*Release Blitz* You Make Me by Erin McCarthy

You Make Me by Erin McCarthy 
(Blurred Lines #1)
Publication date: April 21st 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
The guy she wants…Growing up on the coast of Maine with a revolving door of foster siblings, Caitlyn Michaud spent one intense and passionate year falling in love with her foster brother, Heath. Then he left without a word. The betrayal devastated Caitlyn and made her vow to forget the compelling bad boy. But forgetting his sensual touch and their deep all-consuming friendship is easier said than done.Isn’t the guy she needs…Determined to move on, in college Caitlyn has risen above her small town impoverished roots and has joined a sorority, reinvented her appearance, and landed the right boyfriend. Pre-law major and frat president, Ethan, is thoughtful and always laughing, and he makes her feel happy, calm. He also gives her the social acceptance she craves.

But the perfect world she tried so hard to attain is ripped apart when Heath appears one night out of nowhere. Caitlyn remembers all the reasons why she loves him, even if they don’t make sense to anyone but her. Out of the military, Heath is as brooding and intense as ever, and he is determined not only to win her back, but to exact revenge on everyone who kept him from her…

And when one love allows her to breathe, but the other feels as essential to her life as air, how does she choose between them?

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USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author Erin McCarthy sold her first book in 2002 and has since written almost fifty novels and novellas in teen fiction, new adult, and adult romance. Erin has a special weakness for New Orleans, tattoos, high-heeled boots, beaches and martinis. She lives in Ohio with her family, two grumpy cats and a socially awkward dog.
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*RELEASE DAY BLITZ* Late Call- Emma Hart


 LATE CALL (Call, #1)

Author: Emma Hart

Genre: Erotic Romance

Release Date: April 28th, 2014


She’s a high class call girl. He’s taking over his father’s business.

Seven years ago, they fell in love in Paris.

They walked away at the end of the summer, never imagining they’d meet again.

Now he’s her client. 

We fell in love the way you jump from a cliff. Hard and fast with a reckless sense of abandon. The six weeks we spent together changed my life, but at seventeen, I was naive. I was a dreamer. A believer.

Now I’m twenty-four and cynical. I don’t believe in love. There’s no place for such emotions as a high class escort. The only things I’m allowed to feel are physical – and that’s why it’s so damn hard when the client of a last minute job turns out to be the man I left in France seven years ago. When he buys me for six weeks at triple my rate, my agent makes it clear I have no choice but to take the job despite our previous relationship. And my heart makes it very clear I have to stay firmly on top of the cliff this time.

Because for six weeks, I once again belong to Aaron Stone.


Sweet Heaven on Earth. I still think I have a book hanger from reading Late Call by Emma Hart. Sexy, lavishing, emotional and undeniably HOT are only a few words to describe the roller coaster of fun I had whilst reading Late Call. Paying her dues and being a call girl is all Dayton has known. It’s her job and how she survives. She becomes two separate people. Which I believe created such a unique tale. I absolutely loved the narrative from very first word. Emma creates a world where Dayton (call girl name- Mia) is asked to a job where she reconciles with an old love and flame Aaron. Oh and it’s a sweet ride of the line between staying professional and falling head over heals again for the guy who captured your heart once before.

I love love love… oh and wait loved it. The inner workings of creating two dynamic characters with love and an undeniably hot connection really showed whilst reading. Aaron is all alpha-male, which I loved. His charm, his whit and his personality just made me fall for him instantly. The bond that Dayton and Aaron share it electrifying and the book does have a cliffhanger that will make you want to throw your device out the window. I swear by it.

“True love is never letting go, despite all the odds being against you. I never let go.”

Emma delivers a fun, sexy, passionate story about the life of a call girl and how sometimes luck draws you into things that you can’t control. I absolutely loved the chemistry and relationship as Emma explores more than just a relationship but the raw emotion that comes with a second chance at love. It was a BEYOND rating for me, and all I can say is it gave me a monster of book hang-overs.

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Author PhotoBy day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies – usually wine – and writes books.

Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.

She likes to be busy – unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.

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*RELEASE BLITZ* – Written On Her Heart- Paige Rion


Written On Her Heart by Paige Rion
(Callaway Cove #1)
Publication date: April 23rd 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance


Andi Callaway has dreamed of becoming a published author her entire life.

Ford Delaney has always wanted nothing more than to escape his past.

An opportunity of a lifetime. This is what Andi finds when she returns home to Callaway Cove on summer break. A chance to work for her literary idol Ford Delaney is up for grabs, and she’s willing to risk everything—her boyfriend, her best friends, and her education—to get it.

