Monday, December 21, 2015

Blog Tour: Out of Plans by Stylo Fantome (Review + Giveaway)


Hi, people! This week, one of my most awaited books came out and oh my gosh, guys, this book is just absolutely amazing! Out of Plans is the sequel to Best Laid Plans by Stylo Fantome (review here) and it's just as mazing as the first book! The author is doing something amazing,  she's having a poll on her Facebook page for readers to vote on which scene they would like to see in another character’s POV! So head over here to cast your vote! 

Synopsis:
THE new PLAN:

* Find Marc

* Don’t find Marc

* Take down a Russian Bratva boss

* Don’t have sex with Kingsley

* Find Marc

* Take down a Colombian drug lord

* Don’t fall for Marc again

* DON’T FIND MARC

* Kill every –

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* SCREW THE PLAN AND JUST WING IT

This is the story of what happens when best laid plans fail, and a vengeful woman is forced to find her own way once again. A bond broken, trust shattered, and too many lies to keep track of find Marc and Lily all out of plans and running out of time. Can they find their way back to each other before trouble finds them first, or is it really the end of their journey?

If this NOVEL were a MOVIE, it would have an R rating from the MPAA. Contains: Violence, Grisly Images, Strong Language, Nudity, and Graphic Sexual Content.

♥ Book 1 - Best Laid Plans ♥


My Thoughts:

When I finished Best Laid Plans, the first book in this series, I couldn't wait to get my hands on the sequel. Best Laid Plans was one of my favourite reads, and it had everything I look for in books. A hot a-holish alpha male, a strong heroine who can dish back as hard as she gets and hot sex. After how it ended, I knew the second book was going to be packing tons of action and angst. I couldn't have been more right. 

Out of Plans follows Lily as she deals with the fact that Marc left, she has nowhere to go and her revenge plan has not been executed yet. Angry and heartbroken, she turns to Kingsley Law. He's the one who believed, unlike Marc, that she belongs in their world and he has no problem with training her to fit in. Lily still plans to get her revenge, but the stakes are higher this time, and there's more to lose. 

This book played havoc on my emotions. There is no doubt that I love Marc. He's a class A jerk, no denying that, but he cares about Lily more than he lets on and he's ready to die for her. His way of showing this however, is a very bad one and if I had been in Lily's place, I would've done the same thing she did. It's what I love about them and their relationship. They are compatible in every way and they can take whatever the other throws their way. This kept me glued to the pages, soaking up their not very traditional relationship. Then there is Kingsley, the mysterious mercenary whom we all love. There is more of him in this book, he is as mysterious as ever, but his badassery hit another level. 

Just like in Best Laid Plans, this book was filled with action and there was not one moment where something huge wasn't happening. The twists and turns kept me up until very late hours of the night, absorbing as much as I could. Lily has grown a lot since the first book. She's more badass, she knows and understands the business better and  her plans are a lot more dangerous this time around. She's the one who's going to drive this plan home and there's no stoping her. Her emotions and attraction to Marc are things she struggled with, because forgiving him or trusting him could destroy everything, including her, but there is no denying how dangerous the two of them together are. Or how hot. Because we all know, if there is one thing Lily and Marc are best at together, it's having sex with each other. And holy all things dangerous, the two of them burned hotter this time around. I'm talking the kind of hot that made me blush and giggle and swoon. I honestly could not get enough of this book.  

This book is a true Stylo Fantome masterpiece. I'm a huge fan of this woman and there's absolutely nothing she could write that I wouldn't read. She isn't afraid to go past the traditional and acceptable lines, and there's always something fresh and unique and dark and taboo in her books. Out of Plans is for those who want something a bit darker, more action-filled and a lot meaner than other books out there. 
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About the Author:

Crazy woman living in an undisclosed location in Alaska (where the need for a creative mind is a necessity!), I have been writing since ..., forever? Yeah, that sounds about right. I have been told that I remind people of Lucille Ball - I also see shades of Jennifer Saunders, and Denis Leary. So basically, I laugh a lot, I'm clumsy a lot, and I say the F-word A LOT.

I like dogs more than I like most people, and I don't trust anyone who doesn't drink. No, I do not live in an igloo, and no, the sun does not set for six months out of the year, there's your Alaska lesson for the day. I have mermaid hair - both a curse and a blessing - and most of the time I talk so fast, even I can't understand me.

