Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Cover Reveal: Touching Down by Nicole Williams

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The whole world might be in love with him. But all he’s ever loved is her.

Grant Turner’s name is synonymous with football. The fans and media can’t get enough of the player known as The Invincible Man, a nickname he earned while growing up in one of the toughest neighborhoods in the country and the nickname he’s kept by being one of the best players in professional football today. No one can take him down. He’s unstoppable.

But even a suit of armor has its weak point, and Grant’s has always been Ryan Hale.
They were a couple of kids when they fell in love, and just when it looked like the happy ending neither expected was within reach, Ryan disappeared. No explanations. No good-byes.

Grant coped by throwing himself into the game for seven years, and he’s finally moved on. Or so he thinks.

When she walks back into his life, all of those feelings come crashing back, despite the warnings in his head that tell him she’ll leave him again. Grant can withstand the league’s toughest defensive line, but he’s always been weak where she’s concerned.

No man can take Grant Turner down.

But one woman certainly can.

One woman will.

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Nicole Williams is the New York Times and USATODAY bestselling author of contemporary and young adult romance, including the Crash and Lost & Found series. Her books have been published by HarperTeen and Simon & Schuster in both domestic and foreign markets, while she continues to self-publish additional titles. She is working on a new YA series with Crown Books (a division of Random House) as well. She loves romance, from the sweet to the steamy, and writes stories about characters in search of their happily even after. She grew up surrounded by books and plans on writing until the day she dies, even if it’s just for her own personal enjoyment. She still buys paperbacks because she’s all nostalgic like that, but her kindle never goes neglected for too long. When not writing, she spends her time with her husband and daughter, and whatever time’s left over she’s forced to fit too many hobbies into too little time.
Nicole is represented by Jane Dystel, of Dystel and Goderich Literary Agency.


Cover Reveal: Neighbors by Stylo Fantome


Are you ready to meet the neighbors?

Neighbors by Stylo Fantome releases on September 27th!

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Things a good neighbor can do for you:

1. Give you a cup of sugar

2. Let you borrow his lawnmower

3. Water your plants while you're on vacation

4. Make your eyes roll back in your head with his tongue

Katya Tocci has never paid much attention to who lives next door - her career always kept her too busy. She's a good girl, working her way to becoming the most sought after cake designer in all of San Francisco.

But even a good girl's gotta cut loose once in a while, right? So one fake dating profile later, and she's ready to tarnish her squeaky clean image. Little does she know, her fun time is closer to home than she ever imagined.

Throw in a neighbor who wants to corrupt her, and another who just wants to own her, and her entire world is flipped upside down.

Who knew neighbors could be so helpful?

About the Author:

Crazy woman from a remote location in Alaska (where the need for a creative mind is a necessity!), I have been writing since ... forever? Yeah, that sounds about right. I have been told that I remind people of Lucille Ball - I also see shades of Jennifer Saunders, and Denis Leary. So basically, I laugh a lot, I'm clumsy a lot, and I say the F-word A LOT.

I like dogs more than I like most people, and I don't trust anyone who doesn't drink. No, I do not live in an igloo, and no, the sun does not set for six months out of the year, there's your Alaska lesson for the day. I have mermaid hair - both a curse and a blessing - and most of the time I talk so fast, even I can't understand me.

Yeah. I think that about sums me up.

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A Face in the Crowd by Christina Kirby

Alexis Hightower considers trust a four-letter word, and she has no intention of getting serious with anyone. After all, her day job as a nurse is plenty serious enough. On one of her nights off, she attends a concert for her favorite band and ends up on stage. She never expected to meet the legendary singer in person or that he would be the one to make her question her way of life. But how do you learn to trust again when the one you want is desired by thousands? 

Oliver Honeycutt has it all, success, fame, admirers, but when his family is faced with the unthinkable, none of it matters. Stranded in Atlanta, he meets Alexis, who’s unlike any woman he’s known before. As his attraction grows, plans for the future change, which leaves someone desperate to keep them apart. But Oliver won’t be easily discouraged. To have a future with Alexis, he’ll do whatever it takes to make her see the man behind the image.

4 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

I really loved this book. It was a rock star romance but with a different twist which is what I loved.  For me it a unique storyline when it comes to a rock star romance.  

Lexie is a nurse who works long hard hours but loves her job.  She has a good life, that includes a great job, a best friend, Simone, who is always there for her and their mutual love of the band Survival of the Fittest.  They have been fans of theirs since before they became famous.  Her and Simone go to see them play and to her surprise is pulled up on stage to dance wih Oliver Honeycutt, the sexy lead singer.  The day after attending their concert she is shocked to see that Bailey, one of the band's members is her new patient. And to then find out that due to him being ill, Bailey and his brother Oliver will have to stay in Town for a while.  

