Teaser Tour/Giveaway ~ Living Heartwood series by Trisha Wolfe

I have loved each and every book in the LIVING HEARTWOOD series and today I wanted to share some teasers from the series with you. There is also a giveaway for you to enter that finishes TODAY! Sit back and Enjoy.

Title: The Darkest Part
Author: Trisha Wolfe
Series: Living Heartwood #1
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Published: August 6th 2013

Pressing the boundaries of both the psyche and the heart, Sam and Holden embark on a dangerous journey that will test the limits of love.

Sam Wintry’s life used to be almost perfect. She was engaged to her childhood best friend and high school sweetheart, Tyler Marks, planning an amazing cross-country honeymoon during her college break. But after a hit-and-run leaves her in ruin, she begins seeing Tyler’s fractured, ghostly presence, and her family believes she’s losing her mind. Not until she completes their journey, stopping along the way to scatter Tyler's remains, will Tyler be able cross over. Only...is Sam ready for him to leave her?

When the black sheep of the Marks' family, Holden Marks, returns to check on Tyler's case, Sam convinces him to give her his brother's ashes. Despite their shaky history, she needs him...plus, he owes it to Sam and his brother. What she doesn’t count on is Holden’s relentlessness to go on the trip.

On the road, Holden realizes just how unhinged Sam has become. Dealing with her psychosis forces him to confront his dark past, making it harder to keep secrets hidden that should remain buried. Especially from Sam, the only woman he’s ever loved. And as Sam starts to unravel the truth, she begins to question if the brother she's unwillingly falling for again is in an even darker place than her.
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Review ~ Eyes Turned Skyward by Rebecca Yarros

Title: Eyes Turned Skyward
Author: Rebecca Yarros
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Published: December 8th 2014

Since her sister's death, twenty-year-old Paisley Donovan, who shares her sister’s heart condition, is treated like delicate glass by her parents. But nothing will stop her from completing her Bucket List—even if it kills her. And it almost does, until Jagger Bateman pulls her from the ocean and breathes more than air into her lungs—he sets her soul on fire.

Jagger is enrolled in the country's toughest flight school. He's wickedly hot, reckless, and perfect for a girl looking to live life to the fullest. Except that Paisley is the commanding general's daughter, and her boyfriend is Jagger's biggest rival. Now Paisley must decide just how much to risk for a guy who makes her heart pound a little too hard.

They're flying through dangerous territory—and one wrong move could make them crash and burn...
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I’m not sure what I really expected going into Eyes Turned Skyward, but I was not prepared from the barrage of emotion that I did get! This was quite the journey, of a girl who wants to live and of a guy who is tied to his past. Once their paths crossed, they both realised what was missing from their lives and each time they interacted, they were drawn closer together.
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Excerpt/Giveaway ~ Broken Souls by Laurie Olerich

Today I am bringing you an excerpt from Broken Souls by  Laurie Olerich...
I really enjoyed it, loved how confident Dec is, I think I would like him!!
While you're here, enter the giveaway too!

Title: Broken Souls
Author: Laurie Olerich
Series: Primani #4
Genre: Dark Urban Fantasy Romance
Published: September 5th 2014

This is the first standalone book in the Primani series. It’s a dark romantic suspense that layers a decades-old murder with chilling demon possession on top of two broken people who must somehow heal wounds too deep to see the light of day.

Stalked by evil... Psychic Rori Austin’s life is over. She just doesn’t know it yet. Suffering from recurring nightmares and terrifying fugues, she’s hanging on by a thread. When she blacks out and wakes up in 1969, she knows she’s out of control. Broke and alone in the city that never sleeps, she’s desperate to find someone who can hold back the darkness in her mind. When gorgeous Declan shows up out of nowhere, she’s thrilled until he starts asking questions she has no intention of answering.

Haunted by guilt... Declan Manning is a ruthless killer and a renowned healer. Demons fear him. Humans love him. Life is good. The last thing he needs is a human woman. After saving Rori’s life, he walks away but can’t forget the fear in her exotic eyes. It haunts him, dredging up memories better left buried deep. Intrigued by her secrets, he uncovers the horrifying truth: She’s marked for Hell, and her time is almost up.
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Swoon Thursday #130 – Eyes Turned Skyward by Rebecca Yarros

Swoon Thursday is a super HOT meme created by the fabulous girls over at YA Bound.
Eyes Turned Skyward
Author: Rebecca Yarros
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Published: December 8th 2014
This was such a beautiful read! We all want someone like Jagger, I tell ya!!

