Friday, January 31, 2014

Favorites Giveaway Hop 

When I think of books and my favorites, two authors come to mind. I'm sure you can guess who those authors are if you've been to my blog enough.

Seriously. Think about it.

Look at my sidebars.


Do you know the answer(s)?

Yeah. You probably just guessed it.

I am clearly a very predictable person.

But I can't help it. Both of these authors are awesome sauce. 

Victoria Scott & Jennifer L. Armentrout!

I heart them both something fierce. AND they both have series ending this year. Which is coincidentally perfect for me. Because...

There will be two winners.

Yeah. TWO. 

One will win their choice of books from the Lux series (that are already released):
Obsidian (Lux, #1) Onyx (Lux, #2) Opal (Lux, #3) Origin (Lux, #4) 

And one will win their choice of Dante Walker books (that are already released):
The Collector (Dante Walker, #1) The Liberator (Dante Walker, #2)

So...yeah. YAY!

I know it may have been expected that I'd give away a copy of Fire & Flood. And you're right. I thought about it. Almost did. BUT. It's February, y'all. My birthday is this month. And my blogoversary is next month. So...just...remember that... ;)

Now, for the DETAIIIILS! 
- Two winners will be randomly selected to receive one of the books listed above.
- This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL. 
- My giveaway policy applies. Take a couple of seconds and read it.
- Enter through the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win. Pow!

Hop on, lovely people!

Blog Tour: Layers by Sigal Ehrlich (Review & Giveaway)

Layers (Stark, #1)Layers by Sigal Ehrlich 
Release Date: October 10, 2013
Format: Paperback, 299 pages
Series: Stark #1
Source: Author in exchange for an honest review
Buy It: Amazon | B&N

Description from Goodreads:
According to Hayley love is a subject of ridicule, a myth created by hopeless romantics.

When Hayley makes a resolution to declare her loose lifestyle era R.I.P, it’s all good in theory…

That is until she meets Daniel Stark, a well-respected, mid-thirties business man who is known for his short temper, lack of steady relationships as well as his strict preserve of his private life.

Opinionated, sharp tongued Hayley accidentally steps into his office leaving Daniel resolved to put Hayley in her place and have her in his bed.

Both Hayley and Daniel can’t avoid the immediate instigation of the attraction between them.

In a unanimously agreed upon verdict by Hayley and her two best friends, Ian the gay self-absorbed, aspiring model and Natasha the witty, borderline neurotic soul mate, Daniel Stark is to be Hayley’s pure physical attraction, emotions aside era closure.

Will it indeed be a closure, or a beginning to something neither Hayley nor Daniel ever bargained for…

I kind of went into this expecting just another one of those romances with guys who are all business-y and girls who are all kinds of special to them, etc. I expected to enjoy it, but I did not expect to be impressed. I did not expect to LOVE it. 

But I am and I did. 

I started this book just like it was any other, but was easily caught up in the writing and the story of Hayley. I think it helped that the story didn't start off with them meeting--like that would be all we'd read about for the whole entire book. Hayley is distinctly her own person, and that is established quickly. I ended up really liking Hayley, and her attitude. 

Another big plus for this book was that the jealousy wasn't overdone. Yes, they have their instances where they deal with the little green monster, they're only human. They have conversations about past relationships, of course. But none of it is TOO MUCH. I didn't want to punch a wall at jealous stupidity, which happens quite often honestly. But not with this book, which makes me love it even more! Along with the jealousy thing, I really loved how Layers didn't really drag on things. At the beginning of Daniel and Hayley's relationship, they didn't drag out the fact that they were totally lusting over each other. I like that we don't spend forever and a half dealing with little things, and we instead got into what was actually up.

I love Daniel Stark. He wasn't anything near a perfect character, and he was definitely not the nicest character (well, to people that weren't Hayley) but I found that to be endearing. He had his own stuff he had to work through and it was nice to see him try to do that for the sake of what he wanted with Hayley. He really grew on me as the story went on.

I flew through this book and was left making the ultimate gabby hands for the next book, Inner Core, which I will totally be reading in February. Seriously, I have no doubt in my mind. I adored THIS book so much. 