Lexie is continually assigned as Baileys nurse. So of course she becomes close with him and his brother and becomes a great support system for them as well. But this is the part of the story that I loved and thought was different.  It wasn't Bailey, her patient, that she had a connection with.   It was his brother Oliver.  From the moment he met her he felt it. He wanted to know everything about her.  As much as Lexie felt that same connection she was afraid to give into her feelings.  She has issues where trust is concerned and she also knows that once Bailey is better they will both be on the next plane back to LA. 

Oliver is not one to give up though.  He feels something for her.  She in unlike anyone he has ever been with and that's why he is drawn to her.  Over time can Oliver break her walls down and make her see how good they can be together?  

Oliver was nothing like I expected him to be.  And maybe I expected that stereo typical rock star. But he was anything but.  He was kind, caring, and completely swoon worthy.  I love the slow build to their relationship and how he continued to purse her, not giving up because he knew the connection between them was real. 

Lexie was a great at character.  She took care of not only Bailey but Oliver as well.  She was there for the both of them during this hard time.  She became a part of their little circle but that was also the things that scared her the most.  What would happen when Bailey was able to leave and go home.  Afraid to give her heart to a man who had the ability to crush it. 

The connection between Oliver and Lexie was real and you felt it from the moment they met. While it was only a few months that they knew each other it wasn't insta love at all.  It felt like they took their time and that's what made it feel real and what I loved about it.  Lexie proceeded with caution while Oliver did everything he could to take it slow but also show her how much he wanted to know her, to be with her.  I love the two of them together.  

The supporting characters were such a wonderful addition to this story.  I loved Bailey and really hope he gets his own book story.  He had such a sweet relationship with Lexie that I loved.  And then there was her best friend Simone who was the perfect best friend. I loved their relationship.  

This is the first book I have read by this author but it won't be my last.  I hope we get to see more of the characters from this book that I fell in love with. 

Blog Tour: Anti Stepbrother by Tijan



He told me to 'settle, girl.'
He asked if 'something was wrong with me?'
He said I was an ‘easy target.’
That was within minutes when I first met Caden Banks.
I labeled him an *sshole, but he was more than that. Arrogant. Smug. Alpha.

He was also to-die-for gorgeous, and my stepbrother’s fraternity brother.

Okay, yes I was a little naive, a tad bit socially awkward, and the smallest amount of stalker-ish, but if Caden Banks thought he could tell me what to do, he had another thing coming.

I came to college with daydreams about being with my stepbrother, but what would happen if I fell for the anti-stepbrother instead?

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Review by Lisa Kane

When I first read the name of this book I thought hasn't Tijan already written a romance with a stepbrother? (let's face it once their parents marry, Sam will have two stepbrothers-Mason and Logan)  But trust Tijan to spin this tale of a girl who thinks she's in love with her stepbrother. 

This was Kevin-my Kevin! Okay, not my boyfriend Kevin, but my stepbrother Kevin. The same Kevin I'd been in love with for two years-since my junior year of high school, since my mom died and my dad decided he was in love with the most popular guy in school's mother. 

Summer Stoltz starts college at the same one her step brother Kevin Matthews goes to-they had one hot night and then boom-he ran as fast as his hot legs could carry him. But Summer thinks he must have feelings for her right? 

No. I hadn't actually slept with him. We had sex, and he was gone when I woke in the morning. Like, gone gone. He'd gone all the way back to his fraternity house that was four hours away. 

She knows he has other girls but they share something special. It doesn't take her long before Kevin shows his real colors (this guy is a total player) and she wises up. This is the same night she meets his frat brother Caden Banks. 

He had a pretty face too with chiseled cheekbones, but his dark hair, tattooed arms and no-nonsense demeanor gave him an air of authority. 

Caden has got it all-looks, smarts, friends. He's so loyal to his family and he protects those he loves. Even if he has to sacrifice his happiness for someone else's. He ends up saving Summer's butt one night. They keep running into each other and it's the start of a warm friendship. (so maybe they lust after each other too!)  But Caden is more than aware of Summer's reasons for picking this college and he knows she had a thing for her step brother. Is it really over or will she run after Kevin if he decides he wants her? 

Finally I heard from the phone,"Fairy tales end, Summer."

This is a story about trust and love and sacrifice. It has the same Fallen Crest feel to it. (and I adore that series) It has two likable main characters and Caden's brother Colton is adorable. Loved this one! 

