Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Welcome to RK’s rock star life. - Rock by JA Huss

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Every day this week JA Huss is giving away FIVE ROCK super swag packs on her Facebook page. Enter HERE

inevitable, devastating, and ultimately healing - Nora and Kettle by Lauren Nicolle Taylor

Set in 1953, NORA AND KETTLE explores the collision of two teenagers facing extraordinary hardship. Their meeting is inevitable, devastating, and ultimately healing. Their stories, a collection of events, are each on their own harmless. But together, one after the other, they change the world.

the mystery of Hope Ross's abduction still haunts her dreams - Desire in Frost (Crystal Frost #2) by Alicia Rades

"Again, this book is beautifully written, easy to read, with likeable and believable characters that are multidimensional. [...]
If you like a story full of mystery, ghosts, paranormal abilities and a touch of young romance, this book is definitely for you." - Goodreads, Sue

she had no idea the danger she aroused - Eerie by C.M. McCoy

Being a ParaScience freshman is a nightmare come true Asher loved her and hated her, risked his life to protect her and planned to rip her apart.
The moment Hailey stumbled into Asher's world, he was corrupted by emotion.
And she had no idea the danger she aroused.

How long can a monster stay hidden in plain sight? - Curse of the Sphinx by Raye Wagner

Seventeen year-old Hope Nicholas has spent her entire life on the run. But no one is chasing her. In fact, no one even knows she exists. With her mom, she’s traveled from town to town and school to school, barely staying long enough to meet anyone, let alone make friends. And she’ll have to keep it that way. It’s safer.

I would hurt you more - The Black Lotus by Claire Warner

"The Black Lotus is an intriguing historical romance with a paranormal twist, focusing on life in the eighteenth century, and giving the reader a tale of romance, intrigue and the paranormal." - Goodreads, Majanka

the lines are blurred - The Beauty of Grace (She's Beautiful #1) by Nicole Richard

"This story had me high, low, and everything in between! What an emotional ride! The character development is great, with secondaries that need their own story. An emotional, and well written story line flows effortlessly. Nicole Richard did a fantastic job at hooking me from the beginning, and kept me on the edge of my seat to the end."- Goodreads, Jennifer

All’s fair in love and war - Hell to Pay series by Jillian David

"Jillian's Hell to Pay series is one of my absolute favorites and to get Barnaby's story finally is so bittersweet. She says she is now done with series, so a hole is left in my reading list now."- Goodreads, Geneva

Secrets of Successful Virtual Book Tours - Quick Tips for Authors Guide by Roxanne Rhoads

Secrets of Successful Virtual Book Tours will guide you in utilizing the best marketing tool available- a virtual book tour, which can create online exposure for your book, jumpstart your book sales, help build your author brand, and expand your network.

a conspiracy thousands of years in the making - Evolution: The Revelation by Jim Reilly

The Revelation is Jim Reilly’s follow-up to his science fiction novel, Evolution. In The Revelation cloaked Ancient Visitors plan man’s future enslavement for a menacing purpose. Two groups, one in the present and one a thousand years in the future, investigate a conspiracy thousands of years in the making. 

an agreement called: The Balance by Michael Selden

"There is a little something for everyone with science, suspense, and even a bit of romance. [...] The story is well put together with skillful writing and believable characters. The ending was so intense that I was on pins and needles with the imminent danger awaiting Phoebe. Kudos to the author for another well written captivating read." - Goodreads, Stacie

A Murdering Demon and a Myth Come to Life - The Raven’s Daughter by Peggy A. Wheeler

A Murdering Demon and a Myth Come to Life
After a police shoot out where she killed a man, criminologist Maggie Tall Bear Sloan retires from the force to enjoy some peace and quiet in a rural California town. But when children are murdered, she is recruited by the local sheriff to solve the gruesome killings.

no matter the risk - A Kiss in the Shadows (Lost Coast Harbor #2) by Eve Kincaid & Lily Danes

Erin Grady is used to taking care of people. That’s why she’s thrilled to finally realize her dream of opening a clinic…and why she’s willing to overlook where the money came from—until a determined prosecutor comes sniffing around.

