My Stepbrother My Escort by Leigh James Book Blitz #Giveaway

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My Stepbrother, My Escort by Leigh James 
Publication date: October 2015 
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult


Rising actress Lowell Barton has problems… Lots of them.
One night, she tries to solve them with margaritas… Lots of them. Unfortunately, she throws them up all over a police officer’s shoes. And then a video of the incident shows up all over the Internet.

Now she needs to do damage control. Fast. What she needs is a story juicy enough to throw the press off. A new boyfriend—a perfect, smoking hot new boyfriend—that’d be just the thing.

Unfortunately, it’s just the thing she doesn’t have.

Deciding to throw caution to the wind and money at her mounting problems, Lowell hires a date. But when sexy escort Kyle Richards steps out of her past and onto her doorstep, she finds herself in a fresh hell she couldn’t have even imagined.

Is he the stepbrother-escort from hell, or just the thing to save her career—and herself?

Lowell’s about to find out. One thing she knows for sure: only desperate times call for measures this desperate.


Leigh James is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. She has a degree in journalism from the University of New Hampshire and a law degree from Suffolk University School of Law.

She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.

You can keep up with Leigh's new releases and sales by signing up for her newsletter: here

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Sunday Post #29: Harry Potter Illustrated book arrived in the mail!

The Sunday Post was created by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer this is a post where we recap the going on's on the blog the previous week and the week coming up as well as the awesome books we have received for review, brought or gifted.

This week has been a quiet week, bookwise and life wise. I have one more week to go in work before I have a week off. I am excited for my week off as it will be my birthday at the end of the month and I have some plans that week with family and friends. I also have been making a list of books am going to treat myself too. My mum actually said to me you treat your self every week to books, which is true but am going to be able to buy myself a LOT more books than usual. So let's see what happened on the blog this week:

Coming this week:

Mon 19th: #Review Spirit Bound ( Vampire Academy #5) by Richelle Mead
Release Day Launch My Secret Crush
Tues 20th: Top Ten Tuesday- 10 wishes I'd ask a genie to grant me
My stepmother, my escort by Leigh James Blitz
Wed 21st- Waiting On Wednesday
#Review Last Sacrifice ( Vampire #6 ) by Richelle Mead
Thurs 22nd: #Review Pleasures Edge (Adult Read)
Fri 23rd- Adult Colouring book feature & #Giveaway

Things I have been loving this week:

First up I loved the first episode of Arrow but the ending, I am so confused like who is going to die in the future, please not Felicity, or Diggle or speedy, oh God I don't know if I can take this, there's a whole season to go!

I love watching book tubers and one I love is Christine @ Poland Banana Books and she had the amazing opportunity to interview the cast of the Shadowhunters TV @ New York Comic Con. I love her video, check it out:

Another book tuber Jesse The Reader had a video on book inspired candles. Yes guys books inspired candles. I need these in my life. There are so many from fairy dust to Hargrids Pumpkin Patch to Peetas Cakes and I want them all. If you want to check them out head over to From The Page's Esty Store here

I love music and I have a playlist on YouTube divided into years like 2014, 2015 and I add songs to the lists throughout each year that I am loving. It reminds me when I look back on the song's I was loving at the time in my life's. Two new songs added to the list are:

Ghost Town- Spark- This song just sounds like a perfect Halloween song

Hometown - Where I belong- This is such a good song and I love the guy who starts singing first his voice just gives me chills.

Now for the books:

Remembrance and Can't Buy me love where kindle freebies.

Underwater is a April 2016 release in the UK that I got on netgalley this is one am really looking forward to reading. Note: It releases in the U.S. in January. My Harry Potter Illustrated edition finally arrived and it is beautiful. If you love Harry Potter it's an excellent edition to your shelf.

Sprinkle of glitter's 2016 Diary looks so cute and had some cute ideas inside to do throughout the year and is also a typical day to day diary.

So that's me this week, how was your week? Did you get any exciting books. Let me know in the comments below.

Thirty Nights by Ani Keating Teaser Reveal & #Giveaway

On  November 17th, Thirty Nights by Ani Keating will be releasing from Samhain Press. Today Ani is sharing some great advance praise and teasers!


Title: Thirty Nights

Author: Ani Keating

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: November 17th

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About Thirty Nights:

Thirty nights. Two hearts. One fate.

American Beauty, Book 1

After her parents’ tragic deaths, Elisa Snow wanted nothing more than to escape her past. Eighteen and alone, she fled her quaint English village and moved to the United States. A starving science student by day and an artist’s muse by night, Elisa has slowly built a new life. She never dreamed she would lose everything again.

