Thursday, March 28, 2013

*REVIEW*Flat Out Matt By Jessica Park

 


March 25, 2013 



*Please note: This is not a full retelling of Flat-Out Love, but rather a companion piece with select FOL chapters, and it is meant for readers who know the story very well.*

Matt is a junior at MIT. He’s geeky, he's witty, he's brilliant.

And he’s also very, very stupid.

When beautiful, cool, insightful Julie moves in with Matt’s family, why (oh why!) does he pretend to be his absent brother Finn for her alleged benefit?

It seems harmless enough until her short-term stay becomes permanent. And until it snowballs into heart-squeezing insanity. And until he falls in love with Julie, and Julie falls in love with Finn.

But … Matt is the right one for her. If only he can make Julie see it. Without telling her the truth, without shattering them all. Particularly his fragile sister Celeste, who may need Julie the most.

You saw Matt through Julie’s eyes in FLAT-OUT LOVE. Now go deeper into Matt’s world in this FLAT-OUT MATT novella. Live his side of the story, break when his heart breaks, and fall for the unlikely hero all over again.

Take an emotional skydive for two prequel chapters and seven FLAT-OUT LOVE chapters retold from his perspective, and then land with a brand-new steamy finale chapter from Julie.

Author’s Note: Two chapters, The Sleepover and Keep Going, contain more mature content than Flat-Out Love (Keep Going, in particular), and were written based on reader demand. They wouldn’t have fit in well with the original Flat-Out Love, but given that this is a fan-driven companion piece, I think they work. While the content here is upped at bit, the scenes are tastefully done. (So, you know sorry to those who wanted lewd and graphic.)
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REVIEW
3 STARS

 I adored Flat Out Love.Adored it.It was one of the books that first brought me into Indie books.However I think I was confused by Flat-Out Matt.I thought it was going to be an entire book written in Matt's eyes.I had trouble connecting to Matt in this book.I fully connected with his character in Flat Out Love and For some reason I just couldn't connect with him here.It's not a bad book by any means its just I think I was expecting a bit more oomph.I mean I've been waiting for this book and getting excited for it since I heard Jessica Park was going to do it.I just feel there was so much built up to it that once I got it I was let down.Im still a huge fan of Flat out Love though.


 AMAZON LINK
 http://www.amazon.com/Flat-Out-Matt-ebook/dp/B00C1HD61U

*REVIEW*Reasons I Fell for the Funny Fat Friend By Becca Ann




January 7, 2013
It's stupid to fall for your brother's ex. It's even worse to enlist another's help to win the ex over. But Brody is desperate and Hayley, his partner in American Sign Language, is more than willing to lend him a few tips. She’s the school’s ‘matchmaker’, and with her bizarre and positive personality, Brody finds her easy to talk too, even about the most awkward situations. Hayley’s tips seem to be working, but as Brody learns more about his matchmaker, he starts finding reasons to spend time with her, and not the girl he thought he was in love with.

But Hayley isn’t ready to fall for anyone. Labeled the “Funny Fat Friend” within her group, her self image makes it impossible for Brody to share his feelings without Hayley shrugging it off as a joke.

Convincing her Brody can, and did, fall for the “Funny Fat Friend” turns out to be a lot harder than simply falling in love.
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REVIEW
5 STARS..For Amazon but Le'BookSquirrel feels it TOPS that.
Usually I am hesitant to read a book from a guys point of view.Normally if im going to be reading a book with a guys point of view I will at least read a book where the point of view switches.However let it be said Right now..I take it all back.Any negative thought I had on a full guys point of view book. Becca Ann has nailed it.I had no idea teenage guys were so in depth.I liked being able to see from a guys point of view his feelings on a girl.I LOVED that this isnt the stereotypical teenage book..I mean where the girl and guy are so utterly confidant.I like that the characters aren't perfect.I wanted to smack Hayley's mom so bad with how she degraded her.For all the girls out there reading this.You are perfect.You are wonderful.You are NOT your clothing size.YOU.ARE BEAUTIFUL.I absolutely LOVE Reasons I Fell for the Funny Fat Friend.I am definitely looking forward to more books by Becca Ann.If you haven't read this book for some reason You need to get on it and start reading.Once you start you will not want to put it down.


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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

*COVER REVEAL* Frigid By Jennifer L Armentrout Writing as J.Lynn



  Frigid By Jennifer L Armentrout Writing as J.Lynn

  Frigid will be available in digital formats on July 30th 2013

  Print release of Frigid will be November 5th 2012

   Cover design: Okay Creations

   Photographer: Jennifer Rush


For twenty-one-year-old Sydney, being in love with Kyler isn't anything new. They'd been best friends ever since he pushed her down on the playground and she made him eat a mud pie. Somewhere over the years, she fell for him and fell hard. The big problem with that? Kyler puts the 'man' in man-whore. He's never stayed with a girl longer than a few nights, and with it being their last year in college, Syd doesn't want to risk their friendship by declaring her love. Kyler has always put Syd on a pedestal that was too high for him to reach. To him, she's perfect and she's everything. But the feelings he has for her, he's always hidden away or focused on any other female. After all, Kyler will always be the poor boy from the wrong side of tracks, and Syd will always be the one girl he can never have. But when they're stranded together at a posh ski resort due to a massive Nor'easter, there's nothing stopping their red-hot feelings for each other from coming to the surface. Can their friendship survive the attraction? Better yet, can they survive at all? Because as the snow falls, someone is stalking them, and this ski trip may be a life-changer in more ways than one.





Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16122034-frigid?ac=1







J. Lynn, also known as Jennifer L. Armentrout, is a # 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author. She lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russel Loki.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.
She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.


Twitter https://twitter.com/JLArmentrout  
 Facebook http://www.facebook.com/JenniferLArmentrout
Website http://www.jenniferarmentrout.com/

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

*COVER REVEAL*Second Hearts By G.J Walker-Smith



Second Hearts By G.J Walker-Smith
Second Hearts, book 2 of The Wishes Series (This is not a Stand Alone Book)
Release Date is  April 4 2013
 
Charli Blake's high tolerance for risk doesn't always work in her favour.
After a year of living out her dream of travelling the world, the sunny West African village of Kaimte would be her last stop.
She's bound for New York, in search of the boy she'd let go of long ago.
For Charli, nothing has changed. She's travelled thousands of miles but hasn't moved an inch. Adam Décarie still means everything to her.
But reality soon hits hard.
For Adam, everything has changed.
Memories of the best love she's ever known is all she has left, until Charli makes a shocking discovery. None of it had ever been real in the first place.


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Le'BookSquirrel is waiting on Pin and Needles for Second  Hearts By G.J Walker-Smith.You need to reading Saving Wishes which you can find on Amazon(I will provide a link).Le'BookSquirrel Rated Saving Wishes 5 STARS.G.J Walker-Smith is a very talented Author and one of those Authors whose Books you do NOT want to miss.I highly Suggest Adding Her books to your To-Be Read Pile! 

Saving Wishes

GoodReads Link
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17368120-saving-wishes

Amazon Link
http://www.amazon.com/Saving-Wishes-ebook/dp/B00BEJC9E6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1364303165&sr=8-1&keywords=saving+wishes


Second Hearts

GoodReads Link
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17375703-second-hearts


Saturday, March 23, 2013

*REVIEW* I Love You To Death By Natalie Ward





September 27, 2012
When Ash loses her boyfriend, she is consumed by grief, loneliness and an overwhelming sense of guilt for her role in not only his death, but the deaths of everyone she has ever loved. Refusing to let anyone in for fear of losing them too, she becomes withdrawn, spending her days reliving the nightmares from her past.

Until she meets Luke.

Initially scared by his intensity and interest in her, Ash tries to push him away. But as Luke slowly starts to chip away at the walls she’s built, Ash finds herself doing the one thing she swore she’d never do again — falling in love.

When the familiar feelings Ash had hoped were long buried with her past begin to resurface, she is forced to ask herself if falling in love again is really worth the risk.
 
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REVIEW
5 STARS
 
   I cannot believe I hadn't heard of I Love You to Death sooner then this. Its like Gosh I want to say Heaven in a book but its so darn emotional that its like Heaven and Hell combined.I have never in my life had my emotions affected liked this by a book.I was crying..and Bawling over Ash's Loses.I cannot even began to wrap my head about the emotional turmoil that is I Love You to Death.Natalie Ward is just amazing.Simply amazing.She nailed this book.She nailed the emotions,The pain,The love,The reawakening from mourning.There is literally nothing I can say that this book did wrong...other THEN END.That I was sad about.I wanted MORE.Natalie...Im begging you..write a Novella if you can't write a sequel.Put me out of my misery.I NEED more Ash and Luke.Natalie is a Top Notch Writer and one You do not want to miss.I highly highly suggest reading this.However have tissues handy.Great Job Natalie Ward.I look forward to reading more of your work.

Friday, March 22, 2013

*REVIEW* By My Side By Stephanie Witter

By My Side
By Stephanie Witter
Release Date:March 17 2013

Lily Saunders sees her family falling apart. Her father is deserting her, and her mother is drinking more and more. Even sarcasm can't help Lily. When she thinks her best friend, Andy Green, will help her, she discovers how his blinding jealousy will mess everything up.

And then Gabe Green comes back home. She thinks it'll be like always between them—sarcasms and curses thrown at each other—but she's mistaken. He's different, and understands right away the problems she's trying to keep for herself.

But even if he's there for her, making her fall hard, they both know it'll end soon. Because at their age, you can't expect forever. Right?
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REVIEW
4.5 STARS

   This book is about Lily and her dealing with her father leaving and her mothers reaction to it.Her best friend is Andy and he suddenly starts acting super jealous when his brother Gabe comes home.Gabe and Lily have never gotten along but things are going to change this year.
    This book was emotionally well written .It felt sometimes like there was quite a bit going on.From Lily's mom becoming an alcohlic to her dad leaving to Gabe and Lily's new relationship.There is ALOT going on.I think sometimes it isnt clear how much time had passed in the book and that was a tiny bit confusing.I did not understand why Gabe and Lily had so much drama all the time either.I mean here this girl is going through something horrible(I wont mention what due to it being a spoiler) and then the 2 of them break up not once but about 3 times.I just wanted to yell at them to stop acting so immature.The writing was great and its definitely a book to read.I really enjoyed the ending and would love to see a second book or a novella continuing Lily and Gabe's life in college.All in All a great read and one you will want to pick up the next time your looking for something to hunker down on your couch and read .Job Well Done Stephanie Witter.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17565301-by-my-side

http://www.amazon.com/By-My-Side-ebook/dp/B00BW74OH0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1363956370&sr=8-3&keywords=by+my+side

Thursday, March 21, 2013

*Cover Reveal* Hard to Hold On By Shanora Williams

Hard to Hold On
By Shanora Williams

Release Date: May 20th, 2013
 
Isn't this Cover HOT?!?!Its sizzling!!
 
