Blog Tour Review: A Whole New Crowd by Tijan

Saturday, August 30, 2014







TITLE: A WHOLE NEW CROWD
AUTHOR: TIJAN
GENRE: YA
RELEASE DATE: AUGUST 18, 2014






SYNOPSIS

Taryn grew up in a different world. Her boyfriend was a criminal. His older brother was part of a gang. They weren't great people, but they were her family. Then everything changes when she's sent to a new family in the neighboring town. New family. New friends. A new world. She's elated. This is her chance for a new beginning, but secrets start being revealed and Taryn learns her new life has some ties to her old one, ties that she's not happy about. Her new family might not have been the lucky break she thought she had.








**TEASER**



Then he nodded. “Congratulations.”
“On what?”
“You earned their respect.”
I snorted. “I don’t care.”
“I know.” A smile teased at the corners of his lips. “They saw that too and because of that, they fear you now.”










**EXCERPT**



“I may be an asshole, but I’m an asshole you can trust.” He smirked as he reached behind him and then placed a cold bottle in my hand. “I promise.” He took my other hand and led me back downstairs.
Maybe it wasn’t a great decision, but I gave in. The fight was always in me to survive and for once, I didn’t want to fight. I wanted to be watched over. If he volunteered for that position, so be it. Brian never watched over me. I watched over him and Jace had rarely been around.
When he sat on the couch, I curled up next to him and enjoyed my place among his group of friends. As the morning and afternoon passed by, I heard and saw the respect they had for Tray. They listened when he spoke. Everyone turned to him and no one ignored him. They genuinely liked him.
People had never genuinely liked Brian or Jace. Jace was feared. He was respected, but I didn’t know if anyone in his life liked him. It was the opposite for Brian. He was tolerated. He was a hothead. No one knew when he would explode and so he earned a reputation as being unpredictable. He was met with caution wherever he went.
It was an alien feeling, watching this different world unfold before me.
I liked it.




FALLS REVIEW
4.5 GLASSES

Tijan has done it again ladies and gentlemen. I don't think there is a book that Tijan has written that I have not loved. A Whole New Crowd is similar to the Fallen Crest series in that it's set in high school. Also, there is one female lead and two-sometimes three male leads, with a lot of supporting characters that play a huge part in the story. But what was different and something that I loved about AWNC was that this can be read as a stand alone so it ends and you don't have to wait for the "what happens next?" This book also has great plot twists and secrets and you will find yourself trying to guess what is going on throughout the book, only to realize you were absolutely wrong!!!!

Taryn is a strong-willed girl  who was dealt a shitty hand in life. Tossed around in the foster care system, she grew to never expect too much from anyone. There really are only 2 people in her life she trusted, Jace and Brian. One problem though, one was a criminal and drug addict and the other the leader of the gang in the town of Pedlam. It all changes when she turns 17 and a new family wants to adopt her. This is her chance to turn her life around and make something of herself. Is she ready to try and fit into A Whole New Crowd?

"Damn straight I was going to try. This is what I did. If there was a wall, safe, lock or any barrier put in front of me. I would tear it down."

Tray Evans is the poster boy of Rawley, the new town Taryn finds herself a resident of. He is sexy, rich, popular and doesn't like to take no for an answer. Taryn knows he is trouble from the first time she meets him but she can not deny the way her body feels when he is close to her. Not even Brian made her feel this way and he was her first......everything. Tray sets out on a mission to get Taryn to help him prank Pedlam-a long running tradition between the two schools. To Taryn it's more than a prank because Pedlam is where her past is and the only two people she ever thought she could trust live. What starts out as a one time deal between Taryn and Tray quickly morphs into friendship as Taryn is constantly pummeled by her past. Beaten and battered she keeps getting up and fighting back. With Tray by her side she is quickly realizing that maybe what she thought she knew and who she thought she could trust was just a bunch of lies. How many times can you get knocked down before you can't get back up?

