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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Gargoyle Addiction Book Tour - Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: Gargoyle Addiction (Otherworlds Summons #1) by Livia Olteano

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Author: Livia Olteano 
Series: Otherworlds Summons 
Number in Series: 1 
Format: ARC PDF
Release Date: July 12, 2013 
Pages: 253 
Publisher: Self-published 
Genre: Erotic Romance/New Adult/Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy 
Presented by: Bewitching Book Tours



Synopsis from Livia Olteano


Summonari don’t trust. Under their command, they summon any number of creatures from the Otherwolds—but never trust them outside of the summoning.

Gargoyles don’t love. Fierce descendants of dragons, they function on power and fear—never love.

 
Karla isn’t the happily-ever-after type of girl. No territory-hungry guy is going to stick flags all over her unclaimed grounds.


Kann’s world is death and betrayal. As Dar Primus of Haus Varis, he’s expected to follow tradition but he’s not your regular gargoyle. In fact, he’s anything but.

One fateful Friday night, Otherworlds collide. Stuck together in one world or another, Karla and Kann face everything from Awakenings and turbulent love to Festnavals and bloodthirsty scorned suitors.


If there’s one thing they can’t escape, it’s the addiction to each other. And they’ve got it bad.


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Review

     This is definitely the kind of read that makes a booklover like me drool. How could I resist? How awesome would it be if one of your favorite characters from one of your favorite series just appeared in your bedroom? Oh, the many scenarios that come to mind. But it may not be all that great for Karla. 

     Karla just received an ARC from her best friend for her birthday. She stays up reading and ends up sleeping on the book which cuts her. That drop of blood along with one little wish summons a very powerful and sexy gargoyle right out of her book. Problem is, he happens to be the villain of the story and he wants to eat. I mean really eat her, but he also has a certain pull to her he can't explain. They have to team up to try and figure out who would want him summoned if not Karla and why. They also must try not to kill each other or fall for one another.

     I really had a blast with this book. This story was quite imaginative. Olteano definitely has a knack for creating incredible worlds. I love her take on gargoyles and other supernatural beings. It was amazing. The story was well paced and really focused on the connection between Karla and Kann. I loved the push-and-pull between them. Karla lived a pretty quiet life. She doesn't expect much out of it considering her bleak family history. So she only has her one friend named Mike and her books. But everything changes when she makes the innocence mistake of sleeping on the new book. This summons Kann the gargoyle from her favorite series. He is an absolute pain and scary. He eats bears for breakfast. Frakking bears! But she can't fight the attraction to him. But she knows she doesn't possess any power, so how did he end up with her? How did he end up in her world and how can she send him back?

     Karla was a great lead. I loved her sense of humor from the get go. The "war cannon" boobies nearly killed me. She is realistic and isn't holding her breath for Prince Charming. I really liked her. And Kann, oh Kann. He was the ultimate Alpha male. He was too cocky for his own good, but to be fair, he had every right to be. I loved the scenes these two shared. They had me fanning myself one second and laughing like crazy the next. They were more alike than I think either of them realized and it was great seeing both of them break past their barriers. I loved and I can't wait to see more of them. They were a real treat.

    I love finding New Adult Paranormal Romance reads. There seem to be more in the Contemporary genre, which I love, but still. I love Olteano's world. The gargoyles, vampires, elves, dragons (oh, the dragons) and much more. This book had me at the edge of my seat. I was dying to find out what was going to happen next and uncover the mystery especially with Karla. The family thing couldn't have been a coincidence, right? I loved this book a lot. It had everything I could ask for. Highly recommended.

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*This book belongs to the following challenge*

Under The Covers Book Blog 2013 Immortal Reading Challenge!   


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About Livia Olteano
 
Livia lives in Europe where she listens to obscene amounts of music and devours every reading material in sight. When she’s not doing either of the two, she fiddles with anything remotely customizable within reach.


She spamificates the world online via:
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GIVEAWAY TIME!!! 


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Gargoyle Addiction Blog Tour Schedule 
July 15th-August 12th


July 15 Character interview
Laurie's Paranormal Thoughts and Reviews

July 15 review
Author Karen Swart

July 16 Guest blog
C.W. Book Reviews 
@ The House of Malfunction

July 16 review
Nicky Peacock Author

July 17 Spotlight
Mythical Books

July 17 Spotlight
Coffee and Characters

July 18 spotlight and review
Faerie Tale Books

July 18 spotlight
paranormal book club 

July 19 Interview
Love in a Book

July 19 review
A Cliffhanger Crisis

July 22 Guest blog
Urban Fantasy Investigations

July 23 Interview
Books & Other Spells. 

