Thursday, October 20, 2016

I am Free by Regina Bartley ~Joni's Review



I belong.
I am me.
Don’t judge.
Let me live.
Don’t hold me back.
I’m not fragile.
I won’t crack.
Just breathe.
You think you know.
You’ve cast me out.
And kept me low.
Please don’t hurt me.
Let me be.
For the first time,
I am free…


In September I had the privilege to meet Regina Bartley and as I sat at the table across from her and my eyes were drawn to this book. First it was the cover then the title. It was calling to me from across the way. I asked someone to hand me a copy so I could read the synopsis and I knew that this book had to join my collection. I’m so glad Regina and I traded books because this book was terrific.

You get very little details about the book because I REFUSE to ruin it for anyone. This book is good for all ages as it is what I would consider a clean read. BUT don’t let that stop you from grabbing a copy because you will have missed out on an excellent read that will warm your heart and you will fall in love with almost all the characters from the moment you meet them.

Grace is a beautiful soul who doesn’t deserve the life she was born into to, but she never gives up hope that one day she’ll be free from the shackles of her father. When she finally breaks through those shackles she finds out that life away from her family is very different. But she NEVER lets that get to her. Grace is happy with who she is and she refuses to let others change her into something she’s not.

I absolutely adored all the characters, especially Grace, and I really hope that Regina has more to come about the others in this book. I highly recommend this book!!

I give it 5 FREE Stars!!!




Saturday, October 1, 2016

Blog Tour ~ Possession (Book 3 in The Steel Brothers Saga) by Helen Hardt

Possession (Steel Brothers Saga #3)
By Helen Hardt
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis
Jade Roberts’s love for Talon Steel is the real deal, and she’s more determined than ever to help him come to grips with whatever is haunting him. To that end, she continues her investigation of the Steels…and unknowingly attracts some dangerous foes from their shrouded history.
Talon loves Jade deeply and longs to possess her forever, so he faces his worst fears and exposes his rawest wounds in an attempt to heal. The road is icy and treacherous, but if he perseveres and comes out whole on the other side, he’ll finally be worthy of Jade’s love.
The untamed passion between the two still blazes, but as the horrors of Talon’s past resurface, Jade and Talon aren’t safe…
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Meet The Author
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Helen Hardt’s passion for the written word began with the books her mother read to her at bedtime. She wrote her first story at age six and hasn’t stopped since. In addition to being an award winning author of contemporary and historical romance and erotica, she’s a mother, a black belt in Taekwondo, a grammar geek, an appreciator of fine red wine, and a lover of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. She writes from her home in Colorado, where she lives with her family. Helen loves to hear from readers.
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Friday, September 30, 2016

Blog Tour ~ A Christmas Bride (A Chapel of Love Novel) by Hope Ramsay









ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: A CHRISTMAS BRIDE
Author: Hope Ramsay
Series: Chapel of Love, #1
On Sale: September 27, 2016
Publisher: Forever
Mass Market: $7.99 USD
eBook:  $7.99 USD

A brand new contemporary romance series from USA Today bestselling author Hope Ramsay centered on a small-town wedding chapel!

A season of hope…'Tis the season in Shenandoah Falls and the first time Willow Peterson has been home in years. But she's determined to fulfill the wishes of her recently deceased best friend and restore Eagle Hill Manor to its former glory—all in time to host the perfect holiday wedding. She just has to get the owner of the historic inn to hire her. Unfortunately, that means dealing with Scrooge himself...

After the death of his wife, David Lyndon has a bah-humbug approach to Christmas. But as December counts down and the wedding planning is in full swing, it's harder and harder to stay immune to the charms of Willow, especially when he sees how much joy she brings his eight-year-old daughter. After a simple kiss under the mistletoe turns into something more, David is hoping he can turn the magic of the holiday season into the love of a lifetime.

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A Christmas Bride (Chapel of Love #1) by Hope Ramsay is a beautiful story about finding love again, about turning your life around and what happens when Christmas dreams and wishes come true. This is the story of Willow and David.