Nothing is more important - A Real Bad Boy (A Bad Boy Romance #3) by Kaylee Song

"Holy crap Kaylee... I dont think there is a single book that I have read by this author that I have not fallen in love with. I freaking devoured this book in a very short amount of time " - Goodreads, Judy

His Master's Bride: A Novel of the Djinn Chronicles by Claudia Herring

A world of mysterious powers and tumultuous intrigues comes to life in Regency England as a djinni, burdened with a dark secret, is thrown into a love triangle fraught with subterfuge.

The big, bad wolf - Wolf Bite (Wolf Cove #2) by Nina West

After discovering condemning information about the mercurial man who controls her day-to-day work life and, now, her most intimate private life as well, Abbi's not sure she can continue on with... whateveris going on between her and Henry Wolf.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

LEAP INTO BOOKS HOP #Giveaway International

There are many blogs participating in this hop, so be sure to stop by each and enter to win! Each has their own entry rules and geographic limits, so be sure to read the rules for each one.


Falling Grace, Moving On, Two To Wrangle And Wild Hearts

Falling Grace (Storybook Lake #2) by Melissa Shirley
Moving On (College of Charleston #3) by Kate L. Mary
Two To Wrangle (Hotel Rodeo #2) by Victoria Vane
Wild Hearts (Hamilton Stables #2) by Melissa West

evil prophecies that lurk around every corner... - Enchanted (Summer Solstice #1) by K.K. Allen

After Katrina Summer’s mother dies a mysterious death, she is hurtled into life at Apollo Beach where she learns the legends of her Ancient Greek ancestors. Kat’s world unravels as secrets from her heritage are exposed—secrets that her mother purposefully concealed. 

She's playing the game but the rules keep changing. - Stalemate (Part 1 of 2) by Rose Sawyer

Nobody likes the game of cat and mouse more than Ellie Collins. It is what she is trained for. A deadly assassin, Ellie is seeking vengeance. She wants the man from her past, her childhood, to pay for his sins. Her journey leads her into the arms of Alex, a man who she thinks she has all figured out.

I’ve accepted being a monster. - Trinity - Accepting Fate: Trinity Series #3 by Kylie Price

Trinity meets the underbelly of the supernatural world so she and her friends can learn to better protect themselves. As she explores her abilities further she discovers someone lurking in her mind, making her crave what they want— blood. I

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Even a bad romance can have a happy ending.- Untangling the Stars by Alyse Miller

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Staying true to her own character has never been a problem for Dr. Alessandra Foxglove. Andie has devoted herself to teaching others, and – not to toot her own horn – she’s damned good at it, too. A beloved college professor and engaged social activist, Andie has her heart – and both her hands – full.

Friday, February 26, 2016

he knew that life would never be the same - Innkeeper's Daughter by Dormaine G.

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Sterling wanted to believe in his marriage; he wanted to believe that he had disappointed his wife for the last time. That might've been possible, if he hadn't met the young, beautiful and willing Hanna.

the question that plagues them most - Hybrids by Geri Glenn & Shelly Morgan

Their mother was the Angel of Protection. Their father was a soldier of the Underground. No one ever thought a demon could love an angel, but when their parents met, it was love at first sight. They fought their attraction until it was too much to take. When God, and the Devil himself, found out about the pregnancy, they fled to protect themselves and their unborn child. But when the pain of labor was over, instead of one baby, there were two; hybrid twins. 

