Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Lost Wolf by Stacy Claflin Book Blitz


Lost Wolf
Stacy Claflin
(Curse of the Moon, #1)
Publication date: July 17th 2016
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
She’s hiding a dark secret. It already killed her once.
Victoria can’t wait to start college, but there’s a hitch—she can’t remember anything before arriving on campus. Her memories spark when she sees her ruggedly handsome math professor, but she senses something horrific. The shock on his face affirms her fears.
Toby is an alpha wolf who never thought he’d see his true love again—not after she died in his arms. Nothing could have prepared him for her walking into his class. But to his dismay, not only has she forgotten what happened, she doesn’t even know who she is.
He’s determined to do whatever it takes to restore what they’ve lost. Can Toby help Victoria recover her memories, or will he lose her forever?



EXCERPT:
Beads of sweat broke out along my hairline. I wiped them away, tightened my ponytail, and ran faster along the dirt trail, jumping over exposed roots and ducking under low-hanging branches. Pine trees, firs, and alders turned my path into more of an obstacle course than a trail.
A twig snapped behind me.
I glanced back, but didn’t see anything. Probably just a raccoon.
My sneaker hit a root and my arms flew in front of me. I landed on my hands and knees, and slid down an incline. Rocks and branches dug into my skin until I crashed into a huckleberry bush.
I stood and dusted myself off. Blood dripped from my legs. I pulled twigs, dirt, and small rocks from the cuts.
“Nice work, Victoria,” I muttered to myself.
Sasha had said I shouldn’t have gone into the forest for my first jog. But having just moved to the beautiful Olympic Peninsula, I wasn’t about to join a club when I had the great outdoors. Birds chirped all around and a stream bubbled nearby. It was like the woods were telling me I’d made the right choice.
Another snap.
“Who’s there?” I sounded a lot braver than I felt. My heart thundered against my ribcage and I whipped my head around. My roommates had said the woods were safe, but I was also trusting people who had been strangers only a couple days earlier.
Why had I gone into the woods alone? Wasn’t that how half of all horror movies started?
I thought of Sasha running on a treadmill, flirting with cute college guys. Maybe she was the smart one.
Footsteps.
“Hello?” I called.
Nothing. The birds had even stopped singing.
“Is anyone there?”
The footsteps came closer.
My pulse drummed in my ears. I fought to breathe normally.
A small gray and black wolf stepped out from behind the tree. He made eye contact with me.
I didn’t move a muscle, holding its gaze.


Author Bio:

Stacy Claflin is a USA Today bestselling author who writes about complex women overcoming incredible odds. Whether it's her Gone saga of psychological thrillers, her various paranormal romance tales, or her sweet romance series, Stacy's three-dimensional characters shine through.
Decades after she wrote her first stories on construction paper and years after typing on an inherited green screen computer that weighed half a ton, Stacy realized her dream of becoming a full-time bestselling author.
When she's not busy writing or educating her kids from home, Stacy enjoys watching TV shows like Supernatural, Pretty Little Liars, and Once Upon a Time.
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Monday, September 26, 2016

Crushing on Love by Melissa Foster & GIVEAWAY

New Release........
Book #4 The Bradens of Peaceful Harbor

Steve Johnson is living his life’s passion watching over the Colorado Mountains as a ranger and wildlife consultant. But his peaceful life is upended when overzealous and insanely beautiful Shannon Braden flits back into his life after returning from a brief trip home to Maryland. He thought his attraction to her was under control—after all, she’s only in Colorado temporarily, and he doesn’t do casual affairs.

Shannon’s return to Colorado has as much to do with the game of cat and mouse she and Steve have been playing as it does the data she’s been hired to collect. But despite her efforts to explore the undeniable heat simmering between them, Steve’s intent on keeping his distance. 

When a ranch abutting the national park goes up for sale, Steve will do whatever it takes to keep it from falling into the wrong hands. And when all his attempts fail, he’s left with no alternative but to follow Shannon’s guidance into the online world he abhors in order to raise the funds. The more time they spend together, the deeper their attraction becomes, and a game of cat and mouse turns into an unstoppable connection. But when Shannon’s assignment comes to an end, will it mean an end to them, too?

CRUSHING ON LOVE is part of the Love in Bloom series. While this can be read as a stand-alone novel, for even more reading enjoyment you may want to read the entire Love in Bloom series in series order.

My Thoughts…

Anyone who has followed my blog knows that I LOVE Melissa Foster and her Love in Bloom Series.   This is my second favorite book in the series, my first being Treat Braden’s book ~Lovers at Heart.     Steve.. Oh Steve.   I wanted to climb that mountain and give him some company, even though he was seemed to be happy being a loner.    I knew he needed company, I knew his soul mate was out there, and I was thrilled when Shannon Braden showed up on his mountain.    She is exactly what he needed to shake up his life.  

Shannon Braden is chatty and outgoing, both things Steve Johnson is not.     I knew that when I heard Shannon and Steve were going to be together it was going to be fireworks.    Melissa Foster did not disappoint.   The sparks flew, the heat was obvious, and there was never a doubt that these two were meant to be.   Yet, I really enjoyed their honesty and conversations.    They put it all on the table, telling what they were each looking for, and what they were willing to give up.    These conversations showed just how true and worthy there were of finding each other and their true loves.    

