All For This – Lexi Ryan NOW AVAILABLE

ALL FOR THIS (Here and Now #3) by Lexi Ryan is AVAILABLE NOW & $2.99 for RELEASE DAY ONLY!

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What if you would never remember the day you made the most important decision of your life?
That’s what they’re telling me about the day of my accident—the day I put on Max’s ring and chose him over Nate. I’m counting on the wisdom behind a decision I don’t remember making. Max is amazing—sexy, sweet, and kind. I was starting to believe happily-ever-after might be in my future after all.
Then the unthinkable happened and my world imploded. If I’m going to make this work with Max, I need my missing memories, or at least answers from about those five days before my accident.But what does my future hold if those answers aren’t anything like I imagined?
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Cherish (Covet 1.5) – Tracey Garvis Graves COVER REVEAL

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  • Title: Cherish (Covet 1.5)
  • Author: Tracey Garvis-Graves
  • Age Group: Adult
  • Genre: Women’s Fiction/Contemporary Romance

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Fans of Covet by New York Times bestselling author Tracey Garvis Graves will be delighted by this novella-length sequel.

When Daniel Rush wakes up in the hospital after suffering a gunshot wound to the head, the last person he expects to see at his bedside is his ex-wife Jessica. Their marriage disintegrated after the death of their infant son Gabriel, and Daniel gave Jessie what he thought she wanted: the freedom to start over with someone else. But Daniel never updated his emergency contact information, and Jessie is the one who receives the call with the devastating news.

Daniel was Jessie’s one true love. Together since college, Jessie had dreams of raising a family with Daniel, and growing old together. When Gabriel died, Jessie buried those dreams with her beloved son and shut everyone out, including Daniel.

Daniel faces months of gruelling rehabilitation and he’s going to need some help. Jessie is the last person anyone expects to volunteer, but this is her one chance to make amends, giving her and Daniel a shot at getting things right this time.

The road to recovery will be long and arduous. But with Jessie leading the way, Daniel just might be able to get his old life back.

Daniel knows how to covet. But can Jessie help him remember how to cherish?

*Please note that this is a novella-length sequel. Reading Covet before Cherish is highly recommended in order to enhance your reading pleasure.

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About Tracey Garvis-Graves

Tracey Garvis-Graves is the author of On the Island and Covet. She lives in a suburb of Des Moines, Iowa with her husband, two children, and hyper dog Chloe. She blogs at http://www.traceygarvisgraves.com using colorful language and a snarky sense of humor to write about pop culture, silly television shows, and her suburban neighborhood. You can e-mail her at traceygarvisgraves@yahoo.com. She’d love to hear from you.

The Girl He Knows – Kristi Rose

  • TheGirlHeKnows_coverTitle: The Girl He Knows
  • Author: Kristi Rose
  • ISBN: 1616505605 (ISBN13: 9781616505608)
  • Series: Stand Alone
  • Published: August 18th 2014 by Lyrical Press, A Kensington Publishing Corp Imprint
  • Format: eARC
  • Genre: Contemporary Romance
  • Page Count: 218
  • Source: Publisher
  • Rating: B+

It could be said that “no strings attached” should be in the same category as “there is no such thing as a free lunch”. If you are not acquainted with the term in the economic sense, it could be stated even if something appears to be free of charge that there always a cost no matter how obscure or innocuous seeming.

Waking up naked next to a good looking man is not a bad way to start the day. Especially since Paisley missed all those opportunities in college, when she was too busy supporting her no good, thankfully now, ex-husband. The problem? This hottie is Hank, her best friend’s older brother, a guy she’s known her entire life.

Stopping after one night is the right thing to do. Being with him clearly breaks the best friend code, and from his career as a Naval officer to his Boy Scout reputation, everything about him screams monogamy and commitment. Two things Paisley has had enough of.

When Hank presents a “no strings attached” offer, it’s too good to be true. She can enjoy him while still embracing being single. But, poor choices force her to confront old fears of love and loss, and Paisley has to decide if Hank is worth the risk. The alternative is never experiencing the real deal. Or far worse, settling for less.

