Saturday, September 7, 2013

Armed with Steele Blog tour Stop with a review by book bitch Melissa

CONTENT WARNING: Beware drool-worthy men in uniform, touchy-feely coworkers, and vindictive ex-girlfriends.

What happens undercover, stays under covers.
Jessica Hartley is looking for answers surrounding the mysterious car accident that nearly claimed the life of her best friend. She’s willing to risk it all, even her fledgling business, to find the person responsible and bring them to justice.
Nate Steele is more than willing to help Jessica, but for reasons all his own. He’s been watching the infamous Maxwell Office Solutions for some time now, convinced there’s more going on than meets the eye. When his chief issues a cease and desist order yet again, Nate has no choice but to accept inexperienced Jessica as an undercover partner outside the letter of the law. 
Will Jessica and Nate be able to flush out Maxwell’s elusive villain, or will their growing attraction for each other sabotage their undercover ploy? Motives aren’t always what they seem when Jessica finds herself armed with Steele.

About Kyra Jacobs:
Kyra Jacobs is a happily married, mother of two, who grew up in Indiana. When she’s not pounding out scenes for her next book, she’s likely goofing around with her husband and kids or elbow-deep in snapdragons and Lamb’s ear in one of her many flower gardens. She also loves to golf (though, golf doesn’t really love her) and to jam on the bass in Guitar Hero.
Be sure to stop by her blog, http:/ for updates on her writing journey and other musings as seen through the eyes of this Midwestern writer.
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Are you looking for some Action?!  No... Not that kinda of action geez you dirty little minds ;)
Armed with Steele was a fun, fast moving action packed read.  Full from start to finish with action, Mystery, and romance.
A Tragic accident, leads to a chance encounter leads to an undercover op that sets the stage for a roller coaster romance.
Jessica the female lead is a smart witty techy type home body... then you have Nate the Officer and some what mysterious man.
Gracie, Jessica's Best friend has been in a horrible accident, but there are many aspects that are just not right and jessica is the one who starts to notice the oddities.  Not your regular run of the mill office type girl, jessica  launches into a undercover investigation to get to the bottom of Gracies accident with the help and guidance of Officer Steele.

If you looking for a hot man in uniform, or an action packed adventure with a romantic twist this is a great read.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Book Boyfriend Friday Gage Carson ~ From Ashes Molly McAdams

Welcome Ladies to this weeks Book Boyfriend.  This weeks leading man is from Author Molly McAdams book From Ashes  Gage Carson.  Molly's Muse for his character is Zac Efron and I must say he is one Hottie !! I hope you enjoy and if you haven't read From Ashes please see bottom of post for buy links. Also you will see where we got inspiration for our Blog name.

“Whoa, got it bad for your cousin's girl already, huh? You gonna try to get with that?"

I eyed Cassi in Ty's arms and shook my head as I brought my beer up to take another long drink. "Nope." Yes, yes, I am.” 
― Molly McAdamsFrom Ashes

“Jake looked at us like we should know this already. "SMB? Sandwich-Making Bitch.” 
― Molly McAdamsFrom Ashes

“...but she’d already been living a life she didn’t choose, so I wouldn’t choose for her either; I would wait for her to leave him and come to me.” 
― Molly McAdamsFrom Ashes

“She nodded against me. “Do you need me to do anything?” 
I didn’t need a thing from her, but I wanted everything. I wanted her to leave Tyler, to love me, to want to live here with me for the rest of our lives. I wanted so damn much. 
”Just go back to sleep, then enjoy the rest of the day with the girls. I’ll be back tonight.” 
”I’ll be waiting her for you.” 
Closing my eyes, I took a deep breath in and held it. if only she knew what she did to me.” 
― Molly McAdamsFrom Ashes

Hope you enjoyed a little bit of eye candy today I know I did ! :) Till next Friday!!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Cover Reveal Embrace (Evolve Series 2) and RE-Reveal of Emerge (Evolve Series 1) by S.E. Hall



Embrace, the second book in the Evolve Series by S.E. Hall, follows the characters from her debut NA romance, Emerge.
Evan Allen is a handsome, athletic, southern gentleman...who now attends GSU, for no good reason.
No friends, a year of ineligibility on the football team and no girl, Evan is starting over alone. But certain members of The Crew refuse to let him face things by himself,taking him under their wing, and it doesn't take the ladies long to notice him either.
Sometimes life doesn't go as you had planned, it goes better.
Embrace it.
17+ readers recommended for this N/A Coming of Age romance due to sexual contentsituations and mature language.

