Month: April 2015

Finding Me by Mariah Dietz – cover reveal

Finding Me
His #3
Mariah Dietz
1st June 2015

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Title: Finding Me (His, #3)

Author: Mariah Dietz

Genre: Contemporary Romance 

Release Date: June 1, 2015

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Synopsis

I came here to escape. Leave the debris and avoid the inevitable truths.

Things are better.

Worse.

Different.

I’m finding me, but in the process I fear I’m forgetting those I have left, and the ones who have left me. Maybe I’m losing who I was.

Can I forget my past and move forward?

Can I forget him?

Excerpt

My eyes fly open and my mind feels alert. Normally nightmares wake me up like this, but this time, nothing is haunting me.

I look around the dark living room, feeling my heart race, and then realize what woke me up. A loud train of curses followed by a whine and a scratching at the door makes my heart squeeze. I sit up slightly, my eyes and ears desperately seeking the night for the confirmation that I’m not dreaming. A scraping against the lock sends my heart rate to unhealthy levels as my eyes widen and my muscles tense. When I hear the key turn, I drop back to the couch, squeezing my eyes shut and trying to bury my face in my pillow, behind a wall of my hair as I try to make my breathing sound normal.

I can tell when the door is opened by the click of Zeus’s nails against the hardwood floors growing closer to me. His voice is hushed as he calls out to Zeus, making my entire body pulse with familiarity and nerves. Zeus’s heavy breathing grows until he places his front paws on the couch in front of me and begins bathing me in heavy kisses. There’s no way to try and pretend I’m sleeping through this. I’ll drown first. Plus my need to see him is outweighing my fears.

I sit up and wipe a hand down my face while searching the dark living room for him as Zeus pushes closer to me, whimpering with anticipation and what can only be described as unleashed excitement.

Then he appears in front of the coffee table. It’s too dark to make out much of him, but every fiber of my being feels some sort of response, verifying that it’s him. Elation and fear, mixed with rage and jealousy, are topped with curiosity and pain. It’s a confounding and stifling overabundance of emotions that has my eyes staring wide at him, soaking up every last detail that I can manage in the dim light while Zeus works to climb higher on the couch, hovering over me.

Max stares back at me and although it’s too dark to see the blueness of his eyes, I can see the fierceness in them. He looks pissed. No relief, no happiness like Zeus, just anger.

“Zeus,” he calls again in a tone I’ve rarely heard.

“It’s alright. He can stay.” Thankfully my voice barely comes out above a whisper because my emotions are shooting through me like vinegar when it meets baking soda—unsteady.

He stares at me, and like a geyser, unspoken words flood my mind. “Hey, Max.”

He must be just as shocked as I am that I was able to speak those words because as soon as his name leaves my lips, he turns and ascends the stairs without responding. His bedroom door slams and then silence rings in my ears.

I catch a movement out of the corner of my eye and turn to see Landon in the hallway, running a hand over his jaw, wearing only a pair of gym shorts. His head turns from the stairs to me, and then he silently walks to the couch.

“He’s …”

“It’s okay,” I say when the rest of his words don’t seem to find their way out. “This is his house too.”

“He’s not mad at you.”

I turn to look at him in obvious disbelief. Anyone would have been able to see that Max was mad at me. His reaction wasn’t shocking exactly. Max lost one of his best friends, just like I had. There have been days that I have felt really angry over the whole situation too. Angry that I didn’t know how to communicate my feelings, and angry about the way he dealt with my insecurities. I still struggle with being angry over removing myself and moving to Delaware because I thought it would be the right decision for me.

Kitty and I have discussed my tendency to run from awkward situations; she’s the one who provided me with the new term “remove myself from.” It sounds a lot better than fleeing, but I had fled, and I know it. I can give a hundred reasons why for each time too, rationalizing each situation until I’m nearly positive it was the right decision—but I can never make it to one hundred percent. That small bubble of resistance and doubt always prevents me from being able to allow the memories to finally be discarded, and then it begins spreading, eating the conviction one doubt at a time.

About The Author

Mariah

Mariah Dietz lives in Eastern Washington with her husband and two sons that are the axis of her crazy and wonderful world.

Mariah grew up in a tiny town outside of Portland, Oregon where she spent the majority of her time immersed in the pages of books that she both read and created. 

She has a love for all things that include her sons, good coffee, books, travel, and dark chocolate. She also has a deep passion for the stories she writes, and hopes readers enjoy the journeys she takes them on, as much as she loves creating them.

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Fervent by Gemma James – review and release day

Fervent
Condemmed series #3
Gemma James
30th April 2015

 

 

 

Title: Fervent
Author: Gemma James
Series: Condemned #3
 Release Date: April 30, 2015

 

Synopsis
I never imagined things could get worse, but they do. The men who took us show no mercy. They won’t stop until they’ve destroyed Rafe for something he has no memory of, and I’m their weapon of choice.
Tortured and defiled, they make me wish I was back in that cabin where death was favorable to drawing another breath, but our captors can’t break what’s already broken.
What scares me is the madness I see festering inside Rafe. I’ve taken his freedom, his career, his reputation, yet despite all I’ve done, he’s determined to fight for me, kill for me, give everything he is for me.
He’ll even die for me.

 

Review – She has gone and done it again. Gemma James let me bow down at your feet. I could barely concentrate on my weekend reading this it was again as raw and powerful as the other books in the series. But the ending omg i was in shock. I want to hug you for writing such a fantastic story and then shake you for saying why did you do that to my heart and mind. Not my first read of yours i have read some of your other work and the other books in this series and you are fast becoming a dead cert for an author that i love. Go read this series now

NOTE TO READERSFERVENT is a new adult dark romance with disturbing themes and explicit content, including sexual scenes and violence that may offend some. Intended for mature audiences. Part three of the CONDEMNED series. This is not a stand-alone read! Please begin with TORRENT and RAMPANT, otherwise, FERVENT might not make much sense. 

