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♡ Blog Tour ♡ Ignited (Unclaimed #2) by Laurie Wetzel @Laurie_Wetzel



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Ignited
Unclaimed #2
by
Laurie Wetzel

Release Date: August 13th 2015

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance





✾ Synopsis ✾


After surviving an attack from a demon that killed her friend, Maddy Page thought the worst was over.

It's not.

Word is spreading through the supernatural world about Maddy, the mortal girl with rare gifts. Some want to use her powers; others want to destroy her. One wants to protect her — her boyfriend, an angel named MJ.

MJ knows that the demon that attacked Maddy was sent to collect her by someone very powerful. Someone he has tried and failed to stop before. MJ can't beat him, but he will do whatever it takes to keep Maddy safe, even if it means turning his back on his own kind.










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The air around us stills. The sounds from the water and animals disappear. It's as if nature is curious about the effects an immortal kissing a... well, whatever I am... will have on its delicate balance.


Don't forget — you're not just any mortal. You stopped me when I made the worst mistake of my life and tried to attack you. You fought off an abnormally skilled demon and saved your sister. As horrified as I am that you had to do that, I'm also glad you can defend yourself.


I'm done.
I'm done being a pawn in their game.
I'm done being her puppet.
I'm done being kept in the dark.





✿ Excerpt ✿


CHAPTER ONE

Maddy


I'm dating an angel.

Up until yesterday, I thought they didn't exist. Now I'm falling in love with one.

Considering the insane events that have happened in the last five days — especially the last twenty-four hours — I shouldn't be focusing on what MJ is. I am, though.

Whether or not I believed in them, angel references are everywhere. They appear in books, movies, and TV, wearing anything from white togas to trench coats. Their image has been made into figurines and appears on jewelry and even clothes. They're a symbol of hope that billions of people all over the world have accepted. Some people pray to them daily, assured in their beliefs; others do it in times of desperation, when all hope seems lost. So many people have prayed for a miracle — prayed for proof that someone is listening.

Why then was I chosen over all of them?

I glance over at MJ lying beside me on Hiniker Bridge. He's staring at the clouds with his head resting on his arms. It's easy to forget what he is. His short brown hair is messy as if only his fingers have touched it, his hazel eyes suck me in no matter how far apart we are, and his smile shines brighter than high beams on the darkest night. He wears plain white shirts and dark jeans, and somehow on him they look better than a designer outfit — not that I wouldn't mind seeing him in one. The only thing keeping him from being perfect is the silence coming from his chest.

My heart stutters, pounding out the truth I can't ignore. MJ is dead.

He is dead and I am not.

A sigh unintentionally leaves my lips.

MJ rolls to face me. "What is it?"

I offer a weak smile. "Nothing."

He reaches out, taking my hand. A buzzing jolt of energy — his essence — courses through my body, searching for any clues as to what upset me. He frowns, not liking whatever he found.

"No more secrets, remember?"

All morning we've been sharing small details of our lives, making good on the promise we made yesterday. MJ's asked me about school, hobbies, and music. I've asked about places he's traveled and what foods he'd like to try now that he can taste again. As nice as it is to have time like this — where everything is calm — we're both deflecting.

He's distracting me from thinking about yesterday — the worst day of my life. I'm avoiding anything even remotely related to his angelic side. But we can't avoid it forever. At some point, we'll have to talk about it if I want to have a true relationship with him.





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Unclaimed
Unclaimed #1
by
Laurie Wetzel

Release Date: August 11th 2014

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance





✾ Synopsis ✾


Abandoned by her birth parents and ignored by her adoptive family, Maddy Page believes she is unlovable. She only allows herself to dream of falling in love. That changes when she meets MJ; handsome and kind, MJ penetrates Maddy's defenses. Maddy soon finds herself confiding in MJ like she has with no one else, revealing secrets even her closest friends don't know. He makes her feel safe - a feeling she's never experienced except in her dreams.

When Maddy witnesses MJ disappear and reappear in thin air, she realizes she might have been wrong about him. He could be dangerous - maybe even a killer. Determined to uncover the truth of who - or what - MJ is, Maddy ignores her instinct to run. But she soon realizes that getting close to MJ could cost more than a broken heart - it could cost Maddy her soul.








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✿ The Author ✿


Laurie Wetzel has always had a passion for writing, but it wasn’t until a New Years Resolution in 2011 that she finally shared her lifelong dream of being an author with her husband. He read the very first draft of Unclaimed and gave her the words she needed to hear, “This is what you need to be doing.” Three years later the first book in the Unclaimed series was published with the second book expected to be out in 2015. Laurie lives in Mankato, MN, with her husband and two young sons. When she’s not writing, working, or spending time with her family, she’s either reading, running, or catching up on her favorite shows on Netflix. For updates on the Unclaimed series as well as other works in progress, feel free to check her out online!



