Thursday, October 24, 2013

BAD ASS (The Wild Series)COVER REVEAL By: S.K. Hartley




Go to Harvard.
Get a degree in politics.
Marry Dustin Coleman.
Shit, I had my life planned out for me at an early age. my stupid fucks I called parents were influential politicians and I had to do as I was told...Get my degree in politics from one of the most prestigious colleges in the States, plan my wedding to Dustin Coleman son of a powerful DA and keep up appearances.
ALWAYS keep up fucking appearances.
But one night something snapped...
The pearl necklace around my neck quickly disappeared along with the prim and proper cardigans that I wore daily, gone was the elegant young woman of two high ranking politicians, gone was the innocent and naive Blaine Paxton. Now I was someone new...
Someone BADASS.
Turning my back on my high maintenance family I set out to prove that a woman can do exactly what men can do...have hot, no strings attached fucking without consequences or feelings.
Until him...Ryder Wilde.
His name alone could make even the straightest of men fucking swoon, he was hot, sexy and...BADASS.
But now I want to know him, I want to see how fucking far I can push him. The man everyone wants but can never have. I want to be the one to tame him, to catch him.
Just so I can watch him fall on his ass.
And love every minute of it.


Once upon a time, I was sweet and innocent. Then shit happened. The End. Maybe I should start from once upon a time... See that girl over there? Yeah, the one in the disgusting pink cardigan and matching pearl necklace? That's me...Well, that was me two years ago before the 'shit happened'. So, I guess this is where I am supposed to pour my heart out and tell you I was abused or that my father was an alcoholic. No, this is where I tell you about how two people fucked me over by fucking each other. Can you see where I am going with this? Two years ago I was going to Harvard, two years ago I was working towards a degree in politics, two fucking years ago I was engaged. My whole life had been planned out for me from an early age, my father using his 'influences' to push me into the direction he wanted me to go. No, I had no fucking say in it, I mean Jesus! My parents are politicians. I couldn't even sneeze without permission. You think in this day and age a girl might be able to choose her own future, her own path. Fuck no, not me! I had to comply with the 'master plan'. What a pile of shit! Go to Harvard. Get a degree in politics. Marry Dustin Coleman. Dustin 'fucking' Coleman, even his name is vile! Sneaky piece of shit! Yeah, even my marriage was arranged. My mother had set me up with the son of a powerful DA and naturally she was ecstatic, me? Not so much. Felicity Paxton was a politician by day and a socialite by night, only meeting with the most powerful and money hungry names in the business. She was hell bent on keeping up appearances, always keep up appearances. No hair was to be out of place, no chipped nail polish and heaven forbid no frowning. “No one likes a bride with frown lines, dear.” She would say. She was fucking delusional. I played along with their sick and twisted games to manipulate anyone and anything in their path, including me. I didn’t have a choice in the matter anyway. I was a timid twenty year old, molded by her parents to ensure appearances were met. And if they weren’t well shit, I would be disowned. There is nothing worse than a powerful politicians perfect little girl going rogue. Anyway, I’m sure you’re wondering where this timid girl went right? Cue my ex-best friend Sophia; she was the daughter of the police chief inspector so naturally we were best friends. Gag me! She was also press hungry; she would do anything to get her face in the magazines. That included becoming my best friend and maid of honor at my wedding. Look I wasn’t always the bitter bitch I am now but hell; I thought I could trust Sophia. I know she was a leech but beside that she was my best friend, someone I could trust. Or so I thought. Keeping up so far? Good. So this is where the ‘shit happened’. Hold on to your hats because this is about to get pretty ugly. “What do you mean it’s no big deal? You’re in our bed with...her!” Yeah, you guessed it I walked in on my fiance and my best friend having sex in our bed, a week before the wedding/freak show. Now, if that was me now I would have cut them a new one. But that wasn’t me; I was timid and afraid of my own damn shadow. “Come on Blaine, it’s just sex.” Just sex? Apparently I had missed the fucking memo that it was okay to fuck your best friend a week before your wedding. “You’re kidding right? How do you expect me to be okay with you sleeping with her?” Was I the only person with a moral compass here? This was not okay. “No, I expect you to do as your future husband says and just get over the fact that I have a mistress.” Oh yeah, he played that card. But what really pissed me off was Sophia, sitting on my damn bed with a smirk on her face, not even trying to cover her surgically enhanced tits. “You look surprised Blaine? It’s funny how naive you actually are. You know your father has several mistresses.” The bitch spoke, damn what I would give to go back two years and kick seven shades of shit out of her. She was right though, as much as it fucking pains me to say it, my father was a notorious player. He had a shit load of mistresses that were happy enough to drop their panties for the politician. Fucking snake. But this wasn't about my father and his que of desperate whores, this was about my fiance fucking my best friend. And what the hell I was going to do about. I know you're desperate to find out exactly what I did. Did I run to daddy? Did I lose my shit and turn evil bitch on them? No, I did exactly what my parents feared most. I went rogue.

