Saturday, February 14, 2015

COVER REVEAL: Redemptiom by S. Nelson



Title: Redemption
Author: S. Nelson
Genre: Fictional Romance
Release Date: February 25, 2015
Cover Designer: CT Cover Creations
Editor: Hot Tree Editing

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24778672-redemption








How do you protect someone from the darkness when that’s all you know?

I tried to fight it.  I tried to get her to run from me.  I tried everything I knew to get her to despise me.  But she never faltered, pushing back at every turn, unknowingly bathing me in her light.  But could her light save us both?
Mason Maxwell resigned himself to a life of loneliness, forced into a world he didn’t want, but he had no choice.  He had to remain in the darkness if he wanted to save the only living family he had left, his sister Adeline.  While his life was desolate, it was simple.  That was, until he met her.
Lila Stone was doing everything in her power to keep her head above water, taking care of a sick mother while trying to find yet another job to support them both.  Little did she know her life would take a drastic turn when she was shoved towards a life, and a man, she had never even imagined.

 

S. Nelson grew up with a love of reading and a very active imagination, never putting pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard until a year and a half ago.

When she isn’t engrossed in creating one of the many stories rattling around inside her head, she loves to read and travel as much as she can.  

She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two dogs, enjoying the ever changing seasons.
 
 
 


RELEASE DAY BLITZ: Fly Me To The Moon by Bev Elle

 


SYNOPSIS
 
Ticketing agent Jessamy Taylor has been in a dating slump exacerbated by moving her sickly mother into her home. The truth is she's never gotten over the quirky Dr. Griffin Sanderson whose Obsessive Compulsive Disorder drives her crazy, despite his excellent bedside manner.


Fly Me To The Moon is a love song covered by many, the most memorable being Frank Sinatra. Griffin whistles this tune incessantly, but that’s just one of the many odd quirks Jessamy Taylor either loves or hates about him. Since their ill-fated love affair two years prior, she’s found no one to replace the good doctor.

A date with a self- absorbed jerk that goes awry for Jessamy somehow ends with her in Griffin’s arms. Will the changes he’s made be enough this time, or will secrets tear them apart?

 
 

EXCERPT
 
Kyla rasped, “I-Is that Griffin petting a dog over there?”
Jessamy shielded her eyes with her hand and peered across the cul-de-sac. If she’d seen it first, she might have choked on her lemonade, too. Griffin Sanderson was petting the Fowlers’ dog. “Oh my God, he is!”
“Don’t they have like a gazillion germs or something? And what happened to his glasses?”
“Actually, some would argue that dogs are cleaner than humans. And Griffin got contacts.”
“Finally. You know, Jess, he’s looking kind of good, today. You might want to tap that again since he’s had a makeover and all.”
Jessamy waved her off. “I couldn’t possibly.”
“Why not? The guy I see over there looks infinitely tappable.” Kyla set her drink on the table and folded her arms.
Jessamy sipped her lemonade. “He may look tappable today, but you didn’t have to experience what I did with him as his girlfriend for two years. I should’ve called it quits after our Christmas trip to the Poconos, but I had fallen for him, and like so many misinformed women in history before me, I thought I could change him.”
“You’d think you two would’ve been great together, twin OCD and all. And I thought you said the trip to the Poconos was perfect.” Kyla said, air-quoting the word perfect.
“Everything was perfect up until that trip. We had so much in common. We both loved science fiction. We were both G.R.R. Martin geeks who watched the Game of Thrones show together and nitpicked how the show differed from the books. And even though I had the books on my kindle, he gifted me the hardbacks as a three-month anniversary present.” Jessamy smiled at the memory.
“I remember. You two were enough to make regular folks gag.”
“And you and Carter don’t—with your copious PDA?”
Kyla laughed. “But at least we don’t get all aroused over an episode of The Big Bang Theory.”
“Carter likes that show.”
“Not more than he likes me, though.” Kyla actually twirled her hair.
“Is he coming today?”
“Yeah, after he does his Saturday morning nine holes with his boss. Ugh!”
“Good, we’re going to need all the people we can get to eat up all this food.” Jessamy eyed the tables balefully.
“Look!” Kyla said. “Griffin’s holding the Fowlers’ baby. Now doesn’t that make your ovaries want to explode?”
Jessamy turned her head slowly, knowing the sight would slay her. Griffin never held babies. She took it all in as if in slow motion. Mark was holding their toddler in place as Jenny was cleaning up the sticky Popsicle he was covered in, while Griffin was holding the four-month old. He cradled her a bit nervously at first, then he seemed to get his baby-holding legs under him and finally began to smile and talk to her.
Jessamy and Kyla could hear her baby giggle from where they stood. “Aww!” They said in tandem.
 
