Blog Tour: Hell Breaks Loose (Devil’s Rock #2) by Sophie Jordan with Mood Board & #Giveaway

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I am huge fan of Sophie Jordan’s and I love that she has now expanded into the Contemporary Romance genre. This series is so AMAZING!!! Make sure to check out my Mood Board and the giveaway to win a copy of the book at the bottom of this post.

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Hell Breaks Loose by Sophie Jordan
(Devil’s Rock #2)
Avon Books
Release Date: July 26, 2016

ABOUT HELL BREAKS LOOSE:

Hell hath no hunger like a man let out of a cage . . .

Shy and awkward, First Daughter Grace Reeves has always done what she’s told. Tired of taking orders, she escapes her security detail for a rare moment of peace. Except her worst nightmare comes to life when a ruthless gang of criminals abducts her. Her only choice is to place her trust in Reid Allister, an escaped convict whose piercing gaze awakens something deep inside her. Reid is nothing like her other captors.

He’s tougher, smarter…and one blistering look from him makes her hotter than any man ever has.

Reid spent years plotting escape and revenge . . .years without a woman in his bed. For this hardened felon, Grace Reeves isn’t just out of his league—she’s from another planet, but that doesn’t stop him from wanting her. Escaping Devil’s Rock was tough, but resisting this woman could be the end of him. For a man with nothing to lose, protecting her . . . claiming her as his own, becomes more necessary than his next breath.

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Hell Break’s Loose ~ Mood Board

I absolutely loved Hell Breaks Loose. The struggles that both Reid and Grace have to deal with to get through the hand they have been dealt is what had me loving every minute of this book. I was so excited to create this Mood Board and hope it captures the dark grit that is represented in the book along with some great passion.

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Sophie Jordan (1).jpegABOUT SOPHIE JORDAN:

Sophie Jordan took her adolescent daydreaming one step further and penned her first historical romance in the back of her high school Spanish class. This passion led her to pursue a degree in English and History.

A brief stint in law school taught her that case law was not nearly as interesting as literature – teaching English seemed the natural recourse. After several years teaching high school students to love Antigone, Sophie resigned with the birth of her first child and decided it was time to pursue the long-held dream of writing.

In less than three years, her first book, Once Upon A Wedding Night, a 2006 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Nominee for Best First Historical, hit book shelves. Her second novel, Too Wicked To Tame, released in March 2007 with a bang, landing on the USA Today Bestseller’s List.

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3 Finished Copies of HELL BREAKS LOOSE (US Only)

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Release Day Launch: Torn (Wicked Trilogy #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout with Excerpt

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The highly anticipated second book in New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Wicked Trilogy is available today! Be sure to grab your copy of TORN!

 

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Torn between duty and survival, nothing can be the same.

Everything Ivy Morgan thought she knew has been turned on its head. After being betrayed and then nearly killed by the Prince of the Fae, she’s left bruised and devastated—and with an earth-shattering secret that she must keep at all costs. And if the Order finds out her secret, they’ll kill her.

Then there’s Ren Owens, the sexy, tattooed Elite member of the Order who has been sharing Ivy’s bed and claiming her heart. Their chemistry is smoking hot, but Ivy knows that Ren has always valued his duty to the Order above all else—he could never touch her if he knew the truth. That is, if he let her live at all. Yet how can she live with herself if she lies to him?

But as the Fae Prince begins to close in on Ivy, intent on permanently opening the gates to the Otherworld, Ivy is running out of options. If she doesn’t figure out who she can trust—and fast—it’s not only her heart that will be torn apart, but civilization itself.

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Blog Tour: No Pants Required by Kim Karr with Review & #Giveaway

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No Pants Required by Kim Karr
Release Date: July 11th
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Hang Le

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Synopsis:

I, Makayla Alexander, am on a mission to reinvent myself. So when a super hot guy boards the plane and flashes his rock hard abs, I pay attention. When he sits next to me and offers me his nuts, I can’t resist. But when I choke on them and he tells me I need to work on my gag reflex, I realize I might be in over my head.

Before I know it we’re in the lavatory and attempting to join the Mile High Club. Let me just say this…anyone who tells you it’s easy to get it on at 37,000 feet isn’t telling you the truth. After the flight attendant busts us for getting frisky in the air, the only thing that can ease my total and complete mortification is the simple fact that I am never going to see him again.

Hours later, I can’t help but wonder if fate will ever allow me to become a new version of myself.