July 24 Spotlight
Butterfly-o-Meter Books /

July 26 spotlight
Share My Destiny

July 31 Spotlight and review
Offbeat Vagabond

August 1 Guest blog and review
Urban Girl Reader – 

August 2 Spotlight Melissa Snark
http://melissasnark.blogspot.com/

August 2 review
A Girl and Her Kindle 

August 5 Guest blog 
Fang-tastic Books

August 6 Guest blog
Roxanne’s Realm

August 7 Guest blog
The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom

August 8 Interview
Simply Infatuated

August 8 Spotlight
Cover Reveals 

August 9 Spotlight
books & tales.

August 9 Spotlight and review
The LUV'NV

August 12 interview
Pembroke Sinclair.  


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Cover Reveal - Yours, For Now by Siren Allen


Author: Siren Allen
Expected Release Date: September 23, 2013 
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance 
Publisher: Entranced Publishing




Synopsis from Siren Allen


The question: "Would you like to try BDSM with me?"


Elizabeth Kemp never thought she'd ask friend and colleague, Preston Lancaster to be her submissive. Even more surprising, he agrees – on one condition: she has to return the favor. Her two weeks as his Domme end with a dramatic climax she wasn't prepared for – she's hopelessly in love and terrified he'll break her heart.


Dr. Preston Lancaster has been in love with Elizabeth since the day they met. His two weeks with her are more than he ever imagined, but when the tables are turned, she refuses to make good on her promise to reciprocate. Preston isn't giving up without a fight, but he's not fighting for two weeks of dominance anymore. He's fighting for forever.


Can Preston convince Elizabeth that her heart is safe with him – or will two weeks be all he has?


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About Siren Allen

Hi, my name is Siren Allen. I’m a writer and lover of all things erotic and romantic. I reside in southern Mississippi where I write steamy romances that are guaranteed to make you blush. When I’m not listening to the characters in my head and jotting down their adventures, I am busy working as a Clinical Laboratory Technician.

I love to travel, preferably with my husband, so he can do all of the driving. I enjoy time with my family, who are just as silly as I am. I have no children…yet, wish me luck! My hobbies are reading, writing and shopping, though I hate trying on clothing. If I wasn’t a writer or a Laboratory Professional, I would probably be a Secret Agent. But that’s the beauty of being a writer; you can create your own world and be whoever you want to be. In my imaginary world, I am Queen and my siblings are my minions. 

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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Spotlight - Hidden (Hiding From Love #1) by Selena Laurence




Author: Selena Laurence
Series: Hiding From Love
Number in Series: 1
Release Date: July 23, 2013 
Genre: Contemporary Romance/New Adult
Presented by: CBL Book Tours

 
Synopsis from Selena Laurence
Nick Carlisle comes to Hawaii to hide—from what happened during his service in Afghanistan, from relationships, from his future. Lyndsey Anderson came to Hawaii to hide too—from the man who abused her, from the sacrifices she made, from her dark past. But when Nick meets Lyndsey, Hawaii gets a whole lot hotter, and they find they can’t hide their hearts. As Nick fights to come to terms with what he’s done, Lyndsey struggles to forgive herself for the choices she’s made. But when the dangerous past threatens the beautiful present, can they survive to learn how to love? And who will finally reveal what’s hidden?

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About Selena Laurence


Selena Laurence loves to write romantic stuff that helps you get away. Life can be a grind, and things like jobs and kids and dirty dishes make Jill a dull girl – and Selena too. So, she writes about hot guys and smart girls and exotic locales to give us all an Escape from the Everyday.
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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Interview + Review + Giveaway: One Wicked Night (Wicked #1) by Emily Quinn

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Interview with Emily Quinn


OBVB: Welcome to Offbeat Vagabond, Emily! Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? 
EQ: Thank you so much for having me. A little bit about me? I love to read, write, and travel (when I can).


OBVB: When did you realize your love for writing?  
EQ: It’s been several years now. I’ve been reading romance since I was 14 years old. Then, took up writing back in 2006 and pursued it to some extent. It wasn’t until 2012 that I decided to increase my efforts to become a published author.



