Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Breaking the Rules Blog Stop, Review and Giveaway

Breaking the Rules

By HB Heinzer

Growing up in small town Wisconsin, Carly Turner couldn't wait to escape when she graduated high school. Now, she's living the life in New York City, even if she isn't seeing her name in lights like she used to dream about at night. She's living paycheck-to-paycheck, working behind the scenes in small theaters off Broadway. When there's an equipment malfunction the week before opening night, Carly makes a call that winds up changing everything.
Life in the city isn't all it's cracked up to be. While she feels like she's getting closer to making the move from behind the scenes to center stage, she misses being surrounded by people who understand the quirks that come from living in a town of five thousand people. That, and the fact that he's sexy as sin, make Adam everything she feels like she's missing.
The only problem? He's her best friend's kid brother...
Adam Sanders wants to settle down, find a good woman and start a family like he sees so many of his friends doing. But how is he supposed to meet Ms. Right when he's constantly on the road for work? When he's sent to New York to handle a repair that would typically be contracted out as a favor to his boss, he's just about to his breaking point.
Everything changes when the stagehand sent to open the theater for him is none other than his big sister's childhood friend. The same girl he lusted after as a teenager. Could this be fate's way of showing him that he was looking in the wrong place for love?
As Adam and Carly's friendship develops, lines will be crossed and rules will be broken. Will they be able to come out the other side without destroying everything they had back in Brooklyn?

Meet the Author:

With the exception of three years spent in the middle of Nebraska, H.B. Heinzer has called southern Wisconsin home. During that time in Nebraska, she imagined one of her favorite authors living on the far western edge of the county, just south of the highway. At the time, becoming a novelist was a distant dream for her. Now, she is the author living in that location. Ironically, she later found out that same favorite author lives just outside the town HB lived in for the first eighteen years of her life.
Now, HB lives in the middle of nowhere but still close enough to the city to not feel isolated. It's the perfect place to let her two kids run and explore their huge yard, teach them about the food chain as they prepare their first-ever garden and debate building a chicken coop. It's one of those dreams that is only possible thanks to the amazing opportunities that have come through writing.

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Dee’s Review

I read this book right after reading Bent. I strongly suggest if you have read Bent, you read it again before reading this. It makes much more sense ;0) . I really liked this book. I liked that we got to see the story of Micah and Jules, but from a different point of view. We saw how Adam responds and reacts to everything that happens to his sister. We also get to see him in the big brother role.  But then we also had the story of Carly and Adam. That's truly the main focus. I did realize when reading this that I had the same type of reaction to Carly that I had to Jules. I wanted to slap them both. Or shake some sense in to them. 
 Okay that is a little extreme..maybe a little more like this...

No joke.. I just wanted to scream at them to get their crap together. I didn't want Carly to lose Adam, but I almost sure that was what was going to happen. He was trying so hard, and he was so perfect- THEY were so perfect. I get it, people have problems. Most people do, but come on chick- get your crap together!! GAH! 

Anyway. I love HB’s style, the way she sucks you into the story and you don’t want out until you know how it’s gonna end. OOOH yeah!!! I really did like the epilogue too, the tease she gives us. Nicely DONE!! I also really like that it was like Carly grew up in a way through the story. Adam was always so resolute in what he needed and wanted, and we just had to wait for Carly to get there. It’s worth the wait. I give this book 3.5 hearts!
Breaking the Rules can be bought on Amazon and B&N

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1 winner: Signed copy of Bent and Breaking the Rules (US ONLY)

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The Devil's Third Cover Reveal

The Devil's Third
(Beyond The Eyes #3)
by Rebekkah Ford


The Exciting Continuation Of The Beyond the Eyes Trilogy.

If you could have the power to control evil, would you want it?

In a rainy, misty town filled with moss covered trees and dwarfed by wooded mountains, Astoria, Oregon, holds many secrets and eighteen-year-old Paige Reed is one of them. She’s immortal, has magical abilities she’s discovering, and harbors King Solomon’s power inside her. With his incantations, she can control the dark spirits who lurk among society in soulless humans.