Overall, Layers was a great story that I highly enjoyed from beginning to end. The main character had an attitude I liked, the love interest won me over completely, and the writing pulled me into the story without a problem, not letting go until this chapter of Daniel and Hayley's story was told. I am definitely, without a doubt picking up the next book sometime very soon!

About the Author 
By teen age, Sigal already lived in three different continents where she had the luck to experience and visit varied places, meet unique people, which only helped fuel her overly developed imagination. Currently, Sigal calls Estonia home where she lives with her husband and three kids.

Not exactly sure where they will end up next…

When she is not hiding in her office, writing, she enjoys music, reading and taking care of her little clan.

With a great believe in "don’t wait for things to happen - make them happen," she enjoys anything exciting life has to offer.

Author Links: 



Giveaway #1: 
(Just on my blog)
Leave a comment on this post about my review, and include your email address. I will pick a winner on February 10th for a digital copy of Layers. Trust me, you want this book. I LOVED IT! 

Giveaway #2: 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Fault in Our Stars Movie Trailer!

Today, the first real trailer for The Fault in Our Stars by John Green was released. And just. Oh. My.

Oh my oh my.

Oh my oh my oh my.

I JUST watched it, like, two seconds ago, and then decided to make this post because you NEED to see this.

I may or may not be crying right now.

But it's okay.



So, it. If you've read the book, I think you'll be happy (and tearful) at how honestly true to the book this movie seems like it's going to be. It makes me even more excited (and scared) for June!


If you haven't read the book, I highly recommend it. Goodness.


I'm really hoping he keeps his "I'm on a roller coaster that only goes up, my friend" line. That is legit one of my favorite lines ever.

What do you think?!?! Because I seriously could not be happier with how this is looking. I am ALREADY in tears. Ahhhh!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Introducing Monthly Re-Reads

In 2013, I had the urge to re-read a bunch of books. To fix that problem, I just re-read my favorite parts of the books when I had free time (and sometimes when I didn't) and by talking about re-reading books. Like on YA Bound, where I did a whole post about my re-reading tendencies.

Then I was talking with Jamie from The Perpetual Page-Turner on Twitter, and thank sweet baby goodness, I'm not the only one who wants to go back and read some darn good books I read what feels like forever ago. She has a feature on her own blog called Before I Blogged I Read that I think is pretty similar to what I'm doing on my blog this year (and possibly next year and the year after, etc. If this year goes well).

So, how does this whole thing go?

Short version: I read one book that I've already read every month and then post about it.

The version that actually explains things beyond the obvious:
I'll pick one book every month to re-read. It doesn't HAVE to be a book I read before I started blogging and reviewing, but from what I can tell right now, a bunch of them will be. I'll be doing monthly TBR's at the beginning of every month, so you'll know what book I'm re-reading for that month then. Sometime during the month, I'll read it and then write a post about it, which will go up on the last-ish day of the month. Depending on my scheduling situation, it may be a day or two early.

What will the post look like?

Well, there'll be the book info, of course. These posts ARE NOT reviews, but the info is still kind of good to include. And then there will be this section:

Here, I'll tell you what I remember my thoughts being on the book. Not a summary or anything, but particular feelings I remember having. Characters I may have liked/hated, parts that stick out in my mind, that kind of thing. Though the whole post goes up at the same time, I'll be filling out this part BEFORE I read. So this will literally be all from memory.

After that, there will be this section:

Here, I'll tell you how the re-read went. Maybe things I noticed now that I didn't before, or ways my opinions on things have changed. Again, this won't be a summary or anything, just my thoughts. Sort of like a review, but shorter and probably in less detail.

I'm still undecided on whether or not I'll be rating the books, and I may or may not include a favorite quotes section, depending on if I pass by any quotes that I really want to include.

So...that's it. If I wasn't clear enough on anything, or if you have any questions, just let me know and I shall answer. I'm easy to reach on Twitter, and if you ask me a question in the comments here, I'll totally respond. Oh, and I have that handy dandy Facebook page now! You can ask me there. And there is, of course, always email, which I check as often as I possibly can. Because I'm like that. :)

Oh, and since I'm missing January (I just thought of the idea this month, which didn't give me enough time to participate this month), I'm going to make up for it in February. How? I'm reading these:

The Secret Circle: The Initiation and The Captive Part I (The Secret Circle, #1-2) The Secret Circle: The Captive Part II and The Power (The Secret Circle, #2-3) 

Technically, this is a trilogy, but it is two BOOKS, like physically, so I'm counting them that way. As far as how posting will go, I'm thinking I'll probably do the January post in the middle of February. PROBABLY, not DEFINITELY. If not, then I'll do them both at the end of the month. But I am seriously excited to re-read these books! I heart them so hard. 

