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TEMPTING THE BODYGUARD Release Day Blast

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I am thrilled that today is the release date for TEMPTING THE BODYGUARD, the third book in the Gamble Brothers series by J. Lynn. I got the chance to read it just a little bit early and it was a steamy, sexy, totally hot romance. It was my first introduction to the series and as Alana and Chandler’s story was so awesome I just had to pick up the other two books and can’t wait to read them.

Published by Brazen, an Entangled Publishing imprint, Jennifer L. Armentrout, writing as J. Lynn, delivers a story that is smokin’ hot, so easy to get caught up in, and one that you won’t want to put down.

While I haven’t yet had the chance to get to know Chandler’s brothers very well, I can say for certain that he is and will continue to be my favorite. He’s rough, dangerous, incredibly sexy. And yes, he likes to get his kink on.

Whether you’ve read the first two books in this series or not, TEMPTING THE BODYGUARD is a great way to meet the characters. And while it may not be necessary to read TEMPTING THE BEST MAN and TEMPTING THE PLAYER first, you’ll definitely want to read all of them to get to know each of the Gamble brothers and choose your favorite.

If you’d like to know a little bit more about the books in this series, their details are below with links to places you can find them online. And if you haven’t yet had the chance to read a book by Author Jennifer L. Armentrout, be sure to check out her website for details on all the stories and series she’s written.

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About Tempting the Bodyguard

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Title: TEMPTING THE BODY GUARD (Gamble Brothers #3)
Release date: May 12, 2014
Publisher: Entangled: Brazen
Pages: 211
Formats: eBook

Description…

A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…

He can protect her from everyone except himself.

Alana Gore is in danger. A take-no-prisoners publicist, her way with people has made her more than a few enemies over the years, but a creepy stalker is an entirely different matter. She needs a bodyguard, and the only man she can ask is not only ridiculously hot, but reputed to have taste for women that goes beyond adventurous.

Chandler Gamble has one rule: don’t protect anyone you want to screw. But with Alana, he’s caught between his job and his increasingly hard libido. On one hand, Alana needs his help. On the other, Chandler wants nothing more than to take the hot volcano of a woman in hand. To make her writhe in pleasure, until she’s at his complete mercy.

She needs protection. He needs satisfaction. And the moment the line is crossed, all hell will break loose…

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS

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About J. Lynn

Armentrout, Jennifer

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

WEBSITE | BLOG | TWITTER | FACEBOOK | GOODREADS | J. LYNN GOODREADS

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Other Books in the Series

Tempting the Best ManTitle: TEMPTING THE BEST MAN (Gamble Brothers #1)
Release date: April 23, 2012
Publisher: Entangled: Brazen
Pages: 136
Formats: eBook, audio

Find it: AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS

Description…

A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…

She’ll make him lose control…

Madison Daniels has worshipped her brother’s best friend since they were kids. Everyone thinks she and Chase Gamble would make the perfect couple, but there are two major flaws in their logic. 1) Chase has sworn off relationships of any kind, and 2) after blurring the line between friends and lovers for one night four years ago, they can’t stop bickering.

Forced together for her brother’s wedding getaway, Chase and Madison decide to call a truce for the happy couple. Except all bets are off when they’re forced to shack up in a tacky 70’s honeymoon suite and survive a multitude of “accidents” as the family tries to prove their “spark” can be used than for more than fighting. That is, if they don’t strangle each other first…

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Tempting the PlayerTitle: TEMPTING THE PLAYER (Gamble Brothers #2)
Release date: October 20, 2012
Publisher: Entangled: Brazen
Pages: 205
Formats: eBook, audio

Find it: AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS

Description…

A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…

He’s a player on and off the field…

Chad Gamble, all-star pitcher for the Nationals, is one of the best players on—and off—the field. And right now, the notorious bad boy wants Bridget Rodgers. But with her lush curves and snappy comebacks, the feisty redhead is the kind of woman a man wants to settle down with…and that’s the last thing Chad needs.

When the paparazzi catch them in a compromising position, Chad’s manager issues an ultimatum: clean up his act or kiss his multi-million dollar contract goodbye. To save his career, his meddling publicist says he’ll have to convince everyone Bridget isn’t just his flavor of the week, but his girlfriend.

Being blackmailed into a fake relationship with Chad Gamble isn’t easy, especially when the sizzling physical attraction between them is undeniable. With a month to go on their arranged pretense, it’s going to take every ounce of willpower they have not to fall into bed together…or in love.

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Trailer Reveal: Gravity and Luminosity

As a huge fan of trailers I was totally stoked to be invited to be a part of the trailer reveals for GRAVITY and LUMINOSITY. Now, not only do I have cover love, I think both trailers are super cool. Which makes the wait for both books even harder.

