Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Cover Reveal & Giveaway : Cupcakes & Kisses by Heidi Garrett and Billie Limpin

      Today is the happiest day of my life! Why? Because today I'll  be doing my  Cover Reveal for my very FIRST book with Ms. Heidi Garrett! I feel so lucky and honored to be working with someone who's not only my co-writer but also my wonderful , amazing friend. I wish I could put into exact words what's has been going on inside my heart right now.... but well, it's  a pretty mix  of everything sugary , spicy  and everything nice?! Oh ! Now,  I am quoting the "Powerpuff Girls?!" Haha! Or I am describing one of  Glynna's magical cupcakes?!  Are you ready to finally  meet her? Here she is!

Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Release Date: November 18, 2014

ABOUT Cupcakes & Kisses:

One bite of her luscious cupcakes and you just might fall in love…

Nineteen-year-old Glynna Balcora’s super power is baking. A young witch, she’s lived her entire life tucked away in the quaint city of Spokane, WA with her domineering aunt and sweetheart of a grandmother. It’s not an ideal situation. Although Glynna loves her grandmother dearly, and treasures the special times they spend in their magical greenhouse, Glynna’s aunt keeps her niece on a tight leash using threats of vague enemies.

Since Glynna graduated from high school a few a months ago, her aunt’s be-home-before-dark curfew seems more ridiculous every day. It isn’t doing much for the young witch’s social life, either. With encouragement from her best friend, Glynna sneaks out one night to go to a bonfire party at the lake. There she has an unexpected encounter with Spokane’s most eligible bachelor, Ashton Bass. Glynna’s been crushing on Ashton since she was five years old. But when they share their first kiss, thunderstorms and lightning follow… and Glynna’s aunt realizes it’s time to tell the young witch the truth about who she really is.

Cupcakes & Kisses is the first book in a playful New Adult Romance trilogy…

These awesome  bloggers are also as excited as we are  and  also be doing the Cover reveal . Give them some good lovin' and check out  their pages! And YES ! A giveaway awaits!

1. The Book Bag
2. Write Stuff
3. notalostwanderer
4. Year in Books
5. the mellyberry
6. Confession of A Y.A. & N. A. Book Addict


“Hey, watch it.” A dark figure looms in front of me. With the bonfire behind him, his face is all shadows, but the voice sounds vaguely familiar.

“Oh, sorry,” I yelp. “I didn’t mean—”

“To give me a shower?” The guy offers an amused smile.

My throat catches. Ashton Bass is standing in front of me. I’m too embarrassed to meet his gaze, so my eyes travel south. He’s wearing a dark fitted t-shirt with three white buttons at the top. God. I can’t believe I’m counting the buttons on his shirt. Or that I gave him a beer shower.

I glance around for a stack of napkins, a roll of paper towels, anything to dry him off. I find nothing. Desperate, I try to wipe off the spray with my bare hands... Huh? I press with one finger. No give. None. When did Ashton get wash-board abs? I slide my finger down. One… two… three… eight?! Eight?! Not even Leif has an eight-pack, and he’s a brick wall. I freeze. I can’t believe it. I’m actually counting his abs. My gaze travels back up only to be trapped by Aston’s startling azure eyes—and his famous panty-dropping boyish grin. “Oops!! So-sorrry,” I stammer, and take a step backwards. “Not sure what that was all about.” His eyes will not let go of mine as the warm feelings heating my insides build. In fact, they’ll betray me, shortly, if I don’t watch out.

“Oh, I don’t mind at all. Besides, you seemed to be enjoying yourself.” His white teeth shine in the moonlight as another blush-fest attacks by face. Thank god, it’s the middle of the night and not the middle of the day.

“You have to forgive my friend, Ashton. She doesn’t get out much. And, well, her encounters with the male chest have been severely limited.”

Kristeen’s intervention is no help at all, and I don’t miss the lingering look she gives Ashton’s well-toned chest. A bitter pinch grips my heart as I imagine strangling my BFF.

Oh. God. Of. Cupcakes! My emotions are totally out-of-control. “Kristeen!” I half-whisper, half-scream.

“No?” Ashton’s one-word question leaves his lopsided grin firmly in place.

This is becoming all shades of awkward. I squeeze my eyes shut. I’d give anything for a cupcake that could make me disappear after just one bite. Boy! That would be some recipe.

How I wish, wish, wish my magical abilities went beyond baking. Way beyond.

“No worries.”