Meet S.K. Hartley

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S.K. Hartley is a mother, wife, avid reader and writer based in the not so sunny North West of England. You can find her either glued to her computer desk, in the library (yes they still exist) or floating around her favorite authors book signings!
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Blog Tour Stop and Give Away Meant For Her By Raine Thomas

**Mature Content Warning** This is a New Adult novel recommended for ages 17+ due to language, sexual content, and mature subject matter. 

Photographer Sierra Stratton views the world through a lens all her own. She has an uncanny sense about people, something that often causes her trouble. When she meets the sexy and brooding Evan Dorsey, her intuition tells her he’s suffering, and she wants to be the one to help him. 

Evan isn’t open to help from anyone, however. His focus is on his Major League career and making himself as marketable as possible for his upcoming free agency. He plans to ride out the season in Atlanta and then sign with another team, away from the painful memories that haunt him. 

Someone’s eager to send him on his way, too. Between anonymous threats and equipment sabotage, it’s clear he’s earned himself an enemy along the way. To him, it’s one more sign that he’s right to move on. 

But Sierra threatens his conviction. Her contagious smile proves hard to resist, as does her kiss. She tempts him in ways he never anticipated, making him question his plans for the first time. If he’s not careful, she might just convince him that he’s meant for her.

Author BioRaine Thomas is the award-winning author of a series of YA fantasy/romance novels about the Estilorian plane, including the Daughters of Saraqael trilogy and the Firstborn trilogy. She is also the author of the bestselling New Adult Contemporary Romance, For Everly, and the much-anticipated spin-off, Meant for Her. She
is a proud member of Romance Writers of America and is a contributing blogger to The Writer's Voice. When she isn’t planning weddings, writing, or glued to social media, she can usually be found on one of Florida’s beautiful beaches with her husband and daughter or crossing the border to visit with her Canadian friends and relatives.

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Playlist for MEANT FOR HER by Raine Thomas

  1. Meant for Her features Evan Dorsey, a professional baseball player who has recently lost the only person who really mattered to him. The pain caused by her death has left him with a lot of issues to face. “Demons” by Imagine Dragons fits his story perfectly. I particularly love this version of the video, since it’s dedicated to a man who lost his life to cancer…a topic in Meant for Her.

They say it's what you make,
I say it's up to fate.
It's woven in my soul,
I need to let you go.

Your eyes, they shine so bright.
I wanna save that light.
I can't escape this now
Unless you show me how.

When you feel my heat,
Look into my eyes.
It’s where my demons hide,
It’s where my demons hide.
Don’t get too close,
It’s dark inside.
It’s where my demons hide,
It’s where my demons hide.

  1. The female protagonist, Sierra Stratton, has a unique view of the world. Her insights into other people often make Evan uneasy. It’s harder, however, for her to have strong insight about herself and how she handles conflict with others. Evan wants her to stand up for herself, so Sara Bareilles’ song, “Brave” speaks to me about this.

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out.
Honestly, I wanna see you be brave

With what you want to say,
And let the words fall out.
Honestly I wanna see you be brave.

