Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Forever With You by Jennifer L. Armentrout ~ Release Week Blitz

I am thrilled to be bringing you the Release Week Blitz for Jennifer L. Armentrout's Forever With You

Forever With You is a standalone New Adult contemporary romance being released on September 29th, and is the fifth book in the Wait For You Series, published by Avon Books, an imprint of HarperCollins


About the book

In the irresistibly sexy series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout, two free spirits find their lives changed by a one-night stand…  

Some things you just believe in, even if you've never experienced them. For Stephanie, that list includes love. It's out there. Somewhere. Eventually. Meanwhile she's got her job at the mixed martial arts training center and hot flings with gorgeous, temporary guys like Nick. 

Then a secret brings them closer, opening Steph's eyes to a future she never knew she wanted—until tragedy rips it away. Nick's self-assured surface shields a past no one needs to know about. His mind-blowing connection with Steph changes all that. As fast as he's knocking down the walls that have kept him commitment- free, she's building them up again, determined to keep the hurt—and Nick—out. 

But he can't walk away. Not when she's the only one who's ever made him wish for forever . . .    


Armentrout packs a powerful emotional punch in her fifth Wait for Younew adult contemporary (after Fall with Me)... Armentrout tugs at the heartstrings while delivering an intense, gripping tale.” – Publishers Weekly 

“Armentrout presents an emotional installment in her Wait for You series…[she] does it again, presenting a fast-paced tearjerker that fans will devour. – Booklist

Exclusive Excerpt

I cradled my drink as Cam sauntered back to the pool tables. My mind wasn’t made up on the whole visiting them thing yet. Maybe I would. Maybe I wouldn’t.

“Want another rum and coke?”              

My lips curled up at the sound of Nick’s rich, deep voice. We’d been chatting on and off since I plopped my butt down on the stool, and he had seemed happy that I was there.              
Total bonus points lottery with this guy. 

“I’m good, but thanks.” The last thing I wanted to be was drunk. I smiled at him, pleased when his heavily hooded gaze dipped again. “Are you guys usually this busy on the weekend?”              

I could see that small talk was something Nick excelled at, which made sense, considering his occupation. He was an equal opportunity charmer. Women flocked to him at the bar. The other bartender, the girl with the pink glasses, seemed to take it all in stride. 

“Not sure if you really call this busy, but Saturdays usually bring a larger crowd.” He glanced down the bar before continuing. “So you went to school with them?” he asked, jerking his chin in the direction Cam had roamed off to.  

“Yeah.” Leaning forward, I placed my elbows on the bar. “I had no idea they had connections here. Total surprise.”  
“Small world,” he said, echoing my earlier thought. “But you’re not very close with them.”  
It was a statement, not a question. “What makes you think that?”  
“Well, if you were, I guess you’d be over there with them. Or …”  
Nick was observant. “Or what?”             

One side of his lips curled up as he folded his arms across his chest. The movement drew my attention. I was such a visual creature. Not that anyone would blame me right now. The black shirt he wore stretched around well-defined biceps. “Or you’d rather spend the time with me.”              

The twisty motion in my belly cranked up a notch. “Am I that transparent?”              
In the best possible way.” He picked up a bottle. “I’m glad you did stop by. Every time the door opened last night, I looked up and hoped it was you.”              
“Is that so?”              
“I speak the truth.” His smile was lazy. “Did you finish unpacking?”             
“Were there any more rat bastard combinations?”              
I laughed. “There were a few more.”              
“Kind of mad I missed out on them.”              

“There’s always later.” I toyed with my glass as I met and held his stare. “So, Nick, do you have a last name?”              
“Blanco,” he replied after a brief hesitation. “Do you?”              
“Keith.” I grinned as he unfolded those arms. “I have another question for you.”
Moving in, he placed his hands on the bar. “Ask away.”              

“Do you have a girlfriend?” My breath caught a little when he leaned in suddenly. Our mouths were close enough that we were breathing the same tiny patch of oxygen. “Or a boyfriend?”              

Nick didn’t bat an eyelash. “Nope to both. How about you?”              

Bonus points explosion! “None,” I said, welcoming the tingle that swirled down my spine as his breath warmed my lips.              

He tilted his head to the side, lining up his mouth with mine with just a fraction of an inch between us. I started to feel a little flushed. “You have plans tonight, Stephanie Keith?” he asked, voice deeper and rougher.              

I shook my head as my pulse tripped all over itself in a happy little dance.              

Nick’s grin spread into the kind of smile I knew left a trail of women in its wake. “You do now.”   

Grab your copy of this incredible addition to Jennifer's Wait For You Series and see what everyone is talking about!

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Thursday, 24 September 2015

Breaking Measures by Emma Raveling ~ Review

**Before I begin, I want it to be known that although I was provided with a review copy by the author and/or publisher all opinions expressed in the following reviews are purely my own. To find out more, please visit my disclaimer page.**

My Review

Rating: 5+

'Something remains in the silence after a performance.   
It echoes between the seats, winding through aisles and rows, whispering as it returns to the front of the hall.   
The stage remembers.   
Its polished floor pulses with the heartbeat of every musician who has crossed it and holds within its infinite memory that which murmurs endlessly in silence.   
The same power pulsating in the thick blood now flowing across the pale wood and pooling around the podium. This sacred ground siphons away an artist's life, ingesting ambition and arrogance, and devouring countless dreams of immortality so that it can satiate a voracious audience.   
The stage demands to be fed.   
When you step on it, you become the willing sacrifice.'

Poignant and edgy, Breaking Measures takes contemporary fiction to the next level.

