Release Blitz: Ruin You Completely by Calia Read

Friday, January 30, 2015

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Happy Release Day to Calia Read the third book in the Sloan Brothers series - RUIN YOU COMPLETELY! This is Mathias' story. Make sure to enter the giveaway below. Good luck! #sloanbrothers #MathiaWillRuinYouCompletely

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I met Mathias Sloan in a club.
I told him I was twenty-four.
I told him my name was Olivia.
I thought that I would have a one-night stand and be done with him.
I didn’t know that he was my new piano instructor for the next six months…
We would come together and fall apart. After him, every man was ruined.
If I knew what I know now, I wouldn’t have walked to him. I would’ve turned and run…

I looked back on my time with Mathias Sloan as an experience—one that couldn’t be dodged or ignored. He swept into my life like a hurricane, destroying everything in his wake.
Because of him I learned that there’s a learning curve to love. Because of him I realized that there’s always that one person that destroys and sends you back into the world to fend for yourself. And it doesn’t matter how hard they hurt you. Whether you like it or not, the scars on your heart spell out their name.
You will always remember them.
I knew I had to get this over with. Swallowing loudly, I opened the door. He turned around. And there he was. All six feet three inches of him.
Mathias Sloan.
His hands were tucked into his jeans. His dirty blonde hair was cut short. A five o’clock shadow appeared on his face. I remembered what that stubble felt like against my neck.
Tension was etched in his hazel eyes. He looked haggard, like he hadn’t slept in days.
But it didn’t matter what he looked like; my heart beat against my chest, begging to burst, and reach for him.
“Hi,” he said deeply.
I gripped the doorknob so hard, my knuckles turned white. I tried to force words out of my mouth, but nothing would come out. I just stood there, staring at him with wide eyes.
“Can we talk?” He nudged his head toward the cobblestone street behind him, and when he turned, the sunlight reflected on my ring.
I quickly put my hand behind my back, but it was too late.
His voice faded into nothing and his eyes clouded over. For a second, I saw fear. A flash of anger. And then, something that I never thought I’d see from Mathias: hurt.
Thousands of questions appeared in his eyes. The last thing I wanted to do was answer him; the longer I stood there the further I drifted from my fury.
"I’m marrying him,” I blurted out. My voice was shaking. I knew if I stayed here, so close to him, I would crumble and I would be back at the beginning.

Mathias took a step back, as if I’d punched him. He stared at me with hurt and accusation. “What did you do, Katja?”


Calia Read lives in Indiana with her husband and their four kids.


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Blog Stop: Blurred Lines by Jen McLaughlin

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

BLURRED LINES by Jen McLaughlin
January 2015


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Once burned...

Finding my fiancée naked on my couch might’ve been a good thing, if her ex-boyfriend hadn’t been with her. For the past eight years I’ve been a witness to the power of true love, but after getting burned I’d decided there wasn’t any hope for me finding it for myself. Until I met Noelle Brandt in a hotel bar. Maybe it wasn’t the most romantic meeting, but the moment I met her I knew I had to have her. The more I learn about her, the more I know I’ll do whatever it takes to keep her.

Twice shy...

I’d already found the love of my life, but I’d lost that love forever. And I’d been lost ever since. But one night a wounded man makes all of that go away. He makes me laugh, live, and feel alive. When he tells me he has no intention of letting me go, I finally begin to believe in the power of true love again.  That is, until I find out who he really is…and by then, it’s far too late to correct the mistakes we’ve already made. By the time we both know the truth, the lines have already been blurred beyond recognition.     

Falls Review
4.5 Glasses

This is my first book in the Out of Line series by Jen Mclaughlin. I have read several books of Jen's and they never disappoint. This is Riley and Noelle's story and it was a very fun read. This book went quick-sucks you in and spits you out at the other end. Other characters from the series make appearances, but this book can be read as a stand alone.

Riley is living in a world of card board cut outs. The perfect job, perfect woman who is soon to be his wife, perfect parents who hold him to certain standards. He goes about his days like a drone, completing the tasks that he was groomed to know and love....hate?!!? When Riley comes home and walks in on his soon to be wife and her ex-boss getting busy on the couch he loses it. He thought he knew what love was. He thought that she loved him. How can a woman love you if she's between the knees of another man? Not feeling as heart broken as he should, Riley heads to the local bar to drown his sorrows. It's there that his life will forever be altered. Sometimess what we think are the best things in life really aren't.

