Insidious by Aleatha Romig – Release Day Blitz, Review, and Giveaway

af17020845cc611c06028ad5a5747cf3[1]Insidious (Tales From The Dark Side) by the lovely Aleatha Romig is out TODAY,  Oct 21st 2014!!!!!

Synopsis

***Due to the dark and explicit nature of this book, it is recommended for mature audiences only.***

Dark desires…Deadly secrets…Devious deceptions…Nothing is exactly as it seems in INSIDIOUS, the new erotic thriller from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author ALEATHA ROMIG!

When a powerful man is willing to risk everything for his own satisfaction, only one woman can beat him at his own game: his wife. Or so she thinks…

“Let’s start with you calling me Stewart. Formalities seem unnecessary.”

Stewart Harrington is rich, gorgeous, and one of the most powerful men in Miami. He always gets what he wants. Anything is available to him for the right price.

Even me.

Being the wife of a mogul comes with all the perks, but being Mrs. Stewart Harrington comes with a few special requirements. I’ve learned to keep a part of myself locked away as my husband watches me submit to his needs. But the more he demands of me, the more beguiled he becomes and that’s to my advantage. So I keep fulfilling his fantasies and following his rules because he doesn’t know that what he’s playing is really my game. And winning is everything, right?

INSIDIOUS is a stand-alone novel and the first Tales from the Dark Side title by ALEATHA ROMIG.

Divas’ Review

Ever since we were destroyed by the worst book hang-overs EVER with Aleatha’s Consequences series, we have been waiting (very impatiently) for her next work of art!  Yes, I say “work of art” because she truly is an artist with how she puts her words together to create such intriguing and unique stories and Insidious definitely falls into that same category.  Aleatha has delivered, yet again, a fascinating, sexually explosive story that definitely takes a dive into the “Dark Side”  which kept me guessing and needing to read more. Of course, just like the other ones, I can’t say too much without giving something away so I will just have to say, “Get this book!!!” Okay, well I may have to say a little more than that but I promise no spoilers. 🙂  Seriously though, I don’t know how she does it but Aleatha has an amazing ability to create characters that you don’t know if you’re going to love or hate throughout the book and Insidious was no different in that aspect.  The only problem I have is that it is over…no second, third, fourth, fifth…to look forward to because I certainly have a love/hate relationship with series’ with heart-stopping cliffhangers but I’ll tell you this much, the end threw me off enough to where I needed to re-read it a few times and I suppose that will have to do and I’ll just have to wait for her next one to get more Aleatha!

The Divas definitely give Insidious four out of five champagne glasses!  Links are below so go on over and get it!

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Meet Aleatha Romig

Aleatha Romig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana aleathaUniversity, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Together with her high-school sweetheart and husband of twenty-eight years, they’ve raised three children. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time with her family and friends. Her pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!

INSIDIOUS is Aleatha’s seventh novel. It is her first time to delve into the world of erotic thrillers. The Consequences Series, her first series has been categorized as psychological thriller and dark romance. With INSIDIOUS, Aleatha took the twists and turns of CONSEQUENCES and turned up the heat.

CONSEQUENCES, her first novel, was released August 2011, by Xlibris Publishing. Then in October of 2012, Ms. Romig re-released CONSEQUENCES as an indie author. TRUTH, the sequel, was released October 30, 2012, and CONVICTED, the third in the series, was released October 8, 2013. Unexpectedly, the fourth book of the Consequences series came to life with REVEALED: THE MISSING YEARS. It is the fourth full-length novel in the series. It explores the years in CONVICTED that previously were only mentioned, as well as a complete character glossary and timeline. REVEALED was released May 20, 2014.

INSIDIOUS, the first released book from TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE will be released October 21, 2014. TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE will be a series of standalone, dark, erotic thrillers guaranteed to take you on a wild, hot, and dark ride. Each novel in the series will be independent of the next. The characters from one book will never be revisited. Instead, Aleatha leaves it up to her readers to imagine how each story will end while remembering that it is the journey that is the most fun.

Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and represented by Danielle Egan-Miller of Brown and Miller Literary Associates.

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GOODREADS:

TBR – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22602899-insidious

CONNECT WITH ALEATHA ROMIG LINKS:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/AleathaRomig

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Website – http://aleatharomig.blogspot.com

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Wicked Innocence by Missy Johnson * COVER REVEAL*

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Wicked Innocence
by Missy Johnson
Publication Date: June 27, 2014 


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Synopsis: Don’t let my petite and innocent appearance fool you, because I’m one person you don’t want to cross. I’m Micah, the youngest member of Resurrection…If only they knew how young. My fake ID says I’m twenty-one.