"Your love, even when it's not deserved," he added. He lifted his head, his eyes finding mine. " I want you." 

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He wasn’t looking at me any more. I wasn’t even sure he was really in the room.
I needed to leave this alone. He had given me the clues—looking away, his jaw clenching, pain like I’d never heard from him sounding loud and clear. My instincts were telling me to shut up, but I couldn’t. I had this burning need to know more about Caden. I needed to get in there, past his walls, and I wanted to understand him.
I wanted to help him.
Caden was hurting, and I wanted to take that away.
“What happened?”
Caden turned his gaze to me now, and I felt branded by the pain I saw. His eyes were stricken. “Does it matter?”
“No.” My breath caught and held in my chest. I wanted to go to him, but I also wanted to slink away. I was stirring up his pain, but I had to know. “What happened, Caden?”
“Why do you have to know?”
“Because it’s hurting you.”
I made a decision, though I had no idea what the ramifications were going to be. I stood, my legs going numb and my stomach clenching, and I moved to his side. He leaned back, his head falling to the couch, and he watched me.
The need to ease some of his hurt outweighed the fear of what would happen next. Swallowing tightly, I stepped over to straddle him and sat down.
“What are you doing?”
He asked that softly, still holding his beer. I took it from his hands and put it on the stand next to the couch. Then I just sat there. He had to do the rest. I’d already made the first move.
I glanced down at his hands, feeling like an idiot. “What happened?”
“Why are you pushing this?”
I looked back up to find confusion warring with need in his eyes. He wasn’t pushing me away, so I sank further into his lap.
“You haven’t told anyone else about this.” It wasn’t really a question, but I saw the confirmation in his eyes. My chest tightened, thinking about whatever secret he held. “Please tell me.”
“No.” He shifted forward, and I braced myself, expecting him to push me away. He didn’t. His hands grasped the backs of my legs and lifted me so I was more fully on his lap.
I could feel him between my legs, and my breasts almost pressed against his chest. I waited. I wanted to see what else he’d say
“But not because I don’t want you to know,” he added. “Because it’s not my secret to tell.”
I nodded, my stomach doing somersaults now. “That makes sense. I can respect that.”
And there we were. His hands cupped my ass, and the pain in his gaze became something darker, something I felt too, something that began to turn off all rational thought.
“What are we doing here?” he questioned, his voice like a caress in itself.
I leaned forward, my gaze lingering on his lips. “I didn’t really think it through.”
“And now?”
“Still not thinking it through.”
“You’re okay with that?”
In that moment, the truth exploded in me. I wanted him. I wanted this—but it was more. I needed this.
I didn’t answer.
I closed the distance between us.

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I didn't begin writing until after undergraduate college. There'd been storylines and characters in my head all my life, but it came to a boiling point one day and I HAD to get them out of me. So the computer was booted up and I FINALLY felt it click. Writing is what I needed to do. After that, I had to teach myself how to write. I can't blame my teachers for not teaching me all those years in school. It was my fault. I was one of the students that was wishing I was anywhere but at school! So after that day, it took me lots of work until I was able to put together something that resembled a novel. I'm hoping I got it right since someone must be reading this profile! And I hope you keep enjoying my future stories.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Release Blitz: When the Stars Collide by Micalea Smeltzer

Title: When Stars Collide
Series: Light in the Dark #2 
Author: Micalea Smeltzer
Genre: New Adult
 Release Date: August 30, 2016


We were like two stars orbiting each other—dancing around the possibility that one day we might collide. When we finally did, we opened up a black hole, obliterating everything around us. No one would be the same.

Least of all, us.

Waking up in Vegas married to the guy of your dreams sounds like a good thing, right? Not when you’re Thea Montgomery and said guy is your brother’s best friend.

Thea and Xander have always avoided the connection between them because her brother would never approve. Now, they’re married— the strongest bond you can have as a couple—and they’re not even a real couple…unless they want to be.

Thea wants an annulment immediately, but Xander’s waited too long to see her become his and he won’t let her go easily.

If she wants a divorce, fine, but he wants the summer to convince her that he’s the one. If at the end of the summer she still wants to end their marriage he’ll sign the papers, but until then…

All is not fair in love and war.

Read the first 3 chapters on Wattpad now


4 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

This is the second book in the Light in the Dark series. While it is not necessary to read the first book I think that reading it would give you a better understanding of the relationships involved in this book.  I was so excited for this book.  I loved Thea and Xander’s characters in the first book and could not wait to see how their story would turn out.  