I open one eye. Ashton’s grin has grown, if that’s possible. His perfect white teeth gleam in the firelight. I open my other eye. He brushes his hand over his forearms and shirt. “Just glad to see you out, Glynna.”

“You can thank me,” Kristeen says.

“Thank you, Krissy.”

“Please, everyone stopped calling me that in elementary school.”

Ashton digs around in one of the ice chests. “Sorry, didn’t mean to offend.” He hands me a wine cooler. “This might be more to your taste.”

“Thanks,” I mumble.

He grabs a couple more bottles of beer and gives each of us a half bow. “Enjoy the party, ladies.”

He walks away, backwards, smiling, firelight reflecting from those perfect chops. He must have his teeth whitened regularly because no one’s teeth are naturally that bright. When his left foot sinks into a low spot, his whole body dips, and he almost falls. Almost.

“Nice recovery,” Kristeen whispers.

I nod. Whenever Ashton Bass is within twenty yards of me, my tongue ties in knots and my heart races pell mell around my ribcage.

~ About the Authors ~ 
Heidi Garrett is the author of the Daughter of Light series, a fantasy about a young half-faerie, half-mortal searching for her place in the Whole. She's also the author of the contemporary fairy tale novella collection, Once Upon a Time Today. In these stand-alone retellings of popular and obscure fairy tales, adult characters navigate the deep woods of the modern landscape to find their Happily Ever Afters.

Heidi is collaborating with Billie Limpin to write The Magic Cupcake series, a special blend of magic, romance, and humor.

Heidi was born in Texas, and in an attempt to reside in as many cities in that state as she could, made it to Houston, Lubbock, Austin, and El Paso. She now lives in Eastern Washington state with her husband, their two cats, her laptop, and her Kindle. Being from the South, she often contemplates the magic of snow.

Billie Limpin lives in the Philippines where the sun always shines and people always smile!

A  hopeless romantic inside and out, when Billie’s not swooning over a book boyfriend (which she often does!), you’ll probably catch her daydreaming (over a fictional character!). A reader by heart, and now a writer for the first time, she’s thrilled to put her daydreams into written words.

~ Giveaway ~

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

My review : Rusty Nailed by Alice Clayton

Rusty Nailed (Cocktail, #2)
From Goodreads:
In this sequel to Wallbanger, the second book in the Cocktail series, fan favorites Caroline and Simon negotiate the rollercoaster of their new relationship while house-sitting in San Francisco.

Playing house was never so much fun—or so confusing. With her boss on her honeymoon, Caroline’s working crazy long hours to keep the interior design company running—especially since she’s also the lead designer for the renovation of a gorgeous old hotel on Sausalito. So with her hotshot photographer boyfriend gallivanting all over the world for his job, she and Simon are heavy-duty into “absence makes the heart grow fonder” mode. Neither has any complaints about the great reunion sex, though! Then Simon decides he’s tired of so much travelling, and he’s suddenly home more. A lot more. And wanting Caroline home more, too. Though their friends’ romantic lives provide plenty of welcome distraction, eventually Caroline and Simon have to sort their relationship out. Neither wants “out of sight, out of mind,” but can they create their own happy mid-ground cliché?

USA TODAY bestselling author Alice Clayton delivers another delicious, frothy cocktail of a book, shaking up her characters, stirring in laugh-out-loud humor, and serving sizzling romance straight up!

                  My Thoughts:

    This  review was solely for my own  selfish ( hah! ) fangirling over  my great love ( and lust?! heehee! ) ...over  my favorite Wallbanger...my hawt book boyfriend... SIMON!   Move over, Caroline because I am definitely taking over!!

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh loooooooooove my Simon Wallbanger!!!!! I really do, I really do!!!!!!!! And I could not forgive myself for letting this sequel sit ...sleep..wake up....stares at empty space... sleep..wake up on repeat!!! Shame , shame on me!!

    I love Wallbanger much, MUCH ! The sequel...this one?  For me , it was a tie! Both , REALLY  funny.... really REALLY HOT ( like Simon-hot?! )  ... the writing.. really REALLY engaging and extremely entertaining!

     I never got bored or strayed away ( not even once! ) while reading this book. In fact my eyes were glued...fixed.. cemented... unto Simon's  uhmmm, hammer ( Hammer time , baby!! )  and tool belt?! ( with nothing but his tool belt!! ) Oh , don't forget his.... drill bit!!  I bet you are sweating ( panting?! ) right now?! Hah!  I can't blame you ladies... because Wallbanger was a sight to behold! ( and to-drool-for?! hee hee! )

" His face was sun-kissed from the days spent on the ocean, with the tiniest of freckles here and there. Fucking gorgeous man. And the best part? The way he looked at me. Like I was the prettiest girl in the room"

Sun-kissed. Tiniest freckles. Here and there?! Like , Simon's sexiest "here and there" parts?!! F@cking gorgeous man!!!!!