And I will be…in four years.

What can I say? I blossomed early. Home sucked, so I left, determined to do something with my life.

Landing the gig as lead vocalist in the band was a dream come true. I’ve worked hard to make something of myself and nothing is going to ruin that for me.

Then He showed up.

He’s hot as hell and so into me. But he’s also twenty-five.

I don’t want to lie to him, but if the truth comes out I’ll lose everything, including him.

 

About the Author: Missy lives in a small town in Central Victoria with her husband, and her confused pets (a dog who think she’s a cat, a cat who thinks he’s a dog…you get the picture).

When she’s not writing, she can usually be found looking for something to read.

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Behind His Eyes Convicted: The Missing Years by Aleatha Romig

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Synopsis

THE MISSING YEARS is the final piece to Aleatha Romig’s CONSEQUENCES SERIES puzzle. Follow the twists and turns as secrets are revealed, consequences are delivered, and the future is shown. In CONVICTED we saw what happened that fateful afternoon at the Rawlings Estate. Now experience the shocking repercussions firsthand. More than a companion, this full-length novel fills in the gap of time that was only mentioned, beginning when Claire Nichols forgets and seen through the eyes of collective men (the HIS is plural). In THE MISSING YEARS, readers will see Anthony Rawlings fight for what belongs to him and cope with the reality of his past. Watch as Harrison Baldwin discovers the truth that threatens his beliefs, and as John Vandersol comes to terms with his revelations. Witness Phillip Roach, as he decides with whom his loyalties lay, and Brent Simmons, as he imagedemonstrates the meaning of friendship—no matter the cost. As the imagepieces of the puzzle fall into place, BEHIND HIS EYES CONVICTED goes beyond. This final installment of the series offers a glimpse into the future of the lives that will forever be changed because there was a man who… Once upon a time, signed a napkin that he knew was a contract. As an esteemed businessman, he forgot one very important rule—he forgot to read the fine print. It wasn’t an acquisition to own another person as he’d previously assumed. It was an agreement to acquire a soul. —Aleatha Romig, CONVICTED BEHIND HIS EYES CONVICTED also contains a complete glossary of characters and a timeline that covers the entire series. If you have read New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig’s CONSEQUENCES, TRUTH, and CONVICTED, you must learn the rest of the story: BEHIND HIS EYES CONVICTED: THE MISSING YEARS!

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Review

This is truly a bittersweet moment for the Divas (as I’m sure it is for many who have followed the insane journey of our beloved Tony and Claire) to reach the perfectly ended finish line to the best chess/poker game ever played from the man we wanted to despise but for some ungodly reason couldn’t to the woman who immediately captured our hearts but wanted to strangle some sense into her, Tony and Claire will forever be on the top of our list of favorite couples.image

Aleatha, once again, blew us away with her final installment of the Consequences series! Like I’ve said before, this story stood out among the hundreds of books we read with its originality, unsuspecting twists, amazing writing, and the ability to make us feel so many emotions all at once we didn’t know what to do with ourselves!  This book in particular gave us a beautiful insight into not just Tony but ALL the men we have grown to love and adore! Aleatha Romig, you couldn’t have finished this series off any better than you did and we sincerely thank You for giving us this treasure of a story!  We can’t wait for what comes next from you! Just like every other book in this series, we give Behind His Eyes Convicted: The Missing Years (or whatever you will be calling it:-)) an outstanding 5 champagne glasses!!

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Amazon Link:

http://www.amazon.com/Behind-His-Eyes-Convicted-Consequences-ebook/dp/B00HOIH342/ref=dp_kinw_strp_1

Barnes and Noble link:

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Blissful Surrender – BJ Harvey ** REVIEW ** for Blog Tour

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Blissful

Surrender

(Bliss
Series #3)

*Book
Description*

This
is a story of Sean Miller, a dom that will have your panties diving
for cover with an eyebrow quirk. That will have even the strongest
woman dropping to their knees in submission with a piercing stare,
and Samantha Richards, a female cop who’s tough, seemingly
impenetrable shell is strong enough to resist everyone except the one
man it was build up to protect her against. 

