30 August 2013

500 Like Giveaway Winners! Congratulations

Just wanting to briefly say Thank you for all the amazing support and encouragement since starting my Blog. 

I would like to Thank the following for their kind donations for making this giveaway possible:
* Becca The Bibliophile *Christa Cervone *Felicia Lynn * Raine Miller *Livia Jamerlan
*Cassandra Giovanni * Julie Prestsater *Kylie Scott *Tijan *Kelly Arlia *L.B. Simmons
*Madeline Sheehan *AL Jackson *Braxton Cole *MJ Carnal *Sophia Bleu *Laurelin Paige
*Megan Keith *Katy Evans *Maria DeStafino *Jacelyn Rye *S.E. Hall *Stephanie Witter
*Maya James *A.E. Neal *Chantal Fernando *Monica James * Lola Stark
*Bared Naked Words *Wine Relaxation & MY Kindle *I'll Be Reading *Hook Me Up Book Blog

Signed Paperback Searching For Moore by Julie A. Richman from Becca The Biblophile
Donna James 
Signed Paperback The Secret of Ella & Micha by Jessica Sorensen from Becca The Biblophile
Sandee Love Brad Ough 
Signed Paperback BROKEN, Bookmark & Tattoo by Christa Cervone
Lou Burkhart 
$20 Amazon Giftcard from Bared Nakes Words
Rudee Richards 
$5 Amazon Giftcard from Felicia Lynn
Joely Bogan 
Ebook Naked by Raine Miller
Lea Jerančič 
Ebook of Winners Choice Up to $3.99 from Livia Jamerlan
Diana Doan 
Ebook of Love Exactly with Bookmark & Magnet by Cassandra Giovanni
Kayla Hines 
Ebook of Playing Chase by Julie Prestater
Tammy Sommervold 
Ebook of Lick by Kylie Scott
Cindy Ledesma 
Ebook of Winners Choice of Tijan's Series from Tijan
Shawntelle J Belanger 
ARC Ebook of Perfect Match & Swag by Kelly Arlia
Tonya Albert Schenck 
Set of Ebooks of Running on Empty & Recovery by L/B. Simmons
Vicky Langley Kimble 
Ebook of choice from Jessica Wood or J.S. Cooper from Wine Relaxation & MY Kindle
Angel McGuffey 
Ebook of Choice from Madeline Sheehan Books
Rachel Rachie Hunt 
Eboof of Take This Regret by AL Jackson
Verna Mcqueen 
Ebooks of All Wrapped Up, Blown & Birthday Wishes by Braxton Cole
Latisha DePoortere 
Ebook of Taming the Bachelor by MJ Carnal
Christine Bennett 
Ebook of Catchling Liam bvy Sophia Bleu
Tiffany Clark 
Ebook of Fixed on You by Laurelin Paige
Jennifer Maxwell 
Ebook of Finding My Way by Megan Keith
Jean Rose 
Ebook of Real by Katy Evans
Karen Pierce Darby 
Ebook of Be All by Maria De Stafino
 Erica Elizabeth 
Ebook of Surrender to Fate by Jacelyn Rye
Katrina Whittaker 
Ebook of Emerge by S.E. Hall
Angela Ingham 
Ebook of Winners Choice up to Value of $3.99 from I’ll Be Reading
Tanya Y. Childress 
Ebook of Patch Up (TBR Sept 16th) by Stephanie Witter
Lisa Markson 
Ebook of Charity's Warrior by Maya James
Angela Ingham 
Ebook of Charity's Warrior by Maya James
Janina Steves 
ARC Ebook of Tied Up In Heartstrings (Rel Date  20 Sept) by Felicia Lynn
Irene Rosa 
ARC Ebook of Holding On To Love by A.E Neal
Verna Mcqueen 
Ebooks of James & Ryder by Chantal Fernando
Carmen Alejandra Cuba 
Ebook of Relentless by Cassia Leo from Hook Me Up Book Blog
Stacy Masters Smith
Swag Pack from Monica James
Kimberly Sheridan
Tattered Love Swag Pack from Lola Stark
Cyndi Chauvette Oteri

29 August 2013


 FAITHLESS By Amanda Bennett
Due out Sept/Oct 2013


Sometimes in the darkness, we find the light. At least the fortunate ones do. For those who don't want to find the light are sometimes forced into it. What do you do when a stranger in the darkness ends up being your savior?
Riley Turner never expected or wanted to see her twenty-first birthday, and she planned not to. Feeling lost and alone her entire life with no one to love or support her, there was never a reason to exist. That was until the stranger who saves her, becomes the one person to show her what life is really about. Riley finds her world being turned upside down and for the first time ever, finds herself wanting to live.
Everything happens for a reason, and sometimes that reason doesn't always make sense, especially when life hasn't always been so kind. Will Riley be able to over come her fears and finally find a reason to live her life, or will she see just how cruel life really can be after believing and taking a chance?

