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Sunday, 31 May 2015

REVIEW TOUR Beautiful Collison, Toni Vallan


Release Date: May 27th 2015




Eighteen year old Gray McAllister is on the run. Leaving her dangerous past behind her is easier said than done, even when she finds herself at last able to forge a new life.

But then the planets align and Gray finds herself bumping into super-hot Thane Blackwell. Drooling over him from afar is safe but that's only until she is forced to look after Thane while he recovers from surgery.

Being holed up in her apartment is a bad, bad idea. Can Gray control the fire that Thane seems to light inside her, or will she give in to her deepest desires. Can Thane achieve his goal without hurting Gray in the process?

The stakes are impossibly high, but love and lies don't play nice with each other. Will Gray's past catch up with her first? Or will Thane's own secrets explode and tear them apart?

4 out of 5 (very good)

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**Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Book Chatter Promotions in exchange for a fair and honest review**

Gray McAllister has lived a horrific life starting in her later teenage years.  She has had to endure the death of her parents and the possibility of her brother selling her body for sex in exchange for him making money.  She has lived several months on the run from the very man she thought was going to protect her. Finally she settles down and gets registered to attend college.  She thinks that life can become normal again. Then enters Thane and her world is uprooted again. What will happen with Gray? Will she overcome the impossible situation she is in?

This was an intense story. It was dark and sad and depressing at times.  At other times, it seemed like there was a light shining through the clouds. Emotions were high throughout the story.

 This book does not have a HEA but a major cliffhanger, which I disliked.  It is completely up in the air as to how Gray will overcome her current situation and if Thane will be successful in his mission. 

My one complaint, aside from the cliffhanger ending, was at the beginning when it was going back and forth between Gray and Thane. There were quite a bit of the conversations that was repeated between the two of them and seemed quite redundant. This cleared up about ¼ of the way in the story, thankfully. Even with the story line being dark and depressing, overall, it was a good story. If I had the opportunity, I will read book two for closure!

Meet the Author



Toni Vallan is the author of two contemporary titles in the contemporary suspense series DESPERATION, and her ongoing Thriller line. Toni loves the dark side of the soul, and studied to become a neuropsychologist. A career path taken over by her first love - writing.
Toni lives in the land of the Hobbits, and secretly wants a Hobbit house, although her husband and two daughters may not agree.
Twitter: @tonivallan


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COVER REVEAL & #GIVEAWAY - Shattered by S. Nelson


Title:  Shattered
Author:  S. Nelson
Series:  Addicted Trilogy, book 2
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Release Date:  June 15, 2015
Editor:  Hot Tree Editing
Cover Designer:  CT Cover Creations


Sara Hawthorne thought she had found the man of her dreams. He was caring, protective to a fault and desired her in ways she had only dreamed of. Her life was finally falling into place until a secret tore her new world apart. Reeling from a devastating betrayal, she ran from the only man who had broken down her defenses, making her feel alive after years of simply existing. 

Alek Devera risked it all to keep her safe. His own happiness meant nothing if she wasn’t protected. But when Sara ended their relationship, the evidence of his betrayal strewn at her feet, he vowed to win her back, putting their delicate future into fate’s hands.

Will Sara give Alek the chance he needs to explain or will she choose to forge ahead with her simple life, leaving her heart in the shadows along with her dreams for a happily ever after?
“Now is as good a time as any for me to practice self-control, don’t you think?” I asked, knowing full well she was becoming even more frustrated the longer I waited.

She groaned into my neck, her warm breath tickling my skin.

I was waiting her out, her submission being the ultimate goal. I wasn’t going to tell her in words, but rather in actions. She would catch on eventually. I had faith in her.

After a few very long minutes, she finally relented. Halting all movement to try and tempt me to thrust inside her, she expelled a quick rush of air and laid still. Her eyes never left my face, and it was in those pools of beautiful amber that I saw her offer to me.

“Good girl,” I teased. “You know I’m the one in charge in here, right?”

She nodded. One simple gesture, but it was all I was looking for.



S. Nelson grew up with a love of reading and a very active imagination, never putting pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard until a year and a half ago.

When she isn’t engrossed in creating one of the many stories rattling around inside her head, she loves to read and travel as much as she can. 

She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two dogs, enjoying the ever changing seasons.
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BOOK BLAST - The Day The World Ended by K.C. Finn

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The Day The World Ended – Skin # 1
by K.C. Finn
Audience: Young Adult
Genre: Zombie Horror
Format: E-book and Paperback
Publisher: K.C. Finn
Cover by: K.C. Finn Cover Design
Pages: 132
ISBN: 978-1508983989
ASIN: B00V0Y6M98
Date Published: 31st May 2015


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Thirteen-year-old Cherie starts her day on April 3rd like any other Saturday. Shopping, fun and friends are on the agenda, with only one slight alteration:

April 3rd is the day that the end of the world arrives.

