Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Blog Tour: Country Love by Chelsea Dorsette







Country Love
Author: Chelsea Dorsette
Publisher: Limitless publishing, Hawaii
Cover: Limitless publishing, Hawaii
Publication: April 17, 2014
Pages: 115
Genre: Adult/Romance
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SYNOPSIS
**Mature Content Warning** Recommended for ages 17+ due to language and sexual content.

Standing over six feet tall with tight black jeans and his signature black cowboy hat, he draws attention every time he sets foot on stage...

CJ Tanner is the sexy lead singer of an up and coming country band.

While doing a radio station interview at Nashville, Tennessee’s top rated country music station WSIX, CJ meets Paden Thomas.

During the course of the interview the sexual tension between them is palpable…

When CJ invites Paden to come watch his band play at Nashville’s popular downtown club called Cat’s Cradle their relationship starts heating up.

It doesn’t take long before a mysterious series of unexplainable and dangerous events start happening, leaving Paden suspicious that someone is trying to keep them apart.

Feeling that their safety is in jeopardy, Paden has no other choice than to break up with CJ…

Yet again, another unexpected turn of events puts Paden in harms way with potentially devastating consequences.

Will CJ show up in time to rescue her? Or will these events take a toll on their relationship?


MY THOUGHTS:
*I received this book for review from Literary Quill Promotions, but this in no way affects my thoughts as expressed in this review*
So, being a huge country music fan and living just about an hour and a half from Nashville, I was excited to dive right into this book. Paden and CJ were great characters, and I think that was what really drew me into the story. In fact, this was one of those books where I was like "well, just a few pages before bed" and then look up to find it's 4:30 and I have to be up in an hour and a half and so might as well finish the book off anyways, right? I mean, who needs sleep? 
This book had a lot of suspense to it, that really added and made it less run of the mill. Though I love the genre, it's getting to where a lot of the books follow a similar pattern so what I loved about Country Love is that it really paved its own path. It was a great story to get lost in for a few hours and I definitely recommend. Just not before bed! 

AUTHOR BIO


CHELSEA DORSETTE was born in Boston, Massachusetts and now calls Raleigh, North Carolina home. Her writing career began in the radio broadcasting industry as a commercial copywriter. Some years later she penned a handful of children’s short stories. A few years back, she spent three years learning the craft of writing country music lyrics with the help from some great Nashville song writers. Chelsea’s current love is writing erotica romance. She currently has three novellas available on all major E-bookstores with two more in the works to be published.



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Guest Post: Chelsea Dorsette

GUEST POST
by
Chelsea Dorsette
AUGUST 2014
Chelseadorsette@aol.com

Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would write erotica romance! It literally happened right out of the blue. As I think back, it may have all started a couple of years back after reading “50 Shades of Grey” by E.L. James. Reading her book shocked me at first. But as I progressed through her stories I must have become intrigued because the next thing I knew, I was exploring other erotic stories. After reading more than a handful of books by other erotica writers, I found myself getting a bit weary of them because the storylines seemed very similar. I was craving for more but couldn’t find what I was searching for.

One day I was out walking my dog and a storyline hit me! I was playing it through my head and couldn’t wait to get back home so I could sit down at the computer and write it all down. The next thing I knew, my very first short story UNEXPECTED STRANGER was born. With encouragement from some friends who read it, I decided to tackle a second story. The next thing I knew, I had written a book of ten short stories and I was being offered a publishing contract!

Now with five published books under my belt all with wonderful reviews, I look forward to sitting down to write almost every day. I am very fortunate to be well traveled, so I can place my characters in wonderful places like San Francisco, Nashville and Hong Kong to name a few. I am currently working on my sixth book that takes place in beautiful Breckenridge, Colorado, where I’ve also had the pleasure of visiting.


In many erotica stories that I’ve read, the authors have the female character professionally and financially subservient to the male character. In my stories, the women are on equal footing with the men. They are strong, professional and intelligent women who are every bit as comfortable taking the lead sexually as the men. In my opinion, this makes for hotter scenarios!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Blog Tour: Finding Keepers by Kristi Strong




Genre: YA Contemporary
Release date: July 30th 2014
Purchase: Paperback | Kindle | Nook

Synopsis via Goodreads:
Starting a new life is never easy, but Alyssa Doe has turned it into an art form. Abandoned by her parents at age ten, six years in foster care has taught Alyssa how to get through life the hard way.
Now sixteen and growing desperate for a stable life, Alyssa finds herself puzzled by her newest keeper, twenty-five year old Jessica Sona. A feisty woman who does not accept no for an answer, Jessica’s insistence and passion for safety, family, and unconditional love begin to break down Alyssa’s walls and bring her hope, a dangerous emotion.
Can such a thing as family and love exist for a girl whose birth name is Doe, or will Alyssa be forever left finding keepers?

About the Author:


Fixing broken computers, wrangling a very spirited little toddler, and creating new fantasy worlds are all parts of the average day for Kristi Strong. While she has called Virginia her home for two decades, her head has rested in two countries, three states, and far too many houses to count. She was more than happy to give up her nomadic lifestyle and settle down with her husband, daughter, cat and chinchilla.


