20. 04. 2014

Happy Release Day, Karina Halle!

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He’s thirty-eight. I’m twenty-three.

He speaks Spanish. I speak English.

He lives in Spain. I live in Canada.

He dresses in thousand-dollar suits. I’m covered in tattoos.

He’s married and has a five-year old daughter. I’m single and can’t commit to anyone or anything.

Until now.Because when they say you can’t choose who you fall in love with, boy ain’t that the f*#king truth.

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To a restless dreamer like Vera Miles, it sounded like the experience of a lifetime. Instead of spending her summer interning for her astronomy major, she would fly to Spain where she’d spend a few weeks teaching conversational English to businessmen and women, all while enjoying free room and board at an isolated resort. But while Vera expected to get a tan, meet new people and stuff herself with wine and paella, she never expected to fall in love.

Mateo Casalles is unlike anyone Vera has ever known, let alone anyone she’s usually attracted to. While Vera is a pierced and tatted free spirit with a love for music and freedom, Mateo is a successful businessman from Madrid, all sharp suits and cocky Latino charm. Yet, as the weeks go on, the two grow increasingly close and their relationship changes from purely platonic to something…more.

Something that makes Vera feel alive for the first time.

Something that can never, ever be.

Or so she thinks.

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Love, in English is now ready for the world and if there is one book that you must read in 2014 LIE is it.  Check out my 5 star review here! As you know from the blurb, this story centers around a Canadian woman traveling to Spain to help Spaniards with their English and these language barriers lead to some interesting moments.  Because of these barriers I have created a list of English and Spanish lessons that will help guide you on your Love, in English reading journey. So without further ado…

Class is in session!

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About Karina Halle

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With her USA Today Bestselling The Artists Trilogy published by Grand Central Publishing, numerous foreign publication deals, and self-publishing success with her Experiment in Terror series, Vancouver-born Karina Halle is a true example of the term “Hybrid Author.” Though her books showcase her love of all things dark, sexy and edgy, she’s a closet romantic at heart and strives to give her characters a HEA…whenever possible.

Karina holds a screenwriting degree from Vancouver Film School and a Bachelor of Journalism from TRU. Her travel writing, music reviews/interviews and photography have appeared in publications such as Consequence of Sound, Mxdwn and GoNomad Travel Guides. She currently lives on an island on the coast of British Columbia where she’s preparing for the zombie apocalypse with her fiance and rescue pup.”

19. 04. 2014

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Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! Hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.

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Thank you Gallery & Pocket Books for my lovely paperback arc’s! I am kinda in love with the Jennifer Probst cover and Warrior’s Curse sounds pretty interesting!

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Searching For Perfect: Goodreads  |  Amazon   Release Date: April 29th

Warrior’s Curse: Goodreads  |  Amazon   Release Date: April 29th

I am SO excited to read this five-part novella series by Tiffany Reisz. That woman is on my BUY IMMEDIATELY list. Thank you Harlequin Mira!!!

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The Last Good Knight Part One: Scars and Stripes: Goodreads  |  Amazon

Part Two: Sore Spots: Goodreads  |  Amazon

Part Three: The Games Destiny Plays: Goodreads  |  Amazon

Part Four: Fit To Be Tied: Goodreads  |  Amazon

Part Five: The Last Good Night: Goodreads  |  Amazon

Available May 6th-10th

Berkley Romance is incredible and sent me a digital ARC of Devil’s Game by Joanna Wylde. I am a HUGE fan of this series (check out my review for book 2 in the Reaper MC series-REAPER’S LEGACY here!)

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Devil’s Game (Reaper MC #3): Goodreads  |  Amazon  Release Date: June 3rd

Purchased

Not sure if I mentioned this already, but I’m a huge Tiffany Reisz fan…

Ok, I might have mentioned it. Well I have been obsessing over the UK covers of The Original Sinners Series and I managed to snag myself a set.

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Original Sinners Series: Goodreads | Book Depository

No picture could ever do these matte covers justice. Not only are they visually striking but they are so soft to touch. I might have channeled my inner Golum and petted them while chanting my precious….

