Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Teaser Tuesday #127 – Kiss the Sky by Krista and Becca Ritchie

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
Kiss the Sky
Krista and Becca Ritchie
Series: Calloway Sisters #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: February 20th 2014
I just loved Connor and Rose's story... Who would've thought Connor had that dangerous side *wink*

“One day,” he breathes, “we’re going to look back and recount all that we’ve done together. And we’re going to think, goddamn we were only twenty-four.” 
My eyes well. “We’re the responsible pair.” 
“The ones who clean everyone’s messes.” 
“The ones everyone turns to,” I add. 
“The most adult, even though we’re fairly new at this.” 
I laugh into a tearful smile. This is about to happen. We’re going to be together. It feels like the start of a lifetime. Any fears I ever had, any reservations, are gone. I trust that he’ll stay here, for me. 
That I am more than just a chase. 
“Kiss the sky with me,” Connor whispers, a beautiful smile pulling his lips, “and don’t ever come down.”

~ Kindle Page 432

Release Day Blitz/Giveaway ~ The Summer Series Paperback by C.J. Duggan

The Summer Series box set (books 1-3) can now be purchased in one paperback! C.J. Duggan is an Australian author and this series is set downunder, and if you were growing up in the 90’s, like me, I am sure you will enjoy this series!!  
Title: Summer Series Boxed Set
Author: C.J. Duggan
Series: The Summer Series
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Published: November 7th 2014

After first shift disasters, rude wealthy tourists, and a taunting ex boyfriend, Tess is convinced nothing good can come from working her summer away. However, Tess finds unlikely allies in a group of locals dubbed ‘The Onslow Boys’, who are old enough to drive cars, drink beer, and not worry about curfews. Tess’s summer of working expands her world with a series of first times with new friends, forbidden love, and heartbreaking chaos.
All with the one boy she has never been able to forget.
It will be a summer she will always remember.


With the new threat of putting the Onslow up for sale, Amy reluctantly turns to a local tradesman for help: Sean Murphy, the very same Onslow boy who saved her life all those years ago. With his help and that of some old friends, the task is clear: spend the summer building the hotel back up to its former glory or lose it for good.

In an endless summer, Amy soon realises that sometimes in order to save your future, you have to face your past, even if it’s in the form of a smug, gorgeous Onslow boy.


Now the countdown begins to reach the others at Point Shank before the party is over and the new year has begun. Alone in a car with only the infuriating Chris Henderson, Tammy can’t help but feel this is a disastrous start to what could have been a great adventure. But when the awkward road trip takes an unexpected turn, Tammy soon discovers that the way her traitorous heart feels about Chris is the biggest disaster of all.

Fogged up windows, moonlight swimming, bad karaoke and unearthed secrets; after this one summer nothing will ever be the same again.
Buy Now - Amazon / iTunes

Monday, January 26, 2015

Review ~ Kiss the Sky by Krista and Becca Ritchie

Title: Kiss the Sky
Author: Krista and Becca Ritchie
Series: Calloway Sisters #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: February 20th 2014

Virgin. Sex addict. Daredevil. Alcoholic. Smartass … Jackass. Her five friends are about to be filmed. Reality TV, be prepared.

Rose Calloway thought she had everything under control. At twenty-three, she’s a Princeton graduate, an Academic Bowl champion, a fashion designer and the daughter of a Fortune 500 mogul. But with a sex addict as a sister and roommate, nothing comes easy.

After accepting help from a producer, Rose agrees to have her life filmed for a reality television show. The Hollywood exec is her last chance to revive her struggling fashion line, and boundaries begin to blur as she’s forced to make nice with a man who always has his way.

Twenty-four-year-old Connor Cobalt is a guy who bulldozes weak men. He’s confident, smart-as-hell and lives with his equally ambitious girlfriend, Rose Calloway. Connor has to find a way to protect Rose without ruining the show. Or else the producer will get what Connor has always wanted—Rose’s virginity.

This New Adult Romance can be described as Friends meets The Real World. Expect fist fights, drugs, sex of varying degrees, crude humor and competitive alpha males. Definitely for mature readers audiences only.
Buy Now - Amazon
It has been a long time coming, but I finally picked up the spin off books in the Addicted series… and I really wished I had done so sooner! I forgot how much that I love the world and characters that the Ritchie sisters have created and I just loved seeing them all again.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Nomi’s Weekly Wrap Up 122

Nomi’s Weekly Wrap Up is a combined meme with the Sunday Post hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, Bought, Borrowed and Bagged hosted by Braine @ Talk Supe and Stacking The Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. I’ll share news, post a recap of the past week and tell you what will be happening on my blog in the week ahead. I will also tell you about the books and goodies that I have managed to pick up.
We had a busy week this week! It started with a trip to visit friends, then the kids and I hit Highpoint Shopping Centre in Melbourne to do school shopping. We had it done by lunch with heaps of time to spare, waiting for the hubby, so we went to watch Big Hero 6. That is an awesome kids movie! Then we went to the Big Bash Cricket and the kids enjoyed being so close to the fence! We came home, relaxed then each of the kids went to visit friends.