So...yeah, that's SERIOUSLY it. I'm really looking forward to doing this in 2014, and I'm flailing all over the place that I get to kick it off with a couple of my favorites! 

(Honestly, most of these will probably be favorites, but oh well. I get to read them again--that is that happy point! Eeeep!)

Friday, January 24, 2014

Blog Tour: Pieces For You by Genna Rulon (Excerpt & Giveaway) 

Pieces for You (For You, #2)Pieces For You by Genna Rulon 
Release Date: December 15, 2013
Series: For You #2

Description from Goodreads: 
"The phoenix hope, can wing her way through the desert skies,
and still defying fortune's spite; revive from ashes and rise.” -Miguel de Cervantes

Samantha Whitney survived unimaginable tragedy only to discover she had been betrayed by a man who claimed to love her. Shattered, Sam spends months at a safe haven trying to piece herself back together. Ready or not, the time has come for her to return home.

As Sam struggles to resume a life that no longer feels familiar, she finds unwavering support in an unexpected, familiar face. Confronting Sam’s raw emotions and open wounds head-on, Griffin manages to take two steps forward for every step she retreats.

But when Sam is once again threatened, Griffin must decide how far he is willing to go to protect the woman he wants…knowing the cost of her safety is the risk of losing her.

Pieces For You is a captivating journey of survival, healing, and sacrifice—teeming with honesty, humor, unexpected twists, and love’s unsurpassed endurance.begin to plague Sam, it is Griffin she is forced to turn to.

*Though Pieces For You is part of the For You series, the book can be read as a standalone


