Thursday, December 14, 2017

Behind the Bars (Music Street #1) by Brittainy C. Cherry *~*~*~*~* Blog Tour & Review

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Behind the Bars, the first beautiful and emotional standalone in the all-new Music Street Series from Brittainy C. Cherry is available NOW!


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When I first met Jasmine Greene, she came in as raindrops.
I was the awkward musician, and she was the high school queen.
The only things we had in common were our music and our loneliness.
Something in her eyes told me her smile wasn’t always the truth.
Something in her voice gave me a hope I always wished to find.
And in a flash, she was gone.
Years later, she was standing in front of me on a street in New Orleans.
She was different, but so was I. Life made us colder. Harder. Isolated.
Caged.
Even though we were different, the broken pieces of me recognized the sadness in her.
Now she was back, and I wouldn’t make the mistake of letting her go again.
When I first met Jasmine Greene, she came in as raindrops.
When we met again, she was the darkest storm.

Excerpt:

By the way, what happened to Todd’s nose?” I asked. “I broke it,” Elliott said matter-of-factly. “What? How? Why?” He shrugged before turning to look out the window. “He called you a bad name.” “What was it?” “It doesn’t matter.” “Eli,” I started. He turned my way and locked his hazel eyes with my browns. “Jazz…” He shook his head. “It wasn’t true.” I swallowed hard, a big part of me certain Todd’s words held some form of truth. Elliott saw it in me—my fear. He kept shaking his head and whispered, “I don’t feel sorry for you. Sometimes you look at me like you think I feel sorry for you, and I want you to know I don’t. I think you’re perfect the way you are.” I quietly laughed at him repeating the words I’d told him earlier. A few tears rolled down my cheeks. “I’m a little messed up.” “I know.” He nodded. “That’s why I like you.” He went back to staring out the window, and I kept staring at him. And there it was. So small, so tiny, so real. Love. It wasn’t love, but it was the beginning of it. I knew I was young, and I knew it was stupid, but in that moment, I began to fall in love with the quiet boy who quietly cared for me. The boy who was scared and still strong. The boy who stood up for me when he was surrounded by reasons not to do such a thing. I hadn’t known much about love. I hadn’t known how it looked, felt, or tasted. I hadn’t known how it moved, how it flowed, but I knew my heart was tight and currently skipping a few beats. I understood the goose bumps covering my arms. I knew this stuttering boy who was sometimes so scared was someone worth loving. He was worth being the first one I gave my heart to. I knew Elliott Adams was love. And I was falling into him so fast.

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I Heart Books Review

Behind the Bars (Music Street #1) by Brittainy C. Cherry
Review by Theresa Esterline
Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The bars we find ourselves trapped behind are not always physical...

Tissues needed!! OMG, I just loved this book. My new favorite read of 2017!! Brittainy pulled so many emotions from me flawlessly. From tears streaming down my face and snot clogging my nose at the sad parts to almost spitting out my tea at the hilarious parts. Great characters in some awful situations, they grow as they decide how to move on. And now a bit about the story...

Jasmine and Elliott are similar and very different. She is confident, smart, and beautiful and her mom has her aspiring to be the triple threat pop star. He is shy, geeky, and skinny and keeps his head down trying to be invisible. But they both love music, she loves soul and he loves jazz. They come together and fall apart do to outside forces, but can they escape the bars holding them down to get behind the bars and just live in the music?

Favorite passages:
- Only five hundred and sixty-two days until graduation.
- “Beefy?” Katie giggled. “Elliott , you’re as beefy as a chicken wing.”
- “You get the chance to make bad moments seem perfect. I like that about it.”
- “‘Never goodbye, always goodnight until we wake again.’” 
- “I’m going to need you to stop your Avengers training and give me more details than that.”
- “Sometimes lies are the only thing that keep me getting out of bed each morning.” 
- “Don’t worry about yesterday, Elliott. You were given another chance. You can still show up tomorrow.”
- The way the shirt hugged his muscular arms was enough to get any woman pregnant on sight.
- “Do you know how many different types of vanilla frosting there are at Cake & Pie Bakery?” ... “Thirty-four different types of vanilla frosting,” they said in unison. “And we tried every single one,” Jason said. “Even though we knew we were getting chocolate, but free frosting samples aren’t something anyone should pass up,” Kelly explained.




