segunda-feira, 23 de março de 2015

♡ Blog Tour + #Review + #Giveway ♡ Consolation (The Consolation Duet #1) by Corinne Michaels + Excerpt + Book Trailer + Playlist @AuthorCMichaels @RSofRomance





Meet Liam in Consolation!



Consolation
The Consolation Duet #1
by
Corinne Michaels

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Okay Creations

Photographer: Perrywinkle Photography

Release Date: March 18th 2015





✾ Synopsis ✾


Liam wasn't supposed to be my happily ever after.
He wasn't even on my radar.
He was my husband's best friend — forbidden.

But my husband is dead and I'm alone. I ache for him and I reach for Liam.

One night with Liam changed everything. Now I have to decide if I truly love him or if he's just the consolation prize.












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✿ My Review ✿





I need Conviction NOW!!!!
Seriously, I need it now, especially after the cliffhanger in Consolation.

Natalie "Lee" is a twenty-seven year old woman, happily married to her high school sweetheart, Aaron, a former SEAL, and is expecting their first child. She is happy until one knock on the door changes everything: Aaron was dead.
Lee struggles to move on with her life and her newborn daughter. She just exists. She doesn't live. Her only salvation is her daughter. Until Liam, Aaron’s best friend, re-enters her life.
Neither of them expected the course their relationship would take. Is Lee ready to let go of Aaron and let Liam in?

We are introduced to Lee during the most difficult moment of her life. She fights to stay afloat in a sea of pain and hurt. After months of losing her husband, she slowly starts living again, but it's when Liam arrives that she feels alive again and feelings that she never thought she could feel again resurface. But she has her insecurities: she's afraid that it is too soon to start dating again, she's afraid of what her friends will think, and she is afraid to be in relationship with someone still in the military.
Lee is a very strong woman. She not only stood by Aaron during all his years in the military, enduring his time away in training and deployments, but she manages to survive the loss of her first love.
Liam was Aaron's best friend. They went through a lot together when they served together and Aaron's death affected him deeply. At first, he's just trying to help Lee pick up the pieces of her life and move on, but soon he finds himself falling for her. Like Lee, he has his own insecurities: is it okay to fall for your best friend's wife, even though he is dead?
Liam is the personification of the Alpha Male that I love: he is very protective of both Lee and Aarabelle but he is very sweet and gentle. Loved how patient he was with Lee and never forced her to do anything she wasn't ready for.




Consolation is an amazing story of love, hurt, grief, and heartache. We follow the story of a woman who lost the love of her life and slowly tries to move on with her life.
I loved how Lee and Liam's relationship developed. It wasn't a fast romance, but a friendship that evolved to something more.
And when it seemed that Lee and Liam where finally getting their happy ending... BAM!!!
It was an ending to Consolation that I did not expect.

This is my first read by Corinne Michaels and now I'm a fan. Her writing makes the reader feel what her characters are feeling and makes us laugh and cry with them. Can't wait to read Conviction and how the Lee and Liam’s story develops!








✿ Excerpt ✿


Copyright © 2015 Corinne Michaels

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means including electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written consent of the author.

This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents either are products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental and beyond the intent of the author or publisher.


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Prologue
Natalie

"Oh, Chloe, if you'd like to come out, please wait until your Daddy gets back," I insist, holding my belly as another Braxton Hicks contraction hits. I grip the dresser and try to breathe through it. It seems like they're coming more frequently.

Once it passes, I try to finish what I came in here for. Aaron is away, but I want the nursery done so we can enjoy the next few weeks once he returns. I walk around what will be her room, putting a few more of the pretty pink dresses in the drawers. Aaron and I have fought about the vast array of pink things that are now strewn around the house — he hates it, I love it.

He insisted we paint her room in camouflage. Brown, green, and black camouflage for a girl? No. I almost sent myself into labor with that argument. I got home and he and Mark were drawing it out on the walls. I launched various household items at Mark while throwing him out of the house. My husband found out shortly after how much he could suffer by my hands. I may not be a SEAL, but you don't mess with me either. In the end, I won with purple walls and the sheer netting around her white crib.

"Daddy's going to love this room, Chloe. I can't wait to see his face when he sees the pretty butterflies." Needing to take another break, I sit in the rocking chair and rub my stomach. It soothes me knowing she's in there. I can protect her — it's my job. I love being pregnant and it's a miracle we were able to conceive her. I've already told Aaron I want to try for another one as soon as she's born. I close my eyes and sink, allowing the world to fade away.

