Friday, July 31, 2015

BLOG TOUR AND 4.5 STAR REVIEW: RACING THE SUN BY KARINA HALLE






From the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of Where Sea Meets Sky comes a new adult novel about a young woman who becomes a nanny in Capri and falls for her charges’ bad-boy brother.


When I’m traveling, I feel like the secret to my life, to myself, to really becoming, is one step ahead. It’s in the next destination, the next town I get lost in, the next stranger I talk to. It’s always next but never here . . . 

 

After six months of backpacking and soul-searching across the world, Amber MacLean is flat broke. There are worse places for a twentysomething to be stuck than the Amalfi Coast, but the only way she can earn enough money for a plane ticket home to California is to teach English to two of the brattiest children she has ever met.

 

It doesn’t help that the children are under the care of their brooding older brother, ex-motorcycle racer Desiderio Larosa. Darkly handsome and oh-so-mysterious, the young master of the crumbling villa tests Amber’s patience and will at every turn—not to mention her hormones.

 

When her position turns into a full-time nanny gig, Amber grows dangerously closer to the enigmatic recluse. But can she give up the certainty of home for someone whose closely guarded heart feels a world apart from her own?

 
RACING THE SUN by Karina Halle

Atria Books | July 28, 2015 | Paperback ISBN 9781476796444, $15 | eBook ISBN 9781476796482, $7.99 | 384 pages

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SARAH'S 4.5 STAR REVIEW:

I absolutely loved Racing the Sun by Karina Halle. In this story Karina takes the reader on a beautiful journey through Italand makes you feel like you are really there experiencing the journey with the characters.

Amber Maclean is a 24 yeaold American girl who has been traveling the world for the last few months. She is running out of money anneeds to figure out hoshe is going to afford a plane tickehome. Shstarts looking for a job and ends up answering an ad for a teaching position. She has to travel to the island of Capri fothe job interview and when she arrives she is completely mesmorized by DerioShe is unsure if she wants to accept the position because the children are unruly anDerio seems very cold and distant. She knowthat this may be her only chance to make money to afford a plane ticket home so she accepts the job. Shortly after she starts her new teaching job the full time nanny and housekeeper quits and Amber ends up getting more than she bargained for. Will she continue to work for Derio or will she take off once shcan afford a plane ticket home?

“I should have known from the start that this man was going to give me a reason to stay.”

Derio is a 29 year old man who went from having two loving parents to becoming a parent to his two younger siblings when his parents died unexpectedly. He is very depressed but refuses to get help for his issues. He mostly keeps to himself and makes his nanny take care of his brother and sister. He wants them to learn better English so her hires Amber to help themHe ivery rude to Amber when he first meets her but only because she makes him feel things that he hasn't felin quite a long time. As they spend more time together theboth admitheir feelings toward one another. Will Amber be able to break down Derio's walls anget him to believe in love again?

"You know, sometimes I feel so trapped. So lost and alone. And then I look at you and feel found.”

I loved the deep connection between Derio and Amber. The secondary characters added lots of depth to the storyline. This book is about learning to face your fears and learning how to live again after tragedy strikes. This book had me sucked in from the very first page anwill definately be adding Italy to my bucket list!! I can't wait to see where Karina will have us traveling to next!!





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ABOUT KARINA HALLE

Karina Halle is the New York Times bestselling author of Where Sea Meets Sky, The Pact, Love in English, and other wild and romantic reads. A former travel writer and music journalist, she lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails, and devours a lot of books.
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Synopsis: 
Michael Valente...

My father was the Underboss of an organized crime family.
He was murdered when I was a teenager leaving me broken. My mother died in a
tragic accident, her death annihilated me. My life was in shambles until Victor
Pastore, one of New York’s most notorious gangsters and my late father’s best
friend, recruited me to work for him.
Everyone expected me to walk in my father’s shadow, to be
the prodigal son, the next big thing to hit the mob. I was torn between filling
those expectations and walking the straight line my mother wished I had.
Nothing made sense and I felt as if I was just passing through life.

The only beacon of light in my otherwise dark world was the
one girl that was off limits to me. The one girl who could bring me to my knees
consuming my mind, body and soul.
She’s the sweetest temptation I’ve ever known and the most
illicit.
Nikki Pastore....
My father’s a gangster. My boyfriend’s is the king of New
York’s nightclubs. I am often labeled as Vic’s daughter or Rico’s girl, never
just Nikki. I struggle for people to acknowledge me for the woman I am and not
for the men in my life. I’m fighting a losing battle.
There is only one person who sees me for me, my Mikey.
He’s wild.
He’s reckless.
He’s hot as hell.
He’s completely unattainable, but oh so tempting.


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Janine Infante Bosco lives in New York City, she has always
loved reading and writing. When she was thirteen, she began to write her own
stories and her passion for writing took off as the years went on. At eighteen,
she even wrote a full screenplay with dreams of one day becoming a member of
the Screen Actors Guild.

Now in her early thirties Janine is dedicated to her
family, her boys the lights of her life. In her spare time, she wrote the
Riverdale Series a labor of love and family that she is so very thrilled to share
with you. Hope you enjoy the Lanza’s.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

COVER REVEAL: STONE DEEP BY TESS OLIVER AND ANNA HART

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Release Date: 8/25/2015
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Cover Image: Kruse Images & Photography (https://www.facebook.com/KIPmodelsandboudoir)

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You've heard from Colt and Hunter Stone, and now it's time for Slade's story. You thought the other two were tough bad boys? Just wait.