Embrace Cover


Trash, toilet paper and a few smokers huddled together for warmth decorate the front lawn. A loud bass line thumps from inside and Sawyer’s head is bobbing to the music like a dashboard doll as we make our way up the walk to the frat house. Neither one of us are a Sig, but I’m thinking nobody tells Sawyer he can’t join the party, so I figure I’m golden. All I want to do tonight is forget; erase from my mind all that is my new school, my forfeited jersey and my blonde no more. Seeing her in Algebra every week is gonna suck, and I’m not sure how long I’ll be able to treat her with cold indifference, it just doesn’t feel right. We were friends before we were anything else, for so long, but I’m not sure yet if we can get it back there. Not having her in my life at all is foreign, and hurts like hell, but I’m not sure I can pull it off. Not wanting to do the mental debate thing for the hundredth time in days, I follow Sawyer into the party, vowing internally not to think of it, her, us, them, again tonight. We hit the keg straight away, then head over to a group of people Sawyer knows. Introductions are made and the only one I register is Josie, a short, really pretty brunette across from me. Yes- I still have eyes. I give her a smile and hold her hand in mine longer than a normal “nice to meet you” shake, rubbing my thumb across her wrist on the release. I just want to connect with someone, anyone, even for a moment. I’ve always been one-half of a whole, always known the girl in the room who was “mine,” and now I’m lost. Sawyer picks up on my interest in her and gives me a nod, turning his attention to her friend, guiding her away to dance. Very nice. I’ve got one foot in the stirrup, ready to fling my leg over and get “back on the horse” when a pair of small hands cover my eyes from behind. “Guess who?” a sweet voice whispers in my ear.    

Cover Re-reveal of Emerge (Evolve Series 1)


Laney Walker is a quick witted, athletic, southern tomboy who lets few get too close, using her sarcastic zingers to deflect. She also has no idea how others view her, Evan having protected and coveted her since they were children. But college puts a gap between Laney and Evan that neither of them were prepared for- old relationships are tested, new ones are formed and nothing will ever be the same.
Especially when in walks one Dane Kendrick, not at all the familiar, southern charmer of home, but an animal all his own.
A story of growing up, friendship, loyalty, first love, primal love...and life.

Buy Emerge (Evolve Series 1) Now

Meet S.E. Hall

mepic (1) Goodreads / Facebook / Twitter S.E.Hall resides in Arkansas with her husband of 17 years and 3 beautiful daughters. When not in the stands watching her ladies play softball, she enjoys reading YA and NA romance.  


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Whats Up Wednesday 9/2- 9/10

This week has been a huge week in the book world E.L James and the Film industry announced the Lead roles for 50 Shades of Grey.  I have to say I am stoked couldn't be happier I have always wanted Charlie Hunnam as Christian now Dakota Johnson was not my first choice but most of the photos the media shared of her didn't help those of us with doubts so I did my own research and found some pictures where she could pass as Ana.

I think that she is much prettier as a brunette and without what I call Hooker red lipstick.

“Who’s he kidding? He’s no gentleman. He has my panties” 
― E.L. JamesFifty Shades of Grey

“Sometimes I wonder if there's something wrong with me. Perhaps I've spent too long in the company of my literary romantic heroes, and consequently my ideals and expectations are far too high.” 
― E.L. JamesFifty Shades of Grey