**Disclaimer
– If you thought the first two Bliss books were hot, you ain’t
seen nothing yet. Creative use of handcuffs, batons, a club scene you
have to read to believe, and a tough as nails dominant who is
blindsided when the one woman strong enough to disarm him threatens
his resolve not to let his past dictate his future.**

Like
the other books in the Bliss series, this book can be read as a stand
alone. There are common characters in the books but it is not
necessary to read the first two books in the series to read this one.

Blissful Surrender

*Divas
Thoughts*

Let´s
make this short and painless:

I
thought this book was cool, totally hot, and absolutely worth having
in my sacret golden bookshelf! The cover alone should receive the
highest rating ( gotta love simplictity 🙂 )

The
million Dollar question is:

What
would you do if you see your ex after 10 years again?

Blissful
Surrender ( #3 Bliss Series ) started out catchy and stayed that way
until the bitter end. The author had the ability to make me ( as a
reader ) sit in an upright position for hours and stay that way until
the story was over. Her choice for using a Dom in a non-classical way
made this story refreshing as ever and I totally enjoyed reading
about a Hero who loved to dominate and act like a normal human being
at the same time ( I so SOOOO loved Sean…* sigh* ) The author more
or less shows a reader that any rules are allowed as to how dominant
a Dom can be. The fact that Sean loved to dominate in the bedroom but
still let Samantha /Sam ( Heroine ) stay herself and let her be foul
mouthed and all, made him a 100% loveable Dom. In my opinion….every
woman needs a Sean. He was respectful, he had a way with words, and
he definitely knew which buttons to push when it came to women…when
it came to Sam.

Sam´s
character was just as loveable. She was a strong headed, independent
women who made a huge mistake in her younger years. That mistake
robbed her some fantastic years with the man she loved. During the 10
year period of loneliness ( okay….she had a bed-friend ), she never
found what she once had…..a relationship like the one she used to
have with Sean. Thank God that woman never complained or felt sorry
for herself. I reall appreciated that she was straight forward and
uncomplicated.

Ooooh,
this story is good! I loved that there dual POV´s and I loved
how easy this book was to read. The writing was also flawless which
made this book even more enjoyable.

The
only thing I can complain about is Sean´s brother. I wish the
author had mentioned him a bit more since his character had so much
to offer. He is mentioned in the book and he definitely plays a solid
role in the story, but I felt that he was cut short.

Besides
that…..the story was great, the sex was beyond acceptable (
naah….it was smokin´ HOT, damn it! Like….stick your head in
the fridge for a few seconds HOT) ….uuugh..where was I? OH
YES! And all the sub characters were fab. 🙂

Even
though this book belongs to a series ( which I haven´t read,
yet ) Blissful Surrender can easily be read as a stand-alone.

I
can´t wait to read the other books now!

Would
I recommend this book?

ABSOLUTELY!

Would
I re-read this book?

YES!

The
Divas are giving Blissful Surrender ( Bliss Series #3 ) by BJ Harvey
4 out of 5 champagne glasses

Blissful Surrender Links

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18492788-blissful-surrender

Amazon US – www.amazon.com/dp/B00K3IQCQK
Amazon UK – www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00K3IQCQK
B&N – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/2940149464906
Kobo – http://tinyurl.com/blissfulsurrenderkobo
ibooks – https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id873535330

Temporary Bliss Links

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17670591-temporary-bliss

Amazon US – http://amzn.com/B00EUBGT7I

Amazon UK – http://amzn.co.uk/B00EUBGT7I
B&N – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/temporary-bliss-bj-harvey/1116813226?ean=2940148807469&itm=1&usri=2940148807469

iBooks – https://itunes.apple.com/book/temporary-bliss/id698083752?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

True Bliss Links

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18468630-true-bliss

Amazon US – http://amzn.com/B00GVMHH7U

Amazon UK – http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00GVMHH7U

B&N – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/true-bliss-bj-harvey/1117495872?ean=2940148878216&itm=1&usri=2940148878216

iBooks – https://itunes.apple.com/au/book/true-bliss/id764901603?mt=11&uo=4&at=11lwtN

 