 




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Review – OMG this was epic it was tortured – literal,and mental and hot and intense Totally understand where all the characters came from it was dark and delightful to read. I got to the end and was like i need book 2 now!! Luckily i had it so i could continue my journey down the rabbit hole that Gemma James created. I was torn between loving and hating the characters for what they did to each other and why they where doing it, but then i needed to keep reading to find out what happens next. 5 stars

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Review – Did i know i could fall more under these books spell? No i did not but i sure did. This book is more intense than the last and i do not know how that is possible. This book picks up right where the last one left and again by the end i felt like i had been on a spin cycle in my washing machine, i was all over the place. Again dark and delightful read. 5 stars

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Author Bio
 
Gemma James is the multi-genre author
of several novels and novellas, from new adult suspense to dark erotic romance.
She loves to explore the darker side of human nature in her fiction. She’s
morbidly curious about anything dark and edgy, from deviant sex to serial
killers. Readers have described her stories as being “not for the faint of
heart.”
 

 

She lives in Oregon with
her husband and their four children—three rambunctious UFC/wrestling-loving
boys and one girl who steals everyone’s attention.

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Black Rain (Let It Rain #1) – Jettie Woodruff

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Let It Rain #1
Jettie Woodruff

This is a story about me, about who I am, about how I got to be me, and about the people who helped mold me in to Makayla Carlie.
There comes a time when life’s disappointments start to add up. When you can’t cry one more tear. When you can’t feel that surge of panic one more time, or when you can’t pray for one more day. You wonder, are we humans having a spiritual experience, or are we spirits having a human experience? What does it all mean? Do we all have a purpose? People said I was a hero—that I could persevere through anything I put my mind to. How could I be a hero when I never got a choice? Nobody asked me.
I did what I hope anyone reading this would do. While one life was taken too soon, another needed to live, really live. She needed to be the center of somebody’s universe. I was that universe. Just like the Pea under the mattress, I felt her.

This book was not what i was expecting a lot of emotions got played with by Jettie. When i started the book it took me a bit to get into as there was so many questions to ask, why are they driving? Are they running or moving? Ando so many more that i will not tell you about so i do not ruin it for you. The story is like an onion, layers upon layers that get pulled back and reveal more information about the characters. This then pulls you in deeper to the story and characters. Give this book a try it will surprise you and make you see things differently va the characters and their lives.

The Dark Dreamer – Heather Topham Wood

The Dark Dreamer Book Cover The Dark Dreamer
Heather Topham Wood
12th April 2015

For as long as she can remember, Rebekah Clayton’s life has been dictated by her dreams. As a dream interpreter, she has become privy to her clients’ deepest and darkest secrets. Affairs, financial ruin, even murder—nothing shocks her anymore. But Grant Raskin’s dreams are unlike any she has heard before.


If Rebekah’s interpretation is right, Grant has foreseen the end of the world. A plague is coming and everyone Rebekah cares about will succumb to the illness. And Grant can trace the origin of the disease back to two men: Dr. Mark Holman and his son Drew.

Grant enlists Rebekah to track down the Holmans and determine their connection to the viral outbreak. But uncovering Drew Holman’s secrets will lead her down a dangerous path—unearthing a deadly conspiracy she never could have predicted.

The first book in a two-part series from bestselling romance author Heather Topham Wood.

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I do not read a lot of paranormal books, but i love the apocalypse idea and to combine the two is very intriguing to me and i really enjoyed this book. I must say it was quite slow to start i felt and it took me longer than normal to get into it. But once i did it was a very entertaining read. There is most certainly chemistry with the central characters and its an unusual take on the paranormal side. Usually i see it is wolves,vampires etc, but a dream reader that to me is very different. This book has a serious cliff hanger but it does state in the blurb it is a two part story and i cannot wait to see what happens next. 

Rocking Danni by Kacey Hamford – cover reveal

Rocking Danni
Kasey Hamford
27th May 2015
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Title: Rocking Danni
Author: Kacey Hamford
Genre: Romance
Cover reveal: 28 April 2015
Release Date: 27 May 2015
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Synopsis:
Danni has spent the last three years raising her daughter and living with a possessive boyfriend, she thought she was happy until ‘Flix’ arrived back in town.
Will, the strong, tattooed drummer for the band ‘Flix’ spent the last few years sleeping around trying to forget a certain blonde that had invaded his head and heart.
When Will and Danni meet again after three years apart she finds herself mesmerised by his chocolate brown eyes and re living intimate memories. Did she make the right decision walking away from him?
Will old feelings come back to life, will their hearts be drumming to the same beat or have they both moved on? A tragedy brings them closer together and Will discovers a secret. Will it make or break them? Only time will tell
 
 
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We are two thirty-something females, living in Cornwall, England.
We both have full time jobs and manage to squeeze writing in around very busy lives.
Last year we joked about writing a book, and in December we actually started writing! On 12th March 2014 we pressed the ‘publish’ button and didn’t breathe for a whole several minutes!
We have now written four books, ‘Rocking Esme’, ‘Rocking Scarlett’, ‘Rocking Marcy’ and ‘Rocking Ashton’ and we also have a million other book ideas which we are dying to write!
When we first started writing, we didn’t tell anyone- not even our other halves! We decided to tell them about a month before publishing, then about a week before publishing we told our friends and family.
We both love reading, and since buying Kindles, reading has become much more of an obsession and we have both discovered authors we had never heard of. Some favourites are… Jennifer Foor, Aurora Rose Reynolds, Kirsty Moseley, Kelly Elliot, Terri Anne Browning, Diane Chamberlain… the list is endless!
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