Monday 31 March 2014

Breaking Her - Natalie Graham - Ever After #0.5

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 • Ever After #0.5 (but it should be read as 1.5)
(Breaking Ever After from Riley's POV)
• release day 27 March 2014
• 106 pages

    4,9 Stars


    I had one job - to break her.

    Olivia Stevens had stolen a life that was meant for another, I had to do whatever it would take to get it back for them.

    Pushing Olivia beyond breaking point proves too much for Connor Riley to handle.

    When he wants nothing more than to stop what his evil uncle has set in motion for Olivia, what happens when he is the one pushed to breaking point?

    Find out in Breaking Her - Broken Ever After from Riley's perspective.

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    My Opinion:

    Riley was hired by his uncle Frank as the security guy for Austin and his niece Olivia.
    Frank and his 'girlfriend' are the bad guys here - we already know that from reading Broken Ever After.

    They want Riley to get close to Liv so that they can somehow get the codes for all her inherited bank accounts. They think they deserve the money more than her.

    But when Riley finds out what they're really planning for Olivia it's almost too late.

    He started falling for her the first time he saw her. This young girl - who was having an affair with her teacher.

    But said teacher hurt Liv - mostly because Riley helped in causing those situations as part of his uncle's plan. But it was never his intention to hurt Olivia.....

    Will there be a chance for Riley and Olivia? Or does she still want to be with the teacher-guy??

    I'm not telling you that of course☺
    I don't want to spoil your reading pleasure ☺ and - we don't really find out anything anyway...

    ...we all read Broken Ever After - so we know how it all ends - BUT it's not really ending yet - there will be more coming ☺



    It was exciting, sexy, funny.......
    It was soooo short though :( 
    But I was reallllly happy to read Riley's POV - we really needed to see what his motivation was behind this whole thing. It helped to understand him. He didn't appear all that nice in Broken Ever After....but now we love him - but we also loved Jamie in BEA :( so - who do we want Liv to end up with??? Can we have both??? YES PLEASE NATALIE!!! Let's make this a monogamous-ménage-relationship ☺

    Everybody who read & loved Broken Ever After needs to read this novella!!!
    There were so many questions left unanswered in BEA - and there still are - but this book really helps us to surive the time until we can get our hands on book #2 ☺

    Please hurry up Natalie - I need to know what will happen!!


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    Natalie Graham was born in England, where she resides in a noisy sea-side town with her husband, two children and their hundreds of lizards (there are only 7 really).
    She can often be found curled up with a cup of tea and her phone wearing out her Kindle App, hugging her laptop furiously close to her while she writes, or cringing in a corner as she contemplates writing about herself in third person (no it’s not one of her favourite thing to do).
    I can’t do it any more.
    As I was saying. My life revolves around my family; my husband, my two beautiful daughters and our pets.
    I developed my love for reading when I began suffering with anxiety during my second pregnancy. Reading became my escape, but once my baby was born it didn’t work so well any more. Writing took over my escape from my anxiety, but you won’t hear any more on that for a little while.
    I’m about to embark on a terrifying journey, and would love for you to come with me.

    Friday 28 March 2014

    Release Blitz ~~ Emma's House by Maryann Jordan

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    Beautiful Emma Dodd has always taken care of everyone.  She raised her niece when they were orphaned and she cares for the students that she works with.  Deciding to move to Fairfield where her niece now lives, she was hoping to finally find a place to call home.

    Jake Campbell, was gorgeous enough to catch any woman’s eye, but he had a hard time finding the right one for him.  A Fairfield detective, he lives with his mother to help care for her since she was diagnosed with a debilitating disease.  After meeting Emma, he knows he has met the woman of his dreams.  Now he just has to convince the independent Emma that it is time someone took care of her.

    While helping one of her students, Emma becomes suspicious of criminal activity in her new town.  Will Jake be able to save Emma in time for them to build a life together?


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    **I really enjoyed how she used so many emotions through out the book. I giggled and cried. I fell in love with all the characters. This story is about family, love, and finding your home.

    **This first novel by Maryann Jordan is so refreshing. It combines a passionate love story with a little mystery mixed in! Both of these combined makes for a story you cannot put down!

    **Absolutely LOVED this book! I had the honor to beta read Emma's Home, and I was blown away! This is a very down to earth and realistic story that will touch your heart. Not only is it steamy sexy but the challenges that Emma faces would be completely overwhelming to others. If you are looking for a book that has a very strong female lead, this is the book!!

    **I also love all the surrounding characters in Jake and Emma's lives. They are so supportive and funny. They bring so much life into the book as well. I have to say that I was surprised by the plot twist. I was not expecting anything like that to come into play in this book. However, I LOVED it. It broke this book away from all the other typical romances that are out there.

    **Maryann has done an amazing job with Emma's home. Not only did she give us our love story but she gave us drama suspense and a little mystery. I loved the story from the first chapter.  This story makes u smile laugh and hurt with the characters you are pulled into the story and crave to see what happens next. It's truly a must read.

    **I truly LOVED this book. The story of Emma and Jake was super sexy and heart warming. Loved Jake's protectiveness. Loved Emma's independence. And the other characters were awesome as well and can't wait to catch up on them. Ladies, if you wear panties, leave 'em off, Jake will just melt them right off!!

