Giveaway: Everville by Roy Huff


so check this out everyone - I have been given the chance to hold a giveaway for a copy of Everville by Roy Huff and it's international!

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Owen Sage is the emblematic college freshman at Easton Falls University. With all the worries about his first year in college, he was not prepared for what would happen next. His way of life was flipped upside down when he mysteriously crossed into another dimension, into the beautiful land of Everville. His excitement was abruptly halted when he discovered that there was a darkness forged against both the natural world, which he knew well, and the new land which he discovered, Everville. He must devise a plan to save both worlds while joining forces with the race of Fron and The Keepers, whom both harbor hidden secrets he must learn in order to gain power over the evil that dwells in The Other In Between. With a race against time to save both worlds, his short time at Easton Falls did not quite prepare him for the evil, dark forces he must fight in order to conquer The Other In Between.






About the Author

Roy Huff is the author of Amazon's #1 international bestselling epic fantasy novel, Everville: The First Pillar. He is a man of many interests including science, traveling, movies, the outdoors, and of course writing teen and young adult fantasy fiction. He holds five degrees in four separate disciplines including liberal arts, history, secondary science education, and geoscience. Roy Huff's background includes work in art, history, education, business, real-estate, economics, geoscience, and satellite meteorology. He was born on the East Coast but has spent more than half his life in Hawaii, where he currently resides and writes his epic fantasy sagas.




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until next time, 
-xo- jen



Holy Moly... Random Post :)

welp... as usual I'm really behind and working on my stupid calendar again.



yea that's me pretty much every freaking day...  



what are you all reading?  I'm reading all kinds of stuff and can't seem to focus... which isn't working out too well for me.





anyway... rable rable rable - let's get some ice cream and talk books - tell me what you are reading and what your favorite flavor is!!  





right now my favorite ice cream is Butter Pecan - it tastes like freaking pecan pie and vanilla ice cream all together - I'm in love with it! 
 
annnnnnnnd I'm reading Angel of Mercy and Losing Hope right now - but I will be starting on a ton more books tomorrow and Saturday for next week - but I really will be focusing on writing at least 5 reviews this weekend... 
Party for One! I will be dating a wine bottle this weekend ;)




my life is super exciting when I get behind like this - hehehehehe - just kidding, I apparently enjoy this shit :D
**I actually do like it - weird right**



anyway, until next time kittens
~xo~ jen


Brazen turns 1 - epic giveaways, q&a, photo contest - Brazen Bash





Brazen Books, who brought us Wrong Bed Right Guy, Officer Off Limits, Seducing Cinderella, and Tempting the Player - to name just a few - is turning 1 this month, and they’re celebrating in a big way. They’ve got a ton of great things going on this week, including Twitter parties, FB events, and even a huge sale!  Full deets below:



Epic Giveaways 


Don’t miss the Brazen Bash on Thursday, July 25th from 7 to 10 pm EST where you can comment to win a $50 prize pack, $75 prize pack, or $125 prize pack.  Prize packs will be a combination of Gift cards from Amazon/B&N, Adam & Eve, and Sephora! You can find out more details on the Brazen Facebook page here - https://www.facebook.com/BrazenBooks


Q&A’s with NYT bestselling authors 

Twitter Chat with Laura Kaye @laurakayeauthor Tuesday, July 23rd from 9 to 10 pm EST. Twitter Chat with Katee Robert @katee_robert Wednesday, July 24th from 6 to 7 pm PST. They’ll be using the hashtag #BrazenBash so you can easily join in the conversation.

Photo contest 

Be sure to check out Brazen’s Tumblr page to share your favourite pictures of swoon-worthy men that remind you of the heroes in Brazen books! Either post your picture to your own tumblr using the tag “brazenbash” Or you can submit your photo directly to the Brazen tumblr page here http://brazenbooks.tumblr.com/submit. Make sure to tweet your tumblr posts as well using #BrazenBash


Surprise 99 cent sale!


