Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Accepted Readers,

We all have a mile long list of soon-to-be released books that we are excited to read. Today I am sharing one of mine. I just came across this book but the cover hooked me and the blurb sunk me. Hooked, Lined, and Sinker... it has to be mine!

What do you think of my choice? Tell me what book your looking forward to! Be sure to check back next Wednesday to see another one of my anticipated reads!

Paperback, 1st, 288 pages
Expected publication: May 5th 2014 by Revolution Publishing, Inc.

Stalked by her abusive ex-fiancĂ©, Rae Zachery retaliates by singing karaoke and spilling all their dirty secrets to the entire bar. When her ex attempts to silence her brazen performance, sexy, leather-clad Parker comes to her rescue and soundly punches her ex in the face. As valiant as that may be, Rae finds Parker’s violent assistance unsettling, yet she can’t help but be drawn to him and his tragic past.

Fighting her attraction for Parker is a battle Rae can’t win, and soon their night of sharing secrets morphs into an undeniable bond. But fate won’t so easily relinquish her grip on their happily-ever-after. Instead of blissfully skipping into obscurity, Rae and Parker are subjected to her ex-fiancĂ©’s vicious proclivities. Who knew love could hurt so good?

"Ah, screw this. I don’t wait for him to make the first move; I kiss him."

You can read the first 5 chapters of LOVE'S PARADOX {{{ HERE }}}

Or request a copy on Netgalley -- Currently available under READ NOW.

For a limited time only you can pre-order LOVE'S PARADOX for $2.99 on Barnes and Noble & iTunes!

On May 5th LOVE'S PARADOX will be back at regular price. Pre-order your copy today!

We pre-ordered ours!! :) 

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

FOR NOW Release Party!

For Now (book two)
is available for download!

Want more info about this series? Get the scoop HERE!

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To celebrate the release of For Now, book two in the FOR ALWAYS series, I am hosting a huge multiple author/blogger event on my Facebook page.

Make sure you join us so you don't miss out on all of the free books & swag we are giving away! And to thank the authors/bloggers for celebrating with us, make sure you like their pages...I'm sure they'd really appreciate it. Feel free to check out their current books, which are all listed under their names below.


Participating Authors include:

Janae Mitchell  —  Website   Facebook   Twitter   Goodreads   Wattpad
Book Links:   For Always   For Now

Bree Pearsall —  Facebook   Twitter   Goodreads
Book Links:   Forever Forsaken *Coming Soon*

Kelly Anne Blount —   Facebook   Twitter   Goodreads   Wattpad
Book Links:   Impassioned   Grishma   Ayla

Apryl Baker —  Facebook   Twitter   Goodreads   Wattpad   Blog

D Nichole King —  Facebook   Twitter   Goodreads

Evan Grace —  Facebook   Twitter   Goodreads
Book Links:   Starting Over   Second Chances

CA Harms —  Facebook   Twitter   Goodreads

Rick Chiantaretto —  Facebook   Twitter   Goodreads
Book Links:  Death of the Body   Facade of shadows

Participating Bloggers/Reviewers include:

Tween 2 Teen Book Reviews —  Blog   Facebook  Twitter   Goodreads   Instagram

Accepted Wisdom —  Blog   Facebook   Twitter   Goodreads

Paranormal Romance & Authors That Rock —  Blog   Facebook   Twitter  Goodreads

Girl Who Reads —  Blog   Facebook   Twitter   Goodreads

According to Claire —  Facebook

Mel's Shelves —  Blog  Facebook  Twitter  Goodreads

Deausha & Kitty's YA Book Blog —  Blog  Facebook


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Monday, April 14, 2014

*COVER REVEAL+GIVEAWAY* For Now (FOR ALWAYS Series #2) By Janae Mitchell

For Now
Book Two in the FOR ALWAYS Series

Malyn Reed has always been able to see spirits, but never thought she would fall in love with one…until she met Beau Brogan.
Even among the spirit world, Beau Brogan is different. He has the ability to interact with the living world in ways that are uncommon for most ghosts, drawing the much unwanted attention of Takers, the inhabitants of the Darkness. When Beau realizes the secrets that are held within the Darkness, he will have to face one of the toughest decisions he has ever made, dead or alive…and his decision could ultimately change everything, for him and Malyn.

Malyn Reed is not only fervently haunted by Beau, but she is also haunted by the decisions he makes, which could make her rethink everything that she has ever believed in. And when a freak accident turns Malyn’s and her best friend, Beth’s, lives upside down, Malyn will have some decisions of her own to make. 

"The past is a ghost, the future a dream, and all we ever have is now."      
                                                                                                          —Bill Cosby

 The YA Paranormal Romance series, For Always, takes place in beautiful Dandridge, Tennessee, where history and the present collide, giving birth to the story of Beau Brogan and Malyn Reed. Malyn has been able to see spirits her entire life, but once she learned how to differentiate between the living and the dead, she realized that ignoring the ghosts that she encounters on an almost daily basis makes her life much easier—until her and her grandmother, Nellie, move from Nashville to east Tennessee. Beau Brogan was born and raised in Dandridge, where his family were prominent farmers and owned the local general store. Little did they know that the very same rains that would give them the most bountiful crop season ever would be the same rains that would forever change their lives. When Beau saw that the swelling river had flooded their land and had stolen Thomas, the youngest of the Brogan children, he immediately jumped in to save him. Giving his life to save his little brother is something Beau has never regretted, even though it has left him trapped in a state of living death. For the past one-hundred years, Beau has been alone, invisible to the world that continues to change around him. Unable to leave the place where he died, Beau's once loved home is now a prison that he can't escape. But when Malyn and Nellie move in to his long abandoned house, everything changes... forever.