Willow Peterson has not been back in Shenandoah Falls in years. She left to make something of herself, but now she is back. Missing her best friend, the one that was closest to her as a sister, the one that was killed in a tragic accident. Now wanting nothing more that to see her dream for the old Eagle Hill Manor to be turned into a reality, she will have to convince her best friends widow to step up and help her.

David Lyndon has always done what he was suppose to do. He has been groomed all his life to run for office, even though this is not something that he has a passion for. When his cousin comes to him asking him to allow them to have their wedding at the Eagle Hill Manor, a wedding of their dreams, not something political or power driven, David wants to say no, but when Willow accuses him of being a Scrooge, of telling him that his wife would be disappointed in him, he changes his tone fast.

The more that David and Willow work together, the more time that they spend together with Davids daughter, the stronger the connection that they form and the hotter the feelings for they have burn. When David strikes a deal with is campaign manager and makes a decision for Willow, it could destroy the future that are trying to build.

I loved that David and Willow had a connection in the past. They were friends, they had his dead wife in common, they really knew each other. I loved that they both loved and cared about David's daughter. Through the story you can see how David truly changes, understanding what is truly important in life, his daughter and Willow. An amazing Christmas story that is both magical and wonderful.





THE CHAPEL OF LOVE SERIES

A Fairytale Bride, #.5
A Christmas Bride, #1
A Small Town Bride, #2





ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hope Ramsay is a USA Today bestselling author of heartwarming contemporary romances.  Her books have won critical acclaim and publishing awards. She is married to a good ol' Georgia boy who resembles every single one of her Southern heroes. She has two grown children and a couple of demanding lap cats. She lives in Virginia where, when she's not writing, she's knitting or playing her forty-year-old Martin guitar.



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Blog Tour ~ Ballistic (Icarus Series Book 2) by Aria Michaels

Book: Ballistic (Icarus Series Book 2)
Author: Aria Michaels
Genre: Genre: Young Adult dystopian
 The sequel to Killshot 
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Synopsis
 
It's been three days since Solar Storm Icarus silenced the world...three days since the GRS virus wiped out most of humanity and started changing the few who remained. Liv and the others made it through the initial wave, but they've lost a lot along the way and the journey to Salvation is far from over. A rogue military organization has taken hold of the area and they possess a weapon that could change everything. 
When Liv finds out her brother and the other refugees are being held captive at Camp Seco, she will risk everything to get him back. As the group embarks upon a dangerous rescue mission, a rival band of survivors threatens their safety and a new storm gathers overhead. The virus has spread and the infected are being drawn together. What's worse, the beast that lurks inside of Liv is growing stronger and more difficult to control. But Liv has a promise to keep--and her little brother is running out of time.
Will Liv be able to harness her strength to save her brother and the hundreds of other innocents beyond the walls of Camp Seco, or will she let the monster out and put them all at risk?
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Author Bio 
Aria Michaels is the author of The Icarus Series, a bestselling young adult dystopian saga as well as a contributor to ATZ Publications' Chronology of the Apocalypse, and Tricks, Treats, and Zombies (releasing in October 2016). Aria is an avid reader, die-hard zombie fan, and enthusiastic lover of bonfires and red wine. When she is not glued to her computer pouring out the voices in her head, this busy single mom can be found playing in the dirt with her boys, painting, or binge-watching The Walking Dead. Aria is currently hard at work on the next instalment of the Icarus Series and revelling in her role as instigator of literary mayhem and stealth assassin of fictional characters. 
"You are never more than one chapter away from a different future." --Aria Michaels
Author Links:
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Other Books in the Series
Killshot (Icarus Series, Book One)
Before the Sky Fell (An Icarus Series Novella)

Release Blitz ~ Thirty Happens by Elizabeth Butts

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Book: Thirty Happens
Author: Elizabeth Butts
Genre: Chick Lit
Cover Designed By: Nwato Christian
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Turning thirty is a big deal.
Getting married is also a big deal.
Karyn’s about to do both, and she’s freaking out about it. From the outside looking in, anyone would think she’s got it all going on. Amazing fiancĂ© who adores her, job as the top reporter in town, amazing group of friends… seriously, the list goes on and on.
But, Karyn had dreams as a kid. She had these amazing, huge goals. She was so close to achieving them, too.
However, like life has a tendency to do, it took a detour.
And now she’s turning thirty, and getting married, and it turns out that she is nowhere near where she thought she would be at this point in her life.
So now, she is turning thirty, and getting married, and asking herself the question: ‘If I could go back and change direction… would I?’ Would she willingly change everything if only to have a chance at making her original dreams come true?

