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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

NEW COVER REVEAL-ALLUSIVE AFTERSHOCK BY SUSAN GRISCOM

Ta Da!! Allusive Aftershock has a New Cover





Title: Allusive Aftershock
Author: Susan Griscom
Publisher: Amber Glow Books
Release date: January 29, 2014

Available on Kindle, Nook and Paperback. 

Also available as an Audiobook from audible.com, Amazon.com and iTunes. 

What happens when a major earthquake changes life as you know it and the boy you thought you hated ends up saving you? Three times!

Courtland Reese is the guy everyone hates and makes fun of because … well, he is weird. He communicates with animals. Strange or interesting, seventeen-year-old Adela Castielle can’t quite figure out, but when he saves her from being trampled by her own horse, she begins to understand him a little better and wants to learn more about him.

But, Max--her best friend/dream guy/someday-to-be-her-husband-only-he-doesn’t-know-it-yet--hates Courtland with a passion. Adela wants to know why, except neither boy is talking. 

When Max leaves her stranded in his parents' wine cave with his worst enemy, Courtland, after what the experts are calling a “megathrust” earthquake, Adela starts to question her loyalty to Max as steamy kisses in a dark damp cellar only fuel her emotions with more conflict. 


But does she really have time to worry about that when fire, destruction and mayhem surround her?


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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

BOOK BLAST-MY BROTHER, MY RIVAL BY EVE RABI

Cody Garrett, a former Navy SEAL, has never met a skirt he didn’t fancy. His six-pack, rugged looks and bad boy image ensures a steady stream of hot babes waiting to slip him their phone numbers wherever he goes. So, he is confused when Bridie Barker refuses to go on a date with him.  It’s not like she’s a stunning beauty or something. According to him, her ears are big, she’s well-rounded and she’s not even a D-cup.
In spite of her shortcomings, the more she pushes him away, the more he finds himself thinking of her.
Twenty-year-old Bridie Barker has control issues. Every detail in her life is planned.
Her closet is color-coded and she has an array of storage containers, to ensure that everything is in its correct place.
Her whole world is black and white, and grey areas are a no-no.

When she meets the warm and grounded Scott Garrett, she thinks she has found her soul mate. Unfortunately, and to her disappointment, things don’t pan out with Scott.
While waiting tables, she has a disastrous run-in with his brother, Wild Boy Cody Garrett, King of Body Shots, who parties every night with a different girl.
Even though he’s good to look at and makes her laugh, she turns down his advances as he’s clearly the tag-and-release kind of guy.
Besides, she is pretty sure he owns not a single storage container, and she’s certain that his closet is not color-coded.
Problem is, Cody Garrett finds her rejection an aphrodisiac and pursues her.
Series – books one and two both available for purchase
Author – Eve Rabi
Genre – Modern Day Romance
Publication Date – August 29, 2013
 

my brother, my rival by eve rabi

 

 