They’ve dropped the price of 8 of their top-selling titles for 1 week only - and it could happen at any moment this week. So be sure to keep your eyes peeled! Tell your mom, your sisters, your co-workers!  



until next time,
xo jen




Cover Reveal: Behind Closed Doors (Campus Crush #2) by Ashelyn Drake





Behind Closed Doors (Campus Crush #2)

by Ashelyn Drake

Release Date: 08/06/13


Summary from Goodreads:

Julia Monroe is through wishing she had an older guy like her best friend Noelle does. It’s time for her to act on her desires. So when she sees sexy, twenty-three-year-old Darren McEntire eating dinner alone at the pub, she decides to make her move. The attraction between them is undeniable, and even through Julia isn’t looking for a one-night stand, she winds up back at Darren’s place the same night she meets him. Only being with him makes her realize what she’s been missing dating other guys. All she wants is Darren.


But Julia allows Darren to think she’s his age and a grad student at the nearby college. She knows she has to confess the truth, but she’s afraid to shatter what they have. Not knowing what to do, she starts the semester only to discover that her new teaching assistant is none other than Darren. With the lies out in the open and campus policy against them, Julia and Darren know the relationship should be over before it even begins. But the chemistry between them is too strong to deny.



Can they find a way to be together or are they doomed to only see each other behind closed doors?




About the Author

New Adult and Young Adult romance author represented by
Lauren Hammond of ADA Management Group. Look for her upcoming N.A. title,
Romancing the R.A. (S.B. Addison Books, 2013).


Where to find Ashelyn Drake:

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until next time,
xo jen



Cover Reveal: Unafraid by Melody Grace



I'm super excited to help reveal the cover for Melody Grace's second book in the Beachwood Bay Series - UNAFRAID.  This book is a New Adult Contemporary Romance novel that is die to be released on August 27, 2013.  I can't wait!!  So without further adieu, here's the cover and info!!



UNAFRAID

The first time I saw her, I knew this girl was wilder than any stallion I’d ever trained. She was headstrong, wounded, passionate and free. And I had to have her…”

Brittany Ray doesn’t care about her bad reputation. Growing up in a sleepy beach town with a junkie mom and a runaway dad, Brit’s learned the hard way that the people you love will only let you down. It’s no use hoping for love or happiness. Some dreams aren't meant for girls like her.

Hunter Covington is one of those dreams.

Gorgeous, charming Hunter is damn near perfect—and it’s killing him. Son of Charleston royalty, he’s been trapped in a gilded cage since the day he was born. Now he’s breaking free. He’s quit law school to restore his grandpa’s old horse ranch, trying to soothe the demons in his soul. But Beachwood Bay is full of old ghosts, like the mysterious girl who spent an unforgettable night with him—and then slipped away before dawn. Brit. 

Everything about her screams danger, but Hunter doesn't care: he’s never felt a connection so deep. And try as she may, Brit can’t resist the desire consuming her —or the safety she finds in Hunter’s arms.

A reckless passion. An undeniable bond. Scarred by their pasts, Brit and Hunter fight to heal old wounds. But will dark secrets tear apart their new beginning? And when love is the biggest risk of all, can they find the courage to face the future unafraid? 



Beachwood Bay Series



Book #0.5:  UNTOUCHED



Book #1: UNBROKEN


Book #2: UNAFRAID







ABOUT MELODY GRACE

Melody Grace is the USA Today bestselling author of UNBROKEN and UNTOUCHED. A small-town girl turned SoCal beach-lover, she spent years with her nose in a book before deciding it was time to write them for herself. She loves bad boys, good books, and pistachio-flavored ice-cream.





until next time,
xo jen





Review: Shadow Hunter by Kait Ballenger (After Dark: The Darkest Angel/Shadow Hunter by Gena Showalter & Kait Ballenger)






Description from Goodreads:

A timeless seduction A unique temptation And a whole world of dark desires... 

From New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter 

The Darkest Angel 
Winged warrior Lysander has been alive for centuries, and yet he's never known desire-until he meets Bianka. Spawned from the bloodline of his enemy, the beautiful but deadly Harpy is determined to lead the untouched Lysander into temptation. He may try to evade her attempts, but even the most iron-willed demon assassin can resist for only so long.... 

And from debut author Kait Ballenger 

Shadow Hunter 
Vampire hunter Damon Brock's first assignment with the Execution Underground is Rochester, New York, a city crawling with the undead. But he isn't the only hunter in town gunning for vamp blood. Tiffany Solow is fierce and ruthless when it comes to slaying the monsters that destroyed her family-and she works solo. But being alone is no longer so desirable when she meets the mysterious hunter who wants more than just her turf. As they work to massacre the local covens, the line between good and evil blurs when they are forced to decide between their lifelong beliefs... and their newfound hearts.


