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*Blog Tour* Ready or Not (Ready #4) by J.L. Berg + Excerpt @authorjlberg @InkSlingerPR




Ready or Not
Ready #4
by
J.L. Berg

Release Date: December 2nd, 2014




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Born into wealth and privilege, free-spirited Liv Quinn left it all behind when she realized there was more to life than living off of trust funds and barely skating by. Since then, she's worked and fought for everything she's earned and never looked back at the world or the family she left behind.


Jackson Reid is starting over with a new job in a brand new city. A single father to his son Noah, he hopes the change will help strengthen the bond that has seemed to suffer since puberty reared its ugly head. What he hadn't planned on was Liv — his exotic next-door neighbor who drives him insane with her wild, new age lifestyle, but still manages to leave him aching for more.

As challenges arise and feelings intensify, will these neighbors be able to look past their differences and find a middle ground? When love comes knocking, will they be ready, or not?



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"They were like an orgasm in a baked good."

I laughed, shaking my head. "They're damn good, but if that is your comparison to an orgasm, you've been with all the wrong men."

"And just who is the right man? You?" A wicked smirk spread across her face.

Reaching the entrance, I stepped in front of her, causing her cool confidence to falter slightly. Inching forward, I breathed her in, nearly molding our bodies together. I could feel her breath against my neck.

"Babe, a night with me would be better than all the fucking cookies in the world."

Her eyes widened, and I watched her lips part and her chest rise.

Perfect. Be flustered, Liv. You fluster me constantly.




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J.L. Berg is the USA Today bestselling author of the Ready series. She is a California native living in the beautiful state of historic Virginia. Married to her high school sweetheart, they have two beautiful girls that drive them batty on a daily basis. When she's not writing, you will find her with her nose stuck in a romance novel, in a yoga studio or devouring anything chocolate.

J.L. Berg is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC.



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*Cover Reveal* Very Twisted Things (Briarcrest Academy #3) by Ilsa Madden-Mills + Excerpt + #Giveaway @ilsamaddenmills @StephsBookRepts



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Very Twisted Things
Briarcrest Academy #3
by
Ilsa Madden-Mills

Release Date: February 2015

Cover Model: Drew Leighty

Genre: Hot New Adult for 18+




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A sassy violinist who lives next door. An obsessed rock star who watches her through binoculars. And one night when she bares it all. Life will never be the same in Tinseltown.

Vital Rejects front guy Sebastian Tate never imagined his YouTube music video would go viral, sky-rocketing him to acting success in Hollywood. Okay, maybe he did. After all, he's a cocky dude who knows he’s hot-as-hell, and it was only a matter of time before his stars aligned.

But life in Tinseltown is never what it seems.

After being cheated on, his only rule to falling in love is simple: Keep Calm and Don't Do It. Spying on his mysterious new neighbor with binoculars seems innocent enough, but quickly escalates into an erotic game between two very unlikely people.

Twenty-year-old Violet St. Lyons is a world-renowned violinist who's lost her mojo on stage. She hides away in a Hollywood mansion, trying to find her way through her twisted past in order to make her future.

He's the life of the party with girls chasing him down for his autograph. She's the introvert with a potty mouth who doesn't even know who he is.

When they meet, stars collide, sparks fly, and clothes come off. Yet, giving his heart to a girl isn't Sebastian's plan; falling for a guy who craves attention isn't Violet's.

Welcome to Briarcrest Academy — Hollywood style — where sometimes the best things in life are VERY TWISTED THINGS.






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Prologue

"Then he came along, and like a twisted piece of metal that's burned beyond recognition, I emerged from the fire. Different. Changed." –from the journal of Violet St. Lyons


This wasn't happening.

Clad in a pair of red lacy bikini underwear — his favorite — I sipped on tequila — not my favorite — and glared at Sebastian Tate, sexy rock star and billboard model. Wearing low-slung jeans and nothing else, he paced around my chair in tight circles, his tall frame blocking most of my vision, the lion tattoo on his back heaving as he took deep breaths. Blonde and sporting faint stubble on his chiseled jawline, he looked like the heartbreaker the tabloids said he was.

