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Monday, December 22, 2014

Book Review: End Game (Book 3 in the Vittorio Crime Family Series)

 
About the Author:
Hi! I'm a New Adult Romance author who lives in Northern California. I loooove dark romances and I've just published a billionaire NA Romance that's available now! Feel free to drop me a line at waltzbooks@gmail.com. Join my newsletter here for discounts, information on new releases, and more! http://eepurl.com/OpOW1. Check out my website at: http://www.vanessawaltzbooks.com

 
Synopsis:
It only took her a couple months to do something stupid, and now my boss wants her dead.

It would be simple, except she makes me feel for the first time in months. I love tasting her, having my way with her, and she’s gotten deep under my skin.

She's chained to my bed because I’ve decided that she’s mine. I want her, but what I want doesn’t matter to the Family. I’m a soldier. I’ve seen and done so many terrible things, and one more death won’t matter. I have to do my duty.

I have to kill her. Even though it feels like I’m killing myself.

Marisa
I need to get out, but I can’t leave without him.

I thought I could handle the mob. I thought I could control them.

Instead, they’re controlling me. They sent him to watch over me. Joe DiFiore, a soldier in the Vittorio Family. He says he's here to protect me, but I know the truth. He’ll kill me if I make one wrong move.

He's my judge, my executioner, but he's also my protector. It's sick, but I want him, and I'm falling hard for him. He says he just wants to play, but I should know better. Kissing him is like playing with fire, and I’m addicted. He was a spark that raged into an inferno.

Now the families are at war, and they both want me dead for what I’ve done.

He's my only chance... and I can't believe I'm falling in love with him.

Author's note: This is a dark romance novel with a possessive alpha male over 80,000 words long. It is a standalone novel, the third in the Vittorio Crime Family series
 
 
Rated: 4 out of 5
 
Review:
This has been an amazing series that I could not put down until I had read all the books for it and even now I find that I want more. I definitely loved the overall plot for End Game, but feel like this should have been more of a spinoff of the series instead of it being a continuation. It had many of the same characters from the first two books, but in a much lesser role. I was disappointed that Adrianna had such a limited role to the point of almost non-existence and that Vince was portrayed as a jerk for most of the time he was included. That being said, Joe and Marissa were strong characters, each making you feel some sort of connection to them. Joe is the muscle, the protector who has his own demons to work through. While Marissa is the down to earth girl with a family that walks all over her. Love and loss, forgiveness and betrayal, mercy and revenge. This book had it all.
 
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Friday, December 19, 2014

Release Day Blitz: Rain Street by TJ West


Title: Rain Street (The Rain Street #3)
By: TJ West
Release Date: December 19th, 2014
Hosted By: Author Sandra Love


Words can hurt. Words can do all sorts of things to a persons mind: self doubt, low self esteem, self conscious, self hate, depression.
It can change who you are and what you used to be.
On the outside, Beth Winters is proper, stoic, chic, and beautiful, yet on the inside she is shy, hesitant, self conscious and deeply torn - torn from her abusive marriage - therefore, believing in herself again will take a very special man to help her find her way back.

Blaine Sullivan was physically abused as a kid; stepping out of line with his father always had him end up with a busted rib or a blow to the face. He wasn’t about to let the history of his abuse change who he was - he would better himself for his son, Joey, and be the father he deserved. Furthermore, finding a woman who would love him is something Blaine thought he could never achieve - until Beth ran into him.

Two abusive souls, who discover each other on one unexpected night should bring them a happily ever after - yet will they be strong enough to get past their haunted memories and move forward with one another?




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November Rain

Marty Mayfield fell in love at the tender age of 16 to Matt Cooper. He was her world until the day he left to go into the Air Force. From many letters she had written and mailed, responses from Matt never came. Her world felt destroyed and lonely. After graduating high school she moved to Paris and lived there for 12 years. During her years of living there she met the man she thought could replace Matt. Turned out her years in Paris brought nothing but pain, loss and suffering.
Making a fresh start from her wounded past she makes her way to San Diego, California where she ends up finding the one person who had always made her feel whole. Will she be able to get past her scars and give Matt her whole heart again? Will she be able to forgive him for leaving her hopeless? Denying her love for him will be a struggle, sexually and emotionally.

