23 May 2017

Teaser Tuesday: A Girl Like Me (Like Us #2) by Ginger Scott

A Girl Like Me (Like Us #2) by Ginger Scott.
Audience/Genre: A mature YA romance.
Publication: May 26th 2017.
They say everyone’s a superhero to someone. I’m not sure who I’m supposed to save, but I know who saved me.

We were kids. His name was Christopher. And up until the day he pulled me from death’s grip, he was nothing more than a boy I felt sorry for. In a
blink of an eye, he became the only person who made me feel safe.

And then he disappeared.

Now I’m seventeen. I’m not a kid anymore. I haven’t been for years. While death didn’t take me that day, the things that happened left me with
scars—the kind that robbed me of everything I once loved and drove me into darkness. But more than anything else, that day—and every day since—has taken away my desire to dream.

I wasn’t going to have hope. I wouldn’t let myself wish. Those things—they weren’t for girls like me. That’s what I believed…until the new boy.

He’s nothing like the old boy. He’s taller and older. His hair is longer,
and his body is lean—strong and ready for anything. I don’t feel sorry for
him. And sometimes, I hate him. He challenges me. From the moment I first saw him standing there on the baseball field, he pushed me—his eyes
constantly questioning, doubting…daring. Still, something about him—it
feels…familiar.

He says his name is Wes. But I can’t help but feel like he’s someone else.
Someone from my past. Someone who’s come back to save me.

This time, though, he’s too late. Josselyn Winters, the girl he once knew,
is gone. I am the threat; I am my worst enemy. And he can’t save me from myself.










Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling and Goodreads Choice Award-nominated author of several young and new adult romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Going Long, Blindness, How We Deal With Gravity, This Is Falling, You and Everything After, The Girl I Was Before, Wild Reckless, Wicked Restless, In Your Dreams, The Hard Count, Hold My Breath, and A Boy Like You.

A sucker for a good romance, Ginger’s other passion is sports, and she often blends the two in her stories. (She’s also a sucker for a hot quarterback, catcher, pitcher, point guard…the list goes on.) Ginger has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at http://www.littlemisswrite.com.

When she's not writing, the odds are high that she's somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork 'em, Devils).






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22 May 2017

Release Day Blast for Bliss









Are you ready to find your next perfect romantic read? Bliss has two new releases from NYT Bestselling authors, Rachel Harris and Victoria James today. Be sure to pick up your copies today and find out why people are swooning over these reads!







The Nanny Arrangement

by Rachel Harris

Release date: May 22, 2017

About the book:

Soft-spoken and shy Hannah Fisher is determined to make the man she’s loved her entire life finally see her as a woman. With the help of a makeover, a new mission—Operation Find My Happy—and the convenient forced proximity of a tour bus, she vows to win her best friend Deacon’s heart.

Former bad boy and current fiddle player Deacon Latrell has the world at his fingertips: a new gig with a famous band, plus his best friend on tour as his son’s nanny. Life couldn’t get much sweeter. Now if only he could stop imagining kissing the daylights out of his childhood BFF…

With one friend set on pushing the boundaries and the other afraid to rock the boat, one thing’s for certain—their story would make one heck of a country song.


About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Rachel Harris writes humorous love stories about sassy girls-next-door and the hot guys that make them swoon. Vibrant settings, witty banter, and strong relationships are a staple in each of her books…and kissing. Lots of kissing.

An admitted bookaholic and homeschool mom, she gets through each day by laughing at herself, hugging her kids, and watching way too much Food Network with her husband. She writes young adult, new adult, and adult romances, and LOVES talking with readers!




The Doctor's Redemption

by Victoria James

Release date: May 22, 2017

About the book:

Gwen Bailey has been busy taking care of everyone but herself. After a tragedy tore her family apart, she put her dreams aside to be with family. Now that her life is getting back on track, and her new Chocolaterie is open, she can concentrate on snagging the handsome, mysterious customer who has her dreaming about her own happily-ever-after...

Doctor Luke Thomson has spent the last five years filled with guilt. He hopes to make amends in Shadow Creek, however he doesn't count on falling for the adorable and gorgeous Gwen Bailey. He vows to not get involved with her, but she's too sweet to resist. It's only a matter of time, though, before the truth comes out. Luke knows there's no way Gwen will look at him the same way once she discovers his secret...


Series Info:

Book 1 - Christmas with the Sheriff


Book 2 – The Baby Bombshell




About Victoria James


Victoria James is a romance writer living near Toronto. She is a mother to two young children, one very disorderly feline, and wife to her very own hero. Victoria attended Queen’s University and graduated with a degree in English Literature. She then earned a degree in Interior Design. After the birth of her first child she began pursuing her life-long passion of writing. Her dream of being a published romance author was realized by Entangled in 2012. Victoria is living her dream— staying home with her children and conjuring up happy endings for her characters. Victoria would love to hear from her readers! You can visit her at www.victoriajames.ca or Twitter @vicjames101 or send her an email at Victoria@victoriajames.ca.








