Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Release Blitz: The Good Girl by Emma Nichols

**Please note: this book is rated MA for Adult Situations and the occasional curse word 

When Willow Stone discovers that she is in competition with the exotic and worldly Molina for the coveted position of sex advice columnist, she realizes it's time to up her game. Though she has impeccable writing skills, there's no denying that a lifetime of being the good girl has left her ill prepared for this position. Realizing it's her lack of experience that will keep her from achieving this dream, she decides to proposition the bad boy who once lived in her college dorm that always had a stream of women doing the walk of shame from his room on a nearly nightly basis. Surely someone that shallow, that experienced, and that wildly attractive could teach her a thing or twenty. 

Only Wyatt has his own plans, and they don't allow much time for teaching Willow what she would already know if she could just break free of the cool, calculating, proper demeanor that was part of being a Stone. His reputation has served him well through the years and being the black sheep of his family has never bothered him. What does bother him, however, is Willow. She is a mystery to unravel, a present to be cherished, a young woman who just might rock his world by bringing him back into his family's fold. She was everything they wanted for him and precisely what he had avoided since he started dating. 

What will happen when the good girl gets mixed up with the bad boy?

The Good Girl Playlist

What made her decide to be an erotica author?


How else was she going to parlay her two favorite past times into a career?

Emma is single and loving it. Like her first character, Alysin, Sin for short, she doesn't believe in settling or in settling down. She loves to indulge in her passions whenever the mood strikes and enjoys keeping all of life's cliche moments spicy.

Known for her sense of humor, Emma surrounds herself with friends whose antics often become the source of book fodder. Her ideal situation would be to explore the Caribbean while writing. She pursues that dream daily.

Enter the Contest

Anyone can offer a giveaway.  Emma…is making you work for it.

10 Winners will received signed copies of The Good Girl

but first…

You've read the book.  You're familiar with the list.

Now share a story of one of your sexcapades from

The Sexual Bucket List.

Send your entry to:

Subject: The List Contest

Winners will be notified by email.

Contest is open until May 30, 2014

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Cover Reveal, Prologue and Giveaway: Against All Odds by Angie McKeon

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: Early April, 2014


Our lives shattered... Our hearts broken... Our souls torn to pieces...

He was my world, my whole life. My reason for breathing. I had a perfect marriage, a baby on the way, and I felt fulfilled—almost invincible. 

Until the day life hit, leaving me broken, vulnerable, and alone.

She was my life. My ray of hope on the cloudiest day. With her, I thought I had the ultimate safety. A love that would never hurt or betray me. I gave her my heart, my body, and my soul. 

Until she broke me, destroying every dream and illusion I had about life, love, and marriage.

In our grief, we made a mistake. A mistake I'm not sure we can come back from.


I’m so cold. It’s the kind of cold that seeps into my bones and makes me feel as though I’m going to die. My body trembles from the drugs and sheer terror coursing through my veins.

Why is this happening to me?

What did I do to deserve this?

Please, God! I can’t handle it.

I open my mouth to scream, to cry, to do something, but nothing comes out. I’m aware of doctors and nurses surrounding me. They’ve placed Kayla on my chest. She’s still warm from being pulled from my body, but she's not moving.

She’s lying there . . . lifeless. 

I’m in a state of disbelief as tears slide down my face. My world shatters when I look at my precious baby girl. She's everything I’ve always wanted, always dreamed of.

Slowly, I run my fingers over her delicate lips; they’re so soft and small. An instant reminder of Cooper’s lips. He doesn’t have full and luscious lips like mine but small ones that almost disappear when he smiles. As I run the tips of my fingers across her puffy cheeks and closed eyes, I try to memorize every last detail of her dainty face. She’s so beautiful it takes my breath away. Her hair reminds me of caramel; it’s light brown and silky to the touch. It looks like mine did when I was a baby. Her face is peaceful, and for a single moment, I’m so thankful she’s not in pain. 

Looking at my little girl is a moment I’ve always dreamed of. I love her instantly, and I want to hold her forever. To breathe her into me. To never let her go. The realization that I’ll never hold my precious baby again sinks in, and I feel my stomach clench as pain rips through me. I’ll never get to see her smile, laugh, roll over, or take her first steps. I’ll miss it all.

