Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Upcoming Cover Reveal for Bittersweet Catastrophe!

I just wanted to make a quick post about the upcoming cover reveal for Bittersweet Catastrophe (Second Chances #2.5). This novella will be from Shayne's POV (since so many of you asked for more Shayne) and I am so excited to have the cover made. Robin from Wicked By Design made the covers for Relinquishing Liberty and Unforeseen Heartbeat, and she blows me away every time!

The cover reveal is set for Friday, May 30th and will be hosted by Momma's Secret Book Obsession. But this time around I am planning something a little different. There will be two separate signups for this cover reveal: one for blogs and one for fans! I thought this would be a fun way to have readers participate and there will also be a chance for them to win an ARC copy of Bittersweet Catastrophe as a thank you for participating!

Please make sure you signup using the correct doc:

Cover Reveal Signup Doc for Blogs (Please only signup if you run a blog or Facebook page!)

Cover Reveal Signup for Readers


Also, don't forget that Teaser Tuesdays will start up again in May!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Review of Covered In Coal by Silla Webb



Title: Covered in Coal (Buried Secrets #1)
Release Day: March 17, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Suspense



Carly Jo Simon believed that Colton Weston was her future, but he shattered her heart into tiny pieces. Just like any little girl would, she assumed her daddy would always be by her side. Unbelievably, he turned his back on her when she needed him most, leaving her with no one in her life to turn to for support. 

Without options, Carly runs away from the only home she's ever known, leaving behind her heartache and the betrayal of the two men she loved most.

Seven years later, Carly reluctantly returns to Kentucky. Her daddy is dying of cancer and Colton is nothing like the boy she once loved and left. After her daddy passes, Carly must uproot her life in South Carolina and take control of Simon Coal Company, where she has no choice but face the pain of her past.

Can Carly keep her secrets buried deep beneath the black Kentucky coal and her heart safe from the fiery Colton Weston?





Silla Webb is a Kentucky native, raised in the heart of the coal fields. A coal truck driver's daughter, and a railroader's wife, the coal fields own a special place in her heart.

She is a work at home, Super Momma to three rowdy boys, who keep her on her feet from daylight to sunset. As a pass time from her everyday life, Silla started a blog-Momma's Secret Book Obsession, for reviewing romance novels. From there, she realized that not only did she have a natural love for reading and reviewing, but she found that lost love of writing that she once had as a young girl.
When she isn't conquering the world as a wife, momma and Super Woman, Silla loves to lay on the front porch swing and read while sipping sweet tea, just passin' the day away.














                                           

                                             

MY REVIEW:

It's very seldom that I am blown away by an author's debut novel, but after beta reading Covered in Coal, I can honestly say that Silla Webb is a true artist with her words and the emotions she depicts through her characters. This story was beautifully written, and I didn't want to put it down for a single second.

Carly Jo Simon is thrown through the wringer when Colton, her boyfriend of three years, ends their relationship without any warning. Carly is left devastated by the unexpected blow, but the icing on the cake comes the next day when she discovers she is pregnant with his child. At seventeen, this would be a lot for any young woman to take on, but when her father, the man she has looked up to her whole life, is less than understanding and refuses to support her in any way, she finds herself running away from home to start over on her own with a baby on the way.

Seven years have passed, giving Carly time to grow and mature into a more independent woman. She returns home to say her goodbyes to her ailing father and make amends, only to find that he has made her CEO of his coal mining company. With that comes the reappearance of the boy she once loved. Now Colton is all man and cocky as ever, but deep down he is dealing with his own inner demons. The closer they become, the more their secrets are revealed, but is the love they share strong enough to hold them together? I'll leave that for you to discover!

I highly recommend this steamy and suspenseful romance novel, and the ending will have you clinging to the edge of your seat!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Synopsis for Bittersweet Catastrophe!

Here it is! The synopsis for Bittersweet Catastrophe (Second Chances #2.5)! 

For•ev•er (fɔːˈrɛvə; fə-): without end; everlasting; eternally

It might have taken twenty-two years to find Liberty, but now that Shayne has her, he’s not willing to let her go without a fight.

Shayne and Liberty finally found their forever, leaving Shayne’s past indiscressions behind and moving forward to start a life together. But what if forever wasn’t truly in the stars for them?

What should be one of the happiest times in their lives as newlyweds quickly turns into a race against time. Liberty must choose between accepting her fate and protecting her family, and taking a risk that could ultimately end in more heartache.

Liberty’s decision will test the strength of their trust, but is it enough to keep Shayne from breaking down altogether and losing the woman he loves?


Be sure to add it to your TBR list on Goodreads!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

5,000 Likes on Facebook!

I never thought I'd see the day that my author page on Facebook would reach 5,000 likes! I cannot thank you guys enough! To show my appreciation, I'm going to do something a little different this time around. Instead of giving away my own books, I'm going to giving away books (new and old) from a few of my favorite authors: Kirsty Moseley, J. Sterling, Molly McAdams, A.L. Jackson, Tara Sivec and Jasinda Wilder!