Noelle is a popular romance author. While away at a book convention she stands in a room full of women of all walks of life with her best friend by her side. When she notices a very attractive man at the bar she instantly feels things that she hasn't felt in a very long time. Losing the love of your life can put a major damper on your love life. Noelle struggles with moving on in fear that she will be cheating on her former lover. Its even harder to let go when you blame yourself for what happened. Thinking that not only is this handsome man out of her league, but that she's not sure what she would do even if he wasn't, she decides to head up to her room.

Bumping into each other at the elevator Noelle soon realizes that Riley is not only drunk, and even more handsome up close but lonely and sad. Noelle goes out on a limb and invites Riley to stay the night with her......she has an extra bed of course. She promises no funny business, just sleep and an ear to listen. Riley knows he's drunk but not why this beautiful stranger sets his soul on fire and why she would invite a total stranger to her hotel room. Tired, drunk and lonely Riley accepts and follows Noelle to her room.

Neither feel they are good enough for the other. Riley knows that his parents would never accept Noelle and her career. Noelle knows that she's not ready to give her heart to another man yet and she has a past that is anything but clean. What happens when these two opposites decide to put whats expected aside and live in the moment? Both can heal the other, both fall hard and fast but what happens when they reach the bottom? Will they bounce or will they shatter? Will Riley give into his expectations and push Noelle away or follow what his heart is screaming at him? Will Noelle learn to love again and let the past be in the past? What happens when Riley discovers just what hides in Noelle's past? Is Love enough? True love is never easy, you just have to be willing to fight for it.

I LOVED this book! It was fun, angsty, sad and made you curse at your screen a few times. In the end you find yourself pulling for Riley and Noelle. Hoping that they can see what you as a reader can see and pull their heads out of the sand. I hope that you all enjoy this book as much as I did and take a chance on Riley and Noelle. Jen keep writing amazing stories! You have a life long fan in this blogger. I give Blurred Lines by Jen McLaughlin 4.5 glasses of wine! Cheers and happy reading! 

Author Information

Jen McLaughlin is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of sexy New Adult books. Under her pen name Diane Alberts, she is a multi-published, bestselling author of Contemporary Romance with Entangled Publishing. Her first release as Jen McLaughlin, Out of Line, released September 6 2013, and hit the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal lists. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. She is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency. 
Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal-clear water. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal-clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, and a cat. Her goal is to write so many well-crafted romance books that even a non-romance reader will know her name.

Release Day Blitz: Take Me With You by K.A. Linde

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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Happy Release Day to K.A. Linde and her new book Take Me with You - book 2 in the Take Me series. Make sure to enter the giveaway below for a signed set of the series! Good luck!

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Grant All of my demons are coming to head. I thought Ari could push them back. I thought I could conquer my vices with her at my side.
I thought wrong.
Aribel Fear is my new constant. I thought I could conceal it, contain it, control it. I thought that now that I had Grant the worst was over.
I thought wrong.
But if we’re going to survive, wherever you go…take me with you.


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Grant practically bounded across the room until he was directly in front of me. Then, his hands were cupping my cheeks so tenderly that it was as if he thought I might break in half. Without a word, his mouth dropped down on mine, and the kiss was as light as a feather. It was a question, a soft and delicate question, one he had never asked before—permission.
When I didn’t pull away from him, he received his answer. The kiss deepened, and he coaxed all the anger out of me. He drew it out as if sucking venom from an open wound. He kissed me so heatedly and lovingly that not even a drop remained. All that was left was a bottomless well of emotions of how much I loved and missed him. 
When I came back into the moment, I heard the catcalls and yells from the people around us. It was then I remembered that we were in a crowded room, surrounded by people, and Grant had kissed the breath out of me. I flushed from head to toe at the attention, but he wouldn’t let me pull away.
“I’m sorry,” he whispered. “I shouldn’t have blown up on you. I shouldn’t have done anything. You’re all that matters.”
I stared up at him in confusion. “Who are you, and what have you done with Grant McDermott?”
He laughed that beautiful glorious laugh, and a smile lit up his whole face. It was that damn smile that had won me over in the first place.
“Run away with me,” he murmured.
“Run away with me. Let’s get out of here.”
“Where are we going?”
“Anywhere. Everywhere.”


USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde has written the Avoiding series and the Record series as well as the new adult novels Following Me and Take Me for Granted. She grew up as a military brat traveling the United States and Australia. While studying political science and philosophy at the University of Georgia, she founded the Georgia Dance Team, which she still coaches. Post-graduation, she served as the campus campaign director for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An avid traveler, reader, and bargain hunter, K.A. lives in Athens, Georgia, with her fiancé and two puppies, Riker and Lucy.

Book 1 - Take Me for Granted
Book 2 - Take Me with You
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Release Blast: Blurred Lines by Jen McLaughlin

Monday, January 26, 2015


Blurred Lines by Jen McLaughlin will be releasing January 26th, but first we have some exclusive content to share. FINNClub team members have been sharing special details from the book this week in order to share their excitement for the new novel. Be sure to check out the contest below for a chance to win the series.

Today we have the incredible book trailer from Blurred Lines.





Once burned…

Finding my fiancée naked on my couch might’ve been a good thing, if her ex-boyfriend hadn’t been with her. For the past eight years I’ve been a witness to the power of true love, but after getting burned I’d decided there wasn’t any hope for me finding it for myself. Until I met Noelle Brandt in a hotel bar. Maybe it wasn’t the most romantic meeting, but the moment I met her I knew I had to have her. The more I learn about her, the more I know I’ll do whatever it takes to keep her.

Twice shy…

I’d already found the love of my life, but I’d lost that love forever. And I’d been lost ever since. But one night a wounded man makes all of that go away. He makes me laugh, live, and feel alive. When he tells me he has no intention of letting me go, I finally begin to believe in the power of true love again. That is, until I find out who he really is…and by then, it’s far too late to correct the mistakes we’ve already made. By the time we both know the truth, the lines have already been blurred beyond recognition.


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JenM   Jen McLaughlin is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of sexy New Adult books. Under her pen name Diane Alberts, she is a multi-published, bestselling author of Contemporary Romance with Entangled Publishing. Her first release as Jen McLaughlin, Out of Line, released September 6 2013, and hit the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal lists. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. She is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal-clear water. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal-clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, and a cat. Her goal is to write so many well-crafted romance books that even a non-romance reader will know her name. 

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Blog Tour: Find Me In Darkness by Julie Kenner

Wednesday, January 21, 2015



A doomed woman. A dangerous and mysterious man. And an epic passion that cannot be denied…
From the first moment I saw Malcolm, I felt his power shudder through me. Lithe and powerful, dark and controlling, he cast a spell over me that I didn’t understand, but to which I willingly surrendered.
One touch and I melted. One glance into his storm-swept eyes and I was lost. One kiss, and I was bound.
But sometimes passion can burn too hot, and it would take all of our strength for Mal and I to survive the fire that raged between us...
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Find Me In Darkness – Part 1

Find Me In Pleasure – Part 2 - Jan 20th

Find Me in Passion – Part 3 - Jan 27th 

And be sure not to miss the first novella in this exciting and sexy series by Julie Kenner (aka J. Kenner), Caress of Darkness, a 1001 Dark Nights novella.
***NOTE TO READERS*** Each of the 1001 Dark Nights novellas stands alone. (Caress of Darkness and the 2015 release, Caress of Pleasure.) The Find Me books are a true trilogy spanning Mal and Christina’s romance and are meant to be read in order.

