Cover Reveal: 8 Weeks by Bethany Lopez

21 de febrero de 2014

8 Weeks by Bethany Lopez
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Title: 8 Weeks
Author: Bethany Lopez
Publication Date: March 24, 2014
Summary: Is eight weeks enough time to earn back the love of someone you've betrayed...the only one you've ever loved?

Shelly has been in love with Cal since they started dating in eleventh grade. Despite everyone saying that the odds were against them, they got married after graduation and built a life together. Now, six years later, she is faced with the ultimate betrayal. Devastated, her first instinct is to call it quits…

After a drunken binge at his best friends’ bachelor party, Cal betrays the one person who has always been there for him, his wife, Shelly. Terrified and realizing she might divorce him, Cal must come up with a way to prove to her that his love is true…

Cal asks Shelly for eight weeks. Eight weeks to convince her that their marriage is worth the fight. Will Shelly be able to trust him again, or will their marriage end the way many others do when faced with opposition… In divorce?

About Bethany Lopez: Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. Since then she has published various YA and NA books. She is a lover of romance, family, and friends, and enjoys incorporating those things in what she writes. When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible.

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Review: Unbound, All good things (Book #1)

After her father dies, Rachel realizes she is scared and stuck. Scared of heights, of cars, of disasters harming the people she loves. Stuck in a life that is getting smaller by the minute. Stuck with a secret she has kept all her life: Someone has been watching over her since birth. Someone who tends to show up when she needs him the most. Someone she believes is her guardian angel. 

Eaden is a 1,500-year-old immortal who wants to die. Drained by a life stretched too thin, he has requested his final reward – a mortal sacrifice bred specifically to bring him death. But something went wrong. Rachel’s ability to grant death has mutated in ways that threaten to upset the uneasy alliance between mortals and immortals. And utterly beguiled, Eaden discovers that although Rachel is the key to his death, because of her, he no longer wants to die. And he will do anything to protect her. 

Swept into a world of legends, caught between the warring political factions of immortals, and carrying the future of mortal kind in her flesh and bone, Rachel must risk everything to save her world and the man she loves


“Rachel! Now please.”

That morning, my mother had stood at my bedroom door, arms folded. “I’m going to start counting.”
Leaving my motley crew of stuffed animals stranded on my bed, I darted to the hall closet, pulled my coat off the hanger, jammed my feet into my boots and quietly slipped under her arm towards the sidewalk.
A late November wind ripped the few remaining leaves from the trees to mingle with the garbage that coasted along the curb in front of our house. Realizing that I’d forgotten my mittens, I shoved my hands into my pockets and hoped she wouldn’t notice.

We stopped at the park on the way, sitting on the cold, hard bench while she drank her coffee, watching as the squirrels scurried across the ground, foraging the last scraps of the harvest while the weather held.
My mother and I filled in the long hours until my father came home as best as we could. Like toys discarded in the playroom, we only truly came to life when my father walked through the door at the end of the day. Busying ourselves with household tasks, we allowed the minutiae of ordinary life to distract us for as long as possible, until – with the banking done and the dry cleaning dropped off – we would wander over to the park to wait. And watch.

That day, the first time I saw him, we hadn’t stayed at the park for very long. My mother had grudgingly begun her overseas Christmas shopping that afternoon, hoping to package up and ship off the gifts for her Scottish in-laws ahead of the holiday rush. Thoroughly uninterested in helping her pick out pyjamas for my cousin Dawn, I trailed behind her as she impartially flipped through racks of polyester nightgowns. With my eyes squeezed tightly shut and one hand stretched out in front of me, I used the belt of my mother’s winter coat like a lifeline. Fumbling along cheerfully, I was pretending I was blind.
Eventually growing tired of my game – mostly because my mother had stood in one place for so long – but also because my arm was starting to ache from holding it out in front of me, I let my eyes slide open and turning my head slightly, was stunned into stillness.

Past the racks of children’s clothes, near the entrance of the department store, lay a Christmas village built completely out of gingerbread. Almost as tall as I was, the walls of the houses were stacked upon cotton candy snowdrifts – the crystallized sugar a fair mimic of ice warmed by the sun. The warm smell of cinnamon wafted under my nose as I gazed in wonder at the chocolate wafer streets that had been patterned like cobblestones and lined with candystick light posts. At the end of the street, a licorice car was stopped at a cherry red lollipop stop sign.
Captivated, I drifted towards the village, staring at the snow-capped peaks on the roof. Was it icing? Tentatively, I reached out with one finger to touch the outer edge of the sugary wall and stopped, suddenly aware of the slack in my other hand. Looking back, I stared uncomprehending at the tan belt that lay on the floor like a sick snake, no longer attached to my mother’s coat. No longer attached to my mother. She was gone.

