Friday, December 19, 2014

Cover Reveal ~ An Unexpected Forever by Kaydee Mavericks

Release Date December 30th


Three years ago I thought my world had completely fallen apart. I’ve been living day to day for my daughter, never really focusing on myself.

The day that I walked into that room and saw Kali was the day my life changed. She completely tipped my world upside down and I’m just not sure if my heart can take it. 

She was unexpected and it scared the living daylights out of me.


I thought I had gotten out.

I was wrong. 

When he came for me i thought my life was over. I never considered him coming back would change my life forever. I never dreamed what he did to me would lead me towards a man who would cherish and love me for me.

When you think your life is over and you don’t see a future, all you can do is live day by day, only to hope that one day the unexpected will come and make it all right.
Hunter was my unexpected.

Can Hunter and Kali push forward after their pasts have consumed them for so long? 

Or will the unexpected be too much for them to bare?

Will they get their Unexpected Forever?

Today was the day that would change our lives forever. Our little girl was making her entrance into the world. Rushing into the hospital with Jana by my side, both of us can’t stop smiling, knowing this is it.
“Excuse me.” Taking a deep breath, trying to calm my nerves. “My wife is in labor, we need some help.” I grab the first nurse I see.
 “Of course. Let me grab a wheelchair and I’ll take you right on up.” She says, smiling sweetly at the two of us.
Once we are placed in the maternity room, her doctor comes in, “Let’s check and see how many centimeters you’re dilated, Jana.”
The look on the doctor’s face scares me as he makes his way back over to Jana after putting on his gloves.
“What’s wrong, doc?” Taking a deep breath trying to calm my nerves. After everything that we have been through trying to conceive, I don’t know if I can handle any bad news right now.
“Nothing at all, looks like your little girl is ready to make her entrance into the world. Jana, are you ready to push?”
“YES!” She screams along with making a grunting sound, and I know she’s more than ready.
“Alright then, let’s meet your little girl.” The doc says smiling.
After about an hour of pushing, a lot of screaming, I see that Jana is getting tired and something just doesn’t feel right to me. Nothing seems to be helping her through the pain. When she looks up at me her face is heartbreaking, my wife’s in pain and there isn’t a damn thing I can do to help her.
“Come on honey, a few more pushes and let’s meet our baby girl.” Trying to calm her nerves and help her through this any way I can.
After a few more pushes while all I can do is hold her hand and encourage her over and over, when all of a sudden Jana pushes down hard one last time and we hear the most beautiful sound in the world. Our baby girl crying.
The doctor hands her off to the nurse to be cleaned, and I can’t stop looking at my beautiful girl. She’s the most precious thing I’ve ever seen. The nurse asks me if I want to cut the umbilical cord and I jump at that.
The doctor tells my wife to push one last time to expel the placenta. That’s when I hear it. The most horrifying sound, almost like a blood quenching scream, and I’ll never forget it.
The doctor and staff rush around the room, announcing that she’s hemorrhaging. It seems like forever as I observe them attaching emergency medical equipment to my wife. Then they finally take Jana to the operating room, leaving me alone with our precious little girl.
I’m numb. I don’t know what to think. My bundle of joy is lying right in front of me, but my heart is shattering and ripping out of my chest for my wife.
I’m sitting rocking Alyssa and I can’t stop looking at how beautiful she is. Time seems to be going at a snail’s pace waiting for answers regarding my wife before the doctor finally comes back in.
“Hunter.” The sound of my name pulls me from my thoughts and I glance up at Dr. Steele. He swallowed what had to be a lump in his throat. “I’m so sorry. We did everything in our power to stop the hemorrhaging, but there wasn’t anything we could do. She lost too much blood. We lost her, Hunter.”
The doctor takes Alyssa out of my arms and hands her to the nurse again. I lose it. I hit my knees and completely break down, crying on the hospital floor. There is talking around me, but do to the roaring in my ear I can’t hear anything that’s actually being said.
How am I supposed to go on without Jana? She’s my life. We were so excited to be having Alyssa. I just don’t understand. We were high school sweethearts. We got married right after college and had been trying to conceive for almost five years before we found out we were pregnant. We wanted a child for so long. Jana and I knew that having a child was a big responsibility. We were determined to raise a wonderful child, or at least figure out how to be the best parents in the world. Now, it seems the dream is shattered. I can’t lose Jane. She’s my wife.
I stand up and start yelling for Jana, thinking maybe the doctor was wrong and, she was coming back to us.
“Hunter, you have to be strong for your daughter. Remember you may have lost Jana, but you have to focus on Alyssa now. Is there anyone I can call to come down here?”
I can’t even begin to think, let alone answer him. Thank goodness my brother and his girlfriend come in. They both rush to me.
“We will get through this Hunt, I promise you.” I can feel Heath’s arms go around my hugging me tight.