Mysterious creatures known only as the Skins have been lurking in remote parts of the countryside, and April 3rd is the day that the Skins arrive in the big city for all to see. What follows is a horrifying discovery of what the creatures really are, and what that means for the future of the human race. Cherie is caught in the middle of the apocalypse with one mission in mind: to help her horrifyingly injured best friend find help. Her journey takes her to dark and gruesome places, where isolation, panic and death await.

Cherie will have to find strength within her fears to survive The Day The World Ended.
The much-anticipated horror series debut of Amazon bestselling author K.C. Finn has arrived. The Day The World Ended is a young adult horror novella, and the exciting prequel to full novel The Skin Revolt, releasing August 2015. Recommended for readers aged fourteen and above due to tense scenes, gore and violence.
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To my distress, the news was on the wall-mounted TV here too, and it seemed now that the simultaneous sightings in Brecon and Pembrokeshire were not the only ones to have happened. This time, the report was focusing on a little town that I vaguely recognised, where a long, lumpy thing was lying in the middle of the road, covered by a sheet. Cariad had her back to the telly and she was totally engrossed in her phone. I’m not sure I could have alerted her to what was on the screen if I’d wanted to, for I was so transfixed by the sight of the mysterious covered lump in the road. It was only an animal, that’s what the Government had told us. Why was everyone so afraid to even try to move it? Bright yellow subtitles delivered broken chunks of what the reporter was saying.
THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH WALES CLAIM THAT THIS IS THEIR WORST NIGHTMARE REALISED. A SKIN HAS BEEN DISCOVERED IN THE BUSTLING CENTRE OF SWANSEA TOWN. THE CREATURE WAS ATTACKED AND KILLED BY MR GWYLL POWELL, WHO IS NOW BEING DETAINED BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES.
The subtitles must have been a few seconds behind the pictures, because suddenly the lump in the road was gone, and a sobbing woman was talking.
WE GO NOW TO MRS POWELL, WHO WITNESSED HER HUSBAND’S ACTIONS.
In an effort to catch up with themselves, the yellow words became a sudden scramble of letters. What replaced them was green text, part of what the crying woman was telling the reporter. I watched the tears streak down the lady’s pale face, and a shiver ran through me as the subtitles rolled on.
- AND I REMEMBER ITS SKIN. NO WONDER THE POLICE CALL THEM SKINS. IT HANGS ON THE THING’S BONES LIKE IT’S READY TO FALL OFF. PALE AND SEE-THROUGH, JUST LIKE A GHOST.
A loud clatter made me jump, and I nearly had a tray full of tea and cakes spilled over me. Cariad’s mum gave me a panicked look as she set down our snacks. She put a hand to my brow, and it took me a moment to remember where I was. Everything was normal in that little tea shop. Everything was safe there.
“Sorry I frightened you, Cherie love,” she said kindly. “Are you feeling all right?”
“Yes,” I stammered. “Sorry, Mrs Thomas.”
“No matter then. You girls eat up and enjoy yourselves,” she replied.
Cariad had barely looked up from her phone the whole time her mother was there. Mrs Thomas flicked the lid of her daughter’s Yankees cap, and Cariad spared her a cheeky half-grin before her mum walked away. Whatever was happening on Cariad’s phone was far too important for her to stop and really look at her mother. I wish they had looked at each other, thinking back on that moment. I wish they had shared one last bright smile together.
If they had known that one of those faces would never see the other again, I’m sure that they would have paid a little more attention.
about the author

K. C. Finn was born and raised in Cardiff, South Wales, where her love for storytelling grew at a precociously young age. After developing the medical condition M.E. / C.F.S., Kim turned to writing to escape the pressures of disabled living, only to become hooked on the incredible world of publishing.

As an author for Clean Teen Publishing and Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Press, Kim spends most of her time locked in the writing cave with an obscenely large mug of tea. When not writing, she can be found studying for her MA in Linguistics, watching classic British comedy, or concocting evil schemes in the secret laboratory in her attic.

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Saturday, 30 May 2015

RELEASE BLITZ, COVER REVEAL & REVIEW - Malik by Lisa helen Gray


We are thrilled to be part of the Release Blitz/ Cover Reveal for books 1 and 2 in the Carter Brothers Series by Lisa Helen Gray  Malik And Mason




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I’m Harlow Evans. Shortly after my parents were murdered I moved in with my Grandma. 
It meant switching schools, losing friends, and moving away from the only home I knew. All I wanted was to finish the school year hassle free. 

