Saturday, July 20, 2013


"Now or Never"

By: A.J. Bennett
Book Description:

Twenty-one year old Grayson Alexander finally breaks away from an abusive relationship and finds herself free for the first time in three years.

Determined to enjoy her new-found freedom, Grayson is intent on sticking with 'no strings attached' relationships—one-night stands, and steamy sex.

But she didn't plan on Derrick.

Her attraction to the sexy man in uniform quickly turns into an unhealthy relationship. They both try to resist the pull, but neither can stay away.

When tragedy strikes, Grayson realizes it's now or never—walk away or make it work.

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Main Characters 

I have to say I really enjoyed Grayson and Derrick. True they are flawed, but aren't we all? I was really rooting for Grayson to get out of the abusive relations with Josh. I wasn't really sure what to expect once she started going out with her sister Luna. (Who I love by the way and hope to hear more about her. Cough Cough Luna spin-off?) Grayson was trying to find herself and didn't always make the best decisions. Including unprotected sex. But I think if we were honest most of us have done things we've regretted in the morning. 

Derrick what to say about him? Definitely sexy but also very hard to read. I loved the chemistry between the two of them. Both trying to resist the pull but always ending up together. There was a lot of head games and hiding their true feelings. The storyline had me guessing the whole time. I could understand Derrick's hesitation in jumping in with two feet. There were times I'd like to strangle him and then he would do or say something that had me back on his side. 

Story Line

Now or Never is different and that's what I liked the best about it. The characters were not perfect and even though the story was wrapped up at the end it still left you wondering how they would be doing down the line. The emotions were real and the relationship was raw. Most books you read you think great story but not reality. Now or Never is realistic which is awesome. 


I would give this book full five stars. Because of the range of emotions the author pulled from me while I read. I finished this book in one setting and was left wanting more. A.J. Bennett is an author to watch. I can't wait to see what she comes up with next!

P.S. Keep a tissue box near by. 


Author Bio:

A.J. Bennett lives in Nashville, TN with her husband and bulldog. She's addicted to coffee, popcorn and books. Becoming an author has been a lifelong dream, and she's extremely excited about her debut novel Now or Never.

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway for Heather Muzik!

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“Or Forever Hold Your Peace”

By: Heather Muzik

July 14 - August 14

Book Description:
Does loyalty trump everything?
When friends reunite in Atlantic City for the tenth wedding anniversary of two of their own, the summer sun isn’t the only thing that’s heated. Old perceptions die hard, and after a separation and almost-divorce, not everyone feels this is a marriage worth celebrating. 

Over the course of one long weekend, friendships, relationships, and marriages are tested as secrets begin to surface
. In the end, these friends will have to face the truth about themselves and each other or forever hold their peace.

 My Review:

I enjoyed “Or Forever Hold Your Peace” very much. It was a bit hard to get into; the pace of the book starts off slow. But, it does pick up and is worth the wait that’s for sure!

There were so many characters in this book; it was almost hard to keep your head on straight. But, in no time you feel ultimately attached to the characters. The characters are some of the most true to life that I have read to date, so I definitely want to give the author a shout out for that.

You really learn from this book; you may think someone is your friend and you trust them with everything, but think twice because that is not always the case.

I do highly recommend this book; it was a great read once you get through the slow start.
4 smooches out of 5!

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Author Bio: 

After a childhood spent living in various northern states--New Jersey for half of that (South Jersey, exit 4, to be exact)--she struck out on her own. First stop, Atlanta, Georgia. After attending GA Tech to study Industrial Engineering, she settled down in a small town outside the city where she has remained ever since. She keeps house for one husband, two sons, and a thankless dog (who she adores anyway). Her loves: books, bacon, bargains... heavy metal, Christmas movies... a great pair of jeans... and anything cheesy. The four dirtiest words she knows: wash, cook, dust, iron.  

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

*Summer Kindle Fire Giveaway*

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Cover Reveal: TRUST ME by Kristin Mayer

Wednesday July 10, 2013
Mrs.Potter’s Book Publicity Services Presents a Cover Reveal:

Trust Me

By: Kristin Mayer

Book Description:
After the loss of her parents, Allison Scott spent the past year of her life being emotionally disconnected, and afraid of the loss that comes from loving someone. 

Allison is finally ready to find the person she used to be when she embarks on her getaway vacation to Miami. In Miami, she meets Damien Wales
a man who will stop at nothing to make Allison hisin every way possible. 