EXCERPT

My urge to destroy returned with a vengeance. I turned my Hummer around.
“Where you going to, Cody?” my mother demanded, her voice frantic.
I didn’t answer, but hit the gas and gunned the Hummer toward Bridie’s old place.
“Cody, where are you going?” my dad demanded.
I stared ahead as I floored it.
“Cody, just stop!” Jenna said. “I know where you’re going! You stop right now, Cody!”
Ignoring all their pleas, I drove on until I pulled up into the parking lot outside Bridie’s old place.
Just in time – I spotted her standing outside Scott’s Roadster in the parking lot.
Scott was still in the driver’s seat, talking on his phone.
I braked and without killing the engine, I hopped out of my Hummer.
Within seconds, my family was running behind me, pleading with me to leave them alone.
Bridie spotted me first. “Cody!” she mouthed, fear in her eyes.
I picked up a brick from the side of the road and walked toward Scott.
“Cody!” Bridie screamed. “What are you doing? STOP!”
I ignored her and walked over to my brother. I was going to smash his skull with the brick until his brains lay all over his Roadster.
His window was opened. Good. When he saw me above him, brick high up in the air, ready to hit him with it, he dropped his phone.
I raised the brick to smash it down his face.
His eyes grew large.
“CODY, NO!” Bridie screamed.
When I looked into Scott’s eyes, I wavered.
He stared, I glared.
I willed myself to do it, to kill Scott.
But I couldn’t do it. He was still my brother.
Even though he stole my girl, even though he hurt me like no one in this world had ever hurt me, I couldn’t hurt him.
How I wished he was some other ahole at that moment.
Frustrated, I booted in the Roadster’s door three times. The door caved into him.
Scott tried to open his door, but the door wouldn’t budge.
He scrambled toward the passenger’s side and tried to open that door, but I dropped the brick and pushed the Roadster until it fell onto its side.
“What are you doing, CODY?” Bridie screamed.
With the Roadster on its side and Scott trying to boot out the BMW’s windshield, I spun around to look at Bridie.
With eyes as big as saucers, she walked backward. “Cody, stop, please!”
I walked faster. She turned and broke into a run, away from me.
There’s no way she could outrun me. I raced after her. She ran faster and in a bad move, toward my Hummer. I caught up with her and grabbed her hair.
“Where the hell are you going to, sister-in-law? Huh? We need to talk.”
“No, leave me alone!” she cried as she tried to free her hair from my fingers.
“You owe me an explanation,” I said, as I dragged her to the Hummer and shoved her into it. I got into the driver’s seat and sped off.
Behind me, Jenna, my mother, and father were running after the Hummer, screaming my name. I didn’t stop.
“Slow down, Cody!” Bridie cried.
“Why? Why should I, huh? Let us both die. Today. NOW!” I stepped on the gas.
“CODY, PLEASE STOP!” she begged.
I flashed her a mirthless smile. “Scared? Huh?”
“Why are you doing this?” She was crying now.
“Because I thought I was in a bad dream, but guess what; it’s true, my brother and my GIRL! Not a dream, honey, just my reality.”
“Cody…”
“Why the hell are you CRYING?” I yelled.
“Cody, I don’t understand; you cheated on me. Why are you acting like you’re so cut, huh?”
“Cheated on you? What are you talking about, BRIDIE? I never cheated on you.”
“You did!”
“When? When did I cheat on you, huh? You talking about that stupid body shot? That was cheating? Huh?”
“No, not the body shot, Cody. The night of the party – you cheated with Nicole!”
“What are you talking about, Bridie? You’re hallucinating. I did not cheat with Nicole.”
“Yes, you did, Cody! I walked into your room and saw you both in bed. I left straight away.”
I shook my head in disbelief. She could lie so blatantly? Fury overtook me. I locked the steering wheel of the Hummer. It slid across the road like it was on snow.
“Today, both of us are going to die,” I warned.
End

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“Icould not go to sleep until I finished this book, then
I woke up the next morning to reread it again.”
“Omg I am so sleep deprived. Eve draws you into
the story from which you cannot leave until you have finished.”
“You will laugh, cry and yell with this book,
you won't be able to put it down once you start reading it!”
“I'd give it six stars if I could.”
“Steamy, hot and oh so sexy. This book is fast paced and a pleasure to read.”
 

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about the author

Eve Rabi lives in Sydney Australia, but she hails from South Africa.
She is the author of 20 modern-day love stories and is known for her kick-ass leading ladies, her alpha males and her ability to make you laugh and make you cry while falling in love. 
Eve is currently single and is looking for a man who resembles George Clooney (the young one, not the grey one).
He must also have the abs of Channing Tatum and the sense of humor of
Johnny Depp.
If he doesn’t have all these prerequisites, he must be willing to undergo plastic surgery to look like George (at his own expense, so he must also be loaded) and endure rigorous physical training on a daily basis to acquire a six pack.
Or have ab implants, she’s not fussy.
And most importantly, since Eve hates shallow people, he must accept her for who she is.

