Release Day Celebration with Giveaway: Home is Where You Are by Tessa Marie

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HOME IS WHERE YOU ARE
BY TESSA MARIE

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RELEASES SEPTEMBER 30, 2014

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Synopsis

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Anna’s life reads like a check list.
Straight A’s (Check)
Editor of the school
paper (Check)
Volunteering time at
the local soup kitchen (Check)
Ivy League (So close
she can taste it)
Falling in love with
a homeless boy (Not on the list)
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Dean has a plan too.
Survive. After being subjected to his foster father’s violent attacks, Dean
made the hard choice to leave. Now he lives on the streets doing everything he
can to get by, refusing to let people help him. But when he meets Anna, he
realizes not everyone is out to hurt him.
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Slowly, Anna and Dean
let each other in, blending their two worlds into one. But when a series of
events brings Dean’s world into perspective, he pushes Anna away. Not willing
to accept the line that divides them, Anna sets out to bring Dean back to her.
Her determination and faith in their future puts her on the tracks of danger,
and he is the only one who can save her.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR Tessa Marie lives in the same town she grew up in on Long sland, NY with her long time boyfriend and their fish. Under her real name,Theresa Paolo, she released her debut novel (NEVER) AGAIN, a NA romance, in Fall 2013 with Berkley (Penguin) and (ONCE) AGAIN released this summer. She is also the coauthor of the Amazon bestseller KING SIZED BEDS AND HAPPY TRAILS and BEACH SIDE BEDS AND SANDY PATHS, a YA contemporary series. She has a hard time accepting the fact she’s nearing thirty, and uses her characters to relive the best and worst years of her life. She put her love of writing on hold while she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Dowling College. When she’s not writing, she’s behind a camera, reading, or can be found on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook.

Release Day Celebration with Excerpt and Giveaway! All Things Pretty by M. Leighton

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We are so stoked to bring you the Release Day Launch for

ALL THINGS PRETTY
by M. Leighton

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ALL THINGS PRETTY is a Contemporary Adult Romance and the
third novel in M. Leighton’s Pretty Series.

 

All Things Pretty

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 Synopsis:

Pretending to be something they’re not, afraid to trust anyone completely, destined to tear each other apart– this is the story of unlikely love and unbearable consequences.

Sig Locke is a cop. He was raised by a cop and all his brothers are cops. He bleeds blue, believes in right and wrong, and sees in black and white, never in shades of gray.

But that was before he met Tommi.

Tommi, with her long legs and bright green eyes, she captured Sig’s interest from the moment he saw her. Even after he discovered who she was–the girlfriend of a drug dealer, the beauty behind a criminal–he still found her utterly irresistible. What Sig doesn’t know, however, is that she has a secret even a cop can’t uncover.

Tommi Lawrence hasn’t had an easy life, and it only got more complicated the day she met Sig. She learned long ago that she can’t trust anyone. Her gut tells her that Sig is no exception, her heart tells her that he is. But that was before she found out his real identity.

Can love be forged in a fire of lies? Or will the truth destroy them both?

 

Excerpt

Her lips are still curved when she turns her attention back to me. Something about the moment hits me like a punch to the gut. I think for a second that I could stand here and stare at her, just enjoy her smile and her happiness for hours. Days, maybe. But I can’t. We can’t. So, instead, I brush a clump of mud from the end of her nose. “Have fun?”

“I did. Thank you. This was so good for him.”

“And you.”

“And me,” she concedes.

“You can be the real you around me anytime. I won’t tell a soul.”

“So you prefer this?”

“Oh, hell yeah! I don’t need glamorous. Or proper.”

“I’m not proper.”

“You forget that I heard your…expressiveness that day on the side of the road. And it didn’t consist of ‘darn’ or ‘golly gee’. But I haven’t heard anything like that come out of your mouth since then.”

“Ladies aren’t supposed to talk that way, according to Lance.”

“I don’t want a lady. I want a woman. One who knows her own mind. One who wears what she’s comfortable in, one who says what she’s thinking.” I take a step closer. I can’t help myself. Her scent draws me in. Even covered in mud, she smells like sexy sunshine. “I want the woman who kisses like she’s on fire and makes me feel like I’m the only one who can put her out.”

“Sig,” she begins.

I break in to cut her off. I know her objections. And I know how much I don’t want to hear them. “I’m just being honest. I’m not even touching you.”

Her eyes are glued to mine, a damn near irresistible gravity pulling us together. “It’s not like you can anyway. I mean, we’re in public. With my little brother. What could you possibly touch?”