She’s one week from graduation when her visa is unexpectedly denied. Given thirty days to leave the country, she must face the one thing she cannot survive again—saying goodbye and leaving her home. Yet within minutes of her world shattering, she meets a man with the power to piece it back together.

After finishing his tour of duty in Iraq, Aiden Hale traded battlefields for boardrooms, becoming one of the most successful venture capitalists in the nation. But all his wealth can’t buy him reprieve from the horrific memories of war. The only thing that gives him peace is a painting of Elisa.

Drawn together by their invisible wounds, they begin a passionate affair as they race against the clock to defy their pasts—and fight for their future.

Earlier versions of this book were posted on the author’s blog under the titles of The Master’s Muse and 30 Nights of Snow, using the pen name Ani Surnois, and has since been extensively edited.

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Exclusive Excerpt:

The light of his bedroom is muted. No sound but the night and my loud breathing. He

is close, very close. I smell sandalwood. Cinnamon. Aiden. I see nothing but him. And he

has turned part beast, part man. The molten blue of his eyes stirs, melts, whirlpools, freezes and revives all over again, in some inner battle.

He caresses my cheek with the backs of his fingers, along my jawline, until he reaches

my lips. He traces my lower lip with his thumb and the edge of his nail scrapes my skin

lightly, back and forth, back and forth. My eyes close, my head lolls to the side.

Then, both his hands frame my face.

“Open your eyes,” he whispers. I do, but my eyelids are heavy.

“Elisa, have you done this before?” His voice is low, almost part of the night. I can only

shake my head.

“La virgen,” he mouths. “Are you sure you want this?”

This, yes. What’s coming later, no. I nod. Apparently the powers of speech have deserted

His lips hover over mine. I feel his hot breath on my mouth.

“I should stop you, but I won’t. Because every day, every hour—awake or asleep —since

I saw your first painting, you have haunted me.” His voice is on a tight leash, and the fire in his eyes rages brighter. One of his hands leaves my face and splays at the small of my back. He presses me against his body. Hardened, coiled. For me. He brings his mouth to my ear.

“I think it’s time I haunt you back.”

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Advance Praise:

“. . . [R]efreshing to discover a strong female protagonist, unwilling to compromise her morals and integrity for anyone, even her true love. . . I will be waiting patiently and excitedly for Book 2.”

“…Outstanding! Second to none! I consider myself very lucky to have found your story. I am so there for [sequel]!”

“I could pick out your writing anywhere, anytime and any place because you write like no other! Your style is incredibly unique and creative and rarely matched in this arena. I have several favorite authors, all incredibly talented, of which you are one. Your style certainly sets you apart.”

“. . . a must-read so good, that it is dangerous. . .”

“… This story is rich, pure, and a complete work of art on its own. . .”

About Ani Keating:

Ani Keating is an attorney, daughter, sister, and wife, living in the City of Roses, Oregon. When she is not in court or at the office helping clients sort through legal issues (and complaining about the photocopy machine), Ani explores her childhood passion for writing. Her first novel, Thirty Nights, is a sexy and heart-tugging story about love’s power to save and guide us even at our darkest moments.

Thirty Nights was originally posted online on fanfiction and on Ani’s popular blog. Over the course of eight short months, the story received more than half-million hits, 63,000 visitors, over 1,000 followers, and over 3,000 reviews and messages. It will be released for everyone on November 17, 2015. Its sequel, Ninety Days, is currently in the drafting stage.

When she is not writing, Ani spends endless hours at Powell’s Bookstore, exploring classics and latest releases. She also likes to stroll through the Portland Rose Garden, drool over shoes on any store window, and dance to everything from BeyoncĂ© to Johnny Cash.

You can connect with Ani on the following media:

@AniKeating / Facebook / Website

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#Review Emmy and Oliver by Robin Benway

Book: Emmy and Oliver
Author: Robin Benway
Pages: 340
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Bought Paperback
Rating: ✪✪✪✪

What's it about?

Emmy and Oliver is told from the perspective of 17 year old Emmy who's best friend Oliver was kidnapped when they where both five. Because of the kidnapping it left a hole and a turbulent of emotions in the ones who knew him and the whole community as a whole. 12 years later, Oliver is back and Emmy has to deal with the return of her best friend.

Before reading Emmy and Oliver

Emmy and Oliver was a book I had my eye on from the beginning of the year and when reviews started coming in and everyone seemed to be enjoying it I was even more pumped to read it.

