Blog Tour & Giveaway: Waiting on Forever by Ashley Wilcox

Blog Tour & Giveaway:

Waiting on Forever by Ashley Wilcox

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College.

Parties, sororities and getting drunk.

Oh, yeah. And learning.

This may be true for most college students, but not for Leah Bennett.  College life for her includes studying, working, and excelling in school.  When it comes to the social ladder, Leah is at the bottom.  Popular girls, hot guys and star athletes are of no importance to her, except for one.

Matthew Jacobs.

Matt is the starting wide receiver at SUNY Cortland, the most wanted guy on campus and Leah’s best friend.  Although Leah’s feelings toward Matt run deeper than just a friendship, it is something she would never let be heard because the odds of someone like Matthew Jacobs going for someone like Leah Bennett are slim to none.

When Matt starts showing an interest in Leah that goes beyond friendship, she is dumbfounded and doesn’t believe it is possible – until one weekend that changes everything.

Will Matt and Leah’s popularity status get in the way of having a chance at a real relationship?

Or does status mean nothing when it comes to true love?

3.5 stars

When Matthew Jacobs meets Leah Bennett, he takes an instant interest in her quirky, outspoken ways and she can’t believe he’s even speaking to her.  The reason for her disbelief is evident: he is an all star athlete and she is an artistic nerd.  When their friendship takes off, Leah thinks that all she is to Matt is an online friend. All this time, Matt is showing signs of falling for her. Can Leah accept the truth about Matt’s feelings or will her insecurities ruin what’s in store for them?

Waiting on Forever is Ashley Wilcox’ best book yet. It’s fun and lighthearted, a straight no drama story about college life and falling in love. Leah’s thoughts are unabashed and direct. She makes no qualms about her feelings for Matt and believes that his attention towards her is unrealistic. Matt on the other hand is sweet and possessive, and makes sure to let Leah know that he is falling for her.  It’s an easy and enjoyable read. Not much drama or angst but an enjoyable few hours nonetheless. Their chemistry is steamy and the love that they find is real and permanent. Once Leah and Matt find each other, they work towards attaining a forever together.  There is something to be said about a book as unpretentious as this. It’s a welcome respite because it knows what it wants and it knows how it needs to end. Congratulations Ashley Wilcox!

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Friday Beautiful No-Brainer Book Bargains

What girl can pass up a good bargain?  We can’t!  Seeing great books for cheap is like seeing that awesome pair of shoes you have been eying all season finally go on sale!!  Therefore, each Friday we are going to feature some of the best book deals we have come across throughout the week.  They will be our “Beautiful No-Brainer Book Bargains”.  During the week, if we spot an extra special deal that we are not sure will make it to our Friday post, we will be post a “BBB Quickie” on our Twitter and Facebook accounts to notify you of the price drop!  As always, please check the price before hitting that notorious “one-click” button.  Prices fluctuate and we are unsure how long each deal with last!  Hope you enjoy and find a new favorite book!  Read on!!

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Just for Now

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Bent

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Dare Me Forever by Paige Edward

Blog Tour & Giveaway:

Dare Me Forever

by Paige Edward

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It’s the beginning of her new life . . .

Twenty-three year old Amy Miller has been responsible for her little brother ever since their dad dropped dead and their mom took off six years ago. Now that her brother is eighteen, Amy’s ready to fulfill her dream of opening her own stationary store.

But the past has a way of sneaking up on you . . .

Then an old friend comes back to town–Amy’s high school boyfriend, Hunter Morgan, to be exact. The same guy who dropped her a week before prom, leaving her a sobbing mess in a sequined Jovani dress. The same gorgeous man who now wants Amy back and won’t take no for an answer.

And the future has a way of getting complicated . . .

But when Amy meets Ryan Anderson, an irresistible Brit and powerful businessman tied to Hunter’s company, their instant attraction and chemistry awakens a passion in her she never knew existed. Ryan is dangerous and sexy, pulling her deeper into a new world of desire where anything goes, while Hunter is determined to use all his old tricks to posses her again—body and soul. Soon Amy is torn between her incredible first love and the most desirable man she has ever known, but is she just a pawn in a wicked game? And if she surrenders herself to passion, will she be left a loser in love all over again?

*Ages 17 plus, due to sexual situations and mature content*

Excerpt:

 “Penny for your thoughts,” I said, surprising myself.  I never say things like that, but he looked so serious, sitting there in the midst of the party, pensive and alone. I was determined to lighten his mood, though maybe the four wine coolers had something to do with it.   I smiled and moved closer to the bench “I’m Amy.  And you are?”

“I’m busy and don’t have time for this now,” his said tersely in a British accent.  I couldn’t believe my ears.  How rude.  And if he was so busy, why did he bother coming to the party anyway?  He turned towards me, and right after being taken aback by his perfect green eyes, I noticed an iPhone pressed up against his ear.

All at once I realized how foolish I was–he hadn’t been talking to me at all.  He’d been so quiet earlier, and through the noise of the party, I hadn’t noticed that he was obviously in a deep conversation.  How many of those wine thingies had I had?  Who knew, but it must have been a lot more than usual. I had better be careful as I was coming to realize that maybe, just maybe I was a little bit trashed.

