Monday, February 29, 2016

Release Blitz & Review... T Gephart's Sticks



Title: Sticks
Series: Black Addiction #2
Author: T. Gephart
Genre: Rock Star Romance
Release Date: February 28, 2016



Blurb
Kenzie Clark had made plenty of mistakes. Who cared? Life was all about the journey, and if you couldn’t enjoy the ride then what was the point. The tough-talking guitarist from Brooklyn, NY worked hard so she could play even harder. But some mistakes weren’t so easy to walk away from. Joey Shaw, drummer for Black Addiction, was exactly that kind of a mistake.


How could one night of fun turn into a life long commitment? That’s exactly what Joey was asking himself when Kenzie showed up a few weeks later—the soon-to-be baby bump with his name written all over it. He could barely tie his shoes; how in the hell was he going to raise a kid?


With neither of them ready to become parents, it was always going to be a difficult, but there was no way either of them were walking away. Come hell or high water, they were having this baby—together.


Hopefully they would both be still standing by the birth.







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Excerpt
Prologue - Kenzie


Oh. Fuck.


Fuck.


Fuck.


F. U. C. K.


That’s exactly what should be displayed in the window of that plastic contraption shaking in my hand instead of that obnoxious plus sign. The bright blue horizontal and vertical line against a stark white background. Taunting me as I stood there hoping it was some cruel optical illusion.


But it wasn’t.


Oh my God, I was going to be sick.


My head spun as I sunk to my ass on the cold tile floor. The stick that ten minutes ago had been so innocent and harmless was still in my hand as I struggled not to hyperventilate. This couldn’t be happening.


I was pregnant.


As waves of nausea rolled through my body—something I’d been experiencing a lot lately—my brain tried to reconcile my new reality. My life as I knew it was well and truly over.


I am going to be someone’s mother.


My hand had barely managed to lift the lid of the toilet as I lost my battle with my stomach. The full body heave expelled not only my breakfast but also my soul into the bowl as the evil EPT wand fell out of my hand and onto the floor. My future—as well as my blueberry bagel—now in the toilet.


I had done a lot of stupid stuff in my time. I’ll be the first to admit that, but Joey Shaw was by far the dumbest.


Unlike most of the girls he seemed to entertain, I’d known Joey for years. Our bands had crossed paths from time to time on the bar circuit, even sharing the stage once or twice. The appreciation we had for each other was mutual, both professionally and otherwise. He was good looking, sexy and had a body built for sin. It was only a matter of time before we ended up doing the in-between-the-sheets tango; I was impressed at how long I’d resisted.


Driven by hormones instead of brains, our little game of flirting came to a very lustful, sexy conclusion last month. That mouth of his wasn’t only talking up a good show, with every single egotistical boast coming out of it not even close to the mind-blowing orgasm he’d given me. His body absolutely delivered on the promise of crazy and unrestrained sex. It had been a night that wasn’t going to be easy to forget. Now it seemed, he had gifted me a permanent reminder.


Fuck.


I was so screwed.


We had barely even spoken since our hook-up, happy for it to be a casual thing between friends. It’s not like I was looking to date him. Ha. Not in this lifetime. I wasn’t that delusional. The man was hot. Not denying that, but I’d had longer relationships with a pizza than Joey had with women. So, I was happy to collect on the toe-curling sex without the side order of is-he-ever-going-to-call-me-again. God damn it. How could I have been so freaking stupid?


Ugh. My stomach churned again as my brain rationalized spending most of the day locked in my bathroom. It seemed like a solid idea, one that would see me postpone the what-the-hell-did-I-do-now that was begging to be dealt with. Ha! As if.


This year had started out with so much promise. The band was doing great. While no record deals had come our way, our song had gotten thousands of hits on YouTube. And there wasn’t a Saturday night where we didn’t play. Not just dive bars but actually great gigs. We were even making decent money too. Life was pretty awesome. Was. Past tense. Now, of course, I was a few months away from hawking my six-string at PawnRUs and getting a day job at Denny’s.


Poor Joey.