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave.

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave.

  1. Sierra and Evan have a connection the moment they meet, but it takes time for Evan to accept it. He’s drawn to Sierra, despite his desire to avoid making connections and putting down roots in Atlanta. It isn’t long before Sierra has his head spinning. “Clarity” by Zedd is the song that reminds me of this element of the story.

Don't speak as I try to leave, 'cause we both know what we'll choose.
If you pull then I'll push too deep and I'll fall right back to you.

'Cause you are the piece of me I wish I didn't need,
Chasing relentlessly, still fight and I don't know why.

If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy?
If our love's insanity, why are you my clarity?
  1. After spending some time befriending Evan, Sierra gives their relationship a nudge to the next level. From that moment on, things are different between them. The song “Everything Has Changed” by Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran reflects this development.

I just wanna know you better, know you better, know you better now.
I just wanna know you, know you, know you…

'Cause all I know is we said, "Hello."
And your eyes look like coming home.
All I know is a simple name.
Everything has changed.
All I know is you held the door.
You'll be mine and I'll be yours.
All I know since yesterday is everything has changed.

  1. Evan’s demons come back to haunt him, making him have doubts when things progress with Sierra beyond where he envisioned. The choices he makes then propel the story into another light. “Stay” by Florida-Georgia Line captures the essence of Evan’s difficult choices.

My heart's on my sleeve, but it's turning black.
(I guess I know what it feels like to be alone).
Without your touch I'm not gonna last.
(I know you know that I need ya just to carry on)
It feels like my walls are caving in.
(You'd always hold me before I left you hanging on)
And I'll do anything to have you here again.

  1. The song that ultimately captures the relationship between Sierra and Evan is “I Need Your Love” by Ellie Goulding (featuring Calvin Harris). It even reflects the fact that they’re neighbors and pass each other’s doors. The lyrics speak for themselves!

I take a deep breath every time I pass your door.
I know you're there but I can't see you anymore.
And that's the reason you're in the dark.
I've been a stranger ever since we fell apart,
And I feel so helpless here.
Watch, my eyes are filled with fear.
Tell me do you feel the same?
Hold me in your arms again.

I need your love,
I need your time.
When everything's wrong,
You make it right.
I feel so high,
I come alive.
I need to be free with you tonight.
I need your love.

I will start off by saying I know Evan has had a HUGE loss in his life and his world has been turned upside down but man there were times in this book I wanted to jump in and slap him and say wake up stop your gonna loose a great thing . But then other times I loved him GRR that man lol.

Sierra is a strange beautiful soulful woman who follows her gut in all things. She Meets Evan at Everly's wedding and is attracted to Evan a man who by looking at him she can tell his has been through some serious life changing events. she still is determined to know more no matter what it takes

Evan's world is so lost so he decides he wants to fulfill one of his mothers dreams and play ball in Atlanta his childhood pal is already there. Evan arrives in Atlanta and after meeting with the manager of the team he wants to play for he finds out the beautiful creature he met at Everly's wedding is here and is the owners niece he dismisses it as he is keeping everyone at a distance to protect himself from more hurt or disappointment...and he meets Sierra again as she pushes her way in to his life knowing that if she waited for him to come to his senses it would be to late . Evan is not one to put roots down anywhere for long he bounces from place to place but now that he is here living his moms dreams things start to happen someone doesn't want him there threatening him leaving messages and it makes Evan face things he doesn't want to really admit Sierra can he risk loosing her. and the love story unfolds in its own way and at its pace that what kept me reading my impatience and my want for them to beat the odds and give in to Love .

This was another great read by Raine. I enjoyed it and would recommend it to my friends :) Stephenie

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Author Interview with MIRIAM BRADY and AMBER BEST of ~The Back-Up List~

Miriam Brady and Amber Best
1. If you were a character in your one of your books who would you be?
Miriam- I would chose the Kinley Brooke. There are some aspects of Kinley that are very much like me, so I could fit into her shoes!