How do I move past this?

Can I move past this?

As grief consumes me, my sobs become brutal. I feel as though I’m dying. Like my heart is burning up and turning to ash. I’ll never ever be whole again.

I pick her up and cradle her against my body, wanting to feel her skin against mine. She feels warm—soft and smooth, like velvet. As I curl my arms around her, my tears drip onto her perfect head. I feel an overwhelming urge to fix this, to bring her back. I don’t want to lose my sweet baby. Everything in my body, my soul is screaming to bring her back. 

Desperately looking up at Cooper’s green eyes, I will him to fix this, to make it better and help me. Help her. He’s always been my rock, my glue, the person who makes everything better. But all I see in his eyes is sadness, desperation, and helplessness that I know is killing him as much as it is me. He rubs his big, shaking hand gently over her tiny head. He looks as though he’s being tortured. Sobs rip through his body as he wraps his arms around me and our precious bundle while climbing into bed with us. I feel myself collapse against his chest as we sob over our loss.

There’s nothing we can do.

This is the end of a shattered dream.

Our spirits are slowly dying, and I’m not sure we’ll ever be able to heal.

All rights reserved. Against All Odds © 2014 Copyright, Angie McKeon.


A multi-tasker from birth—and now proudly able to add 'writer' to my resume—I'm a mother, wife and blogger. I love to read, write and drink copious amounts of iced coffee. 

All three aforementioned addictions are detrimental to my sanity 

I have a voracious appetite for dark, painful and twisted reads. I'm enamored with the concept of love and heart break. I believe life is a journey, a tale in its own for each of us. The road to happiness is sometimes paved with stones from hell, or glitters of satisfaction graced from the heavens above. 

In my upcoming debut novel, 'Against All Odds,' I strive to make you feel. I believe any emotion—whether painful or happy—is good. To me, the key to living is to go through life feeling its ups and downs. Love is dark and it can be painful but, at the end of the day, it can save the most lost of souls and the most broken of hearts.


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Blog Tour: Therapy by Kathryn Perez Reviews, Dreamcast, Teasers, Trailer, Playlist and Giveaway


I’m needy.

I’m broken.

Cutting breaks through my numbness, but only opens more wounds.

Depression, self-harm, bullying....that's my reality.

Sex and guys....that's my escape.

The space between the truth and lies is blurred leaving me torn, lost and confused. And while the monsters that live in my head try to beat me-- the two men that I love try to save me.

This is my story of friendship, heartache, and the grueling journey that is mental-illness.

Sometimes you have to get lost in order to be found…

OMG!!!!! 5 of the most heartfelt stars EVER!!!! 

This is the most powerful and meaningful book I have ever read! It's absolutely AMAZING! This book literally pulled me in from the very first page. I couldn't put it down even if I tried; I was truly CAPTIVATED. Therapy has touched my heart that no other book has. It was real and that honestly made it the best emotional rollercoaster I've ever experienced! I was absolutely GUTTED by this book. I'm talking about rip my heart out and stomp on it, kind of gutted. I don't think I have ever cried so much while reading! I'm the kind of person who loves to connect with the characters. I want to experience every emotion. Everything that they're feeling, I want to feel it too. And my god, did Kathryn do a DAMN good job of it. Some of the emotions I felt have been lost to me over the last 15 years. The fact that she managed to rip them out of me in two days is AMAZING

This book was DEFINITELY for me! Jessica's story is packed with twists and turns, that will have your head spinning and your emotions on OVERLOAD! I can't stress it enough, but I think EVERYONE NEEDS to read this book. It might be difficult for some to read, but that is what makes it worth it. I've never read a book that talks about mental illness and the darkness that surrounds a person who suffers from it. People are too quick to judge others but have no idea what their story is, what their life is like or what demons they face day in and day out. I can honestly say that I walked away from this book feeling like I was different, I see the world differently, and for that I want to say THANK YOU, Kathryn, for writing such a WONDERFUL book, but most of all for sharing your story and giving me insight on metal illness. You have inspired me to be a better person.