1981: Jessie’s Girl ( 1981: Jessie’s Girl) by Lindy Zart

"This is a book about much more than a road trip with friends. Each character goes on their own personal journey as they overcome fear, discover new and relive old feelings, break out of their comfort zone... changing the dynamic of their close group without even realizing it." - Goodreads, Kathy

the most frightening truth of them all - Nobody's Lady (Never Veil #2) by Amy McNulty

For the first time in a thousand years, the men in Noll’s village possess the freedom to love whom they will. In order to give each man the chance to fully explore his feelings, the lord of the village decrees all marriages null and void until both spouses declare their love for one another and their desire to wed again.

with love comes sacrifice and then pain - In The Dark by Lila Rose

I thought I was meant to live alone, until Isaac Grey took notice of me. He changed my life, taught me I wasn't the only one who was different, and I didn't need to be alone.

But with love comes sacrifice and then pain. Could I ever escape living in the dark?

her greatest foe... or former lover - Water's Wrath (Air Awakens #4) by Elise Kova

Cover Reveal - The Solaris Empire found victory in the North and, at the cost of her heart and her innocence, Vhalla Yarl has earned her freedom. But the true fight is only beginning as the secret forces that have been lurking in the shadows, tugging at the strings of Vhalla’s fate, finally come to light. 

Thursday, February 25, 2016

a chance for happiness - Finding Me series by Michelle Mankin


Published: January 15th, 2016

Almost forty-one-year-old Annabelle Morris, wife to multi-billionaire record label executive Charles Morris of Zenith Productions, and mother of two is at a crossroads in her life.

Separated from her husband after walking in on him having sex in the public restroom of a charity event she was hosting, she has arrived on the island of St. John alone and rejected, determined to re-evaluate her life and her marriage. She's tired of being her husband’s showpiece while he pretends she doesn't exist. She's tired of trying to make their marriage work for the sake of their two teenage boys.

When she meets Johnny Lightning, a sexy but mysterious piano-playing, bearded sailor, she is tempted to break vows she has never before broken. But Johnny is much younger than she is and seems to be hiding more than a few secrets of his own.

From the laid-back sandy beaches of the Caribbean to the elite circles of Dallas high society, Annabelle is forced to make critical choices.

Is a chance for happiness worth the risk of giving up the life she has always known?
Worth jeopardizing her own and possibly even her children's future?
In the end, will she stay on her present course or brave a new and uncharted one?

#1 Find Me
find: to discover (something or someone) without planning or trying to : to discover (something or someone) by chance

Being with him and getting to know him was like discovering something wonderful. Something that you never knew you needed but now that you had found it realized you didn’t just need it, you needed it desperately. 

#2 Remember Me
remember: to have or keep an image or idea in your mind of (something or someone from the past) : to think of (something or someone from the past) again

…eyes a silver surface that sparkled reflecting the fake net of stars overhead, he leaned in toward me. “Hey, fancy face.” A thrill shot through me at the sound of his low, entrancing voice. Though he hadn’t yet touched me, I felt his delicious heat, and then the warmth of his breath as his lips hovered near the sensitive skin below my ear. “Remember me?” he whispered. 

#3 Keep Me
keep: to continue having or holding (something): to not return, lose, sell, give away, or throw away (something)
“But I can’t keep you, Johnny. What we shared was wonderful. You gave me memories I will never forget. But it was temporary. We both know that. It wasn’t even the start of anything real, anything honest.”

Find Me **FREE For A Limited Time
About the author:
Michelle Mankin is the New York Times bestselling author of the Black Cat Records series of novels.
Rock Stars. Romance. Redemption.
Love Evolution, Love Revolution, and Love Resolution are a BRUTAL STRENGTH centered trilogy, combining the plot underpinnings of Shakespeare with the drama, excitement, and indisputable sexiness of the rock 'n roll industry.
Things take a bit of an edgier, once upon a time turn with the TEMPEST series. These pierced, tatted, and troubled Seattle rockers are young and on the cusp of making it big, but with serious obstacles to overcome that may prevent them from ever getting there.
Rock stars, myths, and legends collide with paranormal romance in a totally mesmerizing way in the MAGIC series.
Catch the perfect wave with irresistible surfers in the ROCK STARS, SURF AND SECOND CHANCES series.
Romance and self-discovery, the FINDING ME series is a Tempest spin off with a more experienced but familiar cast of characters.
When Michelle is not prowling the streets of her Texas town listening to her rock or NOLA funk music much too loud, she is putting her daydreams down on paper or traveling the world with her family and friends, sometimes for real, and sometimes just for pretend.

