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    Double Cover Reveal: TRUSTING LIAM and CHANGING EVERYTHING

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    I am super excited to be participating in a double cover reveal for two awesome soon-to-be-releasing books by Author Molly McAdams – TRUSTING LIAM, a Taking Chances and Forgiving Lies novel, and CHANGING EVERYTHING, a Forgiving Lies novella.

    I love both covers and think they fit so well with the characters and story descriptions. I love that the title fonts for the TRUSTING LIAM cover match the title fonts used in the Forgiving Lies series. I love Liam’s sleeve – the part that can be glimpsed. I love the tone of the colors used in the CHANGING EVERYTHING cover. I love how they changed things just a bit and raised the fonts, creating a shadow beneath the title and words.

    And I can’t wait until both books release this March and June so that both stories with both pretty covers will reside on my Kindle.

    What do you think? Do you think the TRUSTING LIAM cover represents Kennedy and Liam and their story well? And how about CHANGING EVERYTHING – is that a book cover you can’t wait to see on your eBook shelf?


    Trusting Liam

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    On Sale June 9, 2015

    Description…

    When Kennedy Ryan moves to California, she never expects to come face-to-face with Liam Taylor-the intriguing man she hasn’t been able to forget. Somehow Liam managed to get Kennedy to let down her guard for a single night of passion that ended up meaning more than it was ever supposed to. Accustomed to disastrous experiences with men, Kennedy shields herself before he can break down more of the carefully built control she’s clung to for the last four years. But every time she sees Liam, she feels her resolve weakening.

    Liam Taylor has been asked to befriend his boss’s nieces. But what starts out as a reluctant favor ends up leading Liam to the only girl who ever slipped away before morning-a girl he thought he’d never find again. And now that she’s within reach, Liam’s determined to never let her go.

    When a secret from her past tests their relationship, will they be able to cling to the trust Liam has worked so hard to build?

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    Changing Everything

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    On Sale March 3, 2015

    Description…

    Paisley Morro has been in love with Eli since they were thirteen-years-old. But after twelve years of only being his best friend and wingman, the heartache that comes from watching him with countless other women becomes too much, and Paisley decides its time to lay all her feelings on the table.

    Eli Jenkins has a life most guys would kill for: Dream job, countless women, and his best friend, Paisley, to be the girl he can always count on for everything else. But one conversation not only changes everything between them, it threatens to make him lose the only girl who has ever meant anything to him.

    When tragedy strikes his family and Eli is forced to reevaluate his life, he realizes a life without Paisley isn’t a life at all. Only now, he may be too late.

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    About Molly McAdams

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    Molly grew up in California but now lives in the oh-so-amazing state of Texas with her husband and furry four-legged daughters. When she’s not diving into the world of her characters, some of her hobbies include hiking, snowboarding, traveling, and long walks on the beach … which roughly translates to being a homebody with her hubby and dishing out movie quotes. She has a weakness for crude-humored movies and fried pickles, and loves curling up in a fluffy comforter during a thunderstorm … or under one in a bathtub if there are tornados. That way she can pretend they aren’t really happening.

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    MAKE IT LAST Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

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    I am so excited to be a stop on the MAKE IT LAST Blog Tour. I have been dying to read Megan Erickson’s Bowler University series and most especially to meet Cam Ruiz and Tate Ellison.

    And now that I have, I can’t wait to read the other two books in this trilogy and get to know Alec and Kat, Max and Lea.

    There are a number of stops on this tour in which bloggers are sharing excerpts and reviews. So be sure to check out the tour schedule to see what other bloggers think about MAKE IT LAST.

    The tour also includes a giveaway as well as two super cute and totally hilarious graphics of Cam and Tate’s Utope characters which you can find at the bottom of this post.

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    About MAKE IT LAST

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    Title & Series: MAKE IT LAST (Bowler University #3)
    Author: Megan Erickson
    Release date: January 6, 2015
    Publisher: William Morrow Impulse
    Pages: 384
    Formats: eBook, paperback available 2/17

    Description…

    After graduating from Bowler University, the last place Cam Ruiz ever expected to find himself is his hometown. A bad job as a bouncer and worry over his mom’s health make living in Paradise anything but. There’s only one thing that can make his return any harder—running into the only girl he’s ever loved.

    Tate Ellison made a mistake when she was eighteen, one that cost her the best thing she’s ever had. She’s always hoped the regret of losing Cam would fade over time. Too bad it’s only grown. She took comfort in the fact she’d never have to face him again, so his presence in Paradise throws her for a loop.

    The pull between them is instant and when the truth of what happened years ago tumbles out, they share a mind-blowing kiss…which leads to more. But the past has a way of repeating itself. When all the cards are on the table, Cam and Tate must decide what they are willing to do to make it last.