5 I. See. YOU. Jessica Alexander STARS!!!!!


I was given the amazing opportunity to be a beta reader for this book and oh, what a book it was! Therapy is a one of a kind story. I can count how many books have left an impact on me and this is definitely one of them. I will never be the same after reading Therapy. My life will forever be changed. 

From the very first page of this book, I knew I was in for a bumpy ride, but I embraced it. I took Jessica's story in word by word. I FELT it. I LIVED it. I HATED it. But most of all, I LOVED IT! I can't explain that oxymoron without going into much detail, but once you read Therapy, you will understand. It's extremely emotional, but worth every second!

When I began reading, I had NO clue that this was Katy's story because I was not yet a part of her private group. Once I found out, the details of this book hit me even deeper than I thought was possible. 

Bullying is real and it's serious. Self-harm is real and it's scary. Depression is real and it sucks. Too often, people don't think about what their words and actions can do to a person. They don't care until they are on the inside looking out; until they too, become a victim. In reality, the bully is often the bullied. This is such an ugly cycle and it needs to end.   

The stigma, stereotypes, and misunderstanding that follow mental illness make life for those who are suffering, that much worse. So many people refuse to face their illnesses due to the ignorance that society deals them. Nobody wants to be labeled as "crazy" by those around them, so it is much easier to go on pretending that nothing is wrong and find other ways to "cope" with their problems. Often times, the lack of awareness of mental illnesses also impacts individuals. Again, this goes back to the past views on these illnesses...don't speak of them and they won't be real. Let's face it here, they ARE real and they NEED our attention.

Therapy gives us a RAW and BRUTALLY HONEST inside view of what it's like to live with a mental illness. It shows us the darkness that encompasses many individuals who are living with an illness that has yet to be diagnosed, therefore, leaving it untreated. But it also gives those who live these lives HOPE. Yes, hope. They no longer have to feel alone. They no longer have to feel like they are unworthy. Because they are NOT alone and they are WORTH so much more than what they realize!

I felt so much while reading Therapy. My heart broke for Jessica. It longed for Jace. It craved Kingsley. Honestly, there were times I wanted to shake Jess and make her see what she was doing to herself, but I knew she wasn't in her right mind. Jace had his moments where he had me ready to choke him, but when I stopped to think, he had his reasons. Kingsley was a mystery from the beginning; a puzzle that I so desperately needed to solve. 

Katy's writing is absolutely BRILLIANT and she made me feel everything I was supposed to with these characters. There is nothing better when a book makes you FEEL. Sure, reading is meant to be an escape, but to me, in order to fully escape, I. NEED. TO. FEEL! Therapy left me completely exhausted when I was finished. I was seriously SCREAMING at certain points and crying so hard at others that I couldn't see straight. I didn't think I could go on at times, but I had to know what happened. I NEEDED to FEEL the pain in order to understand. I was left with red, swollen eyes, lingering tremors in my chest from crying, and an immense need to talk about what this book did to me. After expressing certain feelings, it made me realize that even though I might not have liked that certain things happened, I understood why they did. They needed to happen in order to have the final masterpiece. Therapy is truly a gorgeous canvas; you have to look at the whole picture to appreciate the details. You will not be able to take it all in, until you step back and really take a look at what's in front of you...a past full of struggles that eventually paved the path to self-discovery and self-love.

Katy, I know I have told you this several times already, but I am SO proud of you for this! You poured your heart and soul into this book! Someday when my daughter is old enough, she will definitely be reading Therapy. 

"She needed someone to stand with her, not hold her up."




Kathryn lives in her small hometown in East Texas with her husband and two amazing children. Kathryn is an advocate of suicide prevention, supporter of anti-bullying efforts and does all she can to provide support to organizations who educate and bring awareness to these topics. With music being her second love to books, she claims to be a music infused writer and book junkie who loves to live in a fictional world.




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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Blog Tour: In the Lyrics by Nacole Stayton Review, Teasers, Playlist and Giveaway


Hensley Bradley is the definition of the girl-next-door. She’s kindhearted, beautiful, and talented. Bored with her mundane life, thoughts of fleeing her small town begin to consume her. With aspiring dreams to use her voice as a one-way ticket, she suddenly discovers that music might not be her only passion.

