Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Review Wrap Up: Trust Me by Anna Wells

Romantic Suspense / Erotic
Date Published: May 25, 2013

Lawyer  Alaina  Simmons  never  imagined  that  she  would  be  defending  her  deceased father against accusations of terrorism when she agreed to protect his legacy, a group of  documents  he’d placed  in  an  archival  repository.  FBI  Lawyer  Donovan  Prentice insists that her father and the organization he worked for were terrorists and that crucial evidence is in the documents Alaina has sworn to protect.  Now she is forced to combat the  FBI  and  her  compelling  attraction  to  Donovan  Prentice  while  unaware  that  she  is also Donovan’s suspect. 

Special  Agent  Donovan  Prentice  is  working  undercover  posing  as  a  lawyer  in  an attempt to gain access to the evidence he needs to convict a group of terrorists as well as determine if Alaina Simmons is working with them.  Things become complicated as Donovan becomes more intent on getting his suspect in bed than putting her in  jail.

When the bullets start to fly and the lies begin to unravel Alaina and Donovan begin to explore their intensely sexual relationship, but the couple will have to learn to trust each other both in and out of bed before the terrorists’ game of intrigue can end.

Warning: This book contains steamy sex scenes and amusing banter.

This Novel has a current Amazon Rating of 4.7*'s.
During the Tour, it received an average of 4.8*'s.
Get your copy for $2.99!


B& N 

Reviews From This Tour

July 8 - Hook Me Up Book Blog - Review
July 13 - Inside BJ's Head - Review
July 15 - The Adventures Within - Review
July 17 - Illustrious Illusions - Review
July 19 - Cruising Susan Reviews - Review
July 21 - Ramblings From This Chick - Review/Interview
July 22 - Deb Deb Reviews - Review
July 23 - Busy Mom Book Reviews - Review
July 26 - My Cozie Corner - Review
July 27 - Queen of the Night Reviews - Review
July 28 - Faerie Tale Books - Review
July 29 - Bean Counting Mommy - Review

I’ m happily married with two children. I love to cook, hike, bike, and hang with my girlfriends. I’m an avid romance reader and enjoy all types of romance novels including historical, contemporary, paranormal, and erotica.Oh and did I mention I have my own consulting business?I obviously had a couple of hours left in the day so I began writing romance.   I wanted to bring readers hot, sexy romances that are brought to life with compelling characters.  Who knew writing romance could be as fun as reading it! 

Review Wrap Up: Breaking Josephine by Marie Stewart

New Adult / Contemporary Romance
Date Published: 5/29/2013

At 22, Josephine Sinclair thought she’d finally closed the door on her past and was moving on with her life. With a stable job as a waitress, a small apartment in town, and scenic Cannon Beach a two-mile jog to the west, she was getting by.
In a mansion on the beach, Dex Hartley felt just the opposite.
After years of living the fast life in New York and L.A., he’d come home to bury himself in the ghosts of his past and his grief.
When an old obsession comes back to life, Josephine finds herself face-to-face with Dex, turning her ordinary world upside down and igniting a burning desire in them both they can’t deny. As Jo opens herself up to Dex, his passion, and his body, she unearths a lifetime of lies and deception that threaten to destroy the normal life she’s managed to start. As her hard-earned life collapses around her, will the truth break her or set her free?

This Book has an current average Amazon Rating of 4.1*'s!
During the Tour, Breaking Josephine received an average of  4.4*'s!
Get this book for $2.99!

Reviews From This Tour

July 18 - The Adventures Within - Review
July 19 - Kaisy Daisy Reviews - Review
July 20 - A Life Through Books - Review
July 21 - Bean Counting Mommy - Review
July 22 - Bookishly Devoted - Review
July 23 - Book Whirlwind - Review
July 24 - Hooked in a Book - Review
July 27 - Rose & Beps - Review/Guest Post
July 28 - Faerie Tale Books - Review/Guest Post

Although a long-time native of Northern California, Marie currently resides in steamy Atlanta, Georgia with her college-sweetheart-turned-husband and their three daughters. A recovering lawyer, Marie recently stepped off the legal train to write fiction full-time. While her clients miss her, she couldn’t be happier. When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with her family and sweating her way through the hot Georgia summer.