 
 
 
 
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
 
 

Bev Elle is the author of sweet and spicy, contemporary romance. She's a lover of books - those already written, and those she harbors in her very active imagination. Writing is a passion she's had for many years, but was unable to act upon. Until now. Bev Elle is the mother of three human children and two canines. She is also the lover of one husband. When Bev isn't writing in her spare time after work, she is thinking of doing so.

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BLOG TOUR and REVIEW: Fight For You by Charisse Spiers




Note from the author: 18+ please
To fight and win means the control is his and only his. The last man standing proves it all. Never again will he be on the losing end of the blow, the one lying broken and bloody wanting to die.

Control. Dominance. Aggression. Competition. Each represent a means to survival, a necessity to stay alive, and to suppress the demons that lie inside; the very ones clawing and attempting to break free from the bar that holds them at bay. Every day is a struggle to stay away from the darkness and evil that lurks deep within. Those are the things that it takes to keep those secrets in the realm of his mind in which they belong, forever buried so far there is no chance to break through the barrier he’s built.

Haddox Hayes has spent the last nine years getting by. He’s worked hard to forget that bloodthirsty night he left behind. The monster that exists within his veins will never be released again if he keeps a clear mind, and free from the debris he knows triggers his instinct to kill. He knows what can happen if it’s unlocked from its cage.

Fuck that. It can go to Hell along with the bastard that is the cause of his eternal torment. Eighteen years paid his sin, and at the age of twenty-seven the guilt still resides in his very core.

There is only one place he sets the monster free, but restricted: the ring. Playing by his rules has kept it on a leash for nine years and he doesn’t intend to break his rules now. The rage, the anger, the buildup, it’s all turned out in the confinement of the ropes against another traitor.

Stay in control. That’s the only thing that keeps his urge to annihilate smothered. Dominate the mind and the memories it holds. Fight aggression with fucking aggression. Be the best there is and lay his ass on the ground before the favor can be returned. Compete to win and to survive, or else the evil that is trying to consume will take over and turn him into the one thing he can’t become. If he becomes that, it has to be paid by death, the most ultimate rule.

A blackened heart isn’t allowed to partake in something as pure as love. He embraces the sweet nectar that a woman holds, sampling a little at a time. Never has he taken the same woman to bed twice. The only way to ensure he doesn’t harm another. A Dom in the ring and a Dom in the bed, his only way to cope within.

Then there’s Piper…the girl that could cause his control to evanesce. Will she be his downfall or his reparation? The entertainment is in the fight. Fight for love, fight for light, fight for her, or end in flight.

A girl with a ban against love, allowing men to bed her to numb her mind from the one that left her behind. Can the girl that won’t submit and the man that requires control find paradise in each other?
 
 
 
 
 
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EXCERPT

We finally get in the bar after standing in that long ass line. The music is bumping and there are bodies everywhere, grinding against each other. I let my body subtly sway to the music as I make my way to the bar in the back of the club. 

