Sunday, August 31, 2014

Book Talk Review; Get Me

 The final book in the amazing Keatyn Chronicles by Jillian Dodd is finally here!

 Get Me...


Will Keatyn get her life back?
And if she does, which life will she choose?

This is the 6th and final book in the series.

 The short little blurb has everything we've been wondering for over two years now. 

 Will Keatyn get her life back? Which life will she choose? Who is her perfect boy? All that and more is answered in this book. 

 As I can't give you any spoilers I'm going to say what I can and hope it makes sense. And tease you with how amazing it is. And bore you with how often I use the word amazing and talk about how this book made me feel and all the emotions etc.

 I don't even know where to start with this book. 

 Get Me starts off right where Hate Me left off. So for those of you who read Hate Me, you already know that it's emotional. Right off the bat the tears were flowing. 

 And it seemed with each page the tears flow got heavier and heavier. And then they stopped. Not completely but they stopped for a while, then they would come back. Or at some points there was so much emotion and so much happiness and love within the pages that The tears would just be coming down and I wouldn't even notice. 

 Of course there was on very intense scene where I cried so hard I had to go back and re-read because I didn't understand what I was reading. 

 There where so many WTF Moments in this book. From the first page to the last there are twists and turns and scenes that just made me go What the fuck, or are you serious, or  you've got to be fucking kidding me, or other assortments of cussing and completely freaking out internally and externally. 

 I thought that this was going to be a long Talk but it might just end up being short. I can't give anything away and I don't know how to best describe what this book did to me.

 Keatyn fights back towards Vincent hard. She struggles to try to keep everyone she loves safe while also trying to take back her life and take Vincent down. 

 Like I said Jillian had a lot of twists and turns in this book. It felt like every page there was something new going on that threw off the characters. 

 I loved seeing all the characters in this book and finding out how much they changed and how they all managed to help Keatyn become the person she was always meant to be. 

 Throughout the Series we saw Keatyn grow up. And we see that change in her during this book. We see sides of her that were only glimpsed at during the process of her coming into her own. We see glimpses of the girl she was and the girl she still is because those parts don't ever go away. You just learn whats important in the end. And in the end that's what happened with Keatyn. She learned what was really important and got her life back, not just for her but for everyone. 

 Keatyn's journey is one that will stay with me always. I am still reeling and have not come down form the high that this book put me on even though I finished it on release day. 

 This Book ended in the perfect way and I cannot believe that it is over already! It doesn't seem like it took over two years to get the end of this amazing series, but if I think about how long we had to wait in-between installments it seems too long! 

 A great way to end a series and I thank Jillian for this amazing journey that she's given us. 

 *Quote- "I didn't need my worlds to come together. I needed myslef to come together." -Keatyn

 For...

 Jillian's Author Talk: http://realtalkbooktalk.blogspot.com/2014/08/book-talk-jillian-dodd.html

 Stalk Me's Book Talk: http://realtalkbooktalk.blogspot.com/2014/08/book-talk-review-stalk-me.html

 Kiss Me's Book Talk: http://realtalkbooktalk.blogspot.com/2014/08/book-talk-review-kiss-me.html

 Date Me's Book Talk: http://realtalkbooktalk.blogspot.com/2014/08/book-talk-review-date-me.html

 Love Me's Book Talk: http://realtalkbooktalk.blogspot.com/2014/08/book-talk-review-love-me.html

 Adore Me's Book Talk: http://realtalkbooktalk.blogspot.com/2014/08/book-talk-review-adore-me.html

 Hate Me's Book Talk: http://realtalkbooktalk.blogspot.com/2014/08/book-talk-review-hate-me.html

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Sale Blitz


A Perfect Moment (Perfect, #1) by Becca Lee

$0.99 Sale Blitz



“When life threatens perfect, it’s time to step up and kick life in the balls.”

Ella's perfect moment was taken from her in the worst possible way.
Humiliated, heartbroken and absolutely determined not to allow her heart
be destroyed for a second time, she builds an ice wall around her heart.
 
Preston has known that he was in love with his big sister's best friend since
the age of fifteen.
 Over ten years on, an opportunity to be her knight in
shining armour is too good to miss. 
Putting his heart on the line, he's on a
mission to show Ella that the perfect moment is possible.

