary Romance


Blurb: 
 
JUDY GARDNER:
College graduate Judy stands ready to conquer the world... if she can find a job.  Hoping to transition from aspiring architect to famous architect as quickly as possible, the dark-haired beauty moves to LA, staying in the home of her celebrity brother, Michael Wolfe.  But it's hard for Judy to focus on work when the sexy bodyguard she fell for last summer keeps showing up in her life and leaving her breathless.

RICK EVANS: 
With his hard body, green eyes, and easy smile, Rick could have any woman he wants.  But the Marine-turned-bodyguard only has eyes for Judy and her spitfire attitude.  When a faceless villain attacks Judy, Rick will stop at nothing to protect the woman who has opened his heart from the monster hunting her. 

PRAISE FOR TAKEN BY TUESDAY 

"Readers will fall in love with Rick, who is the ultimate book boyfriend with his good looks and bad-ass attitude." - RT Book Reviews, Top Pick@, 4 1/2 Stars  
 


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My Thoughts :

I know every time I write a review on Catherine's books I gush on and on about what a great author she is.  I promise I won't do that too much this time..  Not that she isn't  a great author- oh she is.. But I've reviewed enough of her books by now that you definitely know how much I love her.   It's a love that is deep and true.

Again, each and every time I read a book in her series, I declare that THIS is my favorite book in the series.   Well... uhmm yeah..  I can't help that she keeps making them better and better!! lol!  One thing I always hate about a great book is that eventually it ends.  It doesn't matter how well it ends, if the book is amazing (and Catherine's always are!) then I want MORE.  This is what I love about her books -- each new book in the series still includes our previous couples.  Not as a main role anymore, of course, but they are in there enough that we get to catch little glimpses of their lives and how things are going for them.   That warms my greedy book loving heart!

Taken by Tuesday is Judy & Rick's story..  I've been waiting to hear their story since we first met them earlier in the series.  Pair an ambitious college graduate who doesn't have time for love to distract her from her life plan with a determine Marine-turned-bodyguard who has been waiting for his chance to pounce on her..  I'm putting my money on the Marine any day :-)   Judy is a lovely little spitfire who loves to hustle pool (although it's not hustling if they aren't playing for high stakes and always warn the people they are playing, right?!) and has more courage than most people twice her age.   When someone begins stalking her, she has nerves of steel.   Rick is determine to date Judy despite her constantly pushing him away- when he finally gets her to go on a date with him, she is attacked by her stalker.  He is now thrust into the role of protector and also suspect (in the eyes of the police). 

I felt like I waited forever but this suspenseful, sexy romantic novel was well worth the wait!  These books just continue to draw me in and I can't wait for the next installment.   While I sit here and mourn the fact that there should only be 2 more books in this series, I will begin to read the entire series over again - because yes, I am that person who re-reads her favorite books over and over again.. LoL! 

Read my reviews on the rest of the series --   Wife by Wednesday - Book 1,  Married by Monday- Book 2,  Fiance by Friday - Book 3,  Single by Saturday- Book 4

*I received an ARC of this book in order to review it.  The free book in no way influences my opinion!! *





A throaty laugh made him pause. 
He knew that laugh.
The smile on his face suddenly felt more genuine. His gaze slid across the room when she laughed again. Her back was to him, but it was her…Utah. She held her cue stick and pointed at a corner pocket. “Watch ‘em and weep.”
She sunk the eight ball like it was her bitch and the guys around the table groaned. A short-haired blonde lifted her hand and made a grabby motion with her fingers. “Pay up!” Utah laughed, laid her cue on the table, and grabbed the bottle of beer at her side. All the while Rick just watched the interplay. She wore tight jeans, a tucked in tank that hugged her waist in a mouth-watering way …over the ensemble was a jean jacket that he could easily picture draped over the handlebars of his motorcycle. “I think we just got hustled,” one of the young college kids said as he shoved his hands in his wallet to pay his debt.
“I tried to warn you.”
Judy’s friend shoved the bills into her pocket faster than the waitress had. “Anyone else? Twenty buck minimum with a round of drinks.”
This might be fun.
Rick took a step forward and lifted his voice above the crowd. “A hundred bucks.”
Utah froze, but didn’t turn around. He wondered if she recognized his voice. Had she thought about him in the last year? With the exception of her brother’s divorce party, he hadn’t seen her…not outside of a wet dream or two. The blonde swiveled her head like a snake to prey and her eyes did that sweeping thing that happened to him once in a while. Rick knew he wasn’t hard on the eyes, knew he filled out his shirt like a Marine should. His thick shoulders and neck screamed military or linebacker. He did play a little football in high school.
 “Who the hell are you?” the blonde mumbled.
 Rick chuckled.
 Judy slowly turned and had to tilt her head back to look at him. “Green Eyes.”
“Hey, Utah.”
 “You know this guy?” The blonde shoved next to Judy and nudged her arm.
God, she was even more adorable than he remembered. He didn’t let her eyes go, just matched her stare. A blush rose to her cheeks and a few freckles peeked through. Her snarky remark about his presence was a heartbeat away. He’d lay another hundred bucks on the table as a bet that the next words out of her mouth would shock everyone within earshot. “Did the steroid train stop in town when I wasn’t looking?”
The blonde started to laugh.
Rick stepped even closer so barely an inch separated them. The smile never left his face. “I hear steroids shrink dicks.”
As if she couldn’t help herself, Judy glanced down and it was Rick’s turn to laugh. He brushed the edge of her body with his and removed the cue from the table. “What do ya say, Utah? I’ll even let you break. Ladies first and all that.”
Rick knew they were drawing a crowd, but the interplay between them matched the sparks that hovered over them like a damn rainbow, and he was powerless to care what anyone thought.
“A hundred bucks is steep, Judy.”
“S’okay, Meg…Rick’s a big talker. Besides, he doesn’t know what I’m capable of.”
Rick shook his head and clicked his tongue. “Now, now…don’t want to show all your cards.”
“She’s really good, dude,” the guy she’d relieved of twenty bucks said from across the table.
 Rick lowered his voice. “Will you go easy on me, Babe?”
Judy regained some of her lost composure and pushed away from his personal space. “Not on your life. And I’m not your babe!”
 We’ll see about that. He couldn’t stop smiling.