Confident I had done all I could to prepare myself, I entered the office suite.  I was comforted by the refined elegance of the space.   There was minimal clutter and several flowering plants, adding both color and life.  I settled myself in a comfortably stuffed chair and waited.
A few minutes later, the door in front of me opened and an attractive woman in her early fifties emerged.  Dressed in a colorful sundress and ballet flats, she conveyed warmth and acceptance.  I wondered if she had done this deliberately or if she just thought the floral pattern was pretty on the hanger.
“Sam?” she asked in a strong, clear voice.
I nodded.
“Hello, it’s nice to finally meet you.  I’m Dr.  Cynthia Veritus, but please call me Thia.”
“Hi Thia, it’s nice to meet you, too.  I have heard great things about you; I’m hoping they’re all true.”
She laughed at my joke, which set me at ease.
“Come in, Sam—let’s get this over with.”
I followed her into the adjoining office, confused by her choice of words.  It wasn’t the most encouraging opening statement, but perhaps I had misheard.  I sat down on the comfortable, tan love seat and noted that her office matched the style of the waiting room. Thia sat across from me in a navy wingback armchair and offered me a kind smile.  I returned her smile and waited for her to begin.  She continued to smile at me but said nothing, which was becoming exceedingly uncomfortable.  My own smile began to fall and she smirked knowingly.  I rededicated myself to what was apparently a staring/smiling contest, determined to emerge victorious.  She smiled even wider and I caught a glimmer of laughter in her eyes, but she was rock solid and unwavering.
Son of a bitch!  I was going to lose this contest…I’m not even sure what that meant, but it couldn’t be a good sign.
“Fine, I give,” I acquiesced with a sigh. 
Thia smiled before raising her hand to muffle what I can only imagine would have been a chuckle if permitted to escape. 
What the heck?  She was laughing at me…how unprofessional!
“What gives?  Aren’t you supposed to be asking me what brings me here?  The details of what I experienced?  What dysfunctional ways I have coped with everything thus far?”
“Is that what you want to talk about?”
“Hell no!  That is the last thing I want to relive for the umpteenth time,” I virtually shouted.
“You don’t want to talk about what is past and I’m not asking.  So what is the problem?”
Well that took the wind right out of my sails.  I had no idea how to respond, so I resumed our staring contest.  It was juvenile, I know, but it felt really good being defiant.
This time she did laugh aloud and I glared back at her.  Was I actually paying her to laugh in my face?
“Okay, so what is your biggest concern right now?”
She finally asked a question…thank God! 
 “I’m not sure.  I’ve been back almost two months and I think I have kept it together—for the most part.  I’ve been having night terrors occasionally.  I’m still a little uncomfortable out in public when alone and I find myself looking over my shoulder.  The deep breathing exercises help to center me, but I wish I could get rid of the paranoia completely.”
“It definitely is normal after what you have experienced, but I think you are ready to conquer this particular fear.”
“Okay, what do I do?”
“We will get to that in a little bit, it’s a part of your homework assignment.”
She nodded in reply.  Dammit, I thought I was done with homework.  Oh well, I would try anything once.
“What else?” she prompted.
“My parents have requested I come to dinner next week.”
“I don’t want to?” I asked, as if it may be the wrong answer.
“Why not?”
“Because they never make time to see me.  They only came to visit me in the hospital once after the attack—and I wasn’t even conscious!  They never bothered to visit me when I was at The Phoenix Centre and I haven’t actually spoken to either of them in over six months, since before the attack.  The only communication I received was an email from my father’s secretary reminding me to use the Platinum Amex for any medical expenses.  Trust me, whatever they want, it’s not going to make me happy.”
“Are you certain?  Maybe they had an epiphany after almost losing you and want to work on improving your relationship.”
“Spoken like a rational person who has an empathetic bone in their body.  There’s a reason I am an only child, Thia.  My parents thought having a kid would be a great addition to the illusion of their Rockwell portrait life.  Once I arrived, they handed me to the nearest nanny and resumed business as usual.  My mother was horrified by the effects pregnancy had on her previously impeccable body, and spent well over a hundred grand to repair the damage I caused.  Ultimately my cost exceeded my value, so they determined children were a bad investment and a hindrance to their quality of life.  These are not the type of people who have sudden moments of introspection—nothing good will come of this dinner,” I finished with conviction.
“Well, I’m convinced.  Next?”
“Are you mocking me?” I asked, confused by her quick dismissal of my mommy and daddy issues.
“Not at all.  You seem to comprehend that their issues are theirs, not yours.  While you’re understandably apprehensive about the dinner, you aren’t harboring any unrealistic expectations and have already developed healthy coping strategies to process your feelings concerning your parents.  Unless you begin to exhibit inappropriate emotional responses to their behaviors or indulge in self-destructive coping mechanisms, I see no reason for us to explore this any further.  Do you want to analyze the minute details of every disappointment you have ever suffered at their hands?  We can do that, but I’ll need to grab my calendar to schedule all the additional weekly visits.”
“Sarcasm much?”
“I am happy to waste your time and money by exploring every little facet of your past and psychoanalyzing the myriad ways each has shaped your psyche…if that would make you feel better,” she deadpanned.
“You should grab coffee with Everleigh some time—you two would have a blast out-snarking one another.”
“Since Everleigh is your best friend, I will take that as a compliment,” she countered, successfully turning my poke around.
“Two peas in a freakin’ pod,” I muttered.
“Geeze, I might as well be waiting my turn at the supermarket deli counter holding a little ticket with a number on it.”
“Sarcasm much?” she parroted my earlier barb.
“I’m not sure if you are the best therapist ever or the worst.”
“I get that a lot,” she offered without concern, causing me to laugh.  “Don’t worry, I’ll grow on you.”
“If you have a magic solution to cure my night terrors, I will commit to providing you an organ of your choice should a transplant ever become necessary.”
“Now that is a tantalizing offer.  Unfortunately, there is no magic pill you can swallow…just kidding.  Of course I could prescribe a sleep aid if you don’t currently have one, but that would not be my suggested course.”
“What do you suggest?”
“Such a dirty word to be throwing around so casually.  Okay, lay it on me.”
“I want you to find a part-time job in an environment you feel safe to help increase your comfort level in public—consider it exposure therapy.  Plus, you need something to do besides shopping,” she said as she eyed my outfit, correctly pegging my current method of passing time.  “You should attend the dinner at your parents’ next week.  At the very least it will clear them off your list of worries.  I also want you to establish a regular exercise routine.  Sign up at a gym and use it.  It will aid your sleep and possibly help reduce the number of night terrors you have been experiencing.  Not to mention, it’s another public venue for you to build comfort and confidence.”
“I can handle those assignments.”
“Oh, one more—eat!  The Italian in me is dying to shove heaping piles of carbohydrates into that scrawny little body of yours.”
I laughed at her exclamation; it was clear she wasn’t exaggerating for effect.
“Will do, Chef Boyardee,” I teased, glad to be ending on a positive note and with several manageable tasks to focus on.  “It’s been…strange, but good…I think.”
“Excellent.  You handled me better than most do on their first visit.”
I didn’t think she was kidding, which gave me an odd sort of pride at the unexpected accomplishment.  As I departed, I couldn’t help but wonder if I had just found a guide through the minefield of recovery or if I was being “Punk’d” by Ashton Kutcher—if it was the latter, this would have made for some great TV programming.  I glanced around to make sure there were no cameramen hiding in the bushes.  Nope.  Thia was a therapist unlike any I had encountered thus far.  I resolved to follow her directives and get a jump on my homework assignments. 