When Paisley awakens beside Hank “the morning after” it is an unqualified disaster in her mind. Following her ignominious exit through the window of her best friend Gigi’s childhood bedroom window, she finds to her chagrin that she cannot keep her hands off of him, though why she would try was a mystery to me. Determined to keep their affair away from their families Paisley swears Hank to silence about the change in their relationship.

For the most part I found The Girl He Knows to be a very enjoyable read, Kristi Rose crafted an appealing story with likeable characters. What I found problematic was Paisley herself at times, you would think that she was the first person to ever get a divorce and the way that she reacted at times throughout the story could test ones sympathies. Determined to stay a course that she has laid out for herself she decides that she needs to gain experience with men having devoted herself completely to her ex-husband and that the best way to achieve this end is to date as much as possible completely overlooking Hank as he is obviously just her “rebound man”.

I wouldn’t necessarily characterize my frustration with Paisley as a negative as the worst reaction I can imagine would be ambivalence particularly when this author excelled in her characterization of Hank and the majority of her secondary characters. This being said I was impressed by this author’s debut novel and I was intrigued enough that I would definitely read her in the future.

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Kristi-Rose-300x300Kristi Rose was raised in central Florida on boiled peanuts and iced tea. Today, she’s a proud military wife and a mother. She’s been lucky enough to travel the world and has lived by an active volcano, almost fallen off a German Alp, and eloped in Arkansas. No matter where she is, she enjoys watching people and wonders about their story. That’s what Kristi writes about: everyday people, the love that brings them together, and their journey. Kristi is a member of RWA. The Girl He Knows is her debut novel.

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One Week – Zoey Derrick NOW AVAILABLE

ONE WEEK is all it will take…

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A week in Las Vegas and she will feel better about herself. At least that is what Dacotah Miller is hoping will be the case.

Left at the alter, heart broken and ashamed, Dacotah takes the opportunity offered by her girlfriends – the chance to get away. The opportunity to escape her mundane life in the middle of nowhere Wisconsin.

But what Dacotah doesn’t know is that lurking in Las Vegas is the chance of a lifetime, a dream come true, in the form of Derek Hunter.

Derek, in town on business, can’t seem to focus on his purpose once Dacotah walks into his field of vision. She beautiful and just what he needs to cure his desire for a good woman in his bed. Only she presents a challenge to him unlike anything he’s ever experienced before.

Dacotah will be wrapped up in a whirlwind of unexpected events that will force her to make a decision, life changing choice. Does she get on the plane back to boring Wisconsin and wonder what might have been? Or will she step on board a private jet that promises to take her on a journey she will never forget?

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Title: One Week
Author: Zoey Derrick
Age Group: NA
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 7/29/14

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ZoeyIt is from Glendale, Arizona that Amazon Best Selling Author Zoey Derrick, a mortgage underwriter by day and romance and erotica novelist by night, writes stories as hot as the desert sun itself. It is this passion that drips off of her work, bringing excitement to anyone who enjoys a good and sensual love story.

Not only does she aim to take her readers on an erotic dance that lasts the night, it allows her to empty her mind of stories we all wish were true.
Her stories are hopeful yet true to life, skillfully avoiding melodrama and the unrealistic, bringing her gripping Erotica only closer to the heart of those that dare dipping into it.

The intimacy of her fantasies that she shares with her readers is thrilling and encouraging, climactic yet full of suspense. She is a loving mistress, up for anything, of which any reader is doomed to return to again and again.

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Every Ugly Word – Aimee L. Salter

  • COVER - Every Ugly WordTitle: Every Ugly Word
  • Author: Aimee L. Salter
  • ISBN13: 9781254738590
  • Series: Stand Alone
  • Published: July 17th 2014 by Mark My Words Publicity
  • Format: eARC
  • Genre: YA 
  • Source: Publisher
  • Rating: A

Aimee L. Salter’s Every Ugly Word is what Bully by Penelope Douglas should have been if it didn’t drown in a miasma of New Adult tropes. More realistic than Bully and less fantastic than The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin, Every Ugly Word is a flawless work. Even if you weren’t the victim of a bully at some point Salter communicates the horror and helplessness of the situation viscerally and uncompromisingly.