Because Fate, she’s a fickle bitch.

Case in point…my seatmate is my new next-door neighbor.

Even with the whole fate thing we have going on, we are so not meant to be together. He’s all cool and sexy in that make love not war kind of way. Guys like him are dangerous. With that bring-you-to-your-knees body, that handsome-as-hell face, and that dirty, dirty mouth, I guarantee one glance from him wets every girl’s bikini bottoms.

And then there’s me…the quirky girl looking to find herself in California. All I want to do is learn to let loose. Say words like peace and groovy. Bury my toes in the sand. Who knows, maybe even have sex on the beach.

Unable to get him out of my head, I entertain the thought of being more than just friends. I know the idea is absurd. And yet, I go with it. You see Camden Waters gets me. Really gets me. Like no other guy has before.

On this 7-mile stretch of paradise, I decide to keep things simple and just have fun…that is until fate decides to screw with me, again.

Can two people hell-bent on finding themselves realize the search should have ended the day they met? Find out in No Pants Required—a sexy, funny, romantic stand-alone, that will have you hurrying to grab your bathing suit and rushing to the beach to check out every lifeguard on duty.

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Review

I would like to thank the author for providing me with an advance copy of No Pants Required for an honest review.

No Pants Required is fun, romantic, with humor; the perfect summer read. The chemistry and dynamics are great. I loved all the awkward moments that just added to the great tension between the couple. I liked that this book had Kim Karr’s flare but yet was something new from her.

Makayla is trying to prove that she is not uptight and can let go and have fun. Her last relationship ended bad and now she wants to prove this to herself and her friends. She manages to find herself in a couple of sexually awkward situations that later come back to haunt her.

Camden is just trying to have fun and not get serious about anyone after his last relationship proved he may not be able to trust anybody. He meets Makayla and he is instantly drawn to her but he can’t understand her hot and cold actions.

Will Makayla and Camden’s pasts make it so that they just can’t start something new? Is this just a rebound or will it lead to deeper feelings? What happened in their past relationships to make them both so guarded? You have to read this book find out!

Kim Karr does it again with another excellent page turning adventure! I loved the journey this book took me on, it was like the best beach day, vacation escape!!! I can’t wait to read what is next from one of my favorite romance writers.

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About the Author:

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Reader * Writer * Coffeelover * Romantic

Kim is a daydreamer. So much so that if daydreaming could be a hobby it would be her favorite. It’s how her stories are born and how they take root. An imagination that runs wild is something to be thankful for, and she is very thankful.:)

She grew up in New York and now lives in Florida with her husband and four kids. She’s always had a love for reading books and writing. Being an English major in college, she wanted to teach at the college level but that was not to be. She went on to receive an MBA and became a project manager until quitting to raise her family. Kim currently works part-time with her husband and with the rest of her time embraces one of her biggest passions–writing.

Kim wears a lot of hats! Writer, book-lover, wife, soccer-mom, taxi driver, and the all around go-to person of her family. However, she always finds time to read.

She likes to believe in soul mates, kindred spirits, true friends, and Happily-Ever-Afters. She loves to drink champagne, listen to music, and hopes to always stay young at heart.

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GIVEAWAY

Kim Karr is giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Card in celebration of No Pants Required’s release!

 

ARC Review: Falling in Deeper (Wicked Lovers #11) by Shayla Black

9780425275474_FallingInDee_FCO.inddFalling in Deeper by Shayla Black
(Wicked Lovers #11)
Berkley
Release Date: July 5, 2016

Rate: 4 Stars

Synopsis:

A tragic past threatens to destroy a passionate future in this dangerously sexy new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked for You.

After a violent tragedy nearly destroyed her, Lily Taylor ran away, changed her name, and started over. When her deadly nemesis resurfaces to eliminate his loose end, she turns to the last man she should trust—a stranger with a history of violence and an intoxicating sexuality she can’t refuse…

Though strong-armed into locating Lily to help put away a drug lord, ex-con Stone Sutter isn’t anyone’s snitch. When he finds the terrified beauty, he vows to keep her safe—but he isn’t sure he has the strength to shield her from his own desires.

As an unquenchable fire sparks between them, Lily’s tormentor stalks ever closer, and she must overcome her darkest fear to survive. Can she trust the bond she and Stone have formed as they’re falling in deeper?

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Review

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with an advance copy of Falling in Deeper for an honest review.