**RELEASE DAY** for Strings Of The Heart by Katie Ashley

Title: Strings of the Heart
Author: Katie Ashley
Expected Release: May 12th
Twenty year old, Allison Slater has been in love with her brother’s bandmate, Rhys McGowan, since she was fifteen years old. But to him, she’ll always be Jake’s little sister and off limits. Now a college sophomore and licking her wounds from a bad breakup, she sets her sights on making Rhys see her as someone he could date…maybe even love. Her opportunity comes when Rhys visits his parents in Savannah where she is attending college. But the night she’s dreamed of turns to heart-break, and she realizes she’ll never be the one for Rhys.
For Rhys McGowan, his nightmare began when he woke up, naked and hung-over, next to his bandmate’s little sister. Unable to remember a thing from the previous night, he only makes matters worse by lying to Allison about not being interested in her. The truth is he’s spent the last year to ignore his body’s reaction whenever Allison is around. His resolve is tested when Allison comes on tour with Runaway Train, as both Jake and Abby’s nanny and to fulfill her fashion design internship. The more time he spends with her in the close quarters of the bus, the harder it is for him to resist.
Will Rhys realize that having a relationship with Allison is worth fighting for even if it means that he has to fight his best friend for a chance?
“Take a shot,” he commanded, his expression tense, his eyes unreadable.
Goosebumps pebbled my arms at his assertiveness. I wasn’t used to him being so forceful. For a moment, I couldn’t process his words. It was like the tone of the entire conversation had veered off course. Reluctantly, I followed his orders. When I started to reach for a lime, he stopped me. As I eyed him curiously, he took the shaker of salt in his hand. Tilting his head, he shook the bottle along his neck. Then he leaned over and brought the shaker to my neck. My chest rose and fell in harsh pants at the nearness of him. But most of all, it was the way the tension crackled in the air between us. Nothing really had been spoken out-loud, nothing had been done to change things, but in that moment, everything was different.
“Take a shot,” he repeated.
With trembling fingers, I reached for the glass. I took it in one hand and the lime in the other. Leaning forward on the stool, I dipped my head down to his neck. My lips hovered over the warmth of his skin. Flicking out my tongue, I brought it against the stubble on his neck. Rhys sucked in a harsh breath at the contact. Slowly, my tongue trailed upwards over the faint line of salt, eliciting a small groan from Rhys.
Once I finished, I pulled away. I didn’t dare look at Rhys—my skin burned just from the intensity of the stare I felt on me. Tipping up the glass, I downed it in one fiery gulp. As my eyes pinched shut in pain, I slammed the lime against my lips. My teeth cut through the fruit, as my mouth sucked off the juices. When I swallowed again, a shiver echoed through me.
I opened my eyes to find Rhys still staring at me. His dark eyes shone with an intensity that I would’ve given anything to know what he was thinking. He reached for his glass and lime. His eyes never left mine as he bent over. I tilted my head to give him better access. At the feel of his warm tongue on my neck, I shuddered, and I remained trembling even after he pulled away. He then downed the tequila without even bothering with the lime.
“Another?”
“Yes.”
We repeated the process again. And again. Until we had downed five shots and licked and sucked our way up each other’s necks. My skin still tingled from the feel of his tongue. Of course, my entire body was tingling from the strong alcohol pumping through every cell and molecule. It made me feel so alive. While it had just been his tongue on my neck, the feel of his hands as they brushed on my shoulders, whispered across my collarbone, had driven me crazy. I could only fantasize that his tongue was following the same path across my chest and down to my breasts.
More than anything in the world, I wanted this man, and tonight I was going to get my wish. From the lust-filled looks he been giving me, along with the groans of pleasure when I had licked his skin, I knew what was going to happen. I was finally going to have Rhys.
SOUNDTRACK
(songs mentioned n the book)
You and Tequila – Kenny Chesney
Weakness in Me – Joan Armatrading
Am I The Only One -Melissa Etheridge
You’re beautiful–James blunt
Say something – A great Big World
Portland, Oregon—Jack white and Loretta Lynn.
Same Mistake – James Blunt
Goodbye My Lover – James Blunt
Conga – Gloria Estefan
Drunk in Love – Beyonce

Katie Ashley is the New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author of The Proposition. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her two very spoiled dogs and one outnumbered cat. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Harry Potter, Shakespeare, Supernatural, Designing Women, and Scooby-Doo.

She spent 11 1/2 years educating the Youth of America aka teaching MS and HS English until she left to write full time in December 2012.
She also writes Young Adult fiction under the name Krista Ashe.