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Photography by MHPhotography 
Cover Models~ Mandy Hollis and Julio Elving

Monday, December 8, 2014

Blog Tour & Meli's Review ~ Breaking Bennett (Rock Falls Series, Book 3) by Anne Jolin

Beth Rhodes has always had a game plan. Go to college. Get the perfect job. Get the perfect guy. Get the happily ever after she's always wanted. It is just her luck that everything falls into its precise place in her life. At least it seems that way until her blueprints go up in smoke. She loses the job she loves and her price charming is turning out to be the villain of her fairytale instead. With failures and mistakes piling up on her doorstep, she knows something has to give—or she could very well end up paying for those mistakes with her life.

Braxton Bennett is lethal, both in the courtroom and in the ring. Two sides of him constantly wage war against one another, and to keep the internal bloodshed at bay, he allows himself to indulge in his violent vice. Suit by day and brawler by night aren’t easy dual lives to manage for a man of his status. The only way to do so is by following a strict set of rules—rules he won’t break for anyone. But what if he already has?

On a summer night in the depths of the city, a chance encounter will turn both of their perfectly constructed worlds upside down.

Will they battle together against all odds to break Bennett’s rules? Or will Rhodes tap out to save herself before the fight is over?

I have read this series from the beginning and Anne just keeps getting better and better. I think right now Braxton is my favorite hottie of the series  which is saying something since I've loved every one of her men.

Beth thought she had it all with her perfect boyfriend. Only problem was he was a controlling pig. She knew she had to get out but didn't know how.

Braxton fights to control his anger but by day he's a hot lawyer in a suit covering up what he really is.

One night these two were brought together by fate and it changed their world the next time they meet.

Braxton and Beth were amazing together. He saved her and she calmed him. The story line was great, kept me wanting to know more and kept me on the edge of my seat to see what would happen.

Another amazing story from Anne.

5 Humongous Stars

I’m twenty four years old. I was born and raised in Ladner, a small farm town just outside of Vancouver, Canada. I grew up riding horses, shooting guns and riding in trucks. I’ve been married to my handsome redneck husband for a year and we are parents to our chocolate fur baby, Bear. No kiddo’s yet! I am completely and utterly obsessed with country music, you will constantly find me stalking iTunes. If you don’t find me on iTunes, you’ll find me on Netflix because I am a self proclaimed movie junkie. Yes, that means that I quote them constantly in daily conversation and my characters do too! You couldn’t keep me away from a good action movie if you tried. I’m also a planning nut. I love to plan parties, events, trips – you name it! I don’t know if that’s considered a real hobby, but it is for me. 

We were fortunate enough to travel a lot as a family growing up, and I think that helped spark my love of reading. I’m half Viking, my mom is Danish, and her entire side of the family still lives in Denmark. We’d visit them almost once a year, every year and it’s a nine hour flight. That’s a lot of uninterrupted time to read (or in my parent’s case, entertain four children – Yikes!). Somewhere along the way my love of reading, became a love of writing. I wrote short stories when I was younger, and although I majored in Business Management at college, I took as many English electives I could get my hands on. 