Fortunately both GRAVITY and LUMINOSITY will be releasing in just a few weeks, so the wait isn’t too bad….

Anyway… below are both trailers and some info about the books and authors. And there’s also an eBook giveaway hosted by the publisher. So be sure to check them out!

GRAVITY Trailer


I love this trailer! It’s dark and edgy, not at all what I’d expected for this title, but I think it’s awesome. I want to meet this enemy that might be the only one Ari can trust. I so can’t wait!

About Gravity

Title: GRAVITY (The Taking #1)
Author: Melissa West
Pages: 400
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release Date: October 30, 2012

Description:

In the future, only one rule will matter:

Don’t. Ever. Peek.

Seventeen-year-old Ari Alexander just broke that rule and saw the last person she expected hovering above her bed — arrogant Jackson Locke, the most popular boy in her school. She expects instant execution or some kind of freak alien punishment, but instead, Jackson issues a challenge: help him, or everyone on Earth will die.

Ari knows she should report him, but everything about Jackson makes her question what she’s been taught about his kind. And against her instincts, she’s falling for him. But Ari isn’t just any girl, and Jackson wants more than her attention. She’s a military legacy who’s been trained by her father and exposed to war strategies and societal information no one can know — especially an alien spy, like Jackson. Giving Jackson the information he needs will betray her father and her country, but keeping silent will start a war.

Find it: AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE, THE BOOK DEPOSITORY, FACEBOOKGOODREADS

About Melissa West

Melissa lives in a tiny suburb of Atlanta, GA with her husband and daughter. She pretends to like yoga, actually likes shoes, and could not live without coffee. Her writing heroes include greats like Jane Austen and Madeleine L’Engle.

She holds a B.A. in Communication Studies and an M.S. in Graphic Communication, both from Clemson University. Yeah, her blood runs orange.

GRAVITY is her first book.

Find her: TWITTER, FACEBOOK, WEBSITE, BLOG, GOODREADS

LUMINOSITY Trailer


Okay, I think I’ve fallen for the enemy in this trailer too! I really hope Beatrice can be the protector she needs to be. And I really love the song, though I may have gotten caught up in the lyrics on my first or second viewing before I read through all those teasers about the book. But this is so another book I can’t wait for!

About Luminosity

Title: LUMINOSITY (Raven Chronicles #1)
Author: Stephanie Thomas
Pages: 400
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release Date: November 6, 2012

Description:

My name is Beatrice. When I was born, I was blessed with the Sight. I was immediately removed from my parents and enrolled in the Institution. At the age of twelve, I had my first true vision, earning my raven’s wings. And when I turned seventeen, one of my visions came true. Things haven’t been the same since.

The Institution depends on me to keep the City safe from our enemy, the Dreamcatchers, but I’m finding it harder to do while keeping a secret from everyone, including my best friend Gabe. It is a secret that could put us all in danger. A secret that could kill me and everyone close to me.

But the enemy has been coming to me in my dreams, and I think I’m falling in love with him. He says they’re coming. He says they’re angry. And I think I’ve already helped them win.

Find it: AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE, THE BOOK DEPOSITORY, FACEBOOK, GOODREADS

About Stephanie Thomas

Stephanie Thomas has been writing ever since she could put letters together to form words. When she was a small child, she would present her mother and father with self-made newspapers filled up with make believe stories and pictures. Her love for writing followed her all throughout her schooling, where she entered and won writing contests of all sorts.

Stephanie decided to become an English teacher and completed her B.A. at The Pennsylvania State University. While teaching, she later went on to get her Master’s in writing from The Johns Hopkins University. She completed her very first manuscript during her graduate studies, and by the end of the program, she had completed two more.

Stephanie is quick to tell anyone that she’s a born and raised Philadelphian, and her heart will always belong there. She moved to Baltimore with her husband, and they’ve been living there for the last five years with their doggie, Sailor, and their rabbit, Buns (aka “T Sizzle).

Find her: TWITTER, FACEBOOK, WEBSITE, BLOGGOODREADS

The publisher, Entangled Teen, is offering up four eBook copies – 2 copies of GRAVITY and 2 copies of LUMINOSITY – to four winners. I want one… or both!

Just enter in the Rafflecopter, below, which is the same on all blogs participating in the reveal!

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Cover Reveal: Opal

Opal (Lux #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Coming December 11, 2012

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I am such a huge fan of this series, the author and Daemon Black. So when I was invited by Entangled Publishing to be a part of this cover reveal I had to drop everything to get this post ready. Because there was no way that I was going to miss being able to share this cover on the blog.

