Saturday, 4 January 2014

Book Tour - Rome By Jay Crownover

Title:   Rome (Marked Men #3)
Author:  Jay Crownover
Genre:  New Adult
Publication Date:  January 7, 2014
Publisher: William Morrow an imprint of HarperCollins Publishing
Event organized by:  Literati Author Services, Inc.

Cora Lewis is a whole lot of fun, and she knows how to keep her tattooed bad boy friends in line. But all that flash and sass hide the fact that she’s never gotten over the way her first love broke her heart. Now she has a plan to make sure that never happens again: She’s only going to fall in love with someone perfect.
Rome Archer is as far from perfect as a man can be. He’s stubborn and rigid, he’s bossy and has come back from his final tour of duty fundamentally broken. Rome’s used to filling a role: big brother, doting son, super soldier; and now none of these fit anymore. Now he’s just a man trying to figure out what to do with the rest of his life while keeping the demons of war and loss at bay. He would have been glad to suffer it alone, until Cora comes sweeping into his life and becomes the only color on his bleak horizon.
Perfect isn’t in the cards for these two, but imperfect might just last forever . . .

My Review

I love Jay Crownover's books. The Marked Men series is a favourite of mine. For those of you who have read them we had already had a brief view of Rome in the previous books - Rule and Jet. 

Rome is the older brother of Rule. He's been serving his country in the military. Only coming home when he's been on leave. Every time he comes home something has changed. But because  he is the oldest he's the one that takes care of everything, looking out for his brothers, making sure they stay in line. 

Until he comes home for good. He's lost and doesn't know what to do or how he fits in any more. Then he meets Cora...... She's the complete opposite to Rome. 

I loved book. When you read a book by Jay Crownover, She has the amazing talent of transporting you into a whole new colourful, tattooed world with hot alpha males. 

What can I tell you about this book without giving anything away cos you guys know I don't do spoilers this one is no different. 

This book had me from the cover I mean who wouldn't. That's exactly how I envisioned Rome to be. A hot, alpha military type, hell yeah. I loved the interaction between Cora and Rome. 

Cora has had a hard life. she has a tough exterior but a soft centre. And she's not afraid of Rome. And goes out of her way to tell him. 

This book is number 3 in the Marked Men series. And although its not a sequel or a follow on, It can be read on its own. I do recommend you read from the beginning. You don't want to miss anything about these hot males. You may think that by book 3 that story starts to get a bit thin or loses  it quality. But the amazing talent of Jay is that this book is like reading the first book. The pace and flow of the story is just right. 

Jay, This book is stunning and compelling. It leaves you wanting more. It pulls you in from the first page and doesn't let go until you have read it. I read this in one sitting i couldn't put it down until I had finished it. This book is Fantastic.  You need to read this book. 

I was given an Arc of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I give this book 5/5 stars and  5/5 for movie moments.

About the Author

I’m supposed to share interesting details about myself so that my readers get to know me so here we go in no particular order: I’m an natural redhead even though I haven’t seen my real hair color in years, I’m a big fan of tattoos and have a half sleeve on either arm and various other pieces all over the place, I’ve been in the bar industry since I was in college and it has always offered interesting insight into how men and women interact with each other, I have 3 dogs that are all crazy, I live in Colorado and love the snow, I love music and in all reality wish I could be a rock star not a writer or a bartender but I have zero talent so there is that.
I love to write, love to read and all I’m interested in is a good story with interesting characters that make the reader feel something.
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Friday, 3 January 2014

Release Blitz - Raw By Bella Aurora

Title: Raw
Author: Belle Aurora
Genre: New Adult Dark Romance
Release Date: January 3, 2014

*Author Note: This is not a love story. This is a story of love gone wrong.*
Growing up the way I did, you’d think I’d be more screwed up than what I actually am.
Soon as I turned sixteen, I left that bump in the road I called home and took my chances on the street.
Best decision I ever made.
Now, at the age of twenty six, I’m educated, employed and damn good at my job.
My friends have become my family. Like me, they know what it’s like to grow up unloved.
But the saying is true.
The world makes way for those who know where they are going.
That’s me.
I know where I’m going and I’ll get there eventually. On my own terms and at my own pace.
But then there’s him.
I feel his eyes on me. I see him hiding in plain sight. He watches me.
He makes me feel.
It’s unconventional.
But it’s real.
I’m sure you’re wondering how a person falls in love with their stalker.
So am I.
This isn’t a story.
This is my life.
Mini Teaser
Staring down at my chest, she takes a step closer to me and whispers miserably, “I’m here to let Brad fuck me.” My cheek ticks and head implodes. She steps closer to me to add, “He’s going to fuck me. Fuck me til I forget you. Til I forget I ever met you. He’s helping me drown you out and I like when I’m not thinkin’ about you.” 

She looks into my eyes and repeats on a whisper, “You’re poison.”

My Review

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

There are no spoilers in this review.

