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3.31.2016

Blitz: WALK THE EDGE by Katie McGarry [Review + Giveaway]

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One moment...

That’s all it takes to change your life.

What happens when your entire future is on the line because of one reckless moment? This is what Breanna Miller and Thomas “Razor” Turner have to face in Katie McGarry’s WALK THE EDGE. Blackmail, family secrets, future plans on the verge of collapsing, two people who aren’t supposed to be together fall in love, and the power of social media in defining who you are when you’re not even sure who that person is yet…Join the Club and and immerse yourself in the world of the Reign of Terror. Pick up WALK THE EDGE today!


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One moment of recklessness will change their worlds

Smart. Responsible. That's seventeen-year-old Breanna's role in her large family, and heaven forbid she put a toe out of line. Until one night of shockingly un-Breanna-like behavior puts her into a vicious cyberbully's line of fire—and brings fellow senior Thomas "Razor" Turner into her life.

Razor lives for the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, and good girls like Breanna just don't belong. But when he learns she's being blackmailed over a compromising picture of the two of them—a picture that turns one unexpected and beautiful moment into ugliness—he knows it's time to step outside the rules.

And so they make a pact: he'll help her track down her blackmailer, and in return she'll help him seek answers to the mystery that's haunted him—one that not even his club brothers have been willing to discuss. But the more time they spend together, the more their feelings grow. And suddenly they're both walking the edge of discovering who they really are, what they want, and where they're going from here.

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My Review:

Heart-rending, breath-stealing, and worth the lost sleep! (5 Stars)

Oh y'all. Oh. Oh. Oh. It has been a while since I fell this hard for a book boyfriend.

Last fall someone mentioned that Nowhere but Here was in the same vein as the One Percenter and The Handler by D.R. Graham, two books I had loved intensely. So I gave it a whirl on audio and loved it. I went back and forth on whether to just pick up the audiobook of WTE but I was just too eager to read Razor's book. 

Can we get a moment of silence for my heart? Because it was put through the paces with this book. Breanna was the kind of heroine that I wish was a real person I could befriend. Though some of her struggles were a little atypical there was an endearing quality to her that made me want her to stand up for herself. Together she and Razor had the kind of chemistry that sparks right off the pages. I honestly could have read another 200 pages of heart-rending torment if it'd worked because they charmed me so much.

When it comes to sex in YA I have to admit that this was pretty racy compared to most of the books I've read in the genre but in such a way that it pushed just a little toward making me think new adult. That said, it's so well written and not gratuitous that I can't imagine the bits that I found a bit on the mature side not being an essential part of the plot.

If you enjoyed Nowhere but Here I think you'll really enjoy Walk the Edge, it's an emotional roller-coaster ride that left me breathless so many times I lost count. When I finished it at 2AM in the morning knowing I had to be up for work in less than 5 hours I knew it was going to be worth the dark circles under my eyes and the epic yawns. I'd dare say it's my new favorite book. 

Note: ARC received via publisher for review.

And don’t miss the first book in the Thunder Road Series,

NOWHERE BUT HERE!

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"There's something about McGarry's writing that's totally enthralling. Her characters are vivid, flawed and riveting, making this is a truly amazing read!"

~ RT Book Reviews "Katie McGarry is a master of her craft! Raw emotion, pure grit, I hang on every word. Her characters are real people with real problems and I cheer them every step of the way. Ready for a new addiction? Look no further than Katie McGarry's books."

~ Gena Showalter, Bestselling author of Firstlife "I finished WALK THE EDGE by the amazing Katie McGarry. It was SO good that now I feel bereft. I already miss Razor & Bre - I need to know more! She is by far my #1 favorite author. She paints a picture with the words, puts you IN the story... LOVE."

~ Lori Foster, New York Times Bestselling Author

 
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About Katie McGarry: 

Katie McGarry was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan. Katie is the author of full length YA novels, PUSHING THE LIMITS, DARE YOU TO, CRASH INTO YOU, TAKE ME ON, BREAKING THE RULES, and NOWHERE BUT HERE and the e-novellas, CROSSING THE LINE and RED AT NIGHT. Her debut YA novel, PUSHING THE LIMITS was a 2012 Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction, a RT Magazine's 2012 Reviewer's Choice Awards Nominee for Young Adult Contemporary Novel, a double Rita Finalist, and a 2013 YALSA Top Ten Teen Pick. DARE YOU TO was also a Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction and won RT Magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award for Young Adult Contemporary fiction in 2013.