*WARNING this book contains mature content, language and sensitive situations


The crisp night air rustles my soft brown tendrils, making them tickle my cheeks. I glance down one last time as my bare toes dangle over the sandy edge. The sounds of cars passing below barely register in my mind, as I'm thinking of the things that I no longer have control over. Another gust of wind whips across my hyper sensitive skin, sending chills down my spine. A slight shiver has me crossing my arms across my chest to keep in the minimal amount of warmth still flowing through my body. The vast Pacific Ocean looks serene and unbelievably calm at this hour and I can't help but realize the draw people have to it's embrace.


I am the author of The Raine Series (currently available) which includes This Love of Mine, This Trust of Mine and This Heart of Mine, Misguided Heart, The Broken Series which includes Beautifully Broken, Breaking Beautiful and Unbreakable Hearts, Time To Let Go and my new contemporary romance novel Faithless, which is due out September/October 2013.

Amanda was born in Monroe, Washington but grew up in Arizona. She currently resides in Utah (soon to be Texas ;) with her husband, 2 boys and 2 dogs. I am who I am because of the people I have met and the things I have been through. I'm an author, a mother and a wife. When I'm not busy writing or reading, I like to hang with friends and family and watch some tv. I love that I get to do what I love.


TEASER & "END OF SUMMER" GIVEAWAY - Divided by Livia Jamerlan


Kneeling next to him on the bed, his lips covered mine as his hands reached for my neck pulling me closer to him. Needing to be closer, I wrap my hands around his hair deepening our kiss. I place my legs around his waist not letting go. He moves, pushing me back which causes me to lie on my back again. He covers my naked body with his. He pulls away from my lips and looks deep into my eyes.
"I promise I will try every day to make you smile."  He says, letting me know by the look in his eyes that I made the right decision.
I lean up and bring my lips to his again, exploring his mouth with my kiss. He is my undoing. Being underneath him is my serenity. His hands slowly reach down and grab my breasts. Reality sets in and hits me like a ton of bricks. We were made from one another. Our bodies perfectly united as one, every part of my body fits his, his hands fit perfectly around my breast, his lips mold perfectly to my nipples. Our bodies are synced as one.  He slowly rubs the tip of my nipples. I begin to arch my back as the purest of pleasure is shooting down into my core. Again.
"Please." I beg in between breaths. He pulls away bringing himself up so his mouth meets my neck. His favorite spot.
"Say it again. Beg for it." He commands with each soft kiss. He moves down my neck, towards my collarbone. The sweet tingly sensation cause by his lips makes my toes curl.
"Please." I breathe out as his hand continues tantalizing my nipple. He makes his way to my breast and looks up at me before he licks hard nipple ever so slowly. My eyes roll back into my head and he continues to lick one while softly pinching the other. The need for release is building but I don't know how much longer I can handle him teasing me. He switches to the other side. The teasing is no longer sweet but carnal. He is devouring each one like his favorite flavor of ice cream. 
"Please. Baby please I can't take it anymore."  I beg, needing his help with the ache between my legs.
He rises from my breast slowly placing feather soft kiss along my abdomen. When he spreads my legs my heart stops. I grip the sheets as I anticipate his dive into my core. Holding my breath waiting for his tongue to meet my clit, I feel my heart throbbing in my chest. When I feel his tongue on my most sensitive part, moans erupt from me that I can’t control. With my eyes closed, I feel him. He begins down low in my opening licking his way up to my swollen bead.
"I love how wet you are for me." He whispers as he takes his thumb and rubs it up and down on my clit. "Will you come for me Alani?"
"Uh-huh." I can barely mange to think let alone speak. The only thing I can think about or focus on is the most desirable man sitting in between my legs and savoring me. 


This giveaway is controlled by Livia Jamerlan

28 August 2013

COVER REVEAL, TEASER & GIVEAWAY: Running in Place (Mending Hearts #2) By L.B. Simmons

Expected release date: Late October 2013


Tatum O’Connell:
Some call me a party girl. People see me as happy, full of life, with absolutely no cares in the world. They see what I want them to see. But no one knows me - really knows me. Not even Noah Reese.  Mr. Perfect is always watching me, most likely judging every single imperfect thing I do. But, if Noah wants to keep an eye on me, that’s just fine. I definitely don’t mind. I just hope he doesn’t have any plans to save me from my new-found life of self-destruction because in order to save me, he will have to see me…

And I’m never going to let that happen.

Noah Reese:Perfect. That’s me. That’s the only acceptable way to be, according to my father. Perfect grades. Perfect manners. Perfect athlete. Perfect SAT scores. Perfect college. And recently, I was accepted into the perfect med school. My future has already been mapped out for me and there’s nothing that can change that. Not even Tatum O’Connell. That girl is out of control, yet for some reason, I can’t seem to keep my distance from her. I watch her closely, hoping that one day she’ll let me in, but watching her lead her life down the dangerous path she’s on right now isn’t easy…
I have a feeling I’m about to find myself swept away by the hurricane that is Tatum O’Connell.

“Two fleeting souls,

Unknowingly tethered.

Too slowly drawn,

Impatient fate calls.