About the Author 
Genna Rulon is an up and coming contemporary romance author.

During her 15 years in the corporate world, Genna, inspired by her love of reading, fantasized about penning her own stories. Encouraged by her favorite authors, many of whom are indie writers and self-published, she committed to pursuing her aspirations of writing her own novels. Genna was raised in Long Island, New York, where she still resides, surrounded by the most amazing family and friends. Married to a wonderful man, who patiently tolerates her ramblings about whichever book she is currently working on, even feigning interest relatively convincingly! Genna is blessed with two little boys who do their best to thwart mommy’s writing time with their hilarious antics and charming extrapolations.

Connect with the Author: 


Thursday, January 23, 2014

New Things!

Hello, lovelies! This is going to be a super short post. It's pretty much just a quick update. Because I have...three? Three. Yeah. Three. New things to share with you!

1. I have a new Twitter handle! I don't know if you follow me on Twitter, but if you do (or if you want to) my new Twitter handle is @jessbooklover. I've had it set as @makesmeworse12 for a while now, and it was really just an inside joke. Since I use Twitter for more bookish bloggy things now, I thought it should be a little less random. So...yeah. Here's a new link to my Twitter page!

2. I now have a Facebook page! Yeah, I didn't have one before. Well. I did. For ME. But not for my blog. Nothing for Just a Booklover. But now I made one! Because I just figured it was about time. Here is a link to the Facebook page for Just a Booklover!

3. I'm going to do Monthly Re-Reads! I'll do a whole post on this next week sometime, but I'm telling you now--I'm going to re-read one book a month. And then post about it. And POSSIBLY give a copy of that book away. I'm still undecided on the giveaway thing. Maybe I'll give away some. We'll see. But there definitely WILL be a monthly re-read, but I'll start in February, because I just thought of it this month. I'll make up for it, though. I'll tell you HOW in that post I told you about where I'll explain the montly re-read thing and how it'll go. Okay? Okay.

So that's it:
Twitter handle, Facebook page, and monthly re-reads. I'm very excited about all three of these things. WOOT!

Oh, and two heads up of the FIRE & FLOOD variety. Because I can.

Victoria Scott's doing a preorder giveaway that she explained in THIS POST. Plus, there's this handy dandy graphic to explain eeeeveeerryyyythaaaaang.

Fire and Flood

It's pretty simple. Preorder FIRE & FLOOD (which you seriously should do, because this book is fan-freaking-tastic). Email the proof of that to Victoria Scott (victoria [at] victoriascottya [dot] com). And then you a button and a chance to win a $25 Book Depository gift card.


And if you live in Dallas...or near Dallas...or, you know, in Texas in general...the FIRE & FLOOD release party will be in Dallas on March 1st! Victoria did a post about it HERE and here's the invite:

Victoria Scott

Okay, now I'm actually done this time. Have a great Thursday, lovelies!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Forever Young Blog Tour (Excerpt & Giveaway)

Hello, lovelies! Today I get to spotlight four books from four totally awesome authors and share an excerpt from Song of the Fireflies by J.A. Redmerski! 

