Monday, June 30, 2014

Reading Addiction Promo Blitz & Giveaway for The Trouble With Flying by Rachel Morgan

The Trouble With Flying - PROMO Blitz By Rachel Morgan
Young Adult/New Adult

Date Published: June 24, 2014

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When introvert Sarah boards a plane to fly home after an overseas holiday, the last thing she expects is Aiden, the guy sitting next to her who’s never flown anywhere before and refuses to shut up. Hours of random conversation later, they part ways. Sarah can’t stop thinking about Aiden, though, and wondering if she made a terrible mistake letting him go. Should she abandon her safe, predictable life and go in search of him, or would she be chasing a happily ever after that could never exist in real life?



I don’t make friends on aeroplanes. I know there are people who like to strike up a conversation with the complete stranger sitting next to them, but that’s not me. It’s not that I’m an unfriendly person. It’s more the fact that the conversation centre of my brain seems to seize up in the presence of strangers, and I can’t for the life of me figure out what to say. And even if the other person is happy to simply babble on while I pretend to listen and be interested, I’d really rather be doing something else. Like reading. Or watching a movie. Or sleeping. Or trying to figure out how to stop crying.

Yes. Crying. Because if being shy and awkward isn’t enough, today I’m adding red eyes, tears, and suppressed sobs to the embarrassing mix.

I stare out the tiny, oval window at the patches of reflected light on the wet runway and silently ask God to leave the seat next to me empty. I can’t deal with a chatty neighbour right now. I’d rather watch the black sky and incessant rain until we reach cruising altitude. Then I’ll close my eyes and let sleep take the pain away.

Oh, STOP IT. It’s not like someone died.

I wiggle around a bit in my seat and sniff, trying to listen to my inner pep-talk voice. Think of the good things, I tell myself. I’m on my way home. I’m leaving behind the dreary, wet weather for a sunny, summer climate. That, at least, should make me happy. But thinking about home leads to thoughts ofwho I’m flying towards, and that only makes my stomach twist further.

I hear the sound of a bag being dumped onto the seat at the end of my row. There are only three seats between the window and the aisle—mine and two others—so there’s a fifty-fifty chance this person is about to plonk him or herself down right next to me.

I angle myself more towards the window and swipe my fingers beneath my eyes. I start the furious tear-banishing blinking. Stop crying, stop crying, stop crying. All I need now is for someone to see my blotchy, wet face and start asking me what’s wrong.

I hear someone settling into a seat. I don’t feel movement right beside me, so it must be the aisle seat. Fantastic. I send up a quick thank-you prayer and remind God that it would be spectacularly awesome if He could keep the seat next to me empty.

A tickle inside my left nostril alerts me to the fact that my nose is dribbling. I sniff, but it doesn’t help.Crap, where are my tissues? I lean forward and reach down by my feet for my handbag. Brown strands of hair fall in front of my face and block my vision, but if I can just get the zip open and feel past my purse to the tissues—

No. Too late. Now it’s trickling down my lip and I’m digging around in the bag and I can’t feel the stupid tissues and a drop of tear-snot just landed on my hand and yuck! I haul the ridiculous handbag—I told Jules I didn’t need something so big—onto my lap with one hand while holding the back of my other hand to my nose. And there the tissues are. Right next to my purse. Perfectly easy to find. I rip one from the packet and jam it against my nose to stop the tear-snot flood.

And that’s when I catch a glimpse of the guy sitting in the aisle seat. A quick sideways glimpse, but enough to tell me he’s cute. Excellent cheekbones, a strong jawline, and perfectly messy dark brown hair. Terrific. My nose is dripping snot in front of a cute guy. Not that I should care that he’s cute, or that he’s a guy, because it’s not like I’m going to talk to him, and it’s not like I’m even available—am I? I don’t actually know. And thinking about that makes me want to cry all over again—but STILL. I don’t want to look blotchy and snotty in front of a cute guy.
About the Author:

Rachel Morgan was born in South Africa and spent a large portion of her childhood living in a fantasy land of her own making. After completing a degree in genetics, she decided science wasn't for her--after all, they didn't approve of made-up facts. These days she spends much of her time immersed in fantasy land once more, writing fiction for young adults.

