Thursday, 30 October 2014

Blog Tour: Review, Excerpt + Soundtrack: The Power Couple by Tyffani Clark Kemp #WithoutRules


The Power Couple
Without Rules Series # 3
By- Tyffani Clark Kemp

Publication Date- September 11, 2014

After the loss of her husband and her preterm baby, Mariss Red is finally starting to put her life back together. She's in a semi-stable relationship and her publishing business is doing well. None of that can fill the hole in her heart, but she's a survivor. Her newest obstacle? Maneuvering the hazy boundaries of an open relationship with a man who can't be bound by rules.

Sebastian Boa, The Man Without Rules, struggles to live an honorable life. Mariss meets and approves any woman he happens to bring home and things are going well, aside from the occasional miscommunication. It's bound to happen, since he's never been in a steady relationship before. But he knows Mariss is keeping something from him, and he knows it's probably another man.

A trip to Paris is meant to be a romantic break for the strange couple, but it ends up in disaster when Sebastian catches Mariss with her secret lover. Add a crazed fangirl trying to seduce Sebastian, a man who has found that rules just might work for him after all. If it means he keeps Mariss in his life. It seems The Power Couple may never catch a break.


Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Blog Tour: Review: The Empress Chronicles by Suzy Vitello

Published by Diversion Books

In this dazzling first book in the EMPRESS CHRONICLES serie s by the author of THE MOMENT BEFORE, one courageous girl seeks keys to th e past to unlock the future...

When city girl Liz is banished to a rural goat farm on the outskirts of Portland, the 1 5-year-old feels her life spiraling out of control.   She can’t connect to her father or his young girlfr iend, and past trauma adds to her sense of upheaval.  The only person who seems to keep h er sane is a troubled boy who is fighting his own demons.  But all of this changes in one histor ical instant.
One-hundred fifty years earlier, Elisabeth of Bavaria has troubles of her own.  Her childhood is coming to a crashing end, and her destiny is written in the form of a soothsaying locket that has the ability to predict true love.  But evil is afoot in the form of a wicked enchantress who connives to wield the power of the locket for her own destructive ends.

When Liz finds a timeworn diary, and within it a locket, she discovers the secrets and desires of the young Bavarian princess who will one day grow up to be the legendary Empress of Austria. It is in the pages of the diary that these two heroines will meet, and it is through their interwoven story tha t Liz will discover she has the power to rewrite history— including her own... 

Readers of books like Rachel Harris’s MY SUPER SWEET SIXTEENTH CENTURY will love THE EMPRESS CHRONICLES



I wasn’t difficult to fall in love with this book. A wonderful coming of age novel that took me on a journey into the lives of two girls from very different eras, it was filled with romance and heartache.
I enjoyed getting to know both Liz and Elisabeth. They were quite different but yet so similar. Although Liz started off as more of a reclusive type with her many problems, she developed and grew into a much stronger character, whilst Elisabeth was quite feisty and rebellious in her youth she too developed and changed under the duress of family pressure and her duty to her country.
I loved how Vitello drew comparisons between Liz and Elisabeth’s lives and how in many ways it was like history was repeating itself, but with the chance to rectify the past. This book was enthralling and drew me in from page one. Well written with an easy flow, it left me wanting more.

About The Author

Suzy Vitello is a proud founding member of a critiq ue group recently dubbed The Hottest Writing Group in Portland, and her short stories have won fellowships and priz es (including the Atlantic Monthly Student Writing Award, and an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship).
Twitter: @suzy_vitello

Cover Reveal + Exclusive Excerpt: A Beautiful Star by Lilliana Anderson

I am so excited to share this cover reveal with this you! Today we have the gorgeous new cover from A Beautiful Star. Lilliana is also sharing an exclusive excerpt with us!!!   

  Title: A Beautiful Star 
  Author: Lilliana Anderson 
  Release date: November 17 
  Genre: Contemporary Romance   

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***CONTENT WARNING*** New Adult Romance for ages 18+ due to sex scenes and adult situations.


When Jonathan decided to help Lisa, he was trying to atone in some way for his past sins. He certainly wasn't expecting to be pulled into a night full of hiding out from the press with a journalist called Sandra Haegen, and almost being choked to death by a rockstar in love with his ex.

When Sandra decided to help Lisa by feeding Perry, she was just trying to be a good person. She also wasn't expecting to spend the night hiding from the press. Even more so, she wasn't expecting to spend the night with one of Australia's hottest young actors, Jonathan Masters. She also wasn't expecting to save his life.

And that's just the beginning.

From there, these two must find a way live with the past and look to the future - no matter what the personal cost.

Exclusive Except

The next morning, I head into work to find yet another gift waiting for me on my desk. It’s a small white box with a blue ribbon tied around it, and the sight of it makes me stop in my doorway and immediately pull out my phone.