I imagine holding her in my arms, sitting here in this chair, soothing and kissing her. I picture Aaron with her asleep on his chest as she gets to hear his heartbeat. She'll own his world and have him wrapped around her finger.

Knock, knock, knock.

I hear the door, but it takes me a few seconds to get out of the chair.

KNOCK, KNOCK, KNOCK.

They bang louder this time.

"Coming!" I yell at the door. Jeez, give me a second.

Waddling to the door takes me a minute since I'm the size of a whale.

I open the door and see Mark Dixon, Aaron's boss and close friend. He works at Cole Security Forces with Aaron and served with him for years. His head is hanging low and when he looks up, his eyes are full of sorrow.

"What's wrong?"

"Lee," he chokes on the one syllable of my name. The one Aaron uses. Something is definitely not right.

"What happened?" I ask again as I begin to shake.

Tears fill his eyes and I know. I know my life is never going to be the same. I know everything I've ever feared is about to come true because Mark doesn't cry. Mark wouldn't be at my door if something weren't really, really wrong. "It's Aaron."

My heart stops beating and the world I live in ceases to exist. "Don't," I beg with tears blurring my vision and my breath accelerating.

This can't be happening.

"Please, don't, Mark. Please," I beg him again, because once he says it... but I know it's futile. It doesn't matter because he can't stop it. It's already happened.

"Natalie, I'm so sorry."

The dreaded words that every military wife fears. Only I wasn't supposed to have to worry about this anymore. We were done. We got out. I wasn't supposed to ever fear this again.

Please, God, don't take him from me. Please!

"But, I'm p-pregnant. I'm having a baby," I stammer as if that will somehow make none of this real. "He said he'd be back. He said he..." I trail off as it becomes difficult to breathe. My hand flies to my mouth to stifle the scream about to escape. Everything goes colorless.

"It was an IED. I'm sorry," Mark says as his eyes glimmer with unshed tears.

I fall.

But he«s there, cradling me in his arms. "I'm so fucking sorry."

"No. No. No." Mark holds me as I sob clutching my stomach. "You're lying," I hiss, tearing myself out of his embrace.

"I wish I were," he says as I struggle to get up.

"It was a mistake. He's having a baby. He said it was a simple in and out!" I scream and throw my hands against his chest. "You're lying!" I scream, even knowing it's not a lie.

"I'm sorry."

"Stop saying you're sorry!" My sorrow turns to hatred. I hate him. I hate everyone in this moment. I hate Aaron and everyone who was there. I hate this house and everything in it. I hate the air that he no longer breathes. Hate consumes me. Hate smothers me. "Get out!" I yell and push against his chest. "Get the fuck out of my house! Aaron will be back in a few days and then we're going to get ready for our daughter to be born."

"Please," Mark beseeches and I refuse to look at him.

This isn't happening because Aaron's alive.

He's not dead. How dare Mark lie to me.

"He'll be back. He wouldn't leave me. He promised." Aaron wouldn't lie to me. He never does. When he left for missions, he would always say goodbye like it could be our last. But this time he kissed the tip of my nose and said, "Now don't have that baby until I get back."

"Can I call someone? Your mom?"

"No, you can't call anyone because he's not dead! Go get him, Mark! Go get my husband and bring him home." I step back pointing my finger at him. "You all promised. He promised." I clutch my stomach as a sharp pain radiates, but it's nothing compared to the agony sitting on my chest. Tears flow relentlessly as I struggle against his hold. "He promised."

"I know he did," Mark says as he holds my head against his chest.

"He lied."

My life is gone.

My heart is dead.

I'm a widow at twenty-seven.








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Corinne Michaels is an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. She's happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife. After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness.

Both her maternal and paternal grandmothers were librarians, which only intensified her love of reading. After years of writing short stories, she couldn't ignore the call to finish her debut novel, Beloved. Her alpha Navy SEALs are broken, beautiful, and will steal your heart.



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♡ Cover Reveal ♡ Kyle’s Return (Gloves Off #5) by L.P. Dover @LPDover @XpressoReads



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Kyle's Return
Gloves Off #5
by
L.P. Dover

Release Date: June 1st 2015

Genre: New Adult, Romance, Suspense

Cover Design: Mae I Design





✾ Synopsis ✾


I promised myself I'd stay away from dangerous men, but I couldn't live up to that when Kyle Andrews came back to town. He's a manipulator, a guy who'll do whatever it takes to get what he wants, sabotaging anyone who gets in the way. After a fatal fight left him wounded, his UFC career comes to a close. He has nothing, but he's determined to get it all back.

