Monday, January 27, 2014

Who I Am-- S.Q. Williams

Some stories aren’t easy to tell.

Some situations aren’t easy to relive.

But I was raised to be strong—to hold my own. Because of it, I was hurt, torn down, beaten and even had my heart snatched right out of my chest.

But I’m ready now. It’s time for me to speak up. You want to know what really goes on inside my head, well I’m right here.

Real. Raw. Intense.

This is all me. Roy Sykes. This is my story, and trust me… its far from pretty.

Yeah, that's right babies...... We finally are getting Roy's story- well, actually kinda Roy and Kelsey's story. Which is AWESOME!!! This could be one of the best yet in the Fire Nine series- it's just that damn good!! I had already started to fall for Roy when we got a small glimpse into his mind in Who We Are, but now, after hearing his whole tale- it makes me love him even harder!! I mean talk about a man in love with his woman-- Roy is totally head over heels for Kelsey. But in order to see how he got that way, we have to see what all he had to overcome in order to do that.
Roy was right when he said his story was anything but pretty- it is ugly- I mean way ugly. Not only because of the people that poisoned his past, but because of the shit he had to do in order to just survive. The things that man does for his sick mother- good god, can we give him saint hood for that?? And his ex, what a freaking bitch!! I just wanted to punch that conniving whore in the throat. I mean, spoiled and selfish do not even begin to describe that girl. And yes, I say girl- because she damn sure cannot be called a woman. The way she treats Roy is just reprehensible. I mean, it made me want to vomit sometimes. And the entire time, he is nothing but loyal to her- continuing to place her on the velvety pedestal to which she has become accustomed. Why?? All because he loved her. If only I could say the same for the way she felt about him- but no, she only cared about herself, which really only benefits us so that it made way for Kelsey to mend his heart later on.

Oh Kelsey, god bless that girl....... I LOVE her!!!! She is just one kick ass heroine, and I am so glad that she is who Roy ended up with-- she is everything that he deserved from life and more. Almost like she was his redemption after all of the junk he had to endure throughout his life. Of course, there are some bumps in the road, and yet another appearance by the dreaded ex, but I am happy to say- the HEA wins out after all. Even though I wouldn't mind seeing more of Kelsey and Roy in another book, which is a good thing since Shanora has mentioned a possible continuation of Roy in the future!! I can definitely see why Roy's story was so special to her and why she would want to revisit it later on. This is totally a 5 star read for me, just as the first two books in the Fire Nine series were as well-- Who He Is and Who We Are. If you haven't yet, be sure to pick up this series now and get caught up in some hot rock star love!!

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S. Q. Williams was born and raised in Matthews, North Carolina. She's the author of the New Adult series, OBTAINED and the Best Selling New Adult novel, Hard to Resist. Her upcoming mature New-Adult/Adult novel, Who He Is, will be released in July of 2013.

When she's not writing, she's happily reading or watching cartoons like the big kid she is. She has a wonderful family that you will hear her brag and talk about all of the time. Whenever she just wants to get away from the words for a while, she'll spend some time with her loved ones, eat gummy bears, or drown in Coca-Cola and anything else caffeinated.

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Release Day!!! Fall by Rachel Van Dyken

Finally, we have our highly anticipated next book in the Seaside Series, Fall-- Jamyeson's story!!!

Fall (A Seaside Series Novel #4)
Author: Rachel Van Dkyken
Release date: January 28th
Genre: New Adult