“Does this mean you’re going to make love to me tonight, Christian?” Holy shit. Did I just say that? His mouth drops open slightly, but he recovers quickly.
“No, Anastasia it doesn’t. Firstly, I don’t make love. I fuck… hard. Secondly, there’s a lot more paperwork to do, and thirdly, you don’t yet know what you’re in for. You could still run for the hills. Come, I want to show you my playroom.”
My mouth drops open. Fuck hard! Holy shit, that sounds so… hot. But why are we looking at a playroom? I am mystified.
“You want to play on your Xbox?” I ask. He laughs, loudly. 
“No, Anastasia, no Xbox, no Playstation. Come.”… Producing a key from his pocket, he unlocks yet another door and takes a deep breath.
“You can leave anytime. The helicopter is on stand-by to take you whenever you want to go, you can stay the night and go home in the morning. It’s fine whatever you decide.”
“Just open the damn door, Christian.”
He opens the door and stands back to let me in. I gaze at him once more. I so want to know what’s in here. Taking a deep breath I walk in.
And it feels like I’ve time-traveled back to the sixteenth century and the Spanish Inquisition.
Holy fuck.” 
― E.L. JamesFifty Shades of Grey

Ok so now that I have that out of the way. here is whats coming up this next week ....

Embrace Cover Reveal by S.E Hall
Review of My Everything by Heidi Mclaughin
Book Boyfriend Friday  this week its Gage Carson  From Ashes by Molly Mcadams
Review of Armed with Steel
2 Author spotlights
Hot Redemption blog tour

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Clover by Braxton Cole Release Day Event Hosted By Book Enthusiast

Clover Release Day Synopsis Clover.Final.standardClover Watson wants more from life than what she can find on her daddy's farm in southern Oregon. Young, smart, and driven, she has a plan and she refuses to be distracted from her goals. After four years at the University of Washington in Seattle, she heads home for the summer with her diploma and an acceptance letter to graduate school at University of Portland. She's sure she’s got things all figured out. Except for Jake Feldman. He was one of her childhood friends, and she hasn't seen him since she left for college four years ago. This summer he's back in town and all grown up -- sweet, handsome, and completely smitten with Clover. At first, she thinks a harmless summer fling is the perfect reward for her hard work at school. But as the summer continues and their romance grows, Jake challenges everything she thought she knew about herself and her plans. When the end of summer comes, Clover is forced to evaluate what she really wants, but can she find a way to write Jake into her life?
Clover quote.6 Meet the Author Braxton Cole lives in the Pacific Northwest where she spends most of her time holed up in her office writing stories. When she's not writing, she can be found riding her bike, hiking the fabulous local trails, chasing her kids, or wishing that her thumb was a little more green. She has a bad habit of killing what she tries to grow, but hasn't given up hopes of one day being a successful urban farmer. Braxton writes erotic romance because romance is the stuff that makes life great, and sex is fun. The two belong together, both in life and in fiction. Excerpt
Clover quote.8She was sitting on the front steps when he pulled up, clearly showered and wearing a light summer dress instead of the skirt and tank top she’d had on earlier. Clover smiled softly when she got in. “You came back.” She sounded as uncertain, yet hopeful, about things as he felt. “Of course.” He kissed her cheek like she’d kissed his earlier and wished he had the nerve to move his mouth just a little to the side. That was all it would take to touch his lips to hers. Instead, he pulled back and shifted into drive. She settled into the middle seat right next to him with the length of her thigh pressed up against his. He much preferred to have her sit there than all the way over on the passenger side. He tried to sound casual, but he could feel his face flush with heat as he said, “I threw together some food in case we get hungry.” “That’s sweet, thank you.” She stretched up and kissed his cheek. For one stuttering, suffocating, perfect moment, her lips touched his skin. His eyes drifted shut and held perfectly still. So far, their exchanges had been relatively chaste, but he felt something shift inside him with that kiss. His crush was moving far too quickly into something solid and his chest swelled with fear and hope. She lingered there for several seconds, close enough for him to feel the whisper of her breath against his skin. When she finally pulled away, he stayed in that position, stunned immobile by her closeness. She squeezed his leg, kissed his cheek again, quickly this time, then pulled away completely. “So, where are we going?” He jerked into motion, embarrassed by his reaction. But what else could he expect? When a girl like Clover got close enough for him to smell the subtle fragrance of her shampoo and the lingering chlorine on her skin from the pool, well, something like that would always affect him. And this time it wasn’t just a girl like Clover; it was Clover herself. The crush he’d been cultivating for as long as he could remember had grown exponentially since he’d picked her up earlier that day. He cleared his throat as he pulled out of the parking lot. “I have no idea. Where do you want to go?” “Head south, toward the river.” “You got it.” Instead of holding her hand this time, Jake settled his arm around Clover’s shoulder. As he pulled onto the highway, she rested her hand on his leg. Unlike before, she didn’t play with his inseam. Rather, she let her hand lie in one place, low by his knee, with her fingers curled around the inside. It was for the best, he knew. The distraction of her hand sliding high up on his thigh while driving was simply too much to ignore. He’d nearly wrapped his truck around a pole while trying to corner on the way into town earlier. He didn’t need a repeat event. Still, he missed the feel of her hand exploring. If he could figure out a way to say it without sounding like an asshole, he’d tell her that she was welcome to touch him whenever and however she wanted. The fear that she might actually take him up on it was enough to keep him silent. For now, though, he was happy simply to drive down the road with her sitting next to him.
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     Title: When It Rains by Lisa De Jong
     Release Date: September 27, 2013
    Genre: New Adult Contemporary

