Friday, December 20, 2013

Catch by Solange Poirier- Blog Tour Stop

Welcome to my stop on the
Catch by Solange Poirier blog tour

The Book:

Title: Catch

Author: Solange Poirier

Series: Assassins #1

Publication: September 12th, 2013

Category: Adult

Genre: Contemporary Romance


Sometimes, being in the wrong place at the wrong time is where you need to be for the good things in life to fall into place.

 Max Brady is a 25 year old, fresh out of college, ambitious woman that doesn't take crap from anyone, and often uses men before tiring and disposing of them. She’s landed her dream job at the internet search engine company Fiddle. Unfortunately, she is stuck working as an assistant to the company’s CEO, but she’s hopeful that if she plays nice, one day she’ll be promoted.

Catch is an assassin. He’s been working this job for twelve years and now with his family taken care of he is ready to retire. All he wants to do is complete his last assignment, collect his large sum of cash, and then disappear to a nice, quiet place in another country.
When Max makes the huge mistake of sleeping with her boss, she decides to copy some files from his computer to hold as leverage in the event that he may try to fire her. Little does she know, the files hold secrets that can take down her boss and the entire Fiddle company.
That decision changes the course of both of their lives.
Catch is hired to kidnap and kill Max, but instead he chooses to save her life. They go on the run as he tries to formulate a plan to remove the hit on Max, because he believes that she was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. As they spend more time together, Catch’s motivation for saving her life changes with his realization that if anything happens to Max he may be unable to live without her.



The Giveaway:

Prize: One (1) $20 Amazon/B&N gift card {INT}

End date: December 29th, 2013

Ten Unique Facts About the Author

1.       When I got married I threw tradition out the window and kept my last name.
2.       I was adopted by my dad when I was 4 years old. He’s an awesome guy.
3.       I can burp really loud. It’s gross.
4.       I can spit farther than any girl should be able to spit. Also really gross.
5.       I hate cold weather. If it starts snowing I want to build a blanket fort and hide until it goes away.
6.       My eyes are both blue and green.
7.       I don’t kill the spiders I find in my house. I scoop them up with something and put them outside. That is unless they are venomous and can kill me.
8.       I’m terrified of roaches. Like jumping on the nearest piece of furniture, squealing like a little girl terrified.
9.       I grew up a Trekkie. My dad’s fault, but to this day I absolutely love Star Trek. I even got to meet DeForest Kelley when I was a little girl.
10.   I love animals. We have 3 dogs, a cat, a frog, and a pet corn snake named Venus.

The Author:

Author bio:
Solange Poirier is married and lives in southern Louisiana. She have the utmost privilege of being the mom to a 6-year-old and a 2-year-old. They test her sanity on a daily basis. She loves to read and write. She also loves dogs, cats, flowers, wine, dirty martinis, chocolate, sushi, family, friends, tattooed men, rock music, rock stars, laughing, video games, horror films, and the list could go on and on.
She writes because she loves to create characters and make stuff up. She just hopes that the readers enjoy her stories as much as she enjoys writing them.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Strapped by Nina G. Jones- Blog Tour Stop

Welcome to my stop on the

Strapped by Nina G. Jones blog tour


The Book:

Title: Strapped

Author: Nina G. Jones

Series: Strapped #1

Publication: August 1st, 2013

Category: Adult

Genre: Adult Erotic Mystery/Suspense



By all appearances, Shyla Ball has an enviable life: a loyal boyfriend, a great job, and family that loves her. She doesn't realize how deeply unsatisfied she is until she has an embarrassing encounter with a handsome stranger at a coffee shop. Taylor Holden, a successful businessman, takes a sudden special interest in her and offers her a job she cannot refuse. Soon after, she learns there is much more to this intensely private man than meets the eye. He is hiding many painful secrets, including why it is that he has seemingly plucked her out of obscurity for such a lucrative position. Her "perfect" world is turned upside down by her infatuation towards Taylor and in just a couple of months, her life looks nothing like it did before. While she is frightened by the changes she sees in herself, she cannot resist the lure of Taylor Holden. As Shyla slowly gains Taylor's trust, she learns of his complex history and how it has molded him into the person he has become. When elements of Taylor's secret past resurface and threaten to destroy them, Shyla finds out there may be more to Taylor's story than even he is aware of. Strapped is a story of passion, manipulation, obsession, and family secrets.