The first thing I notice is the hot, shirtless bartender making drinks as I push through the never ending people surrounding it. The bar is always more crowded than any other spot in the building. I love this place. It's crawling with hot guys and they have the best music around, not to mention the staff is oozing sex appeal, because their uniform is jeans hanging low on the hips with the elastic brief band of underwear peeking out the top, spelling out the brand they represent. 

This one, in particular, is yummy. His torso is chiseled to perfection and covered in tattoos placed perfectly against his skin. He's definitely worth a second look. I want to nibble on that lip ring in the corner of his mouth. As I study each line of muscle, I find myself wondering if Haddox's body looks like this. 

What the hell, Piper?

Hot bartender notices me ogling him and walks over with a smirk, leaning forward on his forearms against the top of the bar in front of me. "What can I get you, beautiful?" His eyes rake down my body as if he's already undressing me with his eyes.

I smile. This one's in the bag. "Well, how about Pineapple and Vodka, light on the pineapple," I say in my most flirtatious voice as I sit on the stool next to me that just became free. "Start me a tab," I ask, biting my lip. 

"Anything for you, gorgeous," he says and reaches down for a glass, preparing to mix my concoction. Moments later, he sets it before me, smiling. "What you doing later?"

"I don't know. Why don't you tell me," I say seductively as I press the rim of the glass to my mouth.
 
"She'll be with me," a sultry voice interrupts in a close range behind me. 

The bartender looks over my head and starts to back away from the bar. "Sorry, man, I didn't know she was taken. No disrespect."

Pussy. I don't need you anyway if you can't even ask my relationship status to the one person that knows. Me!

I feel like banging my head against the bar. I'm going to need to be intoxicated for this. I press my lips to the glass and drain the contents. Goose bumps start to form as I can feel breathing on the side of my neck. I don't need to look to know who it is. "I thought I had until midnight," he barks outside my ear. 
I can barely breathe with him this close to me. How am I supposed to speak? I don't think I want to at risk of sounding like a crushing schoolgirl. 

Put on your game face, Piper. 

I need more alcohol and fast. I choose to ignore the sexy as shit control freak next to me. Where is Alyvia when I need her? She was only supposed to have been going to the restroom, but knowing her she's already in the middle of the dance floor, covered in sweat. The girl doesn't even need alcohol. She usually sips beer, but comes for the music. 

The Rumple Minze from earlier is calling out to me. "Rumple Minze, two shots," I call out to the female bartender as she passes.

The girl is badass. Not even a minute and the shots are patiently waiting for me to consume them. "What can I get for you, sweetie," she asks, but her line of vision is directly beside me. It doesn't even seem to faze her that she is staring at the sexiest man alive. Hard- core is what that means, because even girls in the coffee shop had their eyes glued to him. 

"Same as usual, Britt." She smiles at the sound of her name.

Wait a minute. Hold up...they know each other? I come to this bar frequently and I've never seen him until the fashion show.

She grabs a bottle from the tub of ice, twists off the cap, and sits the bottle of Bud Light down in front of him. "My mistake, babe. How you been? Same ole broody Haddox, I'm guessing?"

"Something like that," he replies, saying nothing more.

"And as vague as usual too. Maybe we can catch up once the bar slows down. Enjoy your night," she winks and glances over at me. 

I consume one shot, followed by the other. My nerves are going haywire. The alcohol is finally coursing through my veins, leaving me in a more relaxed state of mind, though not much.
I feel a hand wrap around my thigh, not far from my girly area. Oh my...

He spins me around on the stool until I'm facing him. He's so close to my face that I reflexively lean against the edge of the bar. "Are you going to answer my question," he asks, placing his free hand on my other thigh, now holding me in place. 

He starts to rub my inner thighs with his thumbs and my muscles are flexing down below. How can I concentrate on anything he's saying if he's going to do that? He roughly pulls me to the edge so that he can align his body between my legs. It's really a good thing that I'm not modest, because my dress is hiked up. If his body wasn’t pressed to mine, I would be flashing everyone. 

