Thursday, January 29, 2015

Release Day Launch ~ Seduction's Kiss by Alyssa Rose Ivy ~ Excerpt & Giveaway!


Seduction's Kiss is now available FREE!
It is the prequel novella to a new series set in the Pteron world.
It was a great start to the series! I can't wait to get to know Owen better!


Seduction's Kiss (The Allure Chronicles #0.5)
*Prequel novella to Lure (The Allure Chronicles #1)*

Never agree to a road trip to New Orleans with your roommate. At least not when your roommate is dragging you along while she reconnects with an ex-boyfriend. Possible consequences of failing to take my advice:

1) Unknowingly going out with a vampire stripper
2) Getting kidnapped by said vampire's nest mates
3) Falling head over heels for your winged hero

Believe it or not number 3 is the worst one, especially when no one believes you that he exists.

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Excerpt


We wove our way through the crowds. I glanced into the rows of bars and clubs teeming with people dressed in various degrees of costumes. Despite my apprehension of hanging out with someone I barely knew, the excitement seemed to be rubbing off on me. I found myself moving along to the music spilling out of one club when we were momentarily stopped.
“Duncan!” A girl with long blond hair yelled and proceeded to wrap her arms around Duncan’s neck. She was dressed as a pumpkin, if a pumpkin was just a skimpy piece of orange fabric. “Come dancing with us.” She was visibly drunk.
“Oh, hi.” He gave me an apologetic look.
I shrugged. It wasn’t like we were on a date.
“Why aren’t you dressed up? It’s Halloween. You’re supposed to be dressed up.”
He shoved a hand into his back pocket. “How do you know that I’m not dressed up?”
“Laurie!” The girl yelled. “It’s Duncan, the stripper who did Debbie’s party last week.”
Wait. What? Did he strip? Wow, that was pretty surprising. He wasn’t bad looking, but I hadn’t met a male stripper before.
Another girl ran over. This one was appropriately attired. She had an awesome lollipop costume on. She also gave Duncan a hug, so I decided to people watch while I waited. That’s when I saw him. The gorgeous guy from the bar. All six plus feet of his perfectness. This time he was wearing one of those sleeveless white t-shirts that showed off his muscular arms. But it wasn’t his muscles that jumped out the most. It was his beautiful set of black wings. Now that was a costume.
He glanced up just as he passed, and my chest tightened. He looked at me with curiosity for a second before continuing on. Maybe he vaguely remembered my face but didn’t know why. I wasn’t sure what would be worse, if he remembered the humiliating moment, or if he didn’t.
I suddenly felt embarrassed of my cat costume. Were the whiskers too much?
“Daisy?” Duncan called my name and snapped me out of my daze. “Ready?” The girls must have walked off while I was distracted because Duncan was alone watching me. I wondered how obvious my ogling was.
“Yeah, sure.”
Duncan towed me along until he turned into a dark and completely unappealing dive. This was his favorite place? I kept my mouth shut. I didn’t want to offend him. Maybe this was one of those hidden gems you always hear about. Just to be safe I texted Reyna the name of the place as inconspicuously as possible, Grounddiggers.
“Who are you texting?” Duncan asked as we walked through the entrance.
Evidently I wasn’t as inconspicuous as I thought. “Just a friend.” I’m not sure why I didn’t just tell him who it was. I just felt like it was safer not to.
He nodded at a bouncer, who like Duncan was dressed all in black. The bouncer grunted something unintelligible to Duncan. Duncan must have taken the grunt to mean enter because he pulled me further inside.


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Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.




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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Stacking The Shelves #82

Hosted By Tynga's Reviews


Purchased

My new kindle voyage!
Kindle Voyage


For Review

Seduction's Kiss (The Allure Chronicles #0.5)   Greta and the Glass Kingdom (Mylena Chronicles, #2) 


Won

Addicted tote bag from Krista & Becca Ritche! Thanks!
Will use it to carry my books to their signing in August!