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♡ Cover Reveal ♡ Crave (Bayonet Scars #5.5) by J.C. Emery @jc_emery @InkSlingerPR



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Crave
Bayonet Scars #5.5
by
J.C. Emery

Release Date: October 23rd 2015





✾ Synopsis ✾


SHE'S HEARTBROKEN. HE'S A HEART-BREAKER.

Elle Phillips's relationship with the Forsaken Motorcycle Club is strained, much like the relationship she had with her father, a Forsaken brother, before he died. The only piece of Forsaken that Elle wants to hold onto is their sergeant-at-arms and her former lover, Sterling "Bloody Knuckles" Grady. Unfortunately, Grady's moved on and he doesn't seem to be coming back. With her heart hurting over one man who's died and another who's practically dead to her, Elle throws herself into her work as a private investigator and tries to keep a low profile where the club's concerned. But when a case comes along that she can't refuse, she finds herself embroiled in club business in a way that leaves her questioning everything she thought she knew about Forsaken.

Diesel knows that keeping tabs on Elle Phillips is going to bring him trouble. He already loves her even though he barely knows her, but when Grady asks Diesel to keep her safe, he can't say no. His patience has run out and he's going to do anything to get Elle to realize he's the man she's been craving — even going behind the club's back to help her solve a case she shouldn't be working.

Real love is always the cure.














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Ride
Bayonet Scars #1





✾ Synopsis ✾


Death comes in Armani. Salvation comes in leather.

Principessa to the Mancuso crime family, Alexandra knows a thing or two about living outside the bounds of the law. Suffocated by the future her father has laid out for her, she makes a choice she can't take back, changing the entire trajectory of her life.

Thrust into the dark and dangerous world of the Forsaken Motorcycle Club for her own protection, Alex finds herself faced with the last thing she needs right now: the man of her dreams. He's sex in leather, the devil incarnate, and one hell of a kisser. But he's also off-limits. Ryan Stone can be her friend, but he's forbidden to be her lover.

Third-generation Forsaken, Ryan knows nothing other than life on two wheels, and he wouldn't have it any other way. He enjoys the many privileges that come with the patch, and the only laws he recognizes are the ones set-forth by his club. That is, until who he wants more than anything isn't allowed on the back of his bike — or in his bed. Balancing his desire for her body, and need to keep her safe, Ryan tries to keep Alex at a distance. Finally having made a choice for herself, she's done hearing the word "no" and will push boundaries even Ryan himself doesn't dare cross.

Love is never more tempting than when it's forbidden.









Thrash
Bayonet Scars #2





✾ Synopsis ✾


Loneliness suffocates the heart. Acceptance breaks down walls.

As a Lost Girl to the Forsaken Motorcycle Club, Nicole Whelan knows how to party. She's not cut-out for relationships and her life is way too complicated for anything more than casual encounters. But one night when she falls into Duke's bed at the clubhouse, he sees something in her that he can't let go of — no matter how many times she tries to run.

Having been left to raise her teenage brother, Jeremy, she's already got her hands full and isn't looking for anymore complications. But Duke's just watched his best friend fall for the only girl he couldn't have, and then almost lose her so shortly after, shaking him to his core. Faced with his own loneliness, he's more determined than ever to break down Nic's walls and show her that he can be good for her; but he's got a bad track record and she's got a bad temper. Changing his ways isn't easy when he's not sure what he's even changing for.

The violence and turmoil are at an all-time high, and Forsaken is in a vulnerable place when a twist of fate breathes new life into the club. It's a much-needed beacon of hope for the embattled biker family, even if everyone's not exactly on board. With Duke and Nic's relationship already on shaky ground, and something even more important at stake, the Forsaken Motorcycle Club will fight like hell to keep their family together and whole.

Love is never more precious than when it's new.









Rev
Bayonet Scars #3





✾ Synopsis ✾


With the looming threat from the Mancuso Crime Family, the Forsaken Motorcycle Club is preparing for a war that could destroy them. Grady, the club's Sergeant-at-Arms, knows that love makes you weak, and he has zero interest in adding to his liabilities – especially now. He's already got his teenage daughter who keeps him on his toes and a beef within the club that could fracture his relationship with a fellow brother for good.

For Holly Mercer, her life is finally getting on track and the last thing she wants is trouble from her hometown's resident outlaws. Keeping her nose clean is easier said than done, when suddenly she finds herself embroiled in club business. Holly might like the idea of being with a real-life bad boy, but even being in the same room with tough-as-nails Grady flusters her.