 

*Guest Post + Rafflecopter GIVEAWAY* for The Frost Of Springtime – Rachel L. Demeter

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GUEST POST 5/9/14:

Our Love of the Tortured Hero

Ever since I was a child, I have been fascinated by the tortured hero. I fell deeply in love with poignant stories such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, and Wuthering Heights. I remember watching The Phantom of the Opera stage playat age seven with a mixture of horror, sympathy, and shared pain. Later, in my teens, I read Gaston Leroux’s Gothic novel in a single night and found myself falling in love all over again. Indeed—something about the vulnerability, desperation, and raw yearnings of these aforementioned heroes (or rather, these antiheros) opened my eyes and forever touched my soul. They were much more than mere characters or elaborate passages in a book; through their fatal flaws they had transformed into living, breathing human beings … people who I ached to reach out and heal. I identified with Erik’s loneliness and his need for companionship … I understood Jean Valjean’s hunger for redemption, for a second chance … I, too, saw Fantine’s dream shatter into a million pieces … and I wept on behalf of Heathcliff’s wretched beginnings and his unrequited love for Cathy. These individuals and their tragic plights continue to fuel my inspiration and have made a lasting impact on my own stories. This led me to ask myself the following question: what is about the tortured hero that leaves a lasting imprint on our minds and hearts? In spite of their cruelty, damning choices, and cynicism, why do we continually find ourselves rooting for these damaged men and women? What draws us in—mind, body, and soul? There is something genuinely captivating about a damaged, tortured hero. He is much more than a Gothic personality found in the pages of literary classics. Alas, the tortured hero is still alive and well. “Antiheros” are currently on the rise—something which is evidenced by the abundance of dark romance novels and edgy television series (a warm nod to my two personal favorites, the phenomenal Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones). As a way to answer my own inquiry, here are some possible reasons as to why our love for the Eriks, Heathcliffs, and Walter Whites of the world remains so strong and sure:

1) Our ability to identify with the tortured hero’s flaws and imperfections. In the realm of storytelling, relating to a character is everything. By definition, tortured heroes contain at least one fatal flaw. These imperfections dictate their personalities, fears, and desires. These defects can appear in a variety of forms: physical scars, internal scars, severe emotional damage, and heavy burdens/baggage. By exploring the things that make the tortured hero tormented, we gain an understanding of how they evolved into their current personalities. This is a very intimate venture, as the reader is granted access into the most private, vulnerable, and painful crevices of their being. And when we gain a true understanding of a character, we are much more likely to connect with their plight. We know the agony they’ve endured, we recognize the reasons why they might appear cruel, callous, or cynical—and we ache to see them overcome these shortcomings and become whole. Furthermore, tragic flaws oftentimes embody universal fears. For example, nearly every person fears being alone. Because of his disfigurement, The Phantom has been cast out of society and sentenced to a life of darkness and solitude. As readers, we personally relate to his isolation and need for companionship. In short, we recognize the tortured hero’s shortcomings and either subconsciously or consciously utilize them as a personal, internal mirror.

2) Redemption and the beauty of hope. Redemption is a beautiful, powerful force. It reminds us that change is possible and nurtures the prospect of hope. We all yearn to better ourselves, to grow as individuals, to overcome seemingly impossible odds … and the tortured hero’s journey symbolizes this concept.

3) Stories that feature a tortured hero often lend themselves to a more dynamic read. Stories that focus on the trials and tribulations of a tortured hero/heroine often bear higher emotional stakes. More pages are dedicated to characterization. These stories tend to delve further into backstories, have greater obstacles, and contain profound character arcs. Consequently, the subject matter, themes, and overall tone are typically deeper and more complex than that of a “casual read.” This is simply a phenomenon that comes with exploring the darker territories of the human psyche.

4) For the love of the “bad boy.” Tortured heroes commonly boast “bad boy” behaviors. They are ruthless, gruff, and naughty rule breakers. Stories (especially romance novels) are a form of fantasy escapism—and who wouldn’t want to escape into the arms of a man who’s ready to rock you world?

5) Genuine love. Romances that feature a tortured hero truly probe the boundaries of compassion, sensitivity, and unconditional love. Because of the hero’s (or heroine’s) imperfections, the love interest must learn to love and accept him in spite of discovering these things. And when you truly know and love someone … well, there’s the magic of romance.