Falling in Deeper is raw and full of some unexpected emotional surprises!!! You get the perfect alpha male, he wants to protect her and teach her that they are perfect for each other. With the past Lily is avoiding and the obstacles emotionally she has to overcome this book takes you on an unexpected journey with lots of twists and turns.

Lily has needed a protector in her life but now that her last one is gone, she doesn’t know who will take that role. She feels vulnerable. She knows she can never fully submit but likes the comfort that having someone who cares for her and her needs brings.

Stone wants to be what Lily needs. He sees she has walls and is willing to take it slow. He is willing to let her know he will not push her beyond what she is ready for. Stone needs to know what she is hiding, it could mean his freedom.

Will Lily learn to trust Stone enough to tell him what he needs to know to gain his freedom? Can Stone turn in the evidence if it means he might betray and lose Lily? You have to read this book to find out!

Falling in Deeper was so emotional, the secrets and past that Lily is hiding from all shook me. I figured some of it out but the rest and degrees of the secrets, really struck me as so powerful! The very start was a little rough for me but after chapter 2, I was hooked. Shayla did such an amazing job and I can’t  wait to read more! I am giving this book 4 out of 5 stars. 

 

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ShaylaBlack highresAbout Author:

Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Todaybestselling author of more than forty novels. For over fifteen years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold well over a million copies and been published in a dozen languages.

Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past seven years.

Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and a very spoiled cat. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

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Release Blitz: No Pants Required by Kim Karr with #Giveaway

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No Pants Required by Kim Karr
Release Date: July 11th
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Hang Le

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Synopsis:

I, Makayla Alexander, am on a mission to reinvent myself. So when a super hot guy boards the plane and flashes his rock hard abs, I pay attention. When he sits next to me and offers me his nuts, I can’t resist. But when I choke on them and he tells me I need to work on my gag reflex, I realize I might be in over my head.

Before I know it we’re in the lavatory and attempting to join the Mile High Club. Let me just say this…anyone who tells you it’s easy to get it on at 37,000 feet isn’t telling you the truth. After the flight attendant busts us for getting frisky in the air, the only thing that can ease my total and complete mortification is the simple fact that I am never going to see him again.

Hours later, I can’t help but wonder if fate will ever allow me to become a new version of myself.

Because Fate, she’s a fickle bitch.

Case in point…my seatmate is my new next-door neighbor.

Even with the whole fate thing we have going on, we are so not meant to be together. He’s all cool and sexy in that make love not war kind of way. Guys like him are dangerous. With that bring-you-to-your-knees body, that handsome-as-hell face, and that dirty, dirty mouth, I guarantee one glance from him wets every girl’s bikini bottoms.

And then there’s me…the quirky girl looking to find herself in California. All I want to do is learn to let loose. Say words like peace and groovy. Bury my toes in the sand. Who knows, maybe even have sex on the beach.

Unable to get him out of my head, I entertain the thought of being more than just friends. I know the idea is absurd. And yet, I go with it. You see Camden Waters gets me. Really gets me. Like no other guy has before.

On this 7-mile stretch of paradise, I decide to keep things simple and just have fun…that is until fate decides to screw with me, again.

Can two people hell-bent on finding themselves realize the search should have ended the day they met? Find out in No Pants Required—a sexy, funny, romantic stand-alone, that will have you hurrying to grab your bathing suit and rushing to the beach to check out every lifeguard on duty.

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Buy Links:

Amazon US ➜ http://amzn.to/2a34hgU
Amazon UK ➜ http://amzn.to/29ztb9g
Kobo ➜ http://bit.ly/1sdj40h
B&N ➜ http://bit.ly/1sTjcCO
iBooks ➜ http://apple.co/1Wnjld

 

About the Author:

kim karr bio

Reader * Writer * Coffeelover * Romantic

Kim is a daydreamer. So much so that if daydreaming could be a hobby it would be her favorite. It’s how her stories are born and how they take root. An imagination that runs wild is something to be thankful for, and she is very thankful.:)

She grew up in New York and now lives in Florida with her husband and four kids. She’s always had a love for reading books and writing. Being an English major in college, she wanted to teach at the college level but that was not to be. She went on to receive an MBA and became a project manager until quitting to raise her family. Kim currently works part-time with her husband and with the rest of her time embraces one of her biggest passions–writing.

Kim wears a lot of hats! Writer, book-lover, wife, soccer-mom, taxi driver, and the all around go-to person of her family. However, she always finds time to read.