During the day I work at my family construction company wearing a variety of different hats and at night, I write! I had never thought about writing books before, but after a few suggestions that I should try, I decided to give it a go. I loved it instantly! Having always been a creative person, it felt amazing to harness all that energy and use it to tell a story. Now, quite frankly it’s all I can think about, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m grateful to have developed my love of reading into a passion for writing. You’ll be seeing many more books from me in the future! Xo.

Meli's Review ~ Stronger With Him by JA Hensley

Title: Stronger With Him
Author: JA Hensley
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: November 1, 2014

After breaking up with her abusive boyfriend, graduate student Rebecca Maio wants a man who is the complete opposite of her ex. When she meets her sexy new neighbor, Becca finds herself irresistibly drawn to the powerful and compassionate man.

Agent Colin Schaefer's in town for an investigation and needs to stay focused on his job, but he can't ignore the beautiful girl next door. For the first time in his life, the elusive man wants more with a woman, but he can't shake the feeling that Rebecca also needs his protection.

Is their love strong enough to survive the secrets they're both bound to uncover? Or will her past and his job tear them apart?

This novel is intended for readers 18+ due to explicit and hot sex scenes and adult situations.
 If you love these kinds of things, then please, read on!

Rebecca had bad luck with her last relationship. He was sweet and loving then something happened and his true colors showed. Breaking up with Ron seemed to be something that he wouldn't take.

Colin is working undercover and meets his subjects girlfriend, or ex girlfriend, and immediately knows he needs her.

When Colin and Becca connect sparks fly and they both know they need each other. Only problem was Becca ex wasn't letting her go without a fight.

When things happen, Colin has to come to terms that he's fallen for Becca and he would do anything to save her.

I really enjoyed this one  read it in one sitting and I love Colin. Hoping to get a story about Colin's brother Jude.

4 stars

Friday, December 5, 2014

Book Blast ~ The Well Hung Gun by Cari Silverwood

A kinky western spoof featuring John Beastwood, a hero with six guns and six tentacles.
While in search of a man-flu cure, Virginia trips on a nuclear powered skateboard and goes back in time to 1860. She marches into Peckerwood Springs determined to find her way back to her future.

If any damn were-squid gunslinger gets in her way, Virginia's gonna shove his nearest tentacle up his own whatsit.

Back to the future on acid, with a hefty dose of sex and tentacles.

 Upcoming Release 

She writes the way the world should be – dangerous and sexy with bullets piercing the darkness and lovers wrenched close by ropes. When you need escape, when you need that rough lover to bring you to your knees, here you will find stories to singe your fingers. The taste of adventure, the tang of BDSM, the burn of fantasy run wild. Brace yourselves, if you dare to read.
And…in this real world, she has a lovely family in Australia, with the prerequisite teenager who dwells in the dark bedroom catacombs…a husband who raises eyebrows when he catches glimpses of what she writes, and a menagerie of other animals barking, meowing, and swimming about the place.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Cover Reveal ~ Toxic by Kim Karr

(A standalone novel)

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not
Sometimes you have to wonder if your life is just too good to be true.
Is it real or just an illusion?
Does the man lying beside you really love you like he says he does?
If the answer is yes, you’re meant to live happily ever after.
If the answer is no, you’re living my life…
and nothing will ever be the same.

I know I should walk away, but I can't.

I’ll take whatever I can get for as long as it lasts.
I know when it’s over…
I’ll never find another man like him.

I live in Florida with my husband and four kids. I've always had a love for reading books and writing. Being an English major in college, I wanted to teach at the college level but that was not to be. I went on to receive an MBA and became a project manager until quitting to raise my family. I currently work part-time with my husband and full-time embracing one of my biggest passions—writing.