She’s positive this will be the key to reaching her dreams. But the moment she begins working for the reclusive author, Andi realizes there’s more to him than just a name. As attraction builds between Andi and Ford, she begins to discover consequences must come hand-in-hand with something great—which could loosen control over her tightly wound life. And once romantic sparks fly, Andi’s other relationships start to crumble, Ford’s fame comes back to haunt him, and the heat they generate will either forge a powerful, enduring love or threaten everything she holds dear.

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“What kind of books do you want to write?” Ford asked, turning his attention back to his plate.

The question brought her back to reality. “Romance.”

“Ah, fairytales.”

At her narrowed eyes, he said, “I’m not judging. All writers, myself included, create whole worlds to give people a reprieve from their real lives. That’s what I do, too.”

Andi laughed but there was no joy in the sound. It was exactly how she felt about the kind of books she wanted to write and something Peter never understood.

Interestingly, Ford’s words meant he didn’t believe in real love—that he considered the beautifully written romantic plotlines in his own books ‘fairytales’. “I don’t buy it. You can’t write books like yours and not believe in love, at least to some extent.”

Ford’s mouth tightened. He ran a hand through his hair. “Why?”

“Because there’s hope in love.” She met his gaze. “And a world without hope is a sad one. If you truly feel what you say, you want to leave people with the feeling that good exists and that love, no matter how impossible, is possible. If love is such a lie, I can’t see you selling it like you do.”

Ford’s eyes flashed. “I believe people leave you when you need them most in life. I believe real love is something people tell themselves exists because it makes the world a better place to live in. When love fails, and it always does, people make excuses. He wasn’t the one. She was too critical, bossy, fat…whatever.”

Andi frowned. “So why write romance into your books at all? If you don’t buy into the notion it’s real?”

Ford smiled but his eyes softened, something sad lingering in his gaze. “Because there’s nothing wrong with giving false hope. Even if true love is a lie, it makes life easier to swallow. And that’s what’s important—finding a way to get through the rough parts. Love is the Achilles heel of man. It’s something we can’t help pursuing even if it ends in heartache, even if it is an endless pursuit of happiness. Shakespeare, Jane Austen—they got it.”

Andi sat in silence. The sadness in his eyes shot clear through her heart like an arrow, and her mind raced through his books, trying to piece together what she was missing, what piece of heartbreak had been embedded between the pages that explained the way he felt now.

“You think I’m wrong?” he asked, breaking through her thoughts.

She wanted to argue with him, to come up with a line that would disprove everything he had just said about love, but she had none, so she said what she felt instead. “I think a world without true love is a world without hope, one I don’t want to be a part of. So, I choose to believe, whether it’s real or not.”

She saw it. The flash in his eyes, a glimmer of something unexplained as his molten gaze met hers, pinning her to her seat. She caught her breath, unable to look away, the blood humming in her veins. In that moment, nothing and no one else existed. It was just him and her and the intimate conversation between them.

He placed his hand over hers and leaned into the table. “Andi?” he whispered.

Heart knocking against her ribs, her eyes flickered to his mouth and the hard contours of his jaw. He had shared so much of himself with her. This broken, brilliant man. Maybe all he needed was a little hope?

He reached out, cupping the side of her face. She’d never wanted anything as much as she wanted to kiss him in that moment. The warmth of his palm burned through her skin, and the feel of him exploded all thought, scattering it to the far corners of her mind. She curled her fingers around his and leaned closer. She could hear the soft sound of his breathing.

All she had to do was close her eyes. Move just a bit closer…


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Paige Rion is a contemporary romance author. She’s a mother, wife, blogger, hopeless chocoholic, coffee-addicted, wine-lover. Her debut, novel—a new adult romance—Written On Her Heart, is the first in the Callaway Cove series. The next in the series is to be released this summer. She loves connecting with readers on her blog and social media. You can visit her website at http://paigerion.com/

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*BLOG TOUR* Pretending – Shanna Clayton (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)

Pretending by Shanna Clayton 
Publication date: March 12 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Four years.

That’s how long Wesley Kent has to live with the girl his dad shacked him up with, and then he can collect his inheritance and escape small town life. He gets through the prison sentence by pretending Dahlia Reynolds doesn’t exist. With three years down and one more to go, he doesn’t expect much to change. That is, until the girl that’s not supposed to exist sharpens into his reality, making it impossible to ignore her.

Three years.