He looked up at me slowly and held one finger to keep me at bay, the way you would gesture to an errant assistant when interrupted. Ew. No thank you. “What am I, one of your subjects?” I murmured.

He turned toward me, obviously hearing the snarky remark I’d just made.

“Hang on Jason,” he put his hand over the phone.  “No, you’re not, but you could be,” he said, an incorrigible grin on his face.  What a condescending ass.

Now I wished I hadn’t wandered over. Sure he was good looking–well actually he was gorgeous–but I wasn’t going to wait for someone I didn’t even know, no matter how well-built he was or how sexy his accent. But as I was about to turn and walk away, he ended his call and looked up at me, straight in my eyes.  It was a sweet look, nothing like how he had sounded a moment earlier, like we were in on some private joke together. I could feel heat spreading through my chest, and I almost felt like giggling. The way his eyes sparkled, it felt like he already knew me.

About the Author:

I’m a romance reader and writer with my first book DARE ME FOREVER (April, 2013) and mom. I love sweet, steamy, happy endings! And complicated men.

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Blind Obsession by Ella Frank

By Janna Mashburn

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SynopsisBlind Obsession

Obsession, defined as the domination of one’s thoughts or feelings by a persistent idea, image or desire….

Chantel Rosenberg’s passion for music and life had never shone brighter than the time she spent in Bordeaux France. It’s a time when feelings arose and desires ran deep, a time that fundamentally changed her life.

A man living in seclusion, Phillipe Tibideau is haunted and plagued by memories he cannot disregard. Choosing to live a quiet life in his Chateau surrounded by the vineyards of France, he’s left his passion for art behind.

However, the time has arrived to tell his side of a tale. A tale that has depicted him as a ‘beautiful monster’ and he’s finally allowing someone close.

Close enough to ask questions. Questions he’s not sure he wants to answer. Questions about her.

For up and coming journalist Gemma Harris, the pursuit of truth is what drives her and when a job of a lifetime presents itself there is nothing in the world that will stop her from taking it. Even if it does mean leaving her home for several months to stay at Chateau Tibideau, with him.

This is a story of what happens when three passionate lovers collide and the desire for truth, art and music merge.

Chateau Tibideau is a place full of unanswered questions, dark sinful desire and a beauty so hauntingly sad it will have you wondering how you will ever leave the same….

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Weekend Sale and Giveaway! In The Air by Crystal Serowka

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COVER REVEAL & EXCERPT: Picturing Perfect by Melissa Brown

We are excited to share Melissa Brown’s cover art for her upcoming book, “Picturing Perfect.”

Picturing Perfect
by Melissa Brown

Release Date June 12, 2013

Photograph by Lisa Jordan Photography
Cover Design by:  IndieBookCovers

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Synopsis:

 Life may not turn out like we planned, but sometimes that’s what makes it perfect…

Hadley Foster has always been a planner. But, since the age of nineteen, things haven’t exactly gone according to plan…not at all. And the changes continue to mount when a trip to Europe with her best friend starts a domino effect in all aspects of her life. Suddenly the future she had envisioned for herself seems unlikely to happen. It’s time to make a new plan…or accept the dominoes as they fall.

Jason Kelly has a great life. He’s a successful self-published writer whose living his dreams. But, something is missing. Hadley Foster. Letting her slip through his fingers is one of his biggest regrets. Over time, he had to accept the idea of being without his first love as he watched her fall in love with someone else.

When circumstances bring Jason and Hadley back into one another’s lives, they’re forced to deal with their past, their present and the possibility of a future together.

 

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Book Review: Every Rose by Lynetta Halat

Book Review:

Every Rose by Lynetta Halat

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4 stars

Michael Bang has loved Lorraina Dabney all her life. And he let her know it. Every day and with every opportunity he had. It took Lorraina a while but years after he professed his love for her, she realized that she was always his. This is where their story starts. When Lorraina reaches out to Michael as she returns home from school, they pick up where they left off.  For a few amazing months, they live the life they wished they had started out earlier. But both Michael and Lorraina’s pasts have charted a future on totally different paths. Now that they want a life together, they must both learn to live as the individuals they have become and embrace their differences as a couple.

I loved this book!  The soulful, sometimes intense Michael Bang is a character with depth and heart.  All throughout the book, there was a tinge of sadness that I couldn’t quite define. I know it was because of the reality that always seems to emerge when two lovers are such divergent individuals. Michael loved Lorraina with all his heart. She inspired him to become a better person, he saved her from her past.  Lynetta Halat has written such a moving story about love, loss and redemption. Her writing is fluent and evocative. There is feeling in every page of the book, elation and sadness and hope. When I first picked up the book, I didn’t expect to get emotionally attached to the characters. I guess I found out the hard way towards the end of the story when I had an unexpected response to its plot.  I wanted more time with Lorraina and Michael and wished that the author had explored their relationship a little bit more before the story had to end.

Every Rose is a touching account of a girl and a boy and the love that they shared over the years. It is a testament to how people can change for the better because of love. It is also symbolic of pain and suffering and the significance of compassion and forgiveness.  Lynetta Halat’s  debut novel is a love story in a real world with real people.  What a pleasant surprise this book turned out to be!

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