Song of the Fireflies by J.A. Redmerski 
Song of the Fireflies 
Release Date: February 4, 2014
Publisher: Forever
 Buy It: Amazon | B&N | Bookish | iTunes 

Description from Goodreads:
New York Times bestselling author J.A. Redmerski brings us a stunning and heart-wrenching new novel about a couple who find each other in their darkest moment.

Since they were kids, Elias Kline and Brayelle Bates have been inseparable. When Bray moves to South Carolina, separating the two for the first time, they both at last realize that their innocent childhood friendship has developed into something much more. So when Bray finally returns to Georgia—and to Elias—things between them couldn’t be more perfect…until one fateful night changes everything.

Desperate not to go to prison for a terrible accident, Elias and Bray decide to run. As they try to make the most of their freedom, the two find themselves relying on a rebellious group of people who tempt the duo into a wild and daring new life. But they can’t run from their troubles forever.

As the consequences of their past catch up to them, the couple must finally face reality. Even if they can make it through the unimaginable, Elias knows the truth about Bray’s painful history, and in the end he may not be able to save Bray from herself…


When I made my way back to the top, I found Bray wasn’t sitting near the edge of the ridge where I had left her I moved farther out into the clearing with our blankets draped over one shoulder.

“Bray?” I said, looking around.

I brushed it off for a second, thinking she was probably just taking a piss behind a tree somewhere, and I set our blankets on the ground.

But then I got a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach.

I walked quickly toward the edge and looked over. My heart started to bang against my rib cage. I peered down as far as my sight could penetrate the darkness, but took a step back upon realizing that if she had fallen there was no way I’d be able to see from way up here.

She had to be somewhere around close by. She had to be.

“Bray?” I called out again. “Where the hell did you go?”

Still no answer.

Panic set in quickly. I stood there as still and as quiet as I could for several long seconds in case she was coming through the woods, but I heard nothing. I arranged both hands around my mouth and shouted, “BRAY!” and my voice echoed through the wide-open space. But still nothing. I felt sick to my stomach. 

She wouldn’t have left like that way out here. And if she did, I would’ve seen her on the path coming down as I was making my way back up.

I ran toward the tree line, searching for any sign of her, for another path she might have taken. I refused to believe that she had fallen off the edge.

Just as I noticed another path through the woods that seemed to head south and I started to go toward it, I heard footfalls in the leaves. I didn’t wait to see if it was her, I ran blindly straight into the woods. A skinny branch slapped me across the forehead on my way, but I didn’t stop.

Bray and I nearly crashed into each other.

“Shit, baby! Where the hell did you go? Scared the hell out of me!” I started to pull her into a hug, but something about her was off and I stopped. She didn’t respond or even raise her head to look at me.

“Are you all right?”

I took her hands into mine. Hers were shaking. Her whole body was shaking.

I cupped her face in my palms and raised her head so that she’d look at me. She was crying, and something in her eyes…I couldn’t place it, but it haunted me. I wondered if she even knew I was standing right in front of her. Her hair was messy, with pieces of leaves stuck within a mass of strands. Dirt was smeared across her left cheek. She looked like she’d been in a fight.

I touched her split lip, where a thin line of blood glistened near the corner. “Bray, you’re scaring me. What happened to you?” I shook her gently and then more aggressively when she still didn’t respond. “What happened? Talk to me!”

Her lips trembled and more tears seeped from the corners of her eyes. And then as if a floodgate had been opened, she started screaming through her tears, “It was my fault! Elias! Oh my God!”
What happened?” I roared, scared for her and for myself, my heart about to burst through my chest. 

About the Author  

J.A. Redmerski, New York TimesUSA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author lives in North Little Rock, Arkansas with her three children, two cats and a Maltese. She is a lover of television and books that push boundaries and is a huge fan of AMC's The Walking Dead.

