Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Release Tour ~ Fuel the Fire by Krista & Becca Ritchie ~ Guest Post & $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!



I'm excited to be part of the release tour for Fuel The Fire! It releases April 3rd! I plan to read all weekend. I love this series and these characters so much! I have an awesome guest post and giveaway today! The perfect guest post for my blog. The addicted characters as paranormal creatures. For more great posts follow the full tour HERE!


Fuel the Fire (Calloway Sisters, #3; Addicted, #3.1)
Protect your family. At all costs.

It’d take the impossible to hurt Connor Cobalt, even for a moment.

Protect your family. At all costs. 

At twenty-six, his narcissistic tendencies have made room for the people he loves.

Protect your family. At all costs.

And he loves Rose. But when his love is threatened, when his greatest dreams with her are compromised — what is the cost then? 

Protect your family. At all costs.

Love will guide his choices. 
For the first time in his life. 





**AUTHORS' NOTE** 
It's possible to only read the Calloway Sisters spin-off series without reading the Addicted series, but you MUST read Hothouse Flower (Calloway Sisters #2) before reading Fuel the Fire (Calloway Sisters #3). 

It's highly recommended to read the books in the recommended reading order, which is in tangent with the Addicted series. If you choose not to read Addicted After All before Fuel the Fire, there will be a time jump.

Fuel the Fire picks up in the Addicted Timeline where Addicted After All ended. FTF will not retell past events from Addicted After All in Rose & Connor's POV. All new material.


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FUEL THE FIRE TOUR
THE ADDICTED CHARACTERS AND PARANORMAL CREATURES

The Addicted Characters exist in a contemporary world. But what if they were living in a world full of paranormal creatures: vampires, werewolves, and zombies. We’re here to break down this alternate universe and determine what each Addicted Character would be if they could choose to be a paranormal creature.

ROSE CALLOWAY
While she would have a hard time admitting it (especially to Loren), she’d choose to be a witch. The unlimited spells and power would be pretty damn awesome. Plus, she could magically whip up an awesome outfit Sabrina-style.




CONNOR COBALT
Let’s preface by saying that Connor would not enjoy this alternate universe. Not one bit. He does not believe in magic, fairies, or any of the fantastical. But he would wholeheartedly approve of being immortal. The only kind of immortal in this paranormal universe would be the vampiric kind. And while Connor wouldn’t be thrilled of the idea of drinking blood in order to stay alive, he’d do it for the obvious perk of immortality.




LILY CALLOWAY & LOREN HALE
Both Lily and Loren would choose to be a witch and a wizard. If only so they could be accepted into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. All of their dreams would literally come true if this happened.




DAISY CALLOWAY
At first, she’d want to be a mermaid. But after she thought about it for a while, she would quickly realize that being in the ocean all the time would not be too fun. So she’d choose to be a fairy, able to fly around and blow fairy dust at people—granting wishes and making others fly.




RYKE MEADOWS
Ryke wouldn’t really care what he was, as long as he didn’t have to harm anyone in the process (*ahem* sucking people’s blood). If he had to choose, he’d go with a werewolf. The super strength and super speed are enticing as well as a life in the woods. Plus, he’d be pretty certain he could control the urge to bite/scratch other people.








Krista & Becca Ritchie are identical twins—one a science nerd, the other a comic book geek—but with their shared passion for writing, they combined their mental powers as kids and have never stopped telling stories. Now in their early twenties, they write about other twenty-somethings navigating through life, college, and romance. They love superheroes, flawed characters, and soul mate love.

They are the New Adult authors of the Addicted series and Calloway Sisters spin-off series, and you can find them on almost every social media, frolicking around like wannabe unicorns.
Krista
Becca

KB Ritchie



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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Blog Tour ~ The Hazards of Sleeping with a Friend by Alyssa Rose Ivy ~ Review, Excerpt & Giveaway!



Welcome to my stop on the Hazards Blog Tour!
I love this author and this series!



The Hazards of Sleeping with a Friend (Hazards, #5)
The Hazards of Sleeping with a Friend (Hazards #5) by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Release Date: March 26, 2015
Publisher: Self-Published
Pages: 204
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Source: Author
Purchase: Amazon
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Warning: Sleeping with a friend might change your life forever.