Yeah. I think that about sums me up.

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Giveaway:

$50 Amazon Gift Card


Stylo Fantome's OUT OF PLANS Release Week Event Giveaway



Saturday, December 12, 2015

Blog Tour: Corrupt by Penelope Douglas (Excerpt + Guest Post + Giveaway)



Hi, everyone and welcome to my stop of the Corrupt by Penelope Douglas book tour! You can find the full tour schedule here.

Title: Corrupt
Author: Penelope Douglas
Genre: Dark | Erotica | Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 17, 2015
Tour Hosted by: As the Pages Turn

Synopsis:

Erika
I was told that dreams were our heart’s desires. My nightmares, however, became my obsession.

His name is Michael Crist.

My boyfriend’s older brother is like that scary movie that you peek through your hand to watch. He is handsome, strong, and completely terrifying. The star of his college’s basketball team and now gone pro, he’s more concerned with the dirt on his shoe than me.

But I noticed him.

I saw him. I heard him. The things that he did, and the deeds that he hid...For years, I bit my nails, unable to look away.

Now, I’ve graduated high school and moved on to college, but I haven’t stopped watching Michael. He’s bad, and the dirt I’ve seen isn’t content to stay in my head anymore.
Because he’s finally noticed me.

Michael

Her name is Erika Fane, but everyone calls her Rika.

My brother’s girlfriend grew up hanging around my house and is always at our dinner table. She looks down when I enter a room and stills when I am close. I can always feel the fear rolling off of her, and while I haven’t had her body, I know that I have her mind. That’s all I really want anyway.

Until my brother leaves for the military, and I find Rika alone at college.
In my city.
Unprotected.

The opportunity is too good to be true as well as the timing. Because you see, three years ago she put a few of my high school friends in prison, and now they’re out.

We’ve waited. We’ve been patient. And now every last one of her nightmares will come true.




Buy Links → Amazon + Amazon UK + B&N + Kobo + iTunes

Excerpt:



Guest Post:

  • When asked Penelope Douglas what were the Top 5 things that make her fall in love with a book, these where her answers:


5. Sexual tension—I love intimacy scenes, but if the build-up isn’t there, I’m bored.

4. Jerk Hero—he doesn’t have to be a jerk, but it certainly helps me stay interested.

3. First Person—I’ve read and liked 3rd person, but I feel the characters more in 1st.

2. Young Characters—again, I’ve read and loved characters of all ages, but for some reason, I’m more drawn to high school and college age romances.

1. Dark Pasts—I’m instantly sympathetic to any character that had a rough time in their life.


About the Author:
Penelope Douglas is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Fall Away series.

She dresses forautumn year round, loves anything lemon flavored, and believes there is too much blood in her Coca Cola stream. Or too much Coca Cola in her blood stream. Or...

You know what? It doesn’t matter. She loves Coke. Now you know.

She lives in Las Vegas with her husband and daughter.

Website + Facebook + Twitter + Pinterest + Instagram + Goodreads


••• Enter the Giveaway •••

The following goodies are up for grabs!
  • (1) Signed copy of Corrupt + $100 Amazon or B&N gift card, winner's choice (Intl)
  • (2) $20 Amazon or B&N gift card, winner's choice (Intl)
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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Release Day Blitz and Excerpt: Capture Me by Anna Zaires


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Hi, everyone!  I'm so happy today! Two of my most awaited books come out today, and what do you know, they're both of the dark and twisted kind! Capture Me is a Twist Me spin off, and I'm dying to delve back into the dark and dangerous world Anna Zaires has created! 


Title: CAPTURE ME
Author: Anna Zaires
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: December 8, 2015

Blurb:

A new dark romance series from the New York Times bestselling author of Twist Me

She fears him from the first moment she sees him.

Yulia Tzakova is no stranger to dangerous men. She grew up with them. She survived them. But when she meets Lucas Kent, she knows the hard ex-soldier may be the most dangerous of them all.

One night—that’s all it should be. A chance to make up for a failed assignment and get information on Kent’s arms dealer boss. When his plane goes down, it should be the end.

Instead, it's just the beginning.

He wants her from the first moment he sees her.

