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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Review- Accidentally...Over?

Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Publisher: Forever
Publication Date: August 26, 20014
Genre: Paranormal Romance

From Goodreads:

When it comes to Máax, the God of Truth who refuses to follow the rules, there's more to him than meets the eye. Literally. Because Maáx is invisible! Which is probably why, after seventy-thousand years, he's still unable to find a mate. 
Ashli Rosewood was never meant to die. In fact, her death might be the very reason the gods are now faced with stopping that pesky doomsday right around the corner. If only there was a way to undo the past.
Cue Máax. Seven feet of divine masculinity and the unruly god charged with saving Ashli. With a little help from an ancient Mayan tablet, Máax will travel back in time and set things right.
Easy, right?
Because Máax has one teensy challenge. He's invisible. And every time this impatient, powerful deity gets anywhere near Ashli, he spooks her right into harm's way. Meaning...she dies, and he has to start all over again.
Cliff, banana peel, runaway storage container filled with Belgian chocolates, bee sting, the list goes on and on. Does the Universe have it out for this girl? Sure seems that way. But why? And what will Máax do when he begins to suspect that not only is Ashli the key to stopping the apocalypse, but she may be "the one" he's been waiting seventy-thousand years for.
How will he save the one woman the Universe insists on killing and who wants nothing to do with him?

This book was so fun. The author’s humor and wit had me, literally, laughing out loud! The story is very creative and kept me interested until the end.
Máax is hot stuff, totally drool-worthy. His integrity only adds to the magnetism of his Alpha personality. He loves fiercely and believes in complete truth and honesty. I could feel the sadness in his acceptance of his fate and my heart broke for him. Especially after discovering that after 70,000 years, he has finally found a mate. His frustration at her “oops” moments made me giggle, but then as his feelings for her deepened, I was carried away on the depth of his need to keep her from harm.

“Please, Ashli,’ he whispered between kisses.
She slid her hands over the hard swells of his, well, perfectly defined pecs, enjoying the sensation of him. Everything about Máax was so fiercely male. He made her feel feminine and delicate, but strong and sexy. But dammit, the man was infuriating.
And so sinfully male.
And so confusing.
And so heavenly!
And so dangerous.”

Ashli is a complex character. She is living in the past so completely that she can’t see the future. Her grief at losing her parents, and guilt at having survived the accident, is understandable. She is very strong and capable. She handles the “crazy” served to her on a platter, with a pretty open mind. She didn’t believe it so fast that I felt her personality to be unrealistic, but rather, she accepted what was right in front of her, though still not quite believing.

There’s no place like home, no place like home, no place like home. Except that some of Oz had returned with her. Case in point, Mr. Invisible and his trusty pack of men in black.”

 My only issue with Ashli was her anger at Máax for what she felt was an ultimate betrayal. Even after she came to the conclusion that she would have done the same, she continues to punish him for far longer than I would have liked. However, their chemistry is explosive and I enjoyed the ride.
There are many secondary characters in this book that had me giggling. However, Cimil is freaking hilarious! She is 7 different kinds of crazy, but it certainly makes for great entertainment, especially her inner monologue.

I don’t make mistakes.
Yes, you do. Just this morning you lit your cell on fire while trying to make a grilled cheese with a flame thrower.
Fine…guilty as charged.”

And her relationship with her mate, a vampire named Roberto…awesome. It somehow combines sickly sweet love and adoration, with off the wall humor.

“Roberto’s eyes bored into her, cautioning not to push him. ‘Say it.’
‘Do it or no Love Boat for you tonight.’
Dammit! Why are vampires so cruel?
‘Okay.’ She stomped her foot. ‘I’ll say it: You rock. You’re the most awesome vampire ever to walk the planet.’
Roberto crossed his powerful arms over his broad chest. ‘aaaaaaand?’
Cimil huffed like a crabby four-year-old. ‘And if the apocalypse is halted, I vow to have your love child.’ Maybe. ‘And I will keep my vow to marry you.’ Maybe.

I seriously recommend this book. It’s part of a series and I can’t wait to read more! 


 Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Romance Author.
Before taking up a permanent residence in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mimi spent time living near NYC (became a shopaholic), in Mexico City (developed a taste for very spicy food), and Arizona (now hates jumping chollas, but pines for sherbet sunsets). Her love of pre-Hispanic culture, big cities, and romance inspires her to write when she’s not busy with kids, hubby, work, and life…or getting sucked into a juicy novel.
She hopes that someday, leather pants for men will make a big comeback and that her writing might make you laugh when you need it most.

**I recieved this book for free through Goodreads First Read**

Swoon Thursday 8/28/14

Swoon Thursday
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Ugly Love
By Colleen Hoover
Publication Date: August 5, 2014

From Goodreads:

When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.

Never ask about the past.
Don’t expect a future.

They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.

Hearts get infiltrated.
Promises get broken.
Rules get shattered.
Love gets ugly


“I stand in the doorway of my bedroom and watch her sleep. She doesn’t know it, but I do this every morning she’s here with me. She’s what starts my day off right.
            The first time I did this was the morning after I met her. I couldn’t remember much from the night before. The only thing I remembered was her. I was on the couch, and she was stroking my hair, whispering, telling me to go to sleep. When I woke up in Corbin’s apartment the next morning, I couldn’t get her out of my head. […]But the second she opened her eyes and looked at me, I knew. She was either going to be the death of me…or she was going to be the one who finally brought me back to life.”
“I didn’t fall in love with you… I flew.” 

“It may be a small piece at a time, but my past is yours now. All of it. 
Anything you want to know, I want to tell you. But only if you promise me I can also have your future.” 

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Coral & Bone
Publication Date: July 7, 2014 
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Synopsis:  Halen knows the sparks igniting under her fingertips are dangerous. She has spent her entire life trying to quell the tingly feelings that make her destroy things, but now that she is back in Rockaway Beach, where she watched her father drown, the flames have become impossible to tame. Even more dangerous than the flames are the images of a mysterious boy with stormy gray eyes and a crooked smile that she can’t seem to stop drawing.
Halen is trying to hold on, but when she is thrust into a mysterious new world, the underwater realm of Elosia, she unravels the secrets of her past and can't help but ignite. As she explores Elosia, she realizes her life has been a lie. And when those who have deceived her come to her for help, and the mysterious boy from her drawings becomes flesh and blood before her eyes, Halen must choose—walk away or unleash the magick that could destroy them all.  

                "See who you are," the mermaid whispered.
Halen's eyes clouded over and when the smoke cleared she found herself standing in an open field. She was dressed in a cotton dress which fell around her ankles. Soft grass tickled her toes. She took a step forward and a flower sprung from the ground beside her. She leaned down to pick the red poppy. As she took another step a flower sprang up from between the blades of grass. Halen smiled. She walked a little farther and with each step a new poppy sprouted and bloomed. She ran faster and the field blossomed under her feet, and when she waved her hand, the entire valley filled with red poppies. She inhaled their sweet scent and when she exhaled, the birds glided in the breeze of her breath through an endless blue sky.
Halen laughed when the wind caught her skirt and swept the fabric up over her head, but when she pushed it down, dark clouds rolled overhead. She took one step forward and the grass beneath her feet sizzled to a crisp. Taking another step, the poppies burst into flames. The fire licked the hem of her skirt and she gathered it up over her knees. Scanning the field, she spotted a boulder; if she could make it there, remove her feet from the ground, she could save the rest of the field.
She ran in long strides, and with each step, she scorched the ground with her fiery feet. Suddenly, she tripped. Her hands touched down and the ground combusted with a brilliant light. The fire raced through the field, spreading to the trees. The flames reached up, lassoing the birds from the sky, dragging them to the ground. Halen crawled to the rock and hoisted herself up. She stared out to the barren land. "No, no. What have I done?" She clawed the air and the clouds rumbled with thunder. The fire burned hotter and hotter under her flesh. The only way to extinguish the flames was to release them. Tilting her head back, she opened her mouth wide and screamed. What birds had not been burned turned now to black beasts swirling in the torrid sky.