Synopsis: 

For the past four months, Natalie Carmichael and Nolan Young have been complete. Everything still feels right in their passion-filled world. It still feels natural - that is until Nolan's mother passes away.
Things begin to turn for the worst for Nolan and his brother Mills. After losing their father from previous years before, it's a tragedy on top of a tragedy. Along with the loss, Natalie and Nolan will face obstacles that they aren't so sure they can handle.
From the New York Times and USA Today Best Selling novel, Hard to Resist, Natalie and Nolan will realize that there is something in their relationship that will have them either wanting to run away or trying to stick through it.
Will Natalie and Nolan stick together? Can they hold on to what they've worked so hard to keep going?
Love was found. Their only hope is that it never gets lost



Excerpt:


      Nolan’s hands work their way down to my jeans and he unbuttons them. My back arches, allowing him to continue. He slides my jeans off before crushing my lips with his. I shut my eyes, ready to enjoy the feeling. I’ve wanted this for so long.
      His finger sneaks beneath my panties and slowly slides into me. I moan and he groans as he rubs the flesh between. I pull his head down to kiss him again—to keep the intimacy going. His tongue plays and coaxes mine. I hear his belt buckle jingle and he adjusts himself to get his pants down but our lips never part. He presses himself against me and my stomach tightens. I grip his T-shirt but he pulls back to tug it over his head.
     He glares down at me, as if I’m the only person on this entire planet that he wants. He’s all that I want. I know that he feels the same way. Leaning down, Nolan’s lips press against my neck and then kiss their way down to my breasts. He tugs my shirt over my head, pulls my bra down, and then licks my nipples. Heat sparks and I feel myself building up. My eyes squeeze shut from the erotic feeling. His mouth is like magic as it licks and sucks. He begins to move southward, and my legs tighten around him but he presses his palms against the inside of my thighs to keep me still and available to him.
      I look down and watch as he bites on his bottom lip while pulling my panties down. Quickly, his hot tongue slides between my slick folds and I gasp through my teeth as he swirls it around my sweet area. I can really feel myself building up now. I want nothing but him inside of me—nothing but his hard body against mine. I want to mold and fill the room up with our steam and sweat.
     My moans and pants pick up and then he pulls back. “Not yet,” he says against my lips.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

*REVIEW* HURT LIKE HELL By London Casey


HURT LIKE HELL
By London Casey
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Tessa Belle barely escaped her father's abusive hands ten years ago, when she was just thirteen.

On her own now, in her own apartment, she tells herself it's time to start living. Her dating life has been lackluster as no boy or man could ever love her or protect her the way Jack Smithen had. After all these years, she can still picture his face that fateful night.

When her deadly past comes crashing into the present, she feels too alone to do anything. That's when her long lost love, Jack, appears - literally - and takes hold of her life, and her heart. It's been ten years since their first kiss, ten years since their lives were changed forever. But now they're together again, adults now, able to help each other, able to love each other openly. Jack's the only person who understands what Tessa endured, because Jack endured the same from his own abusive mother.

Just when it feels they can share the life they always dreamed, Tessa's father is released early from prison. His sole mission is to finish what he started that night in their basement ten years ago...

Hand in hand, Tessa and Jack prepare to face Tessa's father one last time... but this time, can they both make it out alive?
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Visit London Casey here - www.LondonCasey.wordpress.com

And don't miss the mindblowing series, THE BOYS OF DOWNCRASH.
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REVIEW
3 STARS

Im so torn with this Review of Hurt Like Hell By London Casey.Oye.First of all It states it is New Adult Contemporary Romance..It is actually in my opinion should be Paranormal as Jack is a ghost,or something like a ghost.This was a bit of a confusion since I was not expecting this when I started reading it.Im not saying the book is bad..But im saying that it is confusing.This book was good.It wasn't great but it wasnt poor either.It has serious potential but it's almost as though in the beginning you could feel the emotion from the book and the contemporary feel to it and then suddenly it veers left and goes to paranormal.I enjoyed Tessa's character and even Jack.I feel they were a bit rushed in the book and would have liked to see a few more chapters or just slow it down a small bit.The ending was fast paced and I liked the ending and I think that was my favorite part of the book.I just again wish it had slowed down slightly.I LOVED the beginning of the book..It was just a bit confusing.I think it is a good start for London Casey and Wish her the best of Luck in her Writing Career.