Lucas Kent has always liked leggy blondes, and Yulia Tzakova is as beautiful as they come. The Russian interpreter might’ve tried to seduce his boss, but she ends up in Lucas’s bed—and he has every intention of seeing her there again.

Then his plane goes down, and he learns the truth.

She betrayed him. 

Now she will pay.

NOTE: Capture Me is the first book about Lucas & Yulia and has a cliffhanger-ish ending. It’s a long novella/short novel of approximately 45,000 words (about 200 pages) and is a spin-off from the Twist Me trilogy. It’s not necessary to have read that trilogy to enjoy Capture Me, but the book does contain major spoilers for books 2 and 3 of Twist Me.

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Excerpt:



Bind Me (Capture Me, Book 2)

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He’s determined to break her.

For Lucas Kent, his new prisoner is a maddening contradiction: compliant yet defiant, fragile yet strong. He needs to uncover her secrets, but doing so may ruin everything.

His obsession could destroy her.

She’s determined to escape.

For Yulia Tzakova, her captor is the man of both her dreams and her nightmares: tender one moment, cruel the next. She can’t let him crack her, but resisting him may leave her broken.

A moment of weakness could cost her everything.

NOTE: Bind Me is book 2 of 4 in Lucas & Yulia’s story, and it ends on a cliffhanger. It’s a novel of approximately 51,000 words (~250 print pages).

Coming February 2, 2016!

    
About the Author:

6550220Anna Zaires fell in love with books at the age of five, when her grandmother taught her to read. She wrote her first story shortly thereafter. Since then, she has always lived partially in a fantasy world where the only limits were those of her imagination. Currently residing in Florida, Anna is happily married to Dima Zales (a science fiction and fantasy author) and closely collaborates with him on all their works.


After graduating from the University of Chicago with a degree in Economics, Anna spent eight years on Wall Street analyzing stocks and writing research reports. In 2013, she became a full-time author, pursuing her lifelong dream of writing romance novels.

Dima Zales is the love of her life and a huge inspiration in all aspects of her writing. Every book Anna writes is a product of their unique collaborative process.

In addition to reading and writing, Anna enjoys drinking tea (coconut oolong, anyone?), watching addictive TV shows, and discussing book ideas during long walks with her amazing husband.

She loves hearing from her readers, so please don't hesitate to contact her through her website or connect with her on Facebook, where she hangs out way too often. Also, please visit her husband and collaborator, Dima Zales, at www.dimazales.com and check out their fantasy & science fiction books.Connect with AnnaFacebook | Goodreads | Website | Twitter




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Release Day Blitz: Lawless by T.M. Frazier


Eeeep, guys! I'm so excited for this book! Lawless is book three in the King Series
and is Bear and Thia's raw, and gritty tale! You can read my review of Tyrant, the second book in this series here.


NOW AVAILABLE


Blurb:
Thia is prim and proper.

Bear is leather and lawless.

It will never work between them.

It's a lie they almost believe.






About the Author:T.M. (Tracey Marie) Frazier resides in sunny Southwest Florida with her husband and three feisty fur kids.

She attended Florida Gulf Coast University where she specialized in public speaking. After years working in real estate and new home construction, she decided it was finally time to stop pushing her dreams to the back burner and pursue writing seriously.

In the third grade she wrote her very first story about a lost hamster. It earned rave reviews from both her teacher and her parents.

It only took her twenty years to start the next one.
It will not be about hamsters.

Stalk Her: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, and Goodreads.


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Release Day Event: Misconduct by Penelope Douglas (Excerpt + Giveaway)



Title: Misconduct
Author: Penelope Douglas
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Organized by: As the Pages Turn

Synopsis:
Former tennis player Easton Bradbury is trying to be the best teacher she can be, trying to reach her bored students and trying to forget her past. What brought her to this stage in her life isn’t important. She can’t let it be. But now one parent-teacher meeting may be her undoing…

Meeting Tyler Marek for the first time makes it easy for Easton to see why his son is having trouble in school. The man knows how to manage businesses and wealth, not a teenage boy. Or a young teacher, for that matter, though he tries to. And yet…there is something about him that draws Easton in—a hint of vulnerability, a flash of attraction, a spark that might burn.