Xander and Thea’s brother Cade are best friends.  They have been for as long as they can remember.  But growing up Thea and Zander were very much friends as well.  For years the two of them have wanted each other but neither one of them opened up about their feelings because of fear.  They were both afraid of how Cade would react, especially given the fact that he expressed to Xander on numerous occasions how he is against him and Thea being anything more than just friends.  The three of them are in Vegas for a business trip.  When Thea wakes up on their last morning there in bed with Xander she flips out.  But that is not the worst of it.  Because not only has she slept with the man that she has crushed on but she is also married to him.  Now what?  How do they go home and explain to their families that while in Vegas they got married? For one her brother will be pissed and their close relationship could be ruined over this.  But she is also only 19 years old and marriage is not something that she has thought of right now.  But then you have Xander whose feelings on being married to Thea, is the complete opposite.  He wants to stay married to her and somehow he convinces her to give them 3 months together and if after the three months are up if she wants a divorce he will give her one.  But they decide to wait to tell their families.  What will happen at the end of the three months?  It seems to me that this can go wrong in so many ways and so many relationships can be destroyed because of it.  Will these two people who have wanted each other for so long get their happily ever after.  

I really enjoyed this book but what I loved most about it, or should I say who I loved the most was Xander.  He knew how he felt about Thea.  For him it has always been her and he had every intention of proving to her how much he loved her and how good they were together.  I loved his dedication to their marriage and to Thea as well.  He was just a completely swoon worthy book boyfriend who was patient, kind and just someone you will fall in love with.

Thea was a likeable character but while I understood her hesitation about the whole marriage thing at the same time this is her dream guy.  The guy that she has been in love with for the longest time, you would think she would want to scream it from the roof tops.  But at the same time I totally understood her fear.  I really enjoyed her as a heroine and loved her and Xander together.  

When the Stars Collide is a quick, sweet story with not too much angst.  The issues these two faced had everything to do with their families and their fears.  I loved how they communicated with each other and how they were mature enough to both try to make this work.  Thea agreed to give it the three months but she really did put her heart into it.  Actions speak louder than words and I think they both proved that.  They were so good together.  I loved the relationship she ha with her brother and her best friends. And it was great to see them in this book and the big part that they played.  another wonderful job by Ms. Smetzler

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Holy mother of all hangovers.

I’d succumbed to the lure of Vegas and gotten completely wasted. Granted, that’s what everyone did in Las Vegas but I like to think I usually have more sense than the social norm.

I rub my eyes and blink them open. The hotel room comes into formation around me. The walls are a warm golden color and the flat screen on the wall plays some home improvement show. I can see the bathroom from the bed, the tiled walls and large soaking tub.

I roll over onto my side, hoping I can sleep off the hangover, and reel back.

“Oh my God,” I cry, flailing in bed.

My legs kick the sleeping guy beside me.

Not just any sleeping guy.

Oh no.

Xander Kincaid, my brother’s best friend, lays in the bed beside me.

His dark hair tumbles over his forehead and his cheeks are covered with several days worth of scruff. His chest is bare and…holy shit. He’s naked.

I look down.

Oh God, I’m naked too.

“What’s wrong?” He asks, reaching his left hand out to pull me closer to him. That’s when I see it.

“Is that a wedding band?” I scream shrilly.

His eyes narrow. “You don’t fucking remember?”

I shake my head and look at my own hand. A thin silver band rests on my finger. “What did we do?”

He sits up in bed and I try to ignore how adorably rumpled he looks with his hair sticking up.

Everything begins flooding back to me in quick bursts.




Confessions of love and desire.

A wedding chapel.



A contract.

“We’re married,” I whisper. “Holy shit.” It’s all I’ve ever wanted—to be with Xander, but not like this. Never like this. “My brother is going to kill us.”

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I remember the most about that day was that it was completely ordinary.
Then with one stupid decision everything fell apart and nothing was
ever the same.

Rae Wilder wants nothing but a do over—but
life doesn’t work that way. She’s stuck living out the consequences of
her actions. At times the burden feels unbearable.
College is supposed to be her second chance.
New place.
New people.
New life.
No one to know what she did.
Despite that, she has still vowed to avoid everyone and everything at all costs.
Unfortunately for her, an accidental run-in with the campus heartthrob, Cade Montgomery, derails that plan.

He’s determined to thaw the ice around her heart and expose the girl
she used to be. He wants to show her that life is worth living for and
that she really is a Rae of Sunshine.




Author Bio

Micalea Smeltzer is a bestselling twenty-something author. She started scribbling stories before she even knew her alphabet. She currently resides in Virginia with her doggie side-kick Ollie.

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