"He was like a drug. The more I got from him, the more I needed. He was becoming an addiction."

I love Tijan! I have since I started reading her stories as a fan fiction author. Not only is she an amazing author but she is also a caring, compassionate person. I truly feel that she cares about her readers and she wants to make them happy. I know that I will forever be a Tijan fan and one day I hope that I can meet her and tell her in person how wonderful I think she is. I give A Whole New Crowd by Tijan 4.5 glasses of Pinot. Cheers and I am patiently waiting for Fallen Fourth Down!!!!









AUTHOR BIO:

Tijan started writing later in life, after she had already graduated college with a different direction in mind and a different degree under her belt. Hitting the brakes on that path, she taught herself how to write a good book and began posting at sites such as Fictionpress, along with Wattpad. After receiving such encouraging messages from readers, she self-published Fallen Crest High and has continued throughout the year. She continues to keep writing NA books! Connect with the author: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tijans.writings Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/TijansWritings



















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Release Blitz Review: Vanquish by Pam Godwin

Thursday, August 28, 2014



Warning: Graphic sex and violence. Age 18+ only
It is recommended to read after Deliver, but it can be read as a stand-alone.

Her life is like a prison cell.
A self-made, to-hell-with-the-free-world existence that locks from the inside.
Stop judging. Her agoraphobia doesn’t define her. It simply keeps her safe.

He belongs in a prison cell.
The 6x8, make-me-your-bitch variety that locks from the outside.
But he’s free. To hunt. To take. To break.
And he just found a sexy new toy.

Capturing her is the easy part. Her fucked-up mind, however, makes him question everything he does next.
But he’s a determined bastard. If all goes his way, this will hurt like hell.





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Ash's Review:
 
 
 
Oh Pam!  You've done it again. I have been eagerly, anxiously, impatiently awaiting the release of Vanquish. Beneath the Burn is one of my top 10 favorite books of all time. It was BtB that hooked me on this genre. You know, the deep, dark, twisted, you-shouldn't-be-enjoying-reading-this-stuff genre that Pam is a master (mistress?) of!
 
Before I go any further.... if you have NOT read Deliver, then do NOT read this review.  I will pretty much spoil a huge part of Liv's story for you.
 
Ok, now that we have that out of the way.  Vanquish is Van's story.  You know.... Crazy ass Van.  Captor of Liv.  Yeah.  He has a story too.  And he is still just as effed up as he was in Deliver.
Van is stalking Liv.  He sits outside of her home every night watching her and Josh.  His reasoning?  He wants to be a part of his daughter's life. Call me crazy, but watching the woman you raped and enslaved every night  may not be the best way to reach that goal.
 
And then we have Amber.  Poor, poor Amber.  She is a prisoner in her own home.  But not because of another person.  No, she is a prisoner because of her own mind.  Afraid to leave her home, or to even open the windows, Amber spends her days following a rigid self-imposed schedule which includes leather working. To pay her bills, she creates things from leather and ships them out. Usually she has a delivery guy bring her supplies in to her twice a week.  But when her usual guy gets sick, she makes the decision to try and get the supplies herself.  From outside.
 
And that, my friends, is where fate steps in.
 
It seems that Van's favorite bench to watch Liv just so happens to be on Amber's front porch.  The story that ensues is twisted to say the very least.  It is fraught with angst, tension, and a few moments of pure terror. 
 
I am giving Vanquish by Pam Godwin four glasses of white zin.  I really loved this story, however, I have to admit that it did not quite live up to my expectations.  It was not nearly as dark as Beneath the Burn.  And honestly, I have to say I have a hard time believing that Van was capable of the change that we saw.  It is only because of those reasons that I am not rating this amazing story higher.  Pam's writing is fabulous, as always. Amber's character is unlike any I have ever read and I absolutely loved her.  The paralyzing fear she experienced anytime a window was even opened was heartbreaking.  But I just could not love Van. I suppose it's because of who he was in Deliver.  I guess I hold grudges. 
 