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3.25.2016

Weekend Reading [03/25 - 03/27] :: Getting Fit Fast & My New Book Boyfriend


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It's been a little too quiet around here hasn't it? I kinda figured it was eventually going to be like that at times because when you work books sometimes you don't have as much time for 'just for fun' books too. That and I'm getting ready for RT while my personal life has been a very special hell for the past few months.

This weekend I'm finishing up Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry which I didn't think I'd love as much as I loved Nowhere but Here and damn if it's not even better. I'm actually planning to pick up a copy for my MIL who has a lot in common with Breanna. I think she'll love it. I think you guys will love it because Razor has turned out to be very complex with a hidden sweetness I wasn't expecting. Work wise I'm juggling no less than 8 books. No really. lol Most of which don't come out for quite some time so I can't tell you about them... yet.

And what are you guys reading, huh? As I cruise through social media I see lots of YA reading going on and less and less erotica. Do I detect a down tick in smut reading? Or am I just missing the peak hours for the dirty stuff? ;)

Meanwhile, here I am doing some insane new workout called PIIT28 that has shocked me. Y'all know I won't endorse stuff unless I really think it's worth talking about so this one is special.

After doing the freebie videos for a few years now I decided I was going to be even more motivated to stick with it if I paid for the workout and guess what? Today is Day 25 and I haven't missed a single workout yet. My favorite part though is the community, just like I love dishing with readers about books, talking about our successes and struggles and having the support of the other PIIT28 participants has been a huge help. In fact, I'm going to do it again after I finish the initial 28 and I would LOVE to find some friends who are interested to join me. Check out the link above and if you decide to try it let me know. I also find I do better when I have a friend who helps me feel accountable.

Speaking of working out, it's getting late and I still need to do today's. Good thing it's only 28 minutes and 40 seconds long! Have a fantastic weekend and let me know what you're reading! ♥ -- Rhi


3.21.2016

Release Day: Playing the Witch's Game by Zoe Forward [Excerpt + Giveaway]

Today is the release day of Zoe Forward's Playing the Witches Game! I love working with Zoe and I think you guys will love this fun romance.




Playing the Witches Game Synopsis:     

Pleiades witch Jennifer Marcos is certain that the host of Extreme Survivor is her soulmate. All she has to do is find a fake boyfriend, get on the show, and voila! She'll have her destiny. Unfortunately, she has to rely on ex-Russian spy Nikolai Jovec's six-foot-something of gorgeous, infuriating hotness. To make matters worse, the electric attraction between Jen and Nikolai is hotter than ever. But the only way Nikolai can protect Jen is by hiding the identity of her true Destined...him.

Even a good witch knows how to play dirty...


Where to purchase: Amazon | BN | Kobo | iTunes

Excerpt: 
“Since you no longer work for Russia I want to offer you a job.”


“What kind of job?” His gaze swung to her, the wariness back in his eyes.

“To protect you from whatever might come after you? I’m not a bodyguard.” He folded his arms over his chest. “You obviously need a better bodyguard, if tonight is any indication of his skill.”

3.16.2016

Excerpt Reveal: Ride Hard by Laura Kaye

 


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We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Excerpt Reveal for Laura Kaye’s RIDE HARD! A sexy romantic suspense, RIDE HARD takes you on a new adventure and kicks it into overdrive! RIDE HARD is set to release Tuesday, April 26th! RIDE HARD is the first novel in Laura Kaye’s highly anticipated Raven Riders Series. Make sure you pre-order today and get your special bonus story-more info on that is below!

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Laura Kaye has something hot and fun and new to share with you today – a scene from her upcoming book, Ride Hard, the first in her Raven Riders Motorcycle Club series about a new kind of MC with a protective mission. You might’ve first met the Ravens in the Hard Ink world, but this series stands on its own and is even sexier, edgier, and grittier! So read on for a taste and see below for a free bonus story offer.




Excerpt from Ride Hard:

So much better out here,” Haven said, the night air cool against the tingling warmth of her skin. Although she was pretty sure that not all of the heat burning through her insides was from the alcohol—her unusual flirtatiousness and closeness to Dare over the past half hour had made her desperate with a heat that had nothing to do with her drinking game.

