Monday, September 30, 2013

Blog Tour ~ Open Your Eyes by Jani Kay.

Adult Contemporary Romance Novel.
Warning: 18+ Contains sex scenes and explicit language.
Second chances? Twisted love triangle? Hot steamy sex? Hell YES!

What reviewers are saying about Open Your Eyes

Holy Crap!! ~ 5 Stars  ~ K. Greer
“What a book! Let me just say the epilogue blew me away!!!!! Blows my mind!
Sit Down, Strap In And Hold On Tight - Truly An Emotional Ride! ~ 5 Stars ~Lacstines
Amazing, hard to put down story. This was an excellent read which had you on an emotional rollercoaster. The epilogue truly did me in. A love story if I ever read one.
Heartbreaking Love Story. ~ 5 Stars ~ M. Gerena
“Open your Eyes was an amazing good read from the beginning to the end! I was so emotionally and mentally invested in the storyline that I experienced sleep deprivation.”
Seriously…Open Your Eyes & Read It!  ~ 5 Stars ~ Torrie
“I am SOOOOO glad that I took the time to read this book. I loved the story and I loved, loved, loved the ending. I would recommend this to anyone who asks!!”
Truly, Madly, Deeply !  ~ 5 Stars ~ R. Brannon
The ups and downs of the book had me screaming and turning the pages quicker and quicker. Absolutely loved this read and I think a lot of woman can relate to Natalie. Great read, it will not disappoint.
Touching!!  ~ 5 Stars ~ S. Bachovin
“Loved this book. So touching. Made me cry. Can't wait to read more from this author.”

Shattered and disillusioned after separating from her domineering husband, all Natalie wants, is a peaceful Christmas vacation in New York City, with her 21 year old daughter, Olivia. Uncomplicated. No pressure. Fun.
What she didn’t expect, was meeting a dangerously handsome stranger in an art gallery. He is charming, sexy as hell, and does funny things to her insides. Her frozen heart slowly melts as he seduces her, awakening her deepest desires, showing her that the kind of love she craves is very possible. She wants him as much as he wants her.
Battling his demons from the past, famous photographer Nicholas Gallagher has successfully evaded serious relationships, earning him the title of the world’s most eligible bachelor. But from the moment he lays eyes on Natalie, she stirs something in him. Compelled to chase the sadness from her vivid blue eyes, Nick is captivated by the spirited Australian beauty.
Hot romance.
Steamy sex.
Absolute perfection.
Until Natalie gets a call from home – one she can’t ignore.  In a fateful moment the game changes and throws her life into chaos. Gabriel, her jealous ex, wants her back. Two powerful men want her. She is forced to make a choice that will tear her apart.
Will Natalie make the right choice? Will she finally find her soul mate, the one person who can look into her eyes and see deep into her soul, everything she is and everything she desires… will she finally open her eyes?
A Stand-alone Novel.

~Joni’s Review~

I am at a loss for the words that I need to actually do this book the justice I feel it deserves. Open Your Eyes was different for me than anything I have ever read. I love a book that grabs a hold of your emotions and owns them from them beginning.

Jani Kay did an AMAZING job of owning my emotions. It was like I stepped inside this book and lived it right along with Natalie and Nick. I don’t think I have ever connected with a book as much as I did this one. When they felt pain I felt it as if it was my own. I sat here and sobbed through so many parts absolutely heartbroken.

I completely understood the turmoil Natalie was facing and the decisions she made. That doesn’t mean I liked it or it hurt any less. I adored Nick and Natalie together and knew what they had was beyond special and meant to be. But things don’t always go as planned.

“Sometimes we are stuck in our own reality; we don’t see the options open to us. We are stuck in our way of thinking believing that is the only way our loves can be.” ~Nick~

Now that I have bared my emotions to you all here goes the review…
Natalie is in New York with her daughter, Olivia. When Natalie decides she’s had enough shopping for the day her daughter convinces her to go back to the hotel and they will meet up later. Natalie finds herself in the Museum of Modern Art where she meets a tall, dark, and handsome stranger.