The sexy six-foot, dark-haired drummer had no idea that our baby was going to be the first and last child he would father, his balls soon to be hanging from my rearview mirror. I’d be sure to inform him and offer my condolences when I ripped them from his still-breathing body. His dick also at risk of ending up a hood ornament. It was only fair seeing as my body would be waving its red flag of rebellion in the coming months that his should suffer too. Might as well wear my skinny jeans while they still fit me, lord knows I was going to be rocking elastic waistbands and stretchy pants in the very near future. My wardrobe, the least of my worries.


Huh. I was going to have a baby. My hand unconsciously brushed against my flat-for-now belly, the life its dumbass parents created growing inside of me despite my lack of a clue. A missed period and some wicked fatigue the only hint that something was amiss. And in an instant, it had all changed. Knocked up, sitting on my bathroom floor with my head down a toilet, and I had absolutely no idea of how I was going to be someone’s mom.


Inside of me there was a tiny life. A little helpless human who needed my love and protection, who hadn’t asked to be born but had been put there nonetheless. Trusting that I would keep him or her safe until he or she was ready to enter into the world. My baby. Mine.


Great. Now my eyes were leaking. The fucking body rebellion I had expected months from now had already started as tears streamed uncontrollably.


What the hell was happening to me? I wasn’t one of those emotional girls who wept when they lost their favorite purse. I played in a rock band for God’s sake; I didn’t do crying. It was Joey’s fault. Yes. Let’s blame that asshole and his potent freaking sperm. He was the reason I had apparently lost my mind and would soon have a full uterus. And now I was back to being mad again.


Awesome.


This was so going to be fun.
Oh, please let me not kill him.



Lauren's 5* Review
Amazing! Once I started Sticks, I devoured it in a matter of hours. It was the light read that didn't leave my emotions torn to shreds and it was what I needed. It was what I have been waiting for.


Kenzie Clark had made plenty of mistakes. Who cared? Life was all about the journey, and if you couldn’t enjoy the ride then what was the point. The tough-talking guitarist from Brooklyn, NY worked hard so she could play even harder. But some mistakes weren’t so easy to walk away from. Joey Shaw, drummer for Black Addiction, was exactly that kind of a mistake.


Sticks has funny humour mixed with romance and a smoking hot chemistry. I for one could fall in love with Joey Shaw... If I wasn't already a Rusty girl.


Thank you T and Give Me Books for the ARC of Sticks. I am now going to once click the hell out of this book! <3



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Author Bio
T Gephart is an indie author from Melbourne, Australia.


T's approach to life has been somewhat unconventional. Rather than going to University, she jumped on a plane to Los Angeles, USA in search of adventure. While this first trip left her somewhat underwhelmed and largely depleted of funds it fueled her appetite for travel and life experience.


With a rather eclectic resume, which reads more like the fiction she writes than an actual employment history, T struggled to find her niche in the world.


While on a subsequent trip the United States in 1999, T met and married her husband. Their whirlwind courtship and interesting impromptu convenience store wedding set the tone for their life together, which is anything but ordinary. They have lived in Louisiana, Guam and Australia and have traveled extensively throughout the US. T has two beautiful young children and one four legged child, Woodley, the wonder dog.


An avid reader, T became increasingly frustrated by the lack of strong female characters in the books she was reading. She wanted to read about a woman she could identify with, someone strong, independent and confident and who didn't lack femininity. Out of this need, she decided to pen her first book, A Twist of Fate. T set herself the challenge to write something that was interesting, compelling and yet easy enough to read that was still enjoyable. Pulling from her own past "colorful" experiences and the amazing personalities she has surrounded herself with, she had no shortage of inspiration. With a strong slant on erotic fiction, her core characters are empowered women who don't have to sacrifice their femininity. She enjoyed the process so much that when it was over she couldn't let it go.


T loves to travel, laugh and surround herself with colorful characters. This inevitably spills into her writing and makes for an interesting journey - she is well and truly enjoying the ride!
Based on her life experiences, T has plenty of material for her books and has a wealth of ideas to keep you all enthralled.