After a fallout back home, Colby Grant decides to leave his family’s farm, determined to show his father he’s more than just a wanna-be country singer. With his All-American good looks, it doesn’t take long for girls in his new town to focus their eyes on him. But things aren’t what they appear from the outside, and it isn’t long until Colby feels he doesn't fit into the perfect world that so quickly embraced him.

A chance encounter places Hensley in Colby’s path, but it isn’t her natural beauty that first captures his attention – it’s her voice.

When love and music mix, will the combination blossom into a beautiful melody or wither into a heart-wrenching tune?




I had the privilege of being a beta reader for Nacole during her entire writing process and what an amazing journey it was! I love her writing and knew she would deliver another amazing story! Trust me, she did NOT disappoint me.

Knowing that she was writing a book with not only a GORGEOUS cowboy, but one who sings as well, was super exciting. So exciting that I wanted to do this around my living room

But I knew I would fall flat on my face, so I didn't even attempt it. Instead, I chose to let Nacole put the hurting on my heart through her words. I knew she would make me cry, she's good at that. Personally, I know she gets a thrill out of it!

Now for the hard part. How do I even begin to review a book that I hold so near and dear to my heart?  No, I won't give you any major details. No, I won't give you any spoilers. And a HUGE NO, to those of you who think you can stake claim on Colby. Back up ladies, because I HAD HIM FIRST!!! Yes, you heard me right...

Well, since the first order of business it taken care of, let's get down to business. If you've read any of Nacole's other books, you already know that she likes to play with your emotions and In the Lyrics is no different. I LOVED everything about this book. Like I previously said, I'm a HUGE fan of her writing, so I knew she wouldn't let me down.

The feelings that this book brought out of left me exhausted at times. There were times that I felt like I was being whiplashed because my emotions were all over the place. My heart soared with these characters, but it also broke immensely. I found myself happy one minute and so mad the next that I wanted to scream. I went from smiling and laughing to full fledged sobbing. There was SO much love and just as much heartache. And lots of WTF moments. Yeah, this was me more than once...

AHHHHH!!!!!! I was SO MAD it was insane at times!!! Nacole received plenty of messages from me along the way...I may or may not have threatened her more than once. Whoops, my bad! HA...
With all that being said, after all the OMG moments and the tears, Nacole left me with a VERY happy ending!! Don't judge me, but I cried again!


Colby is stunning! Absolutely breathtaking!! I'm talking complete swoonfest over this man!!! Oh and he's got dimples to die for!!!! Quick, somebody get me a fan, because he is that HOT!!!!! 

Not only is Colby gorgeous, but he is the true definition of a Southern gentleman! Even with the hard life that he was living, he never forgot what his mama taught him and that was to be respectful at all times. Did he have his moments where he slipped? Sure, we all do. But when it came to love and his actions towards a woman, he never forgot the proper treatment.
Let me tell you, it wasn't always hearts and rainbows for Colby. He was dealing with something that crushed my heart. I literally felt sick to my stomach once I found out the details. And then add on his alcoholic father...UGH!!!!! I wanted to just hug him, and kiss him and squeeze him to make it all better! But Noooooo, Nacole had to throw Hensley into the mix. How dare her!!!! 

The minute Colby lays eyes on Hensley, he is completely smitten with her. I mean why wouldn't he be? She's gorgeous!! She refused to make it easy for Colby and that intrigued him even more. Again, his mama taught him that the easy girls weren't the ones who should capture his heart, so he was up for the chase.  

Colby has a dream of landing a recording deal in Nashville. He has very distinct reasons to why he wants to achieve these dreams. He never thought anyone or anything would come in between those plans, but boy was he wrong. The road for these two was far from smooth. This is where a lot of my anger came in with Nacole for writing what she did, but I understand it was necessary to make this story a success. My heart absolutely SHATTERED for Colby because of Hensley's choices and actions. But I think more so because of how dedicated he was to her and she was too blind to see it. Again, Colby, come to mama, I'll take care of you!
Awwww!!!! I wanna cuddle you too, Colby!!! <3

She's simply, stunning. Hensley was the type of girl that was more comfortable in her own skin than painting her face with makeup and wearing fancy clothes to be somebody she wasn't. Sadly, she was such a torn soul. She lived in her mother's shadows daily. Hensley wanted nothing more than to get out of the town she grew up in and make it big. The pressure she carried on her shoulders was enormous. 