That’s how long Dahlia Reynolds has been living with a total stranger. She’s convinced herself Wesley Kent is no more than illusion in the hallways. It’s easy to do, especially since that same illusion has never spoken more than two words to her. But one mistaken identity later, and she finds herself caught up in the mysterious world Wesley lives in. One by one, he begins knocking down the safe, comfortable walls she built, leaving her wondering what his motives are. Does he want to expose her—or free her?

Recommended for 17+ due to mature language and adult situations.

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Pretending by Shanna Clayton was an enlightenment of refreshing and sizzling romances brought with adventure. After living together for 3 years at the wishes of late Hartland Wesley and Doll are roommates, there is mostly no interaction. Wesley and Doll have a routine, they avoid each other at whatever costs. What I love about this story is it analysis and develops very relative issues to current times. The narrative discusses love, self-esteem, loss and adventure in a wild-wind of debut novels.

The connection that Shanna created between Wesley and Doll was unique and special. I believe that teenagers today sometimes feel like they need to wear makeup to put a mask over the pain and I think in Pretending we see how Dolly is relatable to so many other college students and new adults. The adventurous knowledge of archeology was something that I was very intrigued with. Both Doll and Wesley have so much in common without realizing it. The narrative is filled with heart and pain but it also filled with the moments of strength and passion. I loved how Shanna created Doll and as well Charlotte her best friend as strong females. I love seeing books that put women in power and give them strength to fight battles that not everyone see’s. The romance between Wesley and Doll is so sweet, he see’s beyond her makeup mask and you may say unmasks the true Doll, who although vulnerable and has gone through heartbreak is an amazing character.

Overall, I loved Pretending by Shanna Clayton because of a few reasons, one being that it didn’t just go and they lived happily ever after it stayed true to the narrative within but didn’t leave anything unsolved. It was powerful that Shanna was able to involve archeology and the forge of a relationship between Doll and Wesley and it being honest, real and passionate. My rating is a BEYOND rating, because it was just such a special romantic read that I loved.

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ShannaI’m not sure if my mother predestined me to become a romance author when she named me after her favorite Kathleen Woodiwiss book, but that’s what happened. Now I live  and breathe all things books. When I’m not glued to my desk writing, I can be found eating too much chocolate, obsessing over Game of Thrones, and cyber stalking my favorite authors. Keep up with me on Facebook and Instagram. I love hearing from readers!
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*BOOK REVIEW* A Time for Hope (#3 Lexi Series) -T.Gephart

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A Time for Hope by T Gephart


Lexi Reed was unstoppable, or so she thought. As the PR manager of international rock band, Power Station and living in New York, she was a long way from her old life in Melbourne, Australia. Having captured the heart and married one of the sexiest men alive (Power Station’s guitarist, Alex Stone) Lexi was living beyond any fantasy she could have ever imagined. Having finally allowed the walls from her past to fall, Lexi had not only learnt to trust again but had given herself completely to Alex, her one true love.

Lexi happiness was short lived when heartache and trauma throw everything she knew into turmoil. Her world came crashing down around her, and now Lexi is struggling to regain her sense of self. Unable to regroup and heal under the scrutiny of the media and her well-intentioned loved ones, she can’t seem to find the road back to the old “Lexi.”

Alex is devastated. His beautiful, intelligent and once confident wife is now distant and guarded, the product of the brutality she has suffered. He feels powerless but is determined not to lose her.

With her gorgeous rock star husband by her side and her eclectic but devoted circle of friends, Lexi starts over. In order to find a way to reconcile the past and build a future, she must let go of all her safety nets and trust those around her.

In this final installment of the Lexi series, we join Lexi and Alex on their journey of rediscovery. Relationships are tested, terms are renegotiated and lives are irrevocably changed. With the hope that their love for each other is strong enough to carry them through, Lexi and Alex gamble everything in search of their happily ever after.

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In the name of good and evil, reading A Time of Hope by T. Gephart was both torturous and heartwarming. After the events at the end of ‘A Leap of Faith’ I was all ready and prepared to enter into the mind of T and not all to well to accept that it was the final book in the Lexi Series.

I absolutely loved it from beginning to end, from start to finish it was just an amazing read. I have come to expect T to bring the characters of Lexi and Alex with so much passion and heart and she did not disappoint. In such an amazing book full with humour, pain, love and the band Power Station, it was a world-wind of fun to read. I have become addicted to Power Station (P.S I love Dan parts), Lexi and Alex and also the secondary characters like James and Hannah (so sweet). Like a good cup of coffee the novel was addictive and I couldn’t put it down.

In A Time for Hope we see Alex and Lexi rebuilding their relationship and connection from the events that have perspired and all I can say is, Lexi is one kick-ass chick. Her strength and ability to make me smile is what I have come to love. As far as female leads go she is one of the best, as she is determining, strong and full of love.

