April 30, 2017

Dazzle Me by Juliana Haygert Spotlight Sunday!

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Synopsis:
The weekend before starting her dream job, Rayna Monroe goes out with her friends to celebrate. What she thought would be a fun girls’ night, ends up with her and a hot guy in her bed. But, before her wild, sexy night even starts, he walks out leaving her alone and naked. Ignoring the shame that consumes her, Rayna is determined to focus on her amazing new job as one of the corps-de-ballet members of NYBT—the best ballet company in the country—and forget all about that awful night. Only when she walks in on her first day, she bumps into no one other than the guy who abandoned her two nights ago.

The life of a ballet dancer is hard. The life of a male ballet dancer is harder, and Joshua Connelly knows it well. Living a lie, Josh just wants to focus on what he loves most while he can—without any distractions. What he didn’t expect was to come face to face with the girl he ran out on before doing something he’d regret.

Mortified over their failed one night stand, Rayna and Josh are determined to avoid each other. Except, they are chosen to represent the company in a big competition. Which means, they have to dance together. Not only on the competition day, but for several hours a day for an entire month.

Despite their attempts of keeping it strictly professional, their hearts have other ideas. And for a moment, everything seems perfect.

And then, it isn’t.

Faced with the truth and tragedy and forced apart, Rayna and Josh will have to find themselves, before they can find each other. If they can.



Author Interview with Juliana:
1) For those who don't know you, would you mind telling us a bit about yourself
I'm Brazilian who came to live in the US in 2004. My husband is also Brazilian. We came when he was transferred to work here. I'm a former ballerina and also studied architecture for 3 years. And I have a BA in Arts (though I suck at any arts and crafts lol). And I'm a mommy of two beautiful and sweet daughters :)

2) What was the last book you read that you fell in love with?
Empire of Storm. Anything Sarah J. Maas writes is a big hit!

3) When you're not writing, what do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Besides reading? I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, and watching movies.

4) In your opinion, what makes a great story?
Great, flawed characters we can't help but love pushed through difficult situations. 

5) When did you first realize you wanted to become an author?
Hm, around 2008, I think? Though I had been writing since I was 13yo, but it was just a fun hobby back then.

6) What was your inspiration behind Dazzle Me?
Did I mention I'm a former semi-professional ballerina? (The "semi-professional" is my husband's way to say it lol). I danced for twenty years and in many, many competitions, and in five different countries. Ballet and dance is a part of me, even if I don't actively dance anymore. It was only natural that, as a writer, I came up with a series about dancing. 

7) If Dazzle Me were turned into a movie, which actors/actresses do you picture as the lead roles?

Bah, this is hard, because the lead actress and actor would have to have at least some notion about dancing, or they would have to be dancers with some more experience in acting. I would have to research extensively to find good matches …

8) What is your favourite quote from Dazzle Me?
This one: 
“Well, if you kept on dancing and looking at me every few seconds, if you smiled at me—” I smiled at him. He stared at my mouth for three seconds before continuing, “Chicks flip their hair when they want someone to notice them.” On cue, I flipped my hair. “If you licked your lips—” His eyes flicked back to my mouth. I didn’t waste the opportunity to lick my lower lip. I had to contain a satisfied smile when his eyes grew darker. “If you got too close to me.” I stepped right into his personal zone, bumping my feet into his and leaving only a couple inches between us. He groaned and wrapped an arm around my waist. “Come here,” he whispered, before pulling me flush against him and lowering his mouth to mine.


9) Do you have another book in the works? If so, what is it about?
Right now I'm writing a secret project - can't wait to announce it! In the next ten days, I hope to switch gears and go from drafting to editing Breaking Down (The Breaking Series book 4). Then I have Seduce Me (When You Dance book 2) to write. I have this entire year planned so I could keep telling you all about my next books ;)




Review:
Dazzle Me by Juliana Haygert was an incredible read!!

Rayna and Josh were two characters whom I completely fell in love with. They each had their own quirks and personality traits, completely individual to who they are. Through one chance, and explicit  meeting these two characters lives are changed even before they knew it.

I loved how both characters grew throughout the course of the novel. Rayna was constantly pushed into doing things that she did not enjoy through the demands of her mother. Josh was keeping a huge secret from his family, one that could reck their relationship forever. As the book progresses, Rayna and Josh are able to be their for each other and offer support through the difficulties and challenges. I loved this dynamic to their relationship where they were able to be open and honest with one another.