OBVB: What first attracted you Contemporary Romance?  
EQ:I wanted to write something I could relate to and contemporary does that. I read a lot of historicals/regencies but I don’t think I could write them.



OBVB: What authors influenced you when growing up? Who is on your nightstand right now?  
EQ: Well, I have many authors. Jude Deveraux is at the top of the list but I read a variety of genres/sub-genres. On my nightstand at this moment I have “Complete Me” by Julie Kenner.



OBVB: One Wicked Night is your second book, right? Can you tell us what the book is about? 

EQ: Yes. One Wicked Night is my second book. It’s about two professionals, both at the top of their game, and both with a crush for the other. Pursuing their interest at work is out of the question and so they go to this exclusive dating service. Here’s the blurb:
Angel Jones is a career driven woman at the top of her game. But, she has a problem: a wickedly handsome boss. Getting her boss out of her mind is proving impossible. When her friends talk her into using someone else’s invitation to an exclusive dating service, it’s a dare she can’t resist.
Fernando Durante knows lusting after someone at work is not an option. He has managed to avoid direct contact with her for years, the thing is the witty goddess now reports to him. Keeping his hands away from her is too hard a task. When a friend emails him an invitation to an exclusive dating service, Fernando doesn’t play with the thought too much and accepts against his better judgment. What they think is best may not be what they really want. Will Angel and Fernando let their hearts guide them?






OBVB: What was the most challenging thing you had to face when writing your book?  
EQ: The main sex scene wasn’t working. Something was missing and I played with it until I decided to step away for a few days. Then, I listened to a song and suddenly I was inspired.



OBVB: How did you celebrate when your work was published?  
EQ: Dinner at the beach with the husband and kids.



OBVB: Were there any characters more challenging to write than others?  
EQ: They’re all challenging. Especially because this book introduces the characters for the rest of the series and I had to ensure I would only give enough information about them without taking the story away from Fernando and Angel.



OBVB: I know you fall in love with every hero you read about. Who is your absolute favorite and why? 
EQ: My absolute hero is Colin from A Knight in Shining Armor. He’s that kind of hero I never forget, and I’ve read many but he’s the one who remains stuck in my head LOL.



OBVB: If you can write any book outside your genre, what would it be and why?  
EQ: If I ever did, I’d try my hand at a regency romance but I’d have to think about that for a long, long time.



OBVB: Is there anything you must have or do when you are writing?  
EQ: When I’m writing my first draft, I must have music. When I’m editing I must have peace and quiet.



OBVB: Last but not least, are there any other projects you are working on? 
EQ: Yes. I am finishing Wicked Game (book two in the Wicked Series). There is another project I’m working on under a different pen name and I hope to be able to share news about it soon.



OBVB: Thank you so much for coming by Emily. Hope to have you here again.
EQ: Thank you so much for having me on your blog. It’s been fun!

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Author: Emily Quinn
Series: Wicked
Number in Series: 1
Format: ARC PDF
Pages: 45

Release Date: July 15, 2013
Publisher: Entranced Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Erotic













 
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Synopsis from Goodreads

Angel Jones is a career-driven woman at the top of her game with a big problem: a wickedly handsome boss. It is impossible to get him out of her mind, so her friends talk her into using someone else’s invitation to an exclusive dating service. It’s a dare she can’t resist.

Fernando Durante knows lusting after someone at work is not an option. He has managed to avoid direct contact with her for years, but thanks to a recent promotion, the witty goddess reports directly to him. When a friend emails him an invitation to an exclusive dating service, Fernando accepts against his better judgment.

Will Angel and Fernando let their hearts guide them?


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     Oh my goodness. Not enough cold showers in the world will save from this one. This was a novella that was beyond sexy. I loved this read a lot and I am overjoyed that this is a series. The ending made me very happy.

      I really enjoyed Angel. She loves her job and is very good at it. She is the Executive Vice President of Marketing at a big name company. Everything is great except for one thing; she has feelings for her boss. She doesn't want anyone else and that is a problem according to her friends. I loved Angel's attitude. She had me smiling a lot in this book. I especially loved when she filled out the questionnaire. Those questions would  Her and her friends cracked me up. I hope to see more of them together. I love how her friend, Alexis, had given her invitation to Angel and that is what changes everything. If this Elite Classified existed, I would sign on.