Review Wrap Up: Cassie Scot: Paranormal Detective by ChristineAmsden

New Adult / Paranormal Romance/ Mystery
Date Published: 5/15/2013

Synopsis: Cassie Scot is the ungifted daughter of powerful sorcerers, born between worlds but belonging to neither. At 21, all she wants is to find a place for herself, but earning a living as a private investigator in the shadow of her family’s reputation isn’t easy. When she is pulled into a paranormal investigation, and tempted by a powerful and handsome sorcerer, she will have to decide where she truly belongs.

This book has a current Amazon Rating of 4.6*'s!
During the Tour Cassie Scot: Paranormal Detective averaged  4.7*!
Get your copy for just $3.49!

From Publisher’s Weekly:

“In this entertaining series opener, Amsden (The Immortality Virus) introduces readers to the eponymous Cassie, a decidedly mundane member of a magical family. …Readers will enjoy Cassie’s fish-out-of-water struggles as she fights magical threats with little more than experience and bravado.” 

July 4 - My Reading Addiction - Review
July 9 - A Life Through Books - Review
July 13 - Magnolia Blossom Review - Review/Interview
July 14 - Zili in the Sky - Review
July 19 - The Canon - Review
July 20 -Must Read Faster - Review/Guest Post
July 24 - Read Books and Live Green - Review
July 26 - Ali's Books - Review
July 28 - Teen Blurb - Review/Guest Post

Christine Amsden

Author Bio

Christine Amsden has been writing science fiction and fantasy for as long as she can remember. She loves to write and it is her dream that others will be inspired by this love and by her stories. Speculative fiction is fun, magical, and imaginative but great speculative fiction is about real people defining themselves through extraordinary situations. Christine writes primarily about people and it is in this way that she strives to make science fiction and fantasy meaningful for everyone.
At the age of 16, Christine was diagnosed with Stargardt’s Disease, a condition that effects the retina and causes a loss of central vision. She is now legally blind, but has not let this slow her down or get in the way of her dreams.
When she's not writing, Christine teaches workshops on writing, usually at Savvy Authors. She also offers professional editing services. She maintains a book review blog on her website with occasional writing tips thrown in for the fun of it.
Christine lives in the Kansas City area with her husband and two children. 


Review Wrap Up: Precious Embrace by Dana Mason

Romantic Suspense
Date Published: 7/11/2013

A second divorce and a new baby wasn’t the vision Alison Hayes had for her future. Now a single mother with two young boys, she wants to focus on her kids and what’s left of her stagnant career.
When Detective Johnny Rhay Bennett breezes into her life with his country-boy accent, she wants to run. She doesn’t need another man in her life, or another reason to make people talk. But when her worst nightmare becomes a reality, Johnny is the only person who can pull Ali out of her despair, forcing her to stay strong and not give up hope of finding her missing child.
Who falls in love after a one-night stand? Johnny Rhay doesn’t believe it’s possible until it happens to him. With Nashville in his rear-view mirror, he’s determined to convince Alison she loves him too, even if it means moving to the West Coast.
Ali’s not easy, and she’s living on just this side of bitter after her divorce, but Johnny doesn’t care. He’s up for the challenge. At least, he believes he’s up for it until baby Micah is stolen right out from under his nose. Now Johnny has to keep it together and get that sweet little boy home safe before his dreams of having a family vanish too.