Finally, I loved that the novel revolved around dancing. There are not enough books out there that deal with professional dancers, especially in ballet. It is because of this, the novel especially appealed to me since it is so original and unique!

This was the first book I have read by this author but it certainly won't be the last. After reading Dazzle Me I am eager to pick up the rest of Juliana's novels!

I definitley urge everyone to go and pick up this amazing novel today! You certainly won't regret it!

5/5 Stars!


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Dr. OB Blog Tour!

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Blurb:

It’s just a docuseries about your career as an OB/GYN, they said. 
It won’t interrupt your life during or after filming, they said. 
It is a great opportunity for the hospital and your practice, they said. 

Well, they—the television executives who seem intent on ruining my career and personal life with a fair number of creative liberties—lied. 
Now I’m stuck dealing with the consequences of believing them. 

Instead of being known as Dr. Will Cummings, Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Luke’s Hospital, I’m now being called Dr. Obscene.   

What devotion I’d hoped to earn in respect, I’ve instead received in patients flashing me seductive smiles and flirtatious winks during their exams.  

How’s a guy supposed to convince the most perfect woman he’s ever met that he’s not as much of an idiot in real life as he appears to be on camera? 

With all of the show’s side effects taking root like parasites, it’s going to take a lot to persuade Melody Marco to be anything more than my new nurse.
But I can’t get her out of my head.  

want her.  

Good thing I’ve never been one to back away from a challenge…
            
Get ready, Melody. 

The doctor is in. 


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Review:
Dr. OB by Max Monroe is incredible!!
The whole plot line of this novel is to die for!! It has everything you could possibly want in an amazing storyline! It has hot as all get out characters, steamy scenes, hilarious moments and dialogue, as well as a deeper connection that showcases who the characters truly are!
Will and Melody will make you fall for them in a heartbeat!!!
This novel has quickly become one of my favourite reads of the year, and I can't wait to go and pick it up in paperback!
5/5 Stars!


Tiny Tease:

“Oh, come on. If I were really trying to torture you, I wouldn’t have protected you from the fact that Savannah has been in there trying to convince Georgie that, and I quote, it’d be the most natural thing in the world for you to be her obstetrician.”
      Internally, I cringed. Externally, I cringed. In fact, it felt like Kline had just jabbed me in the back of the throat with his finger, and my gag reflex was doing nothing more than reacting accordingly—hacking cough, choking sensation, slight nausea.
      I loved my career as a physician in obstetrics, but I’d sign up to flip burgers at the nearest fast-food joint if it meant avoiding doing vaginal exams on my sister. The mere thought was worse than that disgusting horror flick called The Human Centipede

Seriously, if you’ve never seen that movie, don’t fucking see that movie. 
      That flick is more traumatic than the blue waffle and that “Two Girls One Cup” site combined. 
Jesus. Don’t Google those either. 

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RIOT STREET by Tyler King Launch Day Blitz!

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RIOT STREET by Tyler Kind (April 30, 2017; Forever Yours eBook; $3.99)



Sometimes, getting in too deep is the only way to survive…

As darkly charismatic as he is unpredictable, Ethan Ash knows me better than I know myself.  He’s spent years unraveling the family scandal I’ve tried desperately to escape.  I once thought that made us adversaries.  Now he’s the closest ally I have left.  

Ethan’s both the chaos around me and the deep, calm center where I feel safe.  People warn me about him, tell me he’s dangerous.  Don’t fall for him.  But its too late.  Beacuase I can’t tell where my addiction ends…and his obsession begins.