I reach down and smear my hand in mud. With her eyes locked on mine, I reach between us and flatten my palm on her chest, right over her heart. “This. I’d touch this.”

 

Author PhotoM. Leighton Bio:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, M. Leighton, is a native of Ohio. She relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she can be near the water all summer and miss the snow all winter. Possessed of an overactive imagination from early in her childhood, M. Leighton finally found an acceptable outlet for her fantastical visions: literary fiction. Having written over a dozen novels, these days M. Leighton enjoys letting her mind wander to more romantic settings with sexy Southern guys, much like the one she married and the ones you’ll find in her latest books. When her thoughts aren’t roaming in that direction, she’ll be riding horses, swimming in ponds and experiencing life on a ranch, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.

A note from M. Leighton: I love coffee and chocolate, even more so when they are combined. I’m convinced that one day they could be the basis for world peace. I also love the color red and am seriously considering dying my hair.

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Blog Tour with Giveaway: Inevitible Detour by S.R. Grey

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Inevitable DetourTitle: Inevitable Detour
Author: S.R. Grey 
Series: Inevitability #1
Published: September 7th 2014
Publisher: self-published
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Suspense
Synopsis: The day my life took an inevitable detour things got a little crazy.
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My name is Essalin Brant, but everyone calls me Essa. I attend a small college in a tiny town, and in my twenty-two years of life I’ve never even traveled outside the state of Pennsylvania. You could say my life is pretty boring. I live by the rules. I’m a good girl and nothing exciting ever happens.
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But that’s all about to change.
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Enter Farren Shaw. Not only is he older and intimidating, but he’s more sure of himself than any 29-year-old man has a right to be. Did I mention that he’s drop-dead gorgeous? Well, he is. He also happens to be my best friend Haven’s brother. And I would be content with just fantasizing about Farren from afar, but when Haven suddenly goes missing, her gorgeous brother is the only one who believes me when I say she was abducted, even though all signs seem to suggest Haven left town willingly.
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I know better, though. As does Farren. So when he asks me to accompany him to search for his sister, I accept.
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That’s when the real adventure begins.
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Our quest to find Haven takes us across the country. And throughout the time we spend together, I find myself falling for Farren . . . falling hard. He’s everything I’ve ever wanted. But is he really someone I should fear?
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Because aside from making me feel things I’ve never felt before, Farren is hiding something. Something big. What could this stunning man be keeping from me? And why? Is Haven’s disappearance somehow connected to his mysterious job?
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All I know is that things are about to get real.
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Welcome to the Inevitable Detour that has become my life.

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**I received a copy of the book for the tour,
but that did not influence the review**

4.5 crazy on the edge of your seat stars  You guys, I’m still shaking, my heart has leapt out of my chest and is pounding like crazy. What an intense ride, and man oh man, it is not even over at all. I was drawn in from the moment I met Essa and Haven and couldn’t stop turning the pages. Haven and Essa have a great friendship, with a love that runs deep, so when she was taken I knew that Essa would do anything to get her back.

The storyline was great…plenty of mystery, suspense, and romance. I would be reading away, just thinking everything was settling down, but then it would pick right back up and my blood would be racing through my veins. There were definitely some places I could predict certain parts of the story as I read, as if there was scary music playing in the background, and so many times I wanted to shout at the characters, “no, don’t do it, that is SO DANGEROUS!” but instead I just let my stomach feel queasy and read like a maniac so I could find out what would happen.

top-shelf-250-x-275The romance was amazing right from the start. Farren is cold, angry, and secretive, but then the frosty personality seemed to all disappear within moments. At first I wasn’t sure I liked it, but then I realized that Essa had an affect on Farren that changed him, just as he changed her.  Their romance was absolutely swoony, and Farren is divine.  D. I. V. I. N. E.

So yes, the soft side of the romance is lovely, but let’s talk about the ahem, naughtier side too. Yes, it was HOT. Especially that time they…oh wait, I can’t give you any details on that because it would be TOO STEAMY FOR THIS BLOG. Just know if you like a confident and bossy alpha male with a dirty mind, you should read this.  Just thinking about that SPOILER HERE SORRY scene makes me start to fan myself. [Continue reading & get hooked!]

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Review – Unforgiven (Unbreakable #3) by Rebecca Shea

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Release Day Celebration: Falling For Fate by Caisey Quinn

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Release Day Celebration: STAY WITH ME by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Love and Other Unknown Variables by Shannon Lee Alexander

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Zac and Mia by A.J. Betts

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