My Thoughts: 4 Stars
When I first read about this book, I knew I had to read it. It's a little different than what I've been reading lately, but I've always liked this type of book. I love Alyssa's character. You see that she has been hurt in the past, but throughout the book you really just see her grow and blossom. This book turned out a whole lot different than what I was thinking when I first sat down to read it, but not in a bad way. Just unexpected. I love the way Kristi Strong weaved this story. She really made me emotionally invested in the characters, which we all know is important. She is definitely going on my author watch list, and I can't wait to see what she puts out next! 
If you are looking for a nice, slightly emotional story with strong characters and a well thought out plot, I recommend you give Finding Keepers a shot. Alyssa's world is one I happily immersed myself in. A highly related character even in a not-so-relatable(for me) situation. I will be recommending this book for a while! 
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Monday, August 18, 2014

Back to School Giveaway!

Welcome to the

Back-to-School Giveaway Palooza!

Sponsored by: Failing Perfect, Dibsies Personalization Station, Zazzle, Fundanoodle, and Educational Insights

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Hosted & Organized by: Failing Perfect

Co-hosted by: Here We Go Again, Ready?, Intelligent Domestications, Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains, Spaceships and Laser Beams, Peace and Chaos, and The More The Merrier

 I can't believe it's that time of year again!  It seems like just yesterday when we were looking forward to the start of summer. Because I love my readers I want to help you get ready for back-to-school by helping one lucky reader get the year started with a bang. That is why I teamed up with some blogger friends and a few generous sponsors to bring you the chance to win this fantastic giveaway!   One winner is going to receive a prize package worth over $430! This giveaway includes something for everyone in the family from preschoolers through college students.   Here is what is included:
                   
  • Kindle Fire HD 7" Tablet, Wifi, 16 GB  & $100 Target Gift Card from Failing Perfect (Retail Value: $269.00)
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  • Giveaway will begin on August 18th, 2014 and will end at 11:59 PM, Mountain Time (US) on September 2nd, 2014.
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Bittersweet Catastrophe Release Day Blitz


Title: Bittersweet Catastrophe (Second Chances #2.5)
Author: Maureen Mayer
Genre: New Adult/Coming of Age
Release Date: August 18, 2014

For•ev•er (fɔːˈrɛvə; fə-): without end; everlasting; eternally

It might have taken twenty-two years to find Liberty, but now that Shayne has her, he’s not willing to let her go without a fight.

Shayne and Liberty finally found their forever, leaving Shayne’s past indiscretions behind and moving forward to start a life together. But what if forever wasn’t truly in the stars for them?

What should be one of the happiest times in their lives as newlyweds quickly turns into a race against time. Liberty must choose between accepting her fate and protecting her family, and taking a risk that could ultimately end in more heartache.

Liberty’s decision will test the strength of their trust, but is it enough to keep Shayne from breaking down altogether and losing the woman he loves


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Maureen Mayer was born, raised and currently resides in Buffalo, NY with her loving and supportive family and boyfriend of 9+ years. She’s always had a love for the outdoors, and when the city isn’t buried under snow, she can be found hiking, fishing, camping or lying on the beach. She’s a sucker for off-color humor, but holds a sweet spot for sick and twisted horror films. When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in bed with her kindle, diving into a steamy romance novel and falling in love with the latest book boyfriend.
















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Beast Release Day Blitz!


This is an erotic fairy tale inspired by Beauty and the Beast.

FROM HOLLYWOOD ROYALTY
At twenty-one years old, third-generation movie star Cal Hammond was on top of the world. He had more money than God and more women than any man could need. But when a night of debauchery ends in tragedy, he forfeits a life of luxury for a ten-year prison sentence at La Rosa, California’s most violent prison.

TO A BRUTAL BEAST
Eight years later, a ruthless, cunning man runs La Rosa from the inside. He is known simply as BEAST. All the wardens fear him. All the gangs obey him. He speaks to no one but his inner council. What he says is law.

NOW ONLY SHE CAN SAVE HIM
Annabelle Mitchell’s father is the warden at La Rosa. He deals as dirty as his trustees, and after years of smooth relations with Beast and the gangs he runs, Holt lands on the powerful prisoner’s hit list. That very afternoon, Annabelle pays a surprise visit to her father’s work, hoping to use her new counseling license at a place she thinks she could make a difference. When she catches Beast’s eye, he releases the warden and grabs the daughter. The price for the warden’s error is not death. It’s his precious Belle.


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About Ella James
Ella James is a Colorado author who writes teen and adult romance. She is happily married to a man who knows how to wield a red pen, and together they are raising a feisty two-year-old who will probably grow up believing everyone’s parents go to war over the placement of a comma.
Ella’s books have been listed on numerous Amazon bestseller lists, including the Movers & Shakers list and the Amazon Top 100; two were listed among Amazon’s Top 100 Young Adult Ebooks of 2012.
To find out more about Ella’s projects and get dates on upcoming releases, find her on Facebook at facebook.com/ellajamesauthorpage and follow her blog, www.ellajamesbooks.com. Questions or comments? Tweet her at author_ellaj or e-mail her at ella_f_james@ymail.com.


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