Monday, May 27, 2013

Book Blitz! "Unbreak Me" By: Lexi Ryan

Unbreak Me

By: Lexi Ryan
Publication date:  May 27th, 2013
Genre: New Adult Romance

“If you’re broken, I’ll fix you…”

I’m only twenty-one and already damaged goods.

A slut. A failure.
A disappointment to my picture-perfect family as long as I can remember. I called off my wedding to William Bailey, the only man who thought I was worth fixing. A year later, he’s marrying my sister. 
Unless I ask him not to…

“If you shatter, I’ll find you…”

But now there’s Asher Logan, a broken man who sees the fractures in my fa├žade and doesn’t want to fix me at all. Asher wants me to stop hiding, to stop pretending. Asher wants to break down my walls. But that means letting him see my ugly secrets and forgiving him for his. 

With my past weighing down on me, do I want the man who holds me together or the man who gives me permission to break?



New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Ryan writes romances with humor, heat, and heart. Her books are described as fun, flirty, and wickedly sexy. A lover of learning, Lexi has been in the classroom all her life and currently holds the title of assistant professor of English at her local community college. Lexi is a proud member of Romance Writers of America. She lives in rural Indiana with her husband and two children.

Lexis Answers to the Inside the Actors Studio 10-Questions
1. What is your favorite word?
Love. Its all that matters.

2. What is your least favorite word?
Utilize. I was taught never to use a three-syllable word in a one-syllable word will do. If a person says utilize when the word use would have worked just as well, it totally makes me roll my eyes.

3. What turns you on?
Words—sexy ones, silly ones, intelligent ones. I love words and reading and writing and conversation and…*sigh* (Just, you know, not the word utilize.)

4. What turns you off?
Pretentiousness—in society, in literature, in education, in everything. Just, yuck. (See #2)

5. What sound do you love?
My kidslaughter. Bonus points if theyre laughing together.

6. What sound do you hate?
The sound of a crying baby that isnt being held (I swear its a different sound than a crying baby that is being held). It kills me.

7. What is your favorite curse word?
No contest.

8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
Ive been writing professionally since 2008, but not until this month was I finally able to leave my day job as a college professor to write full-time. Theres truly nothing Id rather do than write. That said, if I couldnt do this anymore, Id love to get paid to bake!

9. What profession would you not like to do?
Childcare. I dont know how the daycare providers and preschool teachers of the world keep a smile on all day. Not only can kids be difficult, they have to put up with the parents. Yet, they (the good ones) seem to thrive, despite the demanding work and long days. God bless them, every one.

10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?
What? You think I cant read?

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Sunday, May 26, 2013

NA Obsessions Sexy Sunday Giveaway!

NA Obsessions is proud to introduce our new
“Sexy Sunday Giveaway” promotion!

The very first “Sexy Sunday Giveaway” is dedicated to
“Playing Patience” by: Tabatha Vargo!

Before we get into the giveaway, here is a little more about the book!

Playing Patience

By: Tabatha Vargo
Book Description:
Sometimes all you need is Patience.

Life’s been hard for Zeke. Being a punching bag for his alcoholic father has turned him into stone. Not even the dodgy trailer park he lives in can scare him. Fighting is his release and sex, drugs, and his guitar bring him peace, but deep down Zeke isn’t quite as hard as he makes himself out to be. When he meets Patience, she finds all his broken pieces and puts him back together, but she’s a ray of light in his shadowed life and the last thing he wants to do is bring her into his dark world. Playing careless is easy, playing the bad guy can be fun, but playing Patience is impossible, especially when she can see right through him. 

Zeke isn’t the only one who’s broken, and for the first time, in a long time, Patience feels alive. Her black and white world gets a shot of color when she meets Zeke. He’s unlike anyone she’s ever met with his tattoos, piercings, and blunt honesty. She wants nothing more than to let go and ride the wild side with him, but some wounds never heal and the broken pieces of Patience aren’t so easy to find.

