Friday, August 29, 2014

Obsession (Book Two of the Forgotten series) 
by Lisa Helen Gray
Publication date: To be announced soon

We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the cover reveal for Obsession by Lisa Helen Gray.   This is the second in the Forgotten series and you don't want to miss it!!!

Danni Carter has had an obsession with Nate Mathews ever since she could remember. But then one dreadful, drunken night, her obsession turned into rejection. She has spent years distancing herself from Nate, the one person she always wanted, and who never wanted her in return. 
After Danni finds her boyfriend in bed with another woman, her life has turned upside down …. 

Now a stalker is obsessed with her … 

He’s always watching, never showing himself, and never talks to her. The only thing he has done is make her life a living hell. 
When her stalker takes his fixation to the next level by vandalizing her apartment, Nate is there to pick up the pieces and offers Danni somewhere to stay. 

How can she live with a man who rejected her all those years ago, and not be able to feel anything towards him? As the heat sizzles between the two, someone else’s blood is boiling into a rage. 

His obsession will lead to a death, but whose death will it be? ….. 
Read obsession, second installment of the Forgotten series to find out ….

Don't miss the first book in this thrilling Series!!! 
Better Left Forgotten

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About the author

Lisa Helen Gray (1987) born in Birmingham. All Lisa has ever wanted to do in life, apart from be a mother, is to read and write, and at a certain age she wanted to be a princess.We can all dream, right?
Serious note though, she has been a passionate reader ever since her Nan first handed her The Three Gollywogs by Enid Blyton. After that, she lived in a land of fantasy. 
First came Buffy the Vampire Slayer, then Angel, and it went on to Twilight and The Hunger Games. Some would say she is a daydreamer, but she is just a firm believer that there is a happily ever after. Hence, her huge love of romance novels.
She got into reviewing other author’s novels, and then decided to publish her own work. Bringing us to her first novel, If I could I'd wish it all away (2014). 

She always has her head stuck in a romance novel and is often (too often) reminded of this. When she hasn't got her head stuck in a book or writing her next novel, she is glued to the TV series Pretty Little Liars, walking dead, The Originals, The Vampire Diaries and of course, Veronica Mars. 
Just an ordinary girl surround by extraordinary books

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August 2014

A sexy category romance from Entangled publishing’s Brazen imprint…
Shillings Agency employee Jake Forsythe is not happy to discover that the thief who he has to track down is none other than his ex-partner from his past. Now he’s forced to blackmail her into submission…or throw her in jail.
Tara Harris steals from the rich and corrupted, returning objects to their rightful owners one case at a time. When Jake shows up in her life, at first, she’s thrilled. But then when she finds out that she has to help the man she stole from or go to jail…it’s the choice between two evils.
These two can’t deny the burning passion between them, but when push comes to shove, they’ll have to lay their hearts and their lives on the line.
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4 Stars!!
 This is the Second in The Shillings Agency Series but can be read as a Stand Alone
Tara’s business isn’t the type of business most people have or would think of.  She lives and breathes her job and loves getting back items stolen from good people.  Tara has done this for years as she had two of the most important people stolen from her at a young age.  As a teenager she work on her skills that are prudent to her business today with Jake whom she dated until he left to enlist in the Marines.

Jake lost his parents when he was seventeen years old and spent one year of hell in the foster care system.  Tara and his older sister were the two reasons he kept going until he and Tara got caught.  To get his life back on track he enlisted in the Marines and left Tara behind.  Now he is back home after an injury from an IUD but has stayed away as what happened to him in Afghanistan has left an ever-lasting impression on him.

Jake shows up in Tara life unexpectedly and she is happy to see him until she finds out the only way out of the mess she is in is by helping him who works for one of the people Tara considers a bad guy.  To top it all off things have heated back up for these two. Now Tara is left to decide whether to help Jake and go against everything she believes or do what she feels is right and possibly lost him forever.

I was gifted this novel for an honest review and I hadn’t read any books by Diane Alberts/Jen McLaughlin until I read this one.  The story between Jake and Tara is a rocky one with challenges and life getting in the way like the rest of us has to deal with.  I love how Tara holds on to her morels and values so deeply that she doesn’t see what she is doing is wrong even though she is righting a wrong done to an innocence person.  She is a strong prideful woman who doesn’t need a man to help or define her.  Jake is what I expected of an injured Marine who has been forced home.  He’s an alpha male who seems to let his pride get in the way of what he truly wants, Tara.  He can’t see the good guy he is but only that he will never be good enough for the one woman he’s ever loved.  I liked that Jen didn’t just have Tara fall at Jake’s feet but rather make him work for the things he wants. This was a great book and I highly recommend you get this book and read Jake and Tara’s story. I will definitely be going back and reading the first book in this series, Temporarily Yours.