     I love that this book followed from Angel's and Fernando's views. We see that Fernando has very strong feelings for Angel as well. He strangely gets an invitation to Elite Classified like Angel did, both of their friends decided to pass on their invitations to them. I loved how this book progressed. It didn't go the way I thought it would and that made me love it more. Also made it a little more realistic and not like an Adult version of Cinderella (although, I wouldn't mind that). I love the chemistry between Fernando and Angel. Every time they were in a room together, you can see the sparks fly. 

     I love this story. Just sexy as hell. I love how Elite Classified put things together for Angel. Elite Classified set up a very beautiful and elaborate vacation for Angel for her to live out her dreams. I love how this played out and what they did. It was so sexy and beautiful. If you are looking for a short and very sexy read, this is the perfect choice. The only complaint I have is that I wish it was longer. This was just pure magic. Quinn definitely has a new fan. I want more and I want it now. I will be reading this again and again until the sequel.


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*This book belongs to the following challenge*
BCC's 100 Books In A Year Reading Challenge 2013!

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About Emily Quinn

Emily Quinn writes sexy contemporary romances with irresistible bad boys, feisty heroines, a bit of conflict, humor, and a dash of spice.

She loves books and falls in love with every hero she reads. Emily lives in sunny Southern California with her husband, two kids, and her dog.

Emily loves hearing from her readers.

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GIVEAWAY TIME!!!

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One Wicked Night Blog Tour Schedule

15 July
Release day One Wicked Night!
Review
Interview

16 July
Interview
Excerpt

17 July
Excerpt

18 July
Excerpt
Excerpt
Review

19 July
Excerpt

20 July
Excerpt
Interview
 Review

21 July
Interview with characters

22 July
Interview

23 July
Excerpt
 Excerpt

24 July
Interview

25 July
Review and Interview

26 July
Review
Review

27 July
Review

28 July
Excerpt
Guest Post

29 July
Excerpt and Guest Post

30 July
Review
Interview and Review

31 July
Review
Review and Excerpt

1 August
Review and Excerpt

2 August
Interview

3 August
Spotlight
 Review and Excerpt

4 August
Review
Interview

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Cover Reveal - Beyond Control (Beyond Love Series #1) by Karice Bolton


Author: Karice Bolton
Series: Beyond Love
Number in Series: 1
Cover Design: PhatPuppy Art
Release Date: August 2013 
Genre: Contemporary Romance/New Adult
Presented by: The Bookish Brunette
 
 
 
Synopsis from Karice Bolton
 
Gabby Sullivan learns in college that some things are impossible to control, and whenever life has spun out of control bad things seem to happen. She promises herself that she’ll stay a safe distance from the top three culprits:

Sex
Love
Relationships

But some things are beyond control…

Gabby handles her mom’s death and brother’s sudden abandonment just about as well as anyone could at the age of twelve. Left feeling alone, she finishes high school, developing a bit of a wild streak, and lives like there’s no tomorrow. That is until an illness stops her in her tracks. Learning to control life around her becomes her comfort. With a visible scar that reminds her and the world that she beat the odds, it’s impossible for her to put everything behind her, no matter how hard she tries.

Right out of college she begins working at her family’s company and buries herself in the safety of the corporate world. No extra time, no life, no relationships. It’s safe to say she might be a little demanding and overly ambitious. She’s got everything under control, just how she likes it. After all, life is short.

Jason’s been trying to piece his life together after a personal tragedy, only it’s not working. He’s thrown himself into his work, but he’s only becoming angrier. He’ll never forgive himself and doesn’t expect anyone else to either.

When the back of his vehicle is clipped by an obnoxious limo driver he can’t wait to let the driver have it until he hears Gabby’s voice coming from inside the sedan. There’s something soothing about it, something familiar.

The moment she sees him, she knows her life will never be the same. But she doesn’t know why. He’s everything she said she never wanted. He’s cocky, arrogant, and infuriating. With his dazzling amber eyes, dark hair and chiseled features she can hardly remember where she’s going, let alone where she’s been and maybe that’s a good thing. She begins to let him show her what life could be, if she really lived it.

Neither wants their past to define their future, but sometimes destiny has something else in store. It’s only as their love grows and secrets are revealed that they realize a devastating connection from their past might actually tear them apart.
 
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About Karice Bolton
  
 Karice Bolton is a paranormal romance/urban fantasy author living in the Pacific Northwest. All three books in The Watchers Trilogy are available now, Awakening, Legions, and Cataclysm. Lonely Souls, which is the first book in her new series Witch Avenue, was released in June 2012!

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