Monday, November 24, 2014

Guest Post by Briana Pacheco



Title: Don’t Let Me Fall

Author: Briana Pacheco

Release date: December 4th, 2014

Genre: New Adult



Book Description:
I don't want to be here.
When you lose the one person that was your whole life, you'll understand. For me, it was my best friend, Alice. We spent every second of every day together. We planned a life. I was actually living. I was happy.
Now, it's just gone.
And I'm still here. Lonely. A tatted up body with an empty soul.
Getting inside of my head won't be pretty. I'm warning you now that you won't like me. I hate people besides my family. I hate everything around me. I just want to be alone. And I HATE how Logan Mercer doesn't understand that. He's everywhere; getting inside of my head, kissing me when he shouldn't be, messing everything up, and trying to get me to open up. He's making me crazier than I already am. Why do I need to talk about my life? Why does he even care?
Why doesn't anyone understand that I don't want to get attached to people? I don't want to get fixed.
I want to be alone.
I want to be free.
I want to fly.
My name is Rebeckah Lennox and this is my story...of how I fell.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22454956-don-t-let-me-fall?ac=1


Guest Post

It’s kind of hard to see but the model on Don’t Let Me Fall’s cover is holding a teddy bear. It has a significant meaning throughout the book involving Rebeckah’s late friend, Alice. Alice gave Rebeckah a teddy bear freshman year of college who was later named, Ally-bear. Rebeckah kept it through the years because it was special. After Alice’s gruesome death, Rebeckah has the bear to hold on to while grieving over the sudden loss. Later on in the book, you’ll find out something happens to the bear, causing Rebeckah to not only lose the only connection to her best friend, but also feeling like she lost Alice all over again. The bear will symbolize many things throughout the book but the most important are friendship, anguish, solitude, and love. All at different times, that is. I wanted something so small and common to mean much more. Some people think of a teddy bear as a bear. Something insignificant that losing it wouldn't matter but to Rebeckah, it's her hold onto her past. The past where she was actually happy and living.

About the Author:
Briana Pacheco hates referring to herself in third person so let’s start off with I’m the author of the Enough Trilogy, Don’t Let Me Fall, and many more books to come in the future. I’m from Boston and a wannabe explorer so one day I’ll travel the world. So far, that’s only happening when I write but I’m not giving up just yet. I love coffee, music and books, and I have an obsession with tattoos and accents. Sadly, I have neither so I make my characters have them instead. I’m an avid reader and if I’m not writing, you’ll find me with a book (or Kindle) in my hands. I love hearing from readers about anything so please don’t be shy and stalk me.
I love it!

 

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Review - December Rain by A.L. Goulden

Title: December Rain by A.L. Goulden
Publisher:
Publication Date: November 25th, 2014
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Genre: Contemporary Romance
Find it at: Goodreads /

Summary:  
Monica and Alex Waters have spent that last few months working to repair a broken marriage and rekindle their passion. Just as they start finding their spark, Quinn Matthews and his escalating career resurfaces, but this time Alex makes the decision to let Monica go.
The devastation of losing her high school sweetheart, her home, and even her dog twists Monica down a destructive path that alienates her from her closest friends and lands her on Quinn’s couch. Despite her efforts to resist jumping into his arms again, the spark between them reignites and sweeps her away on a whirlwind holiday adventure. She finds that falling in love with Quinn’s family and lifestyle is as easy as falling for his ocean colored eyes. The problem is that it’s all too easy, and when she sees that Quinn’s reinvented life has completely shifted towards her dreams, she starts to question whether he’s too good to be true.
Quinn has a secret that was never meant to be kept this long, but will Monica be able to trust another man who’s lied? And now that Quinn’s got his happily ever after in sight, he’s not about to let her go or share her with another man.


Review:   
I have received this book as part of a blog tour in exchange of an honest review.
First of all, I liked the characters in this book. The men are, of course, all amazing and Monica, despite all her flaws and bad decisions is a really good character. She’s a wreck sometimes but I think that’ understandable given the circumstances she’s faced with.
I think the author did a great job when it comes to describing the characters emotions and making the readers relate to them.
All in all, December Rain is a very well-written book with a steamy and sensual element to it. The plot is interesting and develops at a nice pace.
If you like erotic contemporary romances, I think you might like this one. 