Pam, I absolutely love you and your writing.  PLEASE keep cranking out the books. You are an absolute genius.  Cheers!
 



He stalked toward her, mirroring the tilt of her head, knees and shoulders loose, and his gaze holding her prisoner. A breath away, he paused, soaking in the subtleties of her tipped-up chin, parting lips, and glossy but resolute eyes.

With the next breath, he launched, hands on her jaw, fingers spread around the back of her head.

His elbows dropped, shoulders raised, and he yanked her to him, lifting her on tiptoes, guiding her mouth, taking it. His grip twisted through her hair as he drew in her upper lip and shoved her against the fridge, following her with the weight of his body.

The kiss went fucking wild, their lips mashing in a frantic battle. His tongue plunged her mouth, attacking, thrusting in and out, possessing her movements, owning her. Breath for breath, lick after lick, he ate at her mouth, tasting, devouring.

He dropped his hands to her breasts, squeezing ruthlessly as he rolled his cock against her cunt.

His tongue tingled, his skin burned, and his head swam. God, she was a drug, and he was so fucking high.

She gripped his biceps, bit at his lips, and threw her arms over his shoulders, her fingers scratching the fuck out his back. He shuddered, loving it, but he was in control.

Reaching back, he grabbed her wrists and slammed them above her head. Their bodies ground together, his forearms pressing hers to the fridge, their tongues dancing and clashing. Chest-to-chest, hips fused together, he flexed his ass, dry humping her like a horny teenager.

Jesus, fuck, he didn't care. He wanted her.

He leaned back to study her face and found strong smoldering eyes, sharp breaths, and swollen wet lips. Whatever she saw in his expression made her mouth chase his and her fingers curl around his hands. They kissed endlessly, fueling the fire and pushing his control long past the point of discomfort before pulling back and starting all over again.

When he broke the kiss with a hand on her jaw, they panted as one, mouths open and so close their bottom lips brushed. She peered at him through lowered lashes, and he stared back in awe. What trembled between them wasn't an if? Or even a how hard? Those were foregone. The question they shared was simple.

Ready?









New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.

Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.


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Review: The Lover's Secret by JC Reed

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Lover's Secret Book Tour




Genre: Mature New Adult/ Adult Contemporary Romance
Recommended for ages 18 and up.
Full Length Novel



When a sexy encounter comes like a dream...

Brooke Stewart thinks she's finally safe and can move on from her past. But after one night at the Trio Hotel and meeting the sexy stranger with the green eyes that can steal one's soul, her life is changed forever. Passions run deep. The fun is supposed to be for one night with no strings attached.

Sexy millionaire Jett Mayfield can have any woman he wants, but the night he sees Brooke, he knows what he has to do. Brooke has something Jett desperately wants, something he can't admit to the woman he tries to get to surrender. He has a secret so deep it would upend her life if she found out too soon. He's almost reached his goal, and then she gets a letter she was not meant to read. Suddenly, secrets get a completely new meaning.

When two hearts collide, at least one is bound to shatter.


A man who takes what he wants
A woman who's ready to give him one night
One bet that turns into a game of seduction
But Mr. Sexy drives in the fast lane. And he has a secret that could destroy her


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Falls Review

Rating: 4 glasses 



SO.........this book picks up right after the end of the Surrender Your Love series. This is not mentioned in the book so I would recommend that you read the Surrender Your Love series FIRST then you won't feel lost and confused. I personally LOVED the Surrender Your Love series and had no idea this was a continuation until I started reading it and it clicked. I literally said no freaking way.......WooHoo! I always wanted more of Jett and Brooke. 

This book was good for me, but the main thing that kept me from rating it higher was the role playing that occurs throughout the book. I don't want to give anything away so when you read it you will understand what I mean. It's just a personal thing for me and I just didn't like the direction that the book took. However the chemistry is still in full force and the passion is undeniable. Jett and Brooke started off on unsteady ground and have slowly built a relationship with a good foundation. However foundations can break and shatter. Trust is something that every good, strong relationship needs but can be very hard to give fully. Brooke and Jett need to learn to trust each other and stop doubting what they have. Secrets need to be laid to rest and the past buried. But that's easier said than done.