You can find For Always (book one) HERE

The big release day for book two in the For Always series is Tuesday, April 15th! To celebrate, there will be a big release party on Janae Mitchell's Facebook page with multiple author & blogger giveaways, so don't miss out!

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

*BLOG TOUR* (Review) After Life Lessons by Laila Blake and L.C. Spoering

Accepted Readers,

Today is my second stop for the release blog tour for After Life Lessons by Laila Blake and L.C. Spoering; this time around I'm sharing my review of the book. On my first stop I had the chance to interview Emily, the main protagonist. (You can check out that post by clicking here

Stay tuned for more information about After Life Lessons; the author's Laila and L.C. are hosting two tours... the first half consisting of mostly promo material (character interviews, spotlights, author interviews, guest posts, excerpts, and more!) and the second half consisting mostly of reviews. You can see the HUGE list of participants and get a preview of what they are posting by clicking here  or (

Be sure to check out  for more awesome stuff from the authors!
After Life Lessons (#1)
Laila Blake & L.C. Spoering 
Available: April 8, 2014
Format: E-book & Paperback (POD)
Genre: Post-Apoc Romance, Adult
Length: 81,000 words/ 330 pages

Price: E-book $3.99 / 
Paperback: $12.59
Buy Links: | AmazonAmazon UK | Kobo | Smashwords
Hulking shadows emerge out of the chaotic flurries of the blizzard. Something is dying, and so they come, like vultures.

After months of struggling south to escape the zombie-infested remains of New York, a snowstorm traps 23-year old artist, Emily, and her son in an abandoned gas station. Starving and desperate, they encounter Aaron, an Army medic on a mission of his own, who offers them a ride to ease the journey.

The road is a long and dangerous place to travel, and every day brings a new threat. But fear and adrenaline also drive the two closer together; they find laughter and a budding attraction that starts to thaw at their numb and deadened feelings. And that’s when the pain really starts to hit, when places long thought lost prickle back to life. Eventually, they will have to fight not just for survival, but for a future together, or their broken world will swallow them whole.

 Warnings: Contains language some might find offensive, some gore and situations of a sexual nature.
Book Links:

My Review

Writing Style:
These ladies sure make one phenomenal team! Their writing draws you in quickly and refuses to let you go! So make sure you have an entire evening dedicated to reading if you pick up this book because you won't want to put it down!

My Opinion: 
I want to start off by saying that out of all paranormal creatures zombies rank lowest on my list of favorites. I have tried repeatedly to read various zombie themed books and one after another they made it to my CNF list. (Could Not Finish) I gave After Life Lessons a chance because I am smitten with both of the authors and everything I've read from both has yet to disappoint me. That being said, After Life Lessons was the first zombie book that I actually was able to finish reading and enjoyed!

I truly wasn't expecting this book to floor me like it did! This book changed my perception of the zombie genre all together. This book has a new take on the classic Zombie Apocalypse, one I find to be far more realistic to how people would respond during a zombie out-break. Most representations are filled with too much drama, cruelness, and far-out crazy antics that make the overall story hard to relate to. I find that the way the characters react in this book represents how people would really handle this type of disaster. They show the true gritty emotions; fear, love, courage, regret, and compassion. This book also has a perfect balance of zombie scenes placed throughout it. It's about so much more than just zombies, trust me.
Emily and Aaron are a definite power-couple. They are like day and night, but they fit together great. Opposites really do attract, I suppose. They have so many obstacles to face but always make it through them because they have each other. They understand each other in such a profound way, if only everyone could have a chance to be in a relationship like theirs. It goes both ways, when it's going bad.. It's really damn horrible but when it's going good... It's just amazing! As a warning, when these two are alone things tend to get steamy, so make sure to keep a fan near to help with the spike in temperature. 
After Life Lessons put my emotions one hell of a ride that I'm not sure I'll ever recover from. It drained me physically and mentally, but I consider that to be a good thing. Any book that can have that much of an impact on me has to be special. This book has everything you could ever want in a novel... action, humor, romance, and sex. I could barely stumble out of my bed after one particular scene... oh the shock and horror I experienced. I can't share details of that scene here because it would spoil the plot. So if you're curious you will just have to read this fantastic book for yourself. Just prepare yourself because you will hit some bumps in the road that will leave you stunned.
To Read or Not To Read?
Without a doubt, READ! Like hurry and go get your copy and read it today!
I honestly can't stop raving about this book! 
If you don't believe me, here are the links to two of my posts that refer to it.

 If you're in need of a new zombie survival kit... you will have the chance to win one just like Emily's! It's loaded with stuff I totally never would have thought so freaking awesome! 

Laila Blake   &     L.C. Spoerin

L.C. and Laila met in 2010 on an online forum and have been inseparable ever since. Having supported each other in their individual writing projects for years, they finally decided to work more closely together in a cross-continental cooperative writing partnership. Together, they host the podcast Lilt and started their micropublishing venture Lilt Literary in 2013.

L.C. (generally known as Lorrie) lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband, kids, and too many pets. Laila is a nerdy German translator, living in Cologne with her kitten and a lot of sparkly lights.

Lilt Literary links: 
 Lilt Literary | Facebook | Twitter | Podcast

L.C.’s Links: 
 Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Pinterest | Instagram | Tumblr

Laila’s Links: 
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