Ella's instinct is to run when she realises her feelings for her bestie's little
brother may just run a little bit deeper than just friends.
 But if she can't run,
she'll try every trick in the book to shake off his affection and realign his
feelings.
 
She already had her perfect moment, and there is no chance she'll let her
heart thaw for Preston. 
No matter how good he looks in the firefighter's
Christmas calendar.

*** Contains steamy-hot moments, romance, friendship and a bulk load of
swearing - non explicit sex scenes. ***

Purchase Links

Amazon US: http://amzn.com/B00K36M73Y
 


Excerpt

I woke up with a delicious feeling of sore muscles. The memory of the night’s sweet and heavy
kisses, Preston’s heavenly caresses and him planted firmly between my thighs a total of three
times, brought a smile to my face.
 Every touch, every word had been perfect. We’d talked into the early hours, in between getting
hot and heavy, and didn’t succumb to sleep until after 3am. I turned towards his bedside clock.
It was 10am. Thank goodness for holidays! Preston’s movement and hand stroking small circles
on my stomach made me turn my head to look at him. He smiled at me and kissed me tenderly
on my shoulder. “Morning, beautiful.”
I couldn’t hold back the goofy grin that formed, nor did I want to. “Morning,” I stretched and
yawned. “Sorry.” I laughed, clamping my hand over my mouth.
“No sorry needed. I love seeing you stretched out. You look hot.” He pressed his groin against
my leg so that I truly understood exactly how hot he thought I was. A delightful shiver travelled
through my body at his touch.
I giggled. Yes, actually giggled. A grown, educated woman of twenty-eight years old giggled
at the fine specimen of a man next to me. My giggle was quickly followed by a groan at my
ridiculous response. I was acting like a seventeen-year-old.
“What?” Preston asked.
I peeked a look at him. “Just groaning at my giggling. Pathetic really.” I’d always been blatantly
honest in my friendship with Preston. I didn’t want that to change. Honesty, no matter how tricky
it could be, was by far the best.
A throaty laugh erupted out of his chest. “Only you would think a giggle is pathetic. It’s cute.” My
raised eyebrow set in challenge did nothing to prevent him from continuing. “What? Don’t look
at me like that. Cute is good. Sexy, even. Giggling gives me a stiffy.” His face was set in a broad
shit-eating smile.
“Nice! Seriously. You talking about your erection as a stiffy is what? Meant to get me all hot and
horny for you?” I said with a stoic face.
He laughed again. “It doesn’t matter the word, babe. The fact remains you’re beautiful and I’ll
always be hard and ready for you.”
As hard as I tried, I couldn’t keep a straight face. Laughter burst out of my lungs.
“Come on. I’m starving and really need a shower.” I laughed when his eyes lit up at the
possibility of a shower together. “You’re insatiable. You go and sort out breakfast while I
shower. Alone. Please.” I kissed him lightly on his gorgeous lips, bounced out of bed and
headed to the en suite.




About The Author

Spending the last few years near the Queensland coast, Becca is rarely
out of the sea or off the beach.
 Dragging her long board with her and her
overworked Kindle Fire, Becca enjoys her three addictions: reading, surfing
and ogling surfers, one of whom is her husband of ten years.
She can still be found regularly on the beach with her family. 
Becca tends
to leave the surfing to her boys; she's far too busy immersed in her own
writing or, of course, with her head still buried in a new read.
 

Giveaway

Authors, RM Gilmore, Julia Mills, Ada Frost, Nicki Scalise, Nadege Richards and Becca Lee have two full weeks of showing their appreciation to you
Together, they have put together a fantastic Kindle Paperwhite and paperback
giveaway for you to enjoy, as well as reducing their Kindle books.
fabulous readers.
Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Blog Tour

Us (L & J #3)
by Emily Eck

Synopsis



Told from dual points of view, Elle and J must figure out how to bring down an MC, steer clear of flying bullets in Missouri and south of the border, all the while making sure Fernie is out of the line of fire. Elle's love for J is tested, as is her belief that she will ever find "normal" with the man she loves. J is determined to make things right so he can give Elle the "normal" life she deserves. He just has to stay alive to make it happen. With his own personal sun by his side, he knows nothing is impossible. That is, until the bullets are redirected from his head to Elle's.