After reading Emmy and Oliver

I did really enjoy it, it just didn't have the punch I was expecting. However it did still keep me engaged with its unique and unseen storyline in YA and the story was told though a great protagonist in our lead Emmy.

As I said the storyline is a unique YA read dealing with the fall out of a kidnapping and the return of the kidnappe years later through the perspective of the ones who where left with the fall out, namely Emmy, Oliver's childhood friend. Now Emmy had a great voice, she was funny and she was a unique individual unlike a lot of female characters in YA who all have similar traits. The relationship between Emmy and her two best friends, Caroline and Drew and her relationship with Oliver was great to read. Robin Benway seems to be a wizard at writing unique individual's and I praise her for this.

Seeing Oliver and Emmy 're- establish there friendship was so sweet and it gave me feels. By now your thinking what is the problem I had with the book, what punch didn't I get to maker me love this book. Well the problem was it just didn't go to the next level, it was sweet and emotional but I just wanted more Oliver and his feelings on the kidnapping. Basically I want the author to write a book from Oliver's POV. In all honestly I think this book would have been much better with alternate POV chapters switching between Emmy and Oliver. 

Overall I did enjoy it. It has a unique story line in YA, a funny relatable character with a coming of age feel.

Have you read Emmy and Oliver? Thoughts?

The House At Homecoming Cove by Ginny Baird Blast #Giveaway

House at homecoming cove


 From New York Times Bestselling Author GINNY BAIRD

A breathtaking romantic mystery set at the Virginia Eastern Shore...

Seeking out solitude in which to work, New York City music composer Melissa Carter rents a century-old farmhouse on the Virginia Eastern Shore. There, she meets a loner with rugged good looks and smoldering gray eyes, who has long-term ties to the property. When strange things start occurring at the historic home, the handsome groundskeeper comes to her aid, but is Melissa really safer in his arms?

When Stone Thomas meets a pretty northerner with a musical gift, he's immediately drawn to her. He's also determined to protect her from the increasingly odd happenings at the fifty-acre farm where he's employed. Soon, Stone finds himself wondering whether he and beautiful Melissa might share a future. Yet the secrets of Homecoming Cove threaten to drive them apart.

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Her words came out in a whisper. “Thank you for everything. For coming to my rescue, for…” She was saying goodbye, yet her chin tilted toward his and she took a step closer, her lips barely parted, inviting. She peered up at him and met his gaze with a look that was surprisingly heated, decidedly predatory. There was no mistaking it. Melissa wanted him too. That was all the encouragement Stone needed to take her in his arms and bring his mouth down on hers with a hungry desire that surpassed all expectations.

Melissa gasped with delight and sighed into his kiss. Stone’s empty mug slid from her grasp and landed somewhere on the sofa. Stone pressed his eager body to hers and ran his hands up her back, threading his fingers through her hair. She was glorious, beautiful, her gaze sparking with reciprocal passion. Stone groaned and kissed her again, savoring the taste of her, delighting in the sweetness of her body molded to his, as his blood pumped harder and his heart beat like a kettledrum gone out of control. It was more than a kiss; it was like coming home.

“Stone,” she said breathlessly. He opened his eyes to find his cheeks nestled between her palms.

She looked up at him her face flushed with longing. “I think you’d better go.”

“Yeah,” he said, his pulse pounding. “I’d better go.”

Thunder boomed and rain slapped the windowpanes, while the fire hissed and moaned.

Neither one moved.

“Melissa,” Stone whispered, brushing his lips over hers. “You and me… It’s like… I don’t know.”

“I know,” she replied, meeting his kiss. “I feel it too.”

Author Ginny Baird


NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling Author Ginny Baird has published novels in print and online and received screenplay options from Hollywood for her family and romantic comedy scripts. She writes heartwarming contemporary romance about single women facing everyday challenges. Known for featuring holidays and family themes in her work, Ginny frequently portrays the struggles of single parents or others who've given up on finding true love.

Ginny has two novella series, The Holiday Brides Series (holiday romance) and The Summer Grooms Series (summer romance), a Romantic Ghost Stories series (paranormal ghost romance), and additional single titles available. She is a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling Author, a Top 10 Best Seller on Kindle, NOOK and iBooks, and a #1 Best Seller in several Romance and Women's Fiction categories. Visit Ginny's website to learn more about her and her books.


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Witchcraft Book-Birthday Blog Bash #Giveaway

THE MEADOWSWEET CHRONICLES by KATIE M. JOHN - A modern tale of witchcraft.

October marks the first year anniversary of the release Katie M John’s ‘Witchcraft’, book one of The Meadowsweet Chronicles. 

