Monday 30 September 2013

Blog Tour Stop - The Weekend Proposition by Ella Jade - **Giveaway**

Title: The Weekend Proposition

Author: Ella Jade

Release Date: September 16, 2013

Genre: Erotic Contemporary Romance

One weekendno strings, no expectations, and no commitments. On Sunday afternoon it all ends, or does it?
No-nonsense businessman Spencer Cannon has a dilemma. Hes headed to Connecticut for the weekend to attend his cousins elaborate wedding. His whole family will be there in addition to his obsessed ex-girlfriend Ava. According to Spencers brother, Ava has been telling her friends shes planning a magical reunion with her favorite ex-boyfriend. Spencers not in the mood to deal with her, but he cant miss the wedding. He needs a plan.
Struggling Brooklyn waitress and aspiring graphic designer Dakota Vercelli has fallen on hard times. College debts, pending eviction, and her sick mother are taking a toll on her. A chance encounter with Mr. Cannon, CEO of Cannon and Carrington Advertising, leads to a proposition that may be just the thing to solve both of their problems. Spencers offerspend four days with him during the wedding festivities and keep his ex off his trail. In return, hell compensate her generously for her time. He needs a weekend girlfriend, and Dakota needs the cash.
It was just supposed to be a business deal, but after sharing a room, kissing under the stars, and attending a wedding, their attraction is undeniable. Will the illusion end when the weekend is over or is the proposition just the beginning?

Content Warning: contains mature language and graphic sexual content
Review by Janeane

The Weekend Proposition is a short, but sweet read, and I will definitely be giving it a re-read in the future.

This is the story of sexy billionaire Spencer Canon, who does not have time for relationships.

Dakota - or Coda as she prefers to go by, is a college graduate working 2 jobs to make ends meet until she finds a job in her chosen profession.

A chance encounter one night while she is working in his office leads to a proposition of sorts.

Spencer needs Coda to act as his date at a family wedding to keep a delusional ex at bay.  Coda needs his money.

The instant attraction between Spencer and Code makes their "business only" deal a hard one to stick too.

I loved that Coda was the one to force the issue with Spencer.  This was a nice turnaround on the usual billionaire/normal girl story.  He does not want to take things further (at least not until the weekend is over), no matter how tempted he is.  

Of course there are those who do not want a relationship to blossom between Spencer and Coda.

Ava, his ex, is just one big bucket of trouble.

Her family - who are also business partners with Spencer's family - are pushing for a wedding.
I loved that Spencer stood up to his and her family about what he wanted, and went for it!  Loved the connection between Spencer and Coda - when you know it's right, you know it's right.

It is not hard to tell where the story is going to end up, but it is an enjoyable journey we are taken on.

The Weekend Proposition has a Pretty Woman / Maid In Manhattan kind of feel to it, and there are no huge surprised, but it was an enjoyable way to spend a few hours reading.

This was the first I have read of Ella Jade, but I will be definitely checking out more.

I have a proposition for you.

A proposition? What could he possibly have to offer her?

I have to attend my cousins wedding this weekend. Actually, I have to leave tomorrow afternoon. I dont want to go alone for reasons I dont wish to discuss right now. I need someone to accompany me. Im offering that to you.

And you think Im to the point?

He smiled but didnt say anything. She couldnt stand the silence. She wanted to figure out his game. There had to be some sort of catch.
You want me to go to a wedding with you?

Its in Connecticut. I would require your services until Sunday afternoon. All of your expenses would be paid, including a wardrobe which would be yours to keep after the weekend.

You need a date?

I would need you to appear as my girlfriend.

Is this a joke?

I wouldnt joke about something like this. Ive thought the entire thing through.

A man who looks like you should have no problem finding a real girlfriend to buy clothes for and flaunt in front of his family. She thought for a moment. Unless theres something wrong with you.

Theres nothing wrong with me. He raised his voice a bit. I had planned on attending alone but circumstances have changed. Im in a bind and from what I gather, you are too.

Her instincts screamed to run in the opposite direction. Shed never been the type to fall for a scam. Im not interested in—”

Ill pay you two hundred and fifty thousand dollars for your time.

What? Apparently a side of crazy came with those good looks.

One hundred and twenty-five thousand today, if you agree. He pulled out a check from the inside pocket of the jacket he had draped on the back of the chair. He slipped the mint green paper across the table. Youll get the rest on Sunday afternoon.

Thats fifty grand a day. She studied the check. It would take her years to make that kind of money working these shit-end jobs.

Im aware. He nodded as if the money meant nothing. Im asking for your time, a commodity I believe should be well compensated.

Too good to be true.

Do you make it a habit of paying women to be your girlfriend?

Pretend girlfriend, he reminded her. You would be the first.

Why me?

Does it matter?

What exactly do you expect me to do for that money?

I told you. He narrowed his eyes. I need a date for a long weekend. Everyone needs to think were a couple.

Youre willing to pay me to go away with you for four days. Im supposed to take your word were going to a wedding in Connecticut? How do I know you wont kidnap me and want to do all sorts of kinky stuff to me? You could be some sex-obsessed lunatic.

Kinky stuff?

Yeah, you know, like bondage and blindfolds.

Do you like that sort of thing? He tried to conceal his smirk.


Ella Jade has been writing for as long as she can remember. As a child, she often had a notebook and pen with her, and now as an adult, the laptop is never far. The plots and dialogue have always played out in her head, but she never knew what to do with them. That all changed when she discovered the eBook industry. She started penning novels at a rapid pace and now she can't be stopped.
Ella resides in New Jersey with her husband and two young boys. When she's not chasing after her kids, she's busy writing, attending PTO meetings, kickboxing, and scrapbooking. She hopes you'll get lost in her words.