Matt Cooper was the black sheep of his family. He wanted nothing more than to play music and live outside his father’s influence within the Air Force. Having no other choice, he took that road and left the one girl who loved him unconditionally. Regretting his decision for not writing Marty back, he continued to serve his country. Years later, after retiring, he started living his dream in San Diego, but the loneliness was always there. His heart had always been with Marty. He couldn’t get past the thought of ever living without her. Feeling like he came out of years of a coma she enters his life again. He felt his love for her immediately and more stronger than ever. Getting her to trust him again will be a battle, but he was never going to give up. He was determined to keep her in his life forever. 
Purple Rain

Sandy Brooks was a single mom who was raising a young boy with High Functioning Autism. She left her home state, Seattle, Washington and moved to sunny San Diego, California to start a new life for her and her son, Joey. She was determined to make it on her own with the goal of keeping her son happy and well cared for. She may have dated a few men in her days, but wasn’t out to have a man take over her life. She couldn’t trust her relationships to last, because Joey’s feelings were at stake. No one would hurt him. He was her life and was the most important person in it - Until the day she met Quinn Baker - the man who would rock her world. 

Quinn Baker was a quiet, maddening loner. Having a past that has haunted him for 17 years he was in no shape to take over his Father’s restaurant, Reds. So much pain and anger was still implanted inside his heart, he wasn’t sure coming back to San Diego would make things better. Not feeling love or compassion for many years he never would have thought Sandy would be the one who would take over his mind, body and soul. Along with Sandy would be her son, Joey - a boy who would give him a reason to love again.


It's very simple: I'm a Stay at home Mom of two awesome kids. My son is in High School and my daughter is in Middle School - Been married for 15yrs ...
I'm a very involved parent who has been on the schools PTA's, PTSA's for many many years and have always enjoyed being their advocate!
Reading is my ULTIMATE favorite thing to do and writing has always been a secret passion of mine. Until recently I've been able to reach for the stars and write a simple story and make it into something I never thought I could ever do.

I love TV - lots and lots of TV! I watch many shows! I love movies, hanging with my awesome friends - bookclubs, cocktail nights...And I love being with my sister and family..

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Cover Reveal: Water So Deep by Nichole Giles

We are very excited to feature Author Nichole Giles today!!! 
Let me introduce this fabulous lady before I share with you her brand new cover!




Author Bio:

Nichole Giles, the author of the Descendant trilogy, has lived in Nevada, Arizona, Utah, and Texas. She loves to spend time with her husband and four children, travel to tropical and exotic destinations, drive in the rain with the convertible top down, and play music at full volume so she can sing along.   

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Now here is a bit about this new book that the brand new cover is for!
Water So Deep Book Blurb:

Seventeen-year-old Emma Harris is drowning on dry land.

No one knows what’s happening to her, and she’d like to keep her evolution from human to mermaid a secret, but the truth is getting harder and harder to hide. From her adoptive family, from her friends, and especially from the irresistible James Phelps.

Her time in the ocean is spent dodging a possessive merman, while her time on land is split between caring for her special-needs brother and squeezing in every last possible moment of human life. She soon realizes falling for James is unavoidable when he constantly comes to Emma’s rescue and somehow manages to see through her carefully constructed icy facade to the vulnerability she lives with every day. Everything about James makes Emma yearn for a life on land she just can't have.

When Emma’s brother disappears on her watch, James is the only person she trusts to help her save him. But even if they can save her brother, nothing can prevent her return to the sea. Whether she likes it or not, Emma is changing—unable to breathe without yielding to the tide—and it's only a matter of time before she's forced to surrender forever.

I just ADORE mermaid books!!! Ready for her spectacular cover?


Here it is!!!



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Book Tour: Undertow by Claudette Melanson



Author Bio
Claudette Melanson lives in Guelph, Ontario, with her husband Ron and four bun babies: Tegan, Pepper, Butters & Beckett. She was born in Bristol, Tennessee and graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BA in English and an MA in Literature. Vampires have been a passion since age five. She hopes to one day work full time as an author, since there are many, many books living inside her head.In her spare time she enjoys watching Japanese Anime and reading vampire stories....along with other great fiction. She is also very interested in good health and is an advocate of Ketogenic eating, using whole and natural foods. Future dreams include writing many more books, spending more time with her son, Jacob and sister, Susie. She hopes to take them and her nieces Maggie, Sadie and Sophie to Disneyworld with the proceeds from the first novel. A Rabbit Rescue fanatic, she also hopes to help rescues all over the world save many innocent lives.



Blurb:

Maura finally found the truth she was always seeking…or has she? 

After being left in the dark for all of her life, Maura’s father, Maxwell, has finally returned to reveal sinister family secrets Maura could never have dreamed possible—including his revelation that she is one of The Born. But his daughter soon discovers both he and her mother are keeping pieces of her reality hidden, still. As Maura struggles to unravel the mysteries surrounding her new existence and discover every piece of the cryptic puzzle, life appears intent on casting stumbling blocks across her path with every step forward. 

Tragedy seems to stalk Maura, and those around her, as she stumbles along, altering the young changeling’s family, just when they have all come back together. The changes left in its wake could be for the better, or may threaten their existence, entirely. 

