Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Blog Tour: The King by TIffany Reisz





Hey Guys!

I am excited to be part of the blog tour for
THe King by TIffany Reisz! 



Book Synopsis:
Cunning. Sex. Pure nerve. Only this potent threesome can raise him 
to his rightful place as ruler of Manhattan's kink kingdom. 
Bouncing from bed to bed on the Upper East Side—handsomely paid in both bills and blackmail fodder—Kingsley Edge is brilliant, beautiful and utterly debauched. No carnal act or chemical compound can relieve his self-destructive apathy—only Søren, the one person he loves without limit or regret. A man he can never have, but in whose hands Kingsley is reborn to attain even greater heights of sin. He plans to open the ultimate BDSM club­: a dungeon playground for New York's A-list that'll change the scene forever. 
My Review:

4 Stars! 


AHHHH this book!! There were so many things about this book that rocked my world! First and foremost we get an answer to a question that kept us hanging form the end of The Mistress. Second we finally get to the meet the infamous Sam and read her story. And boy are there some twists and turns there with a hot hot masturbation scene that you do not want to miss. 

Personally the Prince was my favorite book in the Red Years and I have to admit that I loved The King just as much. Mixed in with the humor and over all sexiness that is Kingsley Edge I loved reading about his vulnerable side of Kingsley and his journey as a whole. 

We didn't get to see as much as Eleanor as I would have liked, but with path the story is taking will build up to hopefully a great next book with Nora's introduction to the life style. I can not wait for more! 


Author Bio& Contact Links:

Tiffany Reisz lives with her fiancé (a reformed book reviewer) and two cats (one good, one evil). She graduated with a B.A. in English from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky and is making both her parents and her professors proud by writing BDSM erotica under her real name. She has five piercings, one tattoo, and has been arrested twice.
 When not under arrest, Tiffany enjoys Latin Dance, Latin Men, and Latin Verbs. She dropped out of a conservative southern seminary in order to pursue her dream of becoming a smut peddler. Johnny Depp’s aunt was her fourth grade teacher. Her first full-length novel THE SIREN was inspired by a desire to tie up actor Jason Isaacs (on paper). She hopes someday life will imitate art (in bed).
 If she couldn’t write, she would die.

Twitter: @TiffanyReisz  https://twitter.com/tiffanyreisz


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Friday, November 28, 2014

BLOGGER CARAVAN RELAY! Win a copy of Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios!

Exquisite Captive (Dark Caravan Cycle #1)
by Heather Demetrios
Publisher: Balzer+Bray
Release Date: October 7th 2014
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Synopsis:

Forced to obey her master.
Compelled to help her enemy.
Determined to free herself. 

Nalia is a jinni of tremendous ancient power, the only survivor of a coup that killed nearly everyone she loved. Stuffed into a bottle and sold by a slave trader, she’s now in hiding on the dark caravan, the lucrative jinni slave trade between Arjinna and Earth, where jinn are forced to grant wishes and obey their human masters’ every command. She’d give almost anything to be free of the golden shackles that bind her to Malek, her handsome, cruel master, and his lavish Hollywood lifestyle.

Enter Raif, the enigmatic leader of Arjinna’s revolution and Nalia’s sworn enemy. He promises to free Nalia from her master so that she can return to her ravaged homeland and free her imprisoned brother—all for an unbearably high price. Nalia’s not sure she can trust him, but Raif’s her only hope of escape. With her enemies on the hunt, Earth has become more perilous than ever for Nalia. There’s just one catch: for Raif’s unbinding magic to work, Nalia must gain possession of her bottle…and convince the dangerously persuasive Malek that she truly loves him. Battling a dark past and harboring a terrible secret, Nalia soon realizes her freedom may come at a price too terrible to pay: but how far is she willing to go for it?

Inspired by Arabian Nights, EXQUISITE CAPTIVE brings to life a deliciously seductive world where a wish can be a curse and shadows are sometimes safer than the light.








You can hear Misty, blogger at The Book Rat, and Heather Demetrios, author of Exquisite Captive, talking about the giveaway relay. All you need to know is in that video. For further information go here or to Heather Demetrios' website.



