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Promo Spotlight and Giveaway: Pitch Imperfect by Elise Alden

Friday, October 31, 2014

Today, I'm hosting this promo spotlight on Elise Alden's contemporary romance, Pitch Imperfect. In the following, find a complete promo and a short, pre-written interview with the author. Don't forget to comment to increase your chance of winning!

Elise Alden will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card to one randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter
Pitch Imperfect
Elise Alden
Published: October 20, 2014 by Carina Press

Once-famous singer Anjuli Carver has returned to tiny Heaverlock Village alone and nearly broke. She’s poured every last penny into a rambling Victorian manor, hoping to start over. Trouble is, her money pit is falling to pieces and the only restoration architect for miles is Rob Douglas…her ex-fiancé.

For eight years, Rob has regretted not telling Anjuli why he never answered her letters. Being left at the altar broke his heart, but being used for sex one night in London after the fact nearly drove him to the edge of sanity, and he’ll be damned if he allows Anjuli to wreak havoc on his life again. He’ll restore her manor, all right, and give her taste of her own medicine while he’s at it.

But how long can revenge last when memories of their shared past keep rushing to the surface?

Soon, Rob wants answers. Why did Anjuli leave the international spotlight to become a recluse in the Scottish Borderlands? And why does she refuse to sing? Anjuli wants nothing more than to be left alone with her grief, even as she struggles to keep her sexy fantasies about Rob in check. With gossipy villagers, interfering friends and more secrets between them than notes on a scale, Anjuli and Rob will need to find forgiveness in order to work together, then decide if they’re willing to risk it all on an encore performance. 

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My Notorious Gentleman by Gaelen Foley

Thursday, October 30, 2014

My Notorious Gentleman
Inferno Club #6

Gaelen Foley
Historical Romance
Published in 2013

H/h - Lord Trevor Montgomery/Grace Kenwood
Setting: London, 1816.

Read in September 2014.
My rating:

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After reading and despising book 5 of this series, I thought it’s time I took a vacay from GF’s books. So here I am, after 2 years, trying to finish up the series that started out as a disappointment. In fact, and I know I’ve exhausted this line, that Inferno Club is an overall disaster. If you’ve read her earlier works, you’d know what I mean. Comparing those, this series is full of melodrama, annoying characters with over the top storyline, almost on the verge of being silly. Worse thing is that, all the while I felt that this series had potentials to be something darker, with the author having the talent to make it so. By now I’ve given up any hope for any kinda improvement. As a result, when I started My Notorious Gentleman, book 6, I had no great expectations. I just wanted to see how Trevor’s story plays out. Just glad to say that it was much better one; fast paced, yet more of a comfortable read without the sillyness.

Book Blast and Giveaway: The Sins of a Few by Sarah Ballance

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The book blast for Sarah Ballance's historical romance, The Sins of a Few, the concluding installment of her Sins of Salem series is taking place today. Find a complete promo and an excerpt for your enjoyment. Don't forget to comment to increase your chance of winning!

If you're interested, my ARC review of The Sins of a Few can be found HERE.

Sarah Ballance will be awarding a $25 Amazon or BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour
The Sins of a Few
Sarah Ballance
(Sins of Salem #3)
Published: October 13, 2014 by Entangled Scandalous

Salem, 1692

The moment he steps off the boat and into his hometown of Salem, Nathanial Abbot knows the rumors about Salem are indeed true. For in the two years since he's left Salem—disowned by his family and seeking a fortune of his own—the town has changed. It is dark with discord and suspicion... and accusations of witchcraft. Now all that remains for him is the woman he's never forgotten.
But Faith Downing isn't happy to see Nathanial. In his absence, his younger sisters have ignited the chain of hysteria that resulted in twenty deaths—including Faith's aunt, to whom Nathanial owed his life. Yet through her acrimony, Faith can't prevent herself from responding to the man Nathanial has become, handsome and kind. A man who kindles something in her that speaks of sin.

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Promo Spotlight and Giveaway: The Truth About Air and Water by Katherine Owen

Monday, October 27, 2014

Today, I'm hosting a promo spotlight on Katherine Owen's new adult romance, The Truth About Air & Water, book 2 of the Truth in Lies series. In the following, also find an excerpt for your enjoyment. The giveaway includes ebooks and signed paperbacks (open Internationally) of both books in this series, don't forget to enter via rafflecopter below!

The Truth About Air & Water
Katherine Owen
(Truth in Lies #2)

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” -Ernest Hemingway ~ A Farewell To Arms

They share an epic love but one moment changes everything. A life together that seemed certain is shattered. One learns you never love the same way twice; the other learns what it means to come home. You only think you know how this love story goes, but do you really know how an epic love can end?

“There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice.”
-F. Scott Fitzgerald 

She is living color, and I’ve been in a black-and-white world for far too long without her.
Powerful stuff. It surrounds me. I’ve felt it since I first arrived. The forcefield of her. The magnetism of her. The power she wields over me. I’m alive again because of her, like a dying plant that finally gets some water. I’ve got it bad for this girl.
Reality dawns.
The light comes through the darkness and shines on me.
She’s my water.
-Lincoln Presley

The truth is I breathe with him. He is my air. Raison d’etre.
-Tally Landon

Author's note: This novel is part of the Truth In Lies series. It can be read as standalone, however, fans of my fiction already are highly recommending that those new to my work, READ This Much Is True book 1 FIRST.

As Lincoln Presley would say, "do as you must, Princess."

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A Notorious Ruin by Carolyn Jewel

Saturday, October 25, 2014

A Notorious Ruin
The Sinclair Sisters #2

Carolyn Jewel
Historical Romance 
Pub date: September 23, 2014 [requested review]

H/h - Robert, the Marquess of Thrale/Lucy Sinclair Wilcott
Setting: Regency era.

Read in September, 2014. 
My rating:

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After reading Lord Ruin, and despising it, I must’ve been crazy to request a review copy from CJ. You ask, why? That’s mainly because, even though I hated some of the other characters, Lucy and Thrale were two exceptions. I’ve been waiting for their book ever since CJ announced that she’s writing. I’m just happy to finally to have read The Notorious Ruin, book 2 of the Sinclair Sisters Series.

For those who haven’t read book 1 of the Sinclair Sisters it was published way back in 2002/2003. I read it about 3 yrs. ago... well, just read my review HERE and be the judge, because I’d rather not repeat myself. Not again. I don’t even think it’s necessary to read this, as book 2 is a very nicely done standalone. You won’t miss much IMO.

The Sinclair Sisters are Anne, Mary, Lucy and Emily, 4 daughters of Viscount Sinclair. Their father is a complete a$$ who has already gambled away the family fortune. Anne, the eldest is the h of book 1, was your proverbial spinster; a ‘Plain Jane’ with a non-existent dowry. But Anne had no big aspirations. She’s smart and knew how to manage a household tittering on financial ruin. She also knew how to handle their self-centered father. Anne was the epitome of the Saintly Sister. But then, Duke of Cynssyr, the notorious rake of the ton who had also been dubbed as the ‘Insincere Cynssyr’ due to his inability to keep his pr*ck in his pants, happens to Anne (don’t even ask me exactly ‘how’, as I might break into another rant). Et voilà, she finds herself married to a Duke!

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