The mood during the drive back is serene. I have learned to accept his silence and his moments of sadness. To push the issue only makes him pull away. We ride the elevator up to our floor, my stomach in knots, feeling the magnetic energy in the air. He stands across from me, his hair is just slightly out of place. His tie and the top buttons of his tux are undone. His eyes glow in the dim light. I want to run across the elevator and kiss his full lips, run my hand across his beautiful face and have him accept my touch with no qualms. Instead I stand there, frozen, facing an invisible wall I cannot cross. His coolness makes me question if everything I feel is just a figment of my imagination.

When we arrive on our floor we head to our rooms, politely bidding each other goodnight. Just as I am about to enter mine, I remember I have his jacket. I can use this to have just one more moment with him tonight. I knock on his door, his lips slightly open when he sees me on the other side.

“You forgot your jacket.” It is still on my shoulders. I turn around to offer it up to him.

“Thank you Shy,” As he says this he takes both of his hands, grabbing each shoulder of the jacket and oh so slowly pulls it off of me, grazing my bare arms and back as he pulls it off. I close my eyes taking in his touch. Each caress of his fingertips feels like one thousand little sparks. How can just the faintest touch from this man set me off like this? Please kiss me. Kiss my neck. I won’t say no. I hold my position for a second more than I should, but it feels so tortuously long. There is nothing, not another touch, not a kiss. I turn to face him again and bid him goodnight. His face looks sad, almost guilty. Every word, every touch, every action tonight was an implication. This keeps us safe from one another. It keeps me safe from him.

“Goodnight Shy,” he says as if dismissing me from his presence.

“Goodnight Taylor.”



The Giveaway:


 Guest Post:

Pacing a MysteryI love to read, don't get me wrong, but many times I model my writing after film and television. This is especially the case when it comes to a mystery or suspense. I think the reason I do that is because TV and film do a very good job of pacing those genres.My goal when writing suspense is for the reader to feel as though they could envision it the way they would a movie. The benefit of writing, however is that I can delve into the psyche of characters in the way that would be very difficult in a visual medium.I don't have an exact formula regarding how I pace a mystery/suspense except that for me, building the characters is a very important process. I like build-up, I want readers to be clawing at the book by the time the plot gets to its climax. And while motivations may not be spelled out directly, I want my readers to have enough information about the characters to derive their own theories.
So with Strapped, the first half of the book is all about Shyla and Taylor and how their worlds collide. Once the reader is comfortable with their relationship, that is when the real story begins to open up and the pace of the book speeds up. I like to think of it as a snowball effect. By the time one reaches the end of Strapped, the momentum is very strong and rolls right into Strapped Down. Strapped Down is all action because we know where and who Shyla and Taylor are, and now we are dealing with the consequences of their relationship.

Strapped was always intended to be a trilogy and read together, so each story has its own arc but is really a smaller part in the overall story.  As a result, I paced these novels differently than I would do so for a stand alone. 
Strapped Down, which is slated for a February release, will be the meat and potatoes, as in LOTS of questions will be answered. The final installment...well, that's my little secret ;)

The Author:

Nina G. Jones was born and raised in Bronx, NY and currently resides in Milwaukee, WI with her husband and two crazy Boxers.

She is the author of Strapped and is currently working on the sequel to Strapped, slated to be released in early 2014.

Nina lives a pretty wholesome life, but is fascinated with the dark side of things. She loves watching true crime TV shows and it creeps her husband out to no end. Nina has a degree in Psychology and uses her characters as a vehicle to explore the human psyche.



Friday, December 6, 2013

Georgia La Carre's The Billionaire Banker Buzz Event

Welcome to my part of the buzz event for Georgia La Carre's The Billionaire Banker.


The Book:

Title: The Billionaire Banker
Author: Georgia La Carre
Series: The Billionaire Banker #1
Publication: November 1st, 2013
Category: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Until she came ... all that he wanted ... he owned.
When Lana Bloom learns the devastating news that her mother is dying, she is faced with a terrible dilemma.  The one thing that can save her is the one thing she does not have.  For young and innocent Lana, the unthinkable becomes her only choice.
But when she walks through the door of that exclusive restaurant she has no idea of the seismic shift her life is about to take, for the highest bidder will not be the rich man she has accompanied. Fate drops her at the feet of the deeply mysterious and dazzlingly gorgeous American banker, Blake Law Barrington. Throbbing with raw masculinity and arrogance, this is a man who owns all that he pursues.  