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About the Author:

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

It’s Complicated (Awkward Love #1) by Missy Johnson *~*~*~* Release Day and Review





Title: It’s Complicated
Series: Awkward Love #1
Author: Missy Johnson
Genre: Romance
Release Date: December 13, 2017



Blurb

They call him the Anaconda, and I'm pretty sure it isn’t because he likes snakes.

Nick Jenson is my neighbor. My hot, oh-so-sexy, very-well-equipped neighbor that I’d spend hours watching from the safety of my bedroom window.

I saw lots of things I probably shouldn’t have. Sometimes I’d touch myself, imagining it were his hands roaming over my body instead of my own. I had just one mission—to find out if the rumors were true.

Then one day, he caught me watching him.

I was mortified. I was prepared to quit college, move to another country, and live the rest of my life saying, “Nick who?” But, apparently, life had other ideas.

Because Nick? Well, he isn’t just my neighbor … He’s also my father’s best friend. If I thought things were difficult before, they were about to get a whole lot more complicated.

Oh, and those rumors? Holy fuck, are they true …







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Excerpt

I throw the rest of my coffee down the sink, suddenly unable to stomach it. I wait for dad to leave for work before I bolt next door search of Nick. I find him just as he’s closing his front door. I glance at the car, where the kids are already strapped in.

“Hey,” he says with a smile. He frowns when he sees my expression.

“Do you need to tell me something, Nick?” I growl, with my hands resting on my hips.

The color drains from his face. “Fuck. He told you, didn’t he? I’m so sorry, Anna. I couldn't help it. He invited himself along. What was I supposed to say to the guy?” he says weakly.

“Jesus, Nick. How about no?” I retort, still in disbelief.

“I'm sorry,” he protests again. “I really had no choice. Short of saying hey, I'm fucking your daughter, there was nothing that would’ve gotten me out of this.”

“Fine,” I growl, knowing I can’t be angry at him for this. “So, what’s the plan?” I say, rubbing my temples.

“I hired a houseboat. For a week,” he muttered.

“A freaking houseboat?” I laugh, shaking my head.

“Jesus keep your voice down,” he hisses, glancing at his car.

“You're telling me that for the next week, I'm stuck on a houseboat with my boyfriend, my father—who also happens to be my boyfriend’s best friend, and my boyfriend’s two kids?” Nick winces. “And you want me to keep my voice down?”

“Uh, is now a bad time to mention you dad just called me? He wanted to check that it was okay to bring Mandy.”

“You’ve got to be kidding me,” I mutter, shaking my head. “He must’ve called you the second he left the house.”

This just keeps getting better and better. I liked Mandy, but it annoyed me that he made this big deal about us spending time together only to turn around and invite his girlfriend.

What the hell am I going to do?


Kayla is in such bad hysterics that she's practically falling off the kitchen counter when I tell her about the mess that is my life.

“Are you fucking kidding me?” she huffs, barely able to spit the words out. “You've got to get me a ticket on that boat.”

“It’s not a fucking show, Kayla,” I growl. “There are no tickets.”

“Bullshit. This is going to be the show of the year,” Kayla giggles.

“Come on, please be serious, Kales,” I frown.

“I am being serious. You need me there,” Kayla says. The laughter is gone and there is nothing but honesty in her voice. The thing I love about Kayla is as crude and blunt as she can be, when you need her, she’s there. “I can help out with the kids and buy you more time alone with Nick. You think you’re gonna get any time with him without me there to cause a distraction?”

I think about it. Maybe having her there wasn't the worst idea in the world. If something went wrong and I needed an out, I know Kayla would figure something out for me.




Review

I Heart Books Review

It’s Complicated (Awkward Love #1) by Missy Johnson
Review by Theresa Esterline
Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A rip roarin' good time!!