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My Thoughts

I love how well this cover fits in with the rest of the series yet is just a bit different, not only with the clarity of the image, but the placement of the book title. I also love that it doesn’t contain all the additional text on its face, allowing the image to take center stage.

This tagline has me the most intrigued of them all. It begs the question – What exactly is it that they are going to have to risk?

And I absolutely love the color. And I love the tone. It’s still dark like the covers for OBSIDIAN and ONYX, but there is a brightness to it that I like, similar to the cover for SHADOWS, which brings a nice balance to the series when you look at all four covers together.

I also like that on this cover Katy has a sweet, almost vulnerable look to her, versus the previous cover where she had a harder edge. Of course I wish Daemon Black was facing forward so I could see both of his eyes, but he looks pretty amazing, so I’m not going to complain too much.

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About the Book

No one is like Daemon Black.

When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well… There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.

But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love.

After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different… And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.

Together we’re stronger… and they know it.

Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble

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About the Author

USA TODAY Bestselling author, Jennifer L. Armentrout, lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true.

When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math.

Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She also writes adult romance under the name J. Lynn.

Find her: Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, Website, Blog

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An Epic Contest Announcement

Be sure to bookmark Jennifer Armentrout’s blog post HERE so you won’t miss an awesome contest announcement on October 1!

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Authors Are Rockstars Tour: It’s a Wrap!

The Authors Are Rockstars Tour has officially ended. While we would have loved to have this continue year-round, it’s time to let those authors go back to writing the books we love so very much.

We are all so amazed, overwhelmed and surprised at the response we got from authors, bloggers and readers alike. We had no idea when we started out that it would get as much attention and support. So we are eternally grateful.

In the end, we had 102 authors and 96 blogs (including our own) participating in this event. And without each and every one of them, this would not have been the success it was. And even though there were just a couple hiccups along the way, for an event as large as this one was, we definitely consider it a win.

If you haven’t had a chance to catch up with all 102 stops on the tour, CLICK HERE, for an updated tour schedule with links that go to each and every stop on the tour. While most of the giveaways will have ended, the posts are so much fun to read and you won’t want to miss them.

We tried to make this event entertaining and showcase some phenomenal authors that we love. We hope we achieved that goal.

We tried to match authors with bloggers who considered them their rockstars and tried to include a variety of authors and bloggers on this tour. We hope we succeeded in that too.

While all the authors on the tour were ones we considered rockstars, it was by no means all inclusive of the authors we think rock! Some authors were unable to participate, some authors may not have received our invitation – apparently SPAM was not our friend – and some authors we may not have reached out to because we couldn’t locate their information or because we had such an overwhelming response to our outreach.

We had hoped for 31 authors, not expecting nearly that many, so hosting 102 was a dream come true!

We hope you learned something new about your rockstar authors, hope that you found a few new authors to call rockstars and hope you had a good time following the tour around this August!

While this was intended as a once-in-a-lifetime event, who knows what may change in a year….

Oh, and before we forget….

As this tour wraps up, we are also wrapping up the mega giveaway we included as part of this month-long event. Stay tuned for the winners’ announcement post next week.

To all of those we owe thanks to….

First and foremost we have to thank every single author for generously volunteering their time and agreeing to be a part of our event. Without them this wouldn’t have been even close to the huge success it was. Their posts were the perfect mix of fun, entertaining, informative and exciting to read. With a tour that consisted of top ten lists, vlogs, interviews, character interviews, excerpts, teasers and more, visiting all the stops on tour provided hours of enjoyment.

And it put some amazing books and authors with upcoming titles on our radars.

We also want to thank them for their generous donations of books and swag and even a character naming. The authors’ time was all we asked for, so their volunteering to give away these prizes was above and beyond our wildest expectations. This event was meant to showcase them not to have them reach into their pockets.

And of course we have to thank the generosity of Harlequin TEEN for supporting each of their authors by donating books and spreading the word about our event and Entangled Publishing for their eBook donations. Both publishers’ support of their authors was an amazing surprise and one we are so incredibly appreciative of.

But they weren’t the only publishers we have to thank for their support. HarperTeen, Macmillan Children’s Books and SimonTEEN were incredibly supportive for spreading the word throughout the month about not only their authors on tour, but the tour as a whole.

And then there are the bloggers. Without their passion and love for the authors they call rockstars we wouldn’t have had an event either. It was their glowing and gushing words of support for the authors they hosted that made visiting each stop on this tour awesome.

We cannot thank them enough for signing up for the event, for writing such rockin’ posts for their authors, for donating their time and efforts to help support this event and even for donating prizes in support of their authors. They, too, are the rockstars of this event and we couldn’t have done it without them!