The Meadowsweet Chronicles is an upper YA / cross-over, seven book series; blending together traditional English Folklore and the American Gothic. An epic scale, dark adventure with paranormal romance elements, The Meadowsweet Chronicles takes the reader to the heart of a sleepy English village, to the Witch Markets of Mexico, to Salem in the U.S.A and to the island of Haaiti. 

Heargton is an ancient English village, settled on the intersection of powerful and magical lay lines. For as long as anyone can remember, it has been steeped in the occult and pagan rituals, becoming a magnet for modern day paranormal investigators and tourists. However, behind the folklore is a dark and powerful truth. 

It is the year 2015 and a local college girl is found ritualistically murdered and displayed right at the very heart of the village. Her murder ignites deep rooted prejudices and village rivalries. The Meadowsweet sisters, long known to follow the ‘old ways’, come under increasing suspicion, but it isn’t until a young child is kidnapped that they really begin to understand the role they have to play and the powers they possess.  

It is during these fearful times that Jeremiah Chase arrives from New York. Heir to the Chase Family fortune, he is an exiled errant playboy sent to his Aunt, Lady Penelope Asquithe, Mistress of Cold Stone House. Only Jeremiah soon discovers the Chase family, despite coming from a line of infamous Witch Hunters, has been hiding its own evil and nefarious history. 

“In this highly charged, action packed, classic style occult horror series, Katie M John builds a world and characters that are truly dark and magical.”   

#Witches #Ghosts #Paranormal #Demons #Asylums #College #Salem #Folklore #Gothic #Contemporary #UpperYA #CrossOver

Throughout the months of October and November, Book One of the series is on Amazon Kindle promotion for just $0.99 / £0.99p

Published by Little Bird Publishing, Katie M John is the author of the U.K No.1 best-selling YA Paranormal Romance and Dark Fairy Tale series, The Knight Trilogy. 

You can find out more about Katie and her books at her: Website /@KnightTrilogy/ Blogspot


To celebrate the birthday of Book One, and the release of Book Two, Katie is giving away a signed paperback copy and mystery birthday party bag to one lucky Rafflecopter winner. 

Throughout the months of October and November, Book One of the series is on Amazon Kindle promotion for just $0.99 / £0.99p

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Waiting On Wednesday #43

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted Breaking The Spine by where we spotlight books we are highly anticipating.

Arrows by Melissa Gorzelanczyk

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Arrows by Melissa Gorzelanczyk is a modern cupid story set in present-day Wisconsin combining the fantastical elements of Greek mythology with the contemporary drama of MTV’s Teen Mom.

People don’t understand love.
If they did, they’d get why dance prodigy Karma Clark just can’t say goodbye to her boyfriend, Danny. No matter what he says or does or how he hurts her, she can’t stay angry with him . . . and can’t stop loving him. But there’s a reason why Karma is helpless to break things off: she’s been shot with a love arrow.

Aaryn, son of Cupid, was supposed to shoot both Karma and Danny but found out too late that the other arrow in his pack was useless. And with that, Karma’s life changed forever. One pregnancy confirmed. One ballet scholarship lost. And dream after dream tossed to the wind.

A clueless Karma doesn’t know that her toxic relationship is Aaryn’s fault . . . but he’s going to get a chance to make things right. He’s here to convince Danny to man up and be there for Karma.

But what if this god from Mount Olympus finds himself falling in love with a beautiful dancer from Wisconsin who can never love him in return?

Publication: ARROWS will be published by Random House/Delacorte Press on January 26, 2016.

Why I'm excited?

This just sounds like a book I know I will love.

What are you waiting on?

Top Ten author duos you would love see write a book together

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the bookish

Topic: Top Ten five author duos you would love see write a book together.

This is a great topic and not one I have ever thought much about, but am going to give it a try. I am going to go with 5 awesome teams duos.

Team one

The first pair that came to mind are my two favourite authors, Deborah Harkness and Charlaine Harris. If these ladies ever wrote a book together, I would literally fight a gladiator, a dementor and a vampire to get ny hands on a copy. I think they would have to do a paranormal novel using Deborah's historical knowledge to make it epic.

Team two

Michael W Buckley and Rick Yancey. I don't read many male authors but I read both these authors books this year and they write EPIC reads. Together a book by them would be of the charts. 

Team three

I am going to pick two contemporary authors I like, one YA and one adult. They are Stephanie Perkins and Cecilia Ahern. They both write amazing contemporary and I would love to see Cecilia Ahern try her hand at YA contemporary and with Stephanie's input it would be awesome 

Team four

Richelle Mead and Rachel Caine. I just think these ladies could write the most epic vampire book in existence and I would be first in line for it.