Standalone romantic comedy. Full of lots of pounds and awkward and hilarious moments. Hard, pun intended, to put down. I started and finished same day! No tissues needed... well unless you are Ms. Henderson. Anyway back to the review. This story is well thought out, very descriptive, and extremely relatable!! Even though you know you shouldn't you can just picture yourself following in Anna's footsteps. And now a bit about the story...

Anna's mother left when she was very young. Now she's in college and her father's dating life is more exciting than hers. That is until she looks out her window one night. There is her hot neighbor, Nick, stripping out of his clothes. She knows she should turn away, but she can't. She has to see if the rumors are true. Not only is he older, but he's also her dad's best friend. She shouldn't keep watching right? But then he catches her in the act... no what'll she do!!!

Favorite passages:
- “I mean, I do have a big load, but so long as I keep on top of it…”
- I was beginning to feel like Cinderella, only it wasn’t a shoe I was trying to squeeze into.

Coming Soon


Releasing January 12, 2018

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Author Bio

Missy lives in a small town in Central Victoria with her husband, and her confused pets (a dog who think she's a cat, a cat who thinks he's a dog...you get the picture).

When she's not writing, she can usually be found looking for something to read.



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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

1001 Dark Nights - Dawn of Surrender (a MacKenzie Novella) by Liliana Hart *~*~*~*~* Release Day Launch

   

From New York Times bestselling author Liliana Hart, comes a sexy, new contemporary romance novella in her MacKenzie Family Series, DAWN OF SURRENDER, brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights! Grab your copy of this amazing novella today!

   


About DAWN OF SURRENDER:

MacKenzie vs. MacKenzie...

Cole MacKenzie is content to be the sheriff of Surrender, Montana, but he’s needed for a greater purpose. The United States needs a U.S. Marshal with a certain kind of experience to track the leader of the notorious Silver Creek Bandits, as they leave a trail of bodies in their wake with every bank they rob. The leader is smart, cunning, and ruthless. And he's also his brother.

Elizabeth MacKenzie never dreamed she’d marry Cole MacKenzie, but thanks to her father’s meddling, Cole was hers to have and to hold. Forever. She needed an equal, not a man to rule her life, and Cole fit the bill every in every way. If only he loved her.

One heart is broken and the other is bent on revenge, but love is a choice, and it's one Cole and Elizabeth are determined to make.



 

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Excerpt: Montana, 1892 For all intents and purposes, Elizabeth MacKenzie should’ve died on a Tuesday. The bank was stifling despite the beginnings of a blizzard outside. As it was almost closing time, they’d already shut the windows and the brazier was burning hot in the corner. Sweat was dripping in some very unladylike places. Not that anyone in Surrender would call her a lady, but it had never mattered much what other people thought. There was a line of customers who’d waited until the last minute to do their business for the day. Most were shop owners who knew this would be their last chance to make a deposit before the storm shut everything down. And everything would be shut down. With luck, it would only be for a couple of days. At worst, it could be a couple of weeks. She worried about the cattle and the ranch, but she knew her foreman and the ranch hands would take good care of everything. Even if she wanted to make it back home, there was no way to do it safely. The storm had already found Surrender. She watched the gray clouds roll toward them through the western wall of windows, the mountains no longer visible and the snow swirling in several directions. The wheeze of the wind could be heard through cracks in the windows and door. The atmosphere in the room was fraught with tension. No one spoke, and everyone was wondering how long they had to see to necessities before things got so bad they had to find shelter in town. There were only two tellers behind the counter, Leroy Henry and Miss Adelaide Murchison. Lizzie had seen the bank manager, Samuel Peabody, peek out from his office once and then close the door. Lord knew, if work was involved Samuel was the first to disappear. Leroy barely came up to Elizabeth’s shoulders, and his body was so round he often gave the impression that he rolled from place to place instead of using his feet to walk. Miss Adelaide was unusually tall for a woman, almost a head taller than Elizabeth, and she had a long, hawk-like nose that made it seem as if she were looking down at everyone she talked to. Leroy was a sweet man, but he worked at half the pace of Miss Adelaide. No one had ever called Miss Adelaide sweet. She was the meanest, most contrary woman Elizabeth had ever known. She’d take slow Leroy over Miss Adelaide any day of the week.  