If you look up British in the dictionary…A-list celebrity Jamie Jaymeson’s name would be next to it. Along with charming, witty, man-whore, and a lot of other adjectives that he wouldn’t appreciate being attached to his name.
He has everything in the world going for him.
Until fate decides his number’s finally up.
Caught in a compromising position that really wasn’t his fault to begin with (really it wasn’t)—Jaymeson’s been told by his agent to lay low in the one town he swore he’d never return to—the seventh circle of hell, known by its residents as Seaside, Oregon.
Two months? He can do anything for two months. Especially if it means getting a part in the new book-to-movie series that has girls all over the world swooning.
Play nice? Keep it in his pants? Please. He played an alien once—he was going to totally rock it.
Until a certain someone who he may or may not have publicly humiliated—rejected, then humiliated again, suddenly pops up next door.
Self control has a way of flying out the window when the one girl you can’t have—is suddenly dangled right in front of you.
But Priscilla isn’t just off limits—she’s a pastor's daughter and barely legal to boot. So Jaymeson does the one thing he swore he’d never do—he tries to be friends. With a woman.
Only, it’s exactly what he needs.
Until suddenly, he craves more.
He wants to date her.
She wants to date someone else.
He wants to kiss her.
She asks him to give her lessons for her new boyfriend.
When opposites attract, sometimes the only option you have is to leap—and trust the fact that when you fall—that special someone falls too.

 Excerpt from Fall

“Are you alright?” A voice jolted me out of my hell.

“Shit!” The cup tipped off the table; I barely caught it with my left hand. Heart racing, I glared at Pris. “Are you trying to kill me?”

“Mugs don’t kill. Guns do.” She grinned.

“Cute, you should put that on a t-shirt,” I mumbled.

“Maybe I will.” Her voice was light, teasing. Why the hell wasn’t she in bed?

Bed. Bed. Bed. Sex. Shit. Bloody. Freaking. Hell.

My eyes scanned her half-naked body. She was wearing my boxers. Mine. Something that had once been against my skin was now touching hers. I’d probably never wash those boxers, I’d still be eighty and sleeping with them under my pillow telling myself that I made the right choice in leaving her behind, in keeping my heart closed in a cage where it belonged.

“Are you okay?” Pris took a tentative step toward me, her hand reaching out, making a beeline for my arm.

Her fingers grazed my skin.

I jerked back. “Uh, yeah.” Laughing, I grabbed an extra cup. “I just couldn’t fall asleep so I thought I’d make some tea.”

“Tea?” Her eyebrows rose. “How very proper.”

“That’s me,” I said dryly. “All…” My eyes raked over her muscular legs. “…proper.”

Clearing her throat, she stepped around me and grabbed the tea that I’d been holding onto like a lifeline. The way I figured, was if I was keeping my hands occupied then I wouldn’t be touching her. I wouldn’t be forcing myself on her, right? If I was touching tea I wouldn’t be touching tits.

Aw, shit.

I think I just made it worse.

Because my eyes naturally went to her chest, then snapped away like I was a fifth grader with his very first crush.

“So…” Pris ignored my jerky movements. She probably thought I was about ready to piss my pants or something. Ants in the pants, ants in the pants! Yes. I was officially reverting back to my childhood.

Trauma does that to a person.

So does delirium.


That’s what I was experiencing, because, dear God, she had vanilla-scented skin. I leaned toward her, my head turning into her shoulder.

“What are you doing?” she whispered.

“Checking.” I cleared my throat and stepped away.


“Bed bugs.”

Yes. I’d just said bed bugs. I just officially ruined the mood and gave men everywhere a bad name.

“Eww!” She jumped into the air. “You have bed bugs?”

“No!” I yelled. “Of course not! But one should always be careful when one is staying…” I waved my hand into the air. “…abroad.”

“Stop saying one,” she snapped.


Shaking her head, she put a tea bag in each mug. The kettle whistled, prompting her to fill the mugs with the steaming water. I let her do it. My mind had left me and I knew my body was next to go — next in the very long line of betrayal. I figured if I touched the kettle I’d somehow find a way to burn my nether parts off. Because really, that’s just the type of night I was having.

“Here.” Pris thrust the mug into my hand, setting hers on the counter to cool, then jumped up and sat so she was at eye level with me. “I’m sorry you can’t sleep. Is there anything I can do?”

Yeah. She could stop — just stop — breathing so effing close to me.

Wait, did that mean I wanted her to die?

Shit. I was turning into a serial killer.