The sass, love and stamina within the book was beautiful. I love how it is upbeat and I never felt disconnected from the characters as Lexi and Alex’s novel came to an end I did get a bit teary but it was full of love because we have watched these guys grow from just strangers into something really special and raw. I rated A Time for Hope a fat BEYOND rating! It ticked all my boxes in what I love about romance, Power Station and the connection that T has created in her debut series.

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T GephartT Gephart is an indie author from Melbourne, Australia.

T’s approach to life has been somewhat unconventional. Rather than going to University, she jumped on a plane to Los Angeles, USA in search of adventure. While this first trip left her somewhat underwhelmed and largely depleted of funds it fueled her appetite for travel and life experience.

With a rather eclectic resume, which reads more like the fiction she writes than an actual employment history, T struggled to find her niche in the world.

While on a subsequent trip the United States in 1999, T met and married her husband. Their whirlwind courtship and interesting impromptu convenience store wedding set the tone for their life together, which is anything but ordinary. They have lived in Louisiana, Guam and Australia and have travelled extensively throughout the US. T has two beautiful young children and one four legged child, Woodley the wonder dog.

An avid reader, T became increasingly frustrated by the lack of strong female characters in the books she was reading. She wanted to read about a woman she could identify with, someone strong, independent and confident who didn’t lack femininity. Out of this need, she decided to pen her first book, A Twist of Fate. She enjoyed the process so much that when it was over she couldn’t let it go.

T loves to travel, laugh and surround herself with colourful characters. This inevitably spills into her writing and makes for an interesting journey – she is well and truly enjoying the ride!

Based on her life experiences, T has plenty of material for her books and has a wealth of ideas to keep you all enthralled.

T self-published her first novel through Smashwords, is about to release her second novel on the same platform and is currently writing the third book in the Lexi Trilogy.

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*BOOK REVIEW* Only the Good Die Young- KK Hendin



The first year of college is supposed to be about parties, parties, and getting the hell out of Texas. Instead, Milcah Daniels is spending her eighteenth year in and out of Houston’s hospitals. Her hair is falling out, they’ve cut off her boobs, and if she makes it to nineteen, she’ll consider it a personal miracle.

Breast cancer really has a way of messing with a girl’s social calendar.

When Milcah’s temporarily discharged from the hospital, she’s determined to get a tattoo for every medical procedure she’s had. Her quest leads her to Skin Stories, a new tattoo parlor a block from her apartment. And to it’s infuriatingly sexy artist, Callum Scott.

Callum is everything Milcah wants, and everything she shouldn’t have now. A new relationship when the official prognosis is one to five years is a terrible idea. But Callum doesn’t know about the breast cancer, and Milcah’s not running to tell him.

But when the doctor says things are actually looking positive, her entire life turns upside down. How is she supposed to start living again when she’s finally learned to accept her death?


Only the Good Die Young by KK. Hendin hit close to home for me. The novel narrates a story about a young woman who is fighting breast cancer at just eighteen. It is something that is very close to my heart, so this was a very emotional read for me. The novel follows Milcah Daniels as she struggles through the stages of breast cancer. Being as I am only 19, and I volunteer at a hospital where I see cancer patients daily, I’m not going to lie when I say I understood the book more than most.

The exquisite journey that Hendin takes the reader on is one of pain, love, laughter and survival. Milcah has accepted her diagnosis and finds it hard to see the good in life anymore leaving what little she has up to fate. I believe within the novel, the portrayal of the emotion and story is true to what so many young teens going through, having prior knowledge of this definitely made me understand Milcah more.

“Everyone’s dying Milcah. Some people are just dying sooner than others.”

The narrative explores how Milcah is challenged when she meets the ever so charming Callum Scoot. I loved the relationship he formed with Milcah and it was more than the physical sort. It was about breaking down wall and showing that hey life should be lived to the fullest whilst you have the chance. It warms my heart the relationship that goes on between Milcah and Callum as they really are something special. I think the author should however of spent a little more time with Milcah and Callum because I wanted more of there relationship.

Although there is a very sorrowful and dismayed tone to the novel, I loved how the book progressed and how we got to know the characters and their emotions. Overall I gave it a 5- Lit Love because although I wanted to see a little more of Milcah and Callum it was such an emotional and amazing read for me that hit hard on some very relatable topics to teenagers and young adults that haven’t been discussed in-depth and to this manner really. At the end it’s the heart and soul of the fight, the relationship and the realization that fighting is worth it that I loved.