In my hesitation he speaks again. "I don't like to be toyed with, Piper, nor do I like to be kept waiting."
He's starting that controlling bullshit again, pulling me out of my hormonal haze. I press my palms against his chest and push, but he doesn't budge. The alcohol is bringing out my bitchiness. "Maybe I don't like to give myself to a man that hesitates when given the opportunity. I basically put my pussy on a platter and extended it to you, only for you to have to consider it. That's not good enough for me. I may not be the girl to take home to mom, but I'm better than that."

A growl sounds within his throat and he clamps down on my thighs, jerking me closer to him. His cock is bulging through his jeans, aligned between my legs. Fuck, does it feel marvelous. He grinds me against him, his body flush with mine, and his lips just outside my ear. "Does this answer your question?" His voice sounds angry. "Do you want to know how hard you make me? Huh? Do you want to know how much you push the limits of my control? Well, get ready baby, because tonight you're all mine."

I can't think of anything but how much I want this. I don't think I've wanted anything this much in a really long time, possibly ever. Something about him takes me out of my head, allowing me to escape into someplace else. I can't explain it, because I don't understand it myself. I feel like such a whore right now, but I don't care. I'm never like this; given the fact that what happened last night did, but that's also more reason I want to. I want to rid my body of the toxins it holds. I don't want anything left behind of Cole tainting me.

"Okay," I state in a breathy voice. "Where?"

"My place. Meet me outside and don't tell Alyvia where you're going. I'm not dealing with her shit tonight."

He reaches down and adjusts himself, separating us. The distance makes me feel naked. I instantly hop off the stool, attempting to fix my dress. I look around, but no one is paying us any attention. They are too worried about getting laid themselves; the beauty of a bar. "Give me ten minutes?" 

He nods and takes a step back before halting. "Oh and Piper?" I look at him, waiting on what he has to say. "I'll give you what you want, but just remember darkness and light can't coincide. You have to pick a side. Don't say I didn't warn you..."

He turns and walks in the direction of the exit. I'm not exactly sure what he meant by that, but I don't care. Sometimes, I feel like I don't fit in trying to be this girl that I am from day to day. Maybe I'm living a lie. When choosing either sinner or saint, I'm definitely not a saint, but I strive to be a decent person. Perhaps the darkness is where I belong. 

I may not know many things about Haddox Hayes, but I know one thing: You can't force someone in a place they aren't already willing to go. Something is pulling me to him, making me want to explore whatever he has to offer. It's just a hunch, but I get a feeling, I'd choose darkness with him every time.




 
 
 
 
The story of Haddox and Piper.
This story begins with Haddox being a "bad boy" type.  He is a MMA fighter, and lived a dark life.  Up until this point, he has sex with various women, but none more than once. He doesn't want a relationship, or know how to experience love. He figures he'd just be dooming the other person to a life a darkness just by being with him.
Piper is a fashion design student, the roommate of one of Haddox's best friends - Alyvia.
After an MMA fight, Alyvia convinces Haddox to attend a school fashion show she'd featured in.  But on the way, she makes him promise not to hit on her roommate, because she doesn't want things to be uncomfortable when he breaks Piper's heart.
Well, the chemistry is off the charts between the two, and Piper convinces him she's willing to just be a f***-buddy.
I will tell you that there are an insane amount of sex scenes, some with a bit of pain edging slightly to the BDSM side.  All hot though, but a bunch.
Many situations, including some of the MMA fight sequences, had me on the edge of my seat!  At one point, I wanted to throttle the author when she suddenly switched perspectives (but I mean that in a good way!).
The book was long, and I personally thought at a few points it definitely dragged, as though just being wordy to make the length longer. But, it still kept my turning the pages, so I can't complain too hard.
A few times, I wanted to break down, figuring (I knew) that something awful was going to happen.  I was glad that the author kept me guessing.
My only complaint would be the extra story length, I thought it could use a trimming.  Otherwise, I thought it was a spectacular book!  I will definitely be checking out the author's other books when I get the chance.
 