**I received a review copy of this book from Kait Ballenger to read and review Shadow Hunter**


Book Info:

Paperback, 325 pages
Published June 25th 2013 by Harlequin HQN
Original Title: After Dark: The Darkest Angel/Shadow Hunter
ISBN 0373778252 (ISBN13: 9780373778256)
Series: Lords of the Underworld #4.5, Execution Underground #0.5

Series Info:

The Execution Underground


(click on the covers to go to GR and add to your TBR)

Book 0.5:  Shadow Hunter

Book 1:  Twilight Hunter

Book 2:  Immortal Hunter


My Rating:

4.5 Stars

My Review:

Soooooooooooo what do you think of that cover?!  It's hot right!  Well it's even better in person on my paperback!!  Anyway... no need to show off my cover-whore colors anymore, you already know I love book covers :)

I have not read The Darkest Angel yet, but I will.... But that isn't what we are talking about today!  Today we are talking about Shadow Hunter by Kait Ballenger.  I have not read anything from Kait prior to this book, but I can guarantee I will be reading anything I can find from her now!  I loved her writing ... the style, the flow, the characters, the content - ALL OF IT!  This book is solid and it is just a prequel to her series Execution Underground!  I will be picking up these books as they are released.  

Ok now to get into the meat of this story.  Damon Brock is a bad-ass, sexy as hell, assassin for the Execution Underground.  He is in Rochester, NY on the hunter for someone specific while taking care of regular business for the EU.  He's working in a club when we see and meet Tiffany for the first time.  She is soooooo awesome!  She's beautiful, independent, strong, kicks ass and takes names, has an attitude that will kick your ass any day of the week.  I loved her!  To say the least these two have some chemistry ... and I'll leave that alone so you can read it yourself.  **bwhahahahaha** Now I couldn't stop reading when I figured out they have history together - you will do the same, I promise!  

This story grabs you by the balls and throws you against the wall and goes full throttle all the way through.  
I really enjoyed it and I think you will too - so check it out and keep an eye on this author.  I think great things are coming from her!  All the links are below, so check her out!!

Get your copy of After Dark right here:



Author Info:

Kait Ballenger is a full-time paranormal romance author, wife, professional bellydancer, and graduate student living in Central Florida. SHADOW HUNTER, the debut prequel of her sexy paranormal romance series, the Execution Underground, about an international network of supernatural hunters who fight to protect humanity alongside the powerful women they seduce, releases in an anthology titled AFTER DARK along with NYT Bestselling author Gena Showalter's novella THE DARKEST ANGEL in July 2013. TWILIGHT HUNTER, book one of the EU series, debuts Sept 2013.

With a B.A in English from Stetson University, Kait is currently a student in Spalding University’s M.F.A in Writing for Children and Young Adults program, where she studies dual-genre in screenwriting. She writes dark paranormal romance with drool-worthy heroes and kickass heroines as Kait Ballenger, and sassy YA urban fantasy under her maiden name, Kaitlyn Schulz.

When Kait’s not preoccupied with paranormal creepy-crawlies, she can be found slaving over endless amounts of schoolwork or with her nose buried in a book. She lives in Florida with her husband, and doggie-daughter, Sookie (yes, like the heroine in Charlainne Harris’ books), and two mischievous kittens, Elliot and Olivia (yes, like the Law and Order characters), near the love and care of her supportive family. Kait believes anything is possible with hard work and dedication. One day, she will be a bestseller and have people name their pets after her characters too.



until next time, 
xo jen





Blog Tour: Secret Maneuvers (Ex Ops Series, Book #1) by Jessie Lane


Tour Wide Giveaway | Guest Post | Review





Sooooooooo I love this author and I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book!!  I can't wait for you all to check it out and let me know what you think!! 




Blurb:


Some mistakes from the past haunt us forever... unless fate steps in with a second chance.

One 'dear John' letter haunts Bobby Baker's every living moment. It’s the letter he stupidly wrote to his high school sweetheart, Belle, right after he left to join the Army. The letter that he told her that he wasn't so sure if they were ready for forever yet. But before he can let her know that the letter, and his second thoughts, are nothing but a mistake, she up and disappears from the small Georgia town they were both raised in.

