Friday, October 31, 2014

Violet Addiction Release Day Blitz

Violet Addiction – by Kirsty Dallas
Standalone contemporary romance
Release Date: November 1st, 2014
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There was no bright light in my death, but perhaps that is because I wasn’t destined for the angelic beauty of heaven. No, my short lived life had been played out with so much sin and excess that there would no doubt be a special cage in hell with my name on it. In my death, I felt and saw nothing. No warmth, no cold, no light, no darkness, just nothing. When I woke, he was gone, the only piece of perfection in my ugly world. Part of me was grateful that he had finally found the good sense to leave. Another part of me was broken, irrevocably and agonizingly broken.
Reader Warning - This book is intended for mature audiences. It contains language which some may find offensive, sexual content and drug use. There is also a sexual scene of questionable consent which some readers may find difficult to read.


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About the author

I grew up on the beaches of North Queensland, Australia before migrating south to the iconic Gold Coast in 1995. I traded the surf and my bikini for pajama's and a computer when I embarked on writing professionally in 2012. I've since developed a wicked computer tan and my mad ninja skills have been finely honed following many hours of reading paranormal and dystopian romance.
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Monday, October 27, 2014

Songbird Freed by Lisa Edward Release Blitz

The 3rd and final book in the Songbird Trilogy by Lisa Edward is now LIVE!!!

My name is Tara O’Connell, and I’ve always believed we control our own fate. That life is a journey with many roads, and the choices we make can shape our future.

Life has presented me with two paths and I’ve chosen one.

Was it right? Did I make the best decision?

After the uncertainty of the last twelve months, my destiny is now crystal-clear to me. I have a man I love more than words can express, a thriving business, and the best friends anyone could ask for. But just when I thought I could put the turmoil of my past behind me and move on, a life-changing phone call has rocked me to the core and turned my life upside-down once more.

To make matters worse, influences outside my control have taken hold and are shattering my perfect world.

But some things are worth fighting for.

Dreams can come true and I’ll do everything in my power to make them happen. But dreams can also be smashed into tiny pieces, and no matter how hard we fight or how hard we wish for something to be, sometimes with the hand we’ve been dealt, we can never win.

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While Lisa Edward has called Melbourne Australia home for her entire life, she has lived and worked in England, and travelled through most parts of Europe and the United States. She loves nothing more than spending time with her husband and beautiful daughter, or curling up into the early hours of the morning with a great novel. By day, Lisa works in the analytical IT field, so relishes the opportunity to foster her creative side through writing. Her deep appreciation for literature was nurtured from a young age, being taught to respect books and get lost in their stories. She enjoys reading honest and realistic novels that are relatable, thought provoking and leave a lasting impression. She can’t write without music playing, using the emotions from different songs to invoke that of her characters. Lisa takes inspiration from her own life experiences, the people around her and those she has met in her travels.

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Songbird (Book 1)

Songbird Caged (Book 2)

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Whiter Than White by G.G. Carver

Rating: 4.25 Stars


     Life is a rat race, and Elena White is stuck on the treadmill. She's been living on autopilot, a slave to the 9-5 routine - until a chance meeting with an old school friend serves as the catalyst that changes Elena's life in a way she could never have imagined. 

     Dazzled by her friends self assured confidence, Elena makes an innocent attempt to break from the monotony, and the repercussions send her on a roller coaster of emotions, smashing predictability to pieces, leaving her life anything but predictable.


*I was kindly given this book for an honest review*

     I gave this book 4.25 stars. It's an odd number, but I'm pretty stingy with my stars and it was better than a 4 ... but not quite a 4.5. 

     This book was a breath of fresh air for me. It's been a ridiculously LONG time since I have read a good book. Before this book I had two DNF ... I always finish my books ...It was a sad couple of weeks. So I was nervous to read this book. But I had heard amazing things about it and it had great reviews. I wasn't disappointed. It was such a good read. It had depth, but it was an easy, lighter read also. And of course it was SUPER sexy .. *fans face* It was the first book in a while that I found myself looking forward to going home and reading it, or opening it up on my phone to squeeze in a few more pages, and thinking about what would come next throughout the day. It was just a good book! 

