Friday, October 30, 2015

Cover Reveal for Walking Heartbreak by Sunniva Dee





Author                          Sunniva Dee 
Publication Date         17 December 2015
Genre                             New Adult Romance Suspense 
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Don’t judge me.

I am not what you see.
I am the opposite.

—Nadia’s lipstick note on Bo’s mirror.

Indie-rocker Bo Lindgren is worshiped for his looks and musical genius. It’s been lonely at the top since his ex left. Bo will never take a girlfriend again though, because he doesn’t have the chops to love. He knows he’s poison, a heartbreak waiting to happen for anyone he allows too close—like his ex. Bo screws his way through the fangirls until he’s sick of it all. Until the dark gaze of Nadia Vidal appears in the door to his dressing room.

Saved from an arranged marriage by Jude, the love of her life, Nadia eloped and got married at nineteen. But now, two years later, life is wilted, dead, and not what anyone should have to endure.

Nadia, with her secret-keeper eyes and instant understanding of who Bo is, attracts and fascinates him without even trying. The ring gleaming on her finger should keep them apart, but morals can’t always resist destiny.

When brokenhearted meets heartbreaker, whose heart is really at stake?





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Author Bio



Sunniva was born in Norway, the Land of The Midnight Sun, but spent her early twenties making the world her playground. Southern Europe: Spain, Italy, Greece—Argentina: Buenos Aires, in particular. The United States finally kept her interest, and after half a decade in California, she now lounges in the beautiful city of Savannah. Sunniva has a Master's degree in Spanish, which she taught until she settled in as an adviser at an art college in the South.

Sunniva writes New Adult fiction with soul. Sometimes it's with a paranormal twist, like in Shattering Halos, Stargazer, and Cat Love. At other times, it's contemporary, as in Pandora Wild Child, Leon's Way, Adrenaline Crush, and now Walking Heartbreak.
Sunniva is the happiest when her characters take over, let their emotions run off with them, shaping her stories in ways she never foresaw. She loves bad-boys and good-boys run amok, and like in real life, her goal is to keep you on your toes until the end of each story.



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Facebook release party with fun and giveaways raised with Sunniva and a few of her author friends. The party runs December 17th between 7 pm EST and 10 pm EST. 

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Release party authors: the list will be updated with more writers, but for now, these are attending with giveaways ++ : Addison Moore, Alessandra Torre, Angela Mc Pherson, Beth Michele, Cheryl McIntyre, D Nichole King, Kristin Vayden, Laura Thalassa, Lynn Vroman, Penelope Ward, SC Stephens, and Sunniva Dee.

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Some Guys Need a Lot of Lovin' (Outback Heat #3) by Amy Andrews


Author                       Amy Andrews 
Publication Date      27 October 2015 
Genre                         Contemporary Romance 
Paramedic Marcus Weston is losing it. The loveable larrikin of Jumbuck Springs is battling PTSD after a horrific incident during recent bushfires. He thought he had a handle on it but not even boozing, partying and wild women are helping this Casanova get outside his head anymore.

Psychologist Juanita Slattery is looking for a sexy distraction. The long, tall stranger in a pair of Wranglers with his big old flirty smile and rugged country looks is just the ticket. And he doesn’t disappoint as they burn up the sheets together in an unforgettable one night stand.

Fast forward a few days and they come face-to-face again. But this time Juanita is in Jumbuck Springs as part of the post-fire counselling team and Marcus is sitting on the other side of her desk. He just wants to get back to work. She knows he needs help. Professional boundaries dictate that they keep their distance, but intense physical attraction rarely follows reason…




I received this ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

Marcus is a paramedic who is quite laid back usually. In the previous book, he went through the trauma of witnessing fatalities caused by the bushfire. One of the victims being one of the boys who hero worshipped him as a football coach. He refuses to admit how badly, he is affected. His way of coping? Booze, clubbing and women! Is it working though? 

Juanita is one of the Psychologists sent to Jumbuck Springs to assist those in need of post traumatic counselling as a result of the disaster. On her birthday, she sets eyes on Marcus and really likes what she sees. Tall, dark and sexy. Just the birthday present she needs. They spend the night together indulging in hot steamy sex. A one night stand as her birthday present. Right? 