She likes to believe in soul mates, kindred spirits, true friends, and Happily-Ever-Afters. She loves to drink champagne, listen to music, and hopes to always stay young at heart.

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GIVEAWAY

Kim Karr is giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Card in celebration of No Pants Required’s release!

 

BLOG TOUR: THANK GOD IT’S MONDAY! #AWeekofMondays by Jessica Brody – My Best & Worst Monday! #TGIM

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Every Monday until release day, blogger friends across the internet are sharing their best and worst Monday. Today, I am sharing mine!

Follow along with us online with #TGIM and #AWeekofMondays, because whether a Monday is memorable for good reasons or memorable for bad reasons, we stand to learn a lot about ourselves.

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A Week of Mondays by Jessica Brody
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Release Date: August 2, 2016

BOOK SUMMARY

Ellie is having the worst Monday of her life. She messes up her school  speech for the class vice presidency position, she manages to take the world’s  worst school picture, she bombs softball tryouts, and the icing on top  of this awful cake: her perfect boyfriend who is in a high school rock band dumps her. At the end of  the day, Ellie wishes she could redo everything. When she wakes up the  next morning, she discovers that it’s Monday again! She has six more chances to redo the day in the hopes of having everything go exactly the way she wants. But in the process, she just may find out that what she really wants and what she actually needs are two very different things.

Have you ever thought about what would be your worst or best day! What would be like if you had to repeat that day, over and over again. Today, I share my best and worst day. These Mondays are part from experience and part are from my imagination.

My Best Monday 

My best Monday that I could relive over and over again and enjoy would be an escape with my husband to Tahiti where I would have an endless supply of books and be able to read all day. Enjoying the sun, beach, fun and any books I wanted to read with my best-friend would be the best.

My Worst Monday

Going on my fantasy vacation, only to have my worst nightmares happen. No, books! So only options are to read on an e-reader which gives me migrianes or not read at all. I then go to get a relaxing massage only to have it be a snake massage. The whole point of the trip would be to relax and that would be out the window. I AM DEATHLY AFRAID OF SNAKES!!! This would be the worst day ever! I can barely look at my post now, it creeps me out so bad! LOL

 

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Jessica Brody is the author of several popular books for teens, including the Unremembered trilogy, 52 Reasons to Hate My Father, and The Karma Club, as well as two adult novels. She splits her time between California and Colorado. Find out more at jessicabrody.com.

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Excerpt Reveal: No Pants Required by Kim Karr

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No Pants Required by Kim Karr
Release Date: July 11th
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Hang Le

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Synopsis:

I, Makayla Alexander, am on a mission to reinvent myself. So when a super hot guy boards the plane and flashes his rock hard abs, I pay attention. When he sits next to me and offers me his nuts, I can’t resist. But when I choke on them and he tells me I need to work on my gag reflex, I realize I might be in over my head.

Before I know it we’re in the lavatory and attempting to join the Mile High Club. Let me just say this…anyone who tells you it’s easy to get it on at 37,000 feet isn’t telling you the truth. After the flight attendant busts us for getting frisky in the air, the only thing that can ease my total and complete mortification is the simple fact that I am never going to see him again.

Hours later, I can’t help but wonder if fate will ever allow me to become a new version of myself.

Because Fate, she’s a fickle bitch.

Case in point…my seatmate is my new next-door neighbor.

Even with the whole fate thing we have going on, we are so not meant to be together. He’s all cool and sexy in that make love not war kind of way. Guys like him are dangerous. With that bring-you-to-your-knees body, that handsome-as-hell face, and that dirty, dirty mouth, I guarantee one glance from him wets every girl’s bikini bottoms.

And then there’s me…the quirky girl looking to find herself in California. All I want to do is learn to let loose. Say words like peace and groovy. Bury my toes in the sand. Who knows, maybe even have sex on the beach.

Unable to get him out of my head, I entertain the thought of being more than just friends. I know the idea is absurd. And yet, I go with it. You see Camden Waters gets me. Really gets me. Like no other guy has before.

On this 7-mile stretch of paradise, I decide to keep things simple and just have fun…that is until fate decides to screw with me, again.

Can two people hell-bent on finding themselves realize the search should have ended the day they met? Find out in No Pants Required—a sexy, funny, romantic stand-alone, that will have you hurrying to grab your bathing suit and rushing to the beach to check out every lifeguard on duty.

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