Bad, bad boy.

But, oh, so good.

He sent me a hard look. Pissed.

From my living room in the Hollywood Hills, I gazed out the window at the Santa Monica Mountains, my eyes everywhere except on the glossy nude photos he clutched in his hand.

Of me. Of him.

Of us.

He swiveled his ice-blue eyes at me. Earlier today they'd burned with another kind of fire, but things change fast in Tinseltown. "These will be in the papers. Get ready," he said, tossing down the pictures on the table, making me cringe.

I gazed down at them, my eyes lingering over one of us on my patio, him on his knees with his mouth between my legs as my body arched in ecstasy. My skin burned at the memory, echoes of the passion we'd shared — and now everyone in the world would see. My family. The society people in New York. The board of directors for the orphanage. My stomach heaved at the thought, bile threatening to rise up.

Another caught my eye, this one a full color close-up of me crying black mascara tears as I played my violin. Nude. It looked depressing as hell although in truth it had been love that made me emotional.

"Remind me to pass on the make-up next time. And to not have sex outdoors. Obviously," I said, forcing my shoulders to move in a nonchalant shrug like I didn't care, but he knew the truth. I was devastated by these.

And so was he.

Because we weren't supposed to be together.

He said my name in that husky voice of his, the one that made me crazy, the one that made me want to rip his clothes off. "Violet—"

"Stop," I said, clenching my fists. Because whatever he had to say didn't matter. These pictures ruined us, ensuring that he'd leave me for her, the beautiful Bubble named Blair. Bubble, bubble, bubble. I wanted to pop her.

Why did I always come last with him?

I stood and faced him, tossing back the last of my shot. "First off, I wish we'd never met." I held my hand up. "No. Wait. I don't wish that because then I wouldn't know Spider or Mila. I—I wish I'd never fallen in love with you. Loving means losing. Always. And I was stupid to forget it. I may have to sell this house and move to another freaking country to get away from you, but I'll do it. I've done it before." I sucked in a breath. "I'll be fine without you."

Lie. I would likely end up drunk on Mexican tequila, nursing what was left of my heart.

He closed his eyes, a dazed expression on his face as if my words crushed him.

"We were doomed from the very start," I reminded him. "You want to be a star, and all I want is you."

He stopped his pacing, a muscle jerking in his cheek as he leaned down until his nose was level with mine. "Then this is goodbye, Violet? You're giving up on us already?"

Did I hear a break in his voice? Impossible.

"If I don't say goodbye first, then someone else will." Truth.

He'd never be mine, simply because he didn't belong with me. I was a washed-up freak who had nothing but a mansion and a Maserati; he belonged on the silver screen with a pretty starlet on his arm.

We were over. Kaput.

I smiled, a bitter thing, and sashayed past him, enjoying the hiss of breath when I let my hand drift over his crotch. "This moment is begging for a soundtrack, don't you think?" I said, coming to stop by the stereo system and cranking up Kurt Kobain's Smells Like Teen Spirit. Holding my hands up in the horns rocking out signal, I bobbed my head to the beat while he watched, anger flickering across his face. I danced and twirled around, closing my eyes, the music vibrating through my body, my fingers itching for my violin.

Bam!

My eyes flew open. He'd strode over to me and clicked the stereo off, chest still heaving.

He shoved his hands in my hair and dragged my face to his, and I groaned at the fire that blazed in my body. I felt the warm heat of his skin and pressed closer and inhaled. He smelled like bourbon and sex —a rock star's diet — and I panted, cursing myself at the same time.

How would I ever get over him?

He pressed his thumbs across my mouth. Gentle. But his voice was cold. "You can't wait to high-tail it back to Manhattan to your lawyer boyfriend, can you?"

"I plead the fifth," I said, staring at his full lips. I licked my own. "But you can kiss me goodbye if you want. I don't mind."