Sleeping with Kyle was never in the plans. Pretending to be his girlfriend was one thing, but letting our relationship become anything but platonic was another. The problem with mixing friendship with sex is that inevitably feelings get involved, and when that happens there's no turning back.

When Kyle's life fell apart around him, I needed to help, but doing that meant opening myself up to the most terrifying thing in the world—falling in love.


This can be read as a standalone but I like reading them in order because you do get a little extra back story that way. Kyle and Jade were mentioned previously in the series. I was actually super excited for this book because I really really liked Kyle in the first book and third book. He was mentioned briefly only but he seemed like a nice guy that deserved a happy ending. I also love friends to lovers stories.

Jade and Kyle are friends and work at a radio show together. They both also like each other. We get both POVs which I always love in romance books so we know truly where their heads and hearts are. Kyle's family believes he has a girlfriend so he asks Jade to join him on a family trip and pretend to be his girlfriend. I for some reason always love stories with this kind of outrageous plot line. Like I should really just find a guy I like and tell him I need him to pretend to be my boyfriend and then we will end up together! LOL That happens in books and movies and I really wonder if it ever worked in real life. While a little out there I thought it worked well for this story. Kyle didn't want his mom setting him up so he lied and said he had a girlfriend and asking a friend to pretend makes sense.

Time together is just what they need to bring feelings to the surface. But like so many romances past feelings and lack of communication does get in the way. Tragedy strikes and I was surprised yet also kind of expecting it. I was hoping for a little more detail and resolve with it though. I kind of wanted to know if Kyle talked more to his parents about what was going on and if they ever found out for sure what happened. The story does stay on the more simple and less detailed side. It works though. Whenever I pick up a book in this series I know I'm going to have a fun and sexy romance. A very enjoyable and quick read.




"I'm here for as long as you need me."
"Even if that means forever?"
"Even if it means forever."

Rating: 4/5




Excerpt


I didn’t rush to turn the light off. I wasn’t sure if either of us were ready to go back to darkness again. If she was feeling even remotely like me, then sleep was the last thing on her mind.
If a kiss could make me feel that way, the sex was going to be incredible. That thought ran through my head on repeat as I tried to keep my eyes anywhere but on her. Eventually my willpower gave out, and I turned to look at her lying under the sheets next to me with a soft smile on her lips. I wanted to taste those lips again so bad I could barely take it.
She read my mind. “You officially have permission to kiss me anytime.”
“That’s great permission to have.” I rolled over on to my side next to her. I wasn’t giving up any opening she was willing to give.
“Do I have it too?”
“On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.” I ran my hand down her bare arm.    
“But today is Sunday.”
“I guess I can make an exception.” I grinned, loving how she’d moved us back to the teasing that came so naturally.
“Can you?” She sat up and looked down at me.
Something snapped. I needed her, and it wasn’t going to wait. I pulled her on top of me.
She giggled. “Wow, and I didn’t even say please.”
“I guess you didn’t.” I rolled her off me, and instead hovered above her.
She looked up at me through her unbelievably long eyelashes. “Would you please make an exception?”
“You have full permission to kiss me.”
She reached up and pulled my head down to hers. Her lips crashed into mine aggressively, and that only made me want her more. I didn’t wait for her to open up this time, I pushed my way into her mouth, determined to get every taste of her I could.
She slipped her hand underneath my t-shirt, and I needed more of her touch. I broke the kiss long enough to pull off my t-shirt.
“If we’re playing fair tonight, you can take mine off too.” Her words sent a thrill through me, but also an alarm. Taking off her shirt was entering new territory. Much more dangerous territory.
“You sure you want me to?” I ran my fingers over the strip of skin exposed by her tank top riding up.

“Yes. Positive.” She sat up and pulled off the tank top herself. 



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~ The Hazards Series ~

The Hazards of Skinny Dipping (Hazards, #1)    The Hazards of a One Night Stand (Hazards, #2)   The Hazards of Sex on the Beach (Hazards, #3)   The Hazards of Mistletoe (Hazards, #4)   The Hazards of Sleeping with a Friend (Hazards, #5)




Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.