As far as they are both concerned, they won't see each other again. Juanita is a city girl after all. When an incident sets off Marcus' trigger, he has his brother and boss worried. Like it or not he is in need of counselling. That's when he finds himself face to face with Juanita again. Juanita is a professional and ignores the pull towards Marcus. He is convinced that he doesn't need any counselling for as far as he is concerned, he is handling the situation just fine.

Marcus  offers to be Juanita's tour guide and the more time they spend together, the stronger the attraction grows. The problem is that Marcus remains anti counselling and Juanita is not prepared to get involved with someone who sees her  just as a coping mechanism. 

The  story is very emotional. Heartbreakingly so at times. Will Marcus come to his senses and pull himself together to get his life back? Watching Marcus and Juanita battling with their feelings is quite exhausting. 

I like the family support and loyalty as well as the strong community spirit. 

This is a very well written easy to read novel. It's a real emotional rollercoaster which I would fully recommend to romance lovers. I liked  Jarrod's story but  enjoyed this one even more. I look forward to reading Ethan's story. 

Amy Andrews is a multi-published, award- winning author of 50+ romance novels across both traditional and digital platforms. She writes for Harlequin Mills and Boon, Entangled, Harper Collins Australia, Momentum Publishing, Escape Publishing and Tule. She's sold in excess of a million books worldwide and has been translated into over a dozen languages. In her spare time she is a PICU nurse and mother of two teenagers. She lives on acerage on the outskirts of Brisbane, Australia but secretly wishes it was the hillsides of Tuscany.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Superhighway by Alex Fayman


Author                         Alex Fayman 
Publication Date        3 February 2015 
Genre                           Science Fiction 

Alex Fine is a gifted eighteen-year-old with an extraordinary ability to transport himself through the optical passageways of the Internet. While inside the digital web, Alex is capable of downloading databases, manipulating archived data, and traveling to any destination in the world. Alex discovers his powers just as he is ready to enroll in his freshman year at a prestigious West Coast university, causing an unexpected detour in his plans. In a short period of time, Alex Fine becomes one of the richest people in the world, with virtually limitless power. In a hastily arranged scheme, Alex becomes a digital Robin Hood, as he steals money from a criminal oligarch to fulfill his philanthropic goals. It is the story of a young man who wants to use his powers for good, but makes mistakes en route to discovering the truth behind his supernatural abilities.



I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. 

Alex is an orphan who after having been through some bad experiences in foster care decides at the tender age of ten that the orphanage is his "home". He is bright and has a promising future ahead of him. He is now eighteen and ready to move on with his education but this is when his life changes by discovering that he has the ability to travel through the World Wide Web. Why me? He asks himself. 

This new discovery leads him to endless new experiences, from going to exotic places to discovering "girls" and acquiring wealth amongst other things. After seeing some of the unfair treatment being dished out to those who are less fortunate, he comes up with a plan to rob those who have acquired wealth through illegal means to help the poor. Not unlike Robin Hood, but in a different dimension. 

The first miscalculated decision he takes, ends up in a tragedy which makes him more determined than ever. He uncovers the criminal world where those who have money get away with murder, literally. Those in power protect the rich instead of helping the ones in need. Crime and corruption go unpunished. 

He makes some bad decisions along the way, most with good Intentions which don't go quite as planned or lack of planning. He is young and only human after all. When he is told about how his power came to be, he is devastated by the story behind the events leading up to who he is and his emotions get the better of him. 

This book is narrated in Alex's POV and it's so well done that I felt like I was in the places he visited and experienced his different emotions. He is kind, considerate, loving and loyal. His honesty brings about his own unhappiness. 

Superhighway is innovative and unique but at the same time reflects current affairs to make it even more real and believable. Reading this book was like watching a movie, to me it deserves to be made into a movie. This is by far one of the best books I have read this year and I would fully recommend to those who like a good Science Fiction. I am not a big fan of this genre but Superhighway has changed my views and I am now  a convert. I hope that there is a sequel as I would like to see more of Alex. Hint! There is no need for me to go on about how brilliant the author is. Read the book and find out for yourselves. This is one which I will definitely read again.




Alex Fayman was born in the former Soviet Union. His family immigrated to the United States in 1989 when he was twelve, in pursuit of religious freedom. Alex holds a PhD in finance and enjoys teaching and doing research at a university. He is happily married and has three sons.