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Cover Reveal - Far Too Tempting by Lauren Blakely

Jane Black has written the break-up album of the century, earning her a Grammy, a huge legion of new fans, and the pressure to repeat her success. Sure, the heartbreak from her husbands unconventional abandonment might have been her inspiration, but it hasnt done her any favors in the dating department. So when Matthew Harrigan, the toughest music journalist out there, asks for an interview, Jane agreesas long as her personal life is completely off-limits. 

British, gorgeous, and way too tempting, Matthew
s the first guy Janes been attracted to since her husband. As she spends more time with him and their relationship heats up, though, so does her writers block. How can the queen of the break-up pen the perfect follow-up when shes seriously in love?


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About Lauren
Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. Her novels include Caught Up In Us, Pretending Hes Mine, Playing With Her Heart, and Trophy Husband. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.

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Saturday 28 September 2013

Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway "Rose of Thorne" by Mia Michelle



When a drunk driver tragically orphans Skylar Rose at the age of sixteen, she leaves her dreams behind and takes on the daunting task of helping her elderly grandmother raise her young sister. While other girls her age were living a typical carefree life, she was picking up double shifts at a local café and struggling to pay the bills. 

Always putting her sister
s needs and school first, Skylar has never had time to date or develop relationships. Now a senior in college, she has her sights set on an amazing internship opportunity. The last thing she needed was for a sexy distraction like Sebastian Thorne to walk into her life. 

Sebastian Thorne had been an entitled and reckless nineteen year old when he got behind the wheel of his new sports car that night. When his night of indulgence goes tragically wrong, Sebastian hesitantly turns to the one person, he knows can make everything go away
the one person he hates ..his father.

Now twenty-six, Sebastian is the young enigmatic and powerful CEO of his late father
s design company, Thorne Enterprises. With both millions in the bank and a new woman on his arm almost every night, the world never knew the dark secret he carried inside. Still plagued with nightmares from the night of that horrific accident and having to leave the beautiful girl behind, Sebastian vows to find the one that haunts his dreams. Sometimes the choice of revisiting our past opens the door to a future that we never thought possible.

Haunted by their past, these two want nothing more than to have their life given back to them. But what do you do when the person who gave you back your life, was the very one that took it from you in the first place?

* BOOK 2 THORNELESS will follow VERY VERY SOON!! Contains sexual content and abusive situations. Recommended for readers 18+ years.
Review by Janeane - ARC received for honest review

I was not sure what to expect when I signed up for the blog tour of Rose of Thorne - but wow, I am so glad I did!  What a wonderful surprise Rose of Thorne turned out to be!

Orphaned on her 16th birthday, Skylar has spent the past 7 years doing everything she can to give her younger sister Sophie, a rising soccer star, everything she could ever need.
In her last year of college, she works herself to exhaustion while praying that she gets the internship that will be the one to start her career rolling.

Sebastian Thorne - now the sexy billionaire CEO of Thorne Industries, was a reckless teenager who caused the accident that killed Skylar's parents.  He has never been able to assuage the guilt, or forget the girl he left in the accident.

He has always kept tabs on her from a distance.  Unable to keep away, he "accidentally" runs into her at her work one night, but vows to himself that he must keep away. Which he - kind of - does.
All is going well, until the day she walks into his office for a job interview.

The tension between these two is thick - and HOT!  Seriously, you would get proximity-tension just by being in the room with these two! But they keep things professional - or do they??

Enter Lucas Drake - who nearly runs over Skylar. Another sexy, rich, CEO.  Love at first sight - yeah, pretty much for Lucas.

What I want to know is - what road do I need to be crossing  to find a Sebastian or Lucas??  Damn this girl has some luck in the men department!!  These two fall hard and fast for her, and she has feelings for both, but who will she choose?
But - what will Skylar do if she ever finds out the truth?  Will Sebastian tell her the truth?

For this, you will have to buy the book and read!  I read Rose of Thorne in one sitting, just could not put it down!  The story grabbed me right from the word go, and kept me captivated till the end.

There were a couple of grammatical and spelling/typo errors but not enough that they annoyed me - which they usually do. Other than that, Rose of Thorne was very well written.

But then, it happened:
And I was all:
I know it won't be long until Book 2 - Thornless - will be out, but I want it now!!!

About the Author:

Mia fell in love with the literary world at a very young age and began putting her active imagination to pen and paper by the age of six. Over the years, she has filled up numerous shelves with her notebooks and journals of her favorite stories. Twelve years ago, Mia began drafting The Thorne Series and through encouragement of a close friend, decided to finally take the leap of faith to bring her dream to life. She openly admits to having a hopeless infatuation with her Kindle and suffers from the one-click book addiction (No intervention required). 

Mia is currently a stay at home mom who has mastered the fine art of making a PB&J sandwich in between laundry and shuttling kids to ballet and swimming. In her spare time (
What spare time? She laughs), she enjoys photography, traveling, and having a girls night out with her pals. She enjoys the simple things in life, such as sleeping more than 3 hours per night and 10 minute showers without being interrupted by children yelling mommy from the other side of the bathroom door. 

Mia Michelle resides in
Tennessee with her soul mate and husband of 18 years and their 2 beautiful young children. She is currently working on her Masters in Counseling and drafting her new series. 

Rose of Thorne Playlist

Demons- Imagine Dragons
Id Die Without You- PM Dawn
Fix You- Coldplay
Love Song- Adele
Sweet Love- Chris Brown
No Ordinary Love- Sade
Kiss Me- Ed Sheeran
Angel- Massive Attack
My Valentine- Paul McCartney
Wicked Games- The Weekend
Lil Freak- Usher featuring Nicki Minaj
Whos That Chick? David Guetta featuring Rihanna
If I Lose Myself Tonight- One Republic
Kill and Run- Sia
Arms- Christina Perri



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