When I first seen the Synopsis for this book I couldn't wait to read it. So I was extremely excited to be a part of the tour. There are a lot of books out there similar to this. But Raw is in a league of it's own.

Alexa Ballentine moves from the USA to Austraila with her foster mum, who later dies from cancer. she has a great job in social care looking after the kids who need it. She has good friends in Dave and Nikki.

For a While Lexi has felt someone watching her........

One night on her way home she is being followed from her car to her apartment. The man grabs her and its any ones worst nightmare - Being attacked. But someone saves her from being sexually attacked. Its him her stalker.....

I cant tell you how much I loved this book. I read it in one sitting. I couldn't put it down. It grabbed me from the first page and I didn't put it down until I had read it. I felt like I was growling - Yes Growling every time i was interrupted, the whole works, eye rolling, OMG's. This book is THAT good.

I loved the characters, I loved Lexi and Twitch. I loved how there stories are intertwined without Lexi knowing. Faint clues were there about who he really is, I did guess, but this never spoilt the story for me. It made me want to scream at Lexi - "You know, you know who he is. "

I LOVED Twitch. Is it wrong to love a stalker. Girls, this is our first Alpha book boyfriend of 2014. He's Hot, Possessive, Arrogant, Sexy, Controlling, Sexy- did I say HOTTTT. This is the guy your not supposed to love, but underneath all that arrogance, he's a little lost boy.

I loved Lexi, she's strong, without knowing she is, she hasn't let her past "stereotype her". And she's not afraid of Twitch. 

This book pulled at every emotion I have. I have to tell you in one part I cried- Yeah big fat huge tears, then suddenly I was like WTF????? 

Bella does a great job at keeping you guessing and just when you think you know what's going to happen, something completely different happens and turns everything upside down. 

Bella, I haven't stopped thinking about this book since i finished it. I'm finding it hard to pick up another book. Raw is an exceptionally stunning and profound story. It is an intense and compelling story that will leave you, turned upside down and inside out.

This book is a must read. but be warned - you need the supplies that come with 5/5 movie moments.

This gets 5/5 stars and 5/5 for movie moments.

About the Author

Belle Aurora is twenty six years old and was born in the land down under. At an early age she fell in love with reading. Boredom one summer had her scouring the bookshelves at home. She stumbled across Sandra Brown’s Breath of Scandal and fell in love with romance.Having been brought up in a loud and boisterous family of Croatian descent, she developed a natural love for dramatics and humor. Only some years ago had she discovered a new love. Humorous romance novels.Kristen Ashley and R.L. Mathewson had opened a brand new world where she could lose herself yet feel safe and at home in their stories. Belle has been known to become a screeching banshee while anxiously awaiting their newest titles.Belle never thought she would write. It had never interested her until recently. Friend-Zoned began to form and in February this year Belle typed the words Chapter One. And she fell in love.With words.With writing.With a creative imagination she never knew she harbored.

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Cover Reveal - Beautiful Dreams By Alicia Rae

Title:  Beautiful Dreams (The Beautiful Series #3)
Author:  Alicia Rae
Genre:  Contemporary Romance 18+
Publication Date:  January 21, 2014
Cover Design:  Okay Creations
Event Organized by:  Literati Author Services, Inc.
Kyle has mended Lily’s broken heart, and as they have fallen in love, all she dreams of is finally having her happily ever after.

But as time goes on, Lily can no longer ignore the desire to know more about Kyle's past. When she learns more, she will discover if she can heal Kyle’s heartache as he has done for her.

Will his secrets break them apart? Or will their love be enough to strengthen their bonds?

About the Author

Alicia Rae is a Contemporary Romance Author who lives in Dekalb, Illinois, with her husband and three beautiful boys. Alicia has a passion for reading all types of romance, writing to bring a story to life, and photography.
Thank you to my dear sister, Kels, who showed me a few years ago how much I truly missed reading. And to my loving husband, for not throwing away my Nook, and planting the seed of writing into my mind. I am forever grateful. Xo
Readers, words cannot thank you enough for supporting me along this incredible journey. I hope you enjoy my novels as much as I do writing them. I thank each and every one of you.
Believe in yourself and follow your dreams...
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Thursday, 2 January 2014

Happy New Year

Hi Guys

I hope you all had an amazing Christmas and New Year. I had a very much needed break away from work and my blog and just relaxed and spent time with my Family. I have been suffered with my eyes for about 2 months with an eye condition, so need the break away from pc's, laptops etc. to give my eyes a break.   When I set my blog I never expected for it to be a huge success, and that's down to you guys, so thanks very much for reading my blog.

I have had so many highlights this year. The main one is taking part in every single blog tour and all the fantastic books I have read.  To be able to take part in my favourite authors blog tour was an honour for me. I have met so many New Favourite authors I've added to my list and become friends with some amazing people.

I am looking forward to new and exciting challenges and opportunities in 2014.

Happy New Year xx