Excerpt & Giveaway: RIOT by Jamie Begley


*Jamie will be hosting a Blast and Tour Wide Giveaway of a Grand Prize of a Harley Davidson Tee & Key Chain and a $25.00 Amazon Gift Card.  A Runner Up will receive a Harley Davidson Tee & Key Chain.


RIOTTitle: Riot (Predators MC #1)
Author: Jamie Begley
Publishing Date: October 24, 2014 (from Young Ink Press)
Buy Links: Amazon | Amazon UK | B & N


As president of the Predators’ MC, my men and I are used to preying on the weak and those stupid enough to cross our paths. So why does a straitlaced teacher make me sit up and take notice when I see her for the first time?

The brothers all think she makes me weak, and believe me, weak in their eyes isn’t where I want to be. She wants me to prove she means more to me than the club, and when I fail, she thinks she can just walk away. She’s wrong. I’m a Predator, and nothing escapes me.


As a teacher, I’m supposed to want to educate those who want to learn, right? That’s what I believed until I was told I’d have to teach a class at the prison. I didn’t move to a town labeled as one of the safest places in America only to be faced with a bunch of Predators.

He expects me to trust him despite being the reason I’m trapped in the middle of a prison riot. His club means more to him than I ever will, and if I give him a chance, he will break the fragile peace I have managed to find. It’s not the first time I’ve had to escape a predator.



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“Waiting On” Wednesday (51): THE LIBRARIAN PRINCIPLE by Helena Hunting

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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:

the librarian principleTHE LIBRARIAN PRINCIPLE

by Helena Hunting

Release Date: December 21, 2014

Annaliese Harper knows that one tiny mistake can jeopardize a career before it’s even begun. Letting your boss find the extensive collection of porn on your personal laptop is one way. Sleeping with him is another. Liese manages to do both.

As the new librarian at a prestigious small-town private high school, Liese is drawn to her sexy, charismatic principal, Ryder Whitehall—an attraction she refuses to acknowledge given their relationship and her recent liberation from a delusional ex-boyfriend.

Liese is certain Ryder’s flirtation is the product of her sex-deprived imagination—until he discovers her digital porn stash during working hours and demands a private meeting. Behind closed doors, their attraction explodes into a dangerous, passionate affair that not only threatens their jobs and reputations, but most of all, their hearts.


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Review: SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE by Morgan Matson

since you've been goneTitle: Since You’ve Been Gone
Author: Morgan Matson
Release Date: May 6, 2014
Source: Print copy bought
Buy Links: Amazon | B & NKobo | TBD | Indiebound

It was Sloane who yanked Emily out of her shell and made life 100% interesting. But right before what should have been the most epic summer, Sloane just…disappears. All she leaves behind is a to-do list.

On it, thirteen Sloane-inspired tasks that Emily would normally never try. But what if they could bring her best friend back?

Apple picking at night?
Okay, easy enough.

Dance until dawn?
Sure. Why not?

Kiss a stranger?

Emily now has this unexpected summer, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected), to check things off Sloane’s list. Who knows what she’ll find?

Go skinny-dipping?

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Excerpt & Giveaway: ALL BROKE DOWN by Cora Carmack



brokedown_coverTitle: All Broke Down (Rusk University #2)
Author: Cora Carmack
Publishing Date: October 28, 2014 (from William Morrow)
Buy Links: Amazon | B & N | iTunes

In this second book in “New York Times” and “USA Today” bestselling author Cora Carmack s New Adult, Texas-set Rusk University series, which began with “All Lined Up,” a young woman discovers that you can t only fight for what you believe in sometimes you have to fight for what you love.

Dylan fights for lost causes. Probably because she used to be one.

Environmental issues, civil rights, corrupt corporations, and politicians you name it, she’s probably been involved in a protest. When her latest cause lands her in jail overnight, she meets Silas Moore. He’s in for a different kind of fighting. And though he’s arrogant and infuriating, she can’t help being fascinated with him. Yet another lost cause.

Football and trouble are the only things that have ever come naturally to Silas. And it’s trouble that lands him in a cell next to do-gooder Dylan. He’s met girls like her before fixers, he calls them, desperate to heal the damage and make him into their ideal boyfriend. But he doesn’t think he’s broken, and he definitely doesn’t need a girlfriend trying to change him. Until, that is, his anger issues and rash decisions threaten the only thing he really cares about: his spot on the Rusk University football team. Dylan might just be the perfect girl to help.

Because Silas Moore needs some fixing after all.



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Review & Giveaway: MADE FOR YOU by Lauren Layne


*Lauren is hosting a Tour Wide Giveaway for a $50.00 Amazon eGift Card.


Cover_MADEFORYOUTitle: Made for You (The Best Mistake #2)
Author: Lauren Layne
Publishing Date: October 28, 2014 (from Grand Central Publishing)
Buy Links: AmazonB & N | iTunes | BAM

When the Wrong Guy is Oh-So-Right

Will Thatcher is exactly the type of sexy playboy good girls like Brynn have always avoided. And yet there was still something about him she just couldn’t resist. When Will moved across the country three years ago, Brynn vowed it was time to put him behind her. She never thought Will might have other plans . . .