Fifteen years later, Belle unknowingly walks back into Bobby's life when her job as an ATF Agent forces her to work with a group of men secretly headed by the CIA to help her track down whoever is involved in funneling black market weapons to a drug cartel in Mexico.

Bobby will use this mission to try and soothe Belle's hurt feelings while proving to her that their love is still meant for forever. He'll use every dirty trick he's learned since he joined the Army to maneuver her back into his life for the long haul. But Belle's not making it easy as she keeps him at arm's length in the hopes that mistakes of her own never come to light.


Book Info:


Title: Secret Maneuvers
Series: Ex Ops - Book #1
Author: Jessie Lane

Format: eBook
Expected Publication Date: June 15,  2013
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Book Links:



Buy Your Copy Here:




My Rating:

5 Stars



Guest Post:

Interrogation Techniques: The Smooth Talker

Appearances are always deceiving.  And I do mean always.  I met Declan Sullivan over three years ago, and it never ceases to amaze me how quickly he can sweet talk anyone into getting anything he wants.  Absolutely anything.  The guy’s a pro.  A cocky one at that.  He can talk a young woman on the verge of taking her vows of celibacy at a convent to throw caution to the wind and shout “Fuck It!” Or better yet,“PLEASE FUCK ME”.  Riley and I actually had a bet with him that he couldn’t pull that one off.  We lost a hundred bucks, each.  But that story is for a different time.
       Declan, Riley, and I first met in what some would call an “Interview” process for our current employer, the Ex Ops Team.  But don’t think we all sat around in suits and ties answering routine questions about what we thought our best qualities were.  No,actually it was a bunch of aptitude and PT testing.  How fast can you run ten miles?  How fast can you put bullet holes in these targets?  If captured by the enemy, will you scream like a little bitch, or man up and remain silent?  By the way, does this ink blob look like just an ink blob, or do you images in the blob that may mean you’re just a tad psychotic?
       If you want a more visual reference, think of the movie ‘Armageddon’ and the process the drillers went through in order to go into space times ten on steroids.  That would be about right.  Anyway, I got paired with Declan right off the bat. The guy had me spilling my guts about my past within the hour.  The Sneaky bastard.  But, I guess if you have to bare all to at least one person in your life,wouldn't it be to the one guy whom you know that would have your back in the most dangerous situations?
      After we’d all been through a full day of push ups, pistols and pushy ass drill sergeant wannabe’s, I was directed to wait in a room at the end of the hall until our “interview” could go on to the next stage.  Opening the door to said room, I found Declan waiting in a shabby conference room that had dust motes attacking every surface in full force, causing my nose to twitch so I wouldn’t sneeze.  I walked in and watched him pushing the dust around with the tip of his finger.  He must have been bored because he was instructing someone to “clean me” in the dust topped shitty looking table he was sitting in front of in a wood paneled room with dim lighting.  Declan looked up at me, ran his eyes over from head to toe before going back to my face, and then shook his head before going back to his masterpiece.  I didn’t even make it to my seat before he said, “Read you like a book, man.”
     Suddenly on guard, I asked. “Really? And what is it that you think you see Sullivan?”
     “You're lost bro. Simply lost.”  Waving a finger around in the air pointed in my direction,“Well, at least your part of you is.”
I looked down at myself, noted everything was still intact and in working order, and then shot him a puzzled look. “I think you got a screw loose. I’m not lost man.”
Declan leaned towards me over the table and looked me straight in the eyes. “Dude, you’ve got to be shitting me. Trust me, I’ve seen that look before. You’re lost, and you’ve been trying to find your way back for a long ass time from the looks of it.”  Moving away so that he was sprawled in a lazy manner in his chair, he folded his hands over his flat stomach and gave me a look I imagine most Psychiatrists gave their patients. “So why don’t you tell me all about this girl that’s been plaguing your mind.”
      I couldn’t help but laugh at him for his elaborate change in accent so that he now had a strong Irish parody in his otherwise surfer boy dialogue.
      Shaking my head, and giving a mirthless laugh in total disbelief that this guy had in fact read me like a book.“Well, her name is Belle.”


My Review:


So... like I said, I loved this book and I really think you will too!  These characters are awesome and the story line seriously blew me away.  