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Goddess Fish Review Tour & Giveaway for Riveting His Attention by May Williams

Welcome to my stop on the Review Tour, hosted by Goddess Fish Promotions, for Riveting His Attention by May Williams.  Please leave a comment or question for May to let her know you stopped by. 
May will be awarding a $15 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour, so please be sure to leave your email address with your comment.  You can also follow the rest of the tour here, the more stops you visit, the better your odds of winning.  My review is pending and should be posted later today. 

Riveting His Attention
By May Williams
Impressions, Book 2

Publisher: Turquoise Morning Press
Release Date: March 17, 2014
Genre: Historical Romance
Length: 188 Pages
ISBN:  978-1-62237-268-3

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Jim Ferguson hides from his past and focuses on his future until Lady Ella Harwich rivets his attention.

Lady Ella Harwich is capricious. At least that’s what her older brother thinks. However, when it comes to Jim Ferguson, Lady Ella is quite serious. One long, lingering kiss put Jim at the center of her romantic desires and at the top of her list of suitors. And she plans to keep him there. Unfortunately, Jim wants off her list because of a secret past, a career as a shipbuilder instead of a gentleman, and his own inability to resist her. Proving her love—and his worthiness for her love—is Ella’s only way to rivet his attention.


Smiles were rarities on Jim’s face and this one was pure pleasure. After shaking hands with the engine room workers, he looked to her, the smile still in place. If she didn’t already love him, she would have fallen at that moment when he included her in his triumph. Their eyes met and held despite the heat, noise, and confusion. A connection as strong as the bolted together parts established itself between them.

A worker asked Jim a question redirecting his gaze, but the bond was there. When he made his way to her, she couldn’t contain the silly, feminine smile on her face.

“Congratulations,” she yelled. “I’m not sure what happened, but it seemed right.” She could have been speaking of the mechanics of the situation, but she wasn’t. Everything between them seemed right. For the first time, Jim seemed comfortable with her loving him and she dared to hope that he’d act on how she knew he felt about her.

“The engine turned the propeller under us. You could feel the wash of the screw turning.” Since she’d seen sketches of the ship, she understood what he meant, but the ground moving under her feet was from an entirely different cause. “Come see the rest of what we’re building.”

The we probably didn’t include her, but the way he said it, with the calm, confident expression on his face, pulled her in.

Taking her hand, he led her up one flight and through a maze of rooms where men worked. Finally, they reached an empty cabin. Dark wood, masculine and strong, covered the walls and floor, and a bank of windows faced off the stern of the ship. He shut the cabin’s door blocking out the sounds of hammers and men’s voices. His hand still gripped hers and he gave no sign of relinquishing it.

“The captain’s quarters,” he said, his voice gravelly.

“Very official looking,” she responded, wondering where this was going. Jim was not the reserved, controlled Jim. He had the look of a slightly wild horse just released from its harness.

“I’m feeling unofficial.” His eyes darkened to the color of sky at twilight as he drew her closer, crushing her gown, but feeding her passion. “You have to give me a congratulatory kiss.” With one finger, he lifted her chin a fraction until their lips almost met and he waited.

She considered being difficult by giving him a peck on the cheek.

So she waited.

When his finger wandered down the line of her throat to caress along her collarbone, she concluded being difficult was overrated. Her lips parted before making contact with his, launching the kiss from tender to tempestuous before she got her arms around his neck.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

May loves romance. Big pink roses, chocolate hearts, sunset walks, but, most of all, she loves romance novels. She’s been reading romances since she first discovered the public library where the librarians didn't notice or didn't care what she was checking out even though she hadn't hit puberty yet.

Since then, May has continued to read every genre of romance, but she writes mostly historical. Places and time periods have stories to tell. And she likes to listen. Her most recent novels are Victorian era pieces where she can imagine beautiful gowns and elegant teas.

When May’s not writing, she manages a houseful of children, pets, and flowers grown in her garden.




Twitter: @maywilliams2


Don't forget to leave a comment or question for May to let her know you stopped by.  May will be awarding a $15 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour, so please be sure to leave your email address with your comment.  You can also follow the rest of the tour here, the more stops you visit, the better your odds of winning.

