Monday, 31 August 2015

Blog Tour: Paradise Forbidden by Natalie E Wrye | #NEW #NA #RomanticSuspense #review

Title: Paradise Forbidden
Author: Natalie E. Wrye
Genre: New Adult Romantic Suspense
Release Date: August 28, 2015

When Trevor Cassidy steps foot on a bus to "Nowhere," Tennessee, he boards with a singular purpose: to leave the life he led behind.

A desolate girl on the ride catches his eye, but he wants almost nothing to do with the ten-foot invisible wall that she's built around herself.

But when calamity strikes deep inside the Tennessee forest, Trevor and the lonely girl, Kat, must learn to trust each other if they want to make it back to civilization intact.

Breaking down Kat's walls will prove to be the hardest thing Trevor's ever done, and on top of that...she's hiding something: something that may threaten their very existence, their dwindling survival.

But how does Trevor uncover Kat's hidden agenda without bringing his own to light?

Foxy Rating = 3.5 stars
*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review

This was a unique and intriguing storyline and my first read of this author.

Kat and Trevor are travelling on the same bus out of their past, taking a chance on the unknown. Trevor finds himself attracted towards the ice princess on the bus and cannot understand the complexity of her standoffishness. Kat on the other hand notices the ‘Zeus’ on the bus but ignores him and the unknown pull she feels towards him. But then along comes one hell of a cluster eff that throws them into each other in more ways than one. Their journey just took a turn for the worse, throwing them into the Tennessee Forest! Both need to learn to survive and find salvation but to do that they need to trust and in order to do that Kat needs to let down some of her protective walls and Trevor needs to find a way to help her do that.

The majority of the book was of Kat and Trevor’s long trek through the forest, with barely any possessions and coping with their injuries. The storyline interweaves a little suspense along with their growing camaraderie and attraction to each other which stays resolute until later in the book when they eventually reach salvation.

I did enjoy this but for me personally I would have liked a little more romance and intensity between the pairing. At times Kat did annoy me with her attitude towards Trevor but was recovered when the romance factor kicked in.

Overall a good distinctive story that was engaging and enjoyable. 

I nod, never breaking eye contact. And how could I? With Trevor looking at me like that, there’s no chance that I can move, let alone breathe.

Every time our gazes cross, a shift takes place. It moves the air around us: swirling and circling, interlacing and enclosing. It weaves through us, wrapping us to each other: binding us… with this… need.

I can see in Trevor’s eyes all that I feel.

The apprehension. The latent confusion. That undeniable… need.

And there it is again: that needling… annoying… disturbing and somehow strangely consuming sentiment that we need each other. I don’t want to need Trevor. I don’t need him to need me, either.

Whatever it is that exists between the two of us, it is inescapable: invisible but potent. We’re two stars on a collision course, orbiting each other, dancing around another… until the inevitable happens.

A cosmic boom that threatens to rain destruction... or beautiful stardust, and I’m not sure which it will be, so I make a decision right then and right there.

The decision… to get out.

Get out while I still can: while I can spare us both the explosion that is bound to happen. While I can avoid the disappointment that will ultimately follow.

While I can spare myself Trevor’s discovery of my deceit.

Natalie Wrye is a math geek by day, writer by night. She is a quirky, former Yankee living in Northwest Georgia with nothing but her Friends and Gilmore Girls reruns to keep her company. Natalie started writing nonsensical stories at the ripe age of 6; she hopes things have changed since then. She loves chocolate, cuddly things, and large libraries. Oh...and she thinks it's pretty cool to talk in 3rd person.


New Release: Degrade by TL Smith | #NEW #Contemporary #SecondChance @givemebooksblog @lsmitht

Title: Degrade
Series: Flawed
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Author: T.L. Smith
 Release Date: August 31, 2015


One rule, only one rule women need to follow when they're with me.

Don’t ask for more.

This rule is in place for a reason, you won't get more of what’s not there to give.