She walked to the railing and leaned against it, chuckling a little at herself for needing the support it offered. She felt so damn free, and it was a heady, exhilarating thing.

“What’s funny?” Dare asked, settling a hip against the railing right beside her. Arms crossed, jaw ticking with tension, dark eyes blazing, he was staring at her like he wanted to reprimand her or devour her. Oddly, neither alarmed her the way she would’ve expected it to.

Haven shook her head, leaning it back and letting her gaze float over the night sky. Blurry points of light swam in the moonlit heavens. It was beautiful and peaceful despite the pounding bass beat of music thumping from inside the clubhouse. “Not funny, just good. Happy, you know? Being able to do something a little . . . scary, but knowing I’d be safe doing it.” When Dare’s gaze narrowed, she shrugged. “I don’t know.”

A long moment passed before Dare finally spoke. “You are safe here, Haven. Never doubt it.”

3.13.2016

Spotlight: February Lyrical Shine Romances


 

Inside the Book:


Title: Falling Grace 
Author: Melissa Shirley 
Release Date: February 2, 2016 
Publisher: Lyrical Shine 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Format: Ebook

Finding the fairytale in Storybook Lake . . .

Grace Wade left Storybook Lake hoping to escape her crazy family and the demands of her job as a defense attorney. But not twenty-four hours after landing in a small Texas town where she hopes to find new beginnings, Grace instead finds herself in the middle of an investigation that’s turning the town inside out. Once she agrees to be the defense attorney on the case, Grace suddenly finds herself torn between twin brothers Blane Sheperd, the bad boy prosecutor on the case, and Jamie Sheperd, the sweetheart town Sheriff . . .

Grace thought life in a small town would be simple, but simple has a way of eluding her. To find her way to a happy ending, she’ll have to master the art of following her heart . . .

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Meet the Author:

As an author, Melissa Shirley believes in fairytales, happily ever after, and destiny. Born and raised in Illinois, and a mother of eight, she lives with her husband and three youngest children in a quiet town in the southern part of the state where she spends her time writing and watching her children grow into the people she has always dreamed. Please visit her at melissashirley2.wix.com/melissashirleyauthor  

 

Inside the Book:


Title: Moving On 
Author: Kate L. Mary 
Release Date: February 16, 2016 
Publisher: Lyrical Shine 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Format: Ebook

After a year with her dying aunt, Bette knows what she wants from life.

1. Keep Aunt Missy’s House
 2. Get Her Dream Job
 3. Never Compromise

Chris Pressley is the perfect roommate—uptight and damaged and hung up on his ex. And hot. Bette doesn’t date, but she definitely likes looking.

Chris just needs to get away from the happiest couple on campus: the sweet, shy girl he loves and his former best friend. Watching Bette rock her tattoos and her curves even as she builds her own business is an education. That’s probably why he can’t keep his mind off her…

Bette isn’t interested in changing for anyone. But the heat rising between her and Chris won’t leave her the same…

 “Definitely an up and coming author to keep an eye on.” —Mama Knows Books

 "An absorbing coming-of-age journey full of first love and first heart break." —USA Today Bestselling author, K.A. Tucker

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Meet the Author:

Kate L. Mary is a stay-at-home mother of four and an Air Force wife. She currently resides in Oklahoma with her husband and children. You can visit her at katelmary.com.
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Title: Two to Wrangle 
Author: Victoria Vane 
Release Date: February 16, 2016 
Publisher: Lyrical Shine 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Format: Ebook

A Country Boy

Maybe having a hot and heavy affair with the boss’s daughter wasn’t the smartest move. But country boy Ty Morgan didn’t regret a moment with city girl Monica Brandt…until she left Las Vegas to return to her life in New York. When devastating news sends her running back, Ty can’t help but open his arms. His heart, however, is another matter.

And A City Girl 

Now that Ty has what he’s always wanted—controlling interest in Hotel Rodeo—Monica is certain their time together is at an end. Then Ty asks her to come on board as a partner. Maybe it’s just her money he needs, but the chance to stick close to the sexy wrangler sure could make work a whole lot more interesting.