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    Note: This review is based on an eARC received from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for my honest thoughts about the book.


    The Review

    MAKE IT LAST is a real and romantic and incredibly emotional read, with an undeniably sexy male protagonist and a beautiful but headstrong female main whose pull toward each other is positively magnetic. Their chemistry sizzles, the challenges they face are authentic and relatable, their road to a happily ever after is full of secrets, setbacks, indecision and heartbreak.

    Cam Ruiz and Tate Ellison had the kind of love that should have been forever. But one decision changed everything and the future they dreamed up for themselves in the virtual world of Utope became nothing more than a distant and painful memory. Or at least it had been.

    When Cam is forced to return to his hometown of Paradise to take care of his mother, he never thought he’d run into Tate. He certainly never thought he would still feel something for her. Or that their lives would once again become intertwined. Not after she broke his heart.

    But a love as epic as theirs doesn’t die easily. And a man like Cam doesn’t give up, even if it seems as if the universe is trying to keep them apart. Not unless the girl he’s fighting for isn’t willing to fight as hard as he is or believe that they have what it takes to make it last.

    In her story, told in alternating points of view, Author Megan Erickson has given readers two characters that they will like and grow to love, be frustrated with, relate to, understand, and empathize with. She created a story with relationships and situations that feel believable and true-to-life, that are both heartwarming and heartrending. She puts readers on an emotional roller-coaster as Tate and Cam try to find a way to make things work. And she keeps them hooked with a few scalding hot and incredibly sexy moments between these two immensely appealing characters.

    MAKE IT LAST is an absolutely fantastic end to this three-book series in which each novel can be read on its own. It not only wraps up Cam and Tate’s story but gives readers a chance to say goodbye to Kat and Alec, Max and Lea. It is sweet and funny and sad and hopeful. Camilo is strong and loyal and confident and utterly delectable. Tatum is tough and fragile, caring and determined. All of which make this a captivating, exciting and wildly entertaining read.

    The Rating

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    About Megan Erickson

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    Megan Erickson grew up in a family that averages 5’5” on a good day and started writing to create characters who could reach the top kitchen shelf.

    She’s got a couple of tattoos, has a thing for gladiators and has been called a crazy cat lady. After working as a journalist for years, she decided she liked creating her own endings better and switched back to fiction.

    She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids and two cats. And no, she still can’t reach the stupid top shelf.

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    Other Books in the Series

    MakeItCountTitle & Series: MAKE IT COUNT (Bowler University #1)
    Release date: June 3, 2014
    Publisher: William Morrow Impulse
    Pages: 336
    Formats: Paperback, eBook

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    Description…

    Kat Caruso wishes her brain had a return policy, or at least a complaint hot-line. The defective organ is constantly distracted, terrible at statistics, and absolutely flooded with inappropriate thoughts about her boyfriend’s gorgeous best friend, Alec…who just so happens to be her brand new math tutor. Who knew nerd was so hot?

    Kat usually goes through tutors like she does boyfriends—both always seem to bail when they realize how hopeless she is. It’s safer for her heart to keep everyone at arm’s reach. But Alec is always stepping just a little too close.

    Alec Stone should not be fantasizing about Kat. She’s adorable, unbelievably witty, and completely off limits. He’d never stab his best friend in the back…

    But when secrets are revealed, the lines of loyalty are blurred. To make it count, Alec must learn messy human emotions can’t be solved like a trigonometry function. And Kat has to trust Alec may be the first guy to want her for who she is, and not in spite of it.


    MakeItRightCoverTitle & Series: MAKE IT RIGHT (Bowler University #2)
    Release date: September 9, 2014
    Publisher: William Morrow Impulse
    Pages: 384
    Formats: Paperback, eBook

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    Description…

    Max Payton lives by two rules:
    Size and strength win any fight, and never show weakness.

    When a rash of assaults sends Bowler University for a tail spin, Max volunteers to help teach a self-defense class. One of the other instructors is the beautiful pixie-faced girl he keeps butting heads with…and who challenges everything he thought he knew.

    Lea Travers avoids guys like Max – cocky jocks who assume she’s fragile because of a disability caused by a childhood accident. She likes to be in control, and something about being with Max makes her feel anything but. But during the moments he lets his guard down, Lea sees a soul as broken inside as she is outside. Trusting him is a whole other problem…

    When the assaults ramp up and hit close to home, Lea and Max must learn, before it’s too late, that true strength can come from vulnerability…and giving in to trust is sometimes the only way to make things right.


    The Giveaway

    The tour includes a giveaway for a $25 giftcard to the e-tailer of the winner’s choice.

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    Review: BOOMERANG

    Boomerang Cover ImageBOOMERANG was released in the U.S. on July 8, 2014 in paperback, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in all formats at AMAZON and in paperback and eBook formats at BARNES & NOBLE.