       





About Liliana Hart: Liliana Hart is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author in both the mystery and romance genres. After starting her first novel her freshman year of college, she immediately became addicted to writing and knew she’d found what she was meant to do with her life. She has no idea why she majored in music. Liliana is an avid reader and a believer in all things romance. Her books are filled with witty dialogue, steamy sex, and the all-important happily-ever-afters her romantic soul craves. Since self-publishing in June of 2011, she’s sold more than 1.2 million ebooks all over the world.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Until Harmony (Until Her Series) by Aurora Rose Reynolds *~*~*~*~* Cover Reveal



Until Harmony is the newest HIGHLY ANTICIPATED standalone in the Until Her Series by Aurora Rose Reynolds!

Meet Harmony & Harlen March 6th, 2017

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Cover designer, Sara Eirew
Photographer, Reggie Deanching
Models, Jess Epps and Connor Smith
Coming, March 6th 2018


Harmony Mayson isn’t the kind of girl to take unnecessary risk, but after meeting Harlen MacCabe, she starts to wonder if maybe she should be. The more time she spends with the wild and free biker, the more she starts to crave the freedom he gives her... And even more, she starts to crave him.

Harlen lives his life on his own terms. After losing both his parents at an early age to a robbery gone bad, he knows how precious life is, and he’s determined to get as much out of it as he can. When he runs into the beautiful Harmony and finds out she’s moving to town, he knows it’s time to take his shot. She thinks he only wants to be friends, but she couldn’t be more wrong.

What Harmony and Harlen don’t know is that their time might be cut short. Revenge is in the air, and someone won’t stop until a debt is settled.


About the Author


aurora rose reynolds.jpgAurora Rose Reynolds is a navy brat who's husband served in the United States Navy. She has lived all over the country but now resides in New York City with her Husband and pet fish. She's married to an alpha male that loves her as much as the men in her books love their women. He gives her over the top inspiration everyday. In her free time she reads, writes and enjoys going to the movies with her husband and cookie. She also enjoys taking mini weekend vacations to nowhere, or spends time at home with friends and family. Last but not least she appreciates everyday and admires it's beauty.


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Behind the Bars (Music Street #1) by Brittainy C. Cherry *~*~*~*~* Release Day Launch

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Behind the Bars, the first beautiful and emotional standalone in the all-new Music Street Series from Brittainy C. Cherry is LIVE!


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Behind the Bars by Brittainy C. Cherry

Release Date: December 7th, 2017 Genre: Contemporary Romance

When I first met Jasmine Greene, she came in as raindrops.
I was the awkward musician, and she was the high school queen.
The only things we had in common were our music and our loneliness.
Something in her eyes told me her smile wasn’t always the truth.
Something in her voice gave me a hope I always wished to find.
And in a flash, she was gone.
Years later, she was standing in front of me on a street in New Orleans.
She was different, but so was I. Life made us colder. Harder. Isolated.
Caged.
Even though we were different, the broken pieces of me recognized the sadness in her.
Now she was back, and I wouldn’t make the mistake of letting her go again.
When I first met Jasmine Greene, she came in as raindrops.
When we met again, she was the darkest storm.


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Review:

I Heart Books Review

Behind the Bars (Music Street #1) by Brittainy C. Cherry
Review by Theresa Esterline
Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The bars we find ourselves trapped behind are not always physical...

Tissues needed!! OMG, I just loved this book. My new favorite read of 2017!! Brittainy pulled so many emotions from me flawlessly. From tears streaming down my face and snot clogging my nose at the sad parts to almost spitting out my tea at the hilarious parts. Great characters in some awful situations, they grow as they decide how to move on. And now a bit about the story...

Jasmine and Elliott are similar and very different. She is confident, smart, and beautiful and her mom has her aspiring to be the triple threat pop star. He is shy, geeky, and skinny and keeps his head down trying to be invisible. But they both love music, she loves soul and he loves jazz. They come together and fall apart do to outside forces, but can they escape the bars holding them down to get behind the bars and just live in the music?