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Diane Alberts is a multi-published, bestselling contemporary romance author with Entangled Publishing. She also writes New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling new adult books under the name Jen McLaughlin. She's hit the Top 100 lists on Amazon and Barnes and Noble numerous times with numerous titles. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. Diane is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.

Diane has always been a dreamer with a vivid imagination, but it wasn't until 2011 that she put her pen where her brain was, and became a published author. Since receiving her first contract offer, she has yet to stop writing. 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 fantastic stories that even a non-romance reader will know her name.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Chasing Perfection Vol II By M. S. Parker Blog Tour August 28th, 2014

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I’m sick and tired of my boss, DeVon Ricci, screwing with me. He signed the guy I was seeing just so I couldn't date him, and now he fired an employee who’d insulted me. If he wasn't expecting me to flirt with every top Hollywood executive to help him close deals, I might have thought he felt something for me. The problem is, as angry as he makes me, I can't stop thinking about him. There is only one way I know to get him out of my mind. I have to f**k him. The CEO of Mirage Talent, DeVon Ricci needs to be in control, but ever since Krissy Jensen walked into his company, he's found his control slipping. He knows what he needs to do to get it back again, but the more time he spends with her, the less he's sure he'll be able to follow through. When two passionate, headstrong people finally crash together, they can't help but ignite. The question is, will either of them be able to walk away unburned?

Kim's Review
5 Stars!!

Volume One left us with DeVon showing up on Krissy date with Taylor to let Krissy know that her date wouldn’t be showing up as he just signed him to Mirage Talent.  Now DeVon has ruined Krissy chance to start making LA more like home but worse then that he is plaguing her thoughts.  Krissy is need of her best friends advice and right about now she is really missing Carrie.

DeVon couldn’t get his control back to where is should be.  How could Krissy get to him like this?  After years of always being in control and never has a woman affected him this way so why is Krissy the only one who can?   He needs to find a way to get her out of his system once and for all.

These two come up with the same idea to get the other out of their system and put their plans into action.  Both of their plans fall into to place so easily but will it be enough for them to get the each other out of their system.

I love how MS Parker continues to have both Krissy and DeVon’s  POV throughout the series.  I like knowing what both characters are thing and how they affect one another. Both Krissy and DeVon have strong, controlling personalities that clash and heat up drawing them even closer to the brink of losing the control they loves so much. The bickering back and forth along with the tug of war for control left me wanting to get more of them.  I couldn’t put the book down as I needed to find out who would ultimately get the control they both desire. I’m dying to see how everything plays out in the third installment of Chasing Perfection.  September 15 can’t come fast enough for me.  Another must read by MS Parker!!


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M.S. Parker is giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card, Paperback set of Chasing Perfection I & Chasing Perfection II, and a ebook set of Chasing Perfection I & Chasing Perfection II

About Author

M. S. Parker is the author of the Erotic Romance series, Club Privè. Living in Southern California, she enjoys sitting by the pool with her laptop writing on her next spicy romance.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Everything done in darkness, will eventually be brought into the light.

I ran, but all it did was keep me one step ahead of my past. I tried to start over; new name, new identity. But you can't change your soul.
A fresh start at college was just what I needed. For a while, it worked. I was the party girl, the one that seemed confident, but it was a lie.
When guys kissed me--I felt only pain. 
When they touched me--Nothing but fear.

Deep inside, every girl wants to be the beauty in the story, to find someone that will see you as their world. 
But the truth? I was the beast. And as much as I wanted redemption, I wasn't fool enough to think I'd ever get it. 
Until he walked into my life.

I wasn't prepared to fall for someone. My scars were too deep, the wounds too raw. But he offered me peace, he offered me security. I should have known it was just another lie--I should have known that falling in love with my professor was a bad idea.
But I was powerless to stop myself from falling. 
And he was powerless to catch me.

Because the darkness finally caught up to me, and as fate would have it, a cruel twist almost bled me dry. But I'm stronger than I knew. I'm stronger than you think.
You think you know my story, but you don't....after all everyone has Shame in their lives-- and I'm no longer afraid to show you mine.