About the Author:

Tiffany Daune
I write stories about magick, love and dark creatures lurking in the shadows. When I'm not lost in Edit Land you can find me reading a book from my towering TBR pile or at the movie theater nibbling licorice. I don't have a lucky number, but my favorite time is 11:11. I completely believe that the fortunes found inside cookies will come true and that you must be careful when wishing on stars. I live on an island, so if you want to visit you'll need a boat, and if you want to survive the passage be sure to bring candy for the mermaids.

The lake flattened against the horizon. Halen couldn’t tell where the water ended and the sky began—the two were one. It was hard to imagine a whirling vortex springing from the center of the lake. She wondered if she jumped in, would she be able to find a seam that would lead her back to Elosia, or if that world was sealed off from her forever. She would like to apologize to Dax for kissing him. She would like to tell Catch and Pepper she was sorry for stealing the elixir. They had been nice to her without even knowing her. Maybe it was because of Natalie; maybe Catch and Pepper thought twins were inherently the same. They made Natalie sound brave, rescuing Catch from the fisherman’s nets. That’s why they believed Natalie was alive, because she wouldn’t give up on them.
Flipping open her sketchbook, she saw Dax’s eyes flashing back at her. “What have I got myself in to?” She longed to hear him answer her back. She traced the rim of his lips with her finger and her breath caught. “It was simpler when you were just a sketch.”
“You miss him.” Tage’s voice was at her back.
Halen spun around. “I don’t miss anyone.” She slapped the sketchbook shut.
Tage crouched beside her. “Sorry, but I can read your feelings. I know you miss him.”
“Is that a guardian thing—you can feel what I’m feeling?”
“I’m an Empath. I can feel one’s emotions as if they were my own. Especially the ones expressed in paintings or drawings. A gift from my mom.”
Halen thought of the silver records chamber filled with books and scrolls. “Could your mom read pictures?”
“She could feel the emotions of the painter, whatever they were going through while they painted the memory. That was her position in Elosia.”
 “I’ve seen where she worked.”
Tage stared out to the lake. “She told me she would sit in this grand chair, made entirely of translucent quartz, and interpret the emotions from the scrolls. The tribe’s entire history is felt in those scrolls. I imagine her there, like an angel, reading from her throne.”
“I saw the chair. It is just like a throne—it’s beautiful.” Halen didn’t mention destroying the room, or the salt water waves she hurled. Instead she told Tage about the scroll with the two sirens, joined, floating over the water. She told her about the spheres and the lapis river, the underground rock spires reaching up to the rainbow-dusted ceiling, and the copper room and pink water bath. She recalled every bit of Elosia, except for the boy with the crooked smile.
Tage smiled. “It’s just how my mom described it. I miss her. I can talk to her sometimes. She’s out there somewhere.”
“In heaven?”
“I don’t know. When I hear her voice she’s surrounded by white as if she were lost in a cloud. I always imagined heaven would be busier, with souls rushing about. Like here.”
“Well, look at us. Other than the crew of crazies, there aren’t any people around. Even though there’s a whole city beyond the trees. So maybe heaven is more like this—or whatever you want it to be.”
Halen smiled. “Maybe your mom just finds a quiet place in heaven to talk to you.”
Tage smiled. “You’re not so bad, you know.” She nudged her side.
“Neither are you.” Halen nudged her back. It felt good to be on Tage’s good side. Until now, she hadn’t even realized she had one. When Daspar first introduced Tage as part of the family, Halen had been hesitant. Oh, she tried to find something to like about Tage. She knew Tage had lost both her parents, but she also heard through closed doors that she had ended up in a hospital for doing drugs, so she didn’t know what to expect from her.
She wondered now how Tage got along with Natalie. Did they share secrets? “You were Natalie’s guardian right? What was she like?”
Tage got the same faraway look Halen had seen in Dax’s eyes when he spoke of Natalie.
“Can we talk about her later?”
“Sure,” Halen said, though she had a million questions.
 “So, do you want to tell me about this guy you have feelings for?” Tage asked.
“What? I don’t have feelings for any guy.” She tucked the sketchbook under the log.
“Empath-remember? You can’t hide.”
Halen blushed. “I met him in Elosia.”
“I know.” Tage dug her boot in the sand. “I have to tell you something.”
“I used your sketchbook to find you.”
“What—how could you?” Why was she even asking? This was typical, sneaky Tage. She should have known better. Her face flushed as she wedged the book farther under the log with the heel of her
boot. “So you’ve seen all the drawings—of him—of Dax?”
“Yeah, I’m really sorry.” Tage wrung her hands together. “I know it’s private and all, but I had to find you. Really—there was no other way.”
Apology or not, Halen was fuming and embarrassed. Tage probably thought she was some obsessive stalker freak. Yet in a way, it was good thing she had found the sketchbook. Otherwise Halen might still be with the mermaids.
“Thanks,” Halen finally said.
Tage’s face washed with surprise. “You’re not ticked off with me?”
“Please don’t tell anyone about him—about all the sketches.”
Tage smiled. “So you do like him?”
Halen didn’t know how she felt about Dax. It was silly to miss someone you barely knew. But she did, and when she glanced through her sketchbook, she yearned for more than just a drawing of him. She wanted to feel the pulsing charge of his lips on hers once more and grow dizzy with touch of his hands on her waist, as he pulled her hips against his. In his arms she had wings and she could have flow straight up to the Elosian sky, but in that moment she didn’t wish to escape, had he not ran away, she might have stayed in his arms forever. She shook these ridiculous thoughts away. She couldn’t believe she had been so stupid. How could something so idiotic feel so right?