Falls Review
4.5 glasses

I want to start by saying I am a J. Kenner fan! However, I have never read a paranormal book by her. I honestly had no idea going into this that it was paranormal.....haha! I did not read the novella, and it probably would have helped me get into it a bit faster, but I stuck with it and was very happy that I did. There are two other books releasing very closely after this one. 
This is the story of Malcolm (Mal) and Christina. Mal is a typical alpha male, sexy, confident, loyal and intense! Mal has secrets and his secrets have haunted him for more then one life time. Bound to a certain destiny, or hell, he has a mission in life and it never gets easier. I don't want to give away anything because seriously you will be like "whoa!". Christina is drawn to Mal from the very beginning and she doesn't know what it is about him that seems so familiar.  The chemistry they share is intense and the sexual tension palpable.  however their relationship is doomed before it even begins and the only one who holds the key as to why is Malcolm. As a reader you can see that the love these characters share is a forever, undying love. Can love withstand the test of time.....over and over again? 
This was a great book! Short but packed with action and well written characters. You seriously will be mind blown when you learn of the secrets Malcolm has and your heart will break a little for Mal and Christina. I can not wait to read the next 2 books and see how their story ends. I give Find Me In Darkness by J. Kenner 4.5 glasses of Pinot! Cheers and Happy Reading!!!

About Julie Kenner

Julie Kenner (aka J. Kenner and J.K. Beck) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over forty novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.

Praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations,” J.K. writes a range of stories including super sexy romances, paranormal romance, chick lit suspense and paranormal mommy lit. Her foray into the latter, Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner, is in development as a feature film with 1492 Pictures.

Her most recent trilogy of erotic romances, The Stark Trilogy (as J. Kenner), reached as high as #2 on the New York Times list and is published in over twenty countries.

J.K. lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and several cats.

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Blog Tour/Release Launch: Dirty Ties by Pam Godwin

Monday, January 12, 2015

I race to finance it.
I evade to protect it.
I kill to attain it.
I planned everything.

Except her.
The alluring, curvaceous blonde at the finish line.
With sapphire eyes that cheat and lie.
Whose powerful family murdered mine.

I hate her.
I want her.

I know she’s hiding something.
But so am I.

Release Day → January 12th, 2015

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Falls Review:
A Whole Bottle

So first, I want to start off by saying that if you have not read any of Pam's books yet, you need to change that starting right now! I have read ALL of Pam's books and they are ALL amazing. This one was different from the others and I liked the change of pace. If you have read books of hers in the past, you know they are a bit darker. Dirty Ties was not light by any means, but the flow was more everyday what you see-corrupt. Pam can write characters like very few authors can. They pull you in and drag you down with them; Strap you onto their backs and you have to pray you're able to hang on tight enough to endure the ride. 

"I want you."

Three words, and she owned me. Hell, she owned me the first time I saw her at the finish line."

Logan is a man who knows what he wants. He is confident, strong, powerful and sexy as sin. He leads a double life that only one person knows about. Only one person in the world that he trusts with his secrets-until Kaci drops into his world. Having a past like Logan's is nothing to turn your head at. The things he witnessed as a kid were terrible acts of violence. Violence that sets him on a path to revenge. Revenge that will make him stop at nothing to get what he wants. When Kaci shows up his world starts to change and things that he thought were true are slowly being questioned. Assumptions that he had made don't make sense anymore and players in his game of revenge just might change. 

“A man like that f**ks like he rides. With intimidation, recklessness, and unharnessed energy. He’s powered by adrenaline and takes what he wants without care.”

Kaci was raised to act, speak, and appear a certain way. Groomed her whole life to run a multi-million dollar company, she wears many masks. Married to a man with secrets of his own, Kaci's life is not what she wants it to be. She just wants a man to hold her at night and to feel the love that comes with a relationship. Placing her feelings into other activities might just get Kaci in trouble. Until a man who Kaci has lusted after shows up on his.....motorcycle!?!? With one encounter her world is set spinning and this ride is dangerous. Secrets will be spilled and lies revealed. How much is wanting what your heart desires worth? Is it worth your life? 

“The strongest love begins from a place of conflict. It's a volatile journey of committing and fighting and recommitting, but the effort is resolute and evolves into something so consuming the heart aches just thinking about it.”

This book was AMAZING! It had me guessing through all the twists and turns that are typical Pam fashion. The hero and heroine are a mix of the perfect characters. Strong, brave, insecure, sexy and loyal. From the first few chapters I was thinking to myself Holy Crap this is going to be so good! I HIGHLY recommend reading this book and adding it to your permanent library. All ofPam's  books are amazing and they just keep getting better. I look forward to what Pam has in store for us next. I give Dirty Ties by Pam Godwin a whole bottle of wine! A much deserved bottle!!!! Cheers and happy reading on this grey and rainy morning!!!!