Looking around wildly, stomach clenched and eyes stinging with soon- to be- shed-tears, my hands fluttered up from my sides like two startled birds from a hedge. With a sickening lurch, I realized I was alone. I caught a glimpse that day, understood the fragile wall that stands between our sense of security and anonymity. Between being loved and being annihilated by loneliness.
Seconds before I melted down into a hysterical, I want-my-mommy kind of panic that only young children are capable of, I felt a hand rest comfortingly on my head. Gazing up, I saw a man with kind grey eyes staring down at me. He wore leather gloves that were soft on my hair and he smelled really good, like new wool and musk.

Looking back, I realize I should have been scared. Instead, I’d admired the long tartan scarf he wore loosely wrapped around his neck, underneath his long dark coat. I had almost reached out to touch it as he knelt down beside me, wondering if it was as soft as it looked. The man with the grey eyes that smiled, even though his mouth did not, said, “Don’t be afraid,” and I realized I wasn’t.
Something about his deep, warm voice was familiar and I thought maybe he knew me, or maybe he was a teacher at my school, because I wasn’t really feeling shy, like I usually did. Instead, it felt like he liked me. I think it was because he looked right at me, and not through me, like most adults do with kids.
As I looked silently back at him, he reached for my hand and placed it firmly in his own. We walked to the counter of the department store together, this tall man with the nice-smelling leather gloves and kind eyes. He waited his turn in line and then smiled at the clerk and inquired politely if she might make an announcement.

Glancing up at him, I’d felt completely safe, as if nothing had ever been more natural than to be hand in hand with a stranger in the mall. I would have left with him, if he’d asked me to. 
Instead, he had leaned down to me and whispered, “Stay safe, Rachel, I’ll be watching for you,” and then he walked away, leaving me with the department store clerk. She looked very disappointed that he didn’t stay.

But the reason I remember that day so clearly, the reason I think I remember this at all, is because I am sure, certain in fact, that I never said a word. 
I never told him my name.

*ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review*

WOW that's all. I'm completly in LOVE with this book. The characters are so real, son well- written that I just don't have words. Rachel the main character is simply beautiful, you connect with her inmediatly. I really enjoy getting to know her.
And there's Eaden the inmortal who has taken care of her since ever. Handsome, charming but tired to live forever. The danger behind "the immortals living between humans" add tension and mistery in every page of the book. Full of adventure but with a deep love store in-between, Unbound is the perfect weekend book.  Thanks to the author for creating such a good story. 
Don't wait! Go and get this book!

 Georgia Bell was raised on a steady diet of science fiction and fantasy, courtesy of her father, a man who loved his family, fishing, scotch, and science (although not necessarily in that order). Georgia is an avid reader of young adult fiction, and a lover of good wine, music, children, and cats (although not necessarily in that order).


Cover & Prologue Reveal: BUSINESS AS USUAL by Denise Grover Swank

20 de febrero de 2014

We are extremely excited to share the Cover and Prologue Reveal for BUSINESS AS USUAL by Denise Grover Swank! BUSINESS AS USUAL is the third book in her Off The Subject Series. BUSINESS AS USUAL releases April 10th! Add it to your TBR pile ASAP! Business As Usual Cover  
  PROLOGUE: Business as Usual Prologue by Denise Grover Swank BUSINESS AS USUAL Synopsis: Lexi Pendergraft has given up on finding love after a disastrous encounter with her last boyfriend. Instead, she focuses on two things: One, setting up a summer program for underprivileged middle-school aged students. And the second, getting to the bottom of her brother Reed’s recent strange behavior. His secret is destroying his relationship with his fiancée Caroline, and Lexi will do anything to help him save it. Especially after he gave up his dream to give Lexi a chance at a semi-normal college experience, something her parents threatened to steal from her after her rape a year ago. Ben Masterson is determined to make it through his final semester of his senior year at Southern University. After recently losing his full ride scholarship, he’s suffering from sleep deprivation while trying to keep up with his mechanical engineering courses and working three part time jobs. He thinks he’s lucked out getting a job in the university math lab. The only problem is his boss—Reed Pendergraft. As part of a role in a community theater play, Lexi wears a black wig and feels a confidence she hasn’t experienced in over a year. When she wears it to a bar close to the theater, she doesn’t think Ben, a bartender there, recognizes her. While Ben’s intrigued about what she’s up to, he’s smart enough to stay far away from his overprotective boss’s sister. Until fate forces him to help her, but why won’t she tell him her real identity? 
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About Denise Grover Swank: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Denise Grover Swank was born in Kansas City, Missouri and lived in the area until she was nineteen. Then she became a nomadic gypsy, living in five cities, four states and ten houses over the course of ten years before she moved back to her roots. She speaks English and smattering of Spanish and Chinese which she learned through an intensive Nick Jr. immersion period. Her hobbies include witty Facebook comments (in own her mind) and dancing in her kitchen with her children. (Quite badly if you believe her offspring.) Hidden talents include the gift of justification and the ability to drink massive amounts of caffeine and still fall asleep within two minutes. Her lack of the sense of smell allows her to perform many unspeakable tasks. She has six children and hasn’t lost her sanity. Or so she leads you to believe. You can find out more about Denise and her other books at:

Cover Reveal: Unfiltered & Unsaved by Bridgette Luna, Payge Galvin

Unfiltered & Unsaved by Bridgette Luna, Payge Galvin 
(Unfiltered #3) 
Publication date: March 14th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

After a night-shift shooting of a drug dealer in The Coffee Cave, twelve strangers each walk out with more than $100,000 in dirty money, a pact never to meet again, and the chance to start over …

Hope just wants some peace and quiet and spiritual space when she walks into her favorite coffee shop. What she takes away is a dreadful secret that preys on her mind, driving her away from the comfort of her faith and into the arms of Elijah, a handsome drifter with a ready smile out to sell her investments. But Elijah has a secret too: he answers to a dangerous boss bent on getting his hands on Hope’s blood money. She may have put her faith in the wrong man … or the only one who can help her do the right thing.

Payge Galvin has always wanted to be a writer.  She also loves spending time with her friends, so after a few cosmos at the pool with her friends, the idea for UNFILTERED was born.  Together the group wrote twelve books about a group of strangers who share a dark secret...and who all want to find love (because, really, who doesn't?).

Keep up to date on UNFILTERED news on, or by following Payge on Twitter at @PaygeGalvin.

Bridgette Luna likes a calm life, contrasted with the occasional walk on the wild side. She loves her friends and the opportunity to try something new, exciting, and fearless … like writing in the UNFILTERED series with those good friends.

Follow Bridgette’s adventures through her Twitter at @BridgetteLuna15 or on her website:

Blog Tour Rain Trilogy by Karen-Anne Stewart

Rain Trilogy Karen-Anne Stewart 

Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Raina has tried to forget her past, forget the pain, but when she finds herself staring straight into the fury blazing in her ex-boyfriend's eyes, her dark past comes rushing back. Furious with herself for actually having chosen someone like her father, she uses that anger to her advantage and fights for her life...and for her future that she prays will involve the man she can't seem to get out of her head. Kas is a natural leader, a fierce  fighter, the type of man you send in when you need to get the job done. He is a courageous hero who is used to risking his own life to save others, but can he save the one who has captured his heart from her horrific past and the men who are hell-bent on destroying her? As Kas and Raina try to navigate through the twists and turns of a deviously intelligent human trafficking group, they find solace in each other's arms. Can they infiltrate the trafficker's tight ring, saving the innocent lives from imminent danger before it's too late?

Shattered when Raina runs after his marriage proposal, Kas is hell-bent to find her and bring her home, where she belongs. He will bend every law necessary to do so, willing to do anything to protect Raina from her demons and the men who haunt her, going as far as placing his career and life on the line to save hers. Raina will give up everything she has worked so hard to achieve, even flee the country to keep Kas from the wrath and powerful reach of her abusive father.
In the midst of the FBI team closing in on the Ghost, another ghost from Raina's past taunts her, promising that she will be his. Meanwhile, a different trafficking ring is gaining strength in New Jersey. Michael solicits Raina's help, needing her smooth, sultry voice to win the audition for the new singer in the ring leader's swanky night club. Raina knows her life is in jeopardy with the dangers of being undercover, but she is blindsided when she discovers that it's her heart that is threatened with a mortal blow. 

Raina tries to heal from the nightmares of her dark past as the grisly bodies of innocent victims surface when the team gets closer to discovering the identity of the man responsible for the infuriatingly clever and powerful slavery ring. When Raina finally comes face to face with the Ghost, he quickly engulfs her in a twisted game of cat and mouse, delivering a veiled threat as he slips through her fingers. As the ghosts of her past and present ensnare her in their deadly web, Raina realizes the danger has just begun.