Book Monster Blast & Giveaway for Dangerously His Series by A.M. Griffin

Dangerously Mine
Loving Dangerously, Book #1

After aliens invade and conquer Earth, Eva is transported to a distant slave trading planet. Escape and freedom are her only priority, but none of her martial arts training prepared her for what she faces. She finds herself enslaved to the warrior King Taio. Eva’s drawn  to this sexy alien male who ignites her heart and body.

Taio is disgusted with the idea of  owning a slave—until now. From the moment he sees her, he knows Eva is his for  the taking. Torn between lust and duty, Taio knows nothing will stop him from  protecting his little warrior.

Publisher’s Note: This story was  previously published elsewhere under the title Taken: Eva and has been revised  for Ellora’s Cave.

Reader Advisory: Eva’s sexual awakening includes brief female/female exploration.

Buy Links:  Kindle * Ellora’s Cave * ARe * Audible

Dangerously Yours
Loving Dangerously, Book #2
The steamy standalone sequel to Dangerously Mine.

Kane Epps divides his life into two distinct parts—before the alien invasion and after. Before the invasion, he had a pregnant wife and a high-powered job. After the invasion, he’s left with only himself and his hatred for all things alien. He channels his bitterness by captaining a vessel of renegade humans—space pirates who don’t think twice about taking what they need.

Princess Sa’Mya is on the run. She and a few trusted advisers fled her home planet, only to be captured by the sexy, dangerous Captain Epps. He claims to hate aliens but can’t seem to resist touching her or kissing her…everywhere. As Kane introduces Sa’Mya to ever-increasing, unimaginable realms of pleasure, the princess becomes determined to earn his trust. She’s used to getting what she wants. And this time, what she wants is Kane Epps.

Inside Scoop: This space-opera romance contains male/male sex scenes, girl-on-girl action, group sex and some good old-fashioned voyeurism.

Buy Links:  Kindle * Ellora’s Cave * ARe * Audible

Dangerously Hers
Loving Dangerously, Book #3

Jess hates aliens. After the invasion that destroyed Earth, the extraterrestrial bastards sold her to a brothel as a sex slave. She may have escaped but the old memories and fears still linger in the dark corners of her mind. Supposedly Sonis is just the place for her—somewhere safe, where she can heal and start fresh. She’s almost hopeful…until she meets Rasha, her new boss.

 Rasha, Captain of the Sonis Royal Guard, is a warrior through and through. He’s huge, sinfully sexy and could have any woman on Sonis—but the woman he wants is Jess. He’s very much an alien and Jess knows she should hate him or at least be wary, but whenever he’s around, she loses control. She tells herself it’s only sex—amazing, mind-blowing sex like nothing else she’s ever experienced—but there’s something about Rasha that shakes her soul. The feel of his skin against hers, the look in his eyes as he touches her—they make her want to believe it’s possible to find love and begin  again.

 A Romantica® science fiction erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

Buy Links:  Kindle * Ellora’s Cave * ARe * Audible

Dangerously His
Loving Dangerously, Book #4

Justin “JB” Blake has never met a woman he couldn’t bed—or one he wants to keep. That changes the second he lays eyes on Princess Saia Xochis. The beautiful alien makes his body burn and his heart ache. She will be his. All JB has to do is risk life and limb at the hands of her abusive father, her protective brother, and her warmongering intended mate.

The possibilities of death and dismemberment have never stopped him before.

Inside Scoop:  This book has a small taste of female/female fun—as well as scenes of abuse that are decidedly not fun.

A Romantica® sci-fi erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

AVAILABLE NOW:  Amazon * Ellora’s Cave


A. M. Griffin is a wife who rarely cooks, mother of three, dog owner (and sometimes dog owned), a daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She’s a hard worker whose two favorite outlets are reading and writing. She enjoys reading everything from mystery novels to historical romances and of course fantasy romance. She is a believer in the unbelievable, open to all possibilities from mermaids in our oceans and seas, angels in the skies and intelligent life forms in distant galaxies.