He knelt over my attacker, his strength visible in the stretch of the jacket over his back and shoulders. His helmet cocked, angled in my direction. “I had this.”
Oh my God, his voice. Okay, it was definitely synthesized, his timbre humming with an electronic overlay, but it was deep and gravelly and so goddamned sexy.
Pull yourself together, Kaci. He was far more dangerous than the man who just attacked me.
“Get out of here.” I nodded to the street behind me, and as if on cue, another squad car zoomed by. “I’ll hold him until you’re gone.”
What was I saying? I didn’t want him to leave.
I thought I heard a chuckle, but couldn’t be sure with the whine of sirens and exhaust pipes. He looked back at my attacker, swung an arm, and knocked him out. Damn. Okay, that worked too.
I lowered the gun. “You won the race?”
“Of course.” He rose and erased the distance between us in three strides.
My nerves shivered, overloaded and amped up, and oh God, he was just standing there, heating the air around me, staring at me. What did he want? I opened my mouth to spew a gushing thank you.
He snatched the gun from my hand.
What the? “Give that ba—”
He lifted my chin and stroked a gloved finger over the nicks on my throat. Each caress irritated the cuts, but I didn’t want him to stop. He raised the finger in front of my visor, blood soaking the leather tip. “Have you learned your lesson?”
His voice reverberated through me, and my knees weakened. Even with the electronic distortion, he sounded pissed.
My heart panted, and a throb swelled, hot and needy, between my legs. All because of a pissed-off synthesized voice? I might’ve just swallowed my self-respect, but I couldn't help it. My body had one mission, and that mission vibrated against me like he wanted to tear me in half. Damn me to hell, but my inner muscles clenched at the thought.
I touched my throat and flinched at the bite of pain. “It’s just a scratch.”
The reflection of my helmet in his visor wavered as he shook his head. He gazed down on me as if he were…considering something? God, I wished I could see his face, his eyes.
His finger returned to my throat, trailed a path beneath my chin, lifting it and catching on the edge of the helmet. He tugged it, like he wanted to rip off the shield and see my eyes, too. “Get on your bike, sweetheart.”
He flicked the safety on the gun and gripped my shoulders, turning my body to face the bike. Both bikes. His and mine side-by-side. Oh, how I loved the sight of that.
His fingers touched my hip, slipping beneath my jacket to stroke my bare skin. I trembled against the brush of his glove, until he opened his mouth. “This is your last race.”
The temperature in my helmet rose by ten degrees, and my cheeks inflamed. I glared at him over my shoulder. “Excuse me?”
Smack. A stinging jolt of fire rippled over my ass, and I shuffled forward. He fucking hit me! I placed my hands on the bike’s seat, and unbidden, a grin took hold of my face. He fucking spanked me.

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.

