Saturday, November 29, 2014

BLOG TOUR ~ Saving Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia!

Beckett Taylor’s quest to be a better man has brought Eve Hartt back into his life, but sometimes it feels like they’re bound together with barbed wire. Though he longs to love her without causing pain, the wreckage of their past continues to crash down around them. 

Yet with the help of this brothers—and for his brothers—Beckett won’t stop trying. He’s determined to make them all a family, to make a life they want to live, and to make Poughkeepsie a place that’s safe to live it. 

He can feel their futures balanced precariously on his shoulders: Blake and Livia and their children, Cole and Kyle and the new baby they’ve just brought home, and Eve…always Eve. He wants their dreams to be real. But murderers don’t just get Happily Ever After handed to them. They have to wrench it away from Satan himself. 

Good thing Beckett is prepared to do just that. After all, saving Poughkeepsie is the only way his story ends.

Prepare your heart and your head for a wild ride in this final installment of the Poughkeepsie Brotherhood series. Debra Anastasia does not disappoint as she weaves the last chapter of a story that blends true love, turbulent emotions, and life’s harsh realities into an uplifting tale that calls to the good in each of us.

“I’m not worried about tomorrow. I’m worried about right now, with you, under this Christmas tree.” Blake supported her neck as he laid her on the floor.
Livia turned her head. “You’d better convince me. So far you’ve talked about the dog going to the bathroom, trash, and dirtiness.”
Blake kissed her jaw and turned her head gently, kissing her mouth as she bit her lips together.
“Can’t I just convince you with my manly ways?” He wiggled his eyebrows.
He could, of course, do just that—but she shook her head. She loved the playful sparkle in his green eyes. His five o’clock shadow just made him more handsome, framing his kissable lips with scruff. 
“Okay.” He put his fingers at the bottom of her shirt, lifting it gently so he could circle her belly button with his index finger. “You’re the sexiest, most beautiful woman on this planet. So sexy, in fact, that I had to have you. I had to make you bear my children because my universe and yours had to be combined. Everything I’ve ever been needed to be buried inside of you, so deep, so full of love that we created life. Twice.”
He lifted her shirt and kissed the tops of her breasts, whispering his devotion into her skin. “And it’s never enough. Unless I can hear you coming, I can’t think of anything else. All day every day. For years now. You’re that powerful, Livia. This. Us. It’s so intense that years haven’t cured me. I can’t stop wanting to make love to you.”

“Wow.” Livia smiled and pulled his face back to hers, kissing him and effectively stopping his beautiful words.

I would've been SO disappointed if I hated this book so its darn luck that I freaking LOVED it!

Debra Anastasia does this story the justice it deserves in this final instalment, it’s packed with everything you need for an awesome read. 

Three men who’ve made it through the roughest of starts growing up in the system, each with their own demons and this time we learn about Beckett and what a story his is.

Beckett has done some terrible things in his life but it’s all about the greater good and he wants to get it right, he wont stop fighting until he does! Because Beckett is who he is, his story is not, sweet  or fluffy but gritty and angst fuelled.
Beckett and Eve are both flawed and they know they’re flawed, they own it but that knowledge of each other is what makes them strong as a couple, no bull, no dressing up where they’ve come from, what they’ve done and where they ultimately want to end up.

The author throws in a few curveballs but it makes for a more intense story, drama, action, suspense and of course lots & lots of humor. The Poughkeepsie clan have it all.

The Poughkeepsie series can’t be explained, it has to be read to be understood but be prepared it WILL change your life and give you the mother of all book hangovers!

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

BLOG TOUR ~ Felix by Elizabeth Reyes!

They say the only good thing about hitting rock bottom is that it can't get any worse . . . or can it? 

World famous boxing champ, Felix Sanchez, had it all—the fame, the fortune, and all the women any man could ask for. When the hours of partying followed by hours spent in court and in rehab begin to outnumber the hours he spends training, losing his title comes as no surprise to everyone. The world assumes he deserved to lose it.

Only those closest to Felix know the real truth behind his sudden downward spiral. And if Felix has his way, no one else ever will. With an uncertain future ahead of him, he heads back to his roots—5th Street—the gym that started it all for him. It's where he meets the humble but mighty little Ms. Ella.

The only times Felix had ever decided to forgo the usual meaningless fling and try a real relationship he was burned badly. Now the adorable but tenacious self-defense instructor has him considering this love thing one more time.

Then just when he begins to worry that his past is letting his possessive and jaded heart get the best of him, he's blindsided in the most brutal way—he's brought to his knees—to what could be the one low in his life he may never recover from.

First of all, I received an ARC of this book, a freaking paper back ARC sent from the US to the UK, to say I was humbled is an understatement & I will treasure it FOREVER!

I’ve loved this series from book one, Ms Reyes has covered many topics, age gap relationships, cheating, death, sick children & much more, well Felix’s story is no exception.

We start off with Felix the idiot, he’s fighting & sleeping his way through life, not a care in the world, his manager has had enough and even his friends are rolling their eyes out loud!
As much as I love Elizabeth Reyes writing and indeed this series I couldn’t help thinking - oh here we go again, bad boy comes good -  and to a degree that’s true but whoa what a journey!