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Rosemary Beach Giveaway 9/3/14

Rosemary Beach Giveaway!

**This Giveaway is International!**

Get ready for the Rosemary Beach Read-Along! We’ll be giving away (1) e-book each week until the Read-Along (last winner picked on September 24, 2014).
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Rush and Blaire’s Books

Woods and Della’s Books

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One More Chance (released 9/2, it will be included in the giveaway after that date.)

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About the Author

Since publishing her first novel Breathe in May of 2011, Abbi has also released The New York Times bestselling Seabreeze Series which includes Breathe, Because of Low, While It Lasts, Just For Now and Sometimes It Last, The Existence Trilogy that includes the USA Today Bestseller Ceaseless. New York Times and USA TODAY bestsellers The Vincent Boys and The Vincent Brothers. Last but not least her most popular series to date, Rosemary Beach which includes The New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers Fallen Too Far, Never Too Far, Forever Too Far, Twisted Perfection and Simple Perfection. Her newest book scheduled to be released on December 17th, 2013 is Misbehaving (Seabreeze). When Abbi isn’t locked away in her office typing away she is hauling her kids to and from their many social activities. You could say her second job is the Glines Kids personal chauffeur. It’s a rather illustrious job.

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Waiting on Wednesday 8/27/14

Waiting on Wednesday
Hosted by Breaking the Spine

This week’s pre-publication “can’t wait to read” is:

(Cocktailed Book #3)

By  Alice Clayton
Publication Date: September 2, 2014

From Goodreads:

Readers back for a third round of the bestselling Cocktail series will enjoy a madcap romantic comedy about bodice ripping and chest heaving, fiery passion and love everlasting. Plus a dash of paperwork filing and horseshi—wait, what?

By day, Viv Franklin designs software programs. By night, Vivian’s a secret romance-novel junkie who longs for a knight in shining armor, or a cowboy on a wild stallion, or a strapping firefighter to sweep her off her feet. And she gets to wear the bodice—don’t forget the bodice.

When a phone call brings news that she’s inherited a beautiful old home in Mendocino, California from a long-forgotten aunt, she moves her entire life across the country to embark on what she sees as a great, romance-novel-worthy adventure. But romance novels always have a twist, don’t they?

There’s a cowboy, one that ignites her loins. Because Cowboy Hank is totally loin-ignition worthy. But there’s also a librarian, Clark Barrow. And he calls her Vivian. Can tweed jackets and elbow patches compete with chaps and spurs? You bet your sweet cow pie.

In Screwdrivered, Alice Clayton pits Superman against Clark in a hilarious and hot battle that delights a swooning Viv/Vivian.

Also within this book, an answer to the question of the ages: Why ride a cowboy when you can ride a librarian?

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Teaser Tuesday 8/26/14 Take a Chance- Abbi Glines

Teaser Tuesday
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Teaser from Take a Chance by Abbi Glines

“I was dead. That was the only explanation for this. I had made it to a place where little, sexy, dirty angels made men’s fantasies come to life.” 