November 4th: Alexa Loves Books 

November 5th: Lili's Reflections 

November 6th: ForeverBookish 

November 7th: Supernatural Snark

November 10th: RealityLapse

November 11th: Hello, Chelly

November 12th: What Sarah Read

November 13th: That Artsy Reader Girl 

November 14th: A Glass Of Wine

November 17th: The NerdHerd Reads

November 18th: The Book Rat

November 19th: Book Chic 

November 20th: Great Imaginations 

November 21st: Falling For YA

November 24th: The Quirky Reader

November 25th: Book Whales

November 26th:  The Best Books Ever


November 28th: A Reading Nurse 

December 1st: Great Imaginations 


December 3rd: Bewitched Bookworm


December 5th: ForeverBookish

December 8th: Eater of Books


Heather Demetrios, originally from Los Angeles, now lives in Brooklyn and various imaginary locales. She is the recipient of a PEN New England Discovery Award for her debut YA novel about reality TV stardom, SOMETHING REAL (Macmillan/Henry Holt), and is the author of the upcoming EXQUISITE CAPTIVE, a smoldering fantasy about jinn in Los Angeles (#1 in the DARK CARAVAN fantasy trilogy from HarperCollins/Balzer+Bray). She is currently working on her second novel for Macmillan, I’LL MEET YOU THERE, a love story about a young combat veteran and a girl trapped in their small town, both struggling to escape the war at home. When she’s not hanging out with her characters, Heather is working on her MFA in writing for children and young adults at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

The winner of yesterday's giveaway is.....

LAYLA S.

Okay to win a copy today and to stick with the Thanksgiving 
Tradition, Leave me a comment on which book/series 
you are most Thankful to have read!

You have 1 day Ladies & Gents comment away!



Monday, October 27, 2014

Blog Tour: Captivated by Tiffany Reisz and Megan Hart + GIVEAWAY









Book Synopsis:
Double the passion and seduction as New York Times bestselling author Megan Hart and international bestselling author Tiffany Reisz weave two provocative tales about power, bad-boy lovers and secret desires!

LETTING GO by Megan Hart 
Colleen goes to the same bar every night and orders the same drink: a whiskey, neat. She doesn't drink it, though. Jesse the bartender notices the beautiful, sad woman who keeps to herself. Until one night when she lets go and lets him in. And after that, Jesse has only one mission--to show her one night is only the beginning.

SEIZE THE NIGHT by Tiffany Reisz 
Four years ago, a night of forbidden passion between Remi and Julien, the heirs of two powerful and competitive horse-racing families, led to a feud that is threatening to ruin both farms. Now Remi must find Julien again, but when she does, her need for Julien is just as strong and just as forbidden.



My Review:

SEIZE THE NIGHT:
It is no secret that Tiffany Reisz is an automatic read for me. She can completely switch genres and write cook books and I will still read them. I liked her first Red Hot Reads story, but I really enjoyed Seize the Night! Anytime you take an old and loved classic and put a modern tale on it I am intrigued. When I read the introduction to this story from Tiffany and found out it was going to be reworking of Romeo and Juliet, I was curious to see how Tiffany was going to put her spin on this classic. After reading the first few pages I was completely sold. Immediately we are reintroduced to the amazing humor which is one my favorite aspects in Tiffany's writing style. There is a family struggle, a health scare and a little taste of Parisian romance. My favorite aspect about the story is reversal of certain male/female role that you usually see in most stories. 

LETTING GO
I must admit that this is the first time I have read something by Megan Hart. But after reading and enjoying Letting Go I know I will be picking up some more of her titles next time I am in a book store. What immediately sold me to Captivated was our male lead, Jesse. A single dad/bartender/coupon carrying/disney-watching hunk of a man!  Geez, where can I find my own Jesse? I am not sure why but this story kind of reminding me of the movie Love Actually! Maybe it was the snow storm, but it definitely had that feel good vibe to it.  A feel good vibe with a mixture of hot steamy scenes and a second chance of love, this is a quick fun read for anyone! 


Author Bio& Contact Links:
Tiffany Reisz lives with her boyfriend (a reformed book reviewer) and two cats (one good, one evil). She graduated with a B.A. in English from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky and is making both her parents and her professors proud by writing BDSM erotica under her real name. She has five piercings, one tattoo, and has been arrested twice.
 When not under arrest, Tiffany enjoys Latin Dance, Latin Men, and Latin Verbs. She dropped out of a conservative southern seminary in order to pursue her dream of becoming a smut peddler. Johnny Depp’s aunt was her fourth grade teacher. Her first full-length novel THE SIREN was inspired by a desire to tie up actor Jason Isaacs (on paper). She hopes someday life will imitate art (in bed).
 If she couldn’t write, she would die.

Twitter: @TiffanyReisz  https://twitter.com/tiffanyreisz

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Interview with Gabriel from Lailah by Nikki Kelly












INTERVIEW WITH GABRIEL

Basic Info/facts on both – Characteristics? Age? Etc – Basic Profile info
Gabriel: Angel Descendant—Angel of death
Status: Rogue
Physical Features: Blond hair, blue eyes, deep set dimples, a wide smile, 6foot
Attributes: Loving, protective, determined, at times lost, and somewhat mysterious


Ideal First Date?
Gabe: A very simple one. Midnight walk under the stars, talking.