We stared at each other until he exhaled heavily and put his back to me, his muscles as taut as the guitar strings he played. He verged on breaking.

Yeah, well, welcome to my world.

Yet at the same time, I reached my hand out to him. Stupid hand.

But of course, he didn't see it.

"So long, V," he said soft as a whisper, staring at the ground as if I was breaking his heart, when all along it was the other way around. He took a step from me, then another, then another, until finally, he was nothing but a speck.

I clutched my chest and wanted to fall to the ground and rail on it. Alone. Again.

But tough girls like me didn't cry over black-hearted boys.

Although in his defense, I owed him a thank you for saving me.

To show you, I'd have to start at the beginning, the day I lost everything.

© Ilsa Madden-Mills, NYT and USA Today bestselling author
--Unedited and may change before publication







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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap.

She spends her days with two small kids, one neurotic cat, and one husband. She collects magnets and rarely cooks except to bake her own pretzels.

When she's not crafting a story, you can find her drinking too much Diet Coke, jamming out to Pink, or checking on her carefully maintained chocolate stash.

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*Cover Reveal* The Awakening of Ivy Leavold (Markham Hall Series Book #1) by Sierra Simone + Excerpt + #Giveaway @SchmexyGrlBooks @TrulySchmexyPR


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The Awakening of Ivy Leavold
Markham Hall Series Book #1
by
Sierra Simone

Release Date: January 12, 2015

Genre: Historical Romance




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Yorkshire, 1879

I am alone.

When Ivy Leavold is left destitute by her brother's death, she is taken in by her cousin's brooding, tortured widower - Julian Markham. Handsome and possessive, it's not long before Ivy falls for him. But Mr. Markham has dark secrets, secrets that may put Ivy in danger...

I am afraid.

As Ivy unravels the mystery surrounding her cousin's death, she falls deeper and deeper in love with Julian, who opens her body and her mind to his indomitable will. But even as he draws pleasure and desire from her night after night, Ivy can't shake the feeling that their passionate affair may end in violence...
And I am completely his.



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"You see? You are completely virginal, though Lord knows those lips and eyes don’t look the part." Mr. Markham shook his head, as if to clear it. "You have all of these firsts — kisses and caresses and more — left in front of you. You are completely fresh to the world of grown men and women."

He took hold of my hands and helped me stand to my feet. "I think it's best if we keep our distance from one another," he said. My whole body wilted in disappointment. I wanted nothing less.

"Why?"

He pressed his forehead against mine just as he had this morning. "Do you remember me saying that I had become a creature of needs after Violet's death? I wasn't exaggerating and I wasn't joking. I'm accustomed to getting what I want. And I want you."

"What's wrong with that?" I managed to ask. "Why can't we want one another?"

"You don't understand what I mean. When I say that I want you, I don't mean your company or your conversation. I don't want to pine over you and write you poetry. I mean," he pronounced carefully, "that I want to bend you over this sofa and slide inside of you. I mean that I want to pin you to the ground and watch you squirm as I drive into you over and over again. I mean that I want to spend my evenings watching your pretty little head bob up and down on my cock."




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Sierra Simone is a librarian who writes unabashedly sexy books with brains, beauty and big words. She lives with her hot cop husband and family in Kansas City.

You can stalk her on tumblr and pinterest.

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*Cover Reveal* Pocketful of Sand by M. Leighton @mleightonbooks @badassmktg @annechaconas


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Coming March 15, 2015 from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author M. Leighton: A story of heartbreak, loss, love, and new beginnings.