OTHER BOOKS BY CHARISSE SPIERS
 
 
 
 
Accepting Fate (Fate Series #1)
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Twisting Fate (Fate Series #2)
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
 
CHARISSE SPIERS



"Never let anyone tell you that true love doesn’t exist, because it does. The world may be leaving romance behind, but it can still live in our hearts if we let it. To lose romance would be one of the greatest tragedies. Keep it alive. If it dies the world will be a darker place." - Yours truly
 
I found books when I was going through a hard time in life. They became my means of escape when things got bad. I realized quickly how much I loved to take a backseat to someone else's life and watch the journey unfold. That began my journey with books in November of 2012. I constantly had a book open on my Kindle app. Never in a million years would I have imagined myself as a writer, because I never thought I was creative enough. I'm living proof that things will fall into place when they're meant to be. People will make their way into our lives when we don't expect it, setting the path for what we are meant to do. Never give up on people. Never stop taking a chance on others. Someone took a chance on trusting me with her work when she didn't know me from a stranger on the street and gave me the opportunity of a lifetime as our relationship progressed, which led me to editing and writing as well. This is my dream I never knew I had. As soon as I sat down and gave writing a shot, it was like the floodgates opened. Now, I am lost in a world of fiction in my head, new characters constantly screaming for their stories to be told. Continue to dream and to go for them. No one ever found happiness by sitting on the sidelines. Sometimes we have to take risks and put ourselves out there. Thank you for all of your support, and may there be many books to come.
 
 
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REVIEW BLITZ with *RRBB EXCLUSIVE REVIEW*: Falling For Emma by Alix Nichols


About Falling For Emma:
Rising star of French chanson Cyril falls for Laura—the charming groupie who waltzed into his life one sweet summer afternoon.Their story could have been pretty straightforward except… 
He’s blind.
And she isn't who she claims to be.

Release Date: 15th January 2015
Genre: Romance
No. of Pages: 120

This is a prequel to the Bistro La Boheme series.



Add to Goodreads: Falling For Emma by Alix Nichols

a prequel to the Bistro La Bohème series

Teasers:

"Oh, how she loved that unrestrained laugh of his. It was better than a bowl of rum raisin ice cream or a scented hot bath in the middle of January or an afternoon on the beach with a great book. It was simply the best thing in the world..."  

"He could no longer deny how he felt about her. Not just the part where he craved her right down to his bones, but also the part where he had let her take up residence in his empty heart and was still reeling from the glow that filled it..."

"She drew her mouth away and took a ragged breath. 
When Cyril leaned in to renew the kiss, she planted her hands on his chest and pushed gently. “Let me look at you for a moment.”
He straightened and gave her a panty-dropping smile.
His unseeing eyes were as handsome as ever. His complexion had darkened with desire, and the bulging muscles of his chest flexed under her touch. Through the thin cotton of his T-shirt and through the air between them, she could feel the heat emanating from his body. There was something feline—graceful and hard—about his posture.
Like a wild cat before a bound.
He was magnificent..."

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The story of Cyril and Emma.
Okay, I admit it. When I read the premise of the story, I started reading assuming I would fall in love with Cyril right away.  Wrong!  In fact, I found him to be an arrogant, drunken jerk.  I did not care if he was blind, he was an ass.
But then…as I was reminded, there are reasons why people act as they do.  All I needed to do was give Cyril a chance, and I am so glad I did.
Cyril had recently been in an accident that left him blind and scarred. Before that, he was a famous singer/songwriter.
Emma is graphic artist that has known him since she was a teen - pre-fame.
At several points, I wanted to shake both of them!  But that also made them so real.
I have (sadly) never been to Paris, and sometimes got a bit stuck on all the names of shops and streets and other things Parisian. 
All in all, a great little love story with HEA!