Worst Job you have ever had?
Gabe: I have never ‘worked’ in a job on Earth. I have a business partner, but that relationship doesn’t require any actual labor of any kind.

Favorite Song:
Gabe: Elton John — Candle in the wind

Favorite Movie:
Gabe: I’ve never had time to watch any films; my time has been entirely focused elsewhere…

How long do you wait for the 1st kiss?
Gabe: In the same way a gentleman doesn’t kiss and tell, he doesn’t share timescales!

This or That:
  1. Dogs or Cats?
    1. Gabe: Both

  2. Walks on the beach or hiking in the mountains?
    1. Gabe: Walk on the beach
  3. Flowers or Candy?
    1. Gabe: Flowers
  4. Rock Concert or the Symphony?
    1. Gabe: Symphony
  5. Boxers or Briefs:
    1. Gabe: Boxers
And Lastly, Why should readers be on your team?
Gabe: Stand by my side, let my light spread across your skin, and tell me that you don’t want to be on my team.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Starcrossed Series Giveaway!

Hey Everyone!

Last month was my birthday and I really wanted 
to do a giveaway, but with my work being so intense
I was never able to get it up in time. 

Last month, I went to a signing feauturing the
charming Josephine Angelini and I picked up the entire 
Starcrossed Series and got them signed for you guys!



So enter away my dears! And yes it is INT!


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

FFBC; Trust Me, I'm Lying by Mary Elizabeth Summer + GIVEAWAY



Trust Me, I'm Lying
by Mary Elizabeth Summer
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date: October 14th 2014
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Synopsis:

Fans of Ally Carter, especially her Heist Society readers, will love this teen mystery/thriller with sarcastic wit, a hint of romance, and Ocean’s Eleven–inspired action.

Julep Dupree tells lies. A lot of them. She’s a con artist, a master of disguise, and a sophomore at Chicago’s swanky St. Agatha High, where her father, an old-school grifter with a weakness for the ponies, sends her to so she can learn to mingle with the upper crust. For extra spending money Julep doesn’t rely on her dad—she runs petty scams for her classmates while dodging the dean of students and maintaining an A+ (okay, A-) average.

But when she comes home one day to a ransacked apartment and her father gone, Julep’s carefully laid plans for an expenses-paid golden ticket to Yale start to unravel. Even with help from St. Agatha’s resident Prince Charming, Tyler Richland, and her loyal hacker sidekick, Sam, Julep struggles to trace her dad’s trail of clues through a maze of creepy stalkers, hit attempts, family secrets, and worse, the threat of foster care. With everything she has at stake, Julep’s in way over her head . . . but that’s not going to stop her from using every trick in the book to find her dad before his mark finds her. Because that would be criminal.