“I want you. I’ve wanted you since the moment I laid eyes on you. When I was buried inside of you I knew then I was sunk. Those pretty hazel eyes and angelic smile had started digging inside me and making themselves at home in my heart. But that night . . . you claimed me, and I can’t shake it. I can’t forget it.” 

From Goodreads:

When Harlow Manning's rocker father goes on tour, he sends her to Rosemary Beach, Florida, to live with her half-sister, Nan. The problem: Nan despises her. Harlow has to keep her head down if she wants to get through the next nine months, which seems easy enough. Until gorgeous Grant Carter walks out of Nan's room in nothing but his boxer briefs.

            Grant made a huge mistake getting involved with a girl with venom in her veins. He'd known about Nan's reputation, but still he couldn't resist her. Nothing makes him regret the fling more than meeting Harlow, who sends his pulse racing. Yet Harlow wants nothing to do with a guy who could fall for her wicked half-sister even if there are no strings between Grant and Nan. Grant is desperate to redeem himself in Harlow's eyes, but did he ruin his chances before he even met her?


Have Teasers for us? Post them in the comments! Add your url if you have one, and don't forget title and author! 

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!

 Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Tell Me a Secret Release Day Event!

Tell Me a Secret Release Day

Release Day Event!


Book Title: Tell Me A Secret 
Author:  Ann Everett 
Genre: New Adult 
Release Date: August 26, 2014


Jace Sloan has it all. He's smoking hot, a college football star with a storybook family, and he's never met a woman he couldn't charm. He's also never met one who makes him want to be a better man...until he meets Maggie. Now, this self-proclaimed geek with wild red hair and the greenest eyes he's ever seen has him thinking all kinds of crazy thoughts. Like settling down and being a one-woman man. Maggie Fielding is anything but Jace's type. For starters, her IQ is bigger than her chest size. But Jace is panty melting hot, and she's having a hard time remembering that he’s bad news. If only she could stop telling him her secrets, because her answers to his questions just might have both of them falling in love for the first time.

About the Author
Ann’s been married to the same man since dirt. She loves shopping at GoodWill. Hates talking on the telephone and a really sharp pencil makes her happy. She lives in Texas where she drinks too many Diet Dr. Peppers and bakes way too many sweet thangs!


kissing teaserThe cadence of his breathing filled the room and Maggie decided she was glad he was there. “Jace?” “What?” “Why do you do it?” “Do what?” “Go from girl to girl. My mother was promiscuous because she tried to make up for everything wrong in her life—no relationship with her family, a kid she didn’t want. But you have the most wonderful family in the world. And you have friends—and talent. I don’t understand what you’re trying to compensate for.” He didn’t say anything, so she said, “You don’t have to answer. I shouldn’t have asked. I just finished telling you to stay out of my business and now I’m butting into yours.” “It isn’t that I don’t want to answer. It’s—I don’t know the answer. Maybe it’s evolutionary psychology. You know, spill your seeds and all that crap.” “You’re kidding, right? That theory has to do with finding the best candidate for breeding to produce the best offspring. It isn’t an excuse to screw every female in Texas. Unless you’re saying you want to impregnate women to create a bunch of little football All-American’s?” “Hell, no. My policy is no glove, no love. I’m saying, could be, men aren’t supposed to be monogamous.” “You’re speaking for your entire gender?” “Yeah.” “So—your dad could have women on the side and that would be okay.” “No! All right, you’ve made your point. Some men can be happy with one woman.” “But not you.” He rolled up on his elbow and rested his face in his hand. “I don’t know how to say this without sounding like a complete jerk. I guess I do it because I can. From the time I was in junior high, girls have thrown themselves at me and all I’ve done is take advantage of it. I’ve never lied to get a girl to sleep with me. I’ve never told one I loved her or promised forever. I don’t even spend the night. They know what to expect from me.” He flopped back down. “Maybe I’ve slept with more than my share, but I don’t consider myself a bad guy. Do you?” “Does it matter what I think?” “Yeah.” “Well then, I think you’re just as emotionally unavailable as I am. I avoid men because I’m afraid I’ll losemy heart, and you go from girl to girl to keep from giving yours away.”

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