Preorder: A Girl Like Me by Ginger Scott

A Girl Like Me (Like Us #2) by Ginger Scott.
Audience/Genre: A mature YA romance.
Publication: May 26th 2017.
They say everyone’s a superhero to someone. I’m not sure who I’m supposed to save, but I know who saved me.

We were kids. His name was Christopher. And up until the day he pulled me from death’s grip, he was nothing more than a boy I felt sorry for. In a
blink of an eye, he became the only person who made me feel safe.

And then he disappeared.

Now I’m seventeen. I’m not a kid anymore. I haven’t been for years. While death didn’t take me that day, the things that happened left me with
scars—the kind that robbed me of everything I once loved and drove me into darkness. But more than anything else, that day—and every day since—has taken away my desire to dream.

I wasn’t going to have hope. I wouldn’t let myself wish. Those things—they weren’t for girls like me. That’s what I believed…until the new boy.

He’s nothing like the old boy. He’s taller and older. His hair is longer,
and his body is lean—strong and ready for anything. I don’t feel sorry for
him. And sometimes, I hate him. He challenges me. From the moment I first saw him standing there on the baseball field, he pushed me—his eyes
constantly questioning, doubting…daring. Still, something about him—it
feels…familiar.

He says his name is Wes. But I can’t help but feel like he’s someone else.
Someone from my past. Someone who’s come back to save me.

This time, though, he’s too late. Josselyn Winters, the girl he once knew,
is gone. I am the threat; I am my worst enemy. And he can’t save me from myself.






Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling and Goodreads Choice Award-nominated author of several young and new adult romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Going Long, Blindness, How We Deal With Gravity, This Is Falling, You and Everything After, The Girl I Was Before, Wild Reckless, Wicked Restless, In Your Dreams, The Hard Count, Hold My Breath, and A Boy Like You.

A sucker for a good romance, Ginger’s other passion is sports, and she often blends the two in her stories. (She’s also a sucker for a hot quarterback, catcher, pitcher, point guard…the list goes on.) Ginger has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at http://www.littlemisswrite.com.

When she's not writing, the odds are high that she's somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork 'em, Devils).






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19 May 2017

Blitz & Giveaway: Love Bites by Jeanne Bannon



Love Bites by Jeanne Bannon.
Audience/Genre: Sweet, Contemporary, Adult, Novella.
Publication: March 5th 2017.
From international best-selling author, Jeanne Bannon, comes the story of Jack O’Hurley, a man who's protected his broken heart by running away and refusing to open himself to love. After years of hiding behind any excuse not to let his walls down, he can’t help but be intrigued when he meets the most unusual woman he’s ever set eyes on. Star is certainly not what he’s been looking for but she just might be what he needs.

As Jack begins to fall in love with the eccentric Star, another woman vies for his attention. Torn between the two very different but equally alluring ladies, he puts into play his tried and true system for determining whether he will continue to date a woman — introducing each to his dog, Phil.

Crazy as it may seem, Jack trusts Phil’s instincts more than he does his own. The only problem is that none have yet to pass the Phil Test.

Reviewed by Kelly.

It's a cute, short and a little quirky book!

Jack was left at the alter 5 years ago. He is not so trusting anymore. Phil (short for Phillipa), his dog, doesn't like any woman Jack meets. So since Jack isn't trusting he lets Phil decide if she is the one. Phil's haunches go up and she growls at any woman she doesn't like. And it's fine with Jack.

Then this hippie looking woman comes right up to him one day and tells him that her psychic said he was the one she was going to marry. Well, just like anyone would do, he thought she was a little wacko! But Phil strangely loves her. So, Jack tries. Star fits his type of woman. But she is into all the tarot card reading and midnight dinners to visit with your dead loved ones. He likes her and lets it go but still is hesitant.

When he meets another girl who attracts him and he is surprised by it even though Phil clearly dislikes her, he tries to just go with it and takes her out on a date. But Star runs into them!

Jack needs to figure out what he wants and quick! A quirky girl or a beautiful city woman who dislikes his dog and whose dog dislikes him. It would seem like a no brainer but even I had a hard time. Her quirkiness is just not what I would like. I had a little hard time with her. She is very loveable! But just too out there for me for me to really connect to.

If you like quirky, short reads, tarot cards, dumb suppers, construction, boat rides, art, dogs, and finding your own happiness than this is it for you!


Jack noticed the fur on Phil’s back stand on end and then it came, the low growl and bared teeth he’d expected. Though Phil would never bite, those who didn’t know her were sure to be petrified by this display.

Denise was no exception. She backed up, plastering herself against the now closed front door. “Is he going to attack me?”

Jack stood between Phil and his date and tried not to smile. “She. Phil’s female.”

Denise just failed what Jack liked to call “The Phil Test” as so many other women had before her.

“She won’t bite. She just doesn’t like you,” Jack said, then turned to Phil, pulling her by the collar a few feet down the entranceway hall. “Go on now. Go to bed, Phil.” He pointed the way, but the dog didn’t move. Her eyes were trained on Denise. She lifted her head and smelled the air, her fur still at attention. Then the dog sneezed and shook her head.

“I don’t think she likes your perfume,” Jack said. “Think we’d better call it a night. This isn’t going to work out.” He opened the door and without a word, Denise fled, fishing her car keys out of her purse as she made her way down his walkway.

