Guest Post, Excerpt, & Giveaway: CATCH YOUR BREATH by Shannyn Schroeder



*Shannyn is hosting a Tour Wide Giveaway for a $10.00 Amazon Gift Card, a digital copy of one of the first 3 O’Leary books (More Than This, A Good Time, or Something to Prove) or Three Swag packs including: Keeper Kase with signed cards, O’Learys bottle opener, and O’Learys post-its.


Catch_Your_Breath_(eBook)Title: Catch Your Breath
Author: Shannyn Schroeder
Series: The O’Leary’s Book #4
Publishing Date: July 3, 2014
Buy Links: AmazonB & N | iTunes | Kobo

As kids they steered clear of one another–but now a beautiful, well-connected reporter and a sexy, driven detective are all grown-up and on the job. . .

Moira O’Leary’s work as a reporter gives her access to some of Chicago’s swankiest soirées. She knows how to navigate the jet-set crowd, and her style and confidence help her blend right in. But when her childhood crush starts popping up at posh events, her poise begins to falter–until she realizes she has the upper hand in a high-stakes game of secrets and seduction. . .

Jimmy O’Malley has always tried to avoid his friend Liam’s little sister. Something about Moira spelled trouble. But he’s out of his element working undercover in Chicago’s high society, and Moira is his ticket to the inner circle. As sparks begin to fly–and their chemistry heats up–Moira gets dangerously close to his investigation. Will Jimmy be forced to push her away to keep her safe–or will they surrender to a desire that could leave them breathless?



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Quote-tastic Monday (11): REBOOT by Amy Tintera

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QUOTE-TASTIC is hosted by Anna @ Herding Cats & Burning Soup.

Join us every Monday and share a favorite quote that’s grabbed ya for one reason or another.

Everyone’s welcome to join in. Authors, bloggers, readers. The more the merrier!

Just grab the button and toss up your post 🙂 

Don’t have a blog? No worries, just leave your favorites in the comment section.



by Amy Tintera

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Sunday Post (19)

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @
Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This meme was inspired in part by ~ In My Mailbox~. It’s a chance to share News; a post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.


Last Week on the blog

I’ve had an off again on again relationship with my review schedule. LOL 🙂 But last week, I joined a monthly event, Write On Review-a-thon, hosted by Brianna @ The Book Vixen, where we dedicate two days to getting reviews done. I’m so happy to be a part of this. Unfortunately, I only had half a day’s worth of work because I had to leave the house to do normal life stuff. LOL 🙂 So, I only got two reviews done. T___T

I also joined a new weekly featured called Thirsty Thursday hosted by Nikki & Keira @ Lazy Book Lovers.

If you have time, check out my other blog, Crack-tastic Confessions.

Virtual Book Tours:

My weekly Memes:



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Excerpt & Giveaway: FINALLY by Miranda P. Charles



*Miranda is hosting a Tour Wide Giveaway for a Two Digital Copies of FOREVER, Time for Love Book One.


FINALLYTitle: Finally
Author: Miranda P. Charles
Series: Time for Love #2
Buy Links: AmazonB & N | iTunes | Google Play | All Romance eBooks | Smashwords

A pact with her best friends had Sarah Daley promising to make time for love after a long period of retreating from relationships. But before she embarked on finding her happily-ever-after, she wanted to do something she’d never done before–experience a short, hot fling. And the hunky Jeffrey Carmichael, grandson of the elderly lady who’d hired her as a private nurse, was the only guy who attracted her for that purpose.

Jeffrey Carmichael had long discovered that flings, not commitment, were what worked best for him. After being dumped by an ex-fiancée shortly after the most devastating period of his life, he’d decided that serious commitment wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. So when he was presented with an opportunity to start a casual relationship with his grandmother’s fun and pretty nurse, he simply couldn’t resist.

When love entered uninvited, could they admit to wanting something more than temporary? And when Jeff couldn’t avoid welcoming his ex-fiancée back into his life, could Sarah push aside her ghosts of the past and learn to trust again?.



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Excerpt & Giveaway: THIRD DATE by Kylie Keene


*Giveaway: $10 Amazon Gift Card (INT)

ThirdDateTitle: Third Date
Author: Kylie Keene
Genre: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Release Date: June 20, 2014
Buy Links: Amazon

At 23, Morgan is a little behind other women her age when it comes to dating and relationships. More specifically, she’s a virgin. Dating wasn’t a priority in high school and college, but now that Morgan has a job and her own apartment, she’s ready to jump back into the dating scene.

When Morgan’s friends at work inform her that most men expect sex on the third date, she panics. She’s convinced her lack of experience will be a total turn-off for guys and make for a really awkward third date. Her friends tell her to just do it with a random guy to get it over with, but Morgan isn’t sure that’s what she wants.

When she meets a guy she’s certain is her dream man, she’s ready to lose it on their third date. But doing so isn’t as easy as she thought. And then there’s the fact that she can’t get another guy out of her head.

Through a series of mishaps and misunderstandings, Morgan eventually finds herself at a place she wasn’t expecting, but the place she wanted to be all along.



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Write On Review-a-thon 6/27 – 6/28


The Write On review-a-thon is a monthly event created and hosted by Brianna at The Book Vixen. It’s 2 days dedicated to getting reviews done, whether you have one review to write or 30+. This edition of the review-a-thon takes place all day Friday, June 27th and Saturday, June 28th. Let’s get those reviews done!

I heard of this event from Anna @ Herding Cats & Burning Soup and I told myself that I am totally going to join this one. I have fallen way behind schedule on some of my reviews and this sounds like a great opportunity to catch up on writing.