One night changed my life forever.

Beau Bennett has been my best friend since I can remember. He was my first crush before everything came crashing down, and now he wants more, but it's more than I can give him. Things are different now. I wish I could tell him why, but I can't. 

I haven’t told anyone.

I never knew how much I really needed him until the day he left for college, and I was completely alone.

Then one day, Asher Hunt rides into town with his dark, captivating eyes and cocky grin. He doesn't care who I used to be, he's simply breathing life into what’s left. People warn me to stay away from him, but he helps me forget the pain that has held me hostage for so long; something I thought was impossible before he walked into my life.

I’ve been hurt. 

I’ve been saved. 

And I’ve found hope. 

I thought my story was written that night, but now I know it was only a new beginning. Until one secret turns my world upside down…


When you live in a small town, there’s not much to do on a Friday night after a football game.  When the season started that year, some of the seniors at my high school decided that we should all have a bonfire after each game. It was really an excuse to drink and hook-up: two things I wasn’t interested in, but I always went to hang out with my friends anyway.
            That’s where I was that night. 
            The night I retreated into darkness, where the night sky had no stars, the day had no sun, and all hope was drained from my body.
            The night my life ended.
            And Beau Bennett wasn’t there.  If he had been, he would’ve saved me, just like he always did.  He was grounded that night for staying out past curfew the Friday before; in fact, it’s the only weekend I remember Beau ever being grounded. 
Life is a series of coincidences and that night, coincidence screwed me over.
            I was there with Morgan, my best friend since third grade.  She was dating the Senior Class President at the time and it didn’t take long before they disappeared, leaving me huddled near the fire with some of the other kids from my school.  I felt completely comfortable being alone because I’ve known most of these people since I had moved here when I was five.  That’s one of the nice things about small towns.
            Or so I thought.
            I was sitting with my arms wrapped around myself, trying to warm what the fire couldn’t, when Drew Heston sat down next to me.  My stomach did a somersault; I mean, Drew was a senior. Mr. Football, as everyone called him.  He was the local hero, the type of guy who would have a billboard outside of town someday.  It didn’t hurt that he looked amazing with his short dark hair, light green eyes and broad shoulders. 
I had secretly crushed on him since the day I first walked into the doors of my high school.  There was something about the way he walked the halls with his head held high that commanded every girl’s attention, including mine.  I’d never talked to him or even made eye contact with him, for that matter, but there he was, sitting next to me that night in front of the fire.  I couldn’t believe it.  Things like that didn’t happen to Kate Alexander.
“Hey, Kate, how’ve you been?” he asked, his eyes burning into the side of my head.  I couldn’t bring myself to look at him.  Just being near him made me lose all comprehension of the English language.
“Fine,” I mumbled, biting down on my lower lip.  A shiver ran through my body like a freight train as I finally glanced in his direction.
“Were you at my game tonight?” he asked, bumping my shoulder with his.  I could feel the heat coming off his muscular body and it made me blush. 
My thoughts drifted back to the third quarter when Drew threw the ball to his star receiver Jackson Reid, who, at the time, was surrounded by defenders.  My heart raced with excitement as I watched Jackson and three members of the other team jump up to catch the ball at the same time.  In the end, Jackson came out victorious because Drew threw it right into his hands.  It was nothing short of amazing, yet for Drew, it was completely normal. 
“You were great,” I replied, nervously reaching up to tighten my ponytail.  A breeze blew through and a few raindrops fell from the sky. I ran my hands up and down my arms in an attempt to chase the chill from my body, but it didn’t help.
