Friday, 30 January 2015

REVIEW~ KYLAND by Mia Sheridan

Kyland
 
 
 
Dirt poor. Hillbilly. Backwoods hick. Mountain folk.

Tenleigh Falyn struggles each day to survive in a small, poverty-stricken, coal mining town where she lives with her sister and mentally ill mother. Her dream of winning the college scholarship given to one student by the local coal company and escaping the harshness of her life, keeps her going.

Kyland Barrett lives in the hills, too, and has worked tirelessly—through near starvation, through deep loneliness, against all odds—to win the Tyton Coal Scholarship and leave the town that is full of so much pain.

They're both determined not to form any attachments, but one moment changes everything. What happens when only one person gets to win? When only one person gets to leave? And what happens to the one left behind?

Kyland is a story of desperation and hope, loss and sacrifice, pain and forgiveness, but ultimately, a story of deep and unending love.

THIS IS A STAND-ALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY TAURUS. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18
 
Amazon CA: http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00SPBE1T2
 
 
 
 
Reviewed by: Akeisha
Stars: 5 Stars!!!!
I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

  Sometimes my friends would ask ”How are you not tired with reading the same love story?” or “How many different ways can you make someone fall in love and read about it?”. I think from now on every time I have to answer that question, I am simply going to say 'Mia Sheridan'. Every story I've read from Mia has be absolutely wonderful and Kyland is no exception.

   Mia Sheridan always makes you think about the life you are living.  I love this about her work, I love that I don't always get a boy meets girl but a message behind the romance she writes.

   Can I just say from the first line of Kyland I couldn't help but feel it in my heart.  Mia has a great way of pulling you into her stories and the stories being so good that you can't put your devices down until you have read the last page.

“The first time I really noticed Kyland Barrett, he was swiping someone's discarded breakfast off a cafeteria table”
 
Kyland was told from both Tenleigh's and Kyland's Point of View, which I really enjoyed. I thought the story flowed well an kept me interested.
 
About the Story:
In a poor mining community both Kyland and Tenleigh are struggling to make ends meet. Both live separate lives but admired each other from afar. Circumstances both them together and each trying to deny the attraction between them.  The conditions they were living in made my heart dropped. Despite the lack of material things they enjoyed the simple things that many take for granted. They wanted to leave their hometown and are both competing for the one way out.

 I would definitely  recommend this book to anyone. The story is  a different kind of love story but gives you everything you love about a romance. There is first love, heartbreaks and the overall struggle both characters go through to get to a normal like.
Loved it!!!

RELEASE DAY BLITZ~ SNAKE EYES by MELISSA PEARL


Snake Eyes
By Melissa Pearl
January 30, 2015


Caitlyn Davis expects her sophomore year at UCLA to be perfect...until she walks into her dorm room to find Special Agent Zoey Kaplan of the FBI waiting for her. In that instant, she knows her idyllic year with new best friends, Nicole and Dale, along with her super hot boyfriend, Eric, is about to fall apart.

Having been forced to work with the FBI months earlier, Caity accidentally gave away her special ability to read people's emotions and know whether they were telling the truth. Now, Kaplan wants Caity to go undercover again for a secret operation that will bring her close to the sadistic Diego Mendez, a man believed to be involved in human trafficking.

Eric Shore is not a man who trusts easily. Having been burned multiple times, it’s hard for him to open up completely, but his love for Caity makes him want to try. Yet, her sudden withdrawal worries him, particularly when she chooses to spend time with her new roommate, Quella Mendez, over him. When Caity’s behavior begins to match that of her wild roommate, Eric wonders if their relationship is as strong as he believed.

As Caity struggles to maintain her relationship and do her job, she finds herself pulled further into a dangerous world that could take away everything she holds dear. Will Eric learn the truth in time to save her? Or will the man with the eyes of a snake destroy their perfect romance?


~*~ABOUT MELISSA PEARL~*~
 

Melissa Pearl was born in Auckland, New Zealand, but has spent much of her life abroad, living in countries such as Jordan, Cyprus and Pakistan... not to mention a nine month road trip around North America with her husband. "Best. Year. Ever!!" She now lives in China with her husband and two sons. She is a trained elementary teacher, but writing is her passion. Since becoming a full time mother she has had the opportunity to pursue this dream and her debut novel hit the internet in November 2011. Since then she has continued to produce a steady stream of books, ranging in genres from Fantasy to Contemporary Romance. She loves the variety and is excited about the books she has coming up in 2015.