6) The tortured hero is just plain sexy. Low, sardonic whispers. Impenetrable darkness and dangerous secrets. Penetrating eyes. Mesmerizing stares. Mystery, danger, and intrigue = sexy in one deliciously masculine package. The Frost of Springtime embodies my passion for the tortured hero. Writing the story was an intense and highly emotional experience. I had yearned to create a pair of imperfect, star-crossed lovers whose deep affection for each other could triumph over seemingly impossible odds. And Aleksender de Lefèvre is very much a tormented soul. Severely scarred inside and out, his twisted past and the horrors of the battlefield have hardened his heart–and Sofia’s love and compassion presents the ideal counterpoint to his darkness. Like Aleksender, she also suffers from a tragic, ill-fated past. They are two flawed characters who are made perfect only through their love.

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                                                                                  BOOK INFO

TITLE: The Frost of Springtime

AUTHOR: Rachel L. Demeter

GENRE: Historical Romance

PUBLISHER: Black Lyon Publishing, LLC

PUBLICATION DATE: February 14, 2014

 

 

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BOOK BLURB:  To rescue her was to rescue his own soul. On a cold Parisian night, Vicomte Aleksender de Lefèvre forges an everlasting bond with a broken girl during her darkest hour, rescuing her from a life of abuse and misery. Tormented by his own demons, he finds his first bit of solace in sheltering little Sofia Rose. But when Aleksender is drawn away by the Franco-Prussian war, the seasons pass. And in that long year, Sofia matures into a stunning young woman—a dancer with an understanding of devotion and redemption far surpassing her age. Alongside his closest friend, Aleksender returns home to find that “home” is gone—replaced by revolution, bloodshed, betrayal—and a love always out of reach. Scarred inside and out, he’s thrust into a world of sensuality and violence—a world in which all his hours have now grown dark, and where only Sofia might bring an end to the winter in his heart. Inspired by the 1871 Paris Commune, The Frost of Springtime is a poignant tale of revolution, redemption, and the healing power of love.

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Rachel L. Demeter lives in the beautiful hills of Anaheim, California with Teddy, her goofy lowland sheepdog, and high school sweetheart of ten years. She enjoys writing dark, edgy romances that challenge the reader’s emotions and examine the redeeming power of love. Imagining stories and characters has been Rachel’s passion for longer than she can remember. Before learning how to read or write, she would dictate stories while her mom would jot them down for her. She has a special affinity for the tortured hero and unconventional romances. Whether sculpting the protagonist or antagonist, she always ensures that every character is given a soul. Rachel strives to intricately blend elements of romance, suspense, and horror. Some common themes her stories never stray too far from: forbidden romance, soul mates, the power of love to redeem, mend all wounds, and triumph over darkness. Her dream is to move readers and leave an emotional impact through her words.

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**RELEASE DAY BLITZ** Surrender The Sky – Meradeth Houston

 

“I wish I didn’t know. I wish my heart hadn’t been seared black in my chest. I wish everything were different.” – Surrender the Sky

 

Surrender the Sky by Meradeth Houston

Gabby lives by two unbreakable rules: don’t expose her kind, the Sary, and don’t fall in love—too bad some rules are made to be broken.

When Gabby’s most difficult charge accidentally shoots her in front of a class full of students, the event exposes her carefully hidden identity. She shifts from looking like a normal teen to her secret Sary form, revealing her wings and the existence of her kind—immortals who try to keep people from committing suicide. Her incident attracts the attention of the next leader of the Sary, Jassen, who offers her an impossible bargain: she can keep her wings if she makes amends with those who know the truth. Things get more complicated when a rebel Sary, intent on exposing them to the world, starts interfering with Gabby’s work. And there’s no denying her attraction to Jassen, who is torn between his duties and his heart. With threats at every turn and her immortality on the line, Gabby has to find a way to save the Sary or surrender the sky forever.

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Excerpt

” I knew the day was not going to end well as soon as I saw the gun. It bulged in the outside pocket of his backpack, hidden unless someone looked for it. Of course, I had to be the one looking for it.

Chad kept his head down in class, his pen scratching dark lines of some doodle across his paper. I couldn’t drag my gaze away from him.

He’d brought a gun. Damn it. He was going to follow through with his plan.

I was focusing so hard on the knot of guilt in my stomach and the tangle of plans to stop Chad that Bea had to kick my chair to alert me class had started. Of course, Bea had to be in this class with the homicidal kid who was my responsibility.

I did a quick head count. It was Friday, half-day schedule, last period, with spring break starting next week. Most everyone had ditched already, and only thirteen people remained, including our teacher.