Finally able to put her harrowing past to rest, Raina looks forward to her future with Kas, but the Ghost has other plans. As the FBI team gets closer to taking down the largest human trafficking ring in the modern world, the Ghost begins a wicked game, making Raina the pawn and the target. Never before encountering a worthy adversary, he's fascinated by Raina and is enjoying the refreshing challenge of her intellect.
The danger ignites to a blazing new level, and Kas struggles between the need to finally exorcise the Ghost and his need to protect his wife. Tension mounts as an internal battle wages, tormenting Kas as he watches Raina put her all into taking down the man responsible for horrific sex slavery and gruesome deaths. When a new player takes control, Jefferson orders the end of the Ghost's game with Raina, which results in one final, devastating act, leaving Kas desperate and willing to do whatever it takes to save whatever means necessary.

***Disclaimer: Due to sensitive issues of abuse, human trafficking, and adult scenes, The Rain Trilogy is intended for readers 18+

Placing her hands flat on top of the polished wooden
bar top, she leans in even closer, until Mr. Sutton is forced to
acknowledge her presence. She feels the stares of men with
obvious high hopes roaming over her. Any other day, she would
feel completely out of her element in the overly crowded bar that
is full of patrons from every pay bracket. She watches as they down
spirits and ogle women they have never met and probably will
never remember their names in the light of the early dawn.
She knows that Mr. Sutton is a genius in the business realm,
with restaurants and bars ranging from elegant and swanky with
the elite socialites inhabiting the premises nightly, to the brazen
and just slightly above seedy, that harbors the questionable
clientele that are just as much regulars as their wealthy
One of the braver men leans on the bar next to her, “Can I buy
you a drink, honey?”
Raina glances at her admirer who is looking everywhere at her
but her face. She holds her hand up, letting him know that under
no uncertain terms, whatever he is thinking about her will not be
happening tonight. The man mutters something Raina is sure isn’t
pleasantries as he gives her another lusty once-over and walks away,
his ego tucked dejectedly between his legs. She turns her attention
back to Mr. Sutton who has regained his composure and his glacial
patent stare.
“Sweetheart, I think you might be a little too young to be in here.”
Raina inwardly gags at how the word ‘sweetheart’ sounds
so nauseating coming from his lips, so polar opposite to how it
sounds when Kas calls her that. “And, I think you are too old to be
playing childish games,” she counters.
Sutton’s cold stare turns to blazing fire, “I have no idea what
you are talking about, sweetheart, now show me your ID, or I’ll
show you the door.”
Raina knows she has rattled him and has also gathered the
attention of the patrons sitting nearby, which she uses to her
advantage. “So, I see you have added stalking and damaging
personal property to your repertoire. You’re a businessman, so let’s
put this in terms that you will understand. You back off now, and
I will let this go, all forgiven and forgotten, but if you don’t, then I
will visit every single one of the establishments you own, bringing
some of my friends who are very proud to display their badges and
who love to ask lots of questions.”
Raina can tell by his bared teeth that he understands she
is letting him know that two can play his game and that she is
determined to come out the winner. “I’m betting that it won’t
take more than a couple of nights before your friends no longer
want to play with my friends and they go home, finding other
establishments to provide their entertainment.”
The fury in his glare is practically tangible as he leans in close
to her, hissing “Are you threatening me, you little witch?”
Raina holds his gaze, unwavering. “I never threaten, I find it
demeaning,” she replies unnervingly calm. She sees one of the
bartenders on the phone, looking her way. Realizing she probably
only has minutes before the cops arrive, she doesn’t waste anytime
mincing words, “The ball is in your court Mr. Sutton, play nice, or
I promise you won’t like the end score.”
The murderous glint in his eyes makes Raina fully aware that
if the bar wasn’t between them, and there weren’t seventy or so
witnesses, he would take immense joy in throttling her right now.
She knows that she needs to back off and get out of there, but she
is way beyond the point of caring, so unremittingly exasperated
with men like him. She gives him a final warning glare as she
turns to go before her bravado gives way, and her false sense of
invincibility shatters.
“You deserve everything you got!” Raina hears Mr. Sutton
yell after her, knowing he’s referring to Chris’ brutality, and her
calm demeanor explodes to fervent vehemence. Spinning around,
she grabs the fruity concoction out of the hand of the startled
businessman who has been intently listening to their every word
and throws the remaining liquid straight into Mr. Sutton’s face
before she spins back around and storms out of the door.
There are two uniformed officers that meet her just outside,
and her flaring temper starts to dissipate as the reality of what
she just did sinks in. She has never done anything like that before,
and part of her wants to jump up and down, pumping her arm
victoriously in the air, but the other part of her feels ambivalent
towards her actions. Looking into the serious faces of the officers,
Raina can guess which part of her they are siding with right now.