This book ends on a cliffhanger........you have been warned! If you don't like cliffhangers then wait until book two comes out and read them back to back. I am looking forward to see what happens in the lives of Brooke and Jett and what JC Reed has in store for them. Can they ever catch a break? Read the Surrender Your Love series and then go and pick up The Lover's Secret. I am a BIG fan of JC Reed's and I think you will be as well after reading her books! I give The Lovers Secret 4 glasses of Pinot! Cheers!!!!












Cover Reveal: Watching Over You by J.S. Cooper

Thursday, August 21, 2014

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WATCHING OVER YOU COVER REVEAL

I'm so excited to reveal the cover for my upcoming book Watching Over You. The cover was designed by Louisa at LM Creations.

You can add Watching Over You on Goodreads!!

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Read the blurb for Watching Over You below

Sabrina Moss was ten years old when her father disappeared without a trace. It was no surprise to her mother when she moved to London as soon as she graduated from college. Sabrina wanted to pursue her love of the theater and find out more about her father’s English roots. She wasn’t looking for love, but as soon as she met Ellis Cook, he awakened in her emotions that she never knew existed.
Ellis Cook is a man with no past and no future. He lives his life with one goal and that is to stay alive. The day he bumped into Sabrina Moss was the best and worst day of his life. There’s a vulnerability in Sabrina that captivates him, but also angers him. He tries to fight his emotions, but she brings out the light in his darkness.
They can’t help but be attracted to each other, but neither one of them knows that there are hidden secrets bubbling underneath the surface waiting to take them both down.


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Release Blitz: Filthy Beautiful Lies by Kendall Ryan

Monday, August 18, 2014





 **Warning: this book contains an addictively filthy alpha male who will dampen your panties and own your days and nights. Proceed at your own risk.** 

Meet Colton Drake...

I have no idea why she auctioned off her virginity for a cool mill. Regardless, I’m now the proud new owner of a perfectly intact hymen. A lot of good that will do me. I have certain tastes, certain sexual proclivities. My cock is a bit more discriminatory than most. And training a virgin takes finesse and patience – both of which I lack.

Sophie Evans has been backed into a corner. With her sister’s life hanging in the balance, the only choice is to claw her way out, even if that means selling her virginity to the highest bidder at an exclusive erotic club. When Colton Drake takes her home, she quickly learns nothing is as it seems with this beautifully troubled man. Being with him poses challenges she never expected, and pushes her to want things she never anticipated. 

A sinfully seductive erotic romance where everything has a price and the cost of love is the highest of all from New York Times & USA Today bestselling author, Kendall Ryan.









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 Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance novels, including Hard to Love, Unravel Me, Resisting Her and When I Break.

She's a sassy, yet polite Midwestern girl with a deep love of books, and a slight addiction to lipgloss. She lives in Minneapolis with her adorable husband and two baby sons, and enjoys hiking, being active, and reading.
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Cover Reveal: Nights With Him by Lauren Blakely

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

We are beyond excited about this cover reveal for Lauren Blakely's NIGHTS WITH HIM. Check out the cover, add NIGHTS WITH HIM to your TBR, then check out the special message from Lauren!! And that's not all-We have the cover for the free prequel novella, ONE NIGHT WITH HER, too! That's right! Two amazing covers to share with you today.

Nights With Him
Cover design by Sarah Hansen at Okay Creations


Releases November 11th! 

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Releases October 21st!