     So why was it so good? First off .. the characters. I think most people can relate to a point that we have been in our life where we were in a rut. Then all of a sudden, one small moment of chance changes everything. I liked Elena because she was willing to take the opportunities presented to her. She was a strong character who used these opportunities to build her confidence and turn over a new leaf. All she needed was a push to see herself in a new light and she began making changes to better herself. I loved that she stood up for herself to her boss ... that she stood up for herself to Conrad.

     She was a relatable character with real, honest emotions. She hurt and cried and had hopes like I could imagine anyone would have. I like that she didn't play coy and act like she was unaffected. When she was upset, I knew. I liked that she held out hope for Conrad even at the worst of times. Oh, and she was sexy and I loved it!! Apparently so did Conrad. 

     And Conrad .... Mmmmm Conrad. He is strong and sexy, but has emotions. He is dominant, but also lets Elena take the lead. It is just a sexy combination. Conrad was interesting with his secrets. He was very open and honest about some things, but then very secretive about others. I felt like the author wanted you to think he had more secrets than maybe he did. He was always very open with Elena, albeit reluctant. However, throughout the story, Elena is constantly questioning his secrets. Overall though, I liked that he was open with Elena about his past. 

     This book was interesting because it almost didn't seem completely centered around Elena and Conrad's building relationship, but had an equal focus on Elena and her growing confidence and leaving her rut. It definitely dismisses the allusions of how some people seem. Her friend Jasmine seems like she had the perfect life and we get to see how imperfect it can be sometimes. However, because it wasn't centered around their relationship, it might be the reason that the ending seemed a little abrupt maybe. It's difficult to explain without giving away any spoilers, but Conrad takes Elena to Scotland with him and it seemed like a spur of the moment decision, but in the end he has a big gesture that he was planning all along. Also, the situation with Conrad's other "relationship" seemed unresolved. I guess, I just wanted a little bit more resolution. 

     But it's OK because when Conrad and Elena are together, it's fantastic and sexy. I mean the sex scenes are steamy, hot, sexy, passionate, forceful, sweet, rough, soft .... so many more adjectives.

     Conrad's hands grabbed her backside. His fingers sank into her flesh and stretched her wet opening to the limit where pain met pleasure, a sharp gasp hissed from her lips.
     'Do you want it?' he asked.
     'No, I need it,' Elena replied breathlessly.
     He threw his arms out flat on each side of him. 'It's all yours. Enjoy.'

     I was won over with the first sex scene on the stairs ... OH ... My ... Goodness. Can I be in a small stairwell with a sexy man please .... pretty, pretty please!!?!?!? I mean, here is the aftermath of their night ... Haha!

     Conrad took out a £50 note from his wallet. 
     'Oh no, sir. The breakfast is included in the price," said George, waving his hand at Conrad. 
     'Er, no. I'm afraid, George, we somehow managed to break the bedside lamp last night. I've cleaned up the mess, but I want to pay for the damage.'
     'No, don't you worry about that.' He looked left and right as if checking no one was about. Placing his hands on the bar, he leaned over to them. 'To tell you the truth, I'm more worried about the bed. So long as that's survived, I don't mind.' Elena felt her face turn several shades darker than George's rosy cheeks.

     And I was a little nervous about reading a romance by a male author ... I'm ashamed to admit I had preconceived notions about what could be said. How horrible of me ... Well, here I am to admit I was wrong. Man, woman, ... whoever. This book was awesome and flowed well and kept me involved. There was even some suspenseful situations that really tied the whole book together. There were moments that made me gasp in shock, cringe in embarrassment, and feel sorrow and shame with Elena. It was a good book and I'm so grateful that I got to read it because I needed it. So go buy it ... Now!! Enjoy!

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