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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

WOW #110




I'm waiting on

 How (not) to Fall in Love

How (Not) To Fall In Love by Lisa Brown Roberts
Release Date February 3rd 2015


Seventeen-year-old Darcy Covington never had to worry about money or where her next shopping spree was coming from. Even her dog ate gourmet. Then one day, Darcy’s car is repossessed from the parking lot of her elite private school. As her father’s business hit the skids, Dad didn’t just skip town, he bailed on his family.

Fortunately, Darcy’s uncle owns a thrift shop where she can hide out from the world. There’s also Lucas, the wickedly hot fix-it guy she can’t stop crushing on, even if she’s not sure they’ll ever get out of the friend zone. 

But it’s here among the colorful characters of her uncle’s world that Darcy begins to see something more in herself...if she has the courage to follow it.

Why I'm Waiting?
This synopsis kind of reminded me of 2 Broke Girls. I like books where a character has something drastic happen and then you see how they adjust and overcome it. It would be so hard to go from rich to poor and have to leave your private school and friends. Sounds like she meets a great new crowd at the thrift store.






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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Book Looks ~ The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater



The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater inspired book look




This was a fun outfit to put together. This isn't my usual style but after putting this together I really wanted to rock an outfit like this. 


Monday, January 12, 2015

Release Day Launch ~ Dusk by Alyssa Rose Ivy ~ Review, Excerpt & Giveaway!


The second book in Alyssa Rose Ivy's series, The Dire Wolves Chronicles, releases today!



Dusk (The Dire Wolves Chronicle, #2)
Dusk (The Dire Wolves Chronicles #2) 
by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Release Date: January 12, 2015
Publisher: Self-Published
Pages: 222
Genre: New Adult Paranormal
Source: Author
Purchase: Amazon 
Haunt Author: Website | Facebook | Twitter

The Dire Wolves Chronicles continue...

After you have sacrificed your freedom what else is there to lose?

Mary Anne has given her word to Hunter that she’ll stay as his mate, but every second she spends with him takes her further away from Gage when he needs her the most. 

Caught between love and duty, Mary Anne discovers that her troubles are just beginning, and that sometimes love comes at a great price.

Hunter is trying to make Mary Anne fall in love with him. She promised to be with him. I was happy Hunter had his own POV. He seemed really creepy in the first book but seeing his side of things I began to understand him. I still think he is wrong to try to force Mary Anne into a relationship when obviously her heart is with Gage. But I know Hunter feels like Mary Anne is right for him and that she will help change things for the Dire Wolves which he is desperate to do. Even though I totally love Gage and want her with him, there were times when I began to want to see her with Hunter. Hunter was charming and was trying really hard to be good to Mary Anne.

Poor Gage is going through so much in this book. Trying to understand his change. Having to see Mary Anne with Hunter. Feeling helpless as to what he can do to make things right. He never gave up though. He knew he would find a way back to Mary Anne no matter what it took. Although he made some mistakes that complicate things further. Loved the Levi and Allie cameo. And the little surprise that Allie mentioned. Read this in one sitting. Very excited for the next book. I hope that somehow Mary Anne and Gage can help Hunter and they can all work together. The wolves seemed like creepers in the first book but they grew on me in this book and I want things to work out for them.