When Holly inadvertently finds herself on Mancuso's radar, she has two choices: trust that Grady will protect her, or continue to refuse the club's help. Both roads are dangerous, but only one has the chance to damage her beyond repair.

Love is never more dangerous than when it can destroy you.









Crush
Bayonet Scars #4





✾ Synopsis ✾


Young love is always perfect. Until it's not.

Cheyenne Grady is a total daddy's girl to her bad-ass father, the Sergeant-at-Arms of the Forsaken Motorcycle Club. She's funny, and kind, and she just wants that deep, earth-shattering love like her dad has with her school secretary, Holly. But Cheyenne's been looking in the wrong direction, because the only good that can come from the way she looks at Jeremy Whelan is a lesson in heartbreak.

Jeremy always wanted to prospect for the Forsaken Motorcycle Club and wear the same patch as his father. When a life-long dream becomes reality, Jeremy realizes that the outlaw lifestyle is not for the faint of heart. Nor is it easy on relationships. He wants to be a good man, but temptation is everywhere.

Cheyenne is beautiful, and strong, and exactly what Jeremy could have forever. As long as he doesn't screw it up.

Love is never more powerful than the first time.









Vow
Bayonet Scars #4.5





✾ Synopsis ✾


HE REFUSES TO GIVE IN. SHE REFUSES TO GIVE IT UP.

Alexandra Mancuso knows all about regrets. She talked to the wrong person and started a war that’s ravaged her newly adopted motorcycle club family and threatens to cost Alex her life. Now, she’s cautious with the commitments she makes.

Ryan Stone, road captain for the Forsaken Motorcycle Club regrets nothing—except putting Cub in danger one time too many. The Forsaken Motorcycle Club has a plan to end the war with the Mancuso crime family and they need everyone’s head in the game. But Ryan can’t focus on the club when he’s so distracted by a certain reckless brunette. She gives him everything except for what he really wants.

Today, he refuses to take no for an answer and maybe, just maybe, this time Alex won’t be able to stand her ground.

True love always defies the odds.









Burn
Bayonet Scars #5





✾ Synopsis ✾


Tragedy cuts deep. Revenge burns deeper.

The blood of their enemies coats the leather of their cuts and a trail of bodies lie in their wake, but the Forsaken Motorcycle Club isn't done yet. Carlo Mancuso still needs to pay for his sins. Nobody knows that more than Ian Buckley, the Treasurer for Forsaken.

The blood of their enemies coats the leather of their cuts and a trail of bodies lie in their wake, but the Forsaken Motorcycle Club isn't done yet. Carlo Mancuso still needs to pay for his sins. Nobody knows that more than Ian Buckley, the Treasurer for Forsaken.

Mindy Mercer is the sweet daughter of Fort Bragg's most respectable cop. At least that's how the town sees her. Very few people know the Mindy who hides her tracks and battles her cravings by lying to everyone around her. She thinks she has control of her addiction until she suffers an attack that leaves her searching for a way out of her own personal hell.

Mindy has never been more desperately in need of a savior and Ian has never seen a more beautifully destroyed creature in his life. Their attraction is intense, but their damage is extreme. Some scars never heal, and some people never get better.

Love is never more painful than when it can kill you.









✿ The Author ✿


As a child, JC was fascinated by things that went bump in the night. As they say, some things never change. Now, as an adult, she divides her time between the sexy law men, mythical creatures, and kick-ass heroines that live inside her head and pursuing her bachelor's degree in English. JC is a San Francisco Bay Area native, but has also called both Texas and Louisiana home. These days she rocks her flip flops year round in Northern California and can't imagine a climate more beautiful.

JC writes adult, new adult, and young adult fiction. She dabbles in many different genres including science fiction, horror, chick lit, and murder mysteries, yet she is most enthralled by supernatural stories - and everything has at least a splash of romance.



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♡ Relaunch + #Giveaway ♡ The Effect Series by Kristin Mayer @author_Kristin @InkSlingerPR





Today we're relaunching the Effect Series by Kristin Mayer!

I am so excited about the gorgeous new covers for this fantastic series.

Kristin is sharing an excerpt from both books, and a awesome giveaway!

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✿ The Series ✿


Ripple Effect
Effect #1
by
Kristin Mayer





✾ Synopsis ✾


Every event in our life causes a ripple effect that we never truly understand until the waters calm and everything reveals itself. It's in that moment we truly see...

