Jul 31

In Between Seasons by Cassandra Giovanni ~ Release Day Blitz

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In 2021 the world as we know it changed. The government collapsed, and the worst characteristics of human nature were shown as the world fell into ruins. Years after The Fall, the Tribes that were established are still at war. They still fight to keep what they pillaged, and most of all, they fight to keep their lies a secret. In a world filled with deception, nothing is as it seems.
I was born into this world.
Hunter Marks was molded into this world; a General— a person cold and harsh. A person meant to kill me.
We were told to just believe.
We were taught to never question.
We’re supposed to be robots, and accept our roles in this altered society.
Too bad Hunter and I don’t follow the rules.
And we’re a hell of a lot stronger than they ever thought possible.
They’ve been searching for the world’s deadliest weapon.
It’s me.
And I’m not following the leader any more.


I would have given him everything.
I would have melded every part of me into him.
My breath caught in my throat.
I already had.
Love hadn’t existed in this world. Only hate, deceit and lies, but by letting him in I’d let all of that crumble. By letting me in he’d done the same, and now we were engaged in an even deadlier game than before.
We weren’t enemies as we had been born to be.
We weren’t friends as we had come to be.
Then what were we? I let my hands run through my hair as I clasped my eyes shut even tighter.
We were cursed.

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Cassandra doesn’t remember a time when she wasn’t writing. In fact, the first time she was published was when she was seven years old and won a contest to be published in an American Girl Doll novel. Since then Cassandra has written more novels than she can count and put just as many in the circular bin. Her personal goal with her writing is to show the reader the character’s stories through their dialogue and actions instead of just telling the reader what is happening. Besides being a writer, Cassandra is a professional photographer known for her automotive, nature and architectural shots. She is happily married to the man of her dreams and they live in the rolling hills of New England their dogs, Bubski and Kanga.
Cassandra Giovanni is published by Show n’ot Tell Publishing based out of Connecticut, USA.

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Jul 30

Within These Walls by JL Berg Cover Reveal

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Book Title: Within These Walls
Author: J.L. Berg


Within these walls, he became my solace, my sanctuary and my strength. 

I am not strong. I am just a survivor of circumstance.

Isn’t that what we all do? Survive?

Each of us has our own set of circumstances to muddle through. Mine are just more…complicated.

Born with a severe heart defect, I’ve seen the inside of a hospital room more than my own bedroom.

I was drowning, a prisoner to the illness that owned me, until he appeared. He thinks he’s blocked out the world with his tattoos and hard exterior, but I see the real Jude, the one he so desperately wants to forget.

But is he the answer to my prayers or will he break my already damaged heart forever?

My name is Lailah Buchanan, and this is our story of hope, redemption and sacrificing it all for the one you love.


Within these walls he became my solace, my sanctuary and my strength.

Like a white knight, he saved me from a life of gray and showed me a world full of color.  

Within these walls, I gave myself to a man who said he would always fight for me.  

Love me until the end of time.  

But sometimes, not even love is enough when life gets in the way.  

When your heart is already damaged beyond repair, what is there left to break?

Within these walls, I gave my less than perfect heart to the man I loved.

And then…he walked away.

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J.L. Berg is the USA Today bestselling author of the Ready Series. She is a California native living in the beautiful state of historic Virginia. Married to her high school sweetheart, they have two beautiful girls that drive them batty on a daily basis. When she’s not writing, you will find her with her nose stuck in a romance novel, in a yoga studio or devouring anything chocolate. J.L. Berg is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC.

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Jul 30

Seduction & Temptation and Sins & Secrets by Jessica Sorensen – Reviews


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Daughter of a very powerful drug lord, Lola Anders life has always been dangerous and full of dark secrets. It’s something that’s always bothered her, but even more so after her mother dies. Lola thinks there’s more to her mother’s death than what she’s been told; that one of her father’s many enemies might have had something to do with it. And when a secret is revealed about her mother, Lola decides it’s time to leave the dangerous life she’s grown up in and get some answers. 

But before Lola can get too far, she’s kidnapped by Frankie Catherlson, one of her father’s enemies, and given a choice—commit murder or let her father die. Worse, Layton Everett is the guy chosen to make sure she goes through with the hit. 