The giveaway begins at midnight tonight!

Review of When The Sun Goes Down by Erin Noelle


SYNOPSIS:

Trina is a quiet, reserved music teacher at an inner-city elementary school. Because of the traumatic events of her childhood, she’s skittish of people in general, but men especially frighten her. However, when Lucca Ellis appears in her life, he refuses to take no for an answer. Will he be able to help her overcome the past that has kept her a prisoner for over eight years?

Kat is a woman scorned and out for revenge. Wronged by the men in her life, she thrives on belittling and dominating all men that she comes in contact with. Her end goal is to make the one man, the one who stole her life away as a child, pay for his actions, and she doesn’t care who she has to destroy to get there.

These two lives that both thrive on control, were never supposed to overlap, but anything can happen… When the Sun Goes Down.

PURCHASE LINKS:


MY REVIEW:



What a unique story! I loved Ms. Noelle's Book Boyfriend series, but this one is so different!

The story is told from two POVs: Kat and Trina. Trina seems pretty average to those around her. She's an elementary school music teacher, and mostly keeps to herself. She only has one female friend, if you can even call her a friend, because Trina keeps her distance from her as well. She also doesn't do relationships, until Lucca Ellis shows up and stirs things up. I loved Lucca and thought he was the perfect character to finally break through her somewhat recluse lifestyle.

Next we meet Kat who is the complete opposite of Trina. As a child, she was witness to a terrible tragedy, and since then has made it her mission to get revenge. The way she goes about getting her revenge, bit by bit, is pretty crazy, but it's the only way she is able to cope and heal with the pain and loss she's had to endure. Leo, who has been there for Kat since she was a child and also works as her bodyguard and driver, was one of my favorite characters. He tries to keep Kat in check, protecting her from getting too deep into her vengeful scheme, while also caring for her on a more personal level.

From the beginning, I wasn't sure how this story was going to pan out, but once their secrets were revealed, my jaw about hit the floor! This was such a great story, but I wish the end had been a bit more climactic. I felt like it kept building up, but then fizzled out a bit as the story concluded. Although this is a standalone, I'm hoping we'll see more of Leo because it definitely felt like there was more to come from his story!


Review of Provoke by Missy Johnson


SYNOPSIS:

Mace Jordan was not the type of guy I expected to sweep me off my feet. I knew of the crowd he ran with, and they were bad news. But beyond that tough, biker exterior was a sweetheart, and one that treated me like his princess.
I liked being the good girl with the bad boy, but I never expected this. What I saw on his computer…I thought I knew him. 

But I was wrong. So wrong…

If there was ever a bad time for me to fall for a chick it was now, but from the moment I saw Leeta, she had me. There was something special about her, and I had to have her. But I also had a job to do, and I couldn’t let her distract me from that. I couldn’t let her discover that side of me either. But she’s not stupid, and I know she’s getting close. God knows what she’ll do if she discovers the truth. 

Or what she thinks is the truth.

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MY REVIEW:

4 Mind-blowing Stars!

This book really caught me by surprise, and I am so happy Missy gifted me a copy of the book! We first meet Mace and Leeta who have been dating for the last six months, but they seem to be on opposite ends of the spectrum. Leeta is a prosecutor and with a good girl attitude. Mace, on the other hand, is a little rough around the edges, and his jailed father and brother are notorious for their criminal background. Leeta and Mace couldn't be anymore different and yet, are still so fiercely attracted to one another. 

From the very beginning you can tell that Mace is keeping a secret, but you don't realize just how serious and painful that secret is until Leeta finds evidence of what Mace is really up to. To say that my jaw dropped while reading it is an understatement! I didn't see it coming at all and poor Leeta's heart is shattered by her discovery. As the story progresses, you find out just deep and dark Mace's secret truly is, and I felt a mix emotions up until the very end. 

Overall, I loved this story! It was very original and kept me on the edge of my seat. I thought it started out a bit slow, but it quickly picked up and blew me away! I definitely recommend this book and can't wait to read more from Missy Johnson!


Sunday, March 23, 2014

Psst . . . I Have A Little Secret!

To celebrate my Book Blitz with Give Me Books Blog, Unforeseen Heartbeat will be on sale for $0.99 beginning March 24th! That's right . . . only 99 pennies! Be sure to grab a copy during this one time only sale!


Purchase Links:

There is also a giveaway for a chance to own eBook copies of Unforeseen Heartbeat and signed swag packs that begins at midnight on the 24th!


Last but not least, I have two exclusive teasers from my upcoming novella, Bittersweet Catastrophe! This book is told from Shayne's POV. You can now add it to your TBR list on Goodreads.


Teaser #1


Teaser #2