Tour Schedule

6/16   Bookswagger

6/18   Bookin' It Reviews

6/19   Kawehi's Book Blog

6/20   Tome Tender

6/21   Aly's Miscellany

6/22   Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess

6/22   Sassy Book Lovers

6/23   For Whom The Books Toll

6/24   Angels with Attitude Book Reviews

6/27   Queen of the Night Reviews

6/28   Kristina's Books & More

6/29   Dirty Girl Romance

6/29   Mythical Books

6/30   Inside the Pages of a Book

7/01   Queen of the Night Reviews

7/04   Book Monster Reviews

7/06   Book Lovin' Mamas

7/07   Monlatable Book Reviews

7/10   Eclipse Reviews

7/14   Karen Swart

7/19   Darkest Cravings

7/18   Romance Novel Giveaways

7/19   Paranormal Romance and Beyond

7/19   Coffee Talk Writers

7/20   In The Pages of a Good Book

Book Monster Virtual Promo & Giveaway for the SEALS OF SUMMER Anthology

Welcome to my stop on The Seals of Summer Promo Event and Giveaway, hosted by Book Monster Promotions.  Please leave a comment or question for the authors to let them know you stopped by.  

The SEALs of Summer Military Super-bundle of ten novellas and novels hit both the New York Times and the USA Today bestseller lists… now read the next books from authors Anne Marsh, Cora Seton, Zoe York, Kimberley Troutte, S.M. Butler, and Jennifer Lowery.

SWEET BURN by Anne Marsh:

It’s supposed to be a quick wedding hook-up. She’s lonely. He’s available. After seeing Rio Donovan and Gia Jackson down the aisle, the sizzling sexual chemistry between Mimi Hart and Mack Landry has this pair burning up the sheets in a night of no-holds fantasies. One night. No regrets. And no promises. As Strong’s resident bad girl and bartender, Mimi has earned every inch of her reputation. Tattoos, motorcycles and dancing on the bar—Mimi’s all in. She’s fun and she’s tough, a hot sex-on-the-pool-table woman—not a sunset-and-kisses sweetheart. Until her wedding hook-up, Mack Landry, turns into a man on a sensual mission…and threatens to send her heart into freefall even as her own past threatens to catch up with her.

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To learn more about Ann Marsh and her books, visit her website:


When a damaged soldier and a disgraced Hollywood actress agree to marry for a year, can they remember that it's only supposed to be an act?

Buy Links:  Amazon * B&N * iTunes * Kobo * ARe * GooglePlay 

To learn more about Cora Seton and her books, visit her website:

THE MAZE by Jennifer Lowery

Former Navy SEAL, Noah Kincaid, bears the responsibility of fellow counterterrorist operative, Atalanta Devayne’s, imprisonment, torture and retirement. Now the drug lord has resurfaced and set up an elaborate plan to exact his revenge on Attie. Noah and Attie must face challenges to overcome the past and accept their feelings for each other before the danger that tore them apart separates them forever.

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To learn more about Jennifer Lowery and her books, visit her website:

LOCK AND LOAD by Kimberley Troutte:

When a Chinese gaming company tricks Amber Fitz into hacking the U.S. Department of Defense to extract weaponry secrets, can she trust Charlie Handly and his newly-formed SEAL team to get her out of China and protect the secrets in her hands?

Buy Link:  Amazon

To learn more about Kimberley Troutte and her books, visit her website:


Addison Hardy kept Navy SEAL Eamon Murphy twisted in knots growing up, with her vivacious smile and her gorgeous curves. He thought he was over his best friend’s sister. But finding her at the wrong end of his weapon three years later is only the beginning, and Murphy just might have to break all his rules to keep her safe.

Buy Links:  Amazon * B&N * iTunes * Kobo

To learn more about S.M. Butler and her books, visit her website:


Beth Stewart is ready to find a nice guy and settle down. But the only man who makes her tingle also drives her crazy in the non-sexy, work-related way. When her bosses hire Finn Howard as a marketing consultant for their growing winery, Beth is sure working together is going to be a complete disaster. Finn knows he can't give Beth what she wants--and a nice guy would walk away. But when a long day of work turns into a private night, fueled by wine and pent-up desire, he gives in to his baser instincts. Damn the consequences. Latest in the sexy small town Wardham series!