“Are you cold?” he asked, scooting his body even closer to mine.  The way he was looking at me sent butterflies through my stomach. It wasn’t like I was an outcast at school, but I wasn’t one of the elite popular girls that guys like Drew usually spent their time on. 
“A little. I forgot my jacket at home,” I replied, feeling a few more raindrops fall on my cheek. 
He stood up and reached for my hand.  “Come on.  I have an extra sweatshirt in the house you can borrow.”
The party was being held at his house since his parents had gone out of town that weekend.  I hesitated for a minute before placing my hand in his.  I knew of him, but I didn’t really know him. It wasn’t the first time I’d been to his house, but it was the first time I’d been inside. I felt a little uneasy, but I still trusted him.  I didn’t have any reason not to.
Drew’s house was old, but it had been well maintained with a fresh coat of paint and a wraparound porch.  He opened the front door, never loosening his grip on my hand as he moved us forward.  My attention was so focused on the contemporary paint colors and beautiful cherry wood floors, it barely registered that we were heading upstairs. 
I watched as he took a key out of his pocket to unlock one of the doors that lined the second story hallway.  He must have noticed the way I was looking at him because his lips turned up on the sides.  “I don’t like anyone to be in my room but me,” he said, pushing the door open.
I nodded, following him inside.  Did I feel a little uncomfortable stepping into Drew Heston’s bedroom?  Yes.  Did I think for one moment that I shouldn’t be there?  No.  I’d known him for years.  Everyone knew him and thought the world of him.
When he closed the door and locked it, I felt my heart rate pick up. I watched him glance around the room, following his eyes with mine. The walls were a deep navy blue with various football posters covering them. And I’ll never forget how it smelled like cologne had been used to cover up the stench of his used gym clothes.
 I’d only been in one boy’s bedroom before and Beau’s hardly counts…he’s one of my best friends. Drew remains still, staring at me with glossed over eyes and, suddenly, being there didn’t feel right. “Can you find that sweatshirt?  I should probably get back outside before Morgan comes looking for me.” 
“Oh yeah, give me a sec,” he said, moving to dig through a drawer in his dresser.  I walked to the window at the other end of the room and looked down at the diminishing fire.  The rain was falling faster against the glass making it harder to see in the distance, but it looked like everyone had left their spots by the fire.  I really needed to hurry up and find Morgan before she left without me.
The house was completely quiet, sending a chill down my spine.  I closed my eyes and listened to Drew’s footsteps moving closer to me, my heart beating faster every time I heard the rubber soles of his shoes against the floorboards.  I just wanted to get out of there. Everything about being inside his room felt wrong and I wanted to escape it.  Going up to his bedroom was a bad idea…going to that party without Beau was a huge mistake.
His footsteps continued to get closer as I spun on my heels to head towards the door.  I was greeted with dark eyes and a vacant stare.  This was not the Drew I thought I knew.  I wanted to run out of this house and never look back but he was blocking my path.  “I’m going to wait outside.  It’s getting warm in here,” I lied, motioning toward his door.
He didn’t say a word as he pressed his body to mine, completely closing any gap that remained between us.  My hands were sweaty and my knees felt like they were made for paper dolls.  “Drew.”  It was like he was in a trance and it was scaring the hell out of me.
“It’s raining outside, Kate,” he said, reaching his hand up to cup my cheek. I stepped back out of his grasp, but he followed me.  It wasn’t long before my back was against the wall.  Even if I wanted to leave, it was too late.  His hands rested on the wall, caging me in with his arms.  “Mm, you smell so good,” he growled, pressing his lips to my neck.  His touch forced me to tilt my head in the other direction.  I felt helpless.
“Drew, please, just let me go.  I really need to find Morgan,” I cried.  My whole body was shaking from a fear unlike I’d ever felt before.  It was paralyzing.  I just wanted to run out the door as fast as I could and never look back, but I was stuck. 