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Tendrils & Sunstone by Holly Barbo

"Holly Barbo is one of my go to authors. Sunstone is without a doubt her best work yet. She has woven a few of today’s problems into enormously satisfying Steampunk mystery. Don’t worry, she doesn’t preach or lecture. Instead, she spins a web and ensnares you. " - Goodreads, Aubree

a real danger - Obsidian by Kimberly Loth

"I would definitely like to recommend this book to ANY young adult fantasy/paranormal fan out there! You will most definitely breeze through the pages as I did, due to the abundance of excitement, originality, enjoyable characters and fast paced tempo! Enjoy :)"- Goodreads, Readiculously Peachy 

Passion can be lethal...- Rulers of Darkness series Box Set Books 1,2, &3 by Amanda J. Greene

Read 3 sizzling, dark, paranormal romance novels and fall in love with the Rulers of Darkness. 
Passion can be lethal...

All the Broken Places (The Healing Edge #1) by Anise Eden

A powerful novel of suspense and a wildly inventive start to The Healing Edge paranormal romance series, ALL THE BROKEN PLACES engages readers with its striking blend of the supernatural and the psychological.

Sometimes, changes can be good…- Then Comes Love by Lindsay Detwiler

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Three generations of women,
Three second loves,
All with a dose of chaos mixed in.
Sometimes in life, changes can be good…

Beautiful Masterpiece (Thin Red Lines #1) by Gen Ryan

"From the first page of this book I was hooked. The first chapter had my jaw dropping and tears forming already, letting me know this was going to be a heart-wrenching and amazing read. I was not disappointed in the least. This book was a beautifully written masterpiece in itself. " - Goodreads, Amy

they must discover the truth - before someone dies Magic Moment by Angela Adams

"I really enjoyed it right from the beginning. Magic Moment was an entertaining read with a good story and characters. " - Goodreads, Mariann

Evil never rests - Wickedly They Dream ( The Wickedly #2) by Cathrina Constantine

"Wickedly They Dream, the sequel to Wickedly they Come did not disappoint. In fact, this story is darker, grittier and edgier. Jordan, the seventeen year old hero, has matured, out of necessity to protect her family." - Goodreads, Debbie

choices he’s made in the past - Sinners in the Dark (Running in the Dark #2) by Inger Iversen

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War is coming between vampires and humans, and the Vampire Nation will stop at nothing to eliminate their enemies.

a way to bring her back - Lost (The Allure Chronicles #3) by Alyssa Rose Ivy

"If you haven't read Alyssa's books yet, I cannot urge you enough to go and read them now! While the majority take place in The Crescent Chronicles world, you can read any which one you want first, but there will be some spoilers about the previous couple and where they are in their HEA ending. And it's pretty much a given that there are HEA endings with these series, it just might take the three books to get us there! Now I must go back to my least favorite task; waiting." - Goodreads, Jessica

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

before we even met - Stuck-Up Suit by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

Cover Reveal - 18+
Cover designer: Letitia Hasser, r.b.a designs
Model: Dusan Susnjar
Photographer: Tijana Vukovic

only one thing is certain: The Acquisition always ends in blood - Counsellor (Acquisition #1) by Celia Aaron

18++ “I've never been a good man.
My darkness is neither restrained nor buried. It lives right at the surface. The only thing that hides it is my mask.”
”She had no idea what was in store. I wasn’t even sure how far I’d go, but I knew I had to win. Losing wasn’t an option.”

the truth may tear them apart - Girl Sent Away by Lynne Griffin

Girl Sent Away is a sensitive, compulsively readable novel about the enduring devotion of a father and daughter, and the frightening, shadowy world of troubled teens.” - William Landay, author of Defending Jacob
"A terrific and terrifying story." - Roxana Robinson, author of Cost and Sparta

an endless struggle - Champions: At Fire's End by Charlotte Jain

Seventeen-year-old best friends, April and Kyle, are thrown into the final battle of the Titan and Olympian war. Locked into an endless struggle, the Immortals have finally reached a solution - bestow mortal Champions with control over the elements to wage their final campaign. 