“I want everything, Paisley. I want your smiles, your laughs, your kisses. Yes, I want to be your friend, and more. I want to feel your arms around me at night, taste your kiss for breakfast, and I want to hear my name on your lips when I make you come apart. I want to study on the couch while you do your homework. I want to fight with you and make up with you. I want to shoulder the burdens your carrying, even the ones you still won’t tell me about, and I want…I want everything.”

~ Kindle Arc Loc 2335

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Review ~ Shadow Study by Maria V. Snyder

Title: Shadow Study
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Series: Soulfinders #1
Genre: Fantasy
Published: February 24th 2015

Once, only her own life hung in the balance...

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...

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...
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The books in the Study series were the first books of Maria V. Snyder’s that I read and I loved being in her fantasy world. Yelena, Valek, Janco and Ari were fascinating characters, and I love how Maria pieces together these captivating worlds that have you eager to know what’s going to happen next. Shadow Study was just as exciting as the first series; I got to see all the characters that I have met, not only within the Study series, but the Glass series too.
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Waiting On Wednesday # 129 – The Shadows & Confess

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.

The Shadows
The Shadows (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #13)Author: J.R. Ward
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #13
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Expected Publication: March 31st 2015

Two brothers bound by more than blood fight to change a brutal destiny in the heart-wrenching new novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood by #1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward.

Trez “Latimer” doesn’t really exist. And not just because the identity was created so that a Shadow could function in the underbelly of the human world. Sold by his parents to the Queen of the S’Hsibe as a child, Trez escaped the Territory and has been a pimp and an enforcer in Caldwell, NY for years- all the while on the run from a destiny of sexual servitude. He’s never had anyone he could totally rely on... except for his brother, iAm.

iAm’s sole goal has always been to keep his brother from self-destructing- and he knows he’s failed. It’s not until the Chosen Serena enters Trez’s life that the male begins to turn things around... but by then it’s too late. The pledge to mate the Queen’s daughter comes due and there is nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, and no negotiating.

Trapped between his heart and a fate he never volunteered for, Trez must decide whether to endanger himself and others- or forever leave behind the female he’s in love with. But then an unimaginable tragedy strikes and changes everything. Staring out over an emotional abyss, Trez must find a reason to go on or risk losing himself and his soul forever. And iAm, in the name of brotherly love, is faced with making the ultimate sacrifice...
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Release Day Review/Giveaway ~ Blackest Red by P.T. Michelle

Happy Release Day P.T. Michelle!! I have loved meeting Sebastian and Talia, so i am saddened by the ending to this series, but I am thrilled to have met them! Start this series today while the first book is only 99c!!

Title: Blackest Red: A Billionaire SEAL Story
Author: P.T. Michelle
Series: In the Shadows, Part 3
Genre: NA Contemporary Mystery/Thriller romance
Expected Publication: February 24, 2015

No matter how hard I’ve tried to let go of Mister Black, the memories of us together torture me. They’re an unforgettable reminder of a life I can’t have for many reasons.

Burying myself in work mostly keeps thoughts of him to a screaming minimum, until he's thrust into my life under circumstances beyond my control. Despite my need for his protection, this time I’m not sure if I’m strong enough to survive with my heart intact.

He is Black: a fierce protector and irresistible charmer.

I am Red: a trouble magnet and rainbow weaver.

Together we ignite. Explosive colors merging at the hottest melting point.
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What can I say, except, what a satisfying, intense and thrilling ending to the In the Shadows series! Blackest Red not only bought Talia and Sebastian together, but their pasts too, and I was surprised and intrigued to see how their lives twisted together.
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Release Day/Excerpt/Giveaway ~ An Indecent Proposal by J.C. Reed & Jackie Steele

This is a new series by J.C. Reed and Jackie Steele. I am really excited about this one and I'm keen to meet Chase... are you?

Title: An Indecent Proposal
Author: J.C. Reed & Jackie Steele
Series: Indecent Proposal #1
Genre: Contemporary/Romance
Published: February 23rd 2015

It was supposed to be easy.
Hire a professional actor to play my fake fiancé.
But when he steps in front of my door to pick me up for The Interview, my heart stops. Chase Wright is perfect. And hot. I mean like, burn up your dress hot. However, Chase isn't professional at all. I hate what he does to me with his sinfully sexy blue eyes. I hate that he wants me in his bed.

One month…that’s all I need him for. All I have to do is stay out of his bed. But the rules slowly begin to change. My fake fiancé suddenly becomes my fake husband. When Chase offers me an indecent proposal, it's too late to fire him. It's too late to decline.

Full-length novel. Includes free prequel novella THAT GUY.
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Teaser Tuesday #131 – Dirty Rowdy Thing by Christina Lauren

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
Dirty Rowdy Thing
Christina Lauren
Series: Wild Seasons #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: November 4th 2014
Mmmm... I just loved the banter between Harlow and Finn! 