The jolting collide intertwines their lives

And splinters their walls.”

“Catalyst” – Noah Reese

·        Mending Hearts #1 - Running on Empty
·        Mending Hearts #1.5 -  Recovery
·        Mending Hearts #2 - Running in Place

Still laughing and not paying attention, I round the corner, only to run straight into a completely different kind of trouble.  A brown-headed, blue-eyed, whirlwind kind of trouble.  A trouble that looks unbelievably hot in a tight-ass, short black dress.  A trouble wearing the highest black heels I’ve ever seen, heels that make her legs look unbelievable and should be outlawed judging by the bulge forming inside my dark Diesels. Damn. She’s also a trouble that I’ve formed a decent friendship with over the last few weeks, so any mental images I have of her doing certain things to me wearing those heels have got to go.

“Hey!” she says laughing as she flips her hair off her shoulders.  My eyes immediately land on her pouty lips, the clear shine reflecting off of them as she smiles. “What are you doing here?”
I clear my throat and tear my gaze from her mouth.  “Getting my check, you?”

She looks me up and down as she nods her head. “Me too,” she says clearing her own throat.  “Where are you going, looking all spiffy?”
I chuckle because only she would say spiffy.  “I’m taking Piper to that new club, Parallel. Where are you going looking all spiffy?”

She claps her hands together excitedly before taking my hand.  “We’re going there too!  Yay!”
I’m still surprised every time she touches me.  It’s such a drastic change from the first day at the duplexes.  As I think about the last month or so - all the times that we laughed together at something ridiculous that she said, or the fact that she insists on bumping hips with me every single time a song comes on the radio that she likes while singing at the top of her lungs, even the times she lightly brushes her hand across my arm while she’s speaking – there’s a level of comfort and ease about our friendship. Reason five hundred why I need to curb my inappropriate thoughts about this one.

I smile to myself as she tugs me harder.  “Where are you taking me?”
“To the employee bathroom!”

Well, that did absolutely nothing to fend off dirty thoughts.

She giggles. Obviously, she’s already started drinking.  Great.  Well, at least we’ll be at the same place so I can make sure Dickhead the Douchebag takes care of her.
“Because, I’m gonna fix your hair.  It looks too…perfect.  It needs to be messy – sexy, like you.” She stops dead in her tracks. “Um…I mean, as sexy as you look now.” She exhales, frustrated. “Sexily dressed, that’s what I mean.” She bites her bottom lip nervously as she mentally tries to hook her words and reel them back in.  I just laugh because she looks so damn cute.

“So, you think I’m sexy?”
Saying nothing else, she rolls her eyes and pulls me in the direction of the bathroom.  Once we arrive, she flips on the light and points at the toilet for me to take a seat. Turning on the faucet, she sets her purse on the counter and pulls out a travel size hairspray.  After digging around for a little while longer, she turns towards me.

“Well, I guess this will have to do.” She tilts her head to the left and then scrunches her mouth to the same side, deep in thought. Nodding to herself, she leans over and wets her fingers in the sink before stepping in between my legs.
She breathes in deeply before placing her fingers in my hair.  Slowly, she distributes the water throughout, often leaning back to the faucet to get more.  Her cool hands work from the sides of my head toward the top, where her fingers interlace to form a spiky section down the center. Then she bends at the waist, placing her face so close to mine, her breaths hit my mouth.  I know I can’t have her, but damn if I don’t want to take some piece of her with me. So greedily, I take in her air with every breath she releases. Her eyes still focused on my hair, I watch her mouth. Still breathing with her, I lick my lips, the movement distracting her so that she brings her blue eyes to mine. In silence, we stare, only the shared breaths between us are heard.

Taking her hand out of my hair, she places it on the side of my face and gently strokes my cheek with her thumb as we hold each other’s eyes.  Before long, I watch a soft saddened half-smile appear on her lips.  “Much better,” she says with one last soothing run of her thumb before she backs away.  Reaching for the hair spray, she tweaks the top of my hair, pulling random pieces in different directions before spraying them.  I fight the urge to put my hands around her waist and pull her into me.  To hold her. To have her.
Instead, I sit with my hands on my knees, wanting what I can’t have.

After a couple of more sprays, she steps back.  “All done. You’re good to go. To the bar. With Piper,” she says, the pitch of her voice getting higher with each incomplete sentence spoken.  There’s no mistaking the heartache radiating between the both of us.  It’s so thick I could slice it with a knife.

L.B. Simmons is a graduate of Texas A&M University and
holds a degree in Biomedical Science. She has been a practicing Chemist for the last 11 years. She lives with her husband and three daughters in Texas and writes every chance she gets.

CONNECT WITH L.B. Website ~ Facebook  ~  Twitter ~ Goodreads
To celebrate the cover of her newest novel, Running in Place, L.B. is offering her readers an awesome Giveaway!
·        Winner 1: $100 Amazon gift card 
Winner 2: A set of signed paperbacks of Running on Empty and Recovery.
·        Winner 3: ARC of Running in Place, to be sent to the winner in mid October.