About The Bistro La Boheme Series:
If you’ve enjoyed “Amelie” and “Friends” and like smart heroines, sexy heroes, witty dialogue and heart-stopping romance, then give this series a try. It will delight you with an unforgettable cast of imperfect and charming young men and women who work or frequent an ordinary yet special Parisian café. They fall in love, cope with heartbreak and chase their dreams with a passion that makes them endearing even when in the wrong.

Welcome to the Bistro La Bohème! Take a seat by the window, order your café crème and lose yourself in these deeply romantic and heart-warming tales of love, friendship and finding out where you belong.

The books are interconnected, with a recurring setting and characters. But each story is self-contained, and you can read it as a stand-alone.

Buy the books in the series:
Book 0.5: Falling For Emma by Alix Nichols
 
Novella: Your're the One by Alix Nichols 

Book 1: What if it's Love? by Alix Nichols

Book 2: Under My Skin by Alix Nichols 

The Bistro La Bohème series


If you’ve enjoyed Amelie and Friends and like smart heroines, sexy heroes, witty dialogue and heart-stopping romance, then give the Bistro La Bohème series a try! 

It will delight you with an unforgettable cast of imperfect and charming young men and women who frequent an ordinary yet special Parisian café. They fall in love, cope with heartbreak and chase their dreams with a passion that makes them endearing even when in the wrong.

Welcome to the Bistro La Bohème! Take a seat by the window, order your café crème and lose yourself in these deeply romantic and heart-warming tales of love, friendship and finding out where you belong.
                                 
The books are interconnected, with a recurring setting and characters. But each story is self-contained, and you can read it as a stand-alone.
- See more at: http://www.alixnichols.com/books.html#sthash.jlI1nvWl.dpuf

The Bistro La Bohème series


If you’ve enjoyed Amelie and Friends and like smart heroines, sexy heroes, witty dialogue and heart-stopping romance, then give the Bistro La Bohème series a try! 

It will delight you with an unforgettable cast of imperfect and charming young men and women who frequent an ordinary yet special Parisian café. They fall in love, cope with heartbreak and chase their dreams with a passion that makes them endearing even when in the wrong.

Welcome to the Bistro La Bohème! Take a seat by the window, order your café crème and lose yourself in these deeply romantic and heart-warming tales of love, friendship and finding out where you belong.
                                 
The books are interconnected, with a recurring setting and characters. But each story is self-contained, and you can read it as a stand-alone.
- See more at: http://www.alixnichols.com/books.html#sthash.jlI1nvWl.dpuf

The Bistro La Bohème series


If you’ve enjoyed Amelie and Friends and like smart heroines, sexy heroes, witty dialogue and heart-stopping romance, then give the Bistro La Bohème series a try! 

It will delight you with an unforgettable cast of imperfect and charming young men and women who frequent an ordinary yet special Parisian café. They fall in love, cope with heartbreak and chase their dreams with a passion that makes them endearing even when in the wrong.

Welcome to the Bistro La Bohème! Take a seat by the window, order your café crème and lose yourself in these deeply romantic and heart-warming tales of love, friendship and finding out where you belong.
                                 
The books are interconnected, with a recurring setting and characters. But each story is self-contained, and you can read it as a stand-alone.
- See more at: http://www.alixnichols.com/books.html#sthash.jlI1nvWl.dpuf
About the Author:

ImageAlix Nichols is an avid reader of chick lit, romance and fantasy, caffeine addict and a badge-wearing Mr. Darcy fan. She released her first romance at the age of six. It had six pages stitched together and bound in purple velvet paper. The book was titled “Eliza and Robert” and featured highly creative spelling. Some words were written in mirror image. Unintentionally.

Decades later, she still loves the name Robert and the genre romance. Her books have made the Kindle Top 100 Lists numerous times, climbing as high as #1. She lives and works in Paris, France.

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