Book Spotlight/Review *Saving Wishes By GJ Walker-Smith




February 10, 2013
For Charli Blake, being seventeen is a tough gig.
She's been branded a troublemaker, her reputation is in tatters and she's stuck in Pipers Cove, a speck of a town on the coast of Tasmania.
Thankfully, it's temporary. Her lifelong dream of travelling the world is just months away from becoming reality. All she has to do is ride out the last few months of high school, which is easier said than done thanks to a trio of mean girls known as The Beautifuls.
When Adam Décarie arrives in town, all the way from New York, life takes an unexpected turn. His arrival sets off a chain of events that alters her life forever, convincing her of one thing. Fate brought him to her.
Saving Wishes is the story of a girl who doesn't quite fit the life she's living, and the boy who helps her realise why.


EXCERPT:
Alex’s smile disappeared along with her, and an eerie silence set in. It was as if we’d all witnessed a terrible train crash and were too shocked to speak. I could feel his glare but kept my eyes on the front door.
“You have ten seconds to explain,” he informed me.
I punched out the explanation so quickly, I had five seconds to spare. I could almost see his mind ticking over as he processed my confession.
“Of all the stupid things to do.” His reproach was warranted, and defending myself would only have added fuel to an already raging fire. “You’re like a mini terrorist. Are you trying to get us run out of town?”
Gabrielle’s tried to stop a giggle escaping. I turned my attention to Adam
“I think it was ingenious,” he murmured, revealing the dimple on his cheek.
“You are too easily charmed,” complained Alex, waving his hands as if he was showcasing the major prize in a game show. “Charli Blake is the kind of girl your mother warned you about, Adam. Nothing but trouble.”
So much for defending me to the death! If he hadn’t been so worked up it would have been funny. The only people in the room game enough to see the humour were those of French lineage.
“I would be more than happy to claim her,” Adam told him.
“Me too,” added Gabrielle, much to my surprise.
Alex shook his head. He marched to the front door and flipped the sign, declaring the shop shut for the rest of the day.
“Are you closing?” asked Gabrielle, checking her watch. “It’s early.”
“I’m done. If I don’t get out of here, I might explode,” he muttered, pushing past me to collect his coat.
I knew Alex was close to breaking point. Escaping the café before he had a chance to lock the door seemed like a good idea. I reached for Adam’s hand. “I’ll see you later.” I moved quickly, giving Alex no chance of calling me back. Adam turned to face him as we reached the door.
“I’ll have her home early.”
“I honestly don’t care,” Alex said wearily.
He sounded broken. For a horrible second I wondered if I’d finally pushed him too far. Perhaps in the process of slaying the Beautiful dragons I’d accidently assassinated my white knight too. I peeked at my brother. “Do you mean that?” My voice was small because I feared his answer.
Alex looked back at me for a long time. He didn’t look angry any more, just beaten. “No,” he said simply. And I believed him.

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REVIEW

5 STARS


I fell in love with this book when I read the summary of it.Then I feel in love with it even more when I read it.Saving Wishes takes place in Piper's Cove on the coast of Tasmania.Charli is your typical teen that has some issues.She has been branded by the town for something that should never have come to light.Adam is a New York Boy that is visiting his sister that Charli cannot stay away from.There relationship gets serious pretty fast.This book has some unexpected twists and some great romance.I would totally suggest this to anyone who wants a great read.Im anxiously awaiting Second Hearts By GJ Walker-Smith.If you don't read this you will seriously be missing out!

AUTHOR BIO:



I love any kind of travel, especially when it's decided on a whim. The last time it happened, we ended up in West Africa. Luckily, I have a fantastic husband and three gorgeous sons. I'd go anywhere with them.
My day job used to be in the stressful world of property management, until I realised I'd rather write books and raise my babies.
I live in Western Australia, have an egotistical French bulldog, a love for really good coffee and a million stories in my head that I hope to get into print.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

*REVIEW* Freshman Forty By Christine Duval




February 20, 2013
When eighteen-year-old Laurel Harris discovers she’s pregnant four weeks into the start of her freshman year at prestigious Colman College, she has all intentions of telling her emotionally-distant father. But being away at school makes it too easy to hide. And while she can’t explain to her friends, or to herself even, the reasons why she doesn’t want the baby’s father to find out about the pregnancy, the rest of her world begins to unravel.

Freshman year is hard enough. Most girls get through by forming close friendships, finding new boys and a phone call from mom or dad on Sunday. Laurel has to navigate all of it while hiding an unplanned pregnancy from a summer fling....