Nick was drawn to Natalie from the moment he saw her and he was determined to get to know her. She was just the type of woman he had always wanted and Nick always gets what he wants.

They spent every day together it was so sweet and beautiful at times. All Natalie wanted was to be seen and Nick saw her unlike anyone else ever had.
When everything seemed to be absolutely perfect in their world, Natalie gets a call that changes everything. My heart hurt so much through this part, for Nick and Natalie.

Natalie and her “husband” have been separated for two years he went on with life and lived it up while she stood still. She wanted to fix her marriage even though he told her he no longer wanted her. That is until he found out that she was moving on with Nick. Now Gabe wants it all back.

Now Natalie faces a decision that could rip her to pieces. She must choose between what she sees as her responsibility and what she really wants and needs.

“I was at a crossroad; I had to make a choice soon. Too many hearts were dependent on my decision.” ~ Natalie~

Nick wants Natalie, would give everything in his life up for her, will she give him the chance?

“She thinks I’m strong. That I can survive this. Jesus fucking Christ! Doesn’t she realize she is my life?” ~Nick~

There is so much I cannot tell you about this book without taking a chance of ruining it for you. I absolutely refuse to spoil this one!! I lived this book if I could give it more than 5 stars I would it’s that great. 

Not only is it heartbreakingly beautiful it’s hot as hell!!

Download it, read it, live it!!


Nick must have sensed that I was awake. He slowly opened his eyes, confused for a few seconds before remembering where he was. He caught me in the act of staring at him, drawing in a short sharp breath when he looked down at me, straight into my eyes. A wicked grin spread over his face as he turned onto his side and hauled me even closer, encaging me with both his arms.
 “What a lovely way to wake up,” he whispered as he planted a kiss in my hair. His big hand rubbed up my back leisurely, as if he was savoring the moment, his palm applying just the right amount of pressure to my spine to make me want to purr. In spite of trying to suppress it, a small moan escaped my lips as he reached my neck and gently traced up it with his fingers, till his hand disappeared into my hair. Very gently, he massaged the base of my scalp till I dug my forehead into his chest, the simple touch sending ripples of pleasure through my already aroused body.
Good God! I barely knew the man, but his touch alone could ignite a fire in my belly of a magnitude I had never experienced before. If he could get this kind of toe-curling reaction from me by merely massaging my neck, what would making love with him do to me?
He gently tugged a fist full of my hair, raising my face up to his. I had closed my eyes, not wanting him to see the desire burning deep within me. My heart pounded in my chest as I tried desperately to keep my breathing even.
“Open your eyes. Look at me,” he whispered. I obeyed, even though it would expose my deepest feelings, slowly meeting his intense gaze. I gasped at the yearning in his eyes. My eyes melted into his as he searched my soul, seeing deeper than anyone ever had.
“Natalie,” he groaned softly as his head dipped and his lips covered mine. The kiss was gentle at first, a meeting of mouths and tasting one another. “So sweet,” he murmured against my mouth, then let his tongue slide along my lips, till I parted my mouth to let him slip in. He tasted of cheesecake and sleep…and passion and fire. His silky tongue glided along mine, a mingling of breaths and raw desire.
His hand moved down my back to cup my bottom and pull me against his body, closing the gap between us. So far I had carefully avoided touching in intimate places, much like a virgin in denial of the awakening of her body.
His arousal pushed into my belly, and I let out a gasp that he swallowed quickly with his mouth. My pulse quickened at the feel of his hard length throbbing against me, only the fabric of our clothing between us. The warm liquid pooling between my legs begged for more of him, but I lay there, unable to move, stunned that this man so obviously wanted me. I was getting more and more out of my depth with every passing moment. I wanted him, yet I wasn’t sure how to respond.
I’d never been a one-night stand type of girl. And I definitely didn’t do sex on a first date. Hell, this wasn’t even supposed to be a date. And he was virtually a stranger. Yet the want – the longing – in my belly overwhelmed my senses. I wanted to rub up against his erection; I wanted to kiss him till I was breathless. But I just lay there, dumbstruck.
I screwed my eyes shut.
 “I want you, Natalie. God, how I want you…” He thrust his pelvis against my stomach, grinding his steel hard length into me to affirm his words. “But I would never take you now. Not like this.”
His words had a strange effect on me – calming and evoking feelings of deep trust.
“I sense your fear, my little one, why are you so afraid?” His husky voice soothed me over. How could I tell him? Words weren’t enough.
“Open your eyes so I can see what you’re feeling. It's OK, I won’t hurt you.” Concern laced his voice. His hand cupped my chin, his thumb gently caressing my lips. I could drown in his touch alone.
My lids were heavy. Heavy with desire and pain and fear.
“Open, Natalie,” he coaxed so gently I couldn’t refuse.
I forced my eyes to open, my lids lifting slowly, trying to force my gaze to be neutral. But the moment I looked into his – soft and gentle – all the emotions came rushing back. This man could look deep into my soul without me uttering a word.
A sigh of relief escaped his lips. “You want me too…” he breathed as a wicked, wicked grin spread over his lips.
He must have read the confusion in my eyes. “For a moment there I thought you didn’t want me, little one. But your eyes tell me everything I need to know.”
The pressure from his thumb increased on my lips, and as a small gasp escaped, he pushed his thumb into my mouth. I sucked his thumb hungrily, my groin throbbing with want.
“Ahh, God,” he groaned. “What you do to me…” He took my hand in his and slipped it between us, resting my palm on his erection, which had grown even harder and longer as I touched it. “I want you.” I stroked his length lovingly, my thumb rubbing over the tip roughly, sucking his thumb harder and harder.
He pulled his thumb from my mouth and instantly replaced it with a warm wet kiss, his tongue wild, stroking, teasing, hot and wet.
His hands slipped under my top, finding my breasts like missiles, pushing my bra cups up. “You feel so good,” he moaned softly, “a perfect handful,” as his thumbs rolled and pinched my aching nipples. His words turned me on even more, the heat between my legs rising, my panties wet with want.
I slung my leg over his, pressing my body as close to his as I could get it, rubbing my mound against his throbbing erection, desperate for the friction, pushing him closer with my leg on his ass. It was driving me wild, in spite of the barrier of clothing between us.