    Published by William Morrow, the print edition is 336 pages.

    BOOMERANG is the first book in a new series of the same name by the authors. The second book in the series, REBOUND, is slated for release on December 9, 2014.

    Description…

    The first book in a sensational New Adult trilogy from Noelle August

    Welcome to Boomerang.com, the dating site for the millennial gen with its no-fuss, no-commitments matchups, and where work is steamier than any random hook-up

    Mia Galliano is an aspiring filmmaker. Ethan Vance has just played his last game as a collegiate soccer star. They’re sharp, hungry for success, and they share a secret.

    Last night, Ethan and Mia met at a bar, and, well . . . one thing led to another, which led to them waking up the next morning—together. Things turned awkward in a hurry when they found themselves sharing a post hookup taxi . . . to the same place: Boomerang headquarters.

    What began as a powerful connection between them is treated to a cold shower courtesy of two major complications. First, Boomerang has a strict policy against co-worker dating. And second, they’re now competitors for only one job at the end of summer.

    As their internships come to an end, will they manage to keep their eyes on the future and their hands off each other, or will the pull of attraction put them right back where they started?

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    Note: This review is based on an eARC received from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for my honest thoughts about the book.

    The Review

    BOOMERANG is an utterly delectable, incredibly exciting and totally addictive story that is the perfect blend of sexy and sweet. Told from both Mia and Ethan’s perspectives, this story will keep those pages turning as things between them go from awkward to competitive with an undercurrent of tension that sizzles.

    Waking from what should have been an unforgettable night that neither can quite remember, Mia and Ethan soon learn that their one-night hookup was not the last they would see of one another. When it turns out that they’re both vying for the same job, they’ll have to decide what’s more important – the chance at an amazing opportunity with Boomerang or the possibility of seeing whether the connection they have could lead to something more.

    The authors crafted a novel with two very likable characters whose chemistry is electric, whose predicament makes for a story that is at times angst-filled, at others swoonworthy, and whose happily ever after readers will very much hope for. They don’t skimp on character development – readers will get to know and adore both Mia and Ethan, with all their flaws, insecurities and hang-ups, and they’ll get a peek at one of the central characters in the next book in the series.

    As things heat up both on the job and off, more will be revealed about past relationships, current desires, how they met, and what landing the job at Boomerang really means to each of them. Their story is captivating and romantic, a touch suspenseful and a little bit heartbreaking. It’s a story that will be unputdownable.

    From the competition, to Mia and Ethan’s undeniable attraction, to the head-meets-desk decisions, to the questions about what exactly happened that first night, BOOMERANG is a quick, nail-biting and wildly entertaining read. It’s a fantastic start to this series that is not to be missed by fans of this genre or readers who like clever and engaging stories with just the right amount of heat, sexual tension and romance.

    The Rating…

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    On a Personal Note…

    I knew I would love this book. The cover and title and description looked like so much fun. I love a romance where things are a little bit awkward at the start and there is an undeniable attraction that has to be denied.

    But what made this a new favorite for me was that it brought a little bit more to the table. This wasn’t just some formula romance. The characters weren’t just one-note. Ethan was totally swoonworthy, a great guy, more than a little bit stubborn, and had some very real issues he was dealing with. Mia had her own insecurities, but she was insanely creative and independent and she had such a wonderful heart.

    All the boxes were checked on what made this a great New Adult romance, but it didn’t feel as if the authors were checking boxes in order to make this work. The story came together brilliantly. It was fun and sexy and clever and flirty. It was hot but not too hot. It was heart-wrenching but not too much so. I smiled, I laughed, I shook my head – Oh Mia, what did you do? – I teared up, I bit my nails, I turned on the fan.

    And while I was definitely hoping for the story to end in a happily ever after, I couldn’t help but get caught up in the competition and root for one character’s presentation to win, so that they’d land the job. Especially after what happened when the one character did this one thing that had a major snowball effect.

    I couldn’t be more cryptic, could I?

    If I could have written the review that perfectly encapsulates my thoughts, it would be: READ THIS BOOK. NOW!

    Favorite Passage…

    I could have chosen hot and sexy as a favorite, because there were definitely plenty of those to choose from and they were all favorites. But one of my most favorite moments was this one – of which I only included a small part – between Ethan and Mia because of its simplicity and just how wonderfully romantic it was.

    As we leave the room, Mia lets go and I feel her arm come around me. She presses close, squeezing my ribs. “Thank you,” she whispers.

    And just like that, my night is made.

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    SHARING YOU Blog Blitz: ‘Brody Saco’ Guest Post, Excerpt + Giveaway

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    I am super excited to be able to participate for one of the days of this week-long blitz to celebrate the release of Molly McAdams SHARING YOU, the first book in her new series. I have an awesome post to share by Molly McAdams that introduces Brody Saco, the male lead character in SHARING YOU, which just so happens to release today – I can’t wait for my copy!