An imperfect heroine plagued by bad choices and haunted by the memory of her deceased mother and grandparents, readers are sure to identify with Laurel as she confronts teen pregnancy, in secret, in a remote college setting.----------
REVIEW
 4.5 STARS

    Freshman Forty is the story of Laurel Harris who finds out she is pregnant at the beginning of her freshman year at college.She hides it from friends and family.I found that I really enjoyed this story.I did find the Heroine making bad choices and the fact that she hid it from people was not a good choice.However She had her reasons.I ended up really liking Laurel and the friends she made.Laurels father was not a good father so I can see why she chose not to tell him.I think it is a bit unbelievable though to have to hide a pregnancy in college nowadays as people do go to college when pregnant.Laurel just had issue up issue when it came up to telling her dad and the father of her baby.Between weddings,babies and accidentally deleted messages Laurel didn't stand a chance.I loved that the writing flowed so smoothly and What a great Debut Novel By Christine Duval
   What Kept Freshman Forty from being a 5 star book was in my opinion the book ended somewhat abruptly.Knowing the Author has plans to make a sequel helps me feel better about the ending..but it nevertheless just ended rather soon for such a emotionally paced book.I would definitely recommend this to friends and I look forward to reading the sequel when that comes out.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17407711-freshman-forty

You Can Purchase on Amazon  from the link below

http://www.amazon.com/Freshman-Forty-ebook/dp/B00BJ60GK8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1363713640&sr=8-1&keywords=freshman+Forty

*Blog Tour* The Scent of a Soul By Jennifer Thompson



~BLURB~
Fleeing her recent past, Lilliah Woods finds refuge in the anonymity of the present day inner-city slums. As she settles into the seedy apartment she must now call home, she meets mysterious Marek Jamison when he materializes in her doorway demanding to know who she is. From that moment, he becomes a guardian and guide as she gradually discovers his hidden world. 
As their relationship develops, Lilliah learns of Marek's dark past and of a brothers' quarrel he has been embroiled in for years. The quarrel turns into a larger battle of good and evil, liberty versus tyranny, and the separation of love and lust. 
With Lilliah as the ultimate prize, the deadly conflict reaches out to threaten her family, and the outcome of the final battle will determine her fate. Lilliah must embark on an unexpected path that teaches her to trust in the man she has come to love, and give of herself as she never thought she could....

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17160946-the-scent-of-a-soul

Release date: December 8th 2012
Self-published
Purchase: Amazon

~ABOUT THE AUTHOR~
Jennifer has been happily married to for fifteen years. She loves to read, cook, spend time with her family, and now she can add writing to that list---it is her creative outlet; we all need one.

~BOOK TRAILER~




Monday, March 18, 2013

*BOOK SPOTLIGHT*The Earth Painter By Melissa Turner Lee

When a self-conscious young woman discovers the boy in drama class is actually the immortal who painted the world into being, she becomes the target of another painter who hates humanity. The Earth Painter is a Young Adult Supernatural Romance set in the small mill town of Chesnee, SC. It revolves around Holly Scruggs, who's family has just moved back to Chesnee after her dad lost his job along with pretty much everything they owned. Her image conscious parents correct her to the point of brokenness until she meets Theo. He is the artist responsible for all the beauty of the land and he thinks Holly is beautiful too. Together they will fight against Fritz, the water painter who hates humans and is hiding a secret under the high school.


Guest Post by Melissa Turner Lee


I’ve always loved anything weird or different. As a child I loved The Twilight Zone. Anything strange or bizarre got my attention. In school I loved studying Edgar Allen Poe's work. I've always loved romance too. Until recently, a story could be one or the other. I’m thrilled to be writing in a time when Paranormal Romance is so popular. I can make a story about falling in love, but with that extra twist that keeps it from being the same-old-same-old.
The Earth Painter is my first attempt and it is different even for the genre. No vampires, angels or lycanthropes. My story has painters—immortal painters who were once given the job of painting the world into being. And then there is Holly, a human girl who becomes aware of it all and falls in love with a painter named Theo. But it’s more than a love story. Holly discovers who she is, what she is meant for and her own beauty. Plus she lives the everyday life of a teen. Her best friend has issues that impact Holly in a serious way. And Holly’s mom is a piece of work. Never in my life have I only had one issue at a time, so I write my character’s lives the same way. There are lots of layers.
So if you like your romance with a twist of different, or your different with a twist of romance, either/or, then I hope you will try my book, The Earth Painter. It’s like peanut butter with chocolate. They are great alone but together they are awesome.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

*ARC Review*A Different Blue By Amy Harmon


A Different Blue
By Amy Harmon
Release Date-March 29th 2013

  Im in utter Awe of Amy Harmon right now.Utter Awe.I am writing this review in full out Book Bliss.A Different Blue was such an Emotional Story.A Different Blue is the story of Blue EchoHawk who has no idea who she truly is.She was found by Jimmy who later passes away.She creates this tough girl image and then Darcy Wilson comes into the picture.Darcy is Blue's History teacher.He does not take any of her crap.Blue has been alone most of her life and has no sense of being loved.I will end it with that because to give more details will spoil the story and I certainly do NOT want to do that.
  The level of emotions I felt while reading A Different Blue was amazing.Its rare that I feel so strong emotionally about a book.I sit here and writing and thinking about A Different Blue brings tears to my eyes.Amy Harmon has captured how it is to feel unloved and then what it feels like to be loved.She has written such a well written story..she entwines Native American Folklore with English Literature and even a bit of history.I would imagine it is hard to write such an emotional book but Amy has done it and she hit it out of the ballpark.This book is definitely a MUST read and I can assure you it will be on Le'BookSquirrels Top 13 books of 2013.Simply.Amazing.Amy Harmon You can take a bow..Im applauding you in front of my computer.I look forward to reading More of your Work.