Jani has been married for a long time to a special man, and her two children and their partners are the sunshine in her life. She is a voracious reader and would spend her last dollar on a book - always fascinated that for the mere price of a book, she can escape her world for a while and see through someone else's eyes.

Besides reading, her favorite 'thing' is traveling - she has traveled the world, learning about the ways people live and has come to the realization that no matter where we live, we all ultimately want the same things. Her hobby - Scrapbooking - keeps her up till way after midnight and her usual subjects are her family and her travels.

Ever since she can remember, Jani wanted to write stories about people, about their lives and loves. Relationships and Happiness - arguably the most difficult things to master in life and yet exactly what everyone ultimately desires (in her humble opinion).

Blog Tour ~ Untangle Me by Chelle Bliss

Title: Untangle Me
Author: Chelle Bliss
Genre: Erotic Contemporary Romance
Release Date: Septemeber 26, 2013
Tour Organized by: As the Pages Turn


Book Blurb:
Kayden is a bad boy that never played by the rules. Sophia has always been the quintessential good girl, living a life filled with disappointment. Everything changes when their lives become intertwined through a chance encounter online.

Hundreds of miles separate them, but the connection that draws them together is too much to be denied. As the layers of their lives peel back, Kayden keeps the dangerous parts of his past hidden to protect the woman who is becoming more important to him than he should allow. What starts as a pursuit of carnal pleasure turns into a complicated love story. His past is a tangled web filled with addiction, an obsessed ex-girlfriend, and problems with the law. 

One mistake he thought he had left behind may end up ruining it all.