Amber- Well, then I would choose Madison Grey! She is clearly got a lot going on!! Plus I feel she is very well-rounded. Plus yes, I put some of my own aspects into the character.

2. If you could date or marry one of your male leads who would it be??
Miriam- Since I’m a romantic at heart this is not a hard answer at all, the gorgeous Rory Hunt.
Amber- Dang it Miriam!!! LOL…I would honestly choose Calvin Hunt, he’s HOT and cocky!!!
3. Where would you like to do a book signing that you have not been to yet?
Miriam- Why the big apple of course!!!
Amber- I’m thinkin London!!

4. What Author would you Fan girl over if you met them??
Miriam- Not to go all Edgar Allen Poe on you but, I would go crazy if I met Jane Austin.  However, if I ran in to J.K. Rowling I probably couldn’t utter a word but I’d have her sign my chest! (JK)

Amber- Since I have to be different because she used mine and went first! I would choose James Patterson. Yes he could sign my chest or bottom! He is a friggin genius!

5. If you could vacation anywhere in the world where would you go?
Miriam- I’d go to Paris and hopefully not meet a drunk Corsican. (LOL)
Amber- LONDON! I am infatuated with King Henry VIII, I LOVED the show the Tudors. Ahhh, Henry Cavill, check it out if you haven’t he’s almost fully naked! You’re welcome! I have always wanted to go to London and tour all history they have to offer!!!
6. Out if all the reviews written for your books is there one that stood out from the rest one that you will always remember good or bad??
Miriam- Yes, our first review from a blogger! Terry Mitchell, it literally brought us to tears!

Amber- Again I should go first sometimes, Mir! I think one my friend gave me after we made many changes! She couldn’t stop asking me questions! She was so into our story we’d created she kept obsessing about our characters!

7. Would you like to see your books come to life movie, mini series or big screen?? If so is there a specific producer who you think would do your book justice??
Miriam- Definitely BIG SCREEN!!! Ang Lee, because he did a fabulous job on Sense and Sensibility and is able to capture such raw emotion hello, Brokeback Mountain!

Amber- I’m thinkin, Cameron Crowe! I just love his work and the way he makes you feel on the inside of the story! BIG SCREEN all the way!

8. Lets turn the tables a bit we are always Interviewing authors so now here is your chance to ask bloggers and your readers if you could interview the blogs who promote you and your readers who love you what 3 questions would you ask them?
Miriam and Amber join effort on this one!!!

  1. Which brother did we make you swoon for, Cal or Rory?

  2. Blog question- One theme most which resonated with you from our first book- The Back-Up List?

  3. Which book from our series is your favorite-The Back-Up List, The List of Possibilities and The Bump List?

9.What is your favorite candy??
Miriam- My favorite candy is Lindt truffles milk chocolate and sea salt!
Amber- I’m a fan of Hershey’s with Almond candybar!

10.What's your all time favorite movie?
Miriam- It’s not really a movie, it’s a BBC mini-series called Pride and Prejudice featuring my fav Colin Firth, sigh, OH Mr. Darcy!!!!

Amber- The Shawshank Redemption

The Back-Up List has only ever been a joke- that’s it. Madison Grey has a celebrity crush list of possible replacement husbands ready with the off-chance her husband might inexplicably vanish. Clearly, Madison was not prepared for- A. her husband’s untimely death and B. Calvin Hunt, rock god and top man on her Back-Up List to begin crushing on her. Talk about your cruel cosmic ironies. It has only been six months since her entire family was killed in a tragic accident and he’s looking to her for a hook-up! Really?

Calvin Hunt, rock icon, is living the dream of any womanizing man-whore- that is until he spots the first unavailable woman he’s ever met. What the hell? Is she gay? He’s busily seducing her with concert tickets and exotic getaways, all while he’s touring. There are plenty of obstacles he’ll have to overcome to be with her and he’ll need all the help he can get from his stoic bodyguard, his nosy Oprah-channeling brother and even Madison’s bizarrely quirky friends who are all fighting to cross his name off of Madison’s Back-Up List.