Emma Raveling's writing has always been a stunning example of how an author can reel in their readers from the very first word. And Breaking Measures is no exception. In fact, it builds on Raveling's ability to entertain readers by adding a bundle of mystery and suspense that will keep readers on the edge of their seat...and looking over their shoulders to check that a mass murderer hasn't snuck into their houses! 

Sprinkled with delicious descriptions of the main protagonist Leila Cates' music career and her love for her art, this novel is utterly captivating from start to finish. Examples of these beautifully crafted descriptions include:
'Leila retreated to the piano, hands trembling at the life spinning out of their control. She pushed the metronome, the precise tick reminding her of measures and boundaries.   
Now that Orion was gone, the frantic presto pulse no longer seemed right. She adjusted the speed, reducing it to an ominous adagio that boomed like thunder in her chest.'
And another one of my faves:
'People wanted to see her triumph over grief and become the bloodied gladiator standing alone in the arena. The stage demanded a moving display of grit and tenacity, a story about an inspiring comeback despite tragic suffering. 
Leila was now the headliner in a performance selling the American Dream. 
The only way to extinguish the sordidness of murder was with a spectacular performance that would be remembered for the ages, a concert that would become an immortal part of her legacy.'

This book is highly recommended for readers who love to read well-written books.

Love books where it feels like every word, every sentence, has been chosen and put together with the utmost care and attention? Do you love books that make you feel invested in their mysterious events, and that urge you to join in on the journey to discover the truth?

Then Breaking Measures is most definitely for you! 

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

The Counting Downers by A.J. Compton ~ Blog Tour

Today I'm so excited to be bringing you all The Counting Downers by A.J. Compton Blog Tour thanks to the lovely people over at Inkslinger PR

There's an intriguing excerpt and a fantastic giveaway lined up, so let's get started!

Monday, 14 September 2015

Jennifer L. Armentrout's The Titan Series ~ Trailer Opportunity!


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Saturday, 12 September 2015

Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman ~ Review

**Before I begin, I want it to be known that although I was provided with a review copy of these by the author and/or publisher all opinions expressed in the following reviews are purely my own. To find out more, please visit my disclaimer page.**

My Review

Rating: 4

Legacy of Kings is a YA fantasy novel that is easy to read and enjoy.

Fantasy is a brilliant genre. But often it's overshadowed by its reputation for having convoluted plot and descriptions. There is a misconception that for a fantasy novel to be enjoyable, it needs to be complicated. But that isn't the case at all. 

Legacy of Kings proves this. It provides readers with a cast of intriguing characters and allows them to develop naturally alongside the development of the book's plot. Eleanor Herman's writing entertains and transports the reader, making for an enjoyable fantasy read.

Woven throughout the plot are rich and riveting concepts.

Legacy of Kings sets up a world full of interesting concepts that add a layer of complexity and intrigue. I couldn't find the words to describe the impact of these concepts - it's something you truly have to experience for yourself. But I picked some of my favourite examples of Eleanor Herman's story writing to share with you all:

'According to Audata, her mother, most magic of the blood was inherited. It came down through generations, like eye or hair color. But not Smoke Blood. Smoke Blood was earned. It allowed a person to triumph over pain—over death, even. That power could be found. Could be made—with an act of great betrayal, the blood of someone turned against his child or beloved friend.'  
'He really was ready to die for Alex. Soldiers talk of heroism all the time; poets sing about the glory of self-sacrifice. But Cynane has never actually seen a man willing to put someone else’s life before his own. True loyalty—it’s almost unheard of. And it’s exactly what Cyn has been looking for all these years. Correction: it’s what she has been looking to destroy.'

Eleanor Herman has created a realistic ancient world full of lore, love, and sacrifice that is sure to become a fast favourite with lovers of fantasy.

Monday, 7 September 2015

The Same Deep Water by Lisa Swallow ~ Teaser Blitz

Today I am sharing some teasers from The Same Deep Water by Lisa Swallow

This is a New Adult contemporary romance. The tour kicks off today. Be sure to check out the giveaway below and grab the book while it's on sale - it will be .99¢ till tomorrow only!

About the book

TheSameDeepWaterSometimes, believing the lies we tell ourselves is easier than dealing with the truth. 

Once, I wanted to die. That was the night I met Guy. 

The strange man with flowers stepped from the shadows and saved my life. Guy. Dimpled smile. Body of a surf god. Smart and funny. Running out of time. 

We became travelling companions through life, ticking off items on our bucket lists. I’d hidden from happiness for years and kept my life under strict control. Guy showed me how to step into the world and experience more, he brought light into the shadows and helped me through the darkness. 

I became Phe again. I lived. 

There’s just one problem. We fell in love and this wasn’t part of our plans. I thought we could face the future together, but Guy has a secret which changes everything.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Hurt by Rachel Van Dyken, Kristin Vayden & Elise Fa ~ Release Day Launch

Hurt by Rachel Van Dyken, Kristin Vayden & Elise Fa is finally here! 

You can check out all the details on the book below, as well as some sizzling excerpts. Also, don't forget to grab your copy here and start reading today!

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas ~ Release Day Blitz

I am so excited that QUEEN OF SHADOWS by Sarah J. Maas releases today and that I get to share the news, along with an awesome giveaway!

If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful series by Sarah J. Maas, be sure to check out all the details below.

This blitz also includes a giveaway for a set of the first 3 books in the series (in paperback format). US only. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.

About the book

TitleQueen of Shadows
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Pub. Date: September 1, 2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Pages: 656

Sarah J. Maas's New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series reaches new heights in this sweeping fourth volume.

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past . . .

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen's triumphant return.

Celaena’s epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena’s story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

Can't wait to read it?!

Grab an official sneak peek of the book! You can read chapters 1-5 of QUEEN OF SHADOWS HERE!

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