Author Bio:

Chelle Bliss has dedicated her life to education. She has been a teacher for over ten years and holds a Master of Education degree. Teaching has given her a creative outlet, but she yearned for something more. Writing has given her that, no longer about just creativity, it became a journey. 
Chelle is an avid reader; consuming contemporary romance, dark reads, young adult, and all things erotica. Chelle wanted to create a book filled with characters that readers could relate to with real world problems and matching wallets.
Chelle loves to travel and her favorite cities are New Orleans and Paris. She currently lives in Florida with her amazing boyfriend. He's showed her the love and passion that she has poured onto the page.

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~Joni’s Review~

Sophia is a good girl. She’s a school librarian. She has a boyfriend that bores her to death inside and outside the bedroom. Once she is alone though she cuddles up with her book boyfriends and lives vicariously through them.

She wants a man like the one’s she reads about.

She receives a friend request on Facebook from Kayden Michaels. Instantly captivated by his beautiful green eyes. But she’s leery of him since she doesn’t know him. After a short chat she finds out that they have some common friends. After seeking out a mutual friend and learning Kayden is a good guy she accepts his friendship.

Who knew that chatting online could lead to so much more. After many weeks they finally start talking on the phone. Eventually Kayden talks Sophia into coming to NOLA and meeting him face to face.

Now here is where it gets HOT!!

Kayden is a bad boy with a somewhat shady past. He made mistakes in his life that he is still paying heavily for. He wasn’t looking for anything when he first “met” Sophia online. He got a lot more that he expected.

This was a true love story. What happens when you fall in love and everything around you starts falling apart. Can you stand by them as their life spirals out of control? If you truly love someone than yes you can.

 I was hooked into this book and read it in no time. There were a few parts that were a little repetitive, but it was a great story and it was extremely HOT.


Book Blast ~ Someone to Listen by A.T. Douglas

 Book Synopsis: 
Abby wanted a fresh start, a new life thousands of miles away from her four difficult years of high school and the rumors that followed her.  As she begins her college experience in Boston, she finds friendship and love she didn’t expect, people who show her that she doesn’t have to be alone.
She is torn between two paths, inexplicably drawn to two completely different guys.  One understands her and reminds her of who she used to be, the broken shadow of a person wandering through life but not truly living.  The other is the key to her future, the guiding hand that she waited for years to pull her out of the darkness and into the light.
When Abby’s newfound happiness and renewed existence are threatened, everything changes.  She can fall back to that dark place within her or fight to save her future.
She faces the same struggle she has all along: getting someone to hear her, finding someone to believe her.
All she ever needed was someone to listen. 

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After growing up in the Pacific Northwest, A.T. Douglas ventured away from her quiet hometown for the bustle of college in the city of Boston.  Though she studied astronomy and was a science geek at heart, she always had a love for the written word and a story swirling in her head. It wasn't until she became addicted to the Young Adult/New Adult Contemporary Romance genres that she embraced her renewed passion for reading by self-publishing her debut novel, Someone to Listen.  Fueled by coffee and her love of music, she strives to turn daydreams and the realities of life into words the world can read.  Her writing is inspired by personal experiences and memories from her past.  She hopes to inspire others to break the silence and get their stories out into the world.   A.T. Douglas lives in New Hampshire with her husband and son and wishes desperately that there were more hours in the day for family, reading, and writing. 

  Find out more about A.T. Douglas and follow her at the following social media links 

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Review ~ Rose of Thorne by Mia Michelle

When a drunk driver tragically orphans Skylar Rose at the young age of sixteen, she leaves her dreams behind and takes on the daunting task of helping her elderly grandmother raise her young sister. While other girls her age were living a typical carefree life, she was picking up double shifts at a local cafĂ© and struggling to pay the bills. 

Always putting her sister’s needs and school first, Skylar has never had time to date or develop intimate relationships. Now a senior in college, she has her sights set on an amazing internship opportunity. The last thing she needed was for a sexy distraction like Sebastian Thorne to walk into her life. 

Sebastian Thorne had been an entitled and reckless nineteen year old when he got behind the wheel of his new sports car that night. When his night of indulgence goes tragically wrong, Sebastian hesitantly turns to the one person, he knows can make everything go away… The one person he hates… his father.