This book has a current Amazon Rating of 4.9*'s!
During the Tour, Precious Embrace averaged 4.8*'s!
Get your copy for just $3.99!
Reviews From This Tour:

July 9 - Texas Book Nook - Review
July 10 - Perfect Chaos - Review
July 11 -Beth Art From the Heart - Review/Guest Post
July 12 - Ali's Books - Review
July 13 - Always A Book Lover - Review
July 14 - Tana Rae Reads - Review/Guest Post
July 15 - Shut Up and Read Reviews - Review/Guest Post
July 16 - Gutter Girls Book Reviews - Review/Interview
July 17 - Olivia Linden - Review/Interview
July 18 - Genuine Jen - Review
July 19 - Cruising Susan Reviews - Review/Interview
July 20 - My Devotional Thoughts - Review
July 21 - Buried Under Books - Review/Interview
July 22 - Lisa Regan - Review/Interview
July 23 - Deb Deb Reviews - Review
July 24 -My Cozie Corner - Review
July 25 - My Reading Addiction - Review
July 27 - A Life Through Books - Review
July 28 - The LUV'N - Review

Dana Mason started writing to prove to her computer geek husband and her math & science geek kids that she actually has a brain; it’s just a right functioning brain instead of a left. She’s lived all over the country and uses that experience in her writing and character studies. Her debut novel, Dangerous Embrace, is the first in a contemporary romance series about a group of friends from Northern California who learn just how short life can be when you don’t hold on to what’s important. Second chances don’t come easy…but sometimes love is worth the risk.
When not writing, Dana specializes in professional development and training. She’s also a board member on the local Art's Council and does what she can to support the art community.
As an avid reader and movie watcher, she always requires a happily ever after ending.

Twitter - @danamason06

Review Wrap Up: The Warlord's Concubine by J.E. & M. Keep

Paranormal Romance (Explicit Sex)
Date Published: 6/1/2013

Mirella often wonders what her life would've been like had she been born a princess, rather than the property of one.

When a dark warlord from the north conquers her princess' kingdom, however, he has plans for the dainty young future-queen. It makes the question all the more poignant, because now, more is at stake than just her rough treatment, but love and lust as well.

As an indentured servant and handmaiden to the princess for much of her life, the middle-aged Mirella sees the conquest of the land as an opportunity to elevate herself. Though as she earns the trust of their conquerors, she finds her own nature challenged as well. A life of callous disregard has made her hard, but as she battles the princess' will for the first time and finds new allies and friends, does she have what it takes to win the love and favour of the brutal warlord? Will love and friendship be her downfall? Or will her station in life yet again be her undoing?

Caution: The Warlord's Concubine is a dark fantasy novel that contains explicit scenes, and a twisted romance between a handmaiden and a God.

This book has a current Amazon Rating of  4.4*'s
During the tour, The Warlord's Concubine received an average of 4.3*'s!
Get your copy for $3.99!

Reviews From This Tour

July 2 - Texas Book Nook - Review
July 3 - My Reading Addiction - Review
July 8 - A Life Through Books - Review
July 10 - Words I Write Crazy  - Review
July 11 - Steamy Side - Review 
July 14 - Faerie Tale Books - Review/Interview
July 16 - Cruising Susan Reviews - Review
July 17 - Tanya's Book Nook - Review/Interview
July 19 - Free Ebooks Galore - Review
July 22 - Queen of the Night Reviews - Review/Guest Post
July 23 - Zili in the Sky - Review
July 24 - My Cozie Corner - Review
July 26 - Must Read Faster - Review/Guest Post

J.E. & M. Keep

J.E. and M. Keep have a passion for all things sci fi/fantasy, and a desire to see what characters do when others fade to black. They set out to explore the most sexual, titillating and sometimes terrifying encounters. The plots are contemporary, fantasy, or science fiction, but they all have one thing in common: they’re hot.
From dark and taboo smut to coming-of-ages lust, from twisted love stories to tragic tales of self-destructive needs, they explore the fact that not all ‘Ever Afters’ are happy, and not everyone’s idea of happy is the same.
Come explore the limits of erotica and discover new desires from the smutty minds of J.E. & M. Keep. They can be found on their website at