Back in town, Will intends to get what he’s always wanted-gorgeous, unforgettable Brynn. For years, he tormented the untouchable ice princess in a desperate bid for her attention. Now he has a new plan, and he’ll do anything to rewrite their stormy past.

This time, he’s out to show Brynn that the imperfect man might be the best mistake of her life . . .



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Review & Quote-tastic (28): TEMPTING HER FAKE FIANCE by Julie Particka


tempting her fake fianceTitle: Tempting Her Fake Fiancé (Gone Hollywood #1)
Author: Julie Particka
Release Date: October 27, 2014
Publisher: Entangled Brazen
Source: eARC via Publisiher
Buy Links: Amazon | B & N | iTunes | Kobo

A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…

A proposition leads to compromising positions…

Journalist Stasia Grant needs a hero. Specifically one who will help her humiliate her ex-husband after he publicly left her for another woman. In Vegas for the biggest interview of her career, Stasia is grappling with a broken heart, her cheating ex (and the other woman), and a serious need for revenge. Her salvation comes from the most unlikely place― charming and sexy-as-all-get-out action star Evan Stone.

After spending his life playing a superhero, Evan has a plan for delicious satisfaction: a fake, week-long engagement. He’ll not only show Stasia’s ex what he’s missing but gain some sympathetic publicity to turn around his image as a player. It’s win-win for them both. But neither expected the sizzling chemistry that erupts whenever they’re together. Stepping out for the paparazzi, Stasia and Evan are about to pull off the performance of a lifetime…but will they fall for their own con?

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Sunday Post (35)

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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’m fully recovered now, yay! But it has been a busy week at the office. There were many deadlines so I haven’t had much reading time. But this coming week seems to be a bit light in terms of work load and I don’t have much social events to attend so yay for more reading time.

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


My weekly Memes:


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Review: PRIMA DONNA by Laura Drewry

Prima DonnaTitle: Prima Donna
Author: Laura Drewry
Publishing Date: September 23, 2014 (from Loveswept)
Source: eARC via Netgalley
Buy Links: AmazonB & N | iTunes

In USA Today bestselling author Laura Drewry’s witty, sizzling, and tender romance for readers of Jill Shalvis and Susan Mallery, a woman who can’t slow down discovers that the perfect guy is in hot pursuit.

Even when her hair salon goes under and she’s on the brink of breaking, Regan Burke keeps her “I’m just fine” attitude. She’s had a tough life, coping with a difficult family and keeping her act together . . . barely. Right now, she just needs a job, any job, so she can pay her mother’s medical bills. It’s the exact wrong time for Carter Scott to come into her life—and to be so damn sexy, so distracting, and so determined to get close.

Carter isn’t looking for anything serious—his heart belongs to the kids who depend on his pediatric practice—but something about Regan makes him reconsider. Maybe it’s the scars she hides so well, the secrets she can’t share. Carter knows all about that kind of pain, and he wants to help. But offering Regan a job in his office only makes things worse, even if their chemistry is off the charts. Lucky for them both, Carter isn’t about to let go of love without a fight.



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“Waiting On” Wednesday (50): LIES I TOLD by Michelle Zink

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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:


by Michelle Zink

Release Date: April 7, 2015

What if, after spending a lifetime deceiving everyone around you, you discovered the biggest lies were the ones you’ve told yourself?

Grace Fontaine has everything: beauty, money, confidence, and the perfect family.

But it’s all a lie.

Grace has been adopted into a family of thieves who con affluent people out of money, jewelry, art, and anything else of value. Grace has never had any difficulty pulling off a job, but when things start to go wrong on the Fontaines’ biggest heist yet, Grace finds herself breaking more and more of the rules designed to keep her from getting caught…including the most important one of all: never fall for your mark.

Perfect for fans of Ally Carter, Cecily von Ziegesar, and Gail Carriger, this thrilling, high-stakes novel deftly explores the roles of identity and loyalty while offering a window into the world of the rich and fabulous.


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Top Ten Tuesday (36): Top Ten New Series I Want to Start


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the gals at The Broke and the Bookish


Top Ten New Series I Want to Start…


the year we fell down the year we hid away the understatement of the year
THE IVY YEARS Series by Sarina Bown. I’ve heard a lot of great reviews for this one and I’m thinking this isn’t your typical NA books so I can’t wait to dive into this one.


every breath every word every move
EVERY Series by Ellie Marney. I’ve been hearing good things about this one too so I hope I’ll like reading it too.


grave mercy dark triumph mortal heart
HIS FAIR ASSASSIN Series by Robin LaFevers. I don’t know why I haven’t started this one yet. I’ve got Book 1 on my shelf so I better get to this one soon.


 Flirting with fire
HOT IN CHICAGO Series by Kate Meader. I’m missing Kate’s writing and I can’t believe this one comes out in 2015. It’s a good thing I have her novella to tide me over until her next release.


falling kingdoms rebel spring gathering darkness
FALLING KINGDOMS Series by Morgan Rhodes. I’ve got Book 1 and I have high hopes for this series so I hope it delivers.


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