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Excerpt:

“You awake?” Ethan shifts next to me in bed beneath the blankets. “Something wrong?”
“I’m fine. Go back to sleep.”
He rolls to his side, wrapping his arm around my waist. “Talk to me.”
“Really, it’s nothing. I’m just restless.”
“You’re safe with me.” His fingers slide under the hem of my tank top to lightly brush bare skin. “I won’t let anything happen to you.”
“No, I know. It isn’t that, I’m just…”
I don’t have the words to articulate it. Even if I could, I’m not sure it’d make sense.
“What can I do?” he asks, trying to understand.
Ethan needs a problem he can fix. Something with bolts and buttons. Something he can take apart, reassemble, or knock with a hammer. People aren’t as easy.
Instead, I kiss him. My lips against his, it isn’t a solution, but it makes me feel better. Wrapped in blankets, secluded in darkness, he overwhelms my senses. The taste of mint on his tongue, the clean, rich scent of his skin—they drive all other thoughts from my mind. I feel only his mouth, his tongue teasing mine, and his heart beating under my palm.
“Avery,” he hums against my lips. “Wait a minute.”
My fingers comb into his hair, tugging. I don’t want him to speak. To let words break the illusion. I just want him, everywhere, all at once and nothing else.
“Listen to me.” He breaks away. “I want you to hear this.”
Hand caressing the side of my face, he runs his thumb under my bottom lip until I settle.
“I mean it. Whenever you’re scared or hurting, I want you to feel safe with me. I want to be the person you talk to, not the one you hide from. Anything at all, or nothing, whatever it is that gets inside your head and makes you want to run, give it to me. I’ll take it away. I’ll bury it in the ground, and never let it hurt you again. I promise, Avery, with all my heart. You never have to be afraid of anything when you’re with me.”
The darkness turns liquid and my chest clenches.
“Why do you say things like that?” I barely whisper.
“Because they’re true. And because I love you.”




Review:
Riot Street by Tyler King was amazing!
Ethan has quickly become one of my new obsessions!! He was so sexy and confident and cocky that you can't help but fall in love with him.

The scenes within this novel were so intense and hot, that you will be dying over and over again, wishing that you were the ones in the novel!

I definitely recommend this novel to everyone!! Go and pick it up for yourself today!
4/5 Stars!

About the Author
Tyler King was born and raised in Orlando, Florida and graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Creative Writing. As a journalist, her work has appeared in Orlando magazine and Orlando Business Journal, among other publications. She is a proud army spouse currently living in Virginia with her husband.

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LIVE OUT LOUD by Marie Meyer Launch Day Blitz!

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LIVE OUT LOUD by Marie Meyer (April 30, 2017; Forever Yours eBook; $3.99)





I thought I'd live in silence forever . . . and then I met him.

I'll never be able to hear, but music has always been a source of comfort for me. Rather than listen to the rhythm, I can actually feel the beat pulsing through me. It's pure bliss. So the moment I saw Thorin playing his guitar, I was mesmerized. I'd never seen anything more beautiful . . . or intimate. I couldn't tell where his body ended and the song began. He's everything I need in my life . . . I'm falling fast, hard, and deep.

I want him more than anything. But while I live in silence, Thor lives in secrets. He's holding something back-something that's keeping this intensity, this longing from being real. And the silence may be too loud to bear . . .

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Excerpt:
Shit, sweetheart, where’s the fire?
“Hey, Red, hold up,” I say, trying to get her attention. I don’t want to startle her, but it’s no use, she can’t hear me over the noise of the club. If I don’t stop her now, she’ll leave and I won’t get her number. I drop my hand onto her shoulder and she goes rigid under my touch.
Smooth, Kline. Way to scare the poor girl.
Very slowly, she turns around, almost as if she’s expecting to see the Grim Reaper standing behind her. When our gazes meet, her shoulders relax and she lets out a deep breath. Up close, she’s even more beautiful. And Jesus…her eyes. When I caught her gaze for a few seconds on stage, I knew there was something special about her eyes; I just couldn’t see them clearly. Up close, they’re extraordinary. I’ve never seen eyes like hers before…the color of emerald sea glass. A long forgotten memory surfaces, one of my earliest…walking along the beach as a kid…with my dad…before everything went to hell.
I shake off the phantom thought and focus on the girl. “Sorry. Didn’t mean to scare you. It’s just…I…” I stumble over my words like I’m a thirteen-year-old boy. What the hell’s my problem? She’s not the first chick you’ve ever talked to. Spit the damn words out, Thor. “I saw you while I was up on stage, and I was hoping to get your number, I’d really like to take you out sometime.”
There. I said it. Not hard.
She smiles widely and nods. Lifting her hands between us, I notice her fingers move. Graceful and deliberate hand motions. Is she using sign language?  
“She can read your lips.”
I glance to my right. A tall girl with long, half black, half blond hair flanks her side. Pretty, but pales in comparison to her friend.
“Read my lips?” I shake my head, not understanding. I point to the redheaded beauty and direct my question to her friend. “She’s deaf?”
There’s a tap on my shoulder and my eyes snap back to Red’s. Moving her hands again, she signs something, and I’m clueless. Her lips move, but she doesn’t speak. And apparently, I’m shit at lipreading. But at least her expression is playful. That’s a plus, right?
She lowers her arms and smiles. Damn, I love how the right side of her lips pulls up higher than the left.
I’ve never had to chase down a girl. For some reason, chicks dig guys in a band. They’ve always pursued me. But, the one time I see a girl so gorgeous, and take the time to run after her, she can’t even hear me.
I look at her friend. “What did she just say?”
Red’s friend folds her arms over her chest, wearing the same beatific smile she did when I stopped them. “She answered your question. Yes, she’s deaf. She also asked if you still want her number.”
I stare at the girl. With wild red curls framing her face and a mischievous smirk, she waits for my answer. Hell yeah, I do.