But her problems are mounting.

Her best friend slips into a coma, and Paige must tap into her newfound powers—powers she’s unsure of—to save her.

Through this ordeal, Bael who once commanded a legion of black souls, forces Paige to make a pact with him, causing her to abandon the ones she loves. When she finds out where Solomon’s spells are and tells Bael, she begins to have second thoughts about her agreement with him.

Will she risk everything to claim the spells that hold the power to control the dark spirits so she can enslave him? Or will her one true love find her before she makes a horrible mistake that could damage her for life?

And most importantly, what does the Devil’s third mean and what is Bael really up to?

About the Author:
Rebekkah Ford grew up in a family that dealt with the paranormal. Her parents' Charles and Geri Wilhelm were the directors of the UFO Investigator's League in Fairfield, Ohio, back in the 1970s. They also investigated ghost hauntings and Bigfoot sightings in addition to UFO's. Growing up in this type of environment and having the passion for writing is what drove Rebekkah at an early age to write stories dealing with the paranormal. At one point in her life, she thought she wanted to be a journalist, and although she enjoyed writing articles, she quickly discovered her real passion was writing fiction. Her fascination with the paranormal is what led her to write the 'Beyond the Eyes' trilogy. 

You can stalk Rebekkah on Goodreads, Facebook, Smashwords, her website or Amazon author page. 

With this Ring by Savannah Leigh cover reveal

Book: With This Ring (Wedding Dreams #1)
Author: Savannah Leigh
Genre: Romance/Erotica/Contemporary
Release date: August 13, 2013
Hosted by: Babu’s Bookshelf

Lily is a thirty-two year old single woman who owns Wedding Dreams. She spends her days planning weddings for other people. She is a realist, and knows that marriage is not in the cards for her.
Drew Hamilton is a thirty-six year old lawyer who has no desire to have a wife or family. But, he is plagued by his desire to grant his mother’s only wish.
When Drew meets Lily at a wedding, he thinks he has a solution to both of their problems. If only Lily sees it the same way.
“I accepted long ago that I’m never getting married. Why would I? My parents fought all the time, every boyfriend I’ve ever had cheated on me at least once, and most of our couples end up divorced before the ink is dry on the wedding license. I’ve seen what happened tonight probably a dozen times, but that doesn’t make it any easier to watch, and I certainly don’t make jokes about it. Not to mention, I really needed this event to lead to other events, and while tonight’s epic failure wasn’t my company’s fault, having our name attached won’t be good for business. I have no idea what we’re going to do.”

I’m rambling now, but his body is suddenly brushing against mine, and the heat of his skin is driving me insane.

“Your business is in trouble?”

His voice is close, too close, and I feel his warm breath against my ear. For some inexplicable reason, I tilt my head, and I shudder when I feel his nose glide across my neck. His hand finds my knee before sliding beneath the fabric of my pencil skirt.

“We may have to close,” I whisper, trying not squirm as he lifts my skirt a little higher. “Nobody wants a wedding planner.”

“I want a wedding planner.”

Author Bio
Savannah Leigh is a small-town girl with big city dreams. She has always had a love of romance novels and never thought she would actually be able to publish one of her own. Savannah is inspired by photos of shirtless men on the internet, hot actors in steamy scenes, and her own fantasies.  A lover of wine and Bailey’s Irish Cream, Savannah enjoys spending time with friends and reading steamy novels.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Unbeautifully Review by Dee

by Madeline Sheehan


Warning: This is not a story about fate or destiny. This is a story about pain, sorrow, and suffering. This is an impulsive whirlwind romance between two lovers that are not meant to be together. Theirs is not a world with sunshine and roses. Instead, their love blossoms in a secret world full of crime, violence, and death. Their story is about what can be born from nightmares.