I connected with these characters from the beginning and was totally in love with Belle & Bobby (better known as Ace).  Their past completely shaped their present and I couldn't have asked for better twists and Holy Shit moments throughout this story!  Seriously - I was taken away to their world through the entire book, heartbroken a few times by each of them, and completely in love with the story from the first paragraph.  I love all the different people in this book - the Ex Ops team especially - I love their interaction with Bobby.  They are his family and who he goes to ... well at least who he listens to for advice, even though most of it is unsolicited.  Each person in this book is complicated and tough and smart.  You are shown this story from both sides, Belle and Bobby, and I absolutely LOVED this aspect of the book.  

The writing in this book has only improved from the previous works I've read from this author.  The flow was really really good and the pace was great.  I have been finding myself bored with some of my reads and that they are lagging and stalling out for me - that was SO NOT the case with Secret Maneuvers!  I couldn't put it down and didn't even take time to post updates on GR like I normally do.  Yep... I was so into this book that I didn't even update on GR or any type of social media - shocking right!?  Based on that alone, you know you need to read this book!  Plus it's a series and look at that cover - it's HOT.  
Need I go on... didn't think so.

I am soooooooooooo looking forward to the next books in this series!  I can't wait to see the other stories that are coming!!   

I have loved this author since I first read their YA novel The Burning Star (that review is right here) and each book I've read from Jessie Lane since has just gotten better.  So please check out this author!!

Now... I am going to leave you with my impressions through this story via gif!  You know how much I just love them so...











Giveaway:

~~Prize Information~~

Secret Maneuvers ebook
Custom designed bag
Custom designed dog tags
$50 Gift Card to Amazon or Barnes and Noble
REV IT UP by Julie Ann Walker
IN THE AIR TONIGHT by Stephanie Tyler
FREE FALL by Catherine Mann
Catherine Mann bookmark

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Tour Schedule:

June 15th: Under The Covers Book Blog - Review
June 16th: TwoGirls Reading - Spotlight/Review
June 17th: Happily Ever After Reads - Guest Post
June 18th: Flirting With Romance - Interview
June 19th: Addicted to Romance - Guest Post
June 20th: Curse of the Bibliophile - Spotlight/Review
June 21st: Proserpine Craving Books - Interview/Review
June 22nd: For the Love of Bookends - Spotlight/Review
June 23rd: Ramblings From This Chick - Guest Post/Review
June 24th: The Jeep Diva - Interview/Review
June 25th: My Reading Obsession - Review
June 26th: Book Nerds Anonymous - Guest Post/Review
June 27th: Nina’s Literary Escape - Spotlight
June 28th: Mrs Condit & Friends Read Books - Guest Post/Review
June 29th: Fictional Candy - Review
June 30th: Read Me - Review
July 1st: Book Lovin’ Mamas -Spotlight/Review
July 2nd: Romancing the Book - Interview
July 3rd: The Book Whisperer - Guest Post/Review
July4th: Cocktails and Books - Guest Post
July 5th: Book Savvy Babes - Guest Post/Review
July 6th: Book Devotee Reviews - Spotlight/Review
July 7th: Swept Away by Romance - Guest Post/Review
July 8th: Little Read Riding Hood - Guest Post
July 9th: Supernatural Snark - Interview
July 10th: Riverina Romantics - Guest Post
July 11th: A Novel Review - Review
July 12th: Beach Bum Reads - Spotlight/Review
July 13th: Adria’s Romance Reviews - Interview
July 14th: Random Jendsmit - Guest Post/Review
July 15th: Reading Between the Wines Book Club - Guest Post



About the Author:


Jessie Lane is the writing team of Melissa Pahl and Crystal Leo. The two sisters-in-law share a passionate love of naughty romance, cliff hanging suspense, and out-of-this-world characters that demand your attention, or threaten to slap you around until you do pay attention to them. Because really, it is ALL about the characters. (They're kind of megalomaniacs - but don't tell them that we said that.)

Crystal and Melissa often live half their lives with their heads in the clouds dreaming of alpha military hunks, werewolves and kick ass heroines crazy enough to chase after creatures that they unquestionably should know better than to chase.

Their first YA novel, The Burning Star, was released in May 2012. Big Bad Bite is their second novel, but their first adult paranormal romance. They are now working on their next two novels, Walk On The Striped Side and Secret Maneuvers. With these projects underway, they are looking forward to showing the rest of the world their crazy stories, heroes and heroines that often plague their minds until written, and hope you will join them on their journey!




until next time, 
xo jen