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Excerpt

“Nothing. I have nothing.”
Ashley pointedly looked around my room where I had a pile of clothes on the bed, clothes in the closet and in the dresser as well.
“Yeah, I can see you’re totally suffering. I should contact the local churches that you are in dire need and that a clothing drive needs to be coordinated as soon as possible.”
“Shut up.”
I reached for the first thing my fingers touched and threw it at her.
“Ewwwwww, ohmigawd. You just threw your thong undies at me? Seriously? What kind of sick and twisted bitch are you?”
She flung them off of her and then pretended to retch. At least I thought she was pretending.
I went and picked up my Victoria’s Secret knock offs and dangled them over her head.
“C’mon Ash, I thought you were my best friend. Don’t you want my panties on you?”
She shrieked like a little girl. The sound shocked me at first, and then hysteria set in.
“Seriously. You have issues.”
“Ain’t that the truth.”
We sat on the floor with our backs to the foot of our bed, surrounded by clothing.
“Tell me about this guy again.”
“Okay, well, he’s a teensy bit older than me. Not like crypt keeper old, but like, distinguished, sophisticated older. He has some silver in his hair and eye crinkles, but I don’t see liver spots and a walker in his near future.”
“Dude, you want to marry grandpa?”
“Ugh, no. Seriously, Ash. There’s just something about him.”
“What’s his name, again?”
“Chris. Chris Smyth.”
Her eyes bugged out at this.
“You’re dating Chris Smyth?” Her voice had gotten really low, almost a reverent whisper.
“Uh, well, I’m going on a date with him. We’ll see where it goes from there.”
I knew where I wanted it to go from there. I wouldn’t let that happen on the first date, though. I mean, only nasty chicks let that happen on the first date, right? I started chewing on my lower lip.
I could be nasty.
“So how do you know Chris?”
I was interested in knowing if she was going to be some form of competition.
She rolled her eyes at me.
“Karyn, everyone in town knows Chris. We all pretty much voted for him.”
“You what?”
“Do you know anything about him? Anything at all?”
“Well, I know he owns businesses, plural, and owns commercial properties that he leases to smaller businesses.”
“And he’s a town selectman.”
I just stared at her, unblinking.
“Like as in a politician. As a matter of fact, I’m pretty sure he’s one of the best we have, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he was the head of it all at some point. Everyone loves him.”
“Great. Just great. I find a guy who actually really interests me, like, one that I felt a freaking jolt over and he’s a freaking town celebrity. I mean, he’s not married, he’s sexy as hell. Why did he have to be a damn politician? I even text broke up with Ryan over this.”

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About The Author

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I am a 38 year old who just decided in January 2015 to finally write a book. I am excited that I have two books on Goodreads now!

I'm an avid reader, I have a tendency to zone out the world when I'm reading. I always wanted to be able to write but I would get started, and then a page later, I was done.

My husband, Mike, and I live in Wareham, MA with our (gulp) twelve rescued pets.

I made a good friend in A. E. Murphy (an awesome author, please check her out!) who kept nudging me (ok, seriously pushing me) into writing.

I hope you enjoy!