Let's be honest here, Nacole knows how I feel already, so there is no harm in me sharing with you. Hensley was downright selfish and bratty at times. But again, I get it. It's how she was raised. Her mom pushed her so hard not to make the same mistakes she did growing up, that she forgot how to listen to her heart. 

Hensley has sworn off love because it will only hold her back. Oh, but that all changes when Colby pops up in town. The minute she sees him, she experiences things she has never felt. She won't admit it at first and frankly, she comes off as a bitch during their first meeting. Again, Hens, I'll take Colby any day, Sunshine! 

She PISSED me off so bad with the choices she made!! I'm talking I wanted to full force twat throttle her! I seriously yelled at her out loud several times! She really needed to get it together! This was me in regards to Hensely's choices...

Dusty, oh Dusty!! I ADORED him!!!! He is Hensley's best friend and has a heart of gold but tells it how it is. He's the gay best friend that every girl craves! Well, at least I know that's true for me. Even though Dusty and Hensley have the friendship they do, that didn't stop him from taking Colby's side when the time came. Actually, those two became like brothers and I loved that about them! I hurt for Dusty at times too because Hensley's behavior also affected him. It was just baffling that she could do certain things to him of all people. But Dusty being who he is, didn't hold it against her. See, told you, the best friend a girl could ask for.

So, can Colby and Hensley overcome the obstacles that Nacole threw in front of them or will they cave under pressure? Can love truly conquer all or is it sometimes not strong enough? Is forgiveness always the best policy or are some things better left letting go and forgetting about?


My final thoughts on Nacole's newest release...

A heartwarming story of how love overcomes the hardships that arise with fame. Through their passion of music, this fictional Tim and Faith bare their souls and reveal their love for one another In the Lyrics.



Nacole Stayton is twenty-something years young and currently resides in the Bluegrass State. She spends her days working at a local hospital in the billing department and nights writing vigorously on her current novel. She has a passion for helping others and wears her University of Kentucky gear proudly. While her husband loves all things outdoors, Nacole enjoys the finer things in life, like getting pedicures while reading on her Kindle Fire. She is passionate about her faith, family, and The Bachelor.



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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Blog Tour: A Blue Tale by Sarah Dosher Reviews, Dream Cast, Teasers, Playlist and Giveaway


The rock legend’s daughter…

Eli Blue Savage doesn’t trust musicians, especially those that idolize her dad. Her heart’s been broken by everyone she’s ever loved. Fairytale dreams and the music she locks inside her heart are all that keep her alive.

The musician with a dark past…

Deacon Chastain plays a blue guitar to match his rock idol, the man that saved him from a path of destruction. His life revolves around music; it’s the only thing that saves him from the darkness.

Hearts beat to the same rhythm…

Broken and scarred by their pasts, can they find a way to heal and move forward? No matter the adversity, even the hardest of hearts can be softened by love – music is easy; life is hard.



I. AM. IN. LOVE!!!

I had the privilege of reading an Advanced Release Copy of this book. Can you imagine my excitement before reading? No, well here you go...

Once I started, I was hooked. Yep, you read it right...hook, line, sinker, DONE!!!!!
I never doubted I wouldn't want to binge on yet another one of Sarah's books, because I'm already a HUGE fan of hers! A Blue Tale is a lot different from her previous books and she took some really big leaps with this one, but in true Sarah fashion, she NAILED IT!!!