Blog Tour Review: After Us by Amber Hart

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

"Beautiful, lyrical writing and a dangerously suspenseful plot. . .an unforgettable novel that readers will love." --Lucy Connors, author of The Lonesome Young
Sometimes secrets kill. Maybe slowly, maybe painfully. Maybe all at once.
Melissa smiles. She flirts. She jokes. But she never shows her scars. Eight months after tragedy ripped her from her closest friend, Melissa is broken. Inside her grows a tumor, fed by grief, rage, and the painful memory of a single forbidden kiss.
Javier has scars of his own: a bullet wound, and the memory of a cousin shot in the heart. Life in the States was supposed to be a new beginning, but a boy obsessed by vengeance has no time for the American dream. To honor his familia, Javier joins the gang who set up his cousin's murder. The entrance price is blood. Death is the only escape.
These two broken souls could make each other whole again--or be shattered forever.
Our time will come. And we'll be ready.
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Ash's Review:
4.5 Glasses
After Us is the follow up to Before You by Amber Hart.  I thoroughly enjoyed Before You (read my review here) and so when I saw that After Us was available for review, I jumped on the chance!  And I was not disappointed.  I think that I liked After Us even better!
Before You was about Faith and Diego and their relationship.  After Us is about Melissa and Javier.  Javier is Diego's cousin and Melissa is Faith's best friend (talk about keeping it all in the family!) 
Melissa is trying to go on with life after her best friend moves to Nicaragua following the death of Diego.  During this time, she is hit with some devastating news and desperately needs Faith to reassure her that everything will be alright.  But Faith is too wrapped up in her own grief to even answer the phone.  While serving drinks on the beach on hot day, Melissa runs in to a blast from her past.  The guy that she shared one unforgettable kiss with looks every bit as good as he did on that day in the water. 
Javier is trying to enjoy a vacation with his family at the beach when he runs in to Melissa, the gringa that hasn't been far from his thoughts.  But Javier is intent on revenge for the death of his beloved cousin, Diego.  He doesn't have time for a girlfriend, and more so, a white girl.  His mama would never approve.
Despite the fact that they have so many odds against them, Melissa and Javier fall for each other anyway.  There are many obstacles they face and some of them seem too big to overcome.
I absolutely adored the way this book was written. Amber Hart is amazingly descriptive so that the reader is able to clearly picture the scenes in their head. I loved how this book wasn't over taken with dialogue, even though that's what I usually prefer. I really felt the connection between Javier and Melissa and there were a few scenes that made me all gooey inside.  I also liked that they didn't jump right in the bed and how realistic the book was.  Too often situations are so far fetched, it can be hard to enjoy a book.  But this was not the case. My only gripe is that the ending was a bit rushed.
 I am officially a fan of Amber's and will read whatever she puts out next. I am giving After US four and a half glasses of Pinot Grigio.... which I will be drinking this coming weekend.



About Amber Hart

Amber Hart grew up in Orlando, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia. She now resides on the Florida coastline with family. When unable to find a book, she can be found writing, daydreaming, or with her toes in the sand. She's the author of BEFORE YOU, AFTER US, UNTIL YOU FIND ME, and sequel to UNTIL YOU FIND ME (untitled as of yet). Represented by Beth Miller of Writers House.

Blog Tour: The Unveiling (Work of Art, book 2) by Ruth Clampett

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

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Famed artist, Maxfield Caswell is missing.

Three of his major paintings have been savagely defaced and his house left in ruins. As his friends search for him, does his muse, Ava, hold the key?

Before the hope of love is lost, secrets will be told, spirits will be broken, and a price will be paid.

From the cave dwellings of New Mexico to the shores of Malibu, Max and Ava’s journey tests them to their limits. As they render passion and pain in broad strokes, will their all-consuming love rise from the debris?

Falls Review
4 Glasses

Book two in Ruth Clampetts Work of Art series picks up right where book one left off. I found myself getting lost in Ava and Max's story once again. The passion that they have is palpable. To readers the obvious smacks you in the face but the way Ruth writes Ava and Max dance around their feelings for each other. 

Ava is desperate to find Max after he ran off at the end of book one. Worried that he is on a path to self destruction she looks everywhere for him. All while Jonathan pursues her and makes it very hard to say no. When Ava gets word that Max is ok and staying with his aunt in Malibu she doesn't hesitate to rush to his side. Torn with her feelings for Max, Ava pursues him with caution. Afraid that her fragile heart can not take anymore beatings. 

Max has been miserable since the night in his studio that drove Ava away with a disgusted look on her face. She must think he's a monster for the way he behaved. Plagued with demons that he doesn't know how to fight, Ava was always the light that made then seem more bearable. When she shows up in Malibu looking for him and worried he has a hard time going to her. Afraid of the words that she might throw at him he is wary. When she threatens to leave and his heart pulls from his chest he finally breaks down and speaks to her. This time he is not holding back and he knows that Ava is who he wants in his life. 

With Max and Jonathan both pursuing Ava she is torn on what to do. her heart sings for Max but her mind is cautious of him. When a terrible secret is revealed and Ava is corned all her feelings change in an instant and she is gutted at how naive she was. Who will be there to pick up the pieces of Avas shattered heart? Can Ava and Max finally learn that sometimes the worst things for you can be the best? Maybe they can heal and save each other if one doesn't destroy the other in the process. 