“No,” I croaked. “It happens sometimes.” I blew across the mug. “I’m sorry I woke you up.”

“You didn’t.” She picked up her mug and lifted it to her lips pausing before taking a sip. “I fell asleep right away, and then, I don’t know, I guess my body wasn’t ready to go to bed yet. I woke up and heard you rummaging around in the kitchen.”

I winced. “Sorry. I tried to be quiet.”

“Jamie Jaymeson being quiet. You let me know when you discover you have that particular talent.”

With a laugh I clinked my mug to hers. “Cheers.”

Pris took a sip then jerked the cup back. “Ouch.”

“What?” I set my mug down and reached for hers, setting it next to mine.

She shook her head and rolled her eyes. “It’s not a big deal I think I just burnt my lip.”

“Let me see.” I stood in between her legs and braced either side of her face with my hands.

In hindsight… that was where I went wrong.

I knew I was struggling — I should have never touched her. I should have left her alone. I should have taken a step away instead of forward.

“Your lips look…” Incredible. Delicious. Plump. “Unharmed.” I inwardly groaned.

“Good.” Her answer was low, hypnotic, her tongue reached out and licked her lower lip.

And my body took the bait.

With a moan I crushed my mouth against hers and lifted her body against mine.

Her arms went around my neck as I devoured her lips — they tasted so sweet. Her body was hot, it slid against mine. My reaction was so violent I almost dropped her onto the floor.

Pris’s tongue pushed into my mouth. Damn, the girl was aggressive. I loved it. Smiling against her mouth I bit down on her lip and let her taste me, let her explore as my hands moved to her hips, setting her feet on the floor as I still held her body against mine.

Slowly, I slid my hands underneath her shirt, and lifted, the friction of my hands against her skin made me dizzy. Pris wasn’t just my obsession — she was my damn downfall. She made me feel weak, like I was drowning but I didn’t want to be saved. For the first time, I wanted to pull someone else down with me. And stay there.

Her breath hitched as my hands reached her bra.

She pulled back, slightly.

But it was enough for my brain to function on a logical level. I wanted to give her all of myself — but I had absolutely nothing to give her.

The math didn’t make sense.

I’d give her all I had — which was nothing.

And she’d give me everything.

“Pris,” I murmured against her mouth. “I’m sorry.” I stepped back, still gripping her wrists. “That shouldn’t have happened. It’s late and—”

“—what?” She jerked away from me, rubbing one wrist with her other hand.

“No, don’t be mad. Please.” Why did I feel like getting on my knees and begging? 

“I wouldn’t survive it if you said you hated me right now. I know it’s what I deserve. I know I’m an ass. I’m a whore. I’m all those things, but please, please don’t say this changes anything. I can’t…” Dammit. “I can’t lose you, Pris. You’re the only real friend I’ve had.”

Fall is available now!!!!!


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About The Author:

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.
She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband and their snoring Boxer, Sir Winston Churchill. She loves to hear from readers!

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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Unraveled-- Jen Frederick

I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I was to get the invite to be a part of this blog tour!! As a fan of the first two books in Jen's Woodlands Series, Undeclared and Unspoken (both 5 star reads), I was thrilled to see Unraveled be released!! Because after all, we can never get enough of those yummy Woodlands men, can we??? Even though this book is the story of Sam and Gray (not technically a Woodlands man), it is none the less wonderful, and has plenty of everything that we have come to love from Jen about this series. And of course, we get plenty of page time with Noah, Bo, Grace, AM and all of the other memorable characters that we have seen from the first two books. 
Gray, a Marine buddy of Noah and Bo, comes to the Woodlands while on an extended leave for some good ole R&R- all the while trying to figure out if he wants to re-enlist the Corp or not. He figures there is no better place to straighten out his head than with his two closest guys. Little did he realize, the Woodlands would be the place where his head gotten even more messier, lol. There, he meets Samantha (Sam), a young widow of an Army soldier, who is still stuck in her stages of grief- not moving on with her life either. Their paths collide one night while at the bar that Sam works, and it is explosive!! These two-- I'm talking instant chemistry. All of a sudden, the girl who has lived inside of herself for two years since the death of her husband, suddenly starts to feel. And fall. Head over heels for this Marine that she just met. Luckily, Gray feels the same, and falls just as quickly. Even though they both try to deny it, there is nothing that they can do to stay away from each other, and before they realize it-- they are in love.