    Arrghhh! Lucky. Lucky. Lucky Caroline !! Now that, Simon was already her boyfriend?! Yes. Boyfriend?!  And she  said it's HARD to be Simon's girl?!  Hard. Simon... in one sentence? I can think of more.... "creative ways to say that! Hah! So, why is it hard  again, Caroline?

"And shit. that was hard. Because it is incredibly difficult to get out of bed every morning when you have a rumpled Wallbanger holding on to your pajamas. Because , and I say this with pride, his favorite position remained whichever one I was in when he was inside me. " 

    Whichever. One. I. Was . In. When . He. Was . Inside . Me. <------ Pffft! Hard, huh?! Or....

    And. take note , holding on pajamas is not the only thing Wallbanger is good at ! Think  : Teeth and Panties in  the same sentence. Ooooh.. now I can see you grinning! hah!

" ...when he bent over the back of the sofa inside my apartment and removed my panties. With his teeth.
     With his mother-loving teeth! I can't even! "

" Romance novels, schmomamce novels , here's how Wallbanger does it. "

My reaction ? ( And probably yours too?! *smirks* )

So, when a book can make me   : 1. Fangirl silently  ( hmm, more of silent screams?! ) 2. feel all sorts of pleasure ?! ( Oooh yeah! )   and 3. made my ovaries go poof?!  .....  I instantly  give my :

              Again, I'm giving this book:

Friday, September 5, 2014

My Review : Black Lies by Alessandra Torre

Black Lies
From Goodreads:

Became a tech billionaire by his twentieth birthday. Has been in a relationship with me for 3 years.
Has proposed 4 times. Been rejected 4 times.

Cuts grass when he’s not banging housewives. Good with his hands, his mouth, and his cock. Has been pursued relentlessly by me for almost 2 years, whether he knows it or not.

Go ahead. Judge me. You have no idea what my love entails.

If you think you’ve heard this story before, trust me

                     My Thoughts :

..... BOOK HANGOVER ...book hangover....book hangover... Uh-oh ! Not again! But can I escape the inevitable? No. Not when it's from Ms.  Alessandra Torre, herself! I looooove everything with Alessandra Torre - sealed in it! Yes. Everything! Yep!  that Book hangover included.

      There is always something addictive in her stories that I seem not to get enough. Was it the way it was written ? Yes, flawless. The characters ? .. Brant?..Lee?  Hot Darn!  The plot : Ohmygawd! MIND F@CKING AMAZING!  I don't usually cuss , but that twist?  Eff-fing , eff-fing unexpected!  I have a lot of mind boggling questions while reading this to the point that I am so tempted to look at the end page. Something very important was missing here! I have to know . I need to know! At the end, I was blown away! I was, Wha-aaat???? Nooo way!!!!!!

    I love the way  the characters were written, specially Lana.  Lana came out a  big surprise. It was love-hate-love for me. I love Lana because of her good heart . Then, where comes the hate? It was that time when she met Lee...the cheating, and all her "plans" to make Lee hers. How could she cheat on Brant?  Brant who showers her all the love in the world?! He even asked her to marry him?! Not only once but a few times, all she refused?! Unbelievable!!!
...........Wait I said , I  love-hate-love Lana, right?  So here comes the love :  When the whole truth came crushing down! It was.... clusterfuck ! With Lana caught in between? Clusterfuck at it's finest!

  I was so into it that I catch myself , actually holding my breath?! It was doomed! I am so scared that this would end up bloody messy!

         I thought that was it but there's even more ! ........Until..Until....

  Then everything becomes loud and clear!
      Piece by piece the once puzzle became complete.   A lot of "Ahhh, that is why.. " follows... Love , love that part. That's one perfect movie moment!

 ...and Lana ?She handled it pretty well! That was one badass move, Lana!  That super b@tch  Jillian clearly deserved it! Who was Jillian???  Exactly! Who. Was. Jillian.  One thing's for sure , I  hated everything about her!

    Overall, this is an AMAZING read! Ms. Alessandra Torre more than meet my expectations. Keep the great stories  coming  , Ms. Torre! ( ...and  I'll keep on reading! )

                    I'm giving this book:

           5 Mind Blowing Amazing Stars!