Buy Links:  Amazon * B&N * iTunes * Kobo * ARe * GooglePlay

To learn more about Zoe York and her books, visit her website:

Tour Schedule

6/16   A Book, A Beer, & A Dream      

6/16   Books Books and More books 

6/18   The Snarkology     

6/18   Vampires, Werewolves, & Fairies, Oh My (Anne Marsh Excerpt 1)

6/18   More Romance Please   

6/19   Rage Sex and Teddy Bears

6/19   Mythical Books      (Jennifer Lowery Excerpt)

6/20   Snarky Mom Reads... (Core Seton Excerpt)

6/21   Angels With Attitude Book Reviews

6/21   Dirty Girl Romance (Anne Marsh Excerpt 2)

6/23   For Whom The Books Toll (Kimberley Troutt Excerpt)   

6/23   Bookin' It Reviews           

6/24   Inner Goddess       

6/25   Romance Junkies  (SM Butler Excerpt)

6/25   Literary Nook        

6/26   Kristina's Books & More

6/27   Queen of the Night Reviews   

6/27   Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess 

6/27   Sassy Book Lovers (Zoe York Excerpt)          

6/28   Queentutt's World of Escapism          

6/28   In the Pages of a Good Book    

6/29   For the Love of Bookends (Anne Marsh Excerpt 3)

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Goddess Fish Super Book Blast & Giveaway for Circle of Dishonor by Carla Swafford

Welcome to my stop on the Super Book Blast Tour, hosted by Goddess Fish Promotions, for Circle of Dishonor by Carla Swafford.  Please leave a comment or question for Carla to let her know you stopped by. 
Carla will award one copy of CIRCLE OF DISHONOR at every stop to a randomly drawn commenter, and a $25 Amazon/BN GC to one randomly chosen winner via Rafflecopter during the tour, please be sure to leave your email address with your comment.  You can also follow the rest of the tour here, the more stops you visit, the better your odds of winning.

Circle of Dishonor
By Carla Swafford
The Circle Series Novella

Publisher:  Carla Swafford
Release Date: June 23, 2014
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: 65 Pages
ISBN:  9781498944854

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John “Ice” Takahashi’s final job for The Circle has an unexpected hitch in it; he’s fallen for an innocent civilian and his enemies know it. With his mission in a shambles, he’ll do anything to protect her, including kill. So how can a man without honor prove he’s worthy of her love?

Lena Matthews feels like she’s playing with fire by dating the mysterious Master J. He’s exotic, dangerous, and exactly what she needs in her boring life. With the bad guys bearing down on them, she discovers a whole new world of sensuality that binds her heart to his forever.


John Takahashi, also called Ice in the more deadly corners of the world, watched from the shadows as the woman slid into her Nissan Altima. He wanted to be certain she safely reached her car.

His hands tightened on the steering wheel.

A burly fellow strolled by Lena’s car and continued to the next lane without glancing her way. John’s hold eased up. If the man had attempted to attack her, bloody fat limbs would be scattered across the parking lot within seconds. He’d never allow anyone to harm her. Hell, if the man only spoke to her, John was unsure of his reaction. He’d never felt this way before. Possessiveness wasn’t his usual response. He only knew she belonged to him.

From the first moment he saw her five weeks ago, intently watching him from the coffee shop, he’d decided to meet her. Her contradicting shyness and boldness amused him. The two times he’d allowed her to see him watching her, she’d looked away, blushing. He liked that. From the way she walked and held herself, he suspected she was a woman used to taking orders from a man. After being with so many women with that certain need, he had a sixth sense about such matters.

His contacts reported that her husband had died three years earlier. She wasn’t a flirt and hadn’t dated during that period. She dressed stylishly but modestly. Her hours were spent working in her house and in the flower beds surrounding her home. Occasionally, she had lunch with friends and attended charity functions, but nothing more.

Of course, their time in the coffee shop had been a test. If she’d been too timid or too bold, their time together would have ended without a dinner invitation. He wanted a woman willing to take commands but strong enough to demand what she needed in return.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Carla Swafford is a lithe twenty-nine year old with long auburn hair and sparkling dark eyes who loves dancing with her gypsy friends. Geez! Can you tell I love writing fiction? Now for the real stuff: I'm married to my high school sweetheart and live in Alabama. I swear my stories are more exciting.

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