KK Hendin’s real life ambition is to become a pink fluffy unicorn who dances with rainbows. But the schooling for that is all sorts of complicated, so until that gets sorted out, she’ll just write. Preferably things with angst and love. And things that require chocolate. She’s the author of the NA contemporaries HEART BREATHS and ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG.

She spends way too much time on Twitter, where she can be found at @kkhendin, and rambles on occasion over at http://www.kkhendinwrites.blogspot.com.


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*RELEASE BLITZ* Summer Sky- Lisa Swallow

Book title: Summer Sky by Lisa Swallow
Series: Blue Phoenix #1
Genre: Contemporary romance
Release date: April 2014
Cover designed by:  Najla Qamber Designs
Hosted by: Forever Me Romance
Sky changed her life for a man once, and she has no intention of doing it again – even if he is a six foot, tattooed rock god who makes a mean bacon sandwich.
Sky Davis is fed up of boyfriend Grant taking her for granted and when she comes home to find him wearing a girl, Sky suspects the relationship is over. She takes an unscheduled holiday and leaves the life (and guy) she hates behind. 
Rock star Dylan Morgan is struggling with fame and infamy, sick of his life being controlled by other people. Dylan cuts his hair and walks away from his role as lead singer of Blue Phoenix, leaving chaos and speculation behind.
Outside the English seaside town of Broadbeach their cars and worlds collide.
Sky decides Dylan is an arrogant guy with too many tattoos, and Dylan is amused by the smart-mouthed girl with no idea who he is. Dylan and Sky soon discover they’ve travelled to Broadbeach for the same reason – to escape from reality back to a place with happy childhood memories. 
Losing themselves in a world where they know nothing about each other, Sky and Dylan begin a summer romance that soon heats up their rainy English summer.
Fantasies can’t last forever and when reality crashes the party, Sky isn’t sure she wants to be more than his ‘summer Sky’ but Dylan doesn’t want to let her go.
Returning to the real world and public scrutiny isn’t their only problem. Blue Phoenix bass player, Jem Jones, has a reason for wanting Sky out of Dylan’s life, and is determined to come between them. Some things won’t stay hidden, even when they’re paid to ‘go away’.
Summer Sky is a quirky romance where occasionally more than the bacon sizzles. This is the first in the new ‘Blue Phoenix’ series of contemporary rock star romances.
Please note: this is a romance with a rock star hero, and not an erotic rock star book!

In a rendition of the heart, Summer Sky by Lisa Swallow was an emotional and romantic tale of a chance to find love in the most unconventional yet sweet way. Leaving Bristol behind and heading to Broadbeach all Sky wanted was some time alone to figure out what is important is life.

I loved Sky she has such a mentality to protect her heart and protect herself from getting hurt. Throughout the novel the relationship the forms between Dylan and Sky is unique and special. I loved how Lisa played the aspect of Sky not knowing who Dylan was and them developing a relationship purely on who they are without all the glitz, game and outside world.

I love a musician at the best of times so I absolutely adored Dylan and how charming he was. At times although, I wanted to smack his across his pretty face, but no it’s ok. I realised I was reading my ipad (totally joking here peps). Dylan’s got all the things in the world but something is missing love.

Overall, I absolutely adored the chemistry that Lisa created within the book. The two main characters of Dylan and Sky grow and develop in such a wonderful way. I loved how Sky was taken over by the “Dylan Effect.” With all his charm, and love this novel was such a lovely tale of how two people meet and fall in love, this however does have a cliffhanger so keep that in mind. My favourite quote was “Love isn’t something predictable, Sky, and doesn’t follow rules. You can’t decide who to fall in love with or when. Love and Logic don’t go together, but when I’m with you, everything make sense.” Swoon worthy. I rated this a 4- Lit Love because it was a great story, and I really loved the read. I can’t wait for Book 2 to come out in June. Xx

