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GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: The Letting by Cathrine Goldstein

GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: The Letting by Cathrine Goldstein

REVIEW The Letting was a very original dystopian world where young girls are “grown” and harvested in order to supply some sort of youth serum to a population in a “Utopian” city. It’s a good premise that was captivating and interesting. Veronica billings, or Veronica Killings—as the “rebellion” calls her—is responsible for more deaths than any other Leader in history. The problem is, she doesn’t realize she’s a killer because everything she’s ever been told has been a lie. I thought that was probably the most intriguing thing about this novel. I really liked the fact that no one side was altogether good or evil. There was a lot of moral ambiguity in here. Veronica has a blood type that is rare and which the leader of her government requires to keep him alive – he’s not a vampire! He’s a hemophiliac. So this sets up the conflict. Veronica is… Read more »

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GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: Inner Fire by R.L. Stedman

GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: Inner Fire by R.L. Stedman

REVIEW Inner Fire was an interesting concept. What if a genetic disorder caused a girl to get so hot, she can not only burn herself, but others too? Intriguing.  Corrine was dealt an unfortunate hand at birth. She views her ability as a handicap or a curse, but her gran, who also has the same condition, sees it as a strength. There is a subplot in this book that deals with how London has cameras everywhere. This is actually true and I found all that very interesting, however I don’t think it was well-developed. I never quite made all the connections that seem to be promised in the beginning. There is a lot of action in this book and while I usually like that, some of it wasn’t the exciting kind. I did enjoy Corrine’s backstory a lot. I loved how the author weaved in true life events in New… Read more »

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$50 GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: Play of Light by Debra Doxer

$50 GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: Play of Light by Debra Doxer

REVIEW Play of Light is an almost sweet new adult romance with some mystery and suspense elements. The two main characters, Sarah and Spencer, meet as young kids. Sarah was just twelve and Spencer was fourteen. There was an instant connection between them, but two years is a pretty insurmountable age difference when you’re so young. Sarah spent her most of her life with a strange infatuation with this boy. She even has a few what-if daydreams about meeting him and talking to him. Which totally reminded me of being so young because that’s what you do. You make up all these crazy fantasies about how you’d meet. Or how he’d be sorry for not talking to you. Or, if you’re Kristi here on the blog, certain other things that we can’t talk about outside the street team. 😉 I really thought the memory trip stuff with Sarah was cute… Read more »

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$25 GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: The Duality Principle by Rebecca Grace Allen

$25 GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: The Duality Principle by Rebecca Grace Allen

REVIEW The Duality Principle was a quick, fun, sexy read that I thoroughly enjoyed. Connor is bad boy pretending to be good and Gabby is a nerd girl with a rebellious streak. The two of them meet and make assumptions about each other that throws off the flow of their newly developing relationship. I thought the story was well-written and well-edited. I enjoyed it. It wasn’t ground-breaking, but it was a story I wanted to keep reading until the end. The sexy times were fun and hot and Connor’s hidden alpha-male tendencies added the perfect balance to his computer coding day-job persona. There isn’t a lot of theme going on in this little novella, but the takeaway for me was more than the old ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ type stuff. It was more about letting yourself be whoever it is you want to be, both inside and… Read more »

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Tour Review and Giveaway: When We Met By A.L. Jackson, Molly McAdams, Tiffany King and Christina Lee

Tour Review and Giveaway: When We Met By A.L. Jackson, Molly McAdams, Tiffany King and Christina Lee

SYNOPSIS: Today’s premiere New Adult authors combine their talents to tell four original stories from inside one house.  When four girls decide to live off campus together as juniors at a college in Michigan, they expect it to be their best year yet. Little do they know, it’s a year that will change the rest of their lives. BEHIND HER EYES by A.L. Jackson  Unable to live down her ex-boyfriend’s deception, Misha is determined to avoid betrayal. When, the new guy next door, Darryn starts to get under her skin, her defenses start to crumble. But trusting Darryn seems impossible, especially if he’s not sure he can trust himself. SAVING ME by Molly McAdams  On the outside, Indy is always ready for a party—but inside she’s breaking. Kier makes a weekly routine of saving the girl next door from herself on Saturday nights… but when will she be ready to… Read more »

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Tour Review: The Redemption by S.L. Scott

Tour Review: The Redemption by S.L. Scott

Synopsis: He was everything she never wanted. Yet, she couldn’t stop thinking about him. Soulful, amber eyes A sex, drugs, and rock n’roll reputation A body that beckoned for sin Three years ago Rochelle Floros was living her dream come true… then lost it all. On the worst day of her life, the last person she expected to be there for her was a rock star and tabloid favorite. Now, she’s trying to rebuild her life after the tragedy that destroyed her fairytale. Slowly, she found herself captivated by a sexy, bad boy drummer she had known for years. Rochelle was caught between the grief that shrouded her heart and the charismatic man that made it race. What she didn’t know is if he was being sincere or toying with her heart. The Redemption is about finding the pulse of your soul in the most unlikely places and giving love a chance to grow. Can… Read more »

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Tour Review and Release Day for The One by Kimberly Knight

Tour Review and Release Day for The One by Kimberly Knight

Synopsis Avery and Nicole’s story. Avery Scott is a hopeless romantic, the complete opposite of his best friend, Easton. For most of his life, he’s been searching for that someone special to spend the rest of his life with. The problem is, he’s had nothing but bad first dates with crazy women he’s met online or at his bar, Halo. When he hears about a singles cruise, his plan is to meet a lot of single women, to test the waters, but when a blonde consumes his every thought, he throws that plan overboard. Nicole Chambers has had her fair share of heartbreaks. She’s tired of being single or dating guys with girlfriends. She wants to find The One. So she convinces her best friend, Brooke, to go on a singles cruise with her. What she doesn’t expect is to fall head over heels with the first guy she meets…. Read more »

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Jana’s Review of Ruin—by CD Reiss

Jana’s Review of Ruin—by CD Reiss

Synopsis: **Ya gotta read Spin before you read Ruin** Antonio is a killer. He’s beautiful, educated, a prodigy of a thief and as violent a motherfucker as ever came off the boat from Napoli. Theresa knows it, but that doesn’t stop her from getting emotionally and physically entangled with him, and this is how, maybe, she got it in her head that she can protect him. But it’s not her job to save him, and she’s just not getting that. Every time she tries to protect him, she practically gets him killed, and the tighter he grips her, the more dangerous she becomes. It’s almost as if…well, he’d never admit this….but it’s almost as if protecting her the way he does is the one thing he should stop. As if the only way he’s ever going to find a moment’s peace is to just embrace her as a partner, rather… Read more »

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TOUR Review and GIVEAWAY: Stars in Their Eyes by Lauren Blakely

TOUR Review and GIVEAWAY: Stars in Their Eyes by Lauren Blakely

ABOUT STARS IN THEIR EYES: WARNING: The hero in this book is not an asshole. He is hot, charming, smart, funny, ripped, gorgeous, respectful and completely panty-melting. Please proceed. A sexy and swoony new adult romance… Celebrity photographer and college senior Jess Leighton desperately needs to crash the wedding of the year. Snapping just one pic of the A-list Hollywood couple tying the knot will pay her way through grad school. But with security tighter than the bride-to-be’s corset, she’ll need more than her camera and smarts, she’ll need help from her biggest rival–hot, British, motorcycle-riding William Harrigan, whose sexy accent can melt the panties off any woman. He’s the last person Jess should trust, but he’s her only ticket in. William Harrigan wants one thing – to stay in L.A. past college graduation. With a student visa set to expire, the clock is ticking. When he lands a gig… Read more »

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