Monday, April 21, 2014

SUNNY: RELEASE EVENT "Make It a Double" by Sawyer Bennett


BY Sawyer Bennett
Last Call, #2
Adult Contemporary Romance
Released April 21, 2014

Hurray!  Brody and Alyssa are finally here!  Let's celebrate with a Happy Hour and a special Q&A with the Author. Make sure you scroll down to see the details!

Brody Markham has endured a nightmare, spending the last five years in prison and losing everything that was dear to him. Now he’s back home, trying to survive in a world he doesn’t recognize anymore. While his family and friends desperately try to reach through to him, he shelters himself further and further away from their love.

Alyssa Myers has worked her entire life to distance herself from the luxurious and privileged lifestyle in which she was raised. Running her non-profit agency, The Haven, she is content to spend her days helping abused animals find sanctuary, which fulfills her in a way that money just can’t buy.

Maybe it’s that she recognizes in Brody some of the same characteristics she sees in her homeless wards, but Alyssa is powerless to stop her personal quest to make Brody whole again.

While Brody struggles to surface from the darkness, Alyssa tries to protect her heart in case he’s not willing to accept the light that she offers him.

*MAKE IT A DOUBLE can be read as a stand-alone*


USA Today Best-Selling author, Sawyer Bennett, is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. She is married to a mobster (well, a market researcher) and they have two big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn’t have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.

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Join us at AToMR Tours facebook page for Happy Hour with the Last Call Bar! From 4pm-5pm EST we will be celebrating the release of MAKE IT A DOUBLE with giveaways, quizzes, and BRODY! Grab a drink (non-alcoholic for those under 21 years of age) and stop by!

Also, Sawyer Bennett will be doing a Q&A on Tuesday, April 22nd at 8pm EST at Come join in to the Sawyer Bennett session and look for AToMR’s Flawk sheep!

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COVER REVEAL: War of the Romances by Tara Sivec and C.C. Wood

War of the Romances
by Tara Sivec and C.C. Wood
Scheduled Release:  June 24, 2014

Today we are revealing the cover for Tara Sivec's collaboration with C.C. Wood.  Introducing the War of the Romances. Ohhh, this one looks good. 

She's finally doing what she loves; he's doing what sells.
She thinks he's a jerk; he thinks she's a tease.
They have one month and twenty chapters to prove each other wrong.
One contest.
Two writers.
Who will win a literary battle of the sexes?

He said/she said has never been this devious.


About the Authors:

Tara Sivec is a USA Today best-selling author, wife, mother, chauffeur, maid, short-order cook, baby-sitter, and sarcasm expert. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two children and looks forward to the day when they all three of them become adults and move out.

After working in the brokerage business for fourteen years, Tara decided to pick up a pen and write instead of shoving it in her eye out of boredom. She is the author of the Playing with Fire series, the Chocolate Lovers series, the Chocoholics series, the Fool Me Once series and Watch Over Me. Her novel Seduction and Snacks won first place in the Indie Romance Convention Reader's Choice Awards 2013 for Best Indie First Book.

In her spare time, Tara loves to dream about all of the baking she'll do and naps she'll take when she ever gets spare time.

Tara Sivec:  Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Website

C.C. Wood -  A native Texan, C.C. grew up either reading or playing the piano. Years later, she’s still not grown up and doing the same things. Since the voices in her head never shut up, C.C. decided to try and profit from their crazy stories and started writing books.

Now that she has a baby girl at home, C.C.’s non-writing time is usually spent cleaning up poopy diapers or feeding the poop machine. Sometimes she teaches piano, cooks, or spends time bugging her hubby and two beagles.

C.C. Wood:  Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Website

Friday, April 18, 2014

SUNNY: COVER REVEAL "Hard to Hold On To" by Laura Kaye

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 Hard to Hold On To
by Laura Kaye
Release Date:  August 19, 2014
Series:  Hard Ink #2.5

Edward "Easy" Cantrell knows better than most the pain of not being able to save those he loves--which is why he is not going to let Jenna Dean out of his sight. He may have just met her, but Jenna's the first person to make him feel alive since that devastating day in the desert more than a year ago. Jenna has never met anyone like Easy. She can't describe how he makes her feel--and not just because he saved her life. No, the stirrings inside her reach far beyond gratitude. As the pair are thrust together while chaos reigns around them, they both know one thing: the things in life most worth having are the hardest to hold on to.

Pre-Order at Amazon | | Amazon UK | B&N | iTunes

And don’t miss the other Hard Ink books, now available:

A Note from Laura:

Hey guys! I am so excited about Easy’s book that I can hardly wait for August to get here! Easy’s character was a total surprise to me. When I initially plotted out the series, there were four surviving members of the Army Special Forces team and therefore I planned for and sold four book in the series. But then, when I sat down to write Hard As It Gets, all of a sudden the story demanded there were actually five guys, and Edward “Easy” Cantrell was born. And I’m so glad! Because Easy’s character is a totally tortured hero, which I adore writing! So I’m super happy that we added his story and this novella into the series, and I can’t wait for you to learn about Easy in Hard to Hold On To! Is it August yet??? xo, Laura 

Praise for the Hard Ink Series: 

For Hard As You Can: "TOP PICK! There is a sinister and desperate edge to this tale that will keep readers glued to their seats. Kaye has dark romantic suspense nailed!" ~ RT Book Reviews Magazine 

"Hard As You Can is another five star read. The characters Ms. Kaye has created are wonderfully broken and the drama is gritty, but the burgeoning romance and the tight-knitted relationship of the team leaves you with a sense of redemption. A must read series!" ~San Francisco Book Review 

For Hard As It Gets: "Edgy, sexy and full of suspense! A great read from a great new author!" ~ #1 NYT Bestselling Author J.R. Ward 

"Sizzling romance... The intriguing tattoo parlor and military background will appeal to fans of Suzanne Brockmann and Lindsay McKenna." ~Publishers Weekly Review 

"Kaye's depiction of sexual tension and her sex scenes are masterful and this will appeal to fans of Maya Banks' KGI and Julia Ann Walker's Black Knight's series." ~Booklist 

Laura Kaye is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.   