Last but NOT least I went to a discount retailer over the weekend and managed to snag the following books for an overall price of $12!!!

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An Echo in the Bone (Outlander #7): Goodreads | Amazon

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Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood #8): Goodreads | Amazon

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Blood Promise (Vampire Academy #4): Goodreads | Amazon

Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy #5): Goodreads | Amazon




What did you add to your shelves this week?




18. 04. 2014

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Release Date: April 20th

He’s thirty-eight. I’m twenty-three.

He speaks Spanish. I speak English.

He lives in Spain. I live in Canada.

He dresses in thousand-dollar suits. I’m covered in tattoos.

He’s married and has a five-year old daughter.

I’m single and can’t commit to anyone or anything.

Until now.Because when they say you can’t choose who you fall in love with, boy ain’t that the f*#king truth.

***

To a restless dreamer like Vera Miles, it sounded like the experience of a lifetime. Instead of spending her summer interning for her astronomy major, she would fly to Spain where she’d spend a few weeks teaching conversational English to businessmen and women, all while enjoying free room and board at an isolated resort. But while Vera expected to get a tan, meet new people and stuff herself with wine and paella, she never expected to fall in love.

Mateo Casalles is unlike anyone Vera has ever known, let alone anyone she’s usually attracted to. While Vera is a pierced and tatted free spirit with a love for music and freedom, Mateo is a successful businessman from Madrid, all sharp suits and cocky Latino charm. Yet, as the weeks go on, the two grow increasingly close and their relationship changes from purely platonic to something…more.

Something that makes Vera feel alive for the first time.

Something that can never, ever be.

Or so she thinks.

 

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Review

 

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Love, in English is more than a story of boy meets girl. It’s a story about two people finding each other despite the barriers of age, race, expectation and circumstance and falling helplessly in love. A love so big, so loud, so consuming that it cannot be denied. To me, the greatest love stories are the ones that never should have happened. So let me tell you and little more about Vera and Mateo….

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Young.  Tattooed.  Promiscuous. Vera is what many would consider a bad girl. She forms no real attachments to anyone beside her family and even those bonds are shaky at best. All of these outward appearances maintain Vera’s facade as a wild child but she is more than meets the eye. In fact, she is smart (astronomy student), introverted, and kinda lonely.  She has constructed a suit of armor that has kept many at bay.

Until Mateo…

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Sensual. Passionate. Married. First and foremost,  Mateo is a 100% gentleman through and through.  Despite his many roles: former soccer player, business man, husband and father, Mateo in many ways is as lost as Vera. With no true sense of identity, Mateo finds a kindred spirit in the wild girl who sits beside him on the bus to Acantilado. Their friendship is almost immediate and Mateo and Vera develop a connection that starts to take shape and morph into something more….

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Now to address the elephant in the room: Yes, this is a love story between a single woman and a married man. Yes, there is cheating. But I think one of the strongest points of this story is just how hard these two fight to not give in to those baser urges that come with the attraction and temptation. This is not a story where two people are carried away by their lust. Not all affairs are black and white. This is a story of two people falling in love because they had no choice.

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I had the privilege of beta-reading Love, in English and to say this is Karina’s best work yet is an understatement. I love EIT. I love TAT. Pretty much anything Karina has written I have been a fan, because her characters are fun, her stories are exciting and she is the queen of sexual tension (Dex and Perry, anyone?). But her strengths as a writer were put to the test when a married man was the love interest. She managed to make two people so likeable, so connected, so full of love that it would be hard not to sympathize with the position they are in.

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Love, in English is so much more than just boy meets girl. It’s a story of two people from opposite sides of the world that find something in each other that makes them question what it is to live and what it is to just be alive. I dare you not to be moved by the story of Vera and Mateo.

5++++ stars

About Karina Halle

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With her USA Today Bestselling The Artists Trilogy published by Grand Central Publishing, numerous foreign publication deals, and self-publishing success with her Experiment in Terror series, Vancouver-born Karina Halle is a true example of the term “Hybrid Author.” Though her books showcase her love of all things dark, sexy and edgy, she’s a closet romantic at heart and strives to give her characters a HEA…whenever possible.