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“Sky! Waves!” 
I have my back to the ocean and a wave crashes against my legs, destabilising me. I regain my footing and attempt to move before the retreating water sucks my feet into the sand. At that moment a larger wave wipes me completely, dragging my body underwater. I panic at the confusion of being pushed and pulled out of my control, seawater swirling hair into my face and the bubbles rushing into my ears. The shell remains tightly gripped in my hand.
As water draws away, I push my head free. Dylan stands on the edge of the shore, water lapping his ankles, laughing. I spit out sea water and stagger to my feet. The weight of the damp hoodie threatens to pull me down again as I push hair from my eyes.
“That was fucking funny! You should see your face!” He wades towards me, arm outstretched to help.
Attempting to keep my footing, I lunge at him and slap his hard chest with both palms. “It was not! Screw you!” Dylan catches my arms as I make contact, and pulls me towards him.
Scrutinizing my face briefly, Dylan takes my cheeks in his broad palms and crushes his lips against mine. I gasp again, but it’s not the sea snatching my breath this time. A new wave sways us, and Dylan holds my face tightly, his own footing steady as his mouth claims mine. A small voice in my head asks what the hell I’m doing but I ignore it – Dylan overwhelms all common sense the moment I have any physical contact with him. Losing myself in his mint-flavoured kiss, in the slide of his cool tongue, I yield to the power he holds over me. Dylan curls his fingers into my wet hair and pulls me closer; I respond with a deep kiss, tracing fingers across his stubbled cheek.
Fierce or gentle, his kisses mould my soul to his as perfectly as his body shapes with mine, as if we’re in a place created by our coming together. Kissing Dylan last night pulled me into his orbit, and when I see stars again, I swear his kisses will always take me to the edge of his galaxy. If Dylan can remove me from reality with just this, god knows what anything else he’s skilful at would do to me. The thought of us skin on skin, united through more than a kiss, lights a fire deep inside that would take more than the cold Cornish sea to extinguish.
Dylan loosens his grip on my hair and slides his hands across my damp back. He closes the final gap between us as our bodies meet, and I wish the rain-soaked clothes weren’t in the way. “I have never met anyone so…” He grasps for a word then gives up and rests his forehead on mine. “I feel as if I’ve waited my whole life to meet you and then suddenly you’re here.”
For a moment I consider whether he’s teasing me again, but I guess I’m very different to the people in his real life. “I can honestly say I’ve never met anyone like you, Dylan Morgan.”
He wipes water from my cheek with cool, damp fingers. “No-one’s met Dylan Morgan apart from you. Not for a lot of years, anyway.”
I stare at the truth reflected in his pale blue eyes, unable to believe any of this is reality. His grip on my back loosens, and I step back. Rain drips down his face, soaking through his T-shirt and clinging to his body in a way that does nothing to help my mounting desire to get my hands on him.
A subject change is needed rapidly, before I begin drooling.

Lisa is an author of new adult romance and writes both paranormal and contemporary, often with a side of snark. In between running a business, looking after her family and writing, Lisa sometimes finds spare time to do other things. This often involves swapping her book worlds for gaming worlds. She even leaves the house occasionally. Lisa loves all things from the Whedonverse and preferred vampires before they sparkled. 
Lisa has four books published: the ‘Butterfly Days’ series, and two in her urban fantasy series Soul Ties. She is currently working on a new contemporary romance series Blue Phoenix and the first book, Summer Sky is due for release in April. Lisa is originally from the UK but moved to Australia in 2001 and now lives in Perth in Western Australia with her husband, three children and dog.

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*BOOK REVIEW* Deep Blue – Jules Barnard



When Cali Morgan kicks off her perfect post-college summer in Lake Tahoe, she has everything she ever wanted: acceptance into a top law program, a gorgeous boyfriend, and an incredible summer planned with her best friend.

Confident about her place in the world, Cali makes it her mission to be her friend’s wingwoman and help her meet guys. What Cali doesn’t count on is running into Jaeger Lang, one of her older brother’s high school friends, or the sparks that fly when she’s around him.

Jaeger has changed, and it’s not just the added height and muscle. There’s something about him that’s deep and a little scarred. In spite of the changes, Jaeger becomes a top pick for her friend—if Cali can keep her hands off him.

But when Cali’s boyfriend dumps her and her carefully laid plans begin to unravel, she finds herself questioning what it is she truly desires. In the midst of doubts about her future, one thing is very clear: she wants Jaeger for her own. The question is, has her friend already fallen for him?


In the cusp and real time world of turning 21 life can be daunting. I read ‘Deep Blue’ by Jules Barnard and I fell in love with the characters and the narrative especially Cali. I’m a huge fan on New Adult novels so I absolutely loved hearing about this book and couldn’t wait to read it. Sometimes I feel like a story can overlap and be the same thing but that was not the case with ‘Deep Blue.’ I found Deep Blue to be extremely relatable. It showed raw emotion with prior experiences helping the reader develop such an emotional bond with the characters.

In her debut novel, it was such a well-written book that explored issues that both surprised me and intrigued me within reading. Being at a crossroads or wondering what direction to go is never easy and I found showing Cali moving to Lake Tahoe for the summer to work at a Casino was great. I actually really loved the Casino and cross-road aspect although I’m not sure how realistic it is, because I haven’t heard of it before. I loved how Cali meets Jaegar (such a unique name), flames ignite, secrets are kept and it is all swoon worthy. (Being using that word a lot lately)The characters grow and although there are misunderstandings and growing into maturity the story never lost my interest.