Thursday, April 17, 2014

SUNNY: ARC REVIEW "Flames of Love" by Melissa Foster

As one of New York’s Finest, firefighter Cash Ryder is always prepared. When a woman’s car skids off the side of a mountain during a snowstorm, he’s there to rescue her. Cash is totally focused on the woman’s well-being, but within minutes of getting her to safety, he realizes that he’s nowhere near prepared for the heat that rolls off of sensual, smart-mouthed, and stubborn Siena Remington.

As a model, Siena Remington has dated some of the wealthiest, most handsome men in the industry, and she’s made peace with the idea that most men are just looking for eye candy and they wouldn’t know how to romance a woman to save their lives. When she’s rescued by a tall, handsome stranger, she thinks that maybe, just maybe, she’s found her own real-life romantic fairy tale—until he opens his mouth and everything that comes out is gruff, ornery, and aggravatingly sexy.

Thrown together during an annual firehouse calendar photo shoot, the passion between Cash and Siena sizzles, and neither one knows how to control the flames. After an evening of verbal sparring followed by a sinfully sensual night, their darkest secrets are revealed—and so is Cash’s warm, romantic heart. But Siena’s secret might be too much for big, strong, always-prepared Cash to handle—and Siena is forced to choose between a man who’s everything she’s ever dreamed of and an opportunity of a lifetime.

Flames of Love is book 3 in the Love In Bloom: The Remingtons series.

Melissa Foster is one of the first people I started following on Twitter.  I'm ashamed to say that despite all this time, I never read any of her books.  So when this opportunity came up, I jumped at it.  I recognize this is the third book in the Remingtons series and it is a part of the larger Love in Bloom series that focuses on different families. However, this book can be read as a stand alone.

This is a hidden gem.  I would put Melissa Foster's story up there with any of the top contemporary romance writers.  The story is coherent. The characters are likeable and strong. I love the idea of a strong-willed woman who just wants to be wooed and not objectified. But what really gets me is Melissa Fosters humor and a shared disdain for scrunchies:  "'Do you have one of those things girls keep on their wrists?' [referring to scrunchies] She laughed. 'No, it's not the eighties.'"

Cash is a marvel. I love his honesty and forthrightness. He knows his own mind. The dialogue between the two characters is refreshingly mature.  I reveled in it.  The interactions between our two main characters is so tension-filled that bedroom scenes are jaw-clenching intense.

My biggest criticism is the ending.  The whole episode is crazy and Siena acts in an irresponsible manner.  Her behavior puts other people at risk.  Furthermore, for Cash to joke about it, "That's my girl.  Unprepared and willing to risk the life of others", is a little off-putting. 

I think this story is best summed up by the quote: "They make you crazy; then they make you love them. Then they make you crazy again, but by then you're in too deep to do anything but love them more."  I'm now going back to read the previous books in the series.   Can't wait!

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Can't get enough of Melissa Foster's books or just want to start one?  Here's your chance to get two of them for FREE. 

As part of the blog tours, Melissa Foster is giving away two of her books.  This is a limited time offer available during the tour.  So, come on! Get your copy!

Available for FREE:

Sisters in Love:  Amazon  |  Barnes and Noble

Lovers at Heart :   AmazonBarnes and Noble 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

SUNNY: COVER REVEAL - "Never Doubt Me" by S.R. Grey

Never Doubt Me (Judge Me Not #2)

By S.R. Grey 
New Adult Contemporary Romance
(recommended for readers 17+ due to mature content)
Releasing May 2014

Can a tattooed, former bad boy leave his past behind? Can he find lasting happiness with the love of his life?

Gorgeous and sexy Chase Gartner hopes to do just that with Kay Stanton. But when Chase’s troubled teen brother, Will, stays on in Harmony Creek, Ohio—-after an unexpected arrival-—Chase and Kay’s bonds of love and commitment are soon tested.

Chase finds himself caught up in secrets—-and revisiting a past he thought he’d left behind—-when Will makes a number of irresponsible decisions. Despite Chase’s attempts to keep his brother out of trouble, Will’s reckless behavior continues, affecting not only Chase and Kay, but other residents in disastrously so.

But it’s the final, potentially deadly decision Will makes when his girlfriend runs into trouble back in Las Vegas that leads Chase to make a fateful decision of his own. A choice that threatens his relationship with Kay.

Never Doubt Me is a touching, poignant story of love, redemption, and coming to grips with the fact that escaping the past is never easy.

New Adult/Contemporary Romance genres. 2nd novel in the Judge Me Not series.

***warning: contains explicit sexual situations, drug use, some violence, and profanity***

 Find it on:  Goodreads

About the Author

S.R. Grey is the bestselling author of Harbour Falls, Willow Point, and Wickingham Way, all novels in A Harbour Falls Mystery trilogy/series. She is also the author of the New Adult novels I Stand Before You, the first book in the Judge Me Not series, and Never Doubt Me (Judge Me Not #2). Never Doubt Me release date is scheduled for May 2014.
Other novels slated for 2014 are Just Let Me Love You (Judge Me Not #3) and another New Adult novel, Inevitable Detour.

When not writing, Ms. Grey can be found reading, traveling, running, or cheering for her hometown sports teams.

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