Now twenty-six, Sebastian is the young enigmatic and powerful CEO of his late father’s design company, Thorne Enterprises. With both millions in the bank and a new woman on his arm almost every night, the world never knew the dark secret he carried inside. Still plagued with nightmares from the night of that horrific accident and having to leave the beautiful girl behind, Sebastian vows to find the one that haunts his dreams. 

Sometimes the choice of revisiting our past opens the door to a future that we never thought possible.

But what do you do when the person who gave you back your life, was the very one that took it from you in the first place?

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~~~Feisty Girls Review~~~

~~~Joni’s Review~~

I will do my best to break it down without any spoilers.

Starting out with present day, you really get a feel for the way Skylar and Sebastian live their life after such a terrible tragedy seven years ago. Then you get to live that night with them both.

Fate seems to bring them back together time and time again. And even knowing what I knew about Sebastian, I absolutely loved him. I felt like these two people could heal each other. That they needed one another to survive all that life has thrown at them.

Sebastian isn’t the only man that has captured Skylar’s attention. There is also Lucas Drake.

There are so many secrets they are both hiding to protect the other. Secrets that could tear them apart. When all comes out into the open will they be able to pick up the pieces of their shattered hearts.

I loved all the different POV’s. I always knew what was going on with all the characters.

From the first page I was hooked. Sucked right into this story and help there until the very end. There is so much I want to say but can’t without taking the chance on ruining this absolutely terrific book for you.



~Meli’s Review~

Ok, first off I have to say that this book gripped me from literally the first page.

We meet Skylar on her 16th birthday. While out celebrating her entire life is shattered in one instant. She learned from that day its better to hold everything in and protect the ones around her.

Sebastian holds his on secrets. He is haunted by what happened 7 years ago everynight. Every night he sees those amazing eyes staring back at him.

When Sebastian and Skykar meet for the first time I can completely feel their chemistry from the moment they lay eyes on eachother.

As they begin to feel something for eachother their past come back in play and tear them apart. And of course Sebastian isnt the only man trying to win Skylar's heart.

Can these two overcome their paths and find their way to each other or will their secrets keep them apart forever.

All I have to say is I could not put this book down. I was literally in tears just reading the prologue.  And sitting on the edge of my seat the entire time.

Mia did an excellent job with making me feel their emotions and everything that they went through. I can not wait to continue their journey.

Completely and amazingly 5 stars

We would give Rose of Thorne all the stars in the sky if we could. We loved it that much!!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Blitz ~ Love Interrupted by A.J. Warner


Logan Brooks and Andrew Eastin shared a once in a lifetime love. After losing her parents and overcoming many obstacles, she could not handle the possibility of losing him, too. She loved him enough to walk away, for both of their sakes.

As tragedy strikes again, Logan is on a downward spiral. Andrew knows she needs protection from herself, and he needs to love her through it, even if only from a distance.

When fate intervenes and allows them a second chance at love, will Logan and Andrew risk it? The Attraction is undeniable. The sexual tension, relentless. She is everything he has ever wanted. He sweeps her off her feet, renewing all that was lost.

Andrew promised her forever, but can words ever be enough? Can love prevail when life has different plans—bringing on more pain and emotions than imaginable? When lies and deceit corrupt the one thing sacred to them, plans will be ruined, promises will be broken, and hearts will be shattered.

What happens when the unknown threatens all of their dreams? Will Logan and Andrew survive their love, interrupted?

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A.J. was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas. Four years ago, she relocated to the Dallas/Fort Worth area with her husband and four wonderful children, Hayden (15), Jacob (13), Riley (11), and Isaiah (10).

A.J. is passionate about working with people with disabilities, and has a long time love of working with munchkins. She currently owns and operates a childcare facility in North Central Texas.

When she is not busy breaking up fights about who is mom’s favorite, or who ate the last bowl of Fruity Pebbles, A.J. enjoys reading and writing. She also likes chatting and laughing with her book club friends. Love Interrupted is her first book and she is currently working on her second and third novels.

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