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

PROMO-REVIEW-GIVEAWAY "TORN FROM YOU" (TEAR ASUNDER #1) BY NASHODA ROSE

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Love is like an avalanche. It hits hard, fast and without mercy. At least it did for me when Sculpt, the lead singer of the rock band Tear Asunder knocked me off my feet. Literally, because he’s also a fighter, illegally of course, and he taught me how to fight. He also taught me how to love and I fell hard for him. I mean the guy could do sweet, when he wasn't doing bossy, and I like sweet. Then it all shattered. Kidnapped. Starved. Tied up like a piece of meat then whipped. I was alone and fighting to survive. When I heard Sculpt's voice, I thought he was there to save me. I was wrong. Sculpt was there to break me. *Warning: This book contains some disturbing situations, strong language and sexual content. No cliffhanger and next in the Tear Asunder series is Ream's story (the band's lead guitarist). Meet the Author Nashoda Rose lives in Toronto with her assortment of pets. She writes contemporary (NA) romance with a splash of darkness, or maybe it’s a tidal wave. Her novel “Torn from You” is the first in the Tear Asunder series. When she isn’t writing, she can be found sitting in a field reading with her dog at her side while her horses graze nearby. She loves interacting with her readers on Facebook and chatting about her addiction—books. Social Links
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My rating: 5 out of 5 stars

***Please note, this book was gifted to me by the author via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review***
 
"You made me fear you. You made me fear myself. You locked me inside myself so deep that it took me months to break free again."~Eme

So...the following will be my attempt to not only do this book justice but to also do it with the minimal amount of cursing. Those of you know who know me realize that in itself should earn me a cookie, brownie, bottle of wine...SOMETHING! Anywho...
 
Torn From You is book one of the Tear Asunder series by Nashoda Rose. I strongly advise that you read With You, the prequel, before fully diving into Sculpt's and Emily's story. Their introduction and back story had me as giddy as a school girl, I mean in our hero we have both a prize street fighter AND a musician! (again, those who know me...yeah.) But then the switch flipped and this story took an extremely dark turn with my already beloved hero at the center of it all. 
 
In a way, I'm not even sure how to go about writing a review for this book for anything I may touch on could spoil it for my readers. Let me say this much, there are twists and turns and endless "WTF?!?!" moments that kept me on edge right to the end. Torn From You is my OFFICIAL mind-fuck for 2013. This book is as hard to read as it is to try to put down. The author pushes the envelope, crosses lines and blurs everything in between.
 
Sculpt.This is how you write an ALPHA male lead. I love an alpha male just as much as the next girl but I will say, I'm not a fan of particular authors that are considered the experts of this particular breed of heroes. I often find their alpha-ness screams asshole more than anything else. No thanks. Sculpt on the other hand...I mean yeah, he is as grey a character as they come and to say he made some questionable choices is an UBER understatement but I couldn't hate him. Not even when I wanted to throat punch him in rapid successions could I hate him. He's firm, without being pushy, passionate, without being overbearing. He is the perfect balance.
 
On the flip side we have Emily (aka Eme) who would have to be one of my top 5 heroines of the year. Another issue that I tend to have with alpha heavy book is that to make him the big bad man, the heroine is reduced to the shy, quivering house plant who's doing good to put one foot in front of the other. This is much more than the basic, he loves me...he loves me not type of novel. Emily is put in an unimaginable situation and does her very best to come out on the other side. She's strong but remains soft and vulnerable. She's very relateable and a  refreshing change in a genre that doesn't always shed the best light on it's female leads.

The supporting cast isn't reduced to a handful of fillers. I want to know more about each and every one of them. The author did a great job laying the foundation in regards to the future couples and the bumpy road they'll have to travel to get there. I loved that the POV switched from Emily to Sculpt a little towards the end. It was nice to get into his head a little but had the author done it from the beginning, the back and forth would have been too much so kudos on that. The balance and pacing was smooth and flawless.

Torn From You is a dark, erotic romance that contains graphic scenes and situations that may be offensive to some readers.