Last, but not least, we have to thank those readers who visited the stops, who left comments, who discovered new authors, who fell more in love with the authors they did know, and who also supported our event by just being there.

And from one tour host to another, I would like to thank both Jaime and Patricia for co-hosting this event with me.

Jaime, thank you so very much for making this event even possible. Without your support, this never would have happened. Without your courage to reach out to the authors on tour, I never would have had the courage to do the same.

Without your tireless efforts we never could have kept up with all the back and forth with the authors and bloggers not only prior to the start of the event but throughout. And without your connections with many of the authors on this tour, I know this would have been a much smaller tour than it was.

Patricia, thank you so much for your help in making this event a success. Your assistance in matching authors and bloggers and your research into finding matches for the new author adds was invaluable. And thank you so very much for spreading the word about the event and visiting the stops on the tour each day.


Well, we guess that’s about it. If there is anyone we forgot to include in our thanks we are so very sorry. It’s been a whirlwind but we hope that we included you all!

Stay tuned for next week’s prize announcement posts on both blogs. But for now….

It’s a wrap.

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Cover Reveal: Naturals

Naturals (The Lost Souls #2) by Tiffany Truitt

Coming April 9, 2013

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I am thrilled to be a part of the cover reveal for Naturals by Tiffany Truitt. I absolutely loved the cover for the first book in the series, Chosen Onesand was super excited to find out just what the cover to book two would look like.

While I may have gotten a peek at it earlier this weekend, I couldn’t wait to take a longer look when I received it from Entangled Publishing on Sunday. And I think I love this second book’s cover even more.

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My Thoughts

This cover is so beautiful. But not too perfect. It fits the title so well as there is just something very natural about it.

I love the warmer tones in this second book’s cover, which is in contrast to the cooler tones in the first cover. And I love the look of serenity on the model’s face. Which, interestingly, is also the opposite of the model’s expression on the first book’s cover. Yet I loved both the cooler colors and the model’s fierce expression on the earlier cover, too.

I like how the font and the placement of the author’s name, title, series title and tagline are all in same order and roughly the same placement as they were on the cover for Chosen Ones. And, as with the first cover, I love just how beautiful and distinctive the fonts are for this series.

And I love how the earth beneath the model in repose is also cracked. It is yet another element that establishes continuity between the two. But I love that for this cover, the shot is a closer one, allowing the model’s expression to be the focus.

This cover is just so stunning that I may just have to break my rule against buying print books just so I can see what it looks like in real life. Too bad release date is so very far away.

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About the Book


Tess is finally safe from the reach of the Council, now that she is living in the Middlelands with the rebel Isolationists. With James having returned to Templeton, she easily falls back into her friendship with Henry, though her newfound knowledge of Robert’s chosen one status still stings.

Even surrounded by people, Tess has never felt more alone. So she’s thrilled when James returns to the settlement, demanding to see Tess — until she finds out that it’s because her sister, Louisa, has been recruited into Tess’s old position at Templeton, and that the dangerously sadistic chosen one George has taken an interest in her.

NATURALS is the second book in The Lost Souls trilogy, and follows the dystopian hit CHOSEN ONES.

Find it: AMAZON, GOODREADS

About the Author

Tiffany Truitt was born in Peoria, Illinois. A self-proclaimed Navy brat, Tiffany spent most of her childhood living in Virginia, but don’t call her a Southerner. She also spent a few years living in Cuba. Since her time on the island of one McDonald’s and Banana Rats (don’t ask) she has been obsessed with traveling. Tiffany recently added China to her list of travels (hello inspiration for a new book).

Besides traveling, Tiffany has always been an avid reader. The earliest books she remembers reading belong to The Little House on the Prairie Series. First book she read in one day? Little Woman(5th grade). First author she fell in love with? Jane Austen in middle school. Tiffany spent most of her high school and college career as a literary snob. She refused to read anything considered “low brow” or outside the “classics.”

Tiffany began teaching middle school in 2006. Her students introduced her to the wide, wonderful world of Young Adult literature. Today, Tiffany embraces popular Young Adult literature and uses it in her classroom. She currently teaches the following novels: The OutsidersSpeakNight, Dystopian Literature Circles: The Hunger GamesThe GiverThe Uglies, and Matched.

Find her: TWITTER, WEBSITE, GOODREADS

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The Series

Here’s a peek at both covers for the series side-by-side. Aren’t they gorgeous? So similar and yet so very different. One fierce, one calm. One cool, one warm. One with eyes open, one with them closed. One at a distance, one up close. And yet both work in harmony.

If you’d like to add both books to your Goodreads TBR pile, just click the image below.

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