Lola has known Layton since they were kids, but their friendship was ruined when he went to work for Frankie without so much as an explanation. Lola thinks Layton is just keeping an eye on her to make sure she goes through with the murder, but when it all comes down to it, Layton just might be on her side.

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Lies. Betrayal. A double life.

Lola Anders isn’t who she seems. Two years ago she ran away from a dangerous life she’d been living since she way born in order to stay alive. She changed her name and reinvented herself into a good girl… at least part of the time anyway. A secretary by day and an escort by night, Lola lives a double life in order to maintain balance and survive. And things are going well, until a ghost from her past shows up out of nowhere.

Sexy and dangerous Layton Everett enters Lola’s life again without warning. Not only does Layton know who Lola really is but he also used to work for her family’s sworn enemy . Lola worries he’s shown up to finish the hit put on her two years ago, so she tries to stay away from him, but it’s difficult when he seems to be everywhere. Plus, she’s attracted to him more than she likes to admit.

The closer Lola gets to Layton, the more her life gets turned upside. She ends up getting caught up in Layton’s dangerous world and ultimately the life she ran away from catches up with her again.

**Mature Content Warning** 17+ for language and sexual content.

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I read these two books back to back and I was so glad I didn’t skip Seduction & Temptation because you really miss a lot of important parts of the story (currently it is free on Amazon – buy links are below).

Lola and Layton are childhood friends. They are very close and their friendship seems quite normal except that Lola’s father is some huge drug lord and her mother mysteriously dies one day. After that everything in Lola’s life changes. Still friends with Layton but now he’s done to work for the enemy and she’s so confused as to why.

Years later she’s kidnapped by a rival of her father’s and made to do something she definitely doesn’t want to do. Layton is told to make sure she follows through. Lots of drama occurs and quick decisions are made however, in the end Lola’s life as she knew it has been changed forever.

By this point I’m so involved in this story I dive right into Sins & Secrets and I wasn’t disappointed.

Sins & Secrets picks up two years later. Lola’s been on the run from some really bad people. Her only connection to her past life is one aunt but soon she cuts ties because by talking to her Lola is putting her in danger. Now completely on her own and is living a double life. Her nighttime persona gets her mixed up in some trouble and soon she finds out the cover she thought she had is gone.

She begins to get these strange messages and because of that becomes extremely paranoid. She knows she should leave but not knowing who is leaving her notes and following her is driving her crazy. Things pick up at this point and she learns a lot about her past and there are a ton of secrets that are revealed and more that she still needs to learn.

Since it’s mentioned in the blurb, I’m not giving anything away to tell you Layton shows back up but is he friend or foe? Either way let me say the chemistry is HAWT. Lola’s head is spinning with the information that is thrown at her (and boy are there some surprises). She’s completely confused and scared. She doesn’t know who to believe and trust, plus the information she learned is quite shocking. But there’s really no time for contemplation when there are some crazy scary people after her.

Between the two books there are lots of twists and turns. I was addicted to these books and can’t wait for the next to come out. I need to know if Lola will be safe and how her relationship with Layton will work itself out.

Jessica sets things up nicely for book 3, Lies & Betrayal. I know I need to read it now!


Book Reviewed by DebraFive stars.1

Meet the Author

Jessica Sorensen is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author from the snowy mountains of Wyoming. When she’s not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.


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Jul 30

An Endless Love by Niquel Blog Tour – Review

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Have you ever felt broken? It feels like a part of you would never be complete again-like it would never heal. Jake Shaw is a bad man, an obsessed and deranged psychotic being who deserves to be locked underneath the walls of the cell he’s rotting in. The beating he received from Allan wasn’t enough and Alecia hopes he gets what’s coming to him. She didn’t ask for this, but he broke her, something she never thought would be possible.

Allan had a secret, an ‘addiction’ so to speak. He was in pain and didn’t have the balls to admit it. The one girl he allowed to get close to him was assaulted by his own brother and Allan beat his ass within an inch of his life. He went through a lot to hide the excruciating pain he endured everyday and his secret was about to be exposed. His life was spiraling out of control.