Favorite passages:
- Only five hundred and sixty-two days until graduation.
- “Beefy?” Katie giggled. “Elliott , you’re as beefy as a chicken wing.”
- “You get the chance to make bad moments seem perfect. I like that about it.”
- “‘Never goodbye, always goodnight until we wake again.’” 
- “I’m going to need you to stop your Avengers training and give me more details than that.”
- “Sometimes lies are the only thing that keep me getting out of bed each morning.” 
- “Don’t worry about yesterday, Elliott. You were given another chance. You can still show up tomorrow.”
- The way the shirt hugged his muscular arms was enough to get any woman pregnant on sight.
- “Do you know how many different types of vanilla frosting there are at Cake & Pie Bakery?” ... “Thirty-four different types of vanilla frosting,” they said in unison. “And we tried every single one,” Jason said. “Even though we knew we were getting chocolate, but free frosting samples aren’t something anyone should pass up,” Kelly explained.


About the Author:

Hi! I'm Brittainy! Join me as we travel through my mind as a Romance Author. This includes such things as my random thoughts, tricks, tips, things I'm learning, things I'm re-learning, things I'm forgetting, and my weird ways of crafting stories.

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Twitter: @BrittainyCherry
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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Judging Books by Shay Savage *~*~*~*~* Release Blitz, Review & Giveaway

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  The debutante path is a fairly straight track: who you are, who you associate with, and whose label you are wearing become priorities. They define you. They are the aspects by which you are judged. Ashlyn’s world has been one of enlightenment and finesse, and now she is ready to take on the financial world at her father’s company just as he had always planned. Her future had been scripted long ago, but a chance meeting with a beautiful boy on a bicycle gives Ashlyn a new outlook on life.   Ethan is far too young, far too tattooed, far too pierced—just far too everything—to ever fit into her world.  He has issues, too—major ones.  Ashlyn knows he will never be accepted by her friends, let alone her overbearing father, but there is something about his live-in-the-moment outlook that keeps drawing her back into his arms. Ashlyn must make a choice.  Can she forgo the family dynasty and live life to the fullest with this fascinating but damaged young man?

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Judging Books by Shay Savage
Review by Theresa Esterline
Stars: 5

We've all leaned not to judge based on looks, right???

I must admit a good book cover will definitely draw me in, but I've read books with just plain text in tree cover too. This story centers around why you should not judge things or people by their looks or possessions. It will make: tears stream down your cheeks, you laugh out loud, and melt here and there. And now a bit about the story...

Ashlyn is weeks away from graduating with her master's. She's about ready to interview for the assistant CFO position at her father's company. Appearances are very important in his business and their social circle. Ashlyn has to crush her interview and prove she deserves it. There is just one problem... her car battery is dead and she is running (literally) late in the heels she picked out. At a crosswalk she meets Ethan. At first she just hopes he leaves her alone. He's on a BMX bike, he has tattoos and piercings and she just doesn't have time for this. But his appearance is deceiving and she is drawn to him. Before she realizes it she has missed a light cycle. When he offers to give her a ride -- on his bike -- she doesn't know what to think, but decides to go for it. 

Favorite passages:
- “You never know what tomorrow’s going to bring, so don’t wait to do or say something important.  You only make real mistakes when you refuse to live in the moment.” 
- “It’s a pleasure to meet you, Ethan.  How long have you known our Ashlyn here?” Our?  How many people did she think she was? 
- “He commented on my shoes.”  Ethan laughed.  “I told him Chucks were expensive as well as comfortable, but he just made a face like he was sucking a lemon.”



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Shay Savage is an independent author from Cincinnati, Ohio, where she lives with her family and a variety of household pets.  She is an accomplished public speaker and holds the rank of Distinguished Toastmaster from Toastmasters International.  Her hobbies include off-roading in her big, yellow Jeep, science fiction in all forms, and soccer.  Savage holds a degree in psychology, and she brings a lot of that knowledge into the characters within her stories. From the author: “It’s my job to make you FEEL.  That doesn’t always mean you’ll feel good, but I want my readers to be connected enough to my characters to care.” Savage’s books many books span a wide variety of topics and sub-genres with deeply flawed characters.  From cavemen to addicts to hitmen, you’ll find yourself falling for these seemingly irredeemable characters!


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