Overall, I really loved the journey that Deep Blue took as a debut novel, it is well written and full of heart. With such adventure I loved how Barnard created characters that we could fall in love with and we did see an ending that satisfied with no cliffhangers. It wasn’t the sunset ridden the walk away but it left no loose ends and felt solid with adventure and fun. I rated it a 4- Lit Love because I really enjoyed the story and it was a great adventure. Cali was a fun feisty character. I can’t wait to read about Gen, Cali’s best friend and Lewis in the follow up to Deep Blue.


Jules Barnard is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. She attended UC Davis, whose college landscape often finds its way into her New Adult novels. She has a Master’s degree and spent many an hour running statistical analysis, until she realized her favorite part of the job was writing reports. She decided to cut out the math and add in some hot guys, and so began her career as a novelist.

Jules is a Northern California native living on the coast with her husband and two children. She has no impulse control around cupcakes and credits herself with the ability to read while running on the treadmill or burning dinner.




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*BOOK REVIEW* Between Us- Jen McLaughlin

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BETWEEN US by Jen McLaughlin

March 4, 2014

New Adult Contemporary Romance

One of the “Sex on the Beach” Novellas


I’m just a girl…

I’m a famous country star who’s spent her life cultivating a good girl persona to avoid bad press, but I’ve reached my limit. I’m going away for spring break with my two best friends from college, and we’ve vowed to spend the vacation seeking out fun in the sun—along with some hot, no-strings-attached sex. The only thing I needed was the perfect guy, and then I met Austin Murphy. He might be totally wrong for me, but the tattooed bad boy is hard to resist. When I’m in his arms, everything just feels right.

And I’m just a guy…

I’m just a bartender who lives in Key West, stuck in an endless cycle of boredom. But then Mackenzie Forbes, America’s Sweetheart herself, comes up to me and looks at me with those bright green eyes…and everything changes. She acts like she’s just a normal girl and I’m just a normal guy, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. My past isn’t pretty, you know. I did what I had to do to survive, and she’d run if she learned the truth about my darkness. But with her, I’m finally realizing what it’s like to be alive. To laugh, live, and be happy.

All good things must come to an end…

Goodreads link:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20369409-between-us


Fame can sometimes get the best of you, but if you find someone magical it can sometimes all be worth it. I absolutely loved Between Us by Jen. It was such an amazing read. It is a novella that follows Mackenzie one of the three best friends that are partying in Key West on Spring Break.

The narrative follows a girl who always is seen in the wrong light no matter what she does. I think the narrative allows the reader to understand the heart of what some one in the limelight goes through. Celebrities don’t always have it easy and the portrayal of Mackenzie and Austin the bartender/bad-boy made this a fun read. These novella’s where quick reads for me. They were light-hearted but yet still addressed some issues that are relative to teenagers and college students. I loved the flow of words and how the connection between Austin and Mackenzie grew through all the challenges they faced. What at first was going to be a one-night stand for me, drew so much passion into the written word of ignoring all the press and everything else and finding what is within your heart.

Overall, Mackenzie and Austin stole my heart, in this novella in the sex on the Beach series. The expectations were understood from the very start, having Austin being a local and Mackenzie a country star on spring break but through it all chemistry came alive. I rated it a 4 out of 5 because I so desperately wanted more. It was such a romantic and heartfelt novella.


Jen McLaughlin is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She writes steamy New Adult books for the young and young at heart. Her first release, Out of Line, came out September 2013. She also writes bestselling Contemporary Romance under the pen name Diane Alberts.Since receiving her first contract offer under the pen name Diane Alberts, she has yet to stop writing. She is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.

Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, a cat, and a Senegal parrot. In the rare moments when she’s not writing, she can usually be found hunched over one knitting project or another. Her goal is to write so many well-crafted romance books that even a non-romance reader will know her name.

Website: http://dianealberts.com/

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Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6921962.Jen_McLaughlin

*BOOK REVIEW + INTERVIEW* The Cellar- Natasha Preston



When sixteen-year-old Summer Robinson goes missing one night, her family, friends and boyfriend are devastated. Nothing ever happens in Long Thorpe, so the disappearance of a school girl shocks the whole community. The police waste no time in launching a search and investigation, but with nothing to go on and no trace of Summer, hopes of finding her quickly fade.