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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Release Day Launch ~ The Hazards of Sleeping With a Friend by Alyssa Rose Ivy ~ Excerpt & Giveaway!



Today we are celebrating the release of The Hazards of Sleeping With A Friend! A fun and sexy friends to lovers romance. My review will be up on Saturday for the review tour! Check out the excerpt and giveaway.



The Hazards of Sleeping with a Friend (Hazards, #5)
Warning: Sleeping with a friend might change your life forever.

Sleeping with Kyle was never in the plans. Pretending to be his girlfriend was one thing, but letting our relationship become anything but platonic was another. The problem with mixing friendship with sex is that inevitably feelings get involved, and when that happens there's no turning back.

When Kyle's life fell apart around him, I needed to help, but doing that meant opening myself up to the most terrifying thing in the world—falling in love.







Excerpt


He stopped right out front. “This is going to sound absolutely crazy, but I need you to agree anyway.”
“Okay.” I watched him with interest. Kyle wasn’t the type to call any of his ideas crazy. He was more likely to proclaim them as wonderful.
“If you’re ever going to seriously consider trying out the random sex thing, call me first.”
My mouth fell open. “Uh, you didn’t just say that.”
“I’m just saying I’d rather my best host not die or get badly hurt after she decides to hook up with a random guy.”
“Oh yeah? Worried about your radio station?”
“And a friend.”
“Haven’t you heard about the hazards of sleeping with a friend?” My heart was beating a mile a minute. Had Kyle offered to have sex with me? He must have had more to drink than I thought.
“They’re no worse than hooking up with a random psychopath. Or a drummer,” he mumbled.
“Wait. What?”
“Nothing.” He looked down.
“Nuh uh, I heard you. You think I was talking about having sex with Len?” Kyle made no secret of his distaste of the guy.
“He does flirt with you every chance he gets, even when he’s across the country.”
“And that means I want to sleep with him?” Admittedly I’d had a mega crush on Len Denton, drummer of Chance of a Lifetime, but if my friendship with him had taught me anything, it was that I definitely didn’t want to sleep with him. I’d have chosen Kyle for that role ten times over.
Kyle shrugged. “Just saying, I think I’d be a better choice.”
“So what am I supposed to be agreeing to then? I’ll call you if I get horny next time instead of hooking up with someone random?”
“It sounds so much worse when you say it that way.”
“Because it is that bad.” I still didn’t know if he was actually serious. The offer was so unlike Kyle I doubted it could be.
“Fine. I was just offering.” He shoved his hands in his pockets.
“You were offering your sexual services. Got it.” I smiled. Joke or not, I had to give him a hard time about it.
“That sounds even worse.”
I put a hand on my hip. “Shall we say goodnight before it gets any worse?”
“Forget I said anything.”
“I will. After I tell all my friends.” I grinned. Teasing Kyle came so naturally.




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Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.




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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

WOW #112




I'm waiting on

 Last Year's Mistake

Last Year's Mistake by Gina Ciocca
Release Date June 9th 2015


Before:
Kelsey and David became best friends the summer before freshman year and were inseparable ever after. Until the night a misunderstanding turned Kelsey into the school joke, and everything around her crumbled—including her friendship with David. So when Kelsey's parents decided to move away, she couldn't wait to start over and leave the past behind. Except, David wasn't ready to let her go...

After:
Now it's senior year and Kelsey has a new group of friends, genuine popularity, and a hot boyfriend. Her life is perfect. That is, until David's family moves to town and he shakes up everything. Soon old feelings bubble to the surface and threaten to destroy Kelsey's second chance at happiness. The more time she spends with David, the more she realizes she never truly let him go. And maybe she never wants to.

Told in alternating sections, LAST YEAR'S MISTAKE is a charming and romantic debut about loving, leaving, and letting go.

Why I'm Waiting?
I'm always drawn to anything with a best friends romance. Curious as to what happened to Kelsey and why they lost touch. Hoping they reunite!