Rating: 4/5




Excerpt


“Hunter?” she asked in a low voice as we sat in front of the fire downstairs. We’d started back with our favorite evening ritual, only now she sat right at my side. The rest the pack was giving us plenty of space. There were benefits to being Alpha.
“Yes?” I smiled at her. She was so beautiful. I zeroed in on her lips, needing to claim them with my own.
“Tell me about your dreams.”
“My dreams?” I put an arm around her and pulled her down into my side. I could feel her heartbeat and that put me at ease. “What kind of dreams?”
“What kind do you have?”
“The usual types I guess.”
“Are they ever about me?” She looked up at me with those expressive eyes of hers.
“You mean now? Are you asking if I dream about you?”
“Now. Before.”
“Before? Why would I have dreamed about you before I met you? How would that be possible?” Someone had told her something. That someone was going to be in a lot of trouble.
“How is it possible that you’re a wolf? I’m starting to believe that anything is possible.”
I ignored her use of the term wolf. It wasn’t worth an argument. She’d start calling us Dires eventually. “Do you really want to know?” The can of worms had been opened. There was no turning back.
“Yes. Why else would I ask?”
“Come here.” I gestured with my hand.
“I am here.”
“On to my lap.” If she wanted something from me, I was getting something from her.
“You want me to sit on your lap?”
“You know exactly what I’m asking you to do.”
She put a leg over mine and straddled my lap. She settled herself down, awakening my body even more than it already was. “Happy now?”
“I’m always happy when you’re with me.”


   
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Dire (The Dire Wolves Chronicles, #1)
Gage was the first guy I ever wanted. He was my first crush and my first fantasy, but he wasn't my first in any other way because he never saw me as anything more than a friend— at least not until the night that changed everything. It was all Gage's fault. He insisted we drive through the storm and take the back roads. By the time the storm hit full force we had no chance. One night of snowbound sex changed our relationship forever. The problem was at the same time I caught another guy’s attention. This other guy happened to be the alpha of a pack of shifter wolves. I thought the wolves were the worst of my problems, but I was wrong. When things went from bad to worse I had to make a lifelong sacrifice to save Gage, but what price is too much to save the one you love?





Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.




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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Stacking The Shelves #81

Hosted By Tynga's Reviews


Purchased

Never Never (Never Never, #1)   Frostfire (Kanin Chronicles, #1)



For Review

The Last Time We Say Goodbye   Dusk (The Dire Wolves Chronicle, #2) 
Already read and enjoyed these two! 






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Saturday, January 3, 2015

Stacking The Shelves #80

Hosted By Tynga's Reviews


Audible

Poison Study (Study, #1)   Ship Breaker (Ship Breaker, #1)
Audible has been having good deals lately so I've been cashing in my credits.
Got two for one credit and grabbed these two. Both books have been on my TBR forever.



Gift

Through the Woods
Christmas present!
Thanks to Jude @ In Between






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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Cover Reveal ~ Seduction's Kiss & Lure by Alyssa Rose Ivy + Giveaway!




I'm excited to reveal covers for Alyssa Rose Ivy's new series, 
The Allure Chronicles! Huge fan of her books!





Seduction's Kiss (The Allure Chronicles #0.5) by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Releasing January 29th 2015


Never agree to a road trip to New Orleans with your roommate. At least not when your roommate is dragging you along while she reconnects with an ex-boyfriend. Possible consequences of failing to take my advice:

1) Unknowingly going out with a vampire stripper
2) Getting kidnapped by said vampire's nest mates
3) Falling head over heels for your winged hero

Believe it or not number 3 is the worst one, especially when no one believes you that he exists.






Lure (The Allure Chronicles #1) by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Releasing February 16th 2015


There's danger in the beauty...

Two years, six months, and twenty-five days. That's how long it had been since I'd seen my winged hero— not that I'd been counting. I'd suffered through years of counseling just to convince my friends and family that I wasn't crazy and knew he didn't exist.

But he did. And I was done waiting.

Days after college graduation I headed back down to New Orleans to retrace my steps and find Owen again only to find my life was about to get even crazier... thanks to the most beautiful and dangerous of all paranormal creatures, the Allures.




Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.




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The Darkest Part by Trisha Wolfe FREE on Amazon + Excerpt & Giveaway!


It's FREE on Amazon
for a limited time!
January 1-5




Pressing the boundaries of both the psyche and the heart, Sam and Holden embark on a dangerous journey that will test the limits of love.