"I am passionate about writing. It stirs a fire in my soul that I never knew I had. I want to be the best writer I can possibly be and transport my readers into another world where they can laugh, cry and fall in love."

COVER REVEAL~ LOSING HER by Mariah Dietz

Title: Losing Her (His #2)
Author: Mariah Dietz
Release Date: March 1
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“I loved her and she left. Maybe I wasn’t enough. Maybe I’ll never be enough.” I’ve been thinking these words since before we even got together.
Everything is new. The old no longer has a place here. Physical items are easy to replace. I'm constantly battling the ones that aren't.
Every thought and memory I have is stained.
By you.
You weren't even there for half of them.
How is she still present even though she left?
I can do this. I’m going to survive losing her.
*** This is the second book of the His Series, and it DOES end with a cliffhanger. The final book of the His Series, Finding Me, will release June 1, 2015***
 
 
“Dude, you’ve got to get up.” Jameson sighs as I pull the pillow back over my head. I don’t even know what day it is anymore. I don’t care.
What adds salt to my wounds is the fact that the world keeps turning. People continue waking up and going about their day. The sun rises and sets. I hear kids laugh and play, neighbors greet one another, and birds sing, and all the while I wonder how? How does the entire world appear to be surviving this nightmare of losing her? 
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Hank comes to visit in June. I still haven’t heard from Ace, and yet I’m still staying at my mom’s. I can’t leave. I can’t go back to that house. I’d moved rooms shortly after she left, and now reside in the guest room on the main floor. It’s better this way. There aren’t any pictures of her in here or random memories, like the one of her sitting on my bean bag chair when I was sick last summer. I also don’t have to face the window that looks out onto hers.
Hank knows that I know mom sent for him, hoping that he’d be able to “help” me. She of all people should know that having Hank around isn’t going to help me. He’s fucking married to the love of his life; he doesn’t have a fucking clue about the shit that I’m going through.
Of all things, Hank wants to go camping. I’m sure he thinks that getting away will help. He doesn’t understand that moving rooms has helped me realize I could go to Antarctica, and things wouldn’t change; the distance isn’t going to make the pain any less.
When we get camp set up, Hank opens a cooler and passes me a beer with a giant, shit-eating grin, like we’ve just overcome a huge hurdle. Deciding that I shouldn’t rain on his little douchebag tea party quite yet, I accept the beer with merely a grimace before taking a long swig. Before long, that single swig becomes a chug, and then a guzzle as I consume more alcohol than what three people probably should.
I sit by the fire and close my eyes. My mind automatically reaches back into that locked and forbidden drawer to pull out the image of Ace, striving to recall the sound of her laugh, the feel of her touch. It brings me back to our camping trip last September, when Jameson announced that was what he wanted to do for his birthday.

 
Mariah Dietz lives in Eastern Washington with her husband and two sons that are the axis of her crazy and wonderful world.
Mariah grew up in a tiny town outside of Portland, Oregon, where she spent the majority of her time immersed in the pages of books that she both read and created.
She has a love for all things that include her sons, good coffee, books, travel, and dark chocolate. She also has a deep passion for the stories she writes, and hopes readers enjoy the journeys she takes them on, as much as she loves creating them.
 

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

REVIEW~Pieces of Paisley~ Leigh Ann Lunsford





Paisley Hull fell in love at sixteen; the forever kind of love: unexpected, passionate, consuming - her first. She never thought she could walk away from that kind of passion. Ignoring her heart, guided by her head, she never looked back.

Blindsided by the beauty of a tiny, hazel-eyed vixen, Jake Grant fell head over heels in love, vowing to keep her protected and not let his past taint her. He may have been overzealous in his attempts to show her how much he cherished her but he never thought she would walk away without a fight.

Nine years later, a now divorced Jake has a chance encounter with an engaged Paisley just a few short weeks before she is set to walk down the aisle. Wondering if they gave up too easily, the two embark on a journey through the jagged edges of their past. Can they overcome the obstacles to finally become one or is it too late for their second chance?


           
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00OBJJ3XG
Barnes & Nobles: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/pieces-of-paisley-leigh-ann-lunsford/1120514679?ean=2940150718241



4.5 Beautiful Stars 
 Leigh Ann Lunsford has a great way of telling her stories and Pieces of Paisley was no different. Leigh Ann warned me that this was nothing like her previous series and she was right but I loved every minute of it. Pieces of Paisley was different, funny, heartwarming and a really good love story.
I love to read about young love and the ride that this story took me on was great.