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Cover Reveal... Annie Anderson's Falling Ashes


Book: Falling Ashes (Ashes to Ashes #2)
Author: Annie Anderson
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: 21st March


Synopsis
Mena Constantine is pissed off.

Finally freed from her fifty-year imprisonment by a maniacal leader, she is desperately trying to recover and get her life back. Problem is, the life she had is long gone. Struggling under the weight of her memories and healing from the wounds of her captivity, she can't seem to catch a break. Every waking moment, death seems like a relief she would welcome.

Asher Crane is a dead man.

As a Guardian to the King, his only purpose in life is to keep the King alive. And he's failing. Miserably. With the King ill, the Queen dying, and zero plans for a successor, he's pretty much screwed. Because if the King dies, the law says Asher dies, too.

As these two wounded souls collide in a series of bloody and unfortunate events, they will clutch to the last shreds of life before death beats down their door.

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Aurelia Constantine is having a rough century.  Plagued by visions of murder, death and destruction, she has resigned herself to the nightmare her life has become. When an enemy from her past comes to her rescue, she must let go of old wounds and heal the breach so she may survive the evil poisoning her mind. Rhys Stevens is guilty. Murder. Betrayal. Treason. Take your pick; he’s guilty of them all. On the path of redemption, he must beg for forgiveness from the one person he fought to save - the woman he has always loved. Thrown together in the trenches of war, they must work as a team to stop a monstrous puppet master from pulling their strings. Ashes, ashes. We all fall down. Get ready to burn.


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Author Bio
Annie Anderson is a military wife and United States Air Force veteran. Originally from Dallas, Texas, she is a southern girl at heart, but has lived all over the US and abroad. As soon as the military stops moving her family around, she’ll settle on a state, but for now she enjoys being a nomad with her husband, two daughters, and old man of a dog.

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Blog Tour... E G Patrick's Solid Stone



Genre: Erotic Romance

Synopsis:
Violet Cole, a recent university graduate, is rushing to her first important business meeting when she comes face-to-face with a man she finds captivating and intimidating. His penetrating gaze makes her heart pound and her legs tremble. Violet learns that the wealthy and alluring Adam Stone is renowned for his success in the high-powered corporate world. He now consumes all of Violet’s thoughts.  

A self-admitted control freak, Adam becomes intrigued by Violet’s untapped beauty and fierce honesty. He is determined to possess all of her. They embark on a passionate odyssey that is exhilarating and tantalizing. As their relationship intensifies, Adam and Violet must confront serious contradictions between them. How far is Violet willing to go to keep
their relationship alive? Long-kept secrets are exposed leading to a surprising and explosive climax.


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Excerpt 1: Boardroom

            He says, “Do you want me to show you around the club? The band won’t come on for another half hour and our table is reserved.”

            “Sure, show me around.” He takes my hand and we walk back to the elevator. He pulls out a key card and inserts it in a slot and presses the up button. When the doors open, we get out and walk hand in hand down one of the hallways. He uses the key card again and opens a door into what I quickly realize is a boardroom. In the middle of the room is a large mahogany boardroom table with twelve high back executive leather chairs around it. Adam closes the door and brings me into him for a kiss. I don’t think showing me around is what he really has in mind. I suddenly feel a pulsating tingle shoot up from my vagina.

            As I watch him move a chair from the head of the table, I can feel my heart beating faster with anticipation. He stands in front of me and gently pushes me backward until I can feel the table against my bum. His hands slide along my outer thighs moving my dress upward and then he pulls my panties part way down. I feel my legs begin to tremble, as desire begins to rise in me combined with curiosity. Without any notice, Adam lifts me up onto the long boardroom table and places me right at the very edge of it. I can feel the smooth wood against my bare bum. He slides my panties off and throws them on the table. Spreading my legs apart he stands between them.

            “What if someone walks in?” I say, feeling shy all of a sudden.

            “Violet, I want you now, very much. Do you really want me to stop?” His eyes seem ravenous when he looks at me. My own darker desires take over; I can’t control myself. I feel Adam is about to take care of that.