So for this month’s Review-a-thon, I’m going to try and finish writing the reviews for the following books:

  • What A Bride Wants by Sarah Mayberry
  • On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  • Once Upon A Wager by Julie LeMense
  • What A Reckless Rogue Needs by Vicky Dreiling
  • The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
  • The Chocolate Temptation by Laura Florand
  • The City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
  • The Secrets of A Scoundrel by Gaelen Foley
  • Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare
  • To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Here’s hoping I get all these done by the 28th.


Technically I only finished two out of the 6 reviews (in green text) above during the 2-day window of the event. But the exercise was really stimulating that I finished three more, thus the 6 reviews in total. Yay! I hope I can maintain this momentum so I can finish writing the reviews for all the books in this list.

This was such a great experience. I’m looking forward to next month’s schedule, with both dates falling on a weekend. Double yay!

I now only have to schedule when these 6 reviews are going to go live. Until next time…


Thirsty Thursday (1): Arin


Thirsty Thursday is a weekly feature, hosted by Nikki & Keira @ Lazy Book Lovers, where we discuss all things swoon-worthy: from quotes, book covers, book boyfriends, and even that worth-the-wait book kiss.


matt-lanter-3-90210-13951011-757-1078Boyfriend: Arin

Book: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

Swoon Quality: Bravery, Devotion

Why: I love that he’s willing to fight for a cause that he believes in. But at the same time, I also love that he recognizes the depth of his feelings for Kestrel and fights hard for that too. How he struggles to find the balance between these two was fascinating to read because the conflict is within himself, more than anything.

Note: I am terrible at casting book characters so I borrowed this casting of actor Matt Latner as Arin from Tee @ YA Crush.

That’s it for me for this week’s edition. Who or what are you featuring this Thirsty Thursday?

Don’t forget to check out Nikki’s and Keira’s picks are this week here. My good friend Lorn @ Pakwanstripes is also doing this feature. Check out her book boyfriend pick here.


“Waiting On” Wednesday (33): TOP TEN CLUES YOU’RE CLUELESS by Liz Czukas

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“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights eagerly anticipated upcoming releases.

This week’s spotlight is on:

top ten clues you're clueless


by Liz Czukas

Release Date: December 9, 2014

Top Five Things That Are Ruining Chloe’s Day

5) Working the 6:30 a.m. shift at GoodFoods Market

4) Crashing a cart into a customer’s car right in front of her snarky coworker Sammi

3) Trying to rock the “drowned rat” look after being caught in a snowstorm

2) Making zero progress with her crush, Tyson (see #3)

1) Being accused—along with her fellow teenage employees—of stealing upwards of $10,000

Chloe would rather be anywhere than locked in work jail (aka the break room) with five of her coworkers . . . even if one of them is Tyson. But if they can band together to clear their names, what looks like a total disaster might just make Chloe’s list of Top Ten Best Moments.


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Top Ten Tuesday (27): Top Ten Book (Series) Cover Trends I Like


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the gals at The Broke and the Bookish. For this week, here’s my… 

Top Ten Book (Series) Cover Trends I Like…

I haven’t really monitored cover trends so for this week, I chose to focus on the amazing series covers that I really like.


the thief queen of attolia king of attolia conspiracy of kings
THE QUEEN’S THIEF Series by Megan Whalen Turner. Gosh, I adore these covers. I love how these covers reflect the essence of each book so perfectly.


slave to sensation 02 visions of heat 03 caressed by ice 04 mine to possess hostage to pleasure 06 branded by fire 07 blaze of memory 08 bonds of justice 08 bonds of justice 10 kiss of snow 11 tangle of need 12 heart of obsidian shield of winter
THE PSY-CHANGELING Series by Nalini Singh. Too many swoon-worthy heroes! But keep them coming.


kiss of steel heart of iron my lady quicksilver forged by desire of silk and steam
LONDON STEAMPUNK Series by Bec McMaster. The covers from this series just keep getting better and better with every new release.


clockwork angel clockwork prince clockwork princess
THE INFERNAL DEVICES Series by Cassandra Clare. I love the blending of Victorian London era and steampunk/magical feel.


Cinder scarlet Cress
THE LUNAR CHRONICLES Series by Marissa Meyer. I love how these covers interpreted the fairy tale retellings.



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Interview, Excerpt, & Giveaway: SOMETHING SWEETER by Candis Terry


**Avon is hosting a Wedding Themed Sweepstakes for this Release

**Candis is hosting a Rafflecopter Giveaway for a signed copy of SOMETHING SWEETER and a $25 Amazon or B&N Gift Card (US only). 

Something sweeterTitle: Something Sweeter
Series: Sweet Texas Series #3
Author: Candis Terry
Release Date: June 24, 2014
Buy Links: Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble  |  iTunes

The men in Texas are hard to resist . . . Seattle event planner Allison Lane is an expert at delivering the perfect wedding—even if she might not exactly believe in the whole “’til death do us part” thing. When her father decides to tie the knot with a woman he barely knows, Allison heads to Sweet, Texas, to make sure his new honey is the real deal. What she didn’t expect to find at the local honky-tonk was a sexy Southern man as bent on charming her pants off as he is on blowing her “true love doesn’t exist” theory all to hell. And they always promise . . .

Veterinarian, former Marine, and Sweet’s favorite playboy Jesse Wilder takes one look at Allison and knows she’s a handful of trouble he can’t deny. But even after a sizzling kiss and obvious mutual attraction, it seems Allison has no such problem. When Jesse uncovers her sweet side, can he crush his playboy image, melt her cynical heart, and change her mind about taking a trip down the aisle?



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