With the arrival of Christmas comes the opportunity for Maura to draw close to everyone she loves—and finally reunite with Ron, her long-distance boyfriend. But permanence has always eluded her, and in her current state of flux this pattern endures, as fate seems intent on snapping the threads that bind her to those she holds most dear. Maxwell’s good intentions pave a road for Maura, littered with misery, while her mother, Caelyn’s, desire to shield her family from pain may tear her away from them, altogether. The perfect happiness in the young vampire’s grasp is so easily swept away and dragged under, out of reach. Can Maura erupt from the darkness and confusion to break the surface and find the life she’s always dreamed of? 

In the midst of chaos, assistance materializes in the form of another of her kind—ephemerally beautiful, yet explosively volatile, this new vampire may prove capable of unlocking the puzzle-box Maxwell seems intent on securing from her sight. Maura will discover the darkest parts of herself in her quest to understand the being she is destined to become. Her newfound friend has some shady intentions of his own—such as thwarting the love that has grown between Maura and Ron. Following in the wake of the impulsive vampire’s misguided instruction may further pull a naive Maura down into the depths of ultimate despair, heartbreak…and even destruction.

Excerpt:

My hand came to rest on Ron’s chest as I tried to steady myself and his heartbeat pulsed against my palm—electrifying, as if a wire had connected the two—and I realized the beating inside my head mirrored the same inside his chest.  His heartbeat resonated in my ears, silencing the rest of the world.  Ron’s mouth moved, speaking words, but his heart drowned those out, too. 

“Shhhhhh…” I bent to kiss him and devour any words of protest.  There was a pulse in his full, perfect lower lip that kept time against my own.  He lay very still now, so I pushed myself up enough to look in his face.  It was red…everything my sight beheld was tinged scarlet, so I shut my eyes against it.  I could hear a small tearing sound, as if there was a microscopic person inside my head ripping paper—crek…crek…crek.   My canines ached like they were being ripped from their sockets.  If I could just sink them into his flesh, it would take away all the pain…



Book 1: Rising Tide                                                                      

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Book 2: Undertow







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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Cover Reveal: The Black Blossom by CJ Anaya

It's important to build a little suspense in a cover reveal, right?

First the author's bio:


C. J. Anaya began writing short stories for family and friends when she was thirteen years old. This soon morphed into an extensive project every year during Christmas as a way to create a fun and inexpensive Christmas gift.

Her passion for reading and writing led her to following her own dreams of becoming a published author. She was born in Utah and raised everywhere else. She even lived a few years in Brazil, enjoying the people, the culture and learning the beautiful language of Portuguese; a language she is still fluent in to this day. As a result of her exposure to varying peoples and cultures, her interests became varied as well.

As a mother of four children she is now a singer and a songwriter, a baker and a cake decorator, a dancer and a choreographer, a girl with a degree in Criminal Justice and a first time published author of YA paranormal romance and fantasy. She is also married to the most deliciously, handsome looking Latino. As always, she has plenty to write about.


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Now, this book is actually the second in a series! Did you know that? 
Here, let me explain,... no, I take that back, 
here is the book blurb:

Forced into a strange, dream-like state, Hope Fairmont is reliving her life as Mikomi, Princess of the Kagami Empire and The Healer of the world. Life as an Imperial Princess is rife with danger, betrayal and intrigue as Mikomi joins forces with a rebel group of samurai warriors in order to usurp the throne from her tyrannical father. To win this seemingly hopeless war, she must train with Musubi, a warrior in the rebel army, and learn the art of the sword without revealing her identity as The Healer.

Unbeknownst to her, Musubi has his own secret identity and personal agenda which carries dark consequences for Mikomi's future. Neither one can afford to share their secrets with each other. Nor can they ignore the powerful chemistry building between them.

To complicate things further, she must hide her dealings with the rebels from her betrothed, Masaru Katsu, who has arrived at the palace in order to train her in the art of healing the veil before she ascends as a full kami on her eighteenth birthday. Her betrothed is not the cold-hearted warrior god she expected, but how can she spend eternity with a deity she may never love? Determined to avoid the future her parents and Katsu have planned for her, she spies on her father and his generals, collecting intelligence for the rebel army in the hopes that one day all of Kagami will be free and the future will be hers to control.

World's collide in the second book of The Healer Series as this epic love story carries the reader on a journey filled with romance, action, adventure and intrigue. A paranormal romance unlike anything you've read before, you won't want to miss out on the second installment in this clean teen romance series.

Fabulous right?!?

This is what Book 1: The Healer looks like
And now here is what Book 2: The Black Blossom, the reason why you have come to check out this cover reveal!!!


Plus as a bonus for coming to check out this gorgeous new cover, Author C J Anaya is doing a giveaway!!!!




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