REVIEW
5 STARS(Deserves more Alas 5 is the limit)

I was given a ARC For and Honest Review.

   I am  in utter Awe of Amy Harmon right now.Utter Awe.I am writing this review in full out Book Bliss.A Different Blue was such an Emotional Story.A Different Blue is the story of Blue EchoHawk who has no idea who she truly is.She was found by Jimmy who later passes away.She creates this tough girl image and then Darcy Wilson comes into the picture.Darcy is Blue's History teacher.He does not take any of her crap.Blue has been alone most of her life and has no sense of being loved.I will end it with that because to give more details will spoil the story and I certainly do NOT want to do that.
  The level of emotions I felt while reading A Different Blue was amazing.Its rare that I feel so strong emotionally about a book.I sit here and writing and thinking about A Different Blue brings tears to my eyes.Amy Harmon has captured how it is to feel unloved and then what it feels like to be loved.She has written such a well written story..she entwines Native American Folklore with English Literature and even a bit of history.I would imagine it is hard to write such an emotional book but Amy has done it and she hit it out of the ballpark.This book is definitely a MUST read and I can assure you it will be on Le'BookSquirrels Top 13 books of 2013.Simply.Amazing.Amy Harmon You can take a bow..Im applauding you in front of my computer.I look forward to reading More of your Work.


You Can add A Different Blue to your GoodReads List HERE

How To Date A Nerd By Cassie Mae

Le'BookSquirrel is SOOOOO excited about How To Date A Nerd By Cassie Mae!Im so excited Im posting even before there is a cover.This is definitely a book I am looking forward too.Its got Popularity ,Nerds..love.Im in L-O-V-E.

You can Find Cassie hanging out  Here on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/beccaannauthor?ref=ts&fref=ts

In Lieu of a Cover..here is a cat :)
 


How To Date A Nerd
By Cassie Mae
Pub Date TBA

Zoe has a great pair of legs, perky boobs, and wears exactly what she needs to show it all off. She works hard for the easy sleazy ‘you only wish you were me’ reputation, burying who she really is—an all-out nerd.

The only time Zoe gets to be herself is when she hides under her comforter to read X-Men comics, sending jealousy stabs at everyone who attends Comic-Con. Keeping up her popular rep is too important, and she’s so damn insecure to care about the consequences. But when Zoe’s sister takes her car for a ‘crash and burn into a tree’ joyride, her parents get her a replacement. A manual. Something she doesn’t know how to operate, but her next door neighbor Zak sure as heck does.

Zak’s a geek to the core, shunned by everyone in school for playing Dungeons and Dragons at lunch and wearing “Use the Force” t-shirts. And Zoe’s got it bad for the boy. Only Zak doesn’t want Popular Zoe. He wants Geek Zoe.

She has to shove her insecurities and the fear of dropping a few rungs on the social ladder aside to prove to Zak who she really is and who she wants to be… if she can figure it out herself.

HOW TO DATE A NERD coming in September 2013, by Swoon Romance Publishing


Author Bio

 
Cassie Mae, YA and NA author, is a nerd to the core from Utah, who likes to write about other nerds who find love. Her angel children and perfect husband fan her and feed her grapes while she clacks away on the keyboard. Then she wakes up from that dream world and manages to get a few words on the computer while the house explodes around her. When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with the youth in her community as a volleyball and basketball coach, or searching the house desperately for chocolate. 


Friday, March 15, 2013

*BLOG TOUR STOP* Secret Desire By Susan D.Taylor


                                       SECRET DESIRE blurb:
The problem with twins is that they look so much alike…

By day, Claire Robertson is a staff writer for a small publication in Seattle. But when the lights go down, she writes sizzling and oh-so-naughty erotica. She keeps these stories safely tucked away, hiding her secret fantasies of her hero, Dustin Murray. The man who stole her heart six years ago. And then jumped into bed with her twin sister.

Dustin never forgot Claire, or her twin sister’s lies that tricked him into sleeping with her. Nor has he forgotten that her sister’s threats have kept him silent for six years and cost him the woman he loved. Now that Claire’s returned home, Dustin isn’t about to lose her again. But it’ll be another thing to convince Claire he’s prepared to do whatever it takes to win her back.

When Claire accidentally sends the wrong story to her editor, things really heat up. With hot the new black in publishing, her editor thinks he’s struck gold and queues the story for publication. The last thing Claire needs is for everyone to learn that she’s got secrets of her own.





Thursday, March 14, 2013

*Review* After Math By Denise Grover Swank




March 11, 2013
                                                   *** New Adult Romance***

Scarlett Goodwin’s world is divided into Before and After.

Before she agreed to tutor Tucker Price, college junior Scarlett was introvert, struggling with her social anxiety disorder and determined to not end up living in a trailer park like her mother and her younger sister. A mathematics major, she goes to her classes, to her job in the tutoring lab, and then hides in the apartment she shares with her friend, Caroline.

After junior Tucker Price, Southern University’s star soccer player enters the equation, her carefully plotted life is thrown off its axis. Tucker’s failing his required College Algebra class. With his eligibility is at risk, the university chancellor dangles an expensive piece of computer software for the math department if Scarlett agrees to privately tutor him. Tucker’s bad boy, womanizer reputation makes Scarlett wary of any contact, let alone spending several hours a week in close proximity.