Being heavily pursued by Damien, forces Allison to decide whether or not to open herself up again. Her attraction to him is undeniable, and she finds herself being brought back to life by the mere presence of him. But does she truly know enough about Damien to let herself be open for that kind of pain again?

Damien's tragic past has left him a cold and distant person. However, the moment he sees Allison, he's inexplicably drawn to her. She brings out a side in him that he thought was lost forever.

Damien’s dark past starts to collide with the present in a way he never thought possible. He's now forced to do everything he can to keep Allison in his life as she learns about his past.

Will both Damien and Allison be able to put aside their pasts and learn to trust each other?

*Contemporary Romance Book to be released: FALL 2013*

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Author Bio:
Kristin Mayer is a wife, a proud mother, and a full-time Analyst and Import Manager. Since an early age, she has always enjoyed reading and writing. While visiting her father one weekend, he suggested that she should take up writing again. With family and a career, she didn’t give it a lot of thought, until a story entered her mind and wouldn’t leave. It just kept forming and developing over a couple of months. 
             At the beginning of 2013, she decided to sit down and write it all down, but she kept it to herself. One sentence developed into two, and before she knew it, she had the makings of a novel.
             Kristin tries to live life to the fullest during every moment. She loves to travel and meet new people. She holds a degree in International Business and uses it daily in her job. Kristin now adds “author” on her list of jobs, and feels very blessed and thankful.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

“Sand, Sun & Seduction” Blog Tour for FRANK NAPPI'S NOBODY HAS TO KNOW!

Book Description:

Nobody Has To Know, Frank Nappi's dark and daring new thriller, tells the story of Cameron Baldridge, a popular high school teacher whose relationship with one of his students leads him down an unfortunate and self-destructive path. Stalked through text-messages, Baldridge fights for his life against a terrifying extortion plot and the forces that threaten to expose him. NHTK is a sobering look into a world of secrets, lies, and shocking revelations, and will leave the reader wondering many things, including whether or not you can ever really know the person you love.

Book Endorsement:
"A haunting, briskly-paced page turner that explores the darkest recesses of the human psyche while propelling the reader through an intricate series of hair-raising twists and turns. Nobody Has to Know is a masterfully written tale that is expertly told. Frank Nappi knows how to entertain the reader from start to finish." 
-- #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Nelson DeMille

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I was a little skeptical about reading this book due to the controversial subject I read about in the book description; at the same time, it made me want to read it even more. I am happy to say that I am glad that I decided to do this blog tour.

For me, the book started out a little slow; I like more of a faster pace in the beginning of books so I can get really hooked into it. So even though it took me a couple of chapters, once I was hooked it was all I could think about until I was done reading it.

This book has a shock factor, it has suspense; Frank Nappi didn’t hold back when he wrote this book. I think the author did a very good job writing about something so true to life it actually scares you.
I do recommend this book, especially to people who love a good mystery. Well done Mr. Nappi, I look forward to reading more of your work!

4.5/5 stars ****.* 

Author Bio: 
Frank Nappi has taught high school English and Creative Writing for over twenty years. His debut novel, Echoes From The Infantry, received national attention, including MWSA's silver medal for outstanding fiction. His follow-up novel, The Legend of Mickey Tussler, garnered rave reviews as well, including a movie adaptation of the touching story "A Mile in His Shoes" starring Dean Cain and Luke Schroder. Frank continues to produce quality work, including Sophomore Campaign, the intriguing sequel to the much heralded original story and the just released thriller, NOBODY HAS TO KNOW, which received an endorsement from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille. Frank is presently at work on a third installment of his Mickey Tussler series and his next thriller. He lives on Long Island with his wife Julia and their two sons, Nicholas and Anthony.

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Monday, July 1, 2013

Cover Reveal: ROCK N’ ROLL PROMISES by: AmBear Shellea



The beginning of a new existence. 
The creation of a whole new animal.

Fulfilling a promise leads to searching her soul, her past, and the one night that changed her life forever...

Young, vibrant and with her whole life in front of her, Anna is looking forward to ringing in the new year at her favorite bar. Dressed to the hilt, ready for a great night, she meets Sebastian-Tall, mysterious and handsome. Her one-night stand turns into a one-life exchange!
The beginning of a new existence.

Anna finds her new life holds more than even she knows. It promises rock n roll, sex, love,secrets and a new set of rules. She embraces her new found self and learns to adapt. Anna, and her best friend, Paige, move back home to the states and live as normally as they can. As they say, best laid plans and all...Life has a different plan and yet another set of rules. Rules that even she breaks.
The creation of a whole new animal.