Colin Brown, is a thirty-year-old solicitor living alone after the death of his mother. He suffered a traumatic and abusive childhood, and is left with no sense of right or wrong. Desperate for the perfect family, Colin, referring to himself as Clover, turns to drastic measures to get what he wants.


I have no words to how ‘The Cellar’ by Natasha Preston, impacted on me. It was a truly emotional and pivotal book that was emotional exquisite and just a gripping read. I really fell in love with reading the whole narrative. It was real, it was the truth that has gone untold in so many stories.

I loved that the characters were dynamic and we understood their vulnerabilities. Summer was just courageous, strong and had the will like the other girls to survive. The characters spoke to the heart and soul of the reader and going through the novel it was such an emotional journey, you have to feel for the characters especially the other girls with Summer.

I loved how Natasha was able to create a Young Adult book that touched so close to the raw emotion of the truth. It was pure in that it showed the teens through a traumatic experience and how even though it was tough they never loss that fight.

The point of view perspective was another gripping angle within the narrative. How Natasha was able to show the point of view of Summer’s boyfriend Lewis and how he dealt with the emotion of the kidnapping. The experience with Clover’s perspective I didn’t really know how I liked. It gave great insight into the mind of someone who is unwell and has tendencies to abduct. I think Clover has emotional and is obviously dealing with some serious issues, but as a Young Adult and emotional book Clover’s perspective didn’t hit a cord as much due to my age.

Overall, I really enjoyed seeing the perspective, narrative and emotional grip of such a tell tale novel. It was written with so much heart and emotion. It is definitely recommended for those 18+ as it does deal with some horrific stories and scenes that are emotional. The embarrassment of such an important story, developed into heart and soul with angst, emotion and heartbreak. It was a truly breathtaking story and one definitely to read. I rated it a 5 Lit-Love because it hit chords, strong words that were powerful and shined light on teenagers who have the will to survive even at the toughest of times.


1.What inspired you to create this story?
I started writing The Cellar after a dream I had where I was kidnapped and thrown in a cellar. Summer’s kidnap happened pretty much in the same way as my dream. When I woke up I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I asked myself why I (she) was kidnapped and what the abductor wanted. As soon as I thought about Clover and what he was doing I knew I had to write it.

2. It must have been difficult at times to write the grim scenes. How did find writing scenes that involved such hurt, but still move the characters forward?
Yes some of the scenes were difficult. While I was posting chapter by chapter on Wattpad a lot of people were mad that Summer at certain parts but I knew it had to be done to be realistic! Even though there are no details it wasn’t easy to write. The chapter after the rape was the hardest because I had to get inside Summer’s head. That was kind of a defining moment, Summer was sure she’d never let him near her but as time passed she understood that in order to survive and find a way our she had to play along. It showed how much Summer was willing to go through in pure hope of being reunited with the people she loves. In all honesty though, I enjoy the tough scenes.

3. The relationships the girls create within the narrative is a vital role to their survival, did you do research into the mechanisms of how to deal with abduction the emotions they may go through?
I’ve been asked a lot about my research and the only things I’ve researched (this is going to sound bad) are things like how long a body takes to decompose under water and where can you buy body bags from. I just thought about each girl and how she would react.

4. Did you plan out to show why Clover was the way he was and how he met the individual girls in the delivery pointed multi-point of view narrative?
Not originally. I just had Summer and a little Lewis but as soon as I tried Clover’s I knew I had to do more. The book seemed to come alive when I added chapters from his point of view.

5. What was the most important part of writing “The Cellar” for you?
The most important part for me was Summer fighting to keep a part of herself when she was in such a horrific situation. She was affected of course but I wanted her to be strong enough to survive no matter what. I quite like that message.

6. What is next in terms of writing? What projects do you have in the works?
Right now I’m working on a ‘should you really go there?’ NA romance, editing/re-writing the very first book I wrote and planning the companion novel to that. I have a lot of projects that will see me writing well into 2018.

7. Last question, if you could give one piece of advice to a new author looking into self-publishing what would it be?
Do it! It’s the best thing I ever did (career wise). Research, hire an editor and get a decent cover made – people do judge a book by its cover. Join plenty of Facebook and Twitter groups for book bloggers. Create social media pages purely for your novels. Sorry that was more than one piece of advice but I get carried away. I love being an indie author!



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Natasha Preston Author Photo lgUK native Natasha Preston grew up in small villages and towns. She discovered her love of writing when she stumbled across an amateur writing site and uploaded her first story and hasn’t looked back since. She enjoys writing romance, thrillers, gritty YA and the occasional serial killer.