But from her first encounter, she realizes Tucker isn’t the person everyone else sees. He carries a mountain of secrets which she suspects hold the reason to his self-destructive behavior. But the deeper she delves into the cause of his pain, the deeper she gets sucked into his chaos. Will Scarlett find the happiness she’s looking for, or will she be caught in Tucker’s aftermath?
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REVIEW 
5 STARS

   WOW.After Math Blew me away..The story is about Scarlett and Tucker.Scarlett is a math tutor and Tucker needs a Math tutor due to being on Academic Probation.They both have harsh pasts and have to overcome those to figure out whats best for each other.
    The Good...This book drags you in and drowns you in emotion.I fell in love with Scarlett and Tucker.They both have pretty bad pasts and they are both emotional wrecks.I do not rate many books up there with Jamie McGuire's Beautiful Disaster but this is one I would rate up there with it. The Not so Good: I think it could have been a bit longer.I think some parts were rushed.Especially towards the end.I think a few chapters more would have added to the book.I loved that there was an epilogue though.I would definitely be interested in reading a 2nd book with them.I mean the stuff they are dealing with could totally be turned into another book.Although its really not needed.Just wanted by this mere Blogger.Pretty Please with a Cherry on Top?Definitely a book you MUST read!!!!

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*Cover Reveal* Lunar Passing By Rachel Deagan



                                                     TItle: Lunar Passing
                                                    Author: Rachel Deagan
                                                    Series: Caged Moon Series (#2)
                                                    Genre: Paranormal Romance
                                                    Publisher: Self Published
                                                    Release Date: TBA

Blurb:

As if in slow motion, the world spun. The front fender of the truck slammed into us from behind, and everything lurched forward. Bags, arms, clothes, sailed by my head. The muffled sound of screams were lost somewhere in a tumultuous roar as the van hit a pothole, and we began to roll. Cold metal crushed in on me, and the splintering sound of gunshots echoed in my ears...

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

*Review* Saving June By Hannah Harrington


                                                             Saving June 
                                   Release Date:November 2011
                                                     (Cover is different on Amazon)
‘If she’d waited less than two weeks, she’d be June who died in June. But I guess my sister didn’t consider that.’

Harper Scott’s older sister has always been the perfect one — so when June takes her own life a week before her high school graduation, sixteen-year-old Harper is devastated. Everyone’s sorry, but no one can explain why.

When her divorcing parents decide to split her sister’s ashes into his-and-her urns, Harper takes matters into her own hands. She’ll steal the ashes and drive cross-country with her best friend, Laney, to the one place June always dreamed of going — California.

Enter Jake Tolan. He’s a boy with a bad attitude, a classic-rock obsession and nothing in common with Harper’s sister. But Jake had a connection with June, and when he insists on joining them, Harper’s just desperate enough to let him. With his alternately charming and infuriating demeanour and his belief that music can see you through anything, he might be exactly what she needs.

Except June wasn’t the only one hiding something. Jake’s keeping a secret that has the power to turn Harper’s life upside down — again.

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REVIEW
5 STARS

   Hannah Harrington is a superb Author Saving June had me from the beginning until the very end.Saving June is the story of Harper Scott Who is trying to deal with the death of her older sister.Jake knew June and Harper has no idea how they knew each other.June always wanted to go to California so Harper,Jake and her friend Laney take her ashes on a road trip.Along the way they all do a bit of growing up and soul searching.
   I was pretty much blown away by Hannah's writing.This is my first book by her and W-O-W it did NOT disappoint.I was going through a small reading funk and Saving June pulled me out of it.I loved Jake and Harper.Kudo's on picking Harper's name for the main character as you do not hear it to often.Jake I imagined a young Adam Levine.This entire book is a winner.Read it.Love it.

 GoodReads Link
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10947600-saving-june
 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

*REVIEW* DUST(Book 1 Dust and Darkness Trilogy) By DEVON ASHLEY


                                   DUST(Book 1 Dust and Darkness Trilogy) By DEVON ASHLEY\
                                                            Release Date-Sept 2012

4. The number of times my delicate wings have been broken and clamped behind my back.
68. The number inked upon my skin, marking me the sixty-eighth pixie to be stolen.
87. The number of days I’ve been wrongfully imprisoned.
88. The first day the faeries will regret stealing me.

Healthy. Cheery. Vivacious. All traits Rosalie has before becoming enslaved by the faeries to make an endless supply of pixie dust. Now that Rosalie has been traumatized by slave labor, extreme desolate conditions and multiple deaths, this hardened pixie is anything but. When this rebellious teenager attempts an escape, she’s isolated in cramped quarters until she learns her place. Just as she begins to let go of all that hope, she finds an unlikely friend in Jack, the faerie assigned to guard her. Interspecies dating is forbidden in the fae world, so their growing attraction is unacceptable. And even if Jack can find a way to free her, they know the prison is the only place they can truly be together.

Book ONE of the Of Dust and Darkness trilogy.