And now he wants her.

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The Giveaway:

Prizes (on two different Rafflecopters):
• Grand Prize — One (1) American Eagle Silver Coin, $30.00 Amazon gift card, Mini Pair of Lara Bloom's shoes, and an autographed copy of The Billionaire Banker
• One (1) $10 Amazon or B&N gift card
Direct link to Rafflecopter:
End date:
• December 15th, 2013
• December 16th, 2013

The Author:

Author bio:
Georgia Le Carre lives in England, in an old 19th century romantic cottage surrounded by a magical garden filled with fruit and walnut trees. When she is not feeding words into her laptop, she is either curled up in bed with a box of chocolates and a good read, or lost in a long walk in the woods. Especially on moonlit nights. And often with the man of her dreams.
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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Aaron Paul Lazar's The Seacrest Book Blitz

Welcome to my stop on the book blitz for Aaron Paul Lazar's The Seacrest.


The Book:

Title: The Seacrest
Author: Aaron Paul Lazar
Publication: October 28th, 2013
Category: Adult
Genre: Romantic Suspense
They say it’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Finn McGraw disagrees.
He was just seventeen when he had a torrid summer affair with the girl who stole his heart—and then inexplicably turned on him. Finn may have moved on with his life, but he’s never forgotten her.
Now, ten years later, he’s got more than his lost love to worry about. A horrific accident turns his life upside down, resurrecting the ghosts of his long-dead family and taking the lives of the few people he has left.
Finn always believed his estranged brother was responsible for the fire that killed their family—but an unexpected inheritance with a mystery attached throws everything he knows into doubt.
And on top of that, the beguiling daughter of his wealthy employer has secrets of her own. But the closer he gets, the harder she pushes him away.
The Seacrest is a story of intrigue and betrayal, of secrets and second chances—and above all, of a love that never dies
What reviewers are saying about The Seacrest
The Seacrest is a poignant love story that will have you reaching for the tissues. Every woman needs a Finn McGraw!”Victoria Howard, bestselling romantic suspense author of RING OF LIES.
"At a time when many authors seem to crank out fiction by the numbers, Aaron Paul Lazar invests his whole heart in every book he writes. His stories shine with sensitivity, compassion, and the richness of deeply personal experience."Michael Prescott, bestselling author of GRAVE OF ANGELS.
“This book is about love – first love, young love, unrequited love, lost love, and rediscovered love. Simply put, it’s a good old-fashioned love story with an ending that will make your heart swell with joy.”Cindy Guest Taylor, notable book reviewer.
“I just finished reading Seacrest by Aaron Lazar. Let me tell you, ladies... you will LOVE this book! A love story of all love stories, and characters so easy to fall in love with! Aaron has a way of painting a world so descriptive you feel like you're really there. If I had a five star rating system to use, I would give him six!”Heather McLaren, author

The Giveaway:


Prize: $10 Amazon or B&N gift card {INT}
End date: December 17th, 2013

My Review:


Coming soon...

The Author:


Author bio:
Aaron Paul Lazar writes to soothe his soul. An award-winning, bestselling Kindle author of three addictive mystery series, writing books, and a new love story, Aaron enjoys the Genesee Valley countryside in upstate New York, where his characters embrace life, play with their dogs and grandkids, grow sumptuous gardens, and chase bad guys. Visit his website at and watch for his upcoming Twilight Times Books releases, SANCTUARY (2014) and VIRTUOSO (2014).
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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Fall of Darkness Book Trailer

Better late than never, I suppose, but my book trailer for Fall of Darkness is FINALLY live on youtube. Please spread the word, check it out, and give it a like (if you like.) :) I'm so thrilled with the way it turned out. The ultra talented Walker Ridings composed a mesmerizing piece just for this trailer and I couldn't be more pleased. :)

Monday, December 2, 2013

Jessica Gibson's Dressed in White Blog Tour Stop

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for

Jessica Gibson's Dressed in White.


The Book:

Category: Contemporary Romance


Lorelei Peters had everything she had ever dreamed of. Amazing friends, a sexy boyfriend, and a job that she absolutely loved. Dillon Brockwell was all she had ever wanted. Handsome, successful, and he loved her as much as she loved him. Life was going along the way it was supposed to, until someone from Dillon’s past shows up and shatters everything to pieces. Can Lorelei and Dillon get through all the craziness and make it down the aisle? 
Or will lies of omission be enough to derail them forever.