Get Ready To Tango

Their partnership doesn’t come without a heap of problems. The two can’t agree on anything—except their iron-hot attraction. As the hotel’s Grand Opening approaches, the truth is all too clear: Ty and Monica must find a way to mix business with pleasure if they have any shot at dancing off into the sunset together…

Praise for Victoria Vane

“Erotic and sexy.” —Library Journal on the Devil DeVere series

“For erotic passion and one-liners, the first book in Vane's new series will satisfy...Vane's latest gets a big yee-haw.” —RT Book Reviews on Slow Hand
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Meet the Author:


 Victoria Vane is an award-winning author of smart and sexy romance. Her work includes everything from wild comedic romps to emotionally compelling erotic romance. Her historical romances have received more than twenty awards and nominations to include the 2014 RONE Award for Treacherous Temptations and Library Journal Best E-Book romance of 2012 for The Devil DeVere series. She is now making waves in contemporary romance with her critically acclaimed Hot Cowboy Nights series from Sourcebooks (Slow Hand, Rough Rider, Sharp Shooter, Silver Tongue). Look for her scorching hot Hotel Rodeo series coming from Kensington early 2016.
   

Inside the Book:


Title: Wild Hearts 
Author: Melissa West 
Release Date: February 16, 2016 
Publisher: Lyrical Shine 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Format: Ebook

In the lush heart of Kentucky, horse racing is king, and the Hamilton family is royalty, born to produce champions. Maybe that’s because they understand wildness better than most…

Charming, reckless, and restless, youngest brother Alex Hamilton has a reputation for sweet talking his way into any woman’s arms—and failing at anything to do with the family business. So when he commits to managing their new breeding operation, it’s under one condition: he’ll focus on work and nothing else—no distractions, no fun…no women. But just when Alex has promised to keep his hands to himself, sweet, sexy Kate Littleton gallops away with his heart…

Kate knows Alex isn’t the long-term type—he proved that in a lot of delicious ways when they first met more than a year ago. But seeing him blazing with new dedication to Hamilton Stables, she can’t deny that he’s miles ahead of any other man who interests her. The attraction between them is electric right out of the gate, but it will take an unexpected loss to put them back in the race and headed for a passionate future together…

Praise for Melissa West’s Racing Hearts

“An emotional story filled with heart, humor, and second chances, Racing Hearts is a love letter to small towns, southern pride, and the heartbeat of all tight communities—its strong families. I laughed, I cried, and I never wanted to leave. An incredible story!” -- Rachel Harris, New York Times bestselling author
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Meet the Author:


Melissa West writes heartfelt Southern romance and teen sci-fi romance, all with lots of kissing. Because who doesn’t like kissing? She lives outside of Atlanta, GA with her husband and two daughters and spends most of her time writing, reading, or fueling her coffee addiction. Connect with Melissa at www.melissawestauthor.com or on Twitter @MB_West.
 
 

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Tour Schedule

 Monday, February 22 - Books featured at Harmonious Publicity
Tuesday, February 23 - Books featured at The Review From Here
Wednesday, February 24 - Books featured at Literal Exposure
Thursday, February 25 - Books featured at A Title Wave
Friday, February 26 - Books featured at Bent Over Bookwords
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Saturday, February 27 - Books featured at Crandom
Sunday, February 28 - Books featured at E-Romance News
Books featured at Mythical Books
Monday, February 29 - Books featured at Ali the Dragon Slayer
Tuesday, March 1 - Books featured at The Dark Phantom
Wednesday, March 2 - Books featured at My Bookish Pleasures
Thursday, March 3 - Two to Wrangle reviewed at Reading Reality
Friday, March 4 - Books featured at Reader Girls
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Monday, March 7 - Books featured at Deal Sharing Aunt
Tuesday, March 8 - Books featured at The Hype and the Hoopla
Wednesday, March 9 - Books featured at Write and Take Flight
Thursday, March 10 - Books featured at From Paperback to Leatherbound
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Sunday, March 13 - Books featured at Rhi Reading
Tuesday, March 15 - Two to Wrangle and Wild Hearts reviewed at A Moment With Mystee
Thursday, March 17 - Falling Grace, Moving On, Two to Wrangle and Wild Hearts reviewed at Our Families Adventure
Friday, March 18 - Falling Grace and Moving On reviewed at Happy Ever After Book Reviews
Falling Grace reviewed at Live Love Books Blog
Falling Grace and Moving On reviewed at The Phantom Paragrapher
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