Elle: I held my hand up, showing him the ring he’d put on me. “This is us,” I told him. It was more than a ring. Well, to me it was more. “I promise to love you ‘til the day I die.”

J:"Us, baby. This is us. I'll love you 'til the sun ceases to shine."

Purchase Links

About the Author

Emily is a Midwestern Gal hailing from the United States, but could be anywhere as you read this. Currently residing in Mexico, adventure feeds her soul, and offers great writing material. She loves kids and working with kids, but can only handle caring for four-legged furry friends. A crazy dog and laid back cat have trained her to be their partner in life. After coming from a snowy climate, Emily and the animals are loving the sun Mexico has to offer each and every day. Vices include Swedish Fish, ignoring chores in favor of reading, and caring too much for people in her life. She chose to write this bio in third person as she is an Aries, and found writing in first person ended up with her writing an excessively long life story. Aries like to talk about themselves. It is something Emily is working on being more mindful of. You can contact her on any of the social media platforms below and she will respond, as her mom gave her the gift of gab.


Social Links

Friday, August 29, 2014

Book Talk Review; Hate Me

 Okay y'all, here's the Book Talk for Hate Me, The Keatyn Chronicles Book 5



I was told if I went away, he'd forget about me, lose interest, and move on.
But he hasn't.
In fact, my being gone has only made things worse.
So it's time for me to take matters into my own hands.
It's time for me to fight back.
Hey, Vincent. You ready for a little chaos?

 I know I've said this already a few times. But this is my favorite book in the whole Series! (Even after reading Get Me I still love this book!) 

 Even after knowing what happens in this book. Even after this book destroyed my heart! 

 This is still my favorite in the series! 

 Hate Me starts up right where Adore Me ends. 

 After riding the high of Thanksgiving Break Keatyn is back at Eastbrooke. But now, she has a plan, one that could change things drastically for everyone. 

 Keatyn decides that she's done hiding, she's done messing around, it's not working anyway. Now it's time to take matter into her own hands and fight back. 

 Keatyn not only has to deal with Vincent but with keeping the truth from all of her friends to. Which as we've learned in the last few books is becoming harder and harder with each passing day. 

 Until someone else makes that decision for her. 

 If you followed The series so far and were let in early on during the many discussions that Jillian had with the KC Addicts Group, then you already knew what was coming...

 ...The shocker was the how. 

 And was it a shocker! I'm not allowed to go into detail, but I can say that I WAS not expecting it to come out like that! 

 If you have no idea what the hell I'm talking about then please go out and read this book. Like me, I'm sure you will be shocked and completely distraught like I was. 

 Jillian really has this series well planned out. I can't believe everything that happens in the short amount of time. 

 And of course I cried. I think this was already established when I said that my heart was destroyed while reading this book. I don't think I can get through a Jillian Dodd book without crying. 

 I knew the emotions were going to be strong and I actually started freaking out before I even go tto that scene. Even during the sweet heart-touching scenes I was internally freaking, because I knew that it was only a matter of time before it went to shit. 

 This is the only Book I have ever had to walk away from. I've read books that have caused me to stop reading and want to throw my kindle at the wall, but after that particular scene sinks in I'm able to grab a tissue, wipe my tears, and continue reading. 

 That did NOT happen with Hate Me. I had to set my kindle down and cry. Hard. 

 I literally set my kindle down on the floor, tucked my head down, cover my face with my hands and cried. I couldn't handle the emotions that were running through me at that time. For me it was like one of the most emotional things I have ever read. 

 I think that is why this is my favorite book. Because it made me feel so hard. I feel with pretty much all the books I read, but this book made me Feel Hard. It took all the feelings I already had from the series, amplified them by like a Million and then ripped them away so suddenly my head spun. 

 That's what this book did to me. And I loved it. 

 Make sure you tune in tomorrow for the Book Talk on Get Me, The Last Book in The Keatyn Chronicles! 

 *Quote- "Sometimes you can't find yourself until you're lost." -Keatyn

               "Control in the chaos."-Brooklyn

                I've never asked you to promise me forever, Boots, just promise me tomorrow."-Aiden

For...