    If you haven’t yet met Brody, you’ll definitely want to meet this very hot police officer who is at the top of a rather complicated love triangle. And even if you have, be sure to check out the author’s post to see what she has to say about her swoon-worthy man.

    For today’s blitz we get to share another excerpt from SHARING YOU. And this one is HOT. It follows beneath the book details for those who want to see how sexy it is. And for those who want to be surprised and discover it in the book, just skip down to the giveaway for a chance to win some awesome prizes.

    As this is the first book in a new series by Molly McAdams, it’s the perfect time to be introduced to the author’s writing and to fall in love with her characters.

    And if you’d like to chat with the author about love triangles, cupcakes, and her awesome books, follow along on Twitter on Wednesday, July 2nd from 3:00-4:00 PM Eastern, using #SharingYou.


    The Guest Post

    Brody Saco aka “the top of the triangle”

    Oh, Brody, Brody, Brody. #Swoon (hopefully you’ll be saying the same thing when you read Sharing You.) Brody is a character you might want to shake, but you can’t help but falling in love with. He’s been married to a woman for six years, but he fell out of love with her long before they married, and he’s more than positive that his wife never loved him. By trying to do the right thing by her, he ended up entering into a life that would slowly break him. His spirit, his fire for life, pretty much everything that makes Brody Brody has been dying since he married Olivia Reynolds. But he feels responsible for her, he feels like he owes it to her to take care of his wife who is only a shell of the girl he fell in love with in high school, and what kind of a man would he be if he left her? So every day he goes home to where his wife may or may not be, and stays on his side of the house to avoid her unless she’s having one of her psychotic fits … we’ll call them “episodes” for now … and tries to remain calm as she blows through every dollar he makes as a police officer.

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    Despite how it sounds, Brody isn’t spineless. Something happened soon after they married that was enough to break him completely, and it had nothing to do with his wife—Olivia is just the added daily push. If you read Capturing Peace, you already know what that event was, if you haven’t … well you’ll find out quickly in Sharing You. On one of the very rare days that he’s able to get away from his wife to hang out with his brother and sister-in-law, he bumps into a girl who makes him feel alive for the first time in five years. A girl who makes him want to live, period. After running into her at random places, and thinking about nothing but her, he caves and goes to her bakery to find out what exactly it is about the girl.

    He quickly finds out that life without Kamryn isn’t a life at all, and knows that without a doubt, he’ll do anything to be with her. It kills Brody that Kamryn is suffering through their relationship because of his marital status, but Brody quickly learns that leaving Olivia isn’t as easy as trying to find her help and filing for divorce—and he’ll do everything to keep the drama with his wife away from the woman he loves. Now that he’s paying attention rather than avoiding her, it’s evident that Olivia’s episodes are nothing more than the best pranks she’s ever pulled … and now he’s being threatened to stay with her. Brody never stops trying to find a way out of his manipulative marriage, but as time goes on, Kamryn starts to second-guess everything about their relationship since all she knows is that Brody is still married. And Brody’s constant fight to get away from Olivia and her family for a future with Kamryn, may prove to be too much when his world seems to come crashing down around him.

    Molly’s Daily Question: What about Brody’s tug-o-war between a powerful family and the woman he loves are you looking forward to seeing the most in Sharing You?


    About Sharing You

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    Releases TODAY, July 1, 2014

    Series: Sharing You #1
    Release date: July 1, 2014
    Publisher: William Morrow
    Pages: 336
    Formats: Paperback, audio, eBook

    Twenty-three year old, Kamryn Cunningham has left all she’s ever known and moved to a small town where no one knows her name, who her parents are, or her social status in the horseracing world. Months after opening her own bakery and evading attempts of being set up by her new best friend, she meets Brody. But Kamryn fights the instant pull between them because there’s a detail she can’t dismiss. Brody’s married.

    To say that twenty-six year old, Brody Saco has had a rough marriage would be an understatement. After marrying his pregnant girlfriend, he spends the next six years in a relationship filled with hatred, manipulation, and guilt involving a tragedy that happened five years earlier. When he keeps running into his sister-in-law’s best friend, Kamryn, he can’t ignore that she makes him feel more with just one look than his wife ever has; and soon he can’t continue fight his feelings for her.

    When staying apart proves to be too difficult, Brody and Kamryn enter a relationship full of stolen moments and nights that end too soon while they wait for Brody to file for divorce. But the guilt that comes with their relationship may prove to be too much for Kamryn, and Brody might not be strong enough to face the tragedy from his past in order to leave his conniving wife.