Every Ugly Word is an edge of your seat read, the reader is seized and you find yourself immersed completely into Ashley’s tormented life. We have all had moments in our lives where our subconscious is screaming “NO!” and yet we go ahead against our better judgement and do something half cocked damning the consequences. Ashley finds herself ignoring not only her better judgement but that of her older wiser self as well. When the seventeen year old looks in the mirror reflected back is herself six years hence.

When seventeen-year-old Ashley Watson walks through the halls of her high school bullies taunt and shove her. She can’t go a day without fighting with her mother. And no matter how hard she tries, she can’t make her best friend, Matt, fall in love with her. But Ashley also has something no one else does: a literal glimpse into the future. When Ashley looks into the mirror, she can see her twenty-three-year-old self.

Her older self has been through it all already—she endured the bullying, survived the heartbreak, and heard every ugly word her classmates threw at her. But her older self is also keeping a dark secret: Something terrible is about to happen to Ashley. Something that will change her life forever. Something even her older self is powerless to stop.

Ashley’s only ally is Matt, her life long friend whom she loves without reservation but even with him she disguises the depth of the harassment that she is subjected to. If the burden of her feelings for Matt weren’t bad enough she is devastated when he begins dating one of her tormentors.

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I am sure we all at one time or another have pondered what we would do if we could go back for a “do over”. What was particularly compelling about Every Ugly Word was the exploration of that possibility, however I doubt that when we imagined that do over that the idea your younger self might not comply was not part of the scenario.

Throughout the story we question Ashley’s sanity, is the older Ashley that appears in the mirror simply a manifestation of the stress that Ashley is under? This dual perspective was particularly effective in portraying the severity of torment that Ashley is subjected to.

Bullying is not about anger . It is not a conflict to be resolved, it’s about contempt –a powerful feeling of dislike toward someone considered to be worthless, inferior or undeserving of respect. Contempt comes with three apparent psycho-logical advantages that allow kids to harm others without feeling empathy, compassion or shame. These are: a sense of entitlement, that they have the right to hurt or control others, an intolerance towards difference, and a freedom to exclude, bar, isolate and segregate others” (Barbara Coloroso “The Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander)

Ultimately Every Ugly Word is a fascinating tale that expresses perfectly the horror of bullying while seamlessly blending an engrossing story that realistically portrays an issue that is so rampant without turning into an idealistic exploration of young love instead you journey with Ashley to find herself. I look forward to reading more by this author in the future.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
aimee-l-salter2Born in Oregon, but raised in New Zealand, Aimee L. Salter now lives in Southern Oregon with her husband and son.
When not trying to remember which accent she should be speaking in, or chasing her dog around, Aimee writes novels for teens and the occasional adult who, like herself, is still in touch with their inner-high schooler. She never stopped appreciating those moments in the dark when you say what you’re really thinking. And she’ll always ask you about the things you wish she wouldn’t.
As well as a writer, Aimee is a wife, mother, and Christian. As far as she’s concerned, that means Jesus loved her first, so she can learn to love everyone else. #StoptheHate
Aimee loves hearing from readers. You can find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads, or you can email aimee (at) aimeelsalter (dot) com.
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Twelve (More – Book #3) by T.M. Franklin COVER REVEAL

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Twelve by T.M. Franklin

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Release Date: October 9, 2014

SUMMARY

Twelve-3D-BookstackAva Michaels is gifted, powerful, and—whether she likes it or not—part of a plot to take over the world.

It’s only been a few months since Ava Michaels discovered she has ties to an ancient people living in the shadows of the human world, despite their superior gifts and abilities. A select few don’t like hiding, however, and think it’s time to take control.

Now Ava’s caught up in a conspiracy in the works before she was even born. In fact, her birth was an integral part of the plan. She’s one of the Twelve, the most powerful Race ever created, and they were created for a purpose.

Ava, however, doesn’t like being told what to do.