He is striking, and he's all man. He is also the devil, or so I believe him to be. I gave him my heart, not realizing I was doing so. He likes to break me down, so I'm a shell of the person I once was. He's chipping away at me, bit by bit. Though I’m not as weak as he thinks, and when I can’t handle it anymore, I will come back swinging.

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I’m an idiot, I know this. I just can’t help myself. When it comes to him, I do as he says, do as he pleases. Even if it’s against everything, I believe in. He has a hold on me, which no other person has ever held. I don’t believe he loves me, but I love him. So that has to count for something? Right? My love is big enough. I believe it can hold onto both of us and wrap us up in a vice grip. See, I did tell you, I’m an idiot.


August (Calendar Girl #8) by Audrey Carlan | #NEW #romance #months @givemebooksblog @AudreyCarlan @waterhousepress

Title: August
Series: Calendar Girl #8
Author: Audrey Carlan
Publisher: Waterhouse Press
 Release Date: August 31, 2015

Pretending. I’ve always been good at pretending.

Being someone else is easy, and that ability has served me well these last seven months. 

This time, I’ve been hired to be the long lost sister of oil tycoon, and down to earth cowboy, Maxwell Cunningham. Recently, Maxwell’s father passed away and in his last Will and Testament he dropped a bomb no one saw coming. 

One of the richest men in the world, left forty-nine percent of his company to a sister my client never knew he had. A woman named Mia Saunders. 

Maxwell has a year to find this sister or he loses almost half of his empire to a greedy board of investors. Somehow, he found me and here I am. 

Sharing in family dinners, pretending to be someone I’m not and fooling bigwigs left and right. Only I’m finding myself falling in love with a family I can never have. One that will hurt to leave. 

Stetsons, soul-searching, and sisterly duty all come into a sharp tangle with twists and turns I never saw coming. ***

In the eighth book of the Calendar Girl serial, Mia is sent to Dallas, Texas. Still on her mission to save her father, she is hired to be the long lost sister of Maxwell Cunningham, one of the newly richest men in America. 

Each installment in the Calendar Girl Serial will release every month throughout 2015. The stories will feature Mia’s journey as an escort to twelve clients in twelve different locations.

Warning: This book is designed for audiences 18+ due to language and graphic sexual content.

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Author Bio

Audrey Carlan is an Amazon Best Selling Author
who writes erotic contemporary romances, such as the wildly popular

"Falling Series." She lives in the sunny California Valley two hours
away from the city, the beach, the mountains and the precious…the vineyards.

She has been married to the love of her life for over 10 years and has two
young children that live up to their title of “Monster Madness” on daily basis.

When she’s not writing, sipping wine with her “soul sisters”, or doing yoga,
she can be found with her nose stuck in book or her Kindle. A hot, smutty,
romantic book to be exact!


Cover Reveal: Sentenced by LL Collins | #Cover #TBR #Erotic #BadBoy @givemebooksblog @authorllcollins

Title: Sentenced
Author: L.L. Collins
Genre: Erotic Romance
 Release Date: October/November 2015 (TBD)

Cover Design: Marisa-Rose Shor with Cover Me, Darling


THE BAD BOY: I’m Johnny. An ex-con with a bad attitude and a controlling demeanor that somehow made the women flock to my bed but never my heart. It was unavailable for possession. 

THE TEMPTATION: She was just supposed to be a two day hookup. But one taste of her and I knew I was in danger of never getting enough. She has her own demons to contend with, and dealing with my own was hard enough. I won’t allow temptation to take control of me.

THE SENTENCE: I'd given myself a life sentence a long time ago, and she made me want things I wouldn't allow myself to have. Giving into it just might destroy us both.

Author Bio
L.L. Collins loves spending her days in the Florida sun with her husband and two boys, reading, and writing. LL has been writing since she was old enough to write. Always a story in her head, she finally decided to let the characters out made her lifelong dream of becoming an author come true in the self-publishing world. She's the author of the Living Again Series and the Twisted Series, plus a new standalone, Back to the Drawing Board. Visit LL on her website, and on all social media. Look for more of her emotionally charged novels soon!