This entire series is full of contemporary romances with amazing characters, wonderful happy ever afters, and hot sex!    The characters are realistic and lovable.  The settings are always amazing with the stunning mountains, exotic islands, beautiful beaches, and gorgeous ranches.     But the best parts of Melissa’s stories are the relationship and friendships.    They are the things that readers dream of.   


If there is any doubt… CHECK THIS BOOK OUT!     Actually check this entire series out.    This is truly a series that can be read in any order.   The characters make appearances in each other’s books but each book has a beginning and an ending.   There are no cliffhangers.  

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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Healed by Love (Love in Bloom, The Bradens of Peaceful Harbor #1)
Meet the Bradens of Peaceful Harbor and fall in love with Nate Braden & Jewel Fisher in Healed by Love.

Nate Braden has loved his best friend’s younger sister Jewel for as long as he can remember, but between their age difference and his respect for Rick, he’s always kept his feelings at bay. Now he’s back in Peaceful Harbor, and Jewel is no longer sixteen years old—but there’s an even bigger obstacle standing in his way. Nate and Rick joined the military together eight years earlier. Nate came home a hero, but Rick didn’t make it out alive.

THE BRADENS AT PEACEFUL HARBOR are one of the newest additions to the Braden series and the LOVE IN BLOOM family.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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Surrender My Love (Love in Bloom, The Bradens of Peaceful Harbor #2)
Fall in love with Cole Braden in the Bradens of Peaceful Harbor. Hot, sexy, & wickedly naughty second cousins to the Weston, Colorado Bradens we know and love. .

In SURRENDER MY LOVE... Annalise "Leesa" Avalon never realized that one sentence could change her life until one of her students revealed his crush--and within twenty-four hours she finds herself under fire. After a grueling investigation that turns her life upside down, she steals away to Peaceful Harbor, Maryland, with a new identity to try to pull herself back together and figure out her next step.

From the outside, Cole Braden lives a charmed life. He's a top orthopedic surgeon with a thriving practice, strong family ties, and friends he adores. But there's a lonely spot inside Cole that no one can see. He has an enormous heart--and a painful past--but the desire to love and be loved is too strong to ignore.

A chance encounter brings Leesa and Cole together, and the attraction is immediate and intense. But a relationship is the last thing Leesa needs--and the only thing Cole wants. Long talks, heated moments, and deep connections are hard to resist, but the harder Cole tries, the more Leesa pulls away. Cole might truly be the right man for Leesa, but is Leesa the right woman for him?

SURRENDER MY LOVE is part of the Love in Bloom series. While SURRENDER MY LOVE can be read as a stand-alone novel, for even more reading enjoyment you may want to read the entire Love in Bloom series in series order.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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River of Love Book (Love in Bloom, The Bradens of Peaceful Harbor #3)
Fall in love with Sam Braden in the Bradens of Peaceful Harbor. Hot, sexy, & wickedly naughty second cousins to the Weston, Colorado Bradens we know and love.

River rafting and adventure company owner Sam Braden works hard and plays harder. He’s fast, focused, and determined—and never at a loss for a willing woman to share his time with. The trouble is, the only woman he wants refuses him at every turn.

Physician assistant Faith Hayes escaped her painful past and built a safe, happy life in Peaceful Harbor. She’s also put what she’s learned to good use helping others by founding Women Against Cheaters, an online support group. When her boss’s sinfully sexy brother sets his sights on sweet Faith, she knows the self-professed player is everything she shouldn’t want, and she’s determined to resist him.

Sam pulls out all the stops, proving to Faith that his past doesn’t have to define his future. As she lets down her guard and begins to trust Sam, intense conversations turn to intimate pleasures. But when real life steps in and their pasts collide, it’s Faith who’s left with something to prove.

RIVER OF LOVE is part of the Love in Bloom series. While this can be read as a stand-alone novel, for even more reading enjoyment you may want to read the entire Love in Bloom series in series order.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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About the author

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance (M/F, M/M, F/F), romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary CafĂ©. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. 

Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa at The World Literary Cafe or her personal website.Never miss a brand new release, special promotions or inside gossip again by simply signing up to receive your newsletter from Melissa.

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Chasing Dragonflies by Tee Smith PROMO

Title: Chasing Dragonflies
Author: Tee Smith
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 22, 2016
Six years in captivity.

