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Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Better as a Memory by Marilyn Baxter

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Better as a Memory by Marilyn Baxter

REVIEW: Better as a Memory is a fun, quick read that I enjoyed. It’s a tale of second chance romance between former college sweethearts. Tori and Max’s chemistry is apparent from the get go, which helps make this story a fast, quick and enjoyable read. The two characters not only have charisma, they have the book chemistry that makes me want to read about them more. We meet Tori first who is contemplating taking on Max as a client. Max is back in town after years of being away with a goal in his mind to get his inheritance and start building his own dream.  Throughout quick memories and fast dialogue, the reader learns quickly that there’s much more to this couple’s relationship-past and future. While I really enjoyed this story, a lot happens quickly, and what I missed was the character development and story hook that I think I… Read more »

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$20 GIVEAWAY and EXCERPT: Carrier by Ann Tibbets

$20 GIVEAWAY and EXCERPT: Carrier by Ann Tibbets

, Welcome to my stop of the CARRIER Blog Tour!  I hope you enjoy the excerpt, the trailer, and the giveaway!  EXCERPT On a stage behind the man with the headphones were several girls wearing bikinis, decorated with fluorescent body paint. They were puppetlike as they danced and glistened off the strobe lights. I was briefly mesmerized by their movements. They danced the same routine in tight synchronized motions, and I involuntarily bobbed my head along to the beat of the music. Sonya caught me and grinned. “Cool, huh?” I stopped a moment, then nodded and let my head bob all it wanted. I liked it. The room’s power pumped me with false confidence. Deeper through the crowd we reached the dead center of the dance floor. Sonya stopped for a moment and lifted her arms over her head, dancing along with the rest of the crowd. I did the… Read more »

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$25 GIVEAWAY and  REVIEW: Division Zero by Matthew S. Cox

$25 GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: Division Zero by Matthew S. Cox

REVIEW Division Zero is a special unit inside a futuristic police precinct where agent Kirsten Wren works hard taming wayward ghosts. This might lead you to believe this is a horror story, but it’s not. Not really. It’s definitely a cyberpunk-ish science fiction mystery that has plenty of noir elements to it. In addition to the horror elements, the mystery elements, and the science fiction elements, it’s also quite angsty. Kirsten has a dark past that she has been struggling to come to terms with ever since she was pulled from her mother’s care. Born a psyonic (someone with amazing mind posers who can not only read the thoughts of others, but also control matter to a certain extent) who saw ghosts and was raised under the care of a religious zealot of a mother, Kirsten’s entire childhood was filled with horrors. Her mother firmly beloved she was the product… Read more »

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Dual Reviews of Bastian’s Storm by Shay Savage

Dual Reviews of Bastian’s Storm by Shay Savage

We LOVE Shay here at NAA. Make sure you check out our Author Spotlight and this week’s Hump Day Hottie below. Because we love Shay so much, we needed two reviews of Book 2 in the Surviving Raine series…  Review One So there I was, laying on Shay Savage’s bed in a hotel room in Chicago with my friend Kristi, as one does upon meeting an author for the first time. It was early May, and rumor had it that the long awaited sequel to Surviving Raine was close to fruition. Shay whipped out her cell phone and showed us a picture of Sebastian Stark while Evan Arden made shots. You think I’m making this up don’t you? I have witnesses. Anyway, after a few drinks Shay offered to show us the synopsis to Bastian’s Storm. Uh, hell yes! Kristi and I bowed our heads together over Shay’s cell phone… Read more »

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Tour Review: Broken Embrace by Dana Mason

Tour Review: Broken Embrace by Dana Mason

  Broken Embrace is the third book in the Embrace series by Dana Mason and can be read as a stand alone. I read it as a stand alone. And you know what, I loved it. (Now would I love it more if I read the others, probably.) The characters in this book series are ones that you want as friends. I want to move to Santa Rosa and I want to me friends with Melissa and Ali. Broken Embrace wasn’t what I thought it was, so the plot and story twists and turns took me by surprise. This story discusses serious issues in society, issues that took me out of my comfort zone-in what some may consider a different reading genre, yet I devoured this book. In a day. And in a month that is probably my most busiest month of the year. Brian is happily married with two… Read more »

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GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: The Unknown Assassin by Allen Zadoff

GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: The Unknown Assassin by Allen Zadoff

I AM THE WEAPON (The Unknown Assassin #1) Previously published under the title Boy Nobody They needed the perfect assassin. Boy Nobody is the perennial new kid in school, the one few notice and nobody thinks much about. He shows up in a new high school in a new town under a new name, makes a few friends, and doesn’t stay long. Just long enough for someone in his new friend’s family to die-of “natural causes.” Mission accomplished, Boy Nobody disappears, moving on to the next target. But when he’s assigned to the mayor of New York City, things change. The daughter is unlike anyone he has encountered before; the mayor reminds him of his father. And when memories and questions surface, his handlers at The Program are watching. Because somewhere deep inside, Boy Nobody is somebody: the kid he once was; the teen who wants normal things, like a… Read more »

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Tour Review and Giveaway: Crave by Violet Vaughn

Tour Review and Giveaway: Crave by Violet Vaughn

Crave is the first book I read by Violet Vaughn and I really enjoyed it. The premise is new to me and I like the idea of the story… A young woman looking for her ideal man, but realizing she has love right in front of her from the beginning. The story starts out really strong and hot. The chemistry and the ease of Jason and Casey’s relationship is present from the get go. Jason is HOT. Jason burns up the pages HOT. And Casey is a sexy little vixen when she’s with Jason. But Casey refuses to lead Jason on any more. They aren’t a couple anymore, yet Jason is always there when she needs him. Needing to be separated from Jason and her feelings and desires for him pushes Casey to follow her dream of being a ski instructor out west, so she moves to Colorado in search… Read more »

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Tour Review: Love in All the Wrong Places by Audrey Harte

Tour Review: Love in All the Wrong Places by Audrey Harte

Why aren’t people reading this book??? OK, so I’ve been meaning to read this book for ages now. I had the great pleasure of meeting Audrey, twice, and always told her I’d read her book(s), but one thing led to another and hers just kept getting pushed back. So when her tour came around, I immediately signed up and I’m so glad I FINALLY read this book. Love in All the Wrong Places is cute, charming, witty, and realistic. I found myself getting giddy along with main character Annie as she navigates her way through craigslist online dating. First, after all those creepy Lifetime movies, do people actually check craigslist for dates? I’m thinking yes, and Annie Chang has her hands full as she weeds through the chaos and crap of online dating. Throughout the story you meet three potential loves for Annie. Each one gets better than the previous… Read more »

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Tour Review: Slope of Love by Melissa Foster

Tour Review: Slope of Love by Melissa Foster

Slope of Love was a charming, sweet and quick Sunday read for me. It made me swoon for Rush and hold my breath in anticipation throughout most of the book. This is the first time I read something by Melissa Foster, but it won’t be the last. Lately with my busy work schedule and constant Facebook stalking, I have been in a reading haze. Everything I pick up is just, eh. I picked up Slope of Love on Mother’s Day and quickly read the entire book in one sitting. It was a perfect book to get me out of my reading funk, allowed me to escape the realty of my kids screaming and laundry waiting to be folded. This book was 100% cute, addicting, and scrumptious. The story opens up with Rush and Jayla, two all american Olympic gold skiers and best friends, volunteering to help teenagers in a Colorado… Read more »

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