Adam Ryker, owner of Club Envy, has his rules. Relationships stay within the walls of the club. Outside of that, people are merely acquaintances. After having his heart broken, he's not interested in the happily ever afters and white picket fences. Adam's interests lie in his club and giving pleasure to women.

Ainsley Pearson wants to be free. She needs an escape from her life. Her best friend suggests Club Envy. From the moment Ainsley sets foot in the club, Adam decides he wants to be the exclusive one to bring her pleasure.

He wants her.

He needs her.

He has to have her.

Adam finds himself wanting more.

Will this unforeseen ripple in Adam's and Ainsley's lives be too much to overcome? Or will the one thing they never thought they deserved have an everlasting effect?

Ripple Effect is book one of the Effect Series.








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"You're amazing, Ainsley. That was indescribable."

He kissed my neck, and I turned to kiss him. My heart blossomed at feeling this different side of Adam brought out. He gave a piece of himself to me for safekeeping, and I knew it was a piece he hadn't given in a long time. I wanted to ask more about his past, but I didn't want to ruin the moment. This was our moment.

Lowly, I whispered, "Thank you for fighting for me."

"Ainsley, you are worth fighting for."

His hand stroked my shoulder, and I smiled into his chest.

Some things are worth fighting for. Adam is one of them.





Domino Effect
Effect #2
by
Kristin Mayer





✾ Synopsis ✾


One small movement can impact the rest of your life, like a set of dominoes lined up one after another. It's not until you step back and see the big picture that you realize the damage you've done...

Brandt Mattox had it all - love, success, and friends. One impulsive wrong decision led him down a path that ended in a prison of regrets. He now only dreams of the happiness he once had before the consequences of his actions cost him everything.

He lost his love - not just any love, but his soul mate.

Nikola Kingston has worked hard to keep the past in the past while she focuses on her career and spending time with her grandmother. On a random night, she runs into the one man who will forever hold her heart captive. Her heart knows she still loves Brandt, but her mind cannot forget the dreadful night that cost her the love of her life.

Will the domino effect of Brandt's and Nikola's decisions be too much to overcome? Or will the love they never thought they would get back have an everlasting effect?








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Brandt squeezed my hand.

"That works for me. So, as of February second, it's fair game to seduce you?"

"Yes, but I'm going to make you work for it."

The look of joy on Brandt's face warmed the places in my soul that I'd locked off, afraid of acute heartache.

"I'd expect nothing less from you. Just leave the damn 8 Ball out of it."

I giggled. I loved my Magic 8 Ball. From time to time, I'd bring it out and consult it. Whatever it said, I followed. The wise blue triangle knew all. Most of the time, the black ball of wisdom seemed to work against Brandt, which made me laugh. "We'll see. Depends on whether you misbehave."

The connection sizzled between us. We were going to fight for us. For love.

"Brandt?"

"Yes."

"Please take care of my heart. I'm entrusting it to you. It's broken and hasn't been the same since I lost you." My voice broke.

He put his forehead to mine. "I'll guard it with my life and do everything in my power to mend it."





✿ The Author ✿


Kristin Mayer is a wife, a proud mother, and a full-time Analyst and Import Manager. Since an early age, she has always enjoyed reading and writing. While visiting her father one weekend, he suggested that she should take up writing again. With family and a career, she didn't give it a lot of thought, until a story entered her mind and wouldn't leave. It just kept forming and developing over a couple of months.

At the beginning of 2013, she decided to sit down and write it all down, but she kept it to herself. One sentence developed into two, and before she knew it, she had the makings of a novel.

Kristin tries to live life to the fullest during every moment. She loves to travel and meet new people. She holds a degree in International Business and uses it daily in her job. Kristin now adds "author" on her list of jobs, and feels very blessed and thankful.



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♡ Cover Reveal ♡ Touching Fate by Brenda Drake @brendadrake @entangledteen @NereydaG1003



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Touching Fate
by
Brenda Drake

Release Date: October 13th 2015

Entangled Teen: Crave





✾ Synopsis ✾


Aster Layne believes in physics, not psychics. A tarot card reading on the Ocean City Boardwalk should have been a ridiculous, just-for-fun thing. It wasn't. Aster discovers she has a very unscientific gift — with a simple touch of the cards, she can change a person's fate.

Reese Van Buren is cursed. Like the kind of old-school, centuries-old curse that runs in royal families. Every firstborn son is doomed to die on his eighteenth birthday — and Reese's is coming up fast. Bummer. He tries to distract himself from his inevitable death... only to find the one person who can save him.

Aster doesn't know that the hot Dutch guy she's just met needs her help – or that he's about to die.

But worst of all…she doesn't know that her new gift comes with dark