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    I have always been an avid reader. Last year I started a blog to showcase wonderful writers. In 2014, I finally gave in to the characters in my head pleading for their story to be told. Thus, Emma's Home was created.
    I work as a counselor in a high school and have been involved in education for the past 30 years.
    I have been married to a wonderfully patient man for 32 years and have 2 adult, very supportive daughters.
    When writing, my dog or one of my cats will usually be found in my lap!
    I love to hear from readers, so please email me!


    Thursday 27 March 2014

    Blog Tour ~~ Always by Kindle Alexander

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    Born to a prestigious political family, Avery Adams plays as hard as he works. The gorgeous, charismatic attorney is used to getting what he wants, even the frequent one-night stands that earn him his well-deserved playboy reputation. When some of the most prominent men in politics suggest he run for senate, Avery decides the time has come to follow in his grandfather's footsteps. With a strategy in place and the campaign wheels rolling, Avery is ready to jump on the legislative fast track, full steam ahead. But no amount of planning prepares him for the handsome, uptight restaurateur who might derail his political future.

    Easy isn't even in the top thousand words to describe Kane Dalton's life after his father, a devout southern Baptist minister, kicks him out of the family home for questioning his sexual orientation. Despite all the rotten tomatoes life throws his way, Kane makes something of himself. Between owning a thriving upscale Italian restaurant in the heart of downtown Minneapolis and managing his long-term boyfriend, his plate is full. He struggles to get past the teachings of his childhood to fully accept his sexuality and rid himself of the doubts brought on by his religious upbringing. The last thing he needs is the yummy, sophisticated, blond-haired distraction sitting at table thirty-four.

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    This is a m/m romance.

    This book should come with a warning ~ do not read without tissues within reach!

    It has been days since I finished reading Always, and it is still in my thoughts.  Can we say "book hangover".

    Avery Adams and Kane Dalton are soul mates, pure and simple.  Though I am not a fan of insta-love, and this is definitely an insta-love relationship, this didn't bother me at all.  Perhaps as the story spanned such a long period of time?  Maybe it is just that I love these characters so darn much?
    Always follows their relationship over 40 years, starting in the 70s when being openly gay is strictly taboo. To make things more difficult, Kane is devout Christian and believes his feelings are wrong, and Avery is a public figure, and America is not ready for a gay Senator.

    At times I wanted to reach in to my kindle and shake Kane though.  He was forever on about how their relationship was wrong and it felt a lot of the time that we were waiting for something bad to happen, even though their relationship was travelling along beautifully.  I could understand why he felt that way, but there had been no reason for him to be that way after all their years together.

    It was wonderful being swept up in the story, drawn into the lives of Avery and Kane, so much that I felt that I was in the book with them.

    Always also gives us a bit of an insight into what it would have been like to be in a homosexual relationship back in the 70's.  I have no problems if you are straight, gay, purple with pink spots. Your heart wants what your heart wants.

    Always is an exceptional beautiful story about finding ALWAYS love.  Ms Alexander has a knack with words, and writes wonderfully heartwarming stories that will stay with you long after you finish reading.

    Word of warning though on those tissues.  Have them ready.  I am not ashamed to admit that for the last 15% of the book I was crying.  Really crying.  Puffy eyes, howling, pain in the chest, snotty nosed

     I went to bed the night after reading this and had another cry.

    Thank you, Ms Alexander, for bringing Avery and Kane into my life.


    Best Selling Author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica in both the male/male and male/female genres. It's always a surprise to see what's coming next!

    I live in the suburbs of Dallas where it's true, the only thing bigger than an over active imagination, may be women's hair!

    Usually, I try for funny. Humor is a major part of my life - I love to laugh, and it seems to be the thing I do in most situations - regardless of the situation, but jokes are a tricky deal... I don't want to offend anyone and jokes tend to offend. So instead I'm going to tell you about Kindle.

    I tragically lost my sixteen year old daughter to a drunk driver. She had just been at home, it was early in the night and I heard the accident happen. I'll never forget that moment. The sirens were immediate and something inside me just knew. I left my house, drove straight to the accident on nothing more than instinct. I got to be there when my little girl died - weirdly, I consider that a true gift from above. She didn't have to be alone.

    That time in my life was terrible. It's everything you think it would be times about a billion. I love that kid. I loved being her mother and I loved watching her grow into this incredibly beautiful person, both inside and out. She was such a gift to me. To have it all ripped away so suddenly broke me.

    Her name was Kindle. Honest to goodness - it was her name and she died a few weeks before Amazon released their brand new Kindle ereader. She had no idea it was coming out and she would have finally gotten her name on something! Try finding a ruler with the name Kindle on it.. It never happened.

    Through the course of that crippling event I was lucky enough to begin to write with a dear friend in the fan fiction world of Facebook. She got me through those dark days with her unwavering support and friendship. There wasn't a time she wasn't there for me. Sometimes together and sometimes by myself, we built a world where Kindle lives and stands for peace, love and harmony. It's its own kind of support group. I know without question I wouldn't be here today without her.

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