She will somehow try to rebuild her past - Dark Secrets of the Past by Evelyne Sants

Upon returning home, her only thought will be to find her child. In her quest for the truth, she will take every risk, discovering a terrifying secret. She will put her life in danger while confronting a terrible revenge.

her biggest fear - Everlasting (Everlasting Trilogy #1) by L.K. Kuhl

"L.K. Kuhl has brought me a beautiful, intriguing world of paranormal romance and fantasy wrapped in a subject that is not often approached by the young adults. Most young adults view themselves as invincible. Sweet Sophia is a realist and she knows dying is to be forever." - Goodreads, Miley

an unexpected enemy - Liar's Game (The One Rises #5) by Anna Wolfe

His little band of misfits has come apart. Edie is gone and refusing to speak to him. Mark is still trying to figure out how to control his ability and the Seer has ordered him to keep the boy in the dark. And Callie tempts him with a life he cannot have. 

neither of them will live to see the future - Black Listed (Benediction #4) by Shelly Bell

She sacrificed everything to keep him safe…
He’ll risk everything to have her again…
she must finally trust Sawyer with the secrets of her past…or neither of them will live to see the future

he swore he wouldn’t go there - Across the Hall by Kylie Walker

18+ "To say that I was sucked into this book would be an understatement. The minute I cracked open my kindle I was hooked and didn’t put it down until I was done. I love the twists and turns this book took….you think it’s going one way and then it takes a totally different turn. Great book….so worth the read!" - Goodreads, Melissa

the only way - Demigods and Monsters (Sphinx #2) by Raye Wagner

Cover Reveal - "The story is addicting and emotionally engaging. I found that I was invested in the extremely well developed characters and and the complex plot. I could not put the book down. The story had a definite feeling of freshness to it. [...] I totally recommend Curse of The Sphinx, its an awesome read, and give it the rating of FIVE OUT OF FIVE STARS!!!" - Goodreads, Hannan L about book #1

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

he knows his limits - Bryce (Scandalous Boys #1) by Natalie Decker

Bryce Matthews doesn’t do the whole nice boyfriend thing. Chocolates and flowers—girls can forget all that. And he certainly doesn’t care about the gossip and rumors that follow him at school and around town. If anything, the talk amuses him. Bryce isn't lacking in confidence. He knows himself and he knows his limits.

Dark. Powerful. Dangerous. - Deep (Chicago Underground #7) by Skye Warren

We met in a perfect storm of violence and lust. He saved me and then disappeared from my life. Now I pretend I never knew that kind of darkness. I focus on midterms and campus parties, as if they can wipe the slate clean.

Sweet and sexy tales - If We Never Met by Allison Winfield

If We Never Met, is a collection of contemporary romance short stories. Sweet and sexy tales about fateful encounters and second chances; sparking new love and rekindling old flames.

Like recognizes like. - The Asset (Wounded Warrior #1) by Anna del Mar

Anna del Mar’s explosive, sexy debut novel in the Wounded Warrior series, perfect for fans of Lisa Marie Rice and Lora Leigh—the story of a woman desperate to escape her dangerous past and the navy SEAL who would lay down his life to save her.

Something witchy this way comes.- Suddenly Spellbound by Erica Lucke Dean

Kindergarten-teacher-slash-sorceress Ivie McKie has officially sworn off magic. With her father back from the dead—just in time for her upcoming wedding to sexy former magician Jackson Blake—Ivie has plotted a course straight to happily-ever-after-ville. And she won’t let anything get in her way this time.