Trust Me, I'm Lying
by Mary Elizabeth Summer

Chapter 2: The Geek Job


“Hey, Julep. Got a sec?” Murphy Donovan—a soft, bespectacled nerd from my biology class—stops me before I get very far.
“You happen to have a decent cup of espresso on your person?” I say.
“Not on me, no.”
“Then if you want to talk, you’ll have to walk me.”
He falls into step like a well-trained puppy, but he seems to need a little prodding in the talking department.
“So is this a social call?” I ask.
“No. That is, um, I’d like to”—he lowers his voice and looks over his shoulder at the students flitting hither and yon around us—“hire you.”
“I see. How can I be of service?”
“I want you to get Bryn Halverson to go to the fall formal with me,” he all but whispers.
I consider his request as I shift my bag. I could do it. Easily, in fact. All it takes is a modified fiddle game. My brain is already spinning the con, assessing resources, gauging the mark. But I’d like a little more information before I take the job.
“The Bryn Halverson?” I say. “Head JV cheerleader, homecoming court, failing Spanish—that Bryn Halverson?”
“She’s failing Spanish?”
“Focus, Murphy.”
“Yes, her,” Murphy answers.
“Do you mind if I ask why?”
He drops his gaze to his hands. “I like her,” he mumbles.
“You and every other straight, red-blooded American male,” I say, more truthful than kind. I don’t need to drag this out of him. I can do the job without it. But how I approach the job affects him, and understanding his motivations lets me know how far I can go.
“I liked her before. I’ve liked her since middle school, when she had braces and frizzy hair and was whipping all our butts at algebra.”
I sigh and give him a sympathetic look. I’m going to take the job, of course, but I’m not thrilled about it. Not because I’m opposed to manipulating Bryn, but because I already know Murphy’s going to get trampled. And since Murphy’s a tech-club buddy of Sam’s, Sam is not going to be pleased if I help Bryn break Murphy’s heart.
“Honestly, Murphy, it would be easier if you just wanted the social status.”
“So you’ll do it?”
I nod reluctantly. “Yes. But you’ll probably regret it.”
“How much?”
“Depends on how much you like her.”
“No, I mean—”
I wave him to silence. “I know what you mean,” I say, calculating the fee in my head. What is the going rate for breaking somebody’s heart? This is one of those questions that make me reconsider my line of work.
“Five hundred. Cash. Plus the standard proviso.”
“What proviso?”
“You owe me a favor.”
“What kind of favor?”
“The kind where you don’t know what it is until I ask it,” I say, pausing at the door to the Ballou. “If it’s any comfort, it’s usually something pretty tame, and generally in your area of expertise.”
Murphy mulls over my terms for all of half a second before forking over the cash. I’d never pay that much for a school dance, but then most of the students at St. Aggie’s have money to burn. Even worse is the threat of an unspecified favor to be called in at a later date. But I’ve never had anyone protest. I guess that’s what comes of having unlimited access to whatever you want—when you need something you can’t get, you’re willing to put everything on the line. Maybe the opportunity to confess your undying love is worth it. I’ve never felt that way about anyone, so what do I know?
“When should I ask her?” he says.
“A week from tomorrow,” I answer as I open the door. “That gives us time to lay the groundwork, but still gives her a few days to buy a dress. Assuming she doesn’t have a closet full already.”
“What if she says no?”
“You should be more worried about her saying yes.”
He gives me a confused look.
“I’ll take care of it,” I say, stepping into the warm glow of the Ballou.



Check out the official playlist for Trust Me, I'm Lying



Catseye by Andre Norton



Does Firefly count? I know it went off the air in, like, 2002 or something. But still. That show.



Well…Serenity. Shocker, I know.



This changes often for me, but right now I’m digging on Take It Easy by Jetta.



Sriracha sauce. That’s right. I said it.


I’m kinda into women, being gay and all. But honestly, I have yet to come across my perfect fictional girlfriend. So I’ll answer with a perfect fictional boyfriend, even though it’s more in the he’s-such-a-woobie kind of way: Chuck from Chuck. My wife says hers would be Captain America. (We obviously have wildly different tastes in men.)



“Know thyself.” (Engraved on the Greek temple at Delphi)


Um…Firefly. LOL I was actually on a Browncoat kickball team once. It was epic.



Joss Whedon. Because reasons. Edgar Allan Poe would be my second pick, but I’m afraid he might be kinda creepy.


*slides DVD pack of Firefly series across the table*



Hello Mary! We are super excited to host you in our FFBC. 


Sure thing! It’s about a girl who’s also a con artist whose father goes missing. She spends the rest of the book trying to find him, using a trail of clues he’s left behind for her. She has the help of her hacker best friend as well as from the hottest boy in school, who has suddenly taken an interest in her. Not to mention a few other unlikely friends. But she’s up against some crazy odds—hit men, stalkers, and the suspicious dean of students.


Probably how to blow up a boat with a kitchen timer. But to be honest, I researched a lot of crazy stuff. And the craziest part of all is that I found it. I can’t believe the stuff that people will actually write about in books and on the Internet. Also, I’m pretty sure the guy in the house behind ours is an FBI agent tasked with assessing my threat level, that’s how nuts-o my browser history must be.


Sardonic, confident, wily, marshmallow-y, survivor


I had a lot of fun writing a good number of scenes, but the one coming to mind at the moment is the scene where Murphy gets slapped in the dining hall. Love that scene.


Oh, I’m terrible at this. I have no idea about teen actors. Or any actors, really. Maybe Natasha Calis for Julep. Or Haley Pullos. Or Elizabeth Gillies. For Tyler, maybe Lucas Till. (Why, yes—I am looking at teen actor lists on IMDb, why do you ask?) For Sam, maybe Chris O’Neal or Nadji Jeter. That’s all I got. #celebrityfail


“Ain’t No Rest For the Wicked” by Cage the Elephant




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Mary Elizabeth Summer is an instructional designer, a mom, a champion of the serial comma, and a pie junkie. Oh, and she sometimes writes books about teenage delinquents saving the day. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her daughter, her partner, and her evil overlor–er, cat. TRUST ME, I'M LYING, a YA mystery, will be released by Delacorte in Fall 2014.



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