Review:
Live Out Loud by Marie Meyer was such a great read!!
The characters and plot line were so intriguing, that I constantly wanted to keep reading to find out more! 
The novel is so emotional as well! There are a few issues brought up in this novel, which I won't spoil for the readers, however, it is a situation not talked about enough in novels. It is because of this, that I completely fell for this book.
I definitely fell in love with this novel, and I can't wait to read more books from this author in the future!
4/5 Stars!

About the Author
Marie Meyer is a teacher who spends her days in the classroom and her nights writing heartfelt romances. She is a proud mommy and enjoys helping her oldest daughter train for the Special Olympics, making up silly stories with her youngest daughter, and bingeing on weeks of DVR'd television with her husband.

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Misbehaved by Charleigh Rose Release!

Sunday, April 30, 2017 0 Comments
Title: Misbehaved
Author: Charleigh Rose
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: April 30, 2017


Remington Stringer has never been like most girls. She’s outspoken, brazen and wants nothing more than to escape the Nevadan hell hole that she calls home. 
On the brink of eighteen, with a deceased mother and a well-meaning, yet absent father, she is forced to fend for herself. The only person she’s ever had to depend on is her borderline obsessive stepbrother, Ryan. But, what used to be her anchor is quickly becoming a loose cannon. 
When Remi gets the opportunity to attend the best private school in the state during her senior year of high school, she jumps at the chance. Then she meets Mr. James. Ornery, aloof, and totally irresistible. 
Most girls would swoon in secrecy. 
Most girls would doodle his name with hearts in their notebook.
But Remi Stringer has never been like most girls.
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April 29, 2017

Set Us Free by M.R. Leahy Cover Reveal!

Saturday, April 29, 2017 0 Comments



Title: Set Us Free
Series: Bound Forever #2
Author: M.R. Leahy
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: May 23, 2017



Blurb

For Emmalyn and Kodah being set free meant living in the real world away from the clutches of her step-father. It meant living a life they always dreamed about together.

But it’s never that easy, is it?

Life is cruel and untamed.

And not everything in their past can be forgotten. Nor is it as settled as they hoped.

With their new-found freedom comes challenges no one should ever face. Separated by memory but together at heart Emmy and Kodah must find their way back to each other so they can finally live their happily ever after.

So they can once and for all be set free.





Author Bio



M.R. Leahy was born in Amarillo, TX, where she was briefly raised before moving to a small Island in the middle of the Puget Sound called Whidbey Island. Growing up she lived with her mom and younger sister and a few cousins scattered close by. 

As soon as she could, M.R. Leahy left the small island to get a feel for what the world had in store. After jumping around a few places, she landed in beautiful Wilmington, NC where she not only met the love of her life but became pregnant with her first child. Not long after finding out about the life they created they married and moved to San Diego, CA so they could be closer to family and start the beginning to their forever. 

M.R. Leahy now has two beautiful boys and is living life to the fullest, not taking anything for granted. She now spends her time being a stay at home mom. When she's not making lunches and kissing booboos, you can find her nose deep in a book getting lost in the many different worlds authors provide, or writing and creating different stories of her own. 

M.R. Leahy writes dark romances but also has her hands in contemporary romance and romantic comedy. Her possibilities are endless.



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