So freaking awesome!! Have I mentioned how much I LOVE these books?????

But, of course, outside factors rear their ugly heads, and tear them apart- and one of those factors- I swear- you are going to want to hunt down and bludgeon to death. And at times, you are going to want to shake them both, and yell at them to try harder to fix it and make it work- because you just know that it has to work. It has to. These two are perfect for each other, and you cannot stand to see either of them hurt anymore than they already have in the past. Luckily, just like the old adage goes- love conquers all. And it certainly does for Sam and Gray-- making certain that these two get their WELL deserved HEA. 

I cannot wait to see what Jen has in store for us next, or I guess I should say who-- maybe Finn?? Or how about Adam- there is most definitely stories with both of these men!! Only time will tell, although I hope that time is short- to say the least!!  ;)
5 stars all the way!!!!!!

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sale Alert-- Untangle Me & Kayden: The Past

Just an FYI to all.....

Chelle Bliss has put both her books in the Love at Last series on sale for 0.99 for a limited time at Amazon!!! Head over an pick up both of them now!! Both have received 5 star reviews from your truly an are highly recommended!!

Happy Reading fellow lit lovers!!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Kayden: The Past-- Chelle Bliss

Well damn, if I didn't love Kayden Michaels before now- I sure as shit love him now!!!! After being lucky enough to get a Beta copy of Kayden, I fell even more in love with this awesome yet beautifully flawed man. His story is so full of pain and angst- and it makes me even happier that he found his redemption with Sophia in the end. If you haven't read Book 1- Untangle Me- do it now!! Even though this is 0.5- you kinda need to get the story of Kayden and Sophia first I think, just so that you know who some of the previous bitches in his life are. Between Danielle (his ex wife) and the psycho bitch Lisa- I cannot believe that this poor man even wanted to love again!! But bless his heart, he did- and it led him to beauty and pure love. 
I am not going to say that Kayden's story was all sunshine and rainbows, because it damn sure wasn't. This boy lived hard- and played that much harder. And we hear about it ALL. Chelle doesn't hold back- which makes it so much better of a story. 

Short Excerpt ~ Explicit:

“Hey, where ya going?” she asked. “What about me?”

“I’m sure someone here would be happy to give you what you want. I got what I was looking for, babe.”

“You had me suck your cock and you’re just going to fucking leave me here?” she asked glaring at me with hatred so pure I could almost feel the fist she wanted to hit me with.

“I got what I came for. You were a total bitch to me for years; you don’t deserve what I’d give, how good I’d fuck you,” I said with my arms crossed against my chest.

“You’re a total cocksucker, Kayden,” she said poking me in the chest with each word to drive the point home.

“No, that would be you, babe,” I said with a smile, “Oh, and by the way, you have a little on your chin,” I said pointing at her face chuckling softly at the situation. I watched as she wiped her chin and I turned and walked away, leaving her there like she deserved.

This is one great author we have in our midst folks- know that for a fact!! I highly recommend Untangle Me and Kayden: The Past- both have received 5 stars from me!!

To sweeten the pit even further, Untangle Me is also currently on sale for 0.99!!! So, what are you waiting for??

Furthermore, because Chelle is freakishly awesome, she has a nice little giveaway going as well :)

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About the Author:


I have been a teacher for over ten years, and needed a creative outlet for all my naughty thoughts. I received abachelors degree in History and a Masters in Education, which led me to becoming a high school history teacher. 

I love to read, I can devour a book a day, when given the chance or having the time. I can't pick one favorite book, there are just too many that come to mind. I do have favorite authors though. My top five authors are: Colleen Hoover, S.C. Stephens, Tarryn Fisher, CJ Roberts, andKele Moon. I agonized over the top five. There are so many fantastic Indie authors that help feed my quest for the next best story.