"Hey. Whoa, whoa-whoa. What's happening here?" She brings a finger up to tap my forehead, hard. "You're all frowny and scrunched up. Are you making a judgey face at me?"

"What?" I say. "I am not making a face." I'm actually glad I'm not because the face she is making is a little terrifying.

~ Paperback page 125

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Review ~ Dirty Rowdy Thing by Christina Lauren

Title: Dirty Rowdy Thing
Author: Christina Lauren
Series: Wild Seasons #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: November 4th 2014

From the New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Bastard, Beautiful Stranger, and Beautiful Player, Book Two of the brand-new Wild Seasons series that started with Sweet Filthy Boy—a story of friends, love, and lust.

Despite their rowdy hookups, Harlow and Finn don’t even like each other...which would explain why their marriage lasted only twelve hours. He needs to be in charge and takes whatever he wants. She lives by the Want-something-done? Do-it-yourself mantra. Maybe she’s too similar to the rugged fisherman—or just what he needs.
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Dirty Rowdy Thing is a great follow up book to the first book in the Wild Seasons series. Harlow and Finn were fun characters that I liked in Sweet Filthy Boy and I was glad to see them get a second (or third) chance of being together! They are both independent, strong-willed characters that clashed at times, but when they were together… Boy, were they hawt!!
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Nomi’s Weekly Wrap Up 126

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.
My eldest to kids (9 & 7) did a little performance at their school assembly this week. The hubs and I made an effort to go, which was lucky because my daughter also got an award for improving her maths. I was busy with a few other school related projects for a few days there too.

Around the blog… well I helped co-host a FB party for Trisha Wolfe and Cindy Thomas… of boy, I didn’t realise how busy those things get. I was busy keeping all the posts pinned to the top so people could find it. It was fun and the whole experience was certainly enlightening! 
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Release Blitz/Giveaway ~ The Return by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Return by Jennifer L. Armentrout is now out! I am super excited for Seth's book! He broke my heart in the Sentinel series... Bring on this exciting spinoff!!

Title: The Return
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Titan #1
Genre: NA Paranormal Romance
Published: February 16th 2015

The Fates are cackling their bony asses off…

It’s been a year since Seth made the deal with the gods that pledged his life to them. And so far, the jobs they’ve given him have been violent and bloody–which is kind of all right with him. But now Apollo has something else in mind for Seth. He’s got to play protector while keeping his hands and fingers off, and for someone who really has a problem with restraint, this new assignment might be the most challenging yet.

Josie has no idea what this crazy hot guy’s deal might be, but it’s a good bet that his arrival means the new life she started after leaving home is about to be thrown into an Olympian-sized blender turned up to puree. Either Josie is going insane or a nightmare straight out of ancient myth is gunning for her.

But it might be the unlikely attraction simmering between her and the golden-eyed, secret-keeping Seth that may prove to be the most dangerous thing of all.

Because history has once again been flipped to repeat.

Book 1 in the new adult paranormal TITAN series, spin-off to the best selling COVENANT series.
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Review ~ Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire

Title: Beautiful Oblivion
Author: Jamie McGuire
Series: The Maddox Brothers #1
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Published: July 1st 2014

Fiercely independent Camille "Cami" Camlin gladly moved on from her childhood before it was over. She has held down a job since before she could drive, and moved into her own apartment after her freshman year of college. Now tending bar at The Red Door, Cami doesn’t have time for much else besides work and classes, until a trip to see her boyfriend is cancelled, leaving her with a first weekend off in almost a year.

Trenton Maddox was the king of Eastern State University, dating co-eds before he even graduated high school. His friends wanted to be him, and women wanted to tame him, but after a tragic accident turned his world upside down, Trenton leaves campus to come to grips with the crushing guilt.

Eighteen months later, Trenton is living at home with his widower father, and works full-time at a local tattoo parlor to help with the bills. Just when he thinks his life is returning to normal, he notices Cami sitting alone at a table at The Red.

As the baby sister of four rowdy brothers, Cami believes she’ll have no problem keeping her new friendship with Trenton Maddox strictly platonic. But when a Maddox boy falls in love, he loves forever—even if she is the only reason their already broken family could fall apart.
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I enjoyed the original Beautiful series – featuring Travis Maddox! – so I have been keen to read more books from that world. Let’s face it, Travis Maddox was so fun to read about, and the small glimpses of the brothers were fun, so I needed to read more! I actually had Beautiful Oblivion sitting on my shelf for so long, that I decided to put everything else aside and just get to it!!
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