Author Links:
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Masquerade by Nyrae Dawn 
Masquerade (Games, #3) 
Release Date: January 7, 2014
Publisher: Forever
Series: Games #3
 Buy It: Amazon | B&N | Bookish | iTunes

Description from Goodreads:
A biker. A tattoo artist. A love to last a lifetime.Maddox Cross has always had to be tough. When his father went to jail for murder, the teenager took care of his sister and mother. Now on his own and working security at a night club, Maddox wants to become a tattoo artist-a dream that comes closer to reality when he falls for the hottest, most tatted woman he's ever seen. She's wild and beautiful, and Maddox will do anything to be with her.

Bee Malone came to town to open up her new tattoo parlor, Masquerade. Since being kidnapped as a young girl, Bee has had trouble getting close to anyone. But when she meets Maddox, she sees that under his hard biker's body is the sensitive soul of an artist. What starts out as a sizzling one-night stand soon becomes so much more.

Bee wants Maddox to join her tattoo business, but letting him into her life means revealing all her most intimate secrets. And as the past begins to intertwine with her present, Bee fears their love may not be as permanent as their ink . . .  

About the Author 
Writing has always been Nyrae Dawn's passion. Nyrae gravitates toward character-driven stories. She loves going on emotional journeys with characters whether it be reading or writing. And yes, she's a total romantic at heart and proud.

Nyrae resides in sunny Southern California with her husband (who still makes her swoon) and her two awesome kids.

When she's not with her family, you can be pretty sure you'll find her with a book in her hand or her laptop and an open document in front of her. Nyrae also writes adult romance under the name Kelley Vitollo. 

Author Links:
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

The Destiny of Violet and Luke by Jessica Sorensen 
The Destiny of Violet & Luke (The Coincidence, #3)  
 Release Date: January 7, 2014
Publisher: Forever
Series: The Coincidence #3
 Buy It: Amazon | B&N | Bookish | iTunes

Description from Goodreads:
Luke Price's life has always been about order, control, and acting tough on the outside. For Luke, meaningless relationships are a distraction-a way to tune out the twisted memories of his childhood. He desperately wishes he could forget his past, but it haunts him no matter what he does.

Violet Hayes has had a rough life. When she was young, she was left with no family and the memory of her parents' unsolved murders. She grew up in foster homes, living with irresponsible parents, drugs, and neglect, and trying to fight the painful memories of the night her parents were taken from her. But it's hard to forget when she never got closure-and she can't stop dreaming about what happened that tragic night. To make it through life, she keeps her distance from everyone and never allows herself to feel anything.

Then Violet meets Luke. The two clash instantly, yet they can't seem to stay away from each other. Although they fight it, they both start to open up and feel things they've never felt before. They discover just how similar they are. But they also discover something else: The past always catches up with you . . .

About the Author 
The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jessica Sorensen, lives with her husband and three kids. When she's not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family. 

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Undone by Shannon Richard
Undone (Country Roads #1) 
 Release Date: July 2, 2013
Publisher: Forever
Series: Country Roads #1
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Things Paige Morrison will never understand about Mirabelle, Florida:

Why wearing red shoes makes a girl a harlot
Why a shop would ever sell something called "buck urine"
Why everywhere she goes, she runs into sexy-and infuriating-Brendan King

After losing her job, her apartment, and her boyfriend, Paige has no choice but to leave Philadelphia and move in with her retired parents. For an artsy outsider like Paige, finding her place in the tightly knit town isn't easy-until she meets Brendan, the hot mechanic who's interested in much more than Paige's car. In no time at all, Brendan helps Paige find a new job, new friends, and a happiness she wasn't sure she'd ever feel again. With Brendan by her side, Paige finally feels like she can call Mirabelle home. But when a new bombshell drops, will the couple survive, or will their love come undone?

About the Author 
Shannon Richard grew up in the Florida Panhandle as the baby sister of two overly protective but loving brothers. She was raised by a more than somewhat eccentric mother, a self-proclaimed vocabularist who showed her how to get lost in a book and a father who passed on his love for coffee and really loud music. She graduated from Florida State University with a BA in English Literature and still lives in Tallahassee where she battles everyday life with writing, reading, and a rant every once in a while. Okay, so the rants might happen on a regular basis. She's still waiting for her Southern, scruffy, Mr. Darcy, and in the meantime writes love stories to indulge her overactive imagination. Oh, and she's a pretty big fan of the whimsy.

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