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REVIEW
5 STARS

Dust is a story of a Pixie called Rosalie who is captured and forced into slave labor.She tries to flee and is put into a lockdown area so to speak where she meets Jack.Jack is a Fairy and Rosalie is a pixie.They dont mix.This was a first fairy book for me and what an adventure it was.The emotions were all there.Everytime Rosalie's wings were broken I flinched.Devon Ashley knows how to write emotionally.I think my issue was the quickness of the read and how the book ended at what felt like its Climax.It just kind of was a real bummer to get to this certain part in the book and then it end,slightly disappointing.Im giving this book 5 stars because of the way the well the writing was and how in-tuned to the characters I was.I will admit I am disappointed that Book 2 is not out and that I cannot even find a summary of it.I hope it is not to much longer.All in All a GREAT fairy read.

*Review* Monster ARC By Julia Sykes

 Monster(Impossible Book 1)
By Julia Sykes
Genre:Erotic Romance
My life was irrevocably changed that night. The night I was taken. I saved a man’s life, but at what cost to myself? Could I convince him to save me in return?

Pediatrician Claudia Ellers is jerked out of her own safe, secluded world and brought into one of danger and uncertainty on the night that she is kidnapped by Bradley Smith. He forces her to save the life of his best friend, Sean Reynolds, under threat of death. But when her task is complete, Sean decrees that she can’t be allowed to leave; she knows too much. Claudia is resentful of her captors, desperate to escape. But the more time she spends trapped with Sean, the harder she finds it to cling to her hatred for him. He is an enigma of a man, one who is shockingly arrogant, sweetly contrite, and frighteningly aggressive by turns. And the sexual tension between them is scorching. The longer she remains in his grip, the more confused she becomes about what she must do. Is her freedom worth betraying him?

Find out in Monster (Impossible #1), to be released 29 March 2013!

Warning: This book contains graphic language and scorching sex scenes involving BDSM.

Note: This is NOT a paranormal romance!

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 *Possible spoilers(but to be honest nothing that isnt in the synopsis)

Whew,Monster is the story about Claudia and how she was kidnapped to save the life of Sean.Claudia has to deal with not only being captured and having to work under duress But the one thing that throws her for a loop falling for Sean.She struggles with the fact that he is her Captor and all she wants to do is tear his clothes off.Monster is a decently paced book.Not too fast but not too slow.Just right. I'll be honest I've read books where there was just to much eroticness (is that a word?) and not enough book.Monster has both Julia Sykes nailed it on the head and her writing is on par with the big names out there.I look forward to Book 2 in the Monster Series.Monster is the perfect start to this series.I look forward to seeing where Claudia and Sean go from here...Heck I just look forward to reading more from Julia Sykes.If you enjoy Erotic Romance then this is a series you are NOT going to want to miss.

Friday, March 8, 2013

*Cover Reveal* Corporate Affair By MaryLynn Bast




                                                   Title: Corporate Affair (#1)
                                                   Author: MaryLynn Bast
                                                    Series: Panther Pride Saga
                                                   Genre: Paranormal Romance/Shifters
                                                   Publisher: Werewolf Tails Publishing
                                                   Release Date: Mar 17 2013
                                                  Available In: E-book & Print

Synopsis:
Harper Malone is the owner of a large construction and architectural firm. He knows how to negotiate and be patient. The Panther prowling inside of him is not quite so patient. The moment she walks into the room his heart races and his senses go on high alert. Harper knows immediately he has to have her.
After going through a nasty divorce and moving to a new city Emily Tatum immerses herself into her new job. She has sworn off men, yet finds herself in bed with her boss.
Can Harper make her forget the feelings of betrayal and let her guard down? Can she trust the man, the panther, and really love again?










MaryLynn Bast moved to Las Vegas in 2010. As a consultant with a contractor for the US Military, she travels from base to base across the country and around the world. MaryLynn enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. In her free time she writes paranormal fantasies and erotica.






Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/MaryLynn-Bast/e/B008DU8RWC
Blog: www.mlbast.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MaryLynnBast
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/MaryLynnBast 




*Cover Reveal*Lost In You By Heidi McLaughlin







Coming May 1st
Cover by Sarah Hansen ~ OkayCreations.net










Lost
in You











Ryan Stone is a less than average teenager. He doesn’t have fancy clothes. He doesn’t carry around the latest smartphone and he definitely doesn’t have an MP3 player. Instead, he goes to school, does his chores and dreams of a new life away from Brookfield where he’s expected to follow in his blue collar family’s footsteps. 




Hadley Carter is America’s Pop Princess. A successful recording artist living her dream with a sold-out tour and a handful of Grammy’s there isn’t much that she wants for, except love. But finding love on the road is near impossible when all she longs for are romantic dinners, a nighttime stroll on the beach and holding hands with someone who isn’t going to exploit her. 




When a chance encounter introduces Ryan to Hadley, will he be like her adoring fans looking for a way in, or will it be Hadley who pursues Ryan even though it might cost her the only career she's ever known.




Lost in You is a story about following your dreams, taking risks and getting lost in love.








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Heidi is the author of USA Today, Digital Book World, Amazon and Barnes & Noble Bestselling novel, Forever My Girl




Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell and two Parakeets.




During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she's writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court-side during either daughter's basketball games.






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