Danielle “Danny” West is the daughter of Deuce West, President of the Hell’s Horsemen Motorcycle Club. A sweet and beautiful girl, she loses her way, searching for things that are always out of her reach. Erik “Ripper” Jacobs is the Sergeant of Arms in the Hell’s Horsemen. Once a man who always had a smile on his face, his life takes a turn for the worst when a tragedy befalls him, leaving him scarred and broken. During a midsummer night, Danny and Ripper’s paths cross, forever changing their lives. Hastily, their lust turns to love until another tragedy forces them apart. On a journey that is marred with ugliness and chaos, Danny and Ripper must discover if their unforeseen connection can find the beauty in their world.

This is Danny and Ripper’s story.

Everything has beauty. Even the ugly. Especially the ugly.
Because without ugly, there would be no beauty.

Dee’s Review

Ever read a book that sticks with you weeks, hell months after you read it? That’s what Unbeautifully is to me. I mean, holy shit, I can’t believe half the stuff I read. Literally I think I went from turned on, to pissed, to crying, back to pissed and depressed within a few chapters. I mean Madeline, way to wrip a chicks heart out and then give it back to her. But that’s what she Madeline does, right? Finds the rawest, dirtiest, gonna wrip your heart out and break it, and give it back to you duct taped back together, with a tattoo on it and you’ll have  a smile on your face, cheesin like a third grader. But I still sit asking WHY.. WHY?!!?! then you move to What just happened?

 I know it sounds fucked up, but damn if the ride ain’t worth every freaking page. EVERY PAGE! Danny and Ripper. Talk about a fucked up love tale. But I’ll be honest I … read it twice. And damn if I won’t do it again.  Madeline writes these love stories that take you on some pretty turbulent rides, but I promise you friends- they’re the fucking best rides of your life. I was honestly afraid where this one was going to go after Undeniable. But I will tell you what I loved. I loved that we got to see more of the aftermath of Frankie. How it affected all of them, and how they all fought to overcome that demon. And out of those fights, come some of the most beautiful loves that I have ever read on paper. We get to see Eva and Deuce fighting to overcome that battle of what he did to them, and how he still haunts them both. We see how Ripper fights with what Frankie did to him, and the blame he places on those involved. We get to see a little more of Crazy Kami. And of course, the shot hear round the MC world. That was some crazy crap right there! But I ate up every word. I never saw that coming though, never even thought it would happen. I guess that's why  Mads is the mastermind behind this series. She thinks of all this messed up, raw, gonna eat you up and spit you up drama. Where at the end you can't believe you made it there and that everything made sense and you loved every minute.

But most of all we have Danny and Ripper together, and some apart. But lets be honest, even apart they were together. I mean when you belong to someone, you belong to them.  The drama is to the max, there is so much shit going on. Danny is so complicated but simple at the same time. And when I say simple, I mean simple with what she wants, who she wants. But that is never easy with Madeline, is it.. and that is why we love her. Then one night changes it all, one night. Ripper changes it all. And I was so stoked, just when I thought things were going to go down and be all hunky dorey and happy unicorns and rainbows.. the damn rug is pulled out from other me and shit hits the fan all over again. And it doesn’t just hit the fan, she throws us down into a pit and we have to crawl out. Without a ladder.. when its raining. And you come out dirty as shit with a smile on your face, then you dive back in for more. Feel me?

 Poor Danny. She struggles with this fight, and damn if I wasn’t there with her. Screaming at Ripper to stay, then to pick up the damn phone. And just when you think she will have her happy ever after, she might get her forever after all. HOLY CRAP!!! Not just yet. But she’s not the only one who’s happy ending gets a wrench thrown at it. Nope.. a little bit of everyone has something going on. And you will want to pay attention to every detail. Never saw some of this stuff coming, and obviously neither did Deuce. And let's not forget about that toe curling, jaw dropping, bent over a motorcycle, slide down the wall sex.