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    SHARING YOU Excerpt: Part 2

    The force of his kiss surprised me and a high-pitched moan slipped from my chest. Brody laughed softly as one of his hands left my hip and went to my back and under my shirt, his hand leaving a trail of fire on my skin.

    Turning us so the backs of his legs were hitting the couch, I pushed back and followed him down, planting myself on his lap and stifling another moan when our new position had his erection pressing against me. Brody brought our mouths back together and when I rocked against his hard length, he took my bottom lip between his teeth and tugged gently. When he released me, I sat up straighter so my chest was directly in front of his face and went back to rolling my hips against him.

    With a growl, he leaned forward and pulled the stretchy material of my tank top down to free my breasts and sucked one nipple into his mouth. I whimpered when he bit down before resuming his torturous licking; when my eyes were finally able to flutter open again, I looked down to see him looking up from under his dark eyelashes and goose bumps covered my body at the sight. It was strangely erotic and I couldn’t stop watching him tease my nipple now that I’d started. The hand that wasn’t caressing my breast was gripping my hip and I reached down to slide his fingers under the thin material of my shorts.

    He released my breast with a soft pop and brought my face to his, staring intently in my eyes. “You sure you’re okay with this?”

    I sat up on my knees, giving him better access, and leaned in to whisper, “I was stupid to think we could take it slow.” I pressed my lips softly to his once, but didn’t move away. “Don’t leave tonight, Brody, please. Stay with me.”

    His response was to kiss me deeply while his fingers moved to stroke along my soft folds. “Christ, Kamryn,” he groaned, and slid one long finger deep inside me as his thumb rubbed against my clit, and I couldn’t stop the whimper that bubbled from my lips from having him touch me like this.

    I ground my hips against his hand as he continued to move his fingers in a way I’d never experienced with Charles, not that Charles and I hadn’t done numerous sexual activities, but he was always pushing for the ones that benefited him, and sex with him didn’t last long; so more often than not, I ended up frustrated or excusing myself to the bathroom to finish myself. The muscles low in my stomach tightened, and my entire body was warming, I was close to begging him not to stop when he slipped a second finger inside and my body exploded. Hard. My head fell back as a breathy cry left me and I rode out wave after wave of the most intense orgasm I’ve ever had.

    His fingers didn’t still, but softened and slowed as he pressed his lips against my throat. “You’re so beautiful.”

    Bringing my head back down, I rested my forehead against his as I fumbled with the zipper and button on his uniform pants, my hands were shaking so much from the after effects of my orgasm it took two tries just to pull the zipper down; but the moment I finally succeeded, Brody’s hand left my shorts and his large fingers curled around my wrists.


    Other Books in the Series

    Capturing PeaceTitle: CAPTURING PEACE (Sharing You #0.5)
    Release date: May 20, 2014
    Publisher: William Morrow
    Pages: 304
    Formats: Paperback, eBook

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    Description…

    Coen Steele has spent the last five years serving his country. Now that he’s back, he’s finally ready to leave behind the chaos of the battlefield and pursue his lifelong dream. What he wasn’t expecting was the feisty sister of one of his battle buddies—who has made it obvious that she wants nothing to do with him—to intrigue him in a way no woman has before.

    Reagan Hudson’s life changed in the blink of an eye six years ago when she found out she was pregnant and on her own. Since then, Reagan has vowed never to let another man into her life so that no one can walk out on her, or her son, again. But the more she runs into her brother’s hot and mysterious friend, the more he sparks something in her that she promised herself she wouldn’t feel again.

    Can two people with everything to lose allow themselves to finally capture the love they both deserve?


    About Molly McAdams

    Molly McAdamsMolly grew up in California but now lives in the oh-so-amazing state of Texas with her husband and furry four-legged daughter. Some of her hobbies include hiking, snowboarding, traveling and long walks on the beach…which roughly translates to being a homebody with her hubby and dishing out movie quotes.

    When she’s not diving into the world of her characters, she can be found hiding out in her bedroom surrounded by her laptop, cell, Kindle and fighting over the TV remote. She has a weakness for crude-humored movies, fried pickles and loves curling up in a fluffy comforter during a thunderstorm…or under one in a bathtub if there are tornados. That way she can pretend they aren’t really happening.

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    The Giveaway

    There is an awesome giveaway included as part of this blitz…

    GRAND PRIZE: A gift basket of some of Molly’s previous books, a cupcake charm necklace and some deluxe cupcake mix.

    Ends July 3rd.

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    BOOMERANG Serialization Blog Blitz + Giveaway

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    I am thrilled to be able to participate in this blitz on the release date for PART 1 (Chapters 1-19) of BOOMERANG by Noelle August, which is available for FREE in eBook formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

    Part 2 (Chapters 20-38) will be available on July 1st for $0.99 – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE

    Part 3 (Chapters 39-The End) will be available on July 8th for $1.99 – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE – which is also the release date for the full book!