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Friday, February 27, 2015

Cover Reveal ~ The Hazards of Sleeping With A Friend by Alyssa Rose Ivy + Giveaway!



I'm excited to reveal cover for the new Hazards book by Alyssa Rose Ivy! I've really liked Kyle since the first book so I'm excited that he is finally getting his own story. 



The Hazards of Sleeping With A Friend (Hazards #5) by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Releasing March 26th 2015



Warning: Sleeping with a friend might change your life forever.

 Sleeping with Kyle was never in the plans. Pretending to be his girlfriend was one thing, but letting our relationship become anything but platonic was another. The problem with mixing friendship with sex is that inevitably feelings get involved, and when that happens there's no turning back.

 When Kyle's life fell apart around him, I needed to help, but doing that meant opening myself up to the most terrifying thing in the world—falling in love.





Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.




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Monday, February 16, 2015

Release Day Launch ~ Lure by Alyssa Rose Ivy ~ Excerpt & Giveaway!






Lure (The Allure Chronicles, #1)
There's danger in the beauty...

Two years, six months, and twenty-five days. That's how long it had been since I'd seen my winged hero— not that I'd been counting. I'd suffered through years of counseling just to convince my friends and family that I wasn't crazy and knew he didn't exist.

But he did. And I was done waiting.

Days after college graduation I headed back down to New Orleans to retrace my steps and find Owen again only to find my life was about to get even crazier... thanks to the most beautiful and dangerous of all paranormal creatures, the Allures.











Excerpt


We stood awkwardly for another moment before I had to break the silence. “It’s been a while.”
“Two and a half years.”
“I thought about you the past few Halloweens.”
“I thought about you more than that. It’s actually pretty humiliating now that I’m standing in the same room with you. I don’t know what I was thinking.” She looked away.
“I lied.”
“About?”
I walked toward her. I had to wipe that regret off her face. “I thought about you a lot more than just Halloween.”
“Yeah?”
“Yeah.” I stopped right in front of her. “You were very memorable.”
“So were you.” She licked her lips. Again with the lips.
“I probably should ask you a million questions right now, but would it be okay if we put those off and did something else?”
“I guess that depends on what else you want to do?” Her eyes widened slightly.
“I want to kiss you.”
“I’m okay with that.” Her eyes seemed to sparkle.
“Yeah?”
“Yeah.”
I didn’t wait for her to change her mind. I brushed my lips against hers gently. I was going to keep it short, but I had to know if I was glorifying the last kiss.
She moved her lips against mine, and any thoughts of keeping it short disappeared. I wrapped my arms around her as I deepened the kiss, greedily pushing for access beyond those irresistible lips of hers. She opened up, welcoming me in with the same intoxicating taste as she had the last time. 
She moaned, encouraging me to continue the kiss. I didn’t need the encouragement. I lifted her up and carried her over to the couch. I sat down, settling her on my lap. I needed her close, closer than standing would allow.
Her fingers tangled in my hair as she let me explore her mouth. My hands ached to explore more, but I didn’t want to rush it. I’d waited over two years to taste her lips again, and I was going to enjoy every second of it.



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Seduction's Kiss (The Allure Chronicles #0.5)
*Prequel novella to Lure (The Allure Chronicles #1)*

Never agree to a road trip to New Orleans with your roommate. At least not when your roommate is dragging you along while she reconnects with an ex-boyfriend. Possible consequences of failing to take my advice:

1) Unknowingly going out with a vampire stripper
2) Getting kidnapped by said vampire's nest mates
3) Falling head over heels for your winged hero

Believe it or not number 3 is the worst one, especially when no one believes you that he exists.




Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.




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Friday, February 13, 2015

Stacking The Shelves #83

Hosted By Tynga's Reviews


Richelle Mead Signing

The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines, #6) 





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Very exciting to meet the creator of Adrian! I got my entire Bloodlines series signed. We were only allowed 3 books to be signed but others in line that didn't have 3 books were nice enough to get my other 3 signed! Plus I got this awesome t-shirt!



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CLEAR: A Death Trippers Novel   Lure (The Allure Chronicles, #1) 




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