Me too, my friend, me too. Jesus Madeline. I don’t know if this review makes any sense because my head IS STILL REELING! I freaking love your ass. This is for you.. this gif right here. This is what you need to tell people, applies. If I were you, I'd have this made into a shirt and wear it.. daily. 

  I give this book 5 hearts. I don’t think this book could’ve been any better.  If you haven’t read this yet, you are seriously missing out. You need to pick this up and read it.. like yesterday.

Unbeautifully can be bought on Amazon, B&N, and Kobo

Obsession by Sharon Buchbinder Blog Tour

Sharon Buchbinder
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Page Count: 288 
Word Count: 71392 
ISBN : 978-1-61217-867-7

Book Description:

A year after a barbaric childbirth, complete with a near-death experience and an encounter with her guardian angel, Angie Edmonds is just happy she and her son, Jake, are alive.

She's finally in a good place: clean, sober, and employed as a defense attorney.

But at the end of a long work day, she finds herself in a parent's worst nightmare: Jake has been kidnapped and taken across the Mexican border by a cult leader who believes the child is the "Chosen One."Stymied by the US and Mexican legal systems, Angie is forced to ask the head of a Mexican crime syndicate for help.

Much to her chagrin, she must work with Alejandro Torres, a dangerously attractive criminal and the drug lord's right-hand man.

Little does she know Alejandro is an undercover federal agent, equally terrified of blowing his cover--and falling in love with her.
Where to buy: AMAZON

About the Author Sharon Buchbinder

I’ve been writing fiction since I was in high school and have the rejection slips to prove it.

After I graduated with a BA in Psychology and no job, I realized my dreams of working in the attic writing great prose would have to take a back seat to the simple pleasures of eating, drinking, and having a roof over my head.

Fast forward a few decades, and I had a career path that would make all but the kindest say, “What were you thinking?” After working in health care delivery for years, I became a researcher, then an academic. I had it all– a terrific, supportive husband, an amazing son, and a wonderful job. But that itch to write (some call it obsession), kept beckoning me to “come on back” to writing fiction. I spent one whole month away doing nothing but writing fiction, the first of many drafts of my first novel.

My genres include horror, mystery, romance and weird blends of the three. For a sampling of my work (fiction and nonfiction), click on “Stories and Links“.

When not attempting to make students and colleagues laugh, I can be found herding cats and dogs, golfing, deep sea fishing, or writing.

****Sandie's Review:****

This book was not at all what I had expected. I was like OH MY, HELL NO! I think my emotions and anxiety is being tested by these authors. I enjoyed this book because it wasn't all butterflies and roses. The main character Angie Edmonds has had a hell of a childhood, turning to drugs as a way to numb things. When she finds out she is preggers she gives up all of that for her child. I love this. I know its a hard thing to do, so I was happy reading that. 

Her parents are crazy! No seriously they are. I know family is supposed to be all about supporting each other and being there for one another. Well her parents kidnap her kid! WTF!!! 

Of course you know the US can't really help you in this matter. Isabella a drug lord in Mexico helps Angie. Ok so I get your all probs like huh? I know but trust me it was a really good thing as Isabella has certain connections that will be needed. She assigns Alejandro to help Angie. When he was introduced I was like "oh yeah, here we go." 

Alejandro has a secret that he is holding back and I totes get it. Its all crazy and complex. This is a paranormal book but the way it is written I kind of forgot that. I loved that I was swept into this crazy world of cults, drug lords, human trafficking, good vs evil. 

The book was well written and it flowed so I never felt as though I was missing anything. I enjoyed this book and at times was yelling at my computer. I know some of the subject matters are hard to stomach, but I felt this added more to the story. I was enthralled and captivated.