    I’ve just finished reading BOOMERANG, which is told from the alternating POVs of Mia and Ethan, and I absolutely loved it. It is sweet and sexy and fun and angsty. It was a book I could not put down – the chemistry between Ethan and Mia was amazing, I just had to know what exactly happened that night and how their story ended.

    It’s awesome that the publisher is offering up the first nineteen chapters for free. Although it didn’t take me that long to fall in love with this story. I was hooked right from the start. But if you don’t yet have Part 1 downloaded on your eReader, just click on the links in the graphic below.

    And if you’d like to know a little bit more about the book and the authors, that information follows below that, along with the publisher’s Rafflecopter for the giveaway.

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    About Boomerang

    Boomerang is the dating site for millennials, but their offices might be even steamier than the hook-ups people find on their website…

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    Coming July 8, 2014

    Title: BOOMERANG (Boomerang #1)
    Author: Noelle August
    Release date: July 8, 2014
    Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
    Pages: 336
    Formats: Paperback, audio, eBook

    Find it: AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | BOOKS-A-MILLION | INDIEBOUND | GOODREADS

    Description…

    Welcome to BOOMERANG, the hottest recent startup in the trendiest city: Los Angeles, CA. The website’s about no-strings, no-fuss relationships for those on the rebound and those who crave connection—without all the baggage of long-term promises.

    But that buzz is fading as Boomerang struggles to grow. The solution? Find two brilliant interns and give them a crack at launching the site into the stratosphere.

    Enter Mia Galliano and Ethan Vance. Mia is an aspiring filmmaker with killer curves and gorgeous, curly locks. Ethan is a hot, blue-eyed go-getter who has just played his last game as a collegiate soccer star. They’re both sharp, hungry for success, and they share a major secret.

    Ethan and Mia aren’t strangers. The night before they start their new jobs, Ethan and Mia meet at a bar and fall into bed together…or did they? Though they’re both hazy on the details, they definitely do know how awkward it is when they find themselves in a post hook-up taxi…to the same place: Boomerang headquarters.

    Turns out they both got the gig, and now they’ll be competing for one job at Boomerang. Even better? The company’s strict policy about inner-office dating. Simply put: they can’t.

    But their connection is as powerful as their ambition. Will they manage to keep their eyes on the future and their hands off each other? Find out this summer!


    About Noelle August

    Noelle August

    Question: What do you get when friends pen a story with heart, plenty of laughs, and toe-curling kissing scenes?

    Answer: Noelle August, the pseudonym for renowned editor and award-winning writer Lorin Oberweger and New York Times bestselling YA author Veronica Rossi, the masterminds behind Boomerang.

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    The Giveaway

    This blitz includes an awesome giveaway for…

    A copy of BOOMERANG to THREE Winners.

    • Giveaway ends tomorrow, June 25th

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    Cover Reveal: WILD by Sophie Jordan

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    I am super thrilled to be participating in the Cover Reveal for WILD, the next book in Sophie Jordan’s The Ivy Chronicles. I love this series and I love each of the covers. So I am stoked to be able to share it here on the blog today.

    I love how each cover in the series is just a little bit different. I love that WILD’s cover is a bit more flirty, a bit more wicked. I love that both models face forward on this cover, versus just the female model on TEASE and neither model on FOREPLAY.

    I also love their similarities. I love how each book has a pink element, though I especially love the bright pink font used for WILD’s title. And I love that for this book, and for TEASE, the fonts and title, series and author placement are consistent.

    I think this cover is pretty and modern and and sexy and fits perfectly with the book’s description. But that’s what I think.

    What do you think?


    The Cover Revealed

    Wild

    Coming November 18, 2014

    Series: The Ivy Chronicles #3
    Publisher: William Morrow
    Pages: 320
    Formats: Paperback, eBook

    About WILD

    A good girl goes bad in the third and final book in New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan’s sexy New Adult romance series—where three Ivy League suite-mates testing their boundaries as they seek higher knowledge of just how far they can go.

    Months after her boyfriend dumped her, Georgia can still hear the insults he hurled at her. Boring. Predictable. Tame. Tired of feeling bad, she’s ready to change her image, and go a little wild. What better way to prove her ex wrong than a hot night of adventure at the secret campus kink club?

    In the shadowy den of the club, she unexpectedly runs into Logan Mulvaney, her friend’s little brother. A player extraordinaire too hot for his own good, he may be younger, but the guy is light years ahead when it comes to the opposite sex. Now he’s telling her to go home-”good girls” don’t belong here!