            I manage to whisper, “No, please don’t stop.”

            He grins and firmly taps the end of my nose with his finger and says, “No more talking, only moaning.” Another hot, searing shot runs up my lower region. We are so close that I can feel his breath on my face. He takes his hand and lifts my chin upward forcing me to look into his dark blue eyes. There is a demanding and lustful look in those eyes. He says with that voice, “You said I controlled the boardroom, well, I am going to show you now that is very true.” I am beguiled by his eyes and his words. I swallow hard and can feel my heart beating even faster now.

            He puts his hand on my throat and pulls me in close to kiss him; his tongue finds mine and we begin to explore. When he’s had enough, he stops, looks at me, and then slides his hand down my throat stopping in the middle of my chest. He can feel my heart pounding and a slight grin comes across his lips. I believe he is about to wield his power over me now. His other hand slides down in between my thighs. When he touches me, I moan and fling my head back. He grabs the back of my head forcing me to face him again and then slowly inserts his thumb inside of me while watching my face as he does. “Ahh” I cry out as he begins to move it around. It feels amazing and sends a series of volcanic eruptions through me.

            Before I know it, he halts my moans when he puts his ‘essence of Violet’ thumb in my mouth. He commands, “Suck.” I obey and do so eagerly. He quickly inserts his other thumb inside of me. I moan again, as what he is doing to me in both places is absolutely spellbinding. He watches me suck his thumb as he wiggles and pushes his other thumb up inside of me. I groan loudly. When I think my delights have reached their summit, he slides his lubricated thumb from my vagina to my clitoris, while inserting a finger to replace his thumb. Oh, my! He is now stimulating me in three places! He’s a magician; I feel his fingers working their magic through my entire body…..



Author Bio:
Hello! Born in England, I now live in Canada. Living my life with passion and without barriers is my mantra. Bringing my secret dark fantasies to life in my stories is so therapeutic! I hope to entertain, stimulate and evoke all kinds of emotions. Adam and Violet mean a lot to me so I take great care in giving them real personalities and intense desires as their lives grow within my books.



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Cover Reveal... Alexis Noelle's The Shattered Duet



Title: The Shattered Duet
Novels Included: Shattered Innocence (Shattered #1) Shattered Lives (Shattered #2)
Author: Alexis Noelle
Genre: Adult Romance
Release Date: March 14, 2016
Cover Design: Cassy at Pink Ink Designs




Shattered Innocence (Shattered#1)
I’ve always been on my own and determined to make something of myself. I was the first person in my family to go to college, but I might not be here for long. It’s expensive and I’m broke. Just when I think I have no other options, a whole new world is opened up to me. A world full of depravity and scandal, one that most people would judge me for if they knew I was involved in it.
Damon Shaw has just been assigned to take over the day-to-day operations of the service. He’s absolutely insufferable, and making my life a living hell. He thinks he can control me, but little does he know no one has ever been able to do that.


Shattered Lives (Shattered #2)
What I did to her is unforgivable.
I shattered her completely.
I did it knowing I was wrong the entire time.
Now that I’m here and she is within my reach, I still can’t resist her. My enemy is still lurking and more threatening than ever before. I won’t allow any harm to come to her. I need her to forgive me, and to let me in again.
I need her to be mine.
**The Shattered Duet is for mature audiences only—strong language, and explicit sexual content are apparent.**











Alexis Noelle lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her husband, and three kids. On top a writing career, she is a full-time student and a full-time mom. She loves spending time with her kids, although she has to hide the computer from them when she is writing! She love being active and being outdoors, especially if it involves any kind of shopping.
She has always been passionate about writing. She loves to read romance books and feels like being able to lose yourself in a book is one of the more exciting aspects. The books she loves to read and write will be ones that make you feel for the characters. Ashley believes that you should have an opinion on every character in a book whether you love them, hate them, or think they are up to something.She also believes that the most important critic is your reader, so she loves to hear from the readers. She want her fans to be open & talk to her about what they want for the characters in the story, and what they would like to see happen.




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