Me? Well, I have been reading, catching up on comments and doing Teasers for Trisha Wolfe’s Living Heartwood series. The more I do, the easier it gets! I also resent my assessment in, because it was too big in one file, so I had to send 3 separate emails! Hopefully I am done now…

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Review ~ Beautiful Bitch by Christina Lauren

Title: Beautiful Bitch
Author: Christina Lauren
Series: Beautiful Bastard #1.5
Genre: Erotic Romance
Published: July 9th 2013


Just when Chloe’s career starts to take off, Bennett wishes it would all slow down long enough to spend a wild night alone with his intern-cum-girlfriend. Preferably one in which he can show her he’s still the boss.

After her continued refusals to take time off with him, Bennett can finally no longer take no for an answer. And so the couple find themselves with two plane tickets, one French villa, and a surprising conversation that, predictably, leaves them wrestling under the covers.

Picking up where Beautiful Bastard left off, Chloe Mills and Bennett Ryan continue their fiery love-hate relationship . . . and take it to the next level.
Buy Now - Amazon
Beautiful Bitch was a great companion novella for the Beautiful Bastard series. It filled me in on a few details that happened after the end of the first book… and it is always great to get more of characters that I have fallen in love with! Chloe and Bennett are about to embark on a new chapter in their lives and try to get away for a while.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Excerpt/Giveaway ~ Secrets of a Scandalous Heiress by Theresa Romain

Title: Secrets of a Scandalous Heiress
Author: Theresa Romain
Series: The Matchmaker Trilogy #3
Genre: Historical Romance
Published: January 6th 2015

One good proposition deserves another…

Heiress Augusta Meredith can’t help herself—she stirs up gossip wherever she goes. A stranger to Bath society, she pretends to be a charming young widow, until sardonic, darkly handsome Joss Everett arrives from London and uncovers her charade.

Augusta persuades Joss to keep her secret in exchange for a secret of his own. Weaving their way through the treacherous pitfalls of a polite world only too eager to expose and condemn them, they begin to see that being true to themselves is not so bad…as long as they’re true to each other…
Buy Now - AmazonBAM / B&N
Chapters / Indiebound / Kobo

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Swoon Thursday #125 – Beautiful Bitch by Christina Lauren

Swoon Thursday is a super HOT meme created by the fabulous girls over at YA Bound.
Beautiful Bitch
Author: Christina Lauren
Series: Beautiful Bastard #1.5
Genre: Erotic Romance
Published: July 9th 2013
This was a good extra for Chloe and Bennett's story!

Holy Christ this woman was going to kill me with views like that. I kicked my shoes across the room, yanked off my socks, and reached behind me to pull my shirt over my head. Giving her a few seconds to reacquaint herself with my bare chest, I scratched my stomach and gave her a smile. "See something you like?"

~ Paperback Page 125

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday # 124 – Shadow Study & Beautiful Redemption

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where I have the chance to spotlight an upcoming release that I’m eagerly anticipating.

Shadow Study

Author: Maria V. Snyder
Series: Soulfinders #1
Genre: Fantasy
Expected Publication: February 24th 2015

New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder wowed readers with Poison Study, the unforgettable story of poison taster Yelena. Now she's back with a new tale of intrigue.

Once, only her own life hung in the balance.

Oddly enough, when Yelena was a poison taster, her life was simpler. But she'd survived to become a vital part of the balance of power between rival countries Ixia and Sitia. Now she uses her magic to keep the peace in both lands and protect her relationship with Valek.

Suddenly, though, they are beset on all sides by those vying for power through politics and intrigue. Valek's job - and his life - are in danger. As Yelena tries to uncover the scope of these plots, she faces a new challenge: her magic is blocked. She must keep that a secret - or her enemies will discover just how vulnerable she really is - while searching for who or what is responsible for neutralizing her powers.

Yes, the days of tasting poisons were much simpler. And certainly not as dangerous,

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Teaser Tuesday #126 – Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
Jennifer L. Armentrout
Covenant #4
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Published: April 4th 2013
Love a little bit of ghost humour!! 

"It won't be easy, but we'll find a way."
"Good." Caleb's eyes hardened. "Because if you do her wrong, I will haunt your ass until you die."
I burst into laughter and so did Aiden, even though we both knew Caleb was being serious.

~ Paperback Page 216

Monday, January 19, 2015

Review ~ Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Apollyon
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Covenant #4
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Published: April 4th 2013

Fate isn’t something to mess with… and now, neither is Alex.

Alex has always feared two things: losing herself in the Awakening and being placed on the Elixir. But love has always been stronger than Fate, and Aiden St. Delphi is willing to make war on the gods—and Alex herself—to bring her back.

The gods have killed thousands and could destroy entire cities in their quest to stop Seth from taking Alex’s power and becoming the all-powerful God Killer. But breaking Alex’s connection to Seth isn’t the only problem. There are a few pesky little loopholes in the whole “an Apollyon can’t be killed” theory, and the only person who might know how to stop the destruction has been dead for centuries.

Finding their way past the barriers that guard the Underworld, searching for one soul among countless millions, and then somehow returning will be hard enough. Alex might be able to keep Seth from becoming the God Killer… or she might become the God Killer herself.
Buy Now - Amazon
It might sound like I am raving about each book in this series, but I tell you that this was another fantastic instalment! After reading the novella, I had to get into Apollyon to see if Alex would come to her senses. It was interesting being inside her head and experiencing the struggles she had being the Apollyon, the connection with Seth and her love of Aiden.  
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