Message from Lauren

The Seductive Nights erotic romance series continues with a new installment starring a new couple later this fall! While the first four books in the series followed Julia and Clay, the next two will be about Michelle and Jack, and can be read without having read the earlier books. (Though, why wouldn't you want to read about Clay and Julia?!)
I can't wait to introduce readers to Jack Sullivan. He's sexy, broody, witty, smart, and a little bit damaged and he's also my favorite kind of hero - the kind who wears a suit! Jack Sullivan is a sex toy mogul and is the CEO of a high-end line of pleasure products - he'll bring all that experience to the bedroom as he sweeps Michelle Milo off her feet - expect many steamy encounters between these two! Michelle needs some good loving after all - readers know her already as Clay's friend from Night After Night who loved him unrequitedly from afar. Now it's finally her turn in the romance arena, and Jack will make sure she gets it good!!
To give readers a chance to get to know this newest dirty-talking alpha hero of mine, I will be releasing a free prequel novella called ONE NIGHT WITH HER on October 21 about the night they meet and the mind-blowing encounter they have in a New York City hotel. The novel itself will release on Nov. 11. NIGHTS WITH HIM is available to preorder on iBooks, with an Amazon preorder to go up about three weeks before the novel's release.



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NIGHTS WITH HIM

 A sensual, sexy, standalone romance novel in the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Seductive Nights Series by Lauren Blakely... Jack Sullivan is a Sex Toy Mogul. An extremely eligible bachelor in New York, he’s the full package,right down to his full package. Hell, this man could be the model forone of the toys his company, Joy Delivered, peddles. Instead, he’s thepowerful and successful CEO and he’s got commitment issues a mile-longafter the tragic way his relationship with his fiancĂ©e ended. He’s looking for a way to erase the pain and that arrives in the formof Michelle Milo. From her pencil skirts to her high heels, she’s hisperfect fantasy, especially since she has no idea who he is the nightthey meet at a hotel bar. He doesn’t have a clue either that she’s thebrilliant psychologist his sister has arranged for him to see to helphim get over his past. She’s simply the stunning woman he takes to bedthat night and delivers many Os of joy too. His touch helps her forget that other man. When he shows up at her office door the next day, there’s no way inhell she’s going to treat him after they’ve slept together. Jack isn’twilling to let go of the first woman he’s felt anything for in yearsso he proposes a deal – share her nights with him for thirty days. Atthe end of one month of exquisite pleasure, they walk away, havinghelped each other move on from their haunted pasts. But soon, all those nights threaten to turn into days as the linesbetween lust and matters of the heart start to blur. Can two people soterribly afraid of love truly fall head over heels? **NIGHTS WITH HIM is a standalone full-length novel in the bestselling SEDUCTIVE NIGHTS series following the love affair of a new couple.**

      

  About Lauren Blakely


Author PhotoLauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. Her novels include Caught Up In UsPretending He’s MinePlaying With Her Heart, and Trophy Husband. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.  







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Cover Reveal: Sweet Possession by J. Daniels

Monday, August 11, 2014



Title: Sweet Possession
Series: Sweet Addiction #2
Author: J Daniels
Cover Design: Cover It Designs
 Release Date: September 19, 2014


Synopsis

A sassy, in-your-face baker. A panty-stealing, dirty-talking accountant. And a bathroom quickie that changed their lives forever.

Wedding hook-ups never amount to anything.

Unless that hook-up knocks you on your ass.

For Dylan Sparks and Reese Carroll, the big day can’t arrive soon enough. Dylan, stressed to the max from overbearing mothers and last minute preparations, struggles to keep her sanity. As for Reese, he’s fighting to not only keep his bride-to-be safe from creepy investors, but also to make it to the actual wedding day without losing his mind in the process.

Throw in a crazy group of friends, and a bachelor/bachelorette party weekend getaway, and you have a recipe for the sweetest wedding of the year.

Reese Carroll and Dylan Sparks cordially invite you to read Sweet Possession.







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J. Daniels was born and raised in Maryland.
After putting her kids to bed, she escapes into her cheeky world where some of her characters kiss, and some of them do a lot more than kiss.

She is an avid reader and enjoys everything from unconventional romance to fantasy novels.


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