Unfortunately, just enough of the students on Chad’s list stayed for the last class. “

 

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About the Author, Meradeth Houston

meradethI’ve never been a big fan of talking about myself, but if you really want to know, here are some random tidbits about me:

>I’m a California girl. This generally means I talk too fast and use “like” a lot.

>I have my doctorate in molecular anthropology. Translation: I sequence dead people’s DNA and spend a whole lot of time in a lab, which I love.

>I’ve been writing since I was 11 years old. It’s my hobby, my passion, and I’m so happy to get to share my work!

>My other passion is teaching. There’s nothing more fun than getting a classroom of college kids fired up about anthropology!

>If I could have a super-power, it would totally be flying. Which is a little strange, because I’m terrified of heights.

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Behind His Eyes: Truth Review and other goodies:)

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BEHIND HIS EYES TRUTH is the second of CONSEQUENCES SERIES three reading companions, by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Aleatha Romig. It is recommended to be read after completing all of the CONSEQUENCES SERIES: Consequences, Truth, and Convicted. It is not a standalone book and should not be read as such.

This reading companion explores the thoughts and motivations of Anthony Rawlings and his struggle to accept the truth behind the consequences. It is not intended as a total rewrite of TRUTH, but meant to enhance the reader’s understanding. BEHIND HIS EYES TRUTH contains significant scenes from the novel TRUTH, as experienced from Anthony’s point of view. It also contains never before read, behind the scenes information, a glossary of the characters, and a timeline which grows from Consequences to include the array of new characters and revelations found in the pages of Truth. 

BEHIND HIS EYES TRUTH is the continued journey inside the mind of the man who supplied and survived the consequences. This companion allows readers the opportunity to witness first hand as Anthony’s world changes forever. His rules and control begin to slip away, threatened by the most unlikely foes—something completely unfamiliar. 

Can something as pure as love and forgiveness wreak havoc on his well-planned existence?helpless

BEHIND HIS EYES TRUTH, because there is more to learn about a man who: 

Once upon a time, signed a napkin that he knew was a contract. As an esteemed businessman, he forgot one very important rule—he forgot to read the fine print. It wasn’t an acquisition to own another person as he’d previously assumed. It was an agreement to acquire a soul.

—Aleatha Romig, CONVICTED

 Continue the long and painful acquisition, as the TRUTH becomes evident, from Behind His Eyes!  

 

Behind His Eyes Truth Excerpt

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Glancing at the numerous pictures from his years of surveillance, Tony wondered if he and Claire had come full circle. Would it be like this again? Would his only connection to her be through this new investigator? Would he only see Claire in two dimensions? Tony searched for their contract, the beginning of their personal journey together. He knew it wouldn’t b


Then he shook his head. He didn’t want her back, did he? Hell, the lack of sleep was making him sentimental. He stopped his search. The damn contract was no longer valid; it never had been—legally. Pushing the box back into its hideaway, he contemplated throwing it all away. Having her back wasn’t his goal; learning her location was. She had no right to disappear.
e that easy again. If he were to get her back to Iowa and into his life, it wouldn’t be because of a signature on a napkin.

With the necklace in his hand, Tony settled upon the soft leather sofa in front of his fireplace. If Phillip Roach were correct, in a few moments he’d hear the voice that used to fill his suite and his house. When her voice came through his phone, Tony wanted to feel her presence. He imagined the sound as he looked up at her wedding portrait and saw the emerald green that haunted his dreams. What did he want to hear? He wanted to know she was safe and unharmed. He wanted to know where she was, and he also wanted to bring her back to Iowa—because that was where she belonged. 

It didn’t make sense. To the world she was the woman who tried to kill him. To Tony she was more than that. The past twenty hours had proven it. She was his drug. Claire Nichols ran through his system like ecstasy, sending him on otherwise unobtainable highs. He reasoned that lows followed highs, and she’d given him those, too; they’d given them to each other. Nevertheless, without the right stimulant, the euphoria could never again be achieved. Whether it was elation or misery, neither would be obtainable without the exhilarating potency of Claire. He didn’t want an empty envelope. He wanted her. Nathaniel was wrong: Claire wasn’t gone; she was just misplaced. 

For the last twenty-four hours, his entire being had surged with anticipation. Claire may not understand it—hell, Tony didn’t understand it, but he couldn’t deny it. Now that she was gone, he needed her back in his life, and he would have her. 

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Review 

We can’t get enough of this series!!! The companion books to Aleatha Romig’s Consequence series are by far the best “extras” we’ve ever had the pleasure of reading and Behind His Eyes Truth might be our favorite so far!  Okay, okay…we say that with every one of her books but this one, we think, might take the cake!  