This is hands down one of the BEST books I have EVER read!!!! I felt every emotion possible while reading it. One minute I was happy, the next I was EXTREMELY pissed off!! I felt the love and the confusion the characters went through. I felt their insecurities and uncertainties. And boy did I feel their pain. I cried so hard that I was left unable to see my screen and my chest was trembling from the gut wrenching sobs that were escaping me. This was me:

Even though my heart was breaking into a million tiny pieces, I knew Sarah wouldn't leave me hanging out to dry like this. Okay, I lie, maybe I told her I was beginning to question our friendship just a teeny tiny bit! I may never get over what happens in this story, but I have been able to forgive her because she did leave me with a very beautiful, happy ending. And yes, I cried some more.

Eli Blue

She's gorgeous, humble and hard working. You would never guess she was the daughter of a late rock star because she doesn't come off as most "famous" children would. But Eli hasn't lived a life that is full of hearts and rainbows. She has horrible secrets that she reveals about her childhood; a childhood that her father once rescued her from, but sadly, ended up forcing her to return to. Although Eli experienced things that would cause most to give up on loving others, she did the exact opposite...she loved HARD!!


Ex boyfriend. 
Lifelong best friend. 
 He made a horrible mistake that would haunt him daily. A mistake so fierce that if I were Eli, I don't know if I could have ever forgiven him. Now with that being said, I loved Shaw and even found myself rooting for him at times but I think it was all for the history that he and Eli shared. They were a safety net of sorts for each other. I don't doubt one bit that he loved Eli with every ounce of his being. He would do anything for her. Yes, at times his behavior was rather possessive, but I believe it all had to do with the way they grew up living life on the road with their famous fathers. No matter what, Shaw always had Eli's back and I loved that about him.


RAWR!!!! Hello, Alpha male! Deacon's all "Me Tarzan, you Jane." Swear, I had moments where I wanted to throat punch him, but I loved him deeply. Deacon was a very lost soul. He lived a life that no child should have to live growing up. He was forced to turn to the streets for the love and protection that he so desperately needed. Deacon loved Eli more than words could ever express and for reasons that she wasn't even aware of. He felt as though he owed his life to her. 

The road that Deacon and Eli had to travel was full of twists and turns and things definitely didn't always play out in their favor. They are tested beyond belief. They endure fear, betrayal, love and loss together. They learn so much along the way, not only about each other, but about themselves as well. They experience enough guilt that could move mountains. They have to learn how to heal in order to move on with their lives, whether it's together or apart. Regardless of how the stars align up for them, they must first let go of their pasts and live for the present, while hoping for the future.

A Blue Tale made my Favorite Reads of 2013 list. Congratulations, Sarah, on another job well done! I can't wait to see what you have in store for us next!! 


Wow!!!! 5 AMAZING Deacon Stars!!!!! 

I was given an Advanced Released Copy of this book for an honest review :)

First off, I'll start by saying I just want to give Sarah the biggest bear hug for writing such a beautiful book, the day I meet her I just might! 

Ahhh!! This book had me up all night and I couldn't put it down. No matter how tired or exhausted I was, I just couldn't shut the kindle off. I was hooked from the very first page to the very last page and I didn't want it to end! I'm still on a book hangover! 

I NEED more Deacon, PLEASE! 
This book is hands down one of my favorite books I read in 2013! Talk about a year blow out! I've read a lot of great books this past year, but Sarah completely blew me out of the water with this one!!

Deacon, Eli and Shaw's story was beautifully written and truly amazing! Sarah did an outstanding job and deserves a huge pat on the back! I fell in love with the character's, and what they were going through was believable and what they were feeling, I was feeling. Sarah broke my damn heart, I just sat there looking at my screen like OMFG! She smashed it, hell, she put it in a meat grinder!
 And then out of nowhere she mended my poor heart back together with her beautifully written words. This was my first book I've read by Ms. Sarah and I will definitely be reading more of hers in the future <3



Sarah Dosher was born and raised in rural Oklahoma where she currently resides with her cowboy husband and twins (one cowboy and one cowgirl).

She is addicted to books and The Golden Girls. Her love for characters inspired her to write her first novel, Haven from the Storm. She is currently working on the continuation of the Storms of Life Series. Before the Storm, a prequel novel, will be published August 30, 2013 and will feature Easton, Dean, and Lily. The second novel in the series, Sanctuary from the Darkness featuring Adley and Derek will be published in 2014.



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