With a third book in the making we will soon find out the conclusion the Ava and Max's torrid love story. I enjoyed this book and found it a very easy read. A strong heroine and a broken hero who need each other more then they realize. I give the Unveiling by Ruth Clampett 4 glasses of Pinot! Looking forward to the final book in the series. Cheers and Happy reading! 

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On the way to my car, he stops me. “Ava, I need to say something.”

He pauses on the walkway, looks down and kicks a pebble toward
the lawn.
“I know that as much I’d like to…I can’t ask you not to see
What? I glance up at him with my head tipped to the side.
He’s twisting his hands together as I wait for him to continue. He
finally looks me square in the eyes.
“…But, will you do me a favor? Don’t fall in love with him.”
I arch my brow. “Did you really just ask me that?” Should I tell him
there’s little to no chance of my falling in love with Jonathan now?
He gets a devilish look in his eyes as he holds up his hands in surrender.
“I know, I know…I just don’t want you to get involved with
him on the rebound.”
I put my hands on my hips and arch my brow. “Max, to be on the
rebound you have to have been in a relationship to rebound from.”
He seems to ignore my logic. “Besides, Ava, you could still be really
attracted to me and not know it.”
“Really? I don’t think my attraction to you is in question.”
“Yeah, what if you’re secretly falling in love with me?”
I playfully push him on the shoulder. “You wish!” I tease.
“There’s only one way to know for sure. Don’t you think you should
know before you go out with Jonathan again?”
“One way to know for sure?”
“Yes. Kiss me. I promise I won’t touch you—look, hands free!” He
tucks his hands into his back pockets.
My mouth falls open as I press my thighs together. Just the idea of
being kissed again by Max makes me instantly hot and bothered.
“Just one little kiss,” he says in a low voice.
I can’t believe he’s playing this game with me. But the fire in his eyes
and the sweet smile on his face are more than I can bear. I take a step
toward him. Two can play this game.
“So, if I feel nothing, we’ll agree to be friends—that’s it—no complications.
And I can friggin’ marry Jonathan if I so choose.”
He makes a sour face, but nods anyway.
I bite my lip as I look into his eyes. One kiss, one kiss…I close my
eyes as I edge closer until I can feel the heat shimmering from his skin.
“Oh, Ava,” he whispers, a deep longing in his voice.
His breath on my cheek undoes me, and when our lips meet, they
meld together as if they’d just kissed a moment earlier. We kiss languidly,
sensuously, our tongues meeting in an erotic dance. He gently
bites my bottom lip before I press my lips even harder against his. An
overwhelming current suddenly surges through me, practically knocking
me over.
Oh my God! I’m on fire. I run one of my hands along his shoulder
and behind his neck, pulling him closer, while winding my other hand
into his hair and tugging it passionately. Our bodies are pressed together
so tightly I feel as if I’m one with him.
He moans my name over and over as the kiss intensifies. I’m lost in
his sweet mouth, his lips turning me into a traitor to logic and reason.
When I finally pull away to gasp for air, he grins widely, and the
bright-eyed expression on his face is victorious. He gambled big and
Like there was ever a question—he owns me. He probably has all
along; it’s just taken me all this time to figure it out.
He studies me with a spark in his eyes, and he takes a sharp breath.
He takes his hands out of his pockets as if to grab me and never let me
go. My heart’s so full I can’t help but shine with a smile.
I remember we’re taking things slow, so without a word, I hurry to
my car before he can say something to draw me back into his arms. But
even as I flee the charged atmosphere and speed down PCH, I can feel
his joy follow me all the way home.

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 Ruth Clampett, daughter of legendary animation director, Bob Clampett, has spent a lifetime surrounded by art and animation. A graduate of Art Center College of Design, her careers have included graphic design, photography, VP of Design for WB Stores and teaching photography at UCLA. She now runs her own studio as the fine art publisher for Warner Bros. where she’s had the opportunity to know and work with many of the greatest artists in the world of animation and comics. The Work of Art Trilogy is Ruth’s third publishing endeavor, following Animate Me and Mr. 365. She lives in Los Angeles and is heavily supervised by her teenage daughter, lovingly referred to as Snarky, who loves art and visiting museums as much as her mom.  

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