Sam Wintry’s life used to be almost perfect. She was engaged to her childhood best friend and high school sweetheart, Tyler Marks, planning an amazing cross-country honeymoon during her college break. But after a hit-and-run leaves her in ruin, she begins seeing Tyler’s fractured, ghostly presence, and her family believes she’s losing her mind. Not until she completes their journey, stopping along the way to scatter Tyler's remains, will Tyler be able cross over. Only...is Sam ready for him to leave her?

When the black sheep of the Marks' family, Holden Marks, returns to check on Tyler's case, Sam convinces him to give her his brother's ashes. Despite their shaky history, she needs him...plus, he owes it to Sam and his brother. What she doesn’t count on is Holden’s relentlessness to go on the trip.

On the road, Holden realizes just how unhinged Sam has become. Dealing with her psychosis forces him to confront his dark past, making it harder to keep secrets hidden that should remain buried. Especially from Sam, the only woman he’s ever loved. And as Sam starts to unravel the truth, she begins to question if the brother she's unwillingly falling for again is in an even darker place than her. 




Excerpt...


And with a groan, I realize that I still forgot to put on my bottoms. Hell. What is wrong with my brain? The answer comes with Holden’s hurried movements, adjusting his position in the bed next to mine. Just the sound of him rearranging his pillows and rustling his covers sends my nerves careening against my arteries.
I force my eyes closed. Will myself to fall asleep. My traitorous hormones have no control over me. Holden is an asshole. He’s my boyfriend’s brother. He broke my heart— but his words at the oak begin to pulse through me, hitting me hard. What if I was wrong about him?
With his past, I can’t imagine how messed up he must have been during that time. I don’t know anything, really, about the man lying in the bed next to me. And suddenly, I want to.
My mental assault breaks off as I hear Holden’s deep exhale. “Are you still not wearing pants?”
Shit. And what’s my excuse? “No. It’s pretty stuffy in he— ” No time to finish that sentence as Holden bounds from his bed and stands over me, the evidence of his torture apparent in his boxers.
He rips the covers back, and I yelp. “What are you— ?” But obviously words mean nothing to him. His eyes are blazing blue, even in the dim light, and he forcefully moves between my legs to hover above me.
“Holden,” I say, trying like hell to put conviction in my tone. “We can’t. You know this is wrong . . . on like . . . so many levels.”
He nods. “I know. And I’m going to answer for every one of my sins. But right now, I don’t give a fuck.” He grasps my ankles and pulls, flattening my back against the bed. My tee rides up, exposing my black boy shorts and stomach.
My skin tingles as Holden slowly raises my leg, resting my ankle on his shoulder. He’s kneeling, using his other hand to angle himself above me. His eyes only release me when he turns his head to press a soft kiss to my calf.
My breath catches in my throat. His hand skims my leg, his mouth trailing its path, the cool metal of his lip ring sending so many, too many shivers dancing across my skin.
I’ve never felt so helpless, so immobile, and so hopeful that he doesn’t stop— if I don’t move, if I let him continue, can I pretend I’m not a willing participant? No. I can’t lie to myself. If I’m going to stop this, I have to now. Because as his mouth moves to my thigh, and his tongue just grazes my skin, I know I won’t be able to soon.
“Holden— ”
“Say anything but stop,” he says, low, his voice husky with need.
I swallow. “Please,” I get out.

“Oh, I’m going to please you. You can bet your sweet ass.” And he sinks his teeth into the flesh just below my center, eliciting a soft moan from my throat.






The Series...


The Darkest Part - Goodreads | Amazon
Losing Track - Goodreads | Amazon
Fading Out - Goodreads | Pre-Order
Bad Road - Goodreads | Available mid 2015



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Tell us what you think of about one of the Living Heartwood books and be entered to WIN a $50 Amazon Gift Card!





The Author...


From an early age, Trisha Wolfe dreamed up fantasy worlds and characters and was accused of talking to herself. Today, she lives in South Carolina with her family and writes full time, using her fantasy worlds as an excuse to continue talking to herself.