Slade Stone needs to straighten out his life. It's time, he decides, to get a real job, steer clear of trouble and think about a future. But his good intentions go completely awry when Britton Henley stumbles into his life and his heart. Now, like it or not, Slade is in deep.

Britton Henley is out for one thing-- revenge. The last thing she expected on her path to avenge her twin sister's death was to lose her heart to Slade Stone.

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TESS OLIVER
Tess Oliver is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Freefall.
She is a former teacher, who now dedicates her morning caffeine rush to writing romance instead of teaching math and reading. Tess lives in California, the land of perpetual sunshine and traffic, with her husband, kids and five dogs. She is a longtime romance junkie, who likes her hero to be an alpha with a twist of compassion and if he has long hair and rides a horse or a motorcycle all the better. She writes young adult, new adult and adult romance in both contemporary and historical settings. When she’s not reading or writing romance, she can be found hiking, vacuuming up dog hair or baking goodies for her family.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

BLOG TOUR AND REVIEW: BURN BY JC EMERY

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BURN
Release Day: July 23
Tragedy cuts deep. Revenge burns deeper.
The blood of their enemies coats the leather of their cuts and a trail of bodies lie in their wake, but the Forsaken Motorcycle Club isn't done yet. Carlo Mancuso still needs to pay for his sins. Nobody knows that more than Ian Buckley, the Treasurer for Forsaken.
Ian prefers his pleasure mixed with pain and he's only ever at peace when he's doling out justice. Convinced that he's too unstable and sadistic to take an old lady, he keeps his trysts, like all of his relationships, brief and anonymous. But with his club at war, and the stakes being so personal, Ian's feeling the events around him more deeply than he expects.
Mindy Mercer is the sweet daughter of Fort Bragg’s most respectable cop. At least that’s how the town sees her. Very few people know the Mindy who hides her tracks and battles her cravings by lying to everyone around her. She thinks she has control of her addiction until she suffers an attack that leaves her searching for a way out of her own personal hell.
Mindy has never been more desperately in need of a savior and Ian has never seen a more beautifully destroyed creature in his life. Their attraction is intense, but their damage is extreme. Some scars never heal, and some people never get better.
Love is never more painful than when it can kill you.

SHELLY'S 4 STAR REVIEW:

Can two people that are broken be pieced back together and find love with each other?

Mindy,  the sweet daughter of Fort Bragg’s most respectable cop was just that until tragedy struck her many times over.  Now she struggles with staying clean, panic attacks, and thoughts of violence.  Hour by hour, day by day she struggles to put her life back together.  She wants the thrill of being involved with Ian and The Forsaken Motorcycle Club.  They are who she feels at home with.  As you turned the pages of this book you could feel the depth of Mindy's pain and struggle.  

"I did things I wish I could forget. If you knew the things I've done, you wouldn't worry about corrupting me. You'd know I came to you that way. You're so consumed with the idea that I won't be able to handle your darkness, but what about mine?"

Ian struggles with a darkness within himself.  Even though he vows to protect and take care of Mindy he doesn't think he is worthy of her and tries to turn his feelings off.  Throughout the whole book you feel how sinister and dark Ian is but you also see this gentle side of him.  You will feel every ounce of his struggle with his feelings for Mindy.  

"I won't be another thing she has to get over. I'm going to be the thing that pieces her back together. "

This story was raw, gritty, dark, and rough.  You will feel the pain of Ian and Mindy throughout the whole book.  This was not your nice MC club biker finds the good girl.  Meet two f@cked up people who have to learn to love and depend on each other as they struggle to get over their pasts.  I will say that I have not read any of the other books in the series and I would recommend to do so before reading this.  There were times I felt I was missing information and depth of some of the characters.  If I would have read the other books I think that would have taken care of that feeling.  

If you want characters with depth and feelings that you will feel as they forge on with their future then I suggest looking into this series


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About the author:
Displaying jcemery.JPGAs a child, JC was fascinated by things that went bump in the night. As they say, some things never change. Now, as an adult, she divides her time between the sexy law men, mythical creatures, and kick-ass heroines that live inside her head and pursuing her bachelor's degree in English. JC is a San Francisco Bay Area native, but has also called both Texas and Louisiana home. These days she rocks her flip flops year round in Northern California and can't imagine a climate more beautiful.

JC writes adult, new adult, and young adult fiction. She dabbles in many different genres including science fiction, horror, chick lit, and murder mysteries, yet she is most enthralled by supernatural stories-- and everything has at least a splash of romance.





RELEASE DAY: BENDING ALL THE RULES BY SAVANNAH RYLAN








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Breccan Laughry is the Sexiest Man Alive, twice, according to People Magazine and most of the female population. He’s the hottest actor in Hollywood, filthy rich, and can have any woman he wants. And frequently does. Sometimes twice.

But Breccan Laughry also has his dark side, secrets, and rules that must be followed.

When Cora Monroe’s big brother offers her a job as Breccan’s new assistant, she’s hesitant about taking the job, but her bank account at an all time low, she accepts, determined to make it work no matter what he throws at her.

Cora just might be the exception that has him Bending All the Rules.


About Savannah Rylan
Savannah Rylan is an erotic romance writer that spends most of her time writing and reading with her cat, Gris. When not penning the next great American novel, (HA), you can find her on the beach with a drink in her hand or at the gym testing out some strange new position. Yoga, obviously. She lives in Southern California with her husband and Gris, the true love of her life.