“Just hold still!” I yelled, holding up my phone while Gabe gave me the finger. I grimaced and dropped the camera away from my face. “Nice, thanks for that.”
“I’m a giver.” He smirked.
Saylor, his wife, smacked him on the arm and rolled her eyes.
I scrunched up my face when he leaned in and took Saylor’s mouth with his, kissing her senseless in the local Starbucks like they were doing a romance scene in a movie. I coughed.
They didn’t pull apart.
So I took a picture.
I earned another finger, but Gabe still didn’t dislodge from his wife.
“Whoa!” Wes’s voice sounded from behind me. “They been at it long?”
“Are all newlyweds disgusting?” I voiced aloud.
Wes moved around the table with his wife, Kiersten, and gave me a goofy shrug. I wanted to roll my eyes, but Wes was too nice and hot. Let’s not forget the hot part. Both he and Gabe were like walking poster boys for GQ. Both blond, now that Gabe had decided to dye his hair back to his original color. It was like staring at two really bright superstars.
Hating them was like hating the Easter bunny. Try all you want, but you’ll eat every piece of chocolate in the basket, just you wait.
“So, classes?” Kiersten leaned forward. “I heard you got stuck with that hot new psych prof.”
Wes growled low in his throat.
“Down boy.” I braced my hands on the table and laughed. “Besides he’s not that hot.”
“A girl passed out.” Kiersten’s eyebrows shot up. “Like in class.”
“Dehydration?” I shrugged, taking a sip of coffee.
“Or…” She leaned forward. “…the rumors are true.”
“Rumors…” Gabe backed away from Saylor, his lips swollen. “…are always based on truth.”
“So you really did do a naked dance in your underwear last week after getting drunk downtown at Pike Place Market?” I tilted my head and waited while Gabe rolled his eyes and popped his knuckles. “Exactly.”
He opened his mouth.
I took a picture.
With a grimace, he snatched my phone away from me. “Never thought I’d have to tell you to lay off the pictures, Miss Paparazzi.”
I slumped in my seat. “It’s for an assignment with that hot professor.”
“Aha!” Kiersten jabbed her finger at me. “I knew it.”
I pinned her with a look. “Sarcasm, friend, sarcasm.”
“Boys get girls pregnant,” Gabe offered, while Wes choked on the coffee he’d just stolen out of my hand.
Serves him right!
“Don’t date them.”
“You’re going to be a great dad.” I smiled sweetly. “What? You’re just going to lock your girls in their rooms and go—” I mimicked his voice. “—uh, you see boy parts are bad, they make girls have lots of babies, like rabbits, and you know how rabbits make dad nervous and—”
“Hilarious,” Gabe’s eyes narrowed. “And please don’t talk about kids yet…”
Saylor laughed quietly next to him then squeezed his arm.
My heart dropped.
A very long time ago, I’d wanted to be that for Gabe, then Taylor happened and well… I shuddered, blocking out the painful memories, the things I’d done, the things he’d done, the things we’d done.
“You okay?” Wes asked, his voice soft. He was way too perceptive for my taste. If I’d wanted to share, he’d be the guy I’d talk to, but I was a vault. Sharing meant admitting my guilt, and admitting meant I’d probably go insane just like he had.
“Yeah…” I straightened in my seat. “…I just don’t want to fail my class, and I need to write down nonverbal cues and take at least one picture. And pretty sure I need to ace this first assignment on account that I was late to my prof’s class, and I got in trouble.”
“He spank you?” Gabe’s eyes mocked across his coffee.
“Yes, Gabe,” I said calmly. “Because that’s how they punish bad students here at UW — with a yardstick and a smile.”
“I wish.” He whistled. “What I wouldn’t give to have Saylor—”
I plugged my ears.
He threw his head back and laughed while Saylor turned bright red and put her hand over his mouth to shush him.
“So…” Wes ignored Gabe as was his usual and leaned across the table. “…why don’t you take pictures of people here in the coffee shop? I mean, ask permission, but most people here are super interesting, right? Studying? Stressed out? Tired?” He pointed to a guy in the corner. “He looks like he’s running on five cups of coffee and one hour of sleep. Go ask, take the picture, make some notes, project done.”
“You make it sound so easy,” I grumbled.
He grinned. “I’m Wes Michels.”
I hung my head lower and grimaced.
“Phone.” He held out his hand and stood.
Within minutes, not only had he snapped two pictures for me but had taken notes on two pre-med students who had stayed up all night cramming for what they’d assumed would be a pop quiz, only to find out that they’d been in the wrong class on the wrong day.
“And that’s why I'm not pre-med.” Gabe shuddered.
“Really?” Kiersten asked. “I thought it was because big words scared you?”
“Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. What now?” He nodded. “Keep talking, Kiersten, or keep walking.”
“Spell it.” She smirked.
“So this professor…” Gabe changed the subject. “If he tries anything, use the Mace or the rape whistle.”
“Right.” I nodded. “I’ll be sure to do that. In class. With a hundred other students. When he looks at me cross-eyed.”
“Good,” he huffed.
“I was kidding.”

Saylor patted Gabe’s shoulder. “Gotta let the baby birds out of the nest someday, Gabe.”

Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.
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