Felix meets Ella and is immediately drawn to her, she has a quiet strength and a desire to make a change, she tries so hard to avoid Felix’s pull but of course it’s useless! She’s had a tough life but it’s made her strong, she doesn’t complain, she just gets on with it.
I loved how they interacted, there were misunderstandings but it never blew up in their faces, they struggled at times but the drama was kept on the down low and I loved that about them both.

I don’t want to give away the main secrets of this book because what Felix went through is HUGE and life changing and explains his reckless behaviour, let the sob fest begin!

Just as Felix & Ella get onto an even keel their world is rocked to the core, petty ex boyfriends, rabid media & and Felix’s fight for his title just pale into insignificance & my heart broke for them, shit just got real and I really didn't know which way the story was going to go!

Ms Reyes did an awesome freaking job with this book, Felix is my new favourite (hey I’m shallow - Noah who?) the last chapter got me crying again and wrapped everything up beautifully, I wish this wasn’t the final book but it’s been one helluva ride and I’ve enjoyed every last word.

4.5 Books Knocked Off!

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"I write because I must. It's not a choice or a pastime, it's an unyielding calling and my passion." ~Elizabeth Reyes~

USA Today Bestselling Author, Elizabeth Reyes continues to answer her calling on a daily basis. Since releasing her debut novel FOREVER MINE (MORENO BROTHERS #1) in 2010 she has since published six more in that series, FOREVER YOURS, SWEET SOFIE, WHEN YOU WERE MINE, ALWAYS BEEN MINE, ROMERO and MAKING YOU MINE, with more stories about the Moreno family and their friends to come. She's also published a second series, 5th Street which includes, NOAH, GIO, HECTOR, ABEL. FELIX the fifth in the series is scheduled to release November 13th 2014. Her Moreno Brother's spinoff series FATE includes FATE, & BREAKING BRANDON, there is also more of this series still to come. Her latest release and first in a brand new series is DESERT HEAT about the diverse but equally sexy Santiago Brothers living in Las Vegas.

When she's not writing (which is rare)she spends as much time as she can with her husband of over twenty years, two teen children, Great Dane, Dexter and big fat lazy cat, Tyson.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

RELEASE BLITZ ~ For The Record by K.A. Linde!

With Congressman Brady Maxwell up for reelection and journalist Liz Dougherty about to graduate into a promising career, the ambitious couple’s future is brighter than ever. They share a passion for their work…and for each other. But when Brady holds a press conference to officially introduce Liz as his girlfriend, reporters hungry for a scandal bombard her. Now, her every move is under a vicious magnifying glass, and her life feels like it’s falling apart.

On the road to reelection, the passionate bond between the congressman and the journalist gets tested at every stop. Threatened by shameless media sensationalism and jealous exes, Brady and Liz now have to learn to trust each other despite what they read in the papers.

In the finale to USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde’s sexy Record trilogy, Liz and Brady may be setting off fireworks along the campaign trail, but can their love transcend politics as usual?

Liz took a sip of her wine and leaned into his shoulder. “There’s something different about this.”
“What’s that?” he asked.
“We’ve been back for ten whole minutes, and my boyfriend hasn’t jumped my bones.”
Brady reached for her wine and set it on the coffee table. “I could fix that,” he said, nuzzling into her neck. He pressed her back into the sofa and soon they were kissing. So much of the tension fell away and she just enjoyed the feel of his lips against hers, the electricity that sparked between them, and the unending need to be closer to him.
After the trials of the last year, it felt like a miracle for them even to be sitting happily in the same room. It hadn’t been that long ago when the tension—sexual and otherwise—had rolled off of them, when they hadn’t been able to be around each other, when they had said cruel things just to keep their feelings at bay. Now having him here—Brady kissing her, smiling at her; enjoying each other’s company—it felt as if all of those things had just been what they’d had to endure to get back to each other.

They had both made stupid decisions along the way. But since neither could deny what was happening, they had inevitably ended up here once more. She couldn’t be without him. He couldn’t be without her. She knew time would only tell the depth of the truth in that assessment, but she couldn’t envision it any other way.


4:00 -- Lauren Blakely

4:30 -- Geneva Lee

5:00 -- CD Reiss
5:30 -- RE Hunter
6:00 -- Mia Asher
6:30 -- Kari March
7:00 -- K Bromberg
7:30 -- Viv Daniels
8:00 -- Corinne Michaels
8:30 -- Claire Contreras
9:00 -- BA Wolfe
9:30 -- EK Blair


USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde has written the Avoiding series and the Record series as well as the new adult novels Following Me and Take Me for Granted. She grew up as a military brat traveling the United States and Australia. While studying political science and philosophy at the University of Georgia, she founded the Georgia Dance Team, which she still coaches. Post-graduation, she served as the campus campaign director for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An avid traveler, reader, and bargain hunter, K.A. lives in Athens, Georgia, with her fiancé and two puppies, Riker and Lucy.


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