Team five

I want to pair two totally different authors together to see what they could come up with. So I am going to go for E.L James and J.K. Rowling. It feels like sacrilege putting theses authors in the same sentence but hell I would love to see what they came up with.

(Some people are taking offensive to team 5. I wouldn't want this to happen but I just wanted to put two authors together who where totally two polar opposites and not even on the same writing scale. I like both authors separately. As I said above it feels like sacrilege putting them in the same sentence would never happen so you all don't need to worry :)

What duos would you love to see?

Canvas Bound by Laura M Kolar Book Blitz #Giveaway

Canvas Bound by Laura M. Kolar 
(Captive Art #1) 

Publication date: July 3rd 2013
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult


Sixteen-year-old Libby Tanner’s art comes to life. Her painted skies turn from day to night, leaves rustle on trees, and sometimes, a mystery boy appears.
While attending England’s Aldridge Art Academy, Libby meets charming Brent Henderson, a performing arts student who showers her with attention. But his rival, gorgeous Dean James, is the one who occupies her mind, even though he’s very much attached to his current girlfriend.

Libby soon learns there’s more to both Brent and Dean than she ever imagined. In order to save her future and the boy who’s captured her heart, she must unlock the secrets behind her art by entering the most dangerous place of all… the world within her paintings.

But once she steps into the canvas, she risks being trapped forever.

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Laura M. Kolar lives with her husband and daughter in a one-stop-light town in northern-lower Michigan. Though she didn't discover her love of books until she turned thirty, as a self-declared hopeless romantic, she has spent the past few years reading and writing stories with mostly happy endings. If not at her day-job or with her family, you will find her sipping a cup of chai latte while sitting in her favorite rocking chair, hunched over her laptop writing or spending entirely too much time on Twitter.

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The Infected (Pods #2) Book Blitz #Giveaway

The Infected (PODs #2)
by Michelle K. Pickett
Release Date: October 12th 2015

Summary from Goodreads:

From the author of the award winning Unspeakable, and the best selling PODs, comes the highly anticipated sequel to PODs. A world where death stalks the unsuspecting,
and this time even the PODs might not save them. 

A virus nearly wiped out humankind...

Months have passed since a human infection has been reported. Survivors of the deadly pandemic have finally started to build a life in a world left devastated by plague. 

Ironically, for nineteen-year-old Eva, life made more sense when she battled the deadly Infected than it does in the serenity of her new home in Rosewood. Separated from fiancĂ© and former POD-mate, David, after an impossible ultimatum, Eva finds her life a little lonely and a lot confusing. 

But as troubled as Eva’s life is, it's about to take a turn for the worse as untold dangers watch and wait for the right moment to attack…

The virus refuses to die quietly.

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I can’t write without a hoodie. Yeah, I live it Texas. We all have our quirks.I majored in accounting in college. I was required to declare a major, but I had no clue what I wanted to do, so I picked accounting because it was the first thing listed in the booklet the counselor gave me. Surprisingly, I graduated with a 4.0 GPA. Go figure.Forget coffee. Hand over the Red Bull or Monster Khaos and no one gets hurt. Seriously, just set it down and step away. I will turn into a normal human after I guzzle my can of caffeine.I hate to cook, but love to watch cooking shows on television.I paint my nails weird colors just to see my husband roll his eyes and make my 9 year-old twin girls giggle. Oh, and mortify my 13 year-old son.I’m a hopeful romantic and love swoon-worthy endings that keep the butterflies going for days, but I don’t believe a HEA always ends with the boy getting the girl. Sometimes a HEA is an ending we don’t see coming, but is still best for the characters.I write across genres in the young adult and new adult age groups while eating way too many peanut butter M&Ms (but we’ll keep that second part just between us).I was born and raised in Flint, Michigan, but now live in a suburb of Houston, TX with my very supportive family, a 125lb rescue “puppy” and a 12lb attack cat, also a rescue animal.And last, (but certainly not least), I love my family with everything in me. Everything I am, is theirs. There are no words in any language known to man to describe my love for them. They are my center.I’d love to hear from you. So drop me an email! Let’s chat. You tell me what you like in books, what you’d like to see happen in the writing community, what type of books you like to see more of…less of—I want to hear it all! So tell me, please. Because the one thing I wish I could put on my list, but I still haven’t figured out how to do, is mind-reading. But don’t tell my kids. I still have them fooled. :) 

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