 
 

Blog Tour; Trust Me

Trust Me Banner

Synopsis
Rivers Edge Series – Book 1
After all of the devastating betrayals by the one she loved, Twenty-two year old Avery Stevens has spent three years raising her daughter alone, with her family and best friend as a support system, never leaving her small hometown of Rivers Edge, Missouri. 
Though Rivers Edge holds the pain of her past, it also holds the one person she wants but can’t have – her brother’s best friend, Maddox Jackson. 
When she learns the attraction might not be one-sided, will Avery be able to trust Maddox with the one thing she’s held onto tightly for the past few years?

Police officer Maddox Jackson is a ladies’ man with one foot out the door.
 Never planning to settle down, Maddox fights the attraction he feels for his best friend’s little sister, Avery. 
But can he continue to fight it when his body and his heart are leading him to the one woman he shouldn’t want?

When secrets are finally exposed, can Avery and Maddox trust each other enough to overcome the past, handle the present, and preserve their future?
 Can Avery trust Maddox with her heart? 
Will Maddox be able to convince Avery to take the chance?

**This book is intended for an audience of 18 or older due to graphic sex scenes and language.

Links to Buy:
Trust-Me-Rivers-Edge-Series-Book-1-Web-Sharing-Medium

Excerpt

Maddox

I drive home in comfortable silence. I don’t think I’ve ever been content with comfortable silence with a woman before which is just another reminder of how Avery is different from everyone else. She doesn’t feel the need to talk all the time for the sake of talking.
As we start to approach the city limits of Rivers Edge, I start to wonder what I should do next. If this was any other girl, I’d drive back to her house with no hesitation whatsoever and take her inside. But this is Avery, and like I said, she’s different.
So, I thought maybe we’d stop by my house for a bit if that’s okay with you. This way, someone like Jake doesn’t see my truck parked in your drive and make trouble.” Even to my own ears, I sounded a little nervous as I said it. What the hell? It’s not like it’s my first time taking a girl home. Then it hits me. It is the first time I’m taking a girl home; to my house. I always go to their place. But the thought of Avery in my house, my bed, just feels right.
That sounds good,” she says with another shy smile. I love that smile; it’s filled with happiness and innocence. I turn off Main Street and head down Lincoln towards my house. When I reach my house, I pull into the drive and kill the engine. I hop out and walk around to her door. When I open it, she seems slightly hesitant, maybe even nervous.
I can take you home if you want.”
No,” she quickly throws out there. “I want to be here...with you.” There’s that damn smile again. I extend my hand to her and help her down from the truck and head inside.
When we step inside the dark recesses of my living room, I start to walk towards the lamp but she catches me by the arm, stopping me. I turn to look at her. The only light in the room is what moonlight is filtering through the window. Standing there in my darkened living room, light glowing off her blond hair, she looks stunning. She extends her hand up to cradle my cheek, her other hand runs up my abdomen from my stomach to rest on my chest. I step closer to her, looking deep into her eyes. She must have realized she was holding her breath because she lets out a big breath which comes out a little shaky. I look deep into her crystal blue eyes, and that’s when I see it. Lust. Desire. Trust.
My resolve shatters like a glass vase with that one look as I push her back against my front door. Our lips are urging each other on as our desire for each other completely takes over. She runs her tongue down my neck, and I almost come completely undone in my pants like a teenage boy by that one simple move. I cradle her ass in my hands and lift her up. She threads her legs around my waist, her hands diving into my hair. I lean against her, pushing her back into the door, and she moans. It’s the sexiest fucking sound I’ve ever heard and all I can think about is being deep inside her, making her moan over and over and over again.
I press hot kisses along her chin, down her delectable neck and lick the spot where her pulse is rapidly beating. “Tell me to stop, Avery. Tell me to stop right now and I will. But if you say nothing, I’m taking you back to my room and burying myself deep inside you. I’m going to make you come and scream my name. All. Night. Long. Tell me you want this as much as I do.”
I want this,” she whispers without hesitation and that’s all I need to hear.

Author Bio:

Lacey Black is a Midwestern girl with a passion for reading, writing, and shopping. She carries her e-reader with her everywhere she goes so she never misses an opportunity to read a few pages. Always looking for a happily ever after, Lacey is passionate about contemporary romance novels and enjoys it further when you mix in a little suspense. She resides in a small town in Illinois with her husband, two children, and a chocolate lab. Lacey loves watching NASCAR races and should only consume one mixed drink because she’s a lightweight.
Lacey welcomes the opportunity to chat with her fans.