Karen-Anne Stewart has always adored reading and has now fallen in love with writing. Her written works are The Rain Trilogy: Saving Rain, Healing Rain, and After the Rain. Her debut novel, Saving Rain: The First Novel in The Rain Trilogy, was a nominee for the Book Junkie’s Choice Awards and is a nominee for the 2013 RONE Awards.

When Karen-Anne isn’t writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, and visiting new places. She fuels her addiction of creating new stories by her only other addiction, caffeine, and listening to a myriad of musical genres. Tucked away near the Blue Ridge Mountains, Karen-Anne lives with her husband, daughter, two dogs, and their cat. She plans on writing new adult romance as long as her fingers maintain dexterity.

Cover Reveal: Caught Up In Love Series by Lauren Blakely's

We are so excited to bring to you Lauren Blakely's new covers for CAUGHT UP IN US and PRETENDING HE'S MINE today! Lauren gave us a special message to share with you about why the covers are changing.

Caught Up in Us and Pretending He's Mine are my first two books, and
while I have great affection for the original covers and the way

readers responded to those two romances, I wanted the covers to better
match the look of the rest of my books. I began working with the Sarah
Hansen at Okay Creations starting with Trophy Husband and she went on
to also design Playing With Her Heart's cover as well as my No Regrets
series. I love the work she did on those books, and while she was busy
creating the cover for my next novel, Night After Night (releasing in
May!), I asked Helen Williams at All Booked Out to do a cover makeover
for Caught Up in Us and Pretending He's Mine so that those could match
Playing With Her Heart's look. Helen does amazing work and has done
many graphics for me and other book covers, so I knew she would be
able to do a brilliant redo -- she also redid the covers in only one
weekend!! It was a fast turnaround and I am thrilled with the new
looks, and especially how well all the books play together now. And to
celebrate the redesign as well as the one-year anniversary of
Pretending He's Mine this month, I will be offering Pretending He's
Mine for free on iBooks starting today and through the weekend! (It's
possible Amazon might price match the free offering, but I can't
guarantee what Amazon will do so if you want to read it for free, snag
it on iBooks!)

Aren't they gorgeous? See below for individual pictures of each new cover and all of the information on each, as well as where you can find Lauren and stalk-we mean follow-her! 


A New York Times and USA Today Bestseller!

A second chance at first love...

Five years ago, Kat Harper fell into a dizzying summer romance with her brother's best friend Bryan. It was a mad, crazy love full of kisses all through the night -- but he broke her heart and she had to move on. Five years later, Kat is finishing her graduate degree and building her business as a jewelry designer, when Bryan, head of his own successful company, walks back into her life. Bryan has been assigned to Kat as her new business mentor and the rules are clear. No hanky panky permitted. Kat can handle that because she's totally over him... right? Except, he still makes her laugh, and he remembers all the things she likes. Not to mention that he's even more handsome now than he was then. Then there's the spark between them -- the simply undeniable chemistry, and the tender ways he shows he still cares for her. Can they resist each other the second time around or will first love trump all? 

Recommended for 17+ due to sexual content.
Caught Up In Us is the first book in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Caught Up In Love series, that includes Pretending He's Mine, Playing With Her Heart and Trophy Husband. (While each book can be read as a standalone, you'll likely enjoy the other books too.)

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"The one you like best. That's my favorite position. My favorite thing is making you feel good." 

Reeve Larkin needs a job. Sure, the actor is talented and gorgeous in that dreamy, broody sort of way that makes all the women swoon. But he lost out on a part in a big movie, and now his day job hours have been slashed too. What's a handsome young thing in need of a role to do? Sign up to be the fake fiancé of the sexy and shrewd casting director Sutton Brenner, who must appear temporarily attached if she's to land a coveted gig casting a red-hot film. So Sutton strikes a pact with Reeve to play the role of her fiance until she closes the deal. The trouble is - she's sexy-as-hell and damn near irresistible to him. And he's not only a great guy, but also the best dirty talker she's ever met. It doesn't take long for their pretend love affair to heat up, especially after that toe-curling night in the balcony of the Broadway theater. And that scorching afternoon in the stacks of the New York Public Library. 

A red-hot love affair. An intense connection. But as the lines between make-believe and matters of the heart blur, can two people working in the world of acting fake it til they make it?

Recommended for 17+ due to sexual content.
Pretending He's Mine is a novella in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Caught Up In Love series, that includes Caught Up in Us, Playing With Her Heart and Trophy Husband. (While each book can be read as a standalone, you'll likely enjoy the other books too.)

About Lauren Blakely:

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 UsPretending He’s MinePlaying With Her Heart, and Trophy Husband. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.


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