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Other books by Elizabeth Betts

Singlish


Amazon UK
Amazon USA

Second Hand Purses

Amazon USA
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Release Blitz ~ Possession (Book 3 in The Steel Brothers Saga) by Helen Hardt

Possession (Steel Brothers Saga #3)
By Helen Hardt
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 27th September
Synopsis
Jade Roberts’s love for Talon Steel is the real deal, and she’s more determined than ever to help him come to grips with whatever is haunting him. To that end, she continues her investigation of the Steels…and unknowingly attracts some dangerous foes from their shrouded history.
Talon loves Jade deeply and longs to possess her forever, so he faces his worst fears and exposes his rawest wounds in an attempt to heal. The road is icy and treacherous, but if he perseveres and comes out whole on the other side, he’ll finally be worthy of Jade’s love.
The untamed passion between the two still blazes, but as the horrors of Talon’s past resurface, Jade and Talon aren’t safe…
Buy the Book
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BUY LINKS FOR ALL HELEN'S BOOKS CAN BE FOUND HERE:
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Meet The Author
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Helen Hardt’s passion for the written word began with the books her mother read to her at bedtime. She wrote her first story at age six and hasn’t stopped since. In addition to being an award winning author of contemporary and historical romance and erotica, she’s a mother, a black belt in Taekwondo, a grammar geek, an appreciator of fine red wine, and a lover of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. She writes from her home in Colorado, where she lives with her family. Helen loves to hear from readers.
Visit her here: https://www.facebook.com/HelenHardt
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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Release Blitz ~ Wed by Wednesday by Sarah O'Rourke


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Wed by Wednesday

What happens when a naive city girl answers a personal ad to marry a bachelor farmer from the hills of Tennessee? Destiny! Read how Orla and Jethro's story started back in the 1960s...and find out exactly how deliciously naughty these two can be!   This insta-love 50,000-word novel is filled with humor, romance, and just enough erotica to keep you coming back for more. Wed by Wednesday is the prequel to Sarah O’Rourke’s Paradise series, and like all of her books, it can be read as a standalone.

“Listen, chaste kisses are fine for what they are. Quick exchanges of affection. An innocent way to tell somebody they mean something. When you wanna show a woman that she’s what’s lighting the fire in your gut, though… quick and innocent pecks just don’t do the trick. Nah, a man goes dark and dirty for that kind of lesson. He wants his woman wet and hot. And he wants her that way everywhere. Her mouth. Her core. Everywhere.”
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 “Thirty- one?” Orla echoed faintly. “He’s thirty-one?” The longer Nellie talked, the less this man sounded like the one she’d been corresponding with for weeks.   Why, her Jethro, was sweet and soft-spoken, and certainly not as old as thirty-one. No. Her Jethro was nothing like the animal the older woman was describing.

 “Yes, ma’am.   He surely is. I changed that rascal’s diapers myself,” Nellie announced with a decisive nod, her eyes widening as she apparently noticed the surprise on young Orla’s face. “What?” You mean to say that you didn’t know how old your beau was?”

 “Well, not his exact age. I mean, his letters indicated he was older than me. I just assumed there were only a few years between us,” Orla confided in a strangled whisper. Hells bells! Her future husband had over a whole decade’s experience on her. What in the world about her would attract a worldly, well-off man like him? “Why hasn’t he wed before now then?” she asked without realizing she’d spoken out loud.

 Nellie was quick with an answer to her question, however. “Oh, many a girl around these parts have tried to lasso Jethro’s heart, but that surly demeanor of his runs all decent women right off his scent once they get a whiff of how crabby he is for two thirds the day.”

 “What’s he doin’ for the other third?” Orla asked shakily.

 “Oh, he’s sleepin’. Collectin’ his strength so he can keep his title as the world’s most boorish bachelor and all such manner of things. Truly, ‘bout the only time I’ve heard him stay civil for more than fifteen minutes is the hour long sermon we all sit through once a week at the church. And maybe once or twice a year when he’s paying his respects at his dear departed momma and daddy’s grave or something such. Otherwise, he’s blunt as a hammer and speaks with a tongue sharper than any knife you’ll ever come across.”

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 Who is Sarah?   Sarah O’Rourke is actually two besties who live three states apart and write at all hours of the day and night! Born and raised in the Southern United States, they are overly attached to their one-click accounts, can’t make it through the day without copious doses of caffeine, and spend way too much time on the phone with each other.  Between them, they have four children and twenty years of marriage...one to a super soldier and the other to egomaniac engineer. They hate empty chocolate wrappers and writer’s block, love to talk to readers...and oh, by the way, they write about strong, kick-ass women and hot alpha heroes!

WANNA STALK THESE TWO....
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