Monday, October 26, 2015

Straight From The Heart by Breigh Forstner


Author                         Breigh Forstner 
Publication Date        13 July 2014 
Genre                            Contemporary Romance 
This is a story about a girl discovering and experiencing life for the first time. 
Bryn Schaefler grew up rich. Her parents expected the best out of her, picked her boyfriend for her, and groomed her to be the next trophy wife fresh out of High School. 
But when they discover she wants to pursue music instead of following in her mothers footsteps, they wanted to hear nothing about it. 
That was when Bryn left for good. 
By chance, she auditioned for main stream rock band Everlasting. Never in a million years did she think she would make it. 

Cale Pelton knew it was his fault for the band scrambling around to find a new guitarist. Once he saw Bryn audition, he knew he had to have her. Not just in the band, but in his mind, body and soul. 

This is the first book in the Straight from the Heart series. Follow Cale and Bryn as she goes on her first tour, and discovers there's so much more to her than she ever realized.




I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 

Bryn has just turned eighteen and having been stifled by her rich parents to comform to their snobbery, she takes the biggest decision in her life so far. At this point she just wants to follow her dreams. She finds work,  accommodation and at the same time a chance of a lifetime. An audition with Everlasting, a rock group on its way to fame. 

Cale is the lead singer of Everlasting. He takes a liking to her at first sight and her audition is good enough to seal the deal. She joins the group and here begins her adventure on the road. It's fun watching her interactions with the band, she is treated like a sister, except for Cale who tries to contain his real feelings. This is so frustrating! Bryn on the other end makes the most of her freedom and makes some wrong decisions along the way. She is now independent and experiencing real life but she is immature in certain areas. This, quite likely reflects her upbringing. As for the group, it's getting better and better and Bryn is thriving with this new experience despite all the hard work. 

Then comes the drama on the night, one of the group members is attacked. The group is now under threat of being in danger. When the culprit is found, the reasons for going after the group don't really make sense and the cliffhanger really piques curiosity. 

I like the fact that Bryn is a Rock Chick as one of the main characters. The rock books I have read so far have the Alpha males as the group lead and this concept is a welcome change. I also like the interactions between the different groups. No rivalry as such. Just healthy competition. 

Overall, I really enjoyed this novel and I look forward to reading the next instalment to find out if/how the romance between Bryn and Cale progresses. Not to forget the reasons behind the mysteries. I would recommend this novel to romance lovers who like to go on the rollercoaster of being in a rock group. 



Breigh Forstner currently resides in her home town in south east Michigan with her two daughters. While she works full-time during the week, at night she spends time with her kids and writes until her fingers can’t type anymore. Her goal is to make it onto a best sellers list at some point in her career, and writes any chance she can get. She is a lover of all types of music and is a sucker for rock bands and tattooed bad boys.


Saturday, October 24, 2015

NEED by Joelle Charbonneau


Author                          Joelle Charbonneau 
Publication Date        3 November 2015
Genre                            YA Psychological Thriller 

"No one gets something for nothing. We all should know better."

Teenagers at Wisconsin's Nottawa High School are drawn deeper into a social networking site that promises to grant their every need . . . regardless of the consequences. Soon the site turns sinister, with simple pranks escalating to malicious crimes. The body count rises. In this chilling YA thriller, the author of the best-selling Testing trilogy examines not only the dark side of social media, but the dark side of human nature.
 




I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

NEED is a social media site focused on one particular school. The initial requirement is to refer friends to the site, then the NEED team processes the individual "needs". Anonymity is the key. Quite simple and easy, right? 

Kaylee's brother needs a donor and whilst campaigning for her fellow students to be tested to help her brother, she finds herself isolated. Her only friend is Nate. When Nate refers her to this website, she doesn't go for material things like everyone else. Her main focus remains on helping her brother. 

The students soon find out that nothing in life is really free. They are given tasks which happen to look harmless on the surface. Driven by greed and wanting to have what everyone else has, they strive to complete their tasks to obtain their rewards. When things start to go drastically wrong Kaylee is about the only one who "sees" that not everything is a coincidence. She has a hard time in convincing anyone to investigate further. Nate stands by her, up to a point. Her mother discards everything she says. 