Karina holds a screenwriting degree from Vancouver Film School and a Bachelor of Journalism from TRU. Her travel writing, music reviews/interviews and photography have appeared in publications such as Consequence of Sound, Mxdwn and GoNomad Travel Guides. She currently lives on an island on the coast of British Columbia where she’s preparing for the zombie apocalypse with her fiance and rescue pup.”

18. 04. 2014

We are thrilled that Lauren Blakely’s NIGHT AFTER NIGHT is available today!!! NIGHT AFTER NIGHT is the first full-length novel from her first Erotic Romance Series, The Seductive Nights Series! The prequel novella, FIRST NIGHT, is included in NIGHT AFTER NIGHT!! Grab your copy today and don’t forget to enter to win a signed paperback copy of NIGHT AFTER NIGHT!

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About NIGHT AFTER NIGHT:

**Warning: Spare panties are needed for reading this book…you’re welcome.***
“You are being rewarded for turning me on. But we’re doing it my way. You teased the hell out of me, and now I want to watch you squirm. Crawl up on my bed and get on your hands and knees.”

Their world was sex, love, and lies.
He intoxicated her. Commanded. Consumed.
With a dirty mind and a mouth to match, Clay Nichols is everything Julia never knew she wanted and exactly what she cannot have. He walked into her life one night and unlocked pleasure in her that she never knew was possible. Possessing her body, captivating her every thought. Which makes him way too dangerous for Julia to risk her heart, given that she has a price tag on her head. She ran after one mind-blowing week with him, but now he’s back, and determined to make her his own.
No matter the cost.
She was a sexy drug to him. Fiery, unforgettable, and never enough, Julia is an enigma, and Clay isn’t willing to let her go without a fight. But she’s got dark secrets of her own that threaten to destroy any chance of happiness. She’s a wanted woman – the stakes are high, her every move is watched, and yet the lure between them can’t be denied. Can two people burned by love trust again when desire and passion are met by danger at every turn?

A sensual, emotionally-charged erotic romance from the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lauren Blakely…

 

Please note: This book is intended for 18+ due to dirty talk, light bondage, and lots of sexy scenes. This ebook edition also includes the prequel novella First Night, which precedes Night After Night.

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Also, the sequel in The Seductive Nights Series, AFTER THIS NIGHT, is up for pre-order now! Here are the links!

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About Lauren Blakely

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Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. Her novels include Caught Up In Us, Pretending He’s Mine, Playing With Her Heart, and Trophy Husband. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.

17. 04. 2014

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Title: Tied (Tangled #4)

Author: Emma Chase

Expected Release: October 7th 2014

 

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In the fourth sexy romance by the New York Times bestselling author of Tangled and Twisted, Drew and Kate can’t wait to tie the knot—if they can survive the pre- wedding festivities.

For most of my life, I never imagined I’d get married. But Kate did the impossible: she changed me. I think we can all agree I was pretty frigging awesome before, but now I’m even better.

The road to this day wasn’t all rainbows and boners. There were mistakes and
misunderstandings worthy of a Greek tragedy. But Kate and I made it through with our inexhaustible lust, boundless admiration, and everlasting love for one another intact.

That being said, there were some unexpected incidents in Vegas last weekend that could have been a problem. It was kind of…my final test.

I know what you’re thinking—what the hell did you do this time? Relax. Let’s not judge, or call for my castration, until you’ve heard the whole story.

And hold on tight, because you’re in for a wild ride. Did you expect anything less?

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About Emma Chase

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By day, Emma Chase is a devoted wife and mother of two who resides in a small, rural town in New Jersey. By night she is a keyboard crusader, toiling away the hours to bring her colorful characters and their endless antics to life. She has a long standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.

Emma is an avid reader. Before her children were born she was known to consume whole books in a single day. Writing has also always been a passion and with the 2013 release of her debut romantic comedy, Tangled, the ability to now call herself an author is nothing less than a dream come true.