Paisley was a fun, witty, spoke her mind type of teenager. I love that even though she was opinionated she was also afraid to express her feelings. Paisley meets Jake at a party on night and the rest is history.

Jake was instantly intrigued by Paisley. Even knowing her age he just couldn't stay away. I have to admit in the beginning I was not a Jake fan. He seemed very controlling and possessive and I was not feeling him at all. The more I read the more he grew on me and the circumstances that he went through made him a better person and changed my mind. In the end, I was a Jake fan.

The reason I loved the story is because Leigh Ann took me on a ride. My emotions was all over the place and at time I didn't know who to like or which character I should hate lol. It was like watching a really good movie play out. I got to see the years pass by and the many fail attempts of love between the characters.

Overall, a very cute love story that I can see being made into a move. Well done Leigh Ann, another great book.




 Leigh Ann Lunsford is stay at home mom turned author. She writes Romance/New Adult and loves her happily ever after in all books and movies. She lives with her husband, son, and four dogs in Fleming Island, Florida. When she isn't writing or reading you can find her stuck in front of really bad reality shows or watching Sons of Anarchy. Leigh Ann has a filthy mouth and a huge amount of sarcasm that knows no end. She hopes to give the voices in her head an outlet with many more novels to come.


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Monday, 26 January 2015

COVER REVEAL~ SECRETS OF WHITESTONE MANOR by BRITTANY JO JAMES

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SECRETS OF WHITESTONE MANOR
Author: Brittany Jo James
Series: The Winters Family Series, Book #1
Genre: Young Adult Romance | Paranormal Romance
~ SYNOPSIS ~
Some secrets are too dark to ever be brought into the light. 

At least mine are.

My name is Orson Winters, and you already know too much for me to let you walk away.

A decade has passed since my parents were killed, forcing my younger siblings and me to move in with our estranged uncle. Whitestone Manor in all its grandeur was overwhelming enough. Then, we learned the family secret. 

There’s darkness in the world no one, besides a handful of fighting families, even knows exists. The Winters family is the most acclaimed of them all. However, power isn’t always pleasurable, especially considering that it’s my responsibility to keep my reckless brothers and sister from jeopardizing us all.

When an old enemy emerges from the shadows, Uncle Sebastian calls in another fighting family to assist. I didn’t need their help. I could independently protect my siblings and the rest of the world from danger. That was, until I met Lilith Shaw. Now I’m not even sure that I can protect myself.

I can’t focus on that, though. 

I’m the last one standing between you and those who wait in the darkness.

If you can keep a secret, I’ll tell you my story.



~ COVER DESIGNER ~
Kari Ayasha of Cover to Cover Designs

~ RELEASE DATE ~
February 3rd! 


~ TEASERS ~









~ ABOUT THE AUTHOR ~
Brittany Jo James

Brittany Jo James was born and raised in the small town of Idabel, Oklahoma. She is happily married to her high school sweetheart, Conlee, who is currently serving as an airman in the United States Air Force. They share two rowdy sons, Jagger and Jett. Her life revolves around living for God, caring for her family and writing, writing, writing. The James family is currently residing near Anchorage, Alaska until the USAF decides otherwise.

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RELEASE DAY BLITZ~ JADE , Book 2 by S. REYNOLDS




Blurb:

Jade Conner is taking a big risk, working undercover as a drug buyer. His team is desperately trying to intercept and stop the importation of a wicked new drug into South Florida. In the middle of a buy, he meets a young woman, who seems utterly out of place. Alli Reed is helplessly trapped, having foolishly made the wrong choice. Now, she must deliver the drugs or die.Worse, she the sister of one of the team members: the case just took the worst possible turn!





 Jade is only $2.99 and is available through Amazon at the moment
(Will soon be on all major networks)




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Twitter - @authorsreynolds
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Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9846915.S_Reynolds?from_search=true




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Author Bio:

     Stephanie is a new indie author who loves to write and read. She lives in West Virginia with her two children and her dog.
     She has a BS in Criminal Justice and has spent her years reading about and exploring the mind. She has many projects scheduled for 2015 and beyond and hopes to also start a fantasy series this year.Her next project will be Ryker, Book 3 in the Special Operations Command Series.