Denise was the sixth woman this month alone Phil had sent packing. Jack flipped on the outside light and watched as she got in her car and hoped she wouldn’t drive too fast and end up nose first in one of the dips along the laneway. Once she was out of sight, he locked the door, made his way to the living room, and plopped into his easy chair beside Phil’s bed. Phil turned in a circle and plopped into her own spot, nudging the duvet until it covered her.


Giveaway

Jeanne is giving away PDF copies of three of her books: Love Bites, Lost and Found, and Nowhere to Run. For your chance to win, simply enter via the Rafflecopter below. The contest closes at midnight EST on May 27, 2017, and is open to entrants worldwide.

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Jeanne Bannon is an internationally best-selling and award-winning author and editor. She lives in Caledon, Ontario, Canada with her husband and two daughters.






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Tour Stops

May 15:

LoveBound Books: http://loveboundbooks.wordpress.com/
A Fold in the Spine: http://afoldinthespinesite.wordpress.com/
Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog: http://fictionalrendezvousbookblog.blogspot.co.uk/
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May 16:

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Book Lovers 4Ever: http://bl4ebookblog.blogspot.co.uk/
Books, Dreams, Life: http://booksdreamslife0829.blogspot.co.uk/?m=0

May 17:

Abibliophobia Anonymous: http://abibliophobiaanonymous.blogspot.co.uk/
The Bookworm Lodge: http://www.thebookwormlodge.com/
Angel Feathers: http://cherylheadford.com/
Romantic Reads and Such: http://romanticreadsandsuch.wordpress.com/

May 18:

CelticLady's Reviews: http://celticladysreviews.blogspot.co.uk/
Bonkers About Books: http://felinewyvern.blogspot.co.uk/
BB's Book Reviews: http://bbsbookreviews.com/
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May 19:

EskieMama Reads: http://eskiemamareads.blogspot.co.uk/
Liz's Reading Life: http://lizjosette.blogspot.co.uk/
I Heart Reading: http://www.iheartreading.net/
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18 May 2017

Tour & Giveaway: The Truth About Happily Ever After by Karole Cozzo



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The Truth About Happily Ever After by Karole Cozzo.
Audience/Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult.
Publication: May 16th 2017 by Swoon Reads.
Chin up, Princess, or the crown will slip.

A theme park princess must put her life back together after her happily ever after falls apart in The Truth About Happily Ever After, a contemporary YA romance from Karole Cozzo, author of How to Keep Rolling After a Fall and How to Say I Love You Out Loud.

Everything was supposed to be perfect. Alyssa has a job she loves, working as Cinderella at her favorite theme park; a fantastic group of friends; and a boyfriend who will no longer be long distance. But as the summer progresses, her prince becomes less charming and more distant, and Alyssa’s perfect summer falls apart.

Forced to acknowledge that life is not always a fairy tale, Alyssa starts working to pull her herself back together. Fortunately, she doesn’t have to do it alone. With her friend Miller’s support, she’s determined to prove that she’s more than just a pretty princess. And with his help, maybe she’s finally ready for something better than dreams. Maybe she’s ready for something real.


Guest Post: Playlist for The Truth About Happily Ever After....

The night my main characters attend a Coldplay concert is pivotal for their relationship, and throughout the writing of the story, I’ve been amazed at how many Coldplay songs capture how Alyssa and Miller come to feel about each other. And then just recently, “Something Just Like This” came out and I was pretty much jumping up and down because it’s basically the entire theme of the book, right there in lyrical perfection!

The following soundtrack, yes, comprised entirely of Coldplay, follows along with Alyssa’s journey from the end of Part I of the book through the end of Part II.

1-Clocks

“The lights go out and I can't be saved
Tides that I tried to swim against
Have brought me down upon my knees”

2-Fix You

“High up above or down below
When you're too in love to let it go
If you never try you'll never know
Just what you're worth
Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you”

3-Hymn For the Weekend

“Oh, angel sent from up above
You know you make my world light up
When I was down, when I was hurt
You came to lift me up”

4-Adventure of a Lifetime

“I feel my heart beating
I feel my heart beneath my skin
Oh, I can feel my heart beating
'Cause you make me feel
Like I'm alive again”

5-A Sky Full of Stars

“I don't care, go on and tear me apart
I don't care if you do, ooh
'Cause in a sky, 'cause in a sky full of stars
I think I saw you”

6-Yellow

“Your skin
Oh yeah your skin and bones
Turn into something beautiful
You know you know I love you so
You know I love you so”

7-Something Just Like This

“She said, where'd you wanna go?
How much you wanna risk?
I'm not looking for somebody
With some superhuman gifts
Some superhero
Some fairytale bliss
Just something I can turn to
Somebody I can miss”


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Karole lives outside of Philadelphia, PA with her loving husband, exuberant little girl, and smiley little boy. She adores YA Romance, because it would be awesome if life in general had a requisite feel-good happy ending rule. Vices include obscene Haribo gummy consumption, addiction to Starbucks NF vanilla lattes, and tendency to hoard Bath and Body Works 3-wick candles.






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