Pocketful of Sand
by
M. Leighton

Release Date: March 15th, 2015




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I was born and raised in the United States, and I’ve lived in several of the fabulous fifty. Though I currently live in the deep South, I spent much of my childhood up North and hope to return there one day. A few other things about me: I believe that sometimes you have to look really, REALLY hard to find the good in people, but it's there. I believe that I'm shrinking (I swear five years ago I was two inches taller). I believe my husband is quite possibly one of the most amazing men in the entire world (I can't be sure because I haven't met all of them). I believe coffee and chocolate, when combined, could be the basis for world peace. I believe that Jesus rocks and communism doesn’t. I believe that white makes me look fat and black collects lint. I believe summer's too hot, winter's too cold and fall was made for football. I like dogs better than cats and the first movie in a trilogy is invariably the best. But most of all, I believe that love conquers all.

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*Cover Reveal* Saving You (Love Wanted in Texas #2) by Kelly Elliott + Excerpt + #Giveaway @KellyElliottAuthor @InkSlingerPR


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Saving You
Love Wanted in Texas #2
by
Kelly Elliott

Release Date: January 22, 2015




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What happens when your head and heart contradict each other regarding the one person you've always wanted?

Growing up, Luke Johnson and Libby Hayes thought they would be best friends forever.

One kiss changed everything.

Fearing his love for Libby could cost him their friendship, Luke chooses to listen to his head — instead of his heart.

Will the regrets of denying the one person Luke wants to give himself to, end up leaving him lost and alone? Or will Libby be able to save him with her love?


Saving You is book 2 in the Love Wanted In Texas series.



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HERE ARE 2 EXCERPTS FROM SAVING YOU.

READ BOTH AND THEN YOU DECIDE WHICH LOVE WANTED IN TEXAS SERIES BOOK KELLY ELLIOTT WILL WRITE NEXT. DO YOU WANT GRACE JOHNSON OR COLT MATHEWS?

THE WINNING BOOK WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN THE EPILOGUE OF SAVING YOU AND THE STORY WILL BE RELEASED SPRING 2015.



Grace

A few seconds later, Noah's phone beeped. He pulled it out of his pocket and smiled when he saw Grace's text.

"Now you have my number. I'll um, talk to you later then?" Grace asked as she began taking a few steps backwards.

Noah nodded his head and winked at her. "Most definitely."

Turning around Grace and I began walking back to the houses. "Oh my gosh, Grace Johnson. Who is he and why have I never heard about this Noah?"

Grace chuckled and brushed me off with her hand. "Honestly, I never thought I would lay eyes on him again. I ran into him as I was running after Alex, he knocked me down, helped me up and we exchanged names. That was it."

"Well he certainly remembered you." I turned to look over my shoulder. "And he is staring at your ass as you walk away."





Colt

"What do you mean Colt is moving in here?" Lauren asked as everyone looked at her. The smile that spread across Colt's face for a brief second was caught only by me. He looked back down and sent someone a text.

Alex looked at Lauren and then Colt. "Marie James told me you took her out and y'all had a great time. She seemed to be taken with you."

"Huh, interesting," Colt said as Lauren looked at him.

"Wait, you're moving in here?"

Nodding his head, Colt answered Lauren without looking at her. "Yeah, Lauren I am."

He stood and pushed the stool back. Taking in a deep breath he blew it out. "Speaking of Marie, I've got plans with her so I guess I'll see y'all around."

Colt started to head to the door when Lauren got up and turned toward him. She began to follow Colt and it appeared she wanted to say something. Finally she was going to talk to him. Lauren was about to say something when she stopped walking. Looking away from Colt, she turned and sat back down.

Stupid. So fucking' stupid.




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Kelly Elliott is married to a wonderful Texas cowboy who has a knack for making her laugh almost daily and supports her crazy ideas and dreams for some unknown reason... he claims it's because he loves her!
She's also a mom to an amazing daughter who is constantly asking for something to eat while her fingers move like mad on her cell phone sending out what is sure to be another very important text message.
In her spare time she loves to sit in her small corner overlooking the Texas hill country and write.

One of her favorite things to do is go for hikes around her property with Gus... her chocolate lab and the other man in her life, and Rose, her golden retriever. When Kelly is not outside helping the hubby haul brush, move rocks or whatever fun chore he has in store for her that day, you’ll find her inside reading, writing or watching HGTV.



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