This book is narrated in various POVs with Kaylee being the main character. It's quite dark and violent in places. It also shows the vulnerability of teenagers when surfing the net. 

I was a little put off at the beginning but once the mysteries started to materialise, I just wanted to keep going to find out who really was behind NEED. It was a worthwhile read and would appeal to those who like psychological thrillers.





I am a storyteller at heart. I have performed in a variety of operas, musical theatre and children's theatre productions across the Chicagoland area. 

While I'm happy to perform for an audience, I am equally delighted to teach private voice lessons and use my experience from the stage to create compelling characters on the page. I am the author of the Rebecca Robbins mystery series (Minotaur Books), The Paige Marshall Glee Club mysteries (Berkley) and The Testing YA triology (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).




Thursday, October 22, 2015

Some Girls Don't (Outback Heat #2) by Amy Andrews


Author                           Amy Andrews 
Publication Date          6 October 2015 
Genre                             Contemporary Romance 


Local television reporter Selena Durrum is in Jumbuck Springs for three days. Get in, see her grandmother, give her speech, and get out. Her career is about to hit big and she can’t afford any distractions. Especially not her childhood sweetheart…

Jarrod Weston, rural firefighter, isn’t worried about seeing the woman who’d done a midnight runner on him fifteen years earlier. It was a long time ago and he’s moved on with his life… right?

But neither of them were ready for their still potent attraction and the heavy pull of unfinished business. But then Selena gets offered the opportunity of a lifetime and once again has to choose between love and career… Will she go with her heart, or her head?

Outback Heat series
Book 1: Some Girls Do
Book 2: Some Girls Don't
Book 3: Some Guys Need a lot of Lovin'
Book 4: Some Girls Lie
 

Selena is a well known newscaster on a television channel and she is next in line to become the Anchor,  her ambition and ultimate goal! She returns to her small home town fifteen years later as a guest speaker for a community  gathering and to spend time with her grandmother (Grandy)  at the same time. 

Jarrod is a firefighter and was Selena's first love before she left town without so much as saying a goodbye or giving an explanation. The first person Selena sets eyes on when she arrives at Grandy's  is Jarrod. She soon finds out that the old feelings are still there but decides to set them aside. As for Jarrod, he has tried to move on with his life but has never been really happy with Selena always on his mind. Seeing her again sparks off a myriad of feelings, anger and desire being at the forefront. 

Selena agrees with Grandy that she has unfinished business with Jarrod but their first real encounter ends on unpleasant note. Their subsequent encounters are a little awkward but the attraction they once had for each other hasn't wavered and they end up with hot make out sessions with feelings! Then they each go their own way. Back to normal?!  

A month later, a raging fire engulfs the outbacks and Selena is there for the television coverage.  This part of the story makes everything more real. It shows the community spirit and how some would risk their lives to save others. Unfortunately, tragedy strikes, leaving the whole community on a real emotional rollercoaster. Selena realises that she needs to be there for Jarrod and they confess their love for each other but just then, she is offered a her dream job. She makes a decision without consulting Jarrod. She leaves Jarrod once again for her career. I found her behaviour and attitude towards Jarrod to be selfish and thoughtless. He is kind, understanding and considerate. 

Her initial reasons for leaving in the first place are understable. She was a confused seventeen year old. Her saving grace is when she realises that she has been wrong all along. Is it too late though? Will Jarrod readily forget all the hurt and pick up where they left off? 

This is a well written and easy to read romance about having a second chance in life. It's full of mixed feelings as well as true love. I like Jarrod and both of his brothers. Marcus is the most lovable character and I would like to know what life has in store for him after suffering that  terrible trauma. 

I would recommend this novel to romance lovers who like to go on an emotional ride. 

I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

Amy Andrews is a multi-published, award- winning author of 50+ romance novels across both traditional and digital platforms. She writes for Harlequin Mills and Boon, Entangled, Harper Collins Australia, Momentum Publishing, Escape Publishing and Tule. She's sold in excess of a million books worldwide and has been translated into over a dozen languages. In her spare time she is a PICU nurse and mother of two teenagers. She lives on acerage on the outskirts of Brisbane, Australia but secretly wishes it was the hillsides of Tuscany.


 

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