Could they hold on to the pieces long enough to mend their broken hearts? Or was it impossible?




This is the first book that I’ve read by Niquel. An Endless Love is the second book in The Forbidden Series. It can be read as a stand alone but I would recommend that book one A Forbidden Love should be read before so that you can gather the full story of the characters.

Alecia is woman with a lot on her plate. She has been dating Alan on and off for a period of time but he is not the most stable of boyfriends and  is the brother of the a man who has taken so much from Alecia. Enter Lance, a knight in shining armor of Alecia’s past. With his returns are a pivotal time.  Alecia is thrown into a whirlwind of men. Can she is make the right choice, the choice that is not just going to affect her  in the long run?

Let me say that I did not read A Forbidden Love but I thought the author did a great job with some difficult subjects.  But, having not read book 1,  I found at times that I was haven’t trouble following the story and characters. I was a bit confused because some of the little details from the previous book were left out. If I had read A Forbidden Love I might have been able to rate this book higher still I’d recommend that you give the series a try!

Book Reviewed by Erinthree stars.1


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bioPicAuthor Niquel is an artistic jack of all trades. She writes, does all of her own graphics, and makes custom handmade crafts for little girls. Born and raised in and around Boston, she’s attended two colleges, Massasoit for graphic design and CDIA at Boston University for 3D animation. She decided to revisit her long lost passion for writing and created The Forbidden Series of books. Book one, A Forbidden Love will be released in March 2014 and the 2nd book in the series will be out late spring/early summer.

Niquel currently lives just outside of Boston, with her very supportive significant other and their two precious daughters.
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Jul 30

Chasing Rhodes (The Rock Falls Series, #1) by Anne Jolin Cover Reveal

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Book Title: Chasing Rhodes
Author: Anne Jolin
Release Date: August 13, 2014
Cover Designer: Melissa Gill
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Hannah Rhodes has just gotten out of a long term relationship, and she isn’t looking for a new man in her life. But after a night out with the girls and one too many tequila shots, her plans to stay man free are blown all to hell. She finds herself in bed with the smoldering stranger from a party six months back and immediately knows she’s in trouble, big trouble. And the last thing Hannah needs is more trouble.

Her last relationship took her out like an emotional freight train, and she’s trying to piece back the stability her life once had.

Greyson Holt’s biggest fear in life is to end up like his father, like the man who left him as a child, and broke his mother’s heart. He vowed to never be responsible for that kind of carnage. Men could be cruel and that kind of brutality was in his blood. He never allows himself to get too close to anyone, until he meets Hannah.

Something about her makes him want to try, but a man can’t change overnight.

Will Holt be able to catch Rhodes every time he lets her go? Or will their chase end in heartbreak?

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I’m twenty four years old. I was born and raised in Ladner, a small farm town just outside of Vancouver, Canada. I grew up riding horses, shooting guns with my daddy and driving my ’99 red chevy truck, Clifford. I’ve been together with my handsome redneck, Jacob, for five years and this August we will be celebrating our one year wedding anniversary. I am completely and utterly obsessed with country music. I love to snowboard, go on walks with Bear (Not a real bear silly! Our chocolate lab) and I love to plan events; I don’t know if that’s considered a real hobby, but it is for me!

We were fortunate enough to travel a lot as a family, and I think that helped spark my love of reading. I’m half Viking, my mom is Danish, and her entire side of the family still lives in Denmark. We’d visit them almost once a year, every year and it’s a nine hour flight. That’s a lot of uninterrupted time to read (or in my parent’s case, entertain four children – Yikes!). My love of reading quickly turned into a passion for writing. I loved to write short stories and although I majored in Business Management, I took as many English electives I could get my hands on in college.

I’m a reader, turned blogger, turned author. I started a blog this June ’14 because I love to talk about the amazing books I’ve read, and after a few suggestions that I try writing a book, I decided to give it a go. I loved it instantly! Having always been a creative person, it felt amazing to harness all that energy and use it to tell a story that I love. I enjoy incorporating bits of my real life into the stories I write – What parts are true? Hah. I’ll never tell, what would be the fun in that?

I am beyond excited to be embarking on this new journey as an author and I hope y’all can join me on the ride!


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