Rating: Worth Your Time (4 Stars)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Book Excerpt - All Falls Down by Ayden K. Morgen




Title: All Falls Down

Author: Ayden K. Morgen  

Release date: November 1st, 2014

Genre: Contemporary Romance



Book Description:
When Savannah Martin walks in on her abusive boyfriend and her best friend in bed together, she thinks life can't possibly get any worse. And then she wakes up in a hospital in Italy, scared and alone. With nowhere left to go, Savannah runs to the family who took her in when her mother abandoned her as a teenager.
But things aren't as simple as they were then.
For starters, two years of constant emotional abuse has broken Savannah in ways she's not sure can be repaired. And patriarch Matthew Talbot has been murdered, leaving his eldest daughter, Lexi, in charge of a global non-profit and her younger sisters.

Jared Corbit, Lexi's gorgeous boyfriend, is the only thing standing between her and whoever murdered her father. That doesn't stop Savannah from falling in love with him. She knows it's wrong, but she just can't stay away from him when he makes he feel like no one else ever has before.
Finding out his relationship with Lexi is a ruse should make things easier, but when the truth is finally revealed, Savannah's fragile world threatens to fall apart. There's a murderer on the loose, and he's gunning for the only family she has. To save their lives, she and Jared will be forced to make a decision that just might destroy her completely.
How is she supposed to let the man she loves marry another woman?

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23299789-all-falls-down



All Falls Down Excerpt #1

"Here."
I jump and cry out as a small box lands in my lap.
"Shit," Jared curses when I start to topple backward over the railing.
He grabs me around the waist and yanks me forward before I can go over. A painful cry bursts from my lips the instant his fingers dig into the bruises still healing all across my back. The box falls to the floor of the porch with a thud.
Jared plucks me up as if I'm a ragdoll and sets me on my feet. As soon as they touch the floorboards beneath me, he releases me, snatching his hands back like if I've burned him.
"I'm sorry," he says.
Closing my eyes, I shake my head, waiting for the fog of pain to recede slightly so I can speak. It takes a moment for the intense throb to ease off into a dull ache.
Jared's staring at me when I finally manage to look at him, his beautiful eyes clouded with concern.
"What's wrong?"
The question isn't a demand this time, and I can't find the will to brush him off again. I'm so tired of trying to sort everything out by myself, so tired of keeping my wounds and scars hidden from everyone. Of trying to deal with this alone and making no progress.
"I had surgery a few weeks ago," I whisper and shuffle a few steps away from him. Turning my back to him, I lift the hem of my shirt so he can see and hold my breath. The bruises have faded, but the ugly green color is awful. So are the jagged, red scars.
A shocked hiss echoes across the porch.
My cheeks flame when his big hands brush across my bare skin.
I pull my shirt down and move away quickly, my heart pounding.
"I fell," I mumble, desperate to focus on anything other than the heat of his hands on my body.
"You fell." It's not a question and he doesn't sound happy.
"In glass. It went through my back and pierced my kidney." I stop talking, unsure why I've said so much.
He's quiet, and I can't force myself to turn around and face him again. I'm not sure what I'll find if I do.
I want to slip through the front door and pretend that I've said nothing.
I want him to say… something.
"There's a phone in the box for you," he says as if on cue.
I immediately regret wanting him to speak. His voice is low, angry. I hear his heavy steps retreating. Once again, I have to fight the urge to apologize.
He stops walking.
"Your boyfriend should be in jail for what he did to you, Savannah. You didn't deserve it."
I gasp and spin around, only to find him stalking across the yard with his shoulders hunched. His long stride is furious, his muscles tense. His hands are clenched into fists.
Oh, God.
He knows about Toby.



About the Author:
Ayden lives in the heart of Arkansas with her childhood sweetheart and husband of ten years, and their five furry minions. When not writing, she spends her time hiking, reading, volunteering, causing mischief, and building a Spork army. Ayden graduated summa cum laude with her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Forensic Psychology in 2009 before going on to complete her graduate degree in CJ and Law. She currently puts her education to use in the social services field.

Ayden also writes Young and New Adult fiction under the penname A.K. Morgen.

Official Website: http://aydenmorgen.com




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