Wanting him is taboo. Needing him is undeniable. And his long-awaited touch will weaken Easton’s resolve—and reveal what should stay hidden…

(*STANDALONE, NO CLIFFHANGER*)




PURCHASE LINKS - MISCONDUCT:


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About Penelope Douglas:
Penelope Douglas is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Fall Away series.

She dresses for autumn year round, loves anything lemon flavored, and believes there is too much blood in her Coca Cola stream. Or too much Coca Cola in her blood stream. Or...

You know what? It doesn't matter. She loves Coke. Now you know.

She lives in Las Vegas with her husband and daughter.


Website + Facebook + Twitter + Pinterest + Instagram + Goodreads



Enter the Giveaway

The following goodies are up for grabs. Good luck.
  • (5) Signed copy of Misconduct (Intl)
  • (3) $20 Amazon or B&N gift card, winner's choice (Intl)

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Cover Reveal: Bind Me by Anna Zaires

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Title: BIND ME (Capture Me, Book 2)
Author: Anna Zaires
Release Date: February 2, 2016
Genre: Dark Romance
Cover Design by Najla Qamber Designs
Models: Sarah Stroven and Adam Stroven
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Blurb:
He’s determined to break her.

For Lucas Kent, his new prisoner is a maddening contradiction: compliant yet  defiant, fragile yet strong. He needs to uncover her secrets, but doing so may ruin everything.

His obsession could destroy her.

She’s determined to escape.

For Yulia Tzakova, her captor is the man of both her dreams and her nightmares: tender one moment, cruel the next. She can’t let him crack her, but resisting him may leave her broken.

A moment of weakness could cost her everything.


NOTE: Bind Me is book 2 of 4 in Lucas & Yulia’s story, and it ends on a cliffhanger.  It’s a novel of approximately 51,000 words (~250 print pages).


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Capture Me (Capture Me, Book 1)
Releasing December 8, 2015

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A new dark romance series from the New York Timesbestselling author of Twist Me 

She fears him from the first moment she sees him. 

Yulia Tzakova is no stranger to dangerous men. She grew up with them. She survived them. But when she meets Lucas Kent, she knows the hard ex-soldier may be the most dangerous of them all. 

One night—that’s all it should be. A chance to make up for a failed assignment and get information on Kent’s arms dealer boss. When his plane goes down, it should be the end. 

Instead, it's just the beginning. 

He wants her from the first moment he sees her. 

Lucas Kent has always liked leggy blondes, and Yulia Tzakova is as beautiful as they come. The Russian interpreter might’ve tried to seduce his boss, but she ends up in Lucas’s bed—and he has every intention of seeing her there again. 

Then his plane goes down, and he learns the truth. 

She betrayed him. 

Now she will pay. 

NOTECapture Me is the first book about Lucas & Yulia and has a cliffhanger-ish ending. It’s a long novella/short novel of approximately 45,000 words (about 200 pages) and is a spin-off from the Twist Metrilogy. It’s not necessary to have read that trilogy to enjoy Capture Me, but the book does contain major spoilers for books 2 and 3 of Twist Me


About the Author:
6550220Anna Zaires fell in love with books at the age of five, when her grandmother taught her to read. She wrote her first story shortly thereafter. Since then, she has always lived partially in a fantasy world where the only limits were those of her imagination. Currently residing in Florida, Anna is happily married to Dima Zales (a science fiction and fantasy author) and closely collaborates with him on all their works. 

After graduating from the University of Chicago with a degree in Economics, Anna spent eight years on Wall Street analyzing stocks and writing research reports. In 2013, she became a full-time author, pursuing her lifelong dream of writing romance novels. 

Dima Zales is the love of her life and a huge inspiration in all aspects of her writing. Every book Anna writes is a product of their unique collaborative process. In addition to reading and writing, Anna enjoys drinking tea (coconut oolong, anyone?), watching addictive TV shows, and discussing book ideas during long walks with her amazing husband. 

She loves hearing from her readers, so please don't hesitate to contact her through her website or connect with her on Facebook, where she hangs out way too often. Also, please visit her husband and collaborator, Dima Zales, at www.dimazales.com and check out their fantasy & science fiction books.

Connect with AnnaFacebook | Goodreads | Website | Twitter 
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