I gave this book:
4/5 hearts

Trust and Trust Betrayed by Cristiane Serruya promo post

Trust: Betrayed

Trust Trilogy Book Two

Cristiane Serruya

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

ISBN: 1482586479 
ISBN13: 9781482586473

Number of pages: 551 pages
Word Count: 137.903

Cover Artist: Renata Fontanive

Book Description:

Alistair and Sophia have found each other. Their hearts are opening to love again and they are set to have their 'happily ever after'. Or so it seems. 

BETRAYED, the second installment of the Trust series, journeys back into the past to reveal their secrets and dark deeds. 

Sophia, the ravishing owner of Leibowitz Oil, is determined to have a relationship with Alistair, but a dark and terrible secret lurks beneath the surface she presents to the world. Will she be able to find peace within herself?

Alistair, a powerful banker, is in love with Sophia but has difficulties overcoming his guilt over his daughter's death and his BDSM proclivities. Certain that he doesn't deserve to be loved, he will do everything to push Sophia away, despite his love for her. Will he be able to find redemption? 

Ethan, a steel tycoon, no less haunted by his secrets and lies, is still in love with Sophia after their short lived relationship. He now lives in an alternate reality he has created, because the loss of Sophia is too unbearable to face. He will pay any price to have her. Will he have her back in his arms or will he overcome his loss and move on?

Sophia, Ethan and Alistair will need to overcome their guilt, fear and pain and learn to see themselves through forgiving eyes. 

Or will they succumb to their misery?


Atwood House.

Sunday, March 21st, 2010.

6.55 p.m.

“Okay, little girl,” Sophia clapped her hands at Gabriela who was comfortably seated 
on Alistair’s lap. “Time for bed. Now.”
“But, Mama-” 
“Don’t you but me. It’s seven o’clock. Time for you to go to bed.”
Gabriela pouted at her mother and then turned her head, looking at Alistair for help. 
He just smiled at her and motioned his head to Sophia. 
“Five minutes more, Mama, pleeeease.”
Sophia looked at her watch and sighed, “Okay. But only five.”
Gabriela beamed at her mother, “Thank you, Mama.” She turned to Alistair and asked, 
“Tell me another story, please?”
“A short one,” he said as Sophia sat on the sofa beside them and put Gabriela’s bare 
feet over her lap. 
Alistair smiled at Sophia, as he started the story, “Once upon a time, there was a 
prince. He was very tall, handsome and rich. But he didn’t have a princess-”
“What was his name?”
“Ronnoc Riatsila,” he promptly said and winked at Sophia.
“Ugh! What an ugly name.” Gabriela puckered her turned-up nose. “Are you sure he 
was a prince?” 
“Aye. I’m sure,” he smiled, delighted. “So. The prince was very much alone in his big, 
big castle. One day, he decided to hold a contest to find his bride. All the women in his 
kingdom would have to go.”
“Only the beautiful ones,” Gabriela said. “Princes can’t marry ugly princesses.”
“Very well. Only the beautiful ones.” His grin broadened as he put an arm over 
Sophia’s shoulder and pulled her closer. 
She sighed happily and nestled herself on his side, listening to the story of the prince 
called Ronnoc Riatsila, thinking that she wanted his princess to be called Aihpos.
The City of London Bank Headquarters. 
Thursday, May 15th, 2008.
4.59 p.m.
“But can’t my driver just pick up the prescription?” Alistair paused as he listened to 
what Doctor Lodes’s secretary told him on the phone. “Aye, of course. I’ll be there.” He 
hung up and rubbed a hand on his neck. What could be this urgent? It’s just a 
As he left his office with a bad feeling in the pit of his stomach.
Lodes’s Clinic.
5.47 p.m.
“Hello, Doctor Ben. How are you?” Alistair hugged the doctor and entered his office. “How are Aunt Elizabeth and Mark?”
“Everyone’s fine, son. Everyone’s fine,” Doctor Lodes repeated as if to assure himself 
that what he said was true. He motioned for Alistair to sit on the sofa at the end of his 
Alistair frowned at the strange behavior but complied, sitting on the comfortable gray 
sofa and stretching his legs. He was tired. He had been working like a mad man lately. “I 
haven’t seen Mark for a long time. He’s disappeared.”
Doctor Lodes scratched his bald head and sat next to Alistair on the sofa. “You have 
been too busy to see your friends, Alistair Connor. Mark got married last week. We 
missed you at the wedding.”
“What?” Alistair sat up on the sofa. Mark was one of his best friends. “I didn’t get the 
“We sent it to your apartment. Heather rang us and talked to Beth. It seems you had 
a trip planned.”
“We did travel, but I would have postponed it if I had known that Mark was getting 
married. It wasn’t that important. We went to Saint Barths for the weekend to celebrate 
our anniversary which was in February.”
“Well, too late now, son.” Doctor Lodes shrugged. “See that you don’t miss 
Johansson’s wedding in two weeks. His father told me that Heather has declined as 
What? Alistair’s mouth fell open. What’s going on?
“Did you receive the last results from Heather’s exams?” Doctor Lodes continued.
Oh, damn. I forgot Heather’s exams. I don’t even know if she did them after the 
treatment. Alistair looked sheepishly at the older man and shook his head.
The doctor’s face showed no surprise. “Well then. Alistair Connor, I don’t want you to 
become nervous with what I’m going to tell you.”
“Too late for that, Doctor Ben. I’ve been freaked out since our appointment in 
December.” Alistair almost laughed. But his doctor and friend had such a stern 
expression on his face that he knew this was no time for humor.
“My boy, I received the confirmation that the moxifloxacin was effective and that the 
bacteria were eliminated. Nonetheless... It took too long to diagnose and the damage… 
Treatments are evolving and maybe in the future they can reverse what’s happened-”
“You’re scaring me, Doctor Ben,” Alistair shifted on the sofa and leaned toward the 
doctor to better look at his soft brown eyes. 
The doctor thinned his lips and looked away for an instant. 
When he looked back, his face showed a piercing sadness. “I’m so sorry to have to tell 
you this, Alistair Connor. I’ve known you all your life and I love you as if you were my 
own son.” He shook his bald head and a cold dreariness sifted through Alistair’s bones. 
“But the test results arrived this morning. I still had hope…” He inhaled deep, rested his 
hand over Alistair’s and blurted, “Son, I’m sorry, but the disease has made you infertile.”