All she wants is to start a new life with Caleb Foster, the Protector who once put his own life at risk to save hers. Before they can even think about that, however, they need to figure out exactly what the Twelve and their power-hungry leader are up to—and find a way to stop them.

Along the way, they’ll have to forge alliances with former enemies, seek out powerful new friends, and infiltrate the heavily fortified enemy stronghold in an attempt to get some answers. In the end, Ava must decide if her destiny lies in her DNA or in her conscience. If she can turn her back on what she was born to do and do what is right. If she will save the ones she loves or save the world.

Or if her ties to the Twelve mean she has no choice at all.

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She sat up suddenly and grabbed Caleb’s hand. “Do you feel that?”

“What?” He instinctively checked the mirrors, but there was nobody behind them.

“Someone . . .” Ava’s eyes glazed over. “Someone’s coming. Fast.”

Caleb stepped on the gas, searching the horizon. “Who? Anyone familiar?”

“What’s happening?” Sophie asked.

Ava shook her head. “I can’t tell. Not yet anyway. You think it’s Protectors?”

Caleb’s jaw tightened. “Or Rogues.”

“You think they know?” Ava glanced at Sophie.

“We don’t know. Not for sure.”

“Would somebody please tell me what’s going on?” Sophie shouted from the backseat.

The temperature in the car dipped as frost formed along the edges of the windows.

“You’ve got to calm her down,” Caleb muttered, taking a turn too fast and swerving to correct.

“Now.”

Ava didn’t argue, instead scrambling over the seat to take the girl’s hand. “Sophie, listen to me. You need to stay calm, okay? Try to breathe with me.”

“But—”

“I’ll explain everything, but first you need to calm down. You see what’s happening?”

Through the mirror, Caleb saw her glance up at the roof of the car as snowflakes began to drift through the interior.

“I . . . I don’t understand,” Sophie murmured. “What’s—why is it snowing?”

“It’s you,” Ava said quietly. “You’re upset, and your gift is reacting.”

“I don’t understand what’s happening to me.” Sophie choked on a sob, and Caleb felt the telltale prickle of another Race signature along the edges of his consciousness.

“I feel them now,” he said, sitting taller in the seat and leaning forward as if willing the car to go faster.

Ava didn’t respond but remained focused on Sophie.

Caleb felt Ava’s gift and knew she was letting it flow into the girl a little, helping calm her.

“We’ll help you.” Ava sounded so calm and soothing. “We’ll help you learn to control it, but for right now, you need to calm down. Breathe with me, okay?”

Sophie nodded and swallowed tears as she tried to match Ava’s inhale and exhale.

The snow stopped.

“That’s good.” Ava nodded encouragingly. “Keep breathing. I need you to stay calm. Someone’s coming, and I’m guessing they’re after you.”

Sophie’s breath caught, and the ice gathering on the dashboard cracked.

“It’s okay,” Ava hurried to say. “Keep breathing. Stay calm. We’re going to keep you safe.”

Sophie gripped Ava’s hand, but she kept breathing slowly in and out. “How?”

Ava smiled. “You asked what I could do? Well, I’m about to show you.”

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T.M. Franklin started out her career writing nonfiction in a television newsroom. Graduating with a BA in Communications specializing in broadcast journalism and production, she worked for nine years as a major market television news producer, and garnered two regional Emmy Awards, before she resigned to be a full-time mom and part-time freelance writer. Her first published novel, MORE, was born out of a challenge to write a novel in thirty days issued during National Novel Writing month. MORE was well received, selected as a finalist in the 2013 Kindle Book Review Best Indie Book Awards, and won the Suspense/Thriller division of the Blogger Book Fair Reader’s Choice Awards.

In addition to MORE and its sequels, The Guardians and TWELVE, Franklin has penned the Amazon best-selling short stories, Window and A Piece of Cake. Her new YA romance How to Get Ainsley Bishop to Fall in Love with You is Franklin’s first love story without traditionally recognized paranormal or fantasy elements. Although . . . T. M. is the first to argue that love is the best kind of magic.

 

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