Giveaway
$5 Amazon Gift Card
2 e-copies of Trust Me by Lacey Black

Blog Tour; Nothing But Trouble


 
 
Title: Nothing But Trouble
Series: Trouble #4
Author: Erin Kern
 Release Date: August 15, 2014
 

Synopsis


Rebecca Underwood likes her life the way it is. Quiet. Plain. Predictable. For years she worked her tail off in medical school and finally achieved her ultimate goal of working in a private practice. She sees nothing but smooth sailing ahead of her. That is, until she finds herself having to deal with the one man who has the ability to send her quiet and plain world into a tail-spin.

Master mechanic R.J. Devlin specializes in restoring classic cars. He’s poured blood, sweat and tears into building his own auto shop from the ground up. For him, there’s nothing more satisfying than getting a healthy amount of grease under his nails...except a green-eyed red-head who could bring him to his knees faster than he can say Corvette. So when Rebecca Underwood brings her father’s classic car to him for restoration, he jumps at the opportunity—for more reasons than one. Rebecca has always loathed surrendering any kind of control, but she knows R.J. is the best at what he does.

But then everything she’s worked so hard for, her practice and her reputation as a pediatrician is shaken. And as her carefully controlled world spirals out of control, the threat of losing her medical license, and even her practice, pushes her to unfamiliar territory and a place where she has no control— the arms of R.J. Devlin.
 
 
Links to Buy
 
 
 
 
 
Also Available

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Author Bio

 
I started writing back in 2004 and six years later self-published the third book I wrote. Two years after that I landed a contract with Grand Central Publishing.

Now I'm just chugging along, spitting out books faster than my kids can turn my living room into a disaster zone...

Actually, that's not entirely true. I only wish it were true.

But in all seriousness, I write sassy and sexy contemporary romances for Forever Romance. My Trouble series is available online and wherever paperbacks are sold.
 
 
Author Links
 


 
Giveaway

Blog Tour; Into The Night

Into the Light (The Dark Angel Series)
by Kat T. Masen
Publication: August 23, 2014

Synopsis

“I need to tell you why I was so afraid to fall in love with you again. Why from the moment I saw you in the restaurant I tried to deny any feelings I still had for you. Why I pushed you away, why I lied to you that day in the hospital... It all started during the summer break of 2005, exactly sixty days since the last time I had seen you...”

He was the Dark Angel. He came and stole what she had desperately tried to hold onto: her heart. Charlie Mason thought she knew better until her insecurities overruled and she again believed he broke her.

In a bid to finally find their happily ever after, Lex and Charlie find themselves on a journey of learning how to love again. They began a new future to move forward from a broken past, but life is never so easy. When you finally have the one thing you’ve always wanted, what do you do when that place of darkness finds its way back, shattering everything you fought so hard to have? 

This is the final story of Lex and Charlie, two souls that were brought back together in a twist of fate. An eternal love that has been through every storm, dragged into the dark abyss without a chance of climbing out, but through all the battles they find themselves in a place they call home, away from the darkness and away from the fear. With a glimmer of hope, they look directly into the light.

Purchase Links

Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA

Excerpt

Finally he pulled me in, our lips only inches apart. His warm breath lingered in the air between us. I closed my eyes, waiting in anticipation to feel his lips against mine, but it was his finger I felt, tracing my bottom lip. My chest rising and falling at a fast pace, I shivered from his touch. His mouth lingered on my bottom lip, and what only was seconds but felt like hours, he gently sucked on my lip, savoring this moment. Everything that</ span> weighed heavily on my shoulders slowly lifted as his kiss spread throughout me, shining a light on every part of me that had been encased in darkness. He was mine, and I was his. And I knew that I wanted his kiss for the rest of my life and nobody else’s. He was the one... He was always the one.

About the Author

Born and bred in Sydney Australia, Kat T. Masen is a mother to three crazy boys and wife to one sane husband. Growing up in a generation where social media and fancy gadgets didn’t exist, she enjoyed reading from an early age and found herself immersed in these stories. After meeting friends on twitter who loved to read as much as she did, her passion to write began and the friendships continued on despite the distance. 
“I’m known to be crazy and humorous. Show me the most random picture of a dog in a wig and I’ll be laughing for days. “

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Book Talk Review; Adore me

 Adore me is a fun Novella in The Keatyn Chronicles. It covers Keatyn's Thanksgiving Break.