My name is Megan. I've known violence, pain, and what it feels like to be scared to live another day. All of that changed the moment I refused to be a victim. Now that my psychotic ex, Alex, can't find me, I've been given a second chance. I owe my life to my friends. The same goes for Kyle. Without him, I wouldn't be able to feel.

Everyone hates him. But for the life of me I don't. There's something about him I can't ignore. Being with Kyle makes me want it all. However, in loving a hated man, I didn't know it'd bring the life I fled from back to haunt me. Everywhere I go danger lurks and bad things happen. Kyle believes it's because of him, but I'm starting to think otherwise. I think Alex has found me, and if so, this time he's not going to let me go.












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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can't forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols.

Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written over nine novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.


L.P. Dover is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.



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♡ Release Day Launch + #Giveaway ♡ One Last Sin (The Sin Trilogy #3) by Georgia Cates @GeorgiaCates @InkSlingerPR




One Last Sin
The Sin Trilogy #3
by
Georgia Cates

Release Date: March 23rd 2015





✾ Synopsis ✾


Bleu MacAllister's fate lies in the hands of the enemy. Complicated circumstances have rendered her helpless to escape their clutches so she must await rescue by her less than lily-white knight. All is right again when she's back in the arms of the man she loves until long buried secrets are unearthed. With them, Bleu finally discovers her mother's killer along with far more than she could possibly imagine. Can she find happiness with a husband who will go to any length to keep her safe, even if it means denying her of the one thing she believes she wants most in this world?










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A Necessary Sin
The Sin Trilogy #1





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Bleu MacAllister is consumed. A horrific childhood incident has caused every decision in her life to revolve around bringing a monster to justice. With years spent studying The Fellowship, an organized crime brotherhood of liars, thieves, and killers, Bleu will rely on her skills as a special agent to cut Thane Breckenridge off at the knees. But walking hand in hand with retribution means risking collateral damage, in the form of Breckenridge's son Sinclair — until Sin becomes so much more than Bleu bargained for. She's always known this undertaking would place her life in danger — she never imagined her heart would be as well.










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The Next Sin
The Sin Trilogy #2





✾ Synopsis ✾


An epic tale of revenge and love in a new romantic trilogy from the New York Times best-selling author of The Beauty Series.


Bleu MacAllister is in hiding less than three months when Sinclair Breckenridge discovers her whereabouts. Her former lover, the future leader of a criminal organization known as The Fellowship, resists the tug of his heart heartstrings in her direction. Instead, he opts to watch over his beloved from afar. And she has no idea. But Sin's sacrifice is short-lived. His bonny lass is a hunted traitor. He fears Abram's assassins are closing in, leaving him with one solution for saving Bleu - make her his wife. Marriage seems an easy fix for their dilemma but wedded bliss is brief when the couple finds trouble lying in wait beyond the realm of the brotherhood. Will the original revenge seeker find herself the object of collateral damage?








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Georgia resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent fourteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an author and hasn’t looked back yet.

When she's not writing, she's thinking about writing. When she's being domestic, she's listening to her iPod and visualizing scenes for her current work in progress. Every story coming from her always has a song to inspire it.


Representation: All questions regarding subsidiary rights for any of my books, inquiries regarding foreign translation and film rights should be directed to Jane Dystel of Dystel & Goderich.



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♡ Release Day Blitz + #Giveaway ♡ Teaching Aleck (The Last Hangman MC #2) by Muriel Garcia @muriel__g @givemebooksblog




Teaching Aleck
The Last Hangman MC #2
by
Muriel Garcia

Release Date: March 23, 2015





✾ Synopsis ✾


Aleck Sanford had everything growing up, absolutely everything, except for the one thing he and his sister desired the most: the love of their parents. After many years of emotional neglect, Aleck only understood the love between siblings, his parents certainly didn't love them or even each other. How do you pick yourself up when everything around you falls apart? When the only person to love you has to leave?

Everything changed when he met Charline Dane. Still affected by his past, Aleck doesn't understand or do relationships but he wants her. He just doesn't know what to do about it. When Charline's past catches up with her Aleck is forced to make a decision: fight or flight?

Will Aleck finally give into his feelings for Charline and save her before it's too late or will their pasts get in the way? Will they both be able to overcome history and start anew?












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Saving Ayden
The Last Hangman MC #2





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Muriel Garcia grew up in Belgium. She loves music, tattoos, hot tattooed men, travelling, and cooking. She always had an overly imaginative and creative mind but never thought of writing a book up until a couple of months ago. Now she couldn't imagine not writing stories that are near and dear to her heart.