Trust : A New Beginning

Trust Trilogy Book One

Cristiane Serruya

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

ISBN 13: 978-1480236295 

Number of pages: 464

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Book Description:

They are beautiful. They are rich. They are strong willed and successful. They have everything, but love. And each one of them has a dark secret looming in their past.

Sophia is a 25 year old Brazilian widow. Intelligent and ravishing, she flees from her own country after a tragic incident. Hiding from everyone and everything, she remains alone, torn between the love for a dead man, the torment of living without part of her memory and the fear of moving on. 

Ethan is one of the most important tycoons in the steel industry. As the memory of an awful evening in his adolescence haunts him night and day, he keeps looking for an elusive woman whom he could love - and who would love him - as he never has in all his 35 years... Until he finds Sophia. 

Alistair is a 34 year old powerful banker, searching for one–night stands with women who will warm his bed. And that he can punish physically to abate his anger for his late wife's black deeds and his own guilt for being such a debauched man for so many years. Any woman will do, and he has many to choose from, as they all fall instantly for his manly, devilish charming ways.

In Europe, in the months after October 2009, their paths will cross and clash. Who will win the prize of love?

About the Author:

I live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with my husband and two daughters. I'm a lawyer, who specializes in cases of sexual abuse and violence against children and women. I also have a Masters in Business Law and a BA in Fine Arts. 

I've always loved to read, write and listen to music. I lived and studied in England, France, Italy and Switzerland. Traveling is one of my passions - as is keeping fit and healthy. 

After twenty-two years of practicing law, I decided to give writing a go. And - amazingly - it was just the piece that was missing in my life.