Join Keatyn on Thanksgiving Break in this Keatyn Chronicles novella.

I’ve finally become the kind of girl my little sisters could look up to.
Except for the lies.
Lying to my friends is killing me.
And the longer I’m there—the closer we get—the more I feel like I’m being eaten from the inside out.
If I go back to Eastbrooke, I’ll end up nothing but a shell.
So I'm not going back.
I'm going to St. Croix by myself. And for the first time in my life, I'm okay with being alone.

Except...I don't actually end up on the island alone.

 Adore me is the little break in between Love me and Hate Me.

 Love Me ends right as Keatyn is on her way to the Plane to go to St. Croix . 

 Keatyn has accepted that she is going to be alone and she wants to be, she thinks that it will be best fro her. To get a little breathing room, to be herself. 

 Only Keatyn doesn't end up on the island alone after all. While I can't give you spoilers and reveal who ends up on the island with Keatyn, I can tell you how amazing this book is. 

 For being such a short book Jillian packs a lot of information in it.

 This book is sweet, it is short, and it is fun. 

 Not only is this book a fun Thanksgiving with Keatyn and three of her friends, but it is also one where Keatyn has to deal with the difficulty of saying good bye. 

 Keatyn makes decisions in Love Me, and in Adore Me, decisions that could change everything. 

 This made my heart smile and it was nice to see Keatyn have some fun without worrying about anything else. 

 Keatyn makes choices and she makes ones that could alter her life on a different path.After Love Me Keatyn understands what it means to love yourself.

 During Adore Me she tries to use that towards loving someone else.

 What started out as a relaxing vacation alone on a beautiful island turns out more perfect than imagined.

 Keatyn not only has fun but she makes memories that will sty with her, for however long she has.

 Because all good things have to eventually come to an end.

*Quote- "Fate brings people into your life, but it's up to you to decide who gets to stay." -Grandma Douglas

                   "Everyone falls in love at different times in their lives. And when you're in it, you think you know what it's like to be in love. Until you meet your true love and feel the real thing."

For...

 Jillian's Author Talk: http://realtalkbooktalk.blogspot.com/2014/08/book-talk-jillian-dodd.html

 Stalk Me Book Talk: http://realtalkbooktalk.blogspot.com/2014/08/book-talk-review-stalk-me.html

 Kiss Me Book Talk: http://realtalkbooktalk.blogspot.com/2014/08/book-talk-review-kiss-me.html

 Date Me Book Talk: http://realtalkbooktalk.blogspot.com/2014/08/book-talk-review-date-me.html

 Love Me Book Talk:  http://realtalkbooktalk.blogspot.com/2014/08/book-talk-review-love-me.html

Release Day Blitz; Shimmer



Shimmer (Breathe #2) by Elena Dillon

RELEASE DAY BLITZ

YA Romantic Suspense
 
Book 2 in the Breathe Series:

Chandler Raines and her “dad” are on the run.
 Never staying in one place for very long.
 It’s just not safe. 
When they arrive in Lafayette, Louisiana, Chandler quickly realizes this is the place she wants to call home. 
Friends, a cute boy, and competitive cheerleading have her taking dangerous risks to have the life she always wanted.
 Risks she promised she wouldn’t take.
 When her lies catch up to her, a decision has to be made.
 Stay or run? 
Will the evil that’s chased them for the last four years catch up to them?
 When Chandler’s past comes screeching into the present she’ll have to sacrifice everything to keep what she loves safe. 
But will it be enough?





Buy it on Amazon: http://bit.ly/ShimmerAmazon


About The Author





Elena lives and writes in a suburb North of Los Angeles.   
She has never lived anywhere besides California which is probably a good thing since she hates being cold and is terrified to drive in the snow.
 She loves being a wife and a mother to her three kids and three dogs, although really the bulldog is the fourth child who has never matured beyond the toddler stage.

A self-proclaimed nerd, she has been writing since she was a child.
 She has only recently, however, come out of the closet about this to her family and friends. 
 They now understand better, but not completely, why she talks about characters in stories as if they are real people.