“Come on in, you don’t have to stand outside.” I busied myself with finding a vase and clipping the ends off the flowers, preparing them for the water.
“This is weird, right?” His voice was soft and closer than I had anticipated.
I turned to find him right behind me in the kitchen. “Yeah, it’s a little weird.”
“I don’t want this distance between us.” His hands cupped my cheeks.
I wanted him to kiss me, to tell me that all of this would work out, no matter what. I needed it.
He didn’t kiss me; though, he looked into my eyes, searching for answers to his unspoken questions. “I don’t know what I can give you right now Dillon.”
“Lor, every kiss that I miss tears me apart. Every night spent apart from you, without you next to me, it killed me. I told myself when I came here I wouldn’t do this, but I can't seem to help myself.” His lips crushed against mine in a hungry frenzy of passion. I gasped as he gripped my waist and sat me on the counter.
His lips burned a trail down my neck and back up again. I needed him, this, all of it. Who was I kidding? I couldn’t live without him any more than I could live without oxygen.
He pulled away and stood on the other side of the room. “Sorry about that. I’ll be good from now on.” The look on his face told me his words meant nothing; he had no intention of being good.

Buy Links:



The Author:

*** Interview ***
Welcome, Jessica!
• Describe Dressed in White in one sentence.
Sometimes love really does conquer all
• What inspired the idea behind the book? 
The book was actually inspired by the cover image. I saw it on a stock photo site, and sent it to my amazing cover designer (Stephanie from Once Upon a Time Covers) and it went from there.
• What was the most challenging part of writing it?
Some of the scenes were really emotional, and getting my head in the right place was challenging. There was a one scene with Lorelei’s sister that was really difficult to write.
• How does it feel to have your work out there in the hands of readers?
 It’s always terrifying lol. I know that not everyone will love the books that I put out, but reading bad reviews is never easy.  On the flip side of that coin though, it’s amazing to hear the feedback from readers who have loved it.
• What do you enjoy most about writing?
I love seeing where the characters take the story. I almost never outline, because they always change it up on me.
• Besides writing, what other artistic talents do you have?
None lol. I can’t draw or paint, or play any instruments.
• Are you currently writing another book?
I am actually writing 3 things right now. A short story for an anthology, a new adult contemporary romance, and the 2nd book in the wedding series. I can never work on just one lol.
• What advice would you give aspiring authors?
Never quit. Even when it gets hard and discouraging, don’t quit.
• Current obsession?
Ballet….you’ll find out more about that in my na contemp ;)
• Last thing you Googled?
I think it was a recipe for Kringla, a Norwegian pastry my mom used to make me when I was little.
• You’re stressed. What’s the first thing you do or reach for? Headphones. Music helps me to relax and unwind.
• You write best with Music on while _sitting_ in your kitchen_.
• Inspiration hits, but you're not home or near your computer.
I have been known to tap out scenes in Google drive on my phone lol. Not the easiest thing, but not the hardest either lol.
• Best writing resource:
Other authors. I have learned so much from having fellow authors critique my work.
• Guilty pleasure:
Sex and the City and Gilmore Girls. Love both of those series.
• Automatic buy-list author:
Diana Gabaldon
• Favorite Book or Series:
Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. I fall in love every time I read them.
• Character you wish was real so you could meet:
Oooh, there are so many. Jaime Fraser from the Outlander series. Harry Potter because I’m a big nerd.
Jessica Gibson is a recovering bookaholic, she's down from four books a week to a more reasonable one. It was that love of words and creativity that made her dream about
writing her first book. That dream was hidden for years, always put on the back burner,
filed away in the "someday" section, until her husband Matt gave her the kick in the pants
she needed to actually get off her butt and write. Jessica and Matt live in Southern
California and have a serious addiction to reality tv shows like Pawn Stars and American
Restoration. They have one son and hope to add to the family in the near future. Aside
from writing, she runs an online event planning business called the Release Day Diva. In
addition to novels, Jessica writes and maintains the blog Book on the Bright Side. Keep
up with Jessica and her latest releases and events on her blog.


Twitter: @jessicajgibson