    Georgia is tired of having others define her. She’s going to teach Logan a lesson he won’t forget-one white hot, mind-wrecking kiss . . . that leads to another . . . and another . . . and. . . . Realizing she’s way in over her head, Georgia runs.

    Only Logan won’t let her go. Everywhere she goes he’s there, making her want every inch of him. Making her forget who she is. Who he is. And just how wrong they are for each other.

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    About Sophie Jordan

    Sophie Jordan

    Sophie Jordan is an international and New York Times bestselling author whose books include historical romances and the Firelight series. When she’s not writing, she spends her time overloading on caffeine (lattes preferred), talking plotlines with anyone who will listen (including her kids), and cramming her DVR with true-crime and reality-television shows. She lives in Houston.

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    Other Books in the series

    ForeplayTitle: FOREPLAY (The Ivy Chronicles #1)
    Release date: November 5, 2013
    Publisher: William Morrow
    Pages: 304
    Formats: Paperback, audio, eBook

    Description…

    Before she goes after the life she’s always wanted, she’s about to find the one she needs.

    Pepper has been hopelessly in love with her best friend’s brother, Hunter, for like ever. He’s the key to everything she’s always craved: security, stability, family. But she needs Hunter to notice her as more than just a friend. Even though she’s kissed exactly one guy, she has just the plan to go from novice to rock star in the bedroom—take a few pointers from someone who knows what he’s doing.

    Her college roommates have the perfect teacher in mind. But bartender Reece is nothing like the player Pepper expects. Yes, he’s beyond gorgeous, but he’s also dangerous, deep—with a troubled past. Soon what started as lessons in attraction are turning both their worlds around, and showing just what can happen when you go past foreplay and get to what’s real…

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    TeaseTitle: TEASE (The Ivy Chronicles #2)
    Release date: May 27, 2014
    Publisher: William Morrow
    Pages: 320
    Formats: Paperback, audio, eBook

    Description…

    A born flirt and good-time party girl, Emerson has never had a problem finding a willing guy. She’s always chosen her hook-ups carefully, and she’s never broken her three cardinal rules:

    · Never let them see the real you.

    · Never fall in love.

    · Always leave them begging for more.

    Then comes Shaw. A hottie from the wrong side of the tracks, he’s immune to her flirtatious banter and come-hither smile. After rescuing her from a disastrous night at a biker bar, he doesn’t even try to take her to bed-he calls her a tease and sends her home instead. Unable to resist a challenge, or forget the sexy dark-eyed bad-boy biker, she vows to bring him to his knees.

    But instead of making Shaw beg, she finds herself craving him. For the first time in her life, she’s throwing out her rulebook. Suddenly, she’s the one panting for a guy she can’t control. A guy who won’t settle for anything less than the real Emerson, who forces her to do things she’s never imagined, including facing a past she thought she’d buried.

    A guy who just might leave her wanting more . . .

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    ALL LINED UP Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

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    I am super excited to be one of today’s stops on the ALL LINED UP Blog Tour so that I can ramble on and on about this awesome book. Finally! I’ve been trying to keep my opinions quiet as I knew I was hosting a review stop today. But as I read this book ages ago, I have been dying to talk about it for the longest time.

    If you haven’t yet read a book by Cora Carmack, ALL LINED UP is a fantastic way to be introduced to the author’s writing and characters. It’s the first book in her new series, Rusk University. So there’s no catching up to do.

    There are a ton of stops on this tour, which runs from May 14th through the 26th. If you’d like to check out the full schedule, just click the banner above or the link at the bottom of this post. I’ve only included today’s stops in the post. But I’ll be updating them with direct links to the reviews and author interview.

    This tour also includes a fab GIVEAWAY for signed copies of ALL LINED UP. So if you’d like the chance to win a copy, enter in the Rafflecopter a bit further below.

    First, though, here’s some information about ALL LINED UP.


    About All Lined Up

    All Lined UpALL LINED UP by Cora Carmack was released in the U.S. on May 13, 2014 in paperback, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in all formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

    Published by William Morrow, the print edition is 320 pages.

    ALL LINED UP is the first book in Cora Carmack’s Rusk University series. The second book in the series, ALL BROKE DOWN, is slated for release on October 7, 2014. And it’s available to pre-order now at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

    NOTE: This review is based on an eARC received from the publisher, via Edelweiss, in exchange for my honest thoughts about the book.

    Description…

    New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cora Carmack follows up her trio of hits—Losing It, Faking It, and Finding It—with this thrilling first novel in an explosive series bursting with the Texas flavor, edge, and steamy romance of Friday Night Lights.

    In Texas, two things are cherished above all else—football and gossip. My life has always been ruled by both.

    Dallas Cole loathes football. That’s what happens when you spend your whole childhood coming in second to a sport. College is her time to step out of the bleachers, and put the playing field (and the players) in her past.