Writing has been a journey unlike; filled with anguish, love, fear, and creativity. I'm excited for the next step and to share Kayden and Sophia.



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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Cover Reveal!!! Unraveled-- Jen Frederick

I am so excited about this one babies- Book 3 in the Woodland Series by Jen Frederick, Unraveled!! This one looks to be just as wonderful as the first two- and I for one cannot wait to read it! So, without further ado, here is the cover:

RELEASE DATE: January 20th


Twenty-five-year-old Sgt. Gray Phillips is at a crossroads in his life: stay in the Marine Corps or get out and learn to be a civilian? He’s got forty-five days of leave to make up his mind but the people in his life aren’t making the decision any easier.  His dad wants him to get out; his grandfather wants him to stay in. And his growing feelings for Sam Anderson are wreaking havoc with his heart…and his mind.  He believes relationships get ruined when a Marine goes on deployment.  So now he’s got an even harder decision to make: take a chance on Sam or leave love behind and give his all to the Marines.

Twenty-two year old Samantha Anderson lost her husband to an IED in Afghanistan just two months after their vows. Two years later, Sam is full of regretsthat she didn't move with her husband to Alaska; that she allowed her friends to drift away; that she hasn't taken many chances in life. Now, she's met Gray and taking a risk on this Marine could be her one opportunity to feel alive and in love again. But how can she risk her heart on another military man who could share the same tragic fate as her husband?

Note: Although these books are part of a series, they do not need to be read in order


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Cover: Undeclared (Book One)


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For four years, Grace Sullivan wrote to a Marine she never met, and fell in love. But when his deployment ended, so did the letters. Ever since that day, Grace has been coasting, academically and emotionally. The one thing she’s decided? No way is Noah Jackson — or any man — ever going to break her heart again.

Noah has always known exactly what he wants out of life. Success. Stability. Control. That’s why he joined the Marines and that’s why he’s fighting his way — literally — through college. Now that he’s got the rest of his life on track, he has one last conquest: Grace Sullivan. But since he was the one who stopped writing, he knows that winning her back will be his biggest battle yet.

Cover: Unspoken  (Book Two)


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Whore. Slut. Typhoid Mary.

I've been called all these at Central College. One drunken night, one act of irresponsible behavior, and my reputation was ruined. Guys labeled me as easy and girls shied away. To cope, I stayed away from Central social life and away from Central men, so why is it that my new biology lab partner is so irresistible to me?

He's everything I shouldn't want. A former Marine involved in illegal fighting with a quick trigger temper and an easy smile for all the women. His fists aren't the danger to me, though, it's his charm. He's sliding his way into my heart and I'm afraid that he's going to be the one to break me.

Impulsive. Unthinking. Hot tempered.

I allow instinct to rule my behavior. If it feels good, do it, has been my motto because if I spend too much time thinking, I'll begin to remember exactly where I came from. At Central College, I've got fighting and I've got women and I thought I was satisfied until I met her.

She's everything I didn't realize I wanted and the more time I spend with her, the more I want her. But she's been hurt too much in the past and I don't want to be the one to break her. I know I should walk away, but I just can't.

Bonus Content: Upon reaching the USA Today Bestselling milestone, I wrote a 10,000 word epilogue as a thank you to the readers who loved and supported Unspoken.  I posted it for free on my blog but at the urging of readers, I have added it to the original version.  

Note: This is a New Adult Contemporary Romance with mature content and sexually explicit scenes. 91,000+ words. Standalone novel.

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Jen Frederick lives with her husband, child, and one rambunctious dog.  She's been reading stories all her life but never imagined writing one of her own. Jen loves to hear from readers so drop her a line at


 $50 Gift Certificate and a separate prize of a set of Woodlands books - Unspoken and Undeclared with the three sets of dog tags for Noah, Bo, and Gray.

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