“This needs to stop,” I say to myself with an annoyed shake of my head as I pull up Jonathan’s number and dial. He picks up within two rings.

“Good morning, Red,” he chirps.

“Stop sending me things,” I demand immediately.

“You’ve got the wrong guy this time. Whatever you have, it wasn’t me. Maybe it was from that pretty boy you were kissing in the papers the other day.”

“He’s not a pretty boy. You’re a pretty boy.”

“That’s very sweet of you to say,” he jokes.

“Well, I’m a sweetheart, what can I say. Listen, sorry to attack you, I should have checked the card first.”

“You can call me anytime, for anything. I won’t hold it against you.”

“Ok,” I laugh. “I’m hanging up now.”

“Alright, you do that. But, Red, when am I going to see you again?”

“I haven’t decided on that yet.”

“You’re hurting me. I just want to be your friend and you’re putting up road blocks.”

“I’m totally not buying this friend act.”

“You should, because it can’t be more unless you want it to be. Besides, we have fun. We get along. You want fun, right?”

“You’re trying too hard, Jonathan. I’m going now.”

I can hear the smile in his voice. “Bye, Red.”

Hitting the end call button, I walk over to my desk and pull the blue ribbon on the box to get to the card.

For your tastebuds.
Call me.

Smiling, I open the box and find a red velvet cupcake inside. When I bite into it–and yes­, I eat it immediately–it’s the softest, most flavour-filled baked treat I have ever had the pleasure of eating–and I’ve eaten a lot, so I know what I’m talking about.

“You are very popular lately,” Erin, our receptionist comments on her way past my office. “You’re getting more deliveries than anyone else here. And the guy who dropped that off was H-O-T. Oh my lord, you are one lucky woman.”

“He was here?” I ask, pointing at the box as I talk through a mouthful of cake.

“I think so. Dark hair, brown eyes, tatts all over his arms? He was wearing a white bonds shirt, a pair of jeans, and some Vans. He didn’t seem like a courier to me.”

“That’s him alright. How long ago?”

“Maybe an hour? I told him you don’t get in until nine.”

I swallow the last of the cake and lick the crumbs off my fingers and my lips, apologising that there was only one in the box as I do. Then I thank Erin for dropping by and when she leaves, turn to my phone again, this time ringing the correct person for a thank you.

***Beautiful Series***

A series of stand alone novels and companions novellas (The Beauty in Between). Each Beautiful Series novel follows many variations on the love triangle, where one couple gets their happy ending, and the character who misses out becomes the main character in the next instalment.

The Beauty in Between are companion novellas that give fans of the main series background information on some of their favourite characters, or a short continuation of a couple's story.
Readers can choose to read every book and its companion in order, or they can choose only those that interest them.

For those wishing to read the series entirely, there is an easy to refer to reading order below 

Reading Order (novellas)

A Beautiful Star (November 2014)
A Beautiful Reunion (March 2015)
A Beautiful Scent (TBA)


Bestselling Author of the Drawn Series, the Beautiful Series, and the Confidante Trilogy, Lilliana has always loved to read and write, considering it the best form of escapism that the world has to offer.
Australian born and bred, she writes New Adult Romance revolving around her authentically Aussie characters as well as a biographical trilogy based on an ex-Sydney sex worker, named Angelien.
Lilliana feels that the world should see Australia for more than just it's outback and tries to show characters in more of a city setting.
When she isn't writing, she wears the hat of 'wife and mother' to her husband and four children.
Before Lilliana turned to writing, she worked in a variety of industries and studied humanities and communications before transferring to commerce/law at university.
Originally from Sydney's Western suburbs, she currently lives a fairly quiet life in suburban Melbourne.

Release Day Blitz + #Giveaway: Betrayed by Felicia Starr #BreakingtheDarkness

Breaking the Darkness # 2
By- Felicia Starr

Publication Date- October 29th, 2014

Kasha Alexander has been through a great deal since the death of her Gram, kidnapped, and abused, she has fought her way out of captivity with the help of the one man who just might be her saving grace, Graven.
Graven has been searching for Kasha for a millennia and now that he’s found her, he’s not about to let her go. He will protect her in any form, no matter what the cost… 

Little does he know how high that cost will be….


Cover Reveal: Tempt You - A Naughty and Nice Collection


From 9 bestselling authors, a boxed set of novels ranging from Naughty to Nice and everything in between! These 9 sweet and spicy stories will TEMPT YOU to fall in love—or lust! Either way, you won't be able to stop turning the page.



Break it Up by E.M. Tippetts

Kyra Armijo's got two problems: her wild past of sex and partying and her overpowering crush on a member of the ultra-clean boy band, Triple Cross. Make that three problems: once they meet, her crush is besotted, but if his fans find out about her reputation, it'll wreck his image for good.