Switching seats on that first day altered my life. After surviving the loss of my parents I never thought anything could break me, but then HE came into my life....

He wants to hurt me 
Destroy me
Ruin me

Tragedy brought me here, and a cruel twist of fate has me desperate to leave. There's also someone here that has me fighting to stay though.

All my life I’ve lived in the shadows, trying to go unnoticed, until I met HIM....

Malik Carter....

He’s broody, quiet, and holding on to a dark past. From that first meeting I was drawn to him, his painfully gorgeous looks and model physique, but I also knew he was totally out of my league. 

He's the boy next door who, with his domineering personality, has somehow etched his way into my life. 

When the Carter Brothers take it upon themselves to protect me from what’s coming, I’m not sure whether to be relieved or shocked. 

You see, when a Carter brother loves, they love fiercely, strongly and protectively. No one can get in their way. They’re also used to getting what they want, even if it means getting hurt. 

There’s one thing you should know about the Carter brothers before you read my story.... 
If you mess with one, you mess with them all.





5 out of 5 (exceptional)

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*I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review*

Harlow and Malik are very similar in many ways, they just don’t know that each other will be the others saving grace.  Harlow’s parents were murdered and forced her to move in with her grandma after their death.  Malik and his brothers all live together and support one another making a living.  They are both broken and hurting and need someone who loves them for them in their life. Will their love be enough for each other? Can Malik protect Harlow from Davis? Can Malik be the one that Harlow needs?

This story was beautiful.  It was heartbreaking. It was breathtaking. It was raw.  It was so many different things but wonderful doesn’t seem to give it enough credit.  This author has created two main characters that have flaw and have a heart breaking past for one reason or another.  They have walked through hell and are still kicking. I loved them! The range of emotions that I felt while I was reading this story was incredible.  I laughed, I sighed, I got angry, I wanted to cry, and I was happy. 

There are some dark moments in this book and I think it is those moments that make you love the characters and fall in love with their story and their lives even more.  The author did such a GREAT job writing this story. These brothers are not to be messed with and that makes them even hotter! Lisa used some incredible description while writing this story so it made it so easy to picture the story as it was told. 

I really can’t wait for her next book, Mason, to come out. Pick up your copy of Malik today, you won’t regret it!














I’m Denny Smith.
I moved away to my Nan’s house after my parents happily kicked me out.
Why, you ask? Because I ruined my future, so they say.



If you ask me, I was a naive seventeen year-old girl who chose to sleep with the boy she had loved from afar for years, only for him to want nothing to do with me in return.



So here I am, back at the one place I had hoped to never return, where I’ll attend court as a witness.

Now I have to face him...Mason.


There’s no other way around it.


He can’t know my secret...but he will.


When I returned, I expected him to have moved on with at least a million and one other girls, to have forgotten the naive school girl with a crush that followed him around like a lost puppy, but I was wrong.

What I got when I arrived was five brothers, a Granddad, a pushy Grandma, and a best friend who would stop at nothing to make me stay.

But only one of them has the power to make me stay...Mason.


After everything, can I truly trust him again or will he continue to break my heart?


If you mess with one Carter brother, you mess with them all











 

Better left forgotten Book One in The Forgotten Series: AMAZON UKAMAZON US
Obsession Book Two in The Forgotten Series : AMAZON UKAMAZON US
Forgiven Book Three in The Forgotten Series : AMAZON UK / AMAZON US 
If I Could I'd Wish It All Away:  AMAZON UK / AMAZON US





Lisa Helen Gray (1987) born in Birmingham. All Lisa has ever wanted to do in life, apart from be a mother, is to read and write, and at a certain age she wanted to be a princess.We can all dream, right?

Serious note though, she has been a passionate reader ever since her Nan first handed her The Three Gollywogs by Enid Blyton. After that, she lived in a land of fantasy. 
First came Buffy the Vampire Slayer, then Angel, and it went on to Twilight and The Hunger Games. Some would say she is a daydreamer, but she is just a firm believer that there is a happily ever after. Hence, her huge love of romance novels.
She got into reviewing other author’s novels, and then decided to publish her own work. Bringing us to her first novel, If I could I'd wish it all away (2014). 

She always has her head stuck in a romance novel and is often (too often) reminded of this. When she hasn't got her head stuck in a book or writing her next novel, she is glued to the TV series Pretty Little Liars, walking dead, The Originals, The Vampire Diaries and of course, Veronica Mars. Just an ordinary girl surround by extraordinary books