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Review Wrap Up: The Pact by Graeme Brown

Epic Fantasy
Date Published: 5/6/2013

Enter the world of Will Lesterall, a boy who’s grown up in the safety of his father’s castle. Tales of the outside world ruled by warring kings and creatures of nightmare have never seemed a threat, yet on the night celebrating the two hundredth year of the sacred Pact that has kept Fort Lesterall safe, a secret intrigue ripens, and in the course of a few hours Will is confronted with a choice greater than he can comprehend.
Join an unlikely hero as destiny pulls him into the middle of an ancient conflict between fallen gods and ambitious women, one that demands blood, both holy and wicked, and the power of an ancient fire bound in steel. As swords clash below a watching wood, hope and betrayal war as fiercely as fear and valor.
Whether he lives or dies, Will Lesterall will never be the same.

This Book has received an average of 4.6*'s during the tour.
It has a current Amazon Rating of 4.5*'s.
Get your copy for just $1.95! 

Reviews From This Tour
July 16 -  A Life Through Books - Review
July 17 - Perfect Chaos - Review
July 18 - Texas Book Nook - Review
July 19 - My Reading Addiction - Review
July 24 - Faerie Tale Books - Review

Graeme Brown is has been enchanted by the epic fantasy genre since he was a child, and consequently he started creating his own world with its stories at the age of thirteen. Influenced by writers like J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert Jordan, and George R. R. Martin, he has finally brought the first of those stories to life with his debut title, a short story called The Pact—48 pages that will whisk you away to a dark, medieval fantasy world with gritty realism. When he’s not writing, he can be found exploring number theory problems or writing computer programs, training for a marathon, or unwinding in a yoga hot room. He has also explored other facets of art, both as a hobby and a profession, including vector graphics, pen and ink, classical piano, and web design. Despite being a full time student and a junior editor for Champagne Books, he makes sure to do a little writing every day. He is presently busy with the first of many sequels to The Pact, A Thousand Roads.

PROMO Bllitz: Dirty Water by Richard Hacker

Dirty Water - PROMO Blitz
By Richard Hacker
Crime Thirller - Suspense/Mystery
Date Published: June 2013
Publisher: Champagne Books


An open and shut case of vandalism leaves more questions than answers for PI Nick Sibelius, as he untangles a knot of egomania, desire and greed. When entrepreneur Dan Hoyt makes a deal with virtual gaming icon, Izzy Zydeco, to partner in a desalination project Hoyt begins to count his money.  

Unknown to Hoyt, his partner has bigger and more insidious plans, which involves betraying a major drug cartel and, in a twisted business strategy to build a customer base for desalinated water, contaminating the Austin water supply for the next century. Working with a covert Homeland Security agent and past love, MaryLou and his new partner, Theresa, Nick must thwart Izzy and ultimately choose between justice and saving Theresa’s life.   Water is up for grabs in Texas and Nick discovers that H2O is a dirty business.

Richard Hacker

Richard Hacker’s novel, TOXIC RELATIONSHIP, released August, 2012 by Champagne Books was a 2011 Writer’s League of Texas (WLT) finalist, where in addition, SHAPER EMERGENCE won best novel in the Science Fiction category.  He is a member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association. 

After living many years in Austin, Texas where he worked as a leadership coach, public speaker and management trainer, he moved with his high school sweetheart to Seattle.  While he misses the big skies of Texas, Richard has grown fond of the Pacific Northwest.  His writing partner, a springer spaniel named Jazz, helps with proofreading and ball fetching.

DIRTY WATER, the next novel in the Nick Sibelius series after TOXIC RELATIONSHIP, will be released June, 2013.  He is currently working on the third book in the series, CHAIN REACTION, as well as a young adult fantasy entitled INKER WARS: THE FIVE PENS OF JOHANN.
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