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♡ Release Day Blitz + #Giveaway ♡ The CEO by Niquel @authorniquel @givemebooksblog #theCEO




The CEO
by
Niquel

Release Date: March 23, 2015





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I will RIP your heart out...

Don't let the dress fool you. I am the CEO of a billion dollar corporation named Quinn National. I set my own rules and do what I want, WHEN I want. I've devoured any male or female that has crossed my path and I refuse to FAIL.

I wasn't always this hard, so shut off from the world. I actually loved a man once, but I quickly realized that love makes you weak and I don't DO weak—anymore. I've learned three cardinal rules to be successful in life. Number one: Do NOT get attached to ANYONE. Number two: Lock up my heart and throw away the key.

And number three: SEX is power. To keep the power, you do things you're not always proud of. I'm Sheila Quinn and I'll show you what it takes to be the BOSS.












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Niquel is the author of The Forbidden Series, The Teacher's Pet Series, and her newest project, The CEO will be out this spring. Boston born and raised, she's attended two colleges for 3D Animation and Graphic Design. She's been independently published for over a year now and has no intention on slowing down anytime soon. When she's not busy entertaining her two daughters and supportive significant other, you can find her sipping her double cup of coffee, writing, or chatting with friends online.



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♡ Cover Reveal + #Giveaway ♡ Warrior (First to Fight #1) by Nicole Blanchard + Excerpt @blanchardbooks @IndieSagePromo




Warrior
First to Fight #1
by
Nicole Blanchard

Publication Date: September 9, 2015

Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Suspense





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I thought it was just one night.

I knew he was about to leave for a year – no chance for a future.

But our one night together would create memories for a lifetime.

Our paths crossed again, but I ad lied, kept a secret from him, one he would never forgive me for.

But my secret was about to be ripped open. Displayed for the world on national news. And I had only one way to repair the damage.

I had to trust the man I lied to.

The man I never got the chance to make a life for.

The only man who could save what we had created together.
















✿ Excerpt ✿


"We should stop," I whisper, my voice hoarse from the strain.

But she doesn't. Livvie never does. She pushes me to my absolute limit, testing to see if today will finally be the day when I give into her. God, but it's hard to resist. Not when I want to finally be as close to her as I possibly can be. But I'm afraid that we're both rushing it because the day when I leave is finally becoming a reality.

She deserves more. She deserves better. And I want to be the man to give it to her.

She may not understand it now, but she will. I'll make sure of it.

I trace my lips down the angle of her throat, unable to stop just yet. Soon. Her hands grapple to hold on to me, pulling me back up so that she's locked against me from hip to lips.

"Don't," she murmurs. "I know what you're thinking and I understand. But don't pull away yet. I need to feel close to you right now." Her arms tighten around me until I can feel the thunder of her heart against my own. "Be with me for a while, Ben. Please."

I grin against her skin, moving to touch her lips against mine. I shift backward until she's sitting on my lap with her arms wrapped around my neck. It's raining now, a capricious Florida thunderstorm that's been threatening to burst free all day, and the drum of it against my truck surrounds us in our own intimate cocoon. For a moment in time nothing can touch what we have. For a moment we're locked inside a perfect bubble that can't be marred by the future or distance or uncertainty.

We move in unison, pressing as close together as we can get — as though the physical closeness could bind our metaphorical hearts. I kiss her like I wish that was true — that we'd never be apart. I want her to remember this moment as much as I know I will. I want to burn the memory of this kiss into her lips. I want her dreams to be of me, of this. I want the ghost of my touch to haunt her every day until I comes back.

Everything I don't have the balls to say is translated into that moment. How much being away from her is going to kill me. Because God, I'm going to miss her. My girl. A fierce possessiveness burns through my chest and I growl into her mouth, one arm wrapping around her little waist to press her even more firmly down on my lap. She gasps and her hips jerk instinctively against me.

I suddenly regret my own chivalry. I want nothing more than to feel her clasp around me right then. To hear her sigh. To know what it's like to finally make her mine.

I decide to give in, just once, just a little. Just this once. A memory that will last through blood and loss. Loneliness and regret. One perfect night to make through the next year of empty ones.








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Nicole Blanchard lives in Florida with her daughter, and their menagerie of animals. She quit college to chase her own fairy tale that spanned the course of three continents and contained it's fair share of dragons. Now, she owns her own business and pretends to be an adult.

She survives on a diet of too many books and substantial amounts of root beer and slim jims. When not reading, she's lavishing attention on her family or inhaling every episode of Charmed and Sex in the City.



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