All She Wants by Anna Cruise

Annika Sellers always gets what she wants. But then she meets Stuart Woodcock, a sexy humanitarian who is indifferent to her charms, and Annika realizes she just might have met her match . . .


Love & Relativity by Rachael Wade

It’s no secret that Sanibel Island's notorious resident bad boy, Jackson Taylor, loves to get underneath Emma's skin, but this time he's gone too far. Now all he wants is to earn her forgiveness before she's gone for good, but their ideas of closure—and the future—are enough to keep them worlds apart. Love, life, and happily ever after? It’s all relative.


Deeper by Blue Ashcroft

Lifeguard Rain Wilson can’t afford to get distracted by her gorgeous co-supervisor Knight McAllister. As they find themselves drawn closer together and their pasts start to surface, Rain and Knight realize that maybe too much broken can make a relationship impossible. Then again, sometimes it’s the broken parts of us that fit together best.


8 Weeks by Bethany Lopez

After committing the ultimate betrayal, Cal asks his wife, Shelly, for 8 Weeks: 8 dates, to prove that they're meant to be together and their love is true. If at the end of the 8 Weeks Shelly wants to walk away, Cal won't stop her. Is 8 Weeks long enough to right wrongs and kick start a marriage that has stalled?


Real Eyes by Amy Evans

Two guys, one girl, a public relationship, a private crush. And one tour bus that will never be big enough for any of them to decide what's real to them versus public eyes. 


The Ghost & The Graveyard by Genevieve Jack

Meet Grateful Knight, a nurse left destitute by an unscrupulous ex-boyfriend. She’s determined to do whatever it takes to recover financially, including live in a rent-free house on the edge of a graveyard.  Sparks fly when she meets the gorgeous cemetery caretaker and learns her attic is home to things that go bump in the night.


Zoey Rogue by Lizzy Ford

Meet Declan: A sexy incubus Enforcer who specializes in long nights of hot passion and hunting down threats to his supernatural society. His destined soul-mate defies his powerful sex magic—and he’s determined to claim the wild she-warrior, no matter what it takes. 


Selling Scarlett by Ella James

Follow Elizabeth—code-named Scarlett—to the lush Nevada brothel where she'll auction her virginity and risk the only thing that's not for sale: her heart. The highest bidder is a familiar face with wicked hands and the devil's mouth. And a secret so dark that it could cost Scarlett her life.

Coming Nov 12!

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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Blog Tour: Review + #Giveaway: The Collectors' Society by Heather Lyons

  The Collectors' Society front cover

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From the author of the Fate series and The Deep End of the Sea comes a fantastical romantic adventure that has Alice tumbling down the strangest rabbit hole yet.
After years in Wonderland, Alice has returned to England as an adult, desperate to reclaim sanity and control over her life. An enigmatic gentleman with an intriguing job offer too tempting to resist changes her plans for a calm existence, though. Soon, she’s whisked to New York and initiated into the CollectorsSociety, a secret organization whose members confirm that famous stories are anything but straightforward and that what she knows about the world is only a fraction of the truth.
It’s there she discovers villains are afoot—ones who want to shelve the lives of countless beings. Assigned to work with the mysterious and alluring Finn, Alice and the rest of the CollectorsSociety race against a doomsday clock in order to prevent further destruction . . . but will they make it before all their endings are erased?

  TCS Teaser 1


Absolutely stunning!

This has got to be the most adventurous and enthralling read I have ever read and it most definitely will be my top pick for favorite book of 2014.

Anyone who loves the classics will fall in love with everything about this book and anyone who doesn't know the classics will love being introduced to them in a brilliantly unique way, from the exciting mix of characters to the magical elements of Timelines and the such. I felt like I was on a treasure hunt, and each time a new character appeared, and I recognized them from their original story, it was like finding gold.

I particularly enjoyed spending every second with Alice. She started off quite demure, but as the story developed she became this fierce  character who could hold her own against the best of them, and once the truth about her time in Wonderland was revealed, adding layer upon layer of fascinating twists and turns, it was obvious that Carroll's Alice did a lot of growing up between the time of her creation to her appearance in this book. She was kickass!

Everything about The Collectors' Society was pure magic. Lyons' has created a story that will suck you in so deep you will be lost for hours, and you will not want to be found, that I guarantee you.

TCS Teaser 2
Author Photo
Heather Lyons has always had a thing for words—She’s been writing stories since she was a kid. In addition to writing, she’s also been an archaeologist and a teacher. Heather is a rabid music fan, as evidenced by her (mostly) music-centric blog, and she’s married to an even larger music snob. They’re happily raising three kids who are mini music fiends who love to read and be read to.      

Website ** Author Goodreads ** Twitter ** Facebook ** THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY Goodreads

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