We all know Tony is a complex man with many sides to him but BHE Truth perfectly highlights the side we all hoped he had and would sporadically show eventually as we were continuously tortured by Tony’s erratic and ruthless behavior and actions throughout  each and every one of the books.  Oh, don’t get us wrong…he is still and will always be deliciously sick and twisted but Aleatha did a phenomenal  job at bringing out his sensitive, protective, and loving side in BHE Truth.  

As always, Aleatha Romig’s writing is smooth and as close to perfection as we could ever ask.  The pages flow beautifully together, creating a story you will not want to put down until you’ve finished.  We must admit, even after we were done, we still had a hard time putting it down…

Just like every other book in this series, Behind His Eyes Truth receives an overwhelming 5 out of 5 champagne glasses from the Divas!  We are a little destroyed at the idea that there is only one more book to come before there will be no more written on one of our most favorite book boyfriends, Anthony Rawlings but we are sure that an author of Aleatha Romig’s caliber will have something else for us to sink our teeth and hearts into soon (or at least we hope!)

Links to buy at the bottom of the page 🙂 

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Author Bioaleatha

Aleatha Romig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, who has been voted #1 “New Author to Read” on Goodreads, July 2012 – Present! 

 Aleatha has lived most of her life in Indiana, growing-up in Mishawaka, graduating from Indiana University, and currently living south of Indianapolis. Together with her high-school sweetheart and husband of twenty seven years, they’ve raised three children. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time with her family and friends. Her pastimes include exercising, reading, and creating heroes/ anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!

 Aleatha enjoys traveling, especially when there is a beach involved. In 2011 she had the opportunity to visit Sydney, Australia to visit her daughter studying at the University of Wollongong. Her dream is to travel to places in her novels and around the world.

 CONSEQUENCES, her first novel, was released August 2011 by Xlibris Publishing. Then in October of 2012, Ms. Romig re-released CONSEQUENCES as an indie author. TRUTH, the sequel, was released October 30, 2012, and CONVICTED, the final installment of the Consequences Series, was released October 8, 2013! She is now releasing the CONSEQUENCES READING COMPANIONS: BEHIND HIS EYES – A trilogy of companions, from Anthony Rawlings’ POV.

 Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and represented by Danielle Egan-Miller of Brown and Miller Literary Associates.

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Barnes and Noble Link:

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Consequences of Deception by Ella Fox Review and Blog Tour

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Consequences of Deception by Ella Fox Blog Tour

Hosted by: Bare Naked Words

Tour Dates 17th – 21st March

Genre: Contemporary Romance

 

Synopsis

Once upon a time, girl met boy and a love story began.

Their future was assured until tragedy struck and deceptions were made.

There are consequences to every action, and the Consequences of Deception are always the most punishing.

Sloane Evans lost nearly everyone that she’s ever loved, but losing Killian Brandt left a scar that never healed.

Four and a half years after turning his back on her, Killian steps back into Sloane’s life in the most shocking of ways, giving her no choice but to abandon her life and go with him.

Why would a man buy a woman that he hates?

Not everything is as it appears.

Love is beautiful, revenge is ugly, and lies destroy lives.

Prepare to discover the Consequences of Deception.

Review

To put it simply, I really enjoyed Consequences of Deception by Ella Fox!  The story begins with a sexy interaction between two sexy characters, Sloane and Killian.  Due to Sloane’s young age, nothing can happen between them and as fate decides, nothing will ever happen when tragedy strikes and both are unknowingly thrown into a web of deceit that turns the both of them against each other.  Years later he buys her…yes I said that, Killian buys Sloane but the reasons are far from surfacing and if others had it their way, the truth would never come out.

 This book is full of sexy, hot scenes and delicious twists.  I thoroughly enjoyed how the story unraveled as I continued to fall in love with these two characters.  Mechanically, it was written well and flowed nicely through out the entire story.  You will definitely want to buy this book to add to your collection!  We give it 4 out of 5 champagne glasses! Cheers!

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Author Bio

When she’s not writing, Ella indulges the gypsy in her blood and travels the country. Ella loves reading, movies, music, buying make-up, reading Tmz, Twitter and pedicures… not necessarily in that order. She has a wild sense of humor and loves to laugh. Her favorite thing in the world is hanging out with her family and watching comedy movies.

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