Six years locked away from the world

Finally, after all these years Maddie finds her freedom. But is one ever truly free of their past?
It feels like she has woken from a deep slumber and the whole world has changed. She barely recognises her own reflection, everyone has moved on.
Nothing is the same.
The man she loved, who she thought was lost forever, is still alive.
Is this her second chance at life?
Maddie wants to go out in the world, everyone wants to hold her back.
Does she have the courage to move forward and find peace in her life, despite what others want from her? Only she can decide.
“This is a sweet love story of how she overcomes the past to find a future filled with love through many trials and difficulties.” - Reader Review
Tee Smith released her debut novel Collecting Scars in 2016. She always wanted to write professionally, but as it does, life got in the way and she only took up writing novels after she turned 40.
Tee lives on a small farm in Western Australia, with a host of animals, including two donkeys. As well as writing, she is also a nurse, wife and mother to four teenagers.
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Friday, September 23, 2016

The Vanishing Year by Kate Moretti & GIVEAWAY

Atria Paperback | ISBN: 9781501118432 | On sale: September 27, 2016 | 304 pages | $16.00
eBook: Atria | ISBN: 9781501118449 | On sale: September 27, 2016 | 304 pages | $11.99

ABOUT THE VANISHING YEAR:
Zoe Whittaker is living a charmed life. She is the beautiful young wife to handsome, charming Wall Street tycoon Henry Whittaker. She is a member of Manhattan’s social elite. She is on the board of one of the city’s most prestigious philanthropic organizations. She has a perfect Tribeca penthouse in the city and a gorgeous lake house in the country. The finest wine, themost up-to-date fashion, and the most luxurious vacations are all at her fingertips.

What no one knows is that five years ago, Zoe’s life was in danger. Back then, Zoe wasn’t Zoe at all. Now her secrets are coming back to haunt her.

As the past and present collide, Zoe must decide who she can trust before she—whoever she is—vanishes completely.

My Thoughts…

If you are looking for an emotional roller coast this is the book for you.    I started this book loving how Zoe was able to take a rough start to life and turn into a successful and happy life.     As I continued reading I was shocked at all the secrets she was having to hide to be able to live this life.     Everyone has secrets but most are not as shocking as Zoe’s.    From the beginning I knew those secrets would have a major effect on her life.     Being on the edge of my seat, turning page after page, having to keep reading just to know what was going to happen.

Now onto her relationship with her husband.     Oh Henry Whittaker, I wanted to like you for taking Zoe into your world and letting her live the life that most women dream of.   The parties, the dresses, the jewelry, and the homes are all stuff made in dreams.    Yet, there was never any show of true love.   He was controlling, violent, and just scary.      Yet, I never saw where this relationship was going.   I had ideas and I was so wrong.   

There is also the search for Zoe’s biological mother and what she finds from her search that brings so much to the story.  Her relationship with Lydia and Cash were my favorites.     There is nothing in this book that I did not love.       Kate Moretti has quickly earned her spot as a go-to author for me.    

I definitely recommend picking up your copy ASAP.

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PRAISE FOR THE VANISHING YEAR:

"Moretti creates a shocking mystery that will keep readers turning the pages... Great pacing and true surprises make this an exciting read. Fans of twisted thrillers featuring complex female characters will devour Moretti's latest."
Kirkus Reviews

"Fans of S. J. Watson, Lisa Unger, and Sophie Hannah will enjoy this fast-paced psychological suspense novel."
Booklist

“THE VANISHING YEAR is a stunner. A perfectly compulsive read that's impossible to put down.”
—Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of Don’t You Cry

“A chilling, powerful tale of nerve-shattering suspense.”
—Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of Missing Pieces

“The tantalizing plot twists layered atop the juxtaposition of the protagonist's troubled past and the opulence of her current life are not only intriguing, they'll keep you reading THE VANISHING YEAR far into the night.”
—Lesley Kagen, New York Times bestselling author of Whistling in the Dark and The Resurrection of Tess Blessing

“Expertly told with secrets, twists and whip-smart prose, Kate Moretti shows in her third book that she deserves her New York Times best seller status. THE VANISHING YEAR will live in your mind long after you put the book down.”
—Ann Garvin, author of The Dog Year

“In this gut-grabbing novel Moretti creates a glittery world of dreams and nightmares. Moves and counter-moves. Clear your schedule and brew a pot of coffee. You're going to be up all night with this one.”
—T.E. Woods, author of The Justice Series

“Kate Moretti's THE VANISHING YEAR is a Rebecca for the modern age—a novel filled with doubts and deception, secrets and history. Society wife Zoe Whitaker must confront the age-old question of whether forgetting our past dooms us to endless repetition– and more heartache and danger than one woman can bear.”
—Jenny Milchman, author of As Night Falls

"Engaging, intriguing, heart-pounding… the twists had me gasping, the details had me transfixed. I cared about Zoe right away, which along with everything else, made it impossible for me to stop reading this book."
—Amy Sue Nathan, author of The Glass Wives

THE VANISHING YEAR is the perfect mix of pulse-pounding action and exquisite prose. The complex, unpredictable plot and Kate's layered, multidimensional characters kept me hooked until the very last satisfying page. This book is sure to be one of this year's most talked about thrillers!”
—Nicole Baart, author of The Beautiful Daughters


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Kate Moretti is the New York Times bestselling author of Thought I Knew YouBinds That Tie, and While You Were Gone. She lives in eastern Pennsylvania with her husband and two kids. Find out more at katemoretti.com, or follow her  on Twitter (@KateMoretti1) or Facebook (KateMorettiWriter). Credit to Pooja Dhar at PR Photograph for Kate’s picture.



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