New York Times & USA Today  bestselling author Catherine Bybee was raised in Washington State, but after graduating high school, she moved to Southern California in hopes of becoming a movie star.  After growing bored with waiting tables, she returned to school and became a registered nurse, spending most of her career in urban emergency rooms.  She now writes full-time and has penned the Weekday Bride Series and the Not Quite Series.  Bybee lives with her husband and two teenage sons in Southern California. 


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9.01.2014

Edge of Falling by @ValiaLind #Contemporary #YA #Giveaway



Title: Edge of Falling
Author: Valia Lind
Series: Falling, #2
Genre: Contemporary YA
Publication: August 1, 2014

For Chance, there's always only been Dakota.

He's been in love with the girl since the day they met. He's tried everything to get her to notice him and nothing has worked. So when things suddenly start moving in the right direction, Chance can't believe his luck.

Until Kyle comes along.

Kyle is like a new shiny toy and Dakota loves new and shiny. She falls for the tall, blonde and gorgeous fast and without looking back. Dating the summer before college wasn't in the plans, but come on, Kyle is perfect. So why does Chance and his snarky grin keeps popping up in her mind now that Dakota has found her happiness?

When Chance's world comes crashing down, Dakota proves the strength of their friendship, surprising herself and everyone around her, by helping him pick up the pieces. In return, Chance is finally able to crack her hard shell, discovering that not everything is sunny in Dakota-land. Her world is not what it seems on the outside, and together, they're able to pull each other to the brink of safety and sanity.

Dakota likes that things are simple with Kyle, so why does she feel more like herself around Chance?

As graduation grows closer, both Chance and Dakota learn that the plans you make for your life don't always play out the way you expect them and sometimes, everything starts to make sense when you find yourself on the edge of falling.



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About Valia


Author. Photographer. Artist. Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, Valia Lind always had a love for the written word. She wrote her first full book on the bathroom floor of her dormitory, while procrastinating to study for her college classes. Upon graduation, she has moved her writing to more respectable places, and have found her voice in Young Adult fiction. Falling by Design is her debut young adult novel. You can visit her online at www.valialind.blogspot.com or follow her on twitter, where she spends way too much time, @ValiaLind.



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The Last One by @Tawdra - Pre-Order now !!

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TLOEbook   Meghan Hawthorne is restless. The last year has been a roller coaster: her widowed mother just married a long-time family friend. Her younger brother unexpectedly became a father and a husband. Everyone's life is changing. . .except for hers. As she begins her final summer of college, Meghan's looking for excitement and maybe a little romance. Nothing serious; this girl just wants to have fun.

But the only man for Meghan turns out to be the last one she expects.

Sam Reynolds doesn't need excitement, and he doesn't want romance. Fun is out of the question. He's been the steady, responsible one since his parents were killed, and serious is his way of life.

When Sam rescues Meghan alongside a dark Georgia backroad, she falls hard for his deep brown eyes and slow drawl. But making him see her as more than just a party girl won't be easy. Sam's tempted by the fiery young artist, even as he realizes that giving into his feelings will mean radical change. . .maybe more than he can handle.

Nobody ever said love was simple.  

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Release Date: September 28th


 Tawdra Kandle has been a writer since the invention of the pen. Her first published work appeared in Child's Life magazine when she was 13. After a brief, thirty-year hiatus, she published a young adult quartet, The King Series. More recently, she's released contemporary and paranormal romances in both the adult and New Adult genres. Tawdra lives in central Florida with her husband and children, of both skin and fur types. And yes, she has purple hair.

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