    But life doesn’t always go as planned. As if going to the same college as her football star ex wasn’t bad enough, her father, a Texas high school coaching phenom, has decided to make the jump to college ball… as the new head coach at Rusk University. Dallas finds herself in the shadows of her father and football all over again.

    Carson McClain is determined to go from second-string quarterback to the starting line-up. He needs the scholarship and the future that football provides. But when a beautiful redhead literally falls into his life, his focus is more than tested. It’s obliterated.

    Dallas doesn’t know Carson is on the team. Carson doesn’t know that Dallas is his new coach’s daughter.

    And neither of them know how to walk away from the attraction they feel.


    The Review

    Cora Carmack’s ALL LINED UP is a sweet, sexy, and totally addictive read. Told in alternating POVs, readers will get the inside scoop on what both Dallas and Carson are thinking, what they know, and what they don’t. And with all that they don’t know, it makes for an incredibly exciting and romantic story.

    Dallas is not at all interested in getting involved with a football player. Not after having her heart broken by one already. And especially not someone who plays for the team coached by her father at Rusk University. Carson isn’t looking to get involved with anyone at all. Football is his best chance for the kind of future he wants. He needs to stay focused. He can’t afford to fail.

    Staying away from each other would be better for everyone. But when that proves impossible, the next best thing is to just be friends. She won’t be breaking her rule of not dating football players. He won’t be risking his scholarship or his spot on the team. It’s the perfect solution… as long as they can resist their attraction for each other.

    ALL LINED UP is a lightning fast, one-sit read with two characters who are instantly likable and relatable. Dallas is clever, witty and determined. Carson is dedicated, driven and undeniably sexy. Their chemistry is electric. And their love story is one readers will be rooting for from that very first moment on the balcony and the next one just beneath it, to the story’s end.

    Author Cora Carmack gets the win for this first installment in her Rusk University series. A captivating storyline, a swoon-worthy romance with just the right amount of heat, characters who are easy to connect with, and a setting that readers can look forward to seeing in future books in the series, make ALL LINED UP a must.

    The Rating…

    5

    On a Personal Note…

    I’m still somewhat new to New Adult. But I’d heard great things about Cora Carmack’s writing and I couldn’t wait for her new series. I love when contemporary romance incorporates some kind of athlete into the story. And I’m particularly fond of football players.

    So when I read the description for ALL LINED UP I just knew this would be a book I’d love. And I was not wrong.

    I fell in love with the love story during the scene when Dallas was dangling off the balcony and Carson tried to be the hero by catching her. But I fell in love with the story much earlier than that – from the moment I read those two opening sentences. I knew right then that I loved the writing and the author’s voice. And I knew that if I had every single book in this series I wouldn’t have been able to resist reading them back-to-back.

    I love that the author chose to share things from both Dallas’s perspective and Carson’s. But I also love that not every chapter switched back and forth between the two points of view.

    It was so easy to like Dallas and even easier to like Carson. Every time he called Dallas by the nickname he gave her, I couldn’t help but smile. And, no, I’m not going to reveal what that was here.

    And of course I couldn’t help but love the fact that I knew more about some of what was going on than the characters did. Though it did ratchet up the suspense and angst levels. And it may have caused me to feel more than a little dread at various points.

    This story checked all the boxes for what I’m looking for in a contemporary romance. Interesting, likable female main – check. Sexy, charming male protagonist – check. Swoony love story – check. Tension, angst, heartbreak – check, check, check. Plot that keeps me interested outside of the romantic connection – check. Engaging, smart writing that doesn’t forget that humor and sarcasm are important for balance. Check. Chemistry that sizzles, love scenes that are sexy not skeevy, quotes that make me melt – check, check and most definitely check.

    Favorite Passage…

    There were two scenes in this book that really stuck with me. One that makes me grin every time I read it, and this one that makes me melt.

    “No one in my entire life has ever told me I have a big heart.”

    I touch the hand she has braced on her knee, just for a few seconds, and say, “Then no one in your entire life has been paying much attention.”


    About Cora Carmack

    Cora Carmack

    Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She’s done a multitude of things in her life– boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.

    WEBSITE | TWITTER | FACEBOOK | GOODREADS


    The Giveaway

    This tour includes an awesome giveaway for…

    Five signed copies of ALL LINED UP to five winners – US ONLY

    Enter in the Rafflecopter below…

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    Today’s Tour Stops

    Cocktails & Books – Author Interview + Review

    Stuck in Books – Review

    Book Angel Booktopia – Review

    Chapter Break – Review

    Fiktshun – Review

    Reese’s Reviews – Review

    Whirlwind Books – Review

    LeAnn’s Book Reviews – Review

    MrsLeif’s Two Fangs About It – Review

    For the full tour lineup, CLICK HERE.

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