He ignored me, running his lips down my jaw line.  I turned my head to fight, but he followed my movements. “What’s the matter, Kate?  I see the way you look at me.  You want this as much as I do,” he said with a husky voice that sent more panic through my already tense body.  I used the little bit of fight I had left in me to push on his chest but he didn’t move.  Not even an inch.
“Let me go,” I pleaded.  His right hand came down to grip my hip hard as he roughly pressed his lips to mine.  The force of his kiss sent pain to my lips and all I could taste was the mix of my blood and the alcohol on his breath.
When his hand found the bottom of my shirt and started to work the material up my bare stomach, I tried to move my legs forward but he was so much bigger and stronger than me. If anything, my attempts to push him away were only making things worse. 
He gripped my wrists tightly and pulled me over to his bed, pushing me onto my stomach.  I tried to pull my arms loose, but it caused pain to shoot through my wrists. I’ve never felt more terrified in my whole life.  He continued to hold my arms behind my back and pinned my legs down with his knees.
“HELP,” I yelled as loud as I could through my panic and tears. 
He clamped his hand over my mouth, yanking my head back until my neck ached. “Everyone’s outside.  No one’s going to hear you.”
That was it.  I was trapped under him, alone with no one to save me.  All the fight I had was drained from my body, and the chances of anyone pulling me out of this hell were getting slimmer by the minute. Tears rolled down my face, soaking his bedspread while I fixated on the raindrops hitting the window. He forced my jeans down so they were left slung around my left ankle. When I heard him working at his belt buckle, I felt like I couldn’t breathe anymore.  I’d never been exposed like that and it wasn’t at all what I wanted.  I was saving myself for someone special and Drew was taking it from me.  I gasped for air but I couldn’t get any into my lungs. I tried to scream again but no sound came out.
I felt him pressed against my backside and it made me want to throw up.  “STOP,” I screamed, trying again to free myself from his hold but he was too strong.
He let out a hushed chuckle from behind.  “Are you going to give up?”
“Please, don’t,” I begged again.  It was my last chance and I knew it.  He didn’t respond and when I heard the sound of foil paper ripping, I squeezed my eyes shut and said a silent prayer.  I wanted it all to be a nightmare I would soon wake up from.  I wanted someone to come through that door and stop it from happening.  I wanted to be anywhere but there.
Except no one was listening to me that night.  I could hear the soft tap of the rain falling on the window, but the rest of the house was completely silent. I used to like the sound of rain but Drew took that from me too.
He pressed into me so quickly that pain erupted through my whole body, sending a deafening scream into the darkness of the room.  I squeezed my eyes shut, feeling like I was drowning with no way to get to the surface.  I’ve never felt such intense physical and emotional pain all at once.  It was the absolute worst moment of my life. 
It still is.
He didn’t stop.  Not when I screamed.  Not when I cried. He kept invading my body with each and every thrust, killing me a little more inside each time.  It hurt more to fight it so I remained still, continuing to stare at the droplets that rolled down the window. He grunted as he continued to shred my soul to pieces and I tried my best to block it out.  I didn’t need to have his words locked into my memory forever when I already had to live with the feel of him inside of me.  I knew I’d never be the same after what he did to me.
I’m not sure how long I was in the room, but it felt like an eternity.  My whole life flashed before me as I was overcome with grief.  For the rest of my life, I would always regret going up to that room with Drew Heston.  I could never get that day back or a lot of the other things he took from me.
The most important thing I lost was my entire sense of self.  It took seventeen years to build my foundation and it took mere minutes to tear it down. 
I hate him.
The old Kate is gone...and she’s never coming back.
And I’ll always hate when it rains.

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Lisa De Jong is a wife, mother and full-time number cruncher who lives in the Midwest. Her writing journey involved insane amounts of coffee and many nights of very little sleep but she wouldn't change a thing. She also enjoys reading, football and music.