***Warning: this book contains graphic language, sex, and violence. Mature readers only. Not intended for young adult readers.***
(NA Obsessions LOVES those **disclaimers** by the way. It usually means the book is HOT; just how we like them!)

*Only 99 cents right now!*

Author Bio:
Tabatha's been writing since she could pick up a pencil. Her first publication was a little poem in her elementary school paper, from that point on she was hooked. When she was a teenager, she traded in her girly magazines for personalized writing notebooks.

At nineteen, she met her own personal prince charming and writing took a back burner for a while. She's now married to that prince and the mother of a beautiful seven-year-old princess/rock star. Once her daughter was born, writing came back into her life, and she finished her very first novel, Wicked Fate, in May of 2009. 

She's now pursuing her English degree and she hopes to one day teach while continuing to write.

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Here are some photos of what you can win:

Prize #1=
A SIGNED “Playing Patience” card + a copy of
“Playing Patience” for your kindle!!

Prize #2=
A SIGNED “Playing Patience” card + a copy of
“Playing Patience” for your kindle!

Prize #3=
A SIGNED “Playing Patience” bookmark + an eBook of
“Playing Patience.”

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Review: “The Sea of Tranquility” By: Katja Millay

The Sea of Tranquility
By: Katja Millay

Book Description:

I live in a world without magic or miracles. A place where there are no clairvoyants or shapeshifters, no angels or superhuman boys to save you. A place where people die and music disintegrates and things suck. I am pressed so hard against the earth by the weight of reality that some days I wonder how I am still able to lift my feet to walk.

Former piano prodigy Nastya Kashnikov wants two things: to get through high school without anyone learning about her past and to make the boy who took everything from herher identity, her spirit, her will to livepay.

Josh Bennett’s story is no secret: every person he loves has been taken from his life until, at seventeen years old, there is no one left. Now all he wants is be left alone and people allow it because when your name is synonymous with death, everyone tends to give you your space.

Everyone except Nastya, the mysterious new girl at school who starts showing up and won’t go away until she’s insinuated herself into every aspect of his life. But the more he gets to know her, the more of an enigma she becomes. As their relationship intensifies and the unanswered questions begin to pile up, he starts to wonder if he will ever learn the secrets she’s been hidingor if he even wants to.

The Sea of Tranquility
 is a rich, intense, and brilliantly imagined story about a lonely boy, an emotionally fragile girl, and the miracle of second chances.

My Review:
     This was a dark, emotional rollercoasterand I loved the ride. I am pleased to see that this author took some real hard hitting true to life emotions and situations in this book. It was very refreshing to read a book that is so relatable it is almost scary.
     Some may find this novel too dark for them, but I found it to be the perfect amount of light and dark. I am a little tired of reading love stories that couldn’t really happen in real life. The Sea of Tranquility was very close to something that could be reality; I got swept away with the danger, excitement and overall intrigue as to what was going on. This book is very suspenseful, almost to the point where I got frustratedbut I didn’t.
     The only thing I didn’t like about the book was the title. I feel like something else could fit a lot better; I do see why it is called what it is though, but still I think the title lacks because the book has so much depth. The ending line of this book will just make your heart drop into your stomach. I am really glad I got a chance to read this book; I highly recommend it.

NA Obsessions approved!


Author Bio:
“I grew up in Florida where I spent my time hiding from the sun. Then I moved to NYC where I attended film school at NYU and spent my time hiding from the rats. I was a high school film production/screenwriting teacher in a former life and now I sit at my kitchen table writing stories and ignoring the frightening mountain of laundry threatening to overtake my home. The Sea of Tranquility is my first novel.

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Review: “Off Limits” By: Sawyer Bennett

Off Limits

By: Sawyer Bennett

Book Description:
“There is a vulnerability there, hovering just below the surface. And I want to pick at it until I expose it. Then I want to kiss it." 
Two years ago, Emily Burnham, had an epiphany about the shallowness of her life. And she made it her mission to become a different persona better woman. Out from under the controlling thumb of her mother, Emily is tasting the real world for the first time. And she likes it.

Nixon Caldwell has served his time in the Marine Corps, surviving two brutal tours in Afghanistan. He is back home, surrounded by what he likes bestisolation. It's certainly the easiest way to avoid confrontation of the consuming guilt that is weighing him down.

When an accident brings Emily and Nix together, he soon learns he is not the master of his own fate. Struggling with his own pain, Nix tries to guard himself against Emily’s charms. He wants her in his bed, but he doesn’t want her in his heart. 

Having grabbed life by the horns, Emily wants it all. But is she willing to accept just the small part of himself that Nix is offering? Or can she reach the part of his soul that he has deemed to be Off Limits?


Ok, so I LOVED this book. A friend recommended it to me and I'm so glad she did. The two main characters were three dimensional and had amazing chemistry. Emily was a spoiled rich girl who went against her parents’ wishes in order to grow as a person. She didn't like the box her family had placed her in so she crashed down the walls. Emily wanted to experience all facets of life. 

Nix. What can you say about Nix? Sexy as hella former Marine with mental and physical scars. Who doesn't love a man in uniform? Definitely swoon worthy. He tried so hard to resist his attraction to Emily, but as you can imagine, easier said than done. 

When the two of them finally come togetherThe sex was off the charts; steamy, passionate, everything you could ask for.

If you are looking for a steamy read with emotional depth don't pass up on this one. 
NA Obsessions approved!


Author Bio:
Sawyer Bennett is the pen name for a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. She is married to a mobster (well, a market researcher) and they have two big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn't have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Check Out This Awesome Summer Book Blast!


The Summer Book Blast runs from May 24-27 and is THE hottest and largest ebook sale to date for today’s best selling young adult, new adult and romantic fiction.We're giving away over $1,000 in prizes!
In addition to all books being priced at .99 for the four-day sale, there will be:
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

NA Obsessions 1st Giveaway & Blog Post!

Welcome to NA Obsessions!
We are 3 gals who areyou guessed itOBSESSED with New Adult Books.

For our first post we would like to hold an awesome giveaway!

Before we go on with all of that, let us first introduce ourselves!

We have Sklyar, say hi Skylar…*waves hand* (Skylar is the shy one of the bunch but don’t let her fool you). Next we have Violet, say hi Violet…WHAT’S UP GUYS!? (She’s the more outgoing, tell you how it is kind of gal in our bunch). And finally we have Evie…well, me. I am a mix of those two awesome gals, and they would kill me if I didn’t mention my OCD tendencies lol.

OK! So onto the giveaway!

Author J.A. Huss has been so kind to help us with our first giveaway!
You can win one of four copies of her book “Tragic”!

Book Description:
Rook Walsh is TRAGIC

Because life so far just sucks. Some girls get parents. Rook got the foster care system. Some girls get Prince Charming. Rook got an abusive frog. Some girls get lucky…

Rook got a second chance.

And she took it. Because when fate throws you a bone you grab it with both hands and run.

Antoine Chaput knows the minute he spies Rook in his photography studio that she’s got The Look. The dark and desperate look he must have to land the exclusive TRAGIC media contract.

Rook is paired up with top model, Ronin, and he’s everything her abusive ex-boyfriend wasn’t. Patient, gentle, happy, attentive, and sexy! He knows exactly what to do to make Rook blush for Antoine’s camera.

Rook’s luck changes in an instant and suddenly she’s the darling of the modeling world. It’s a dream job to go with a dream guy and all she has to do is look pretty and follow directions. But there’s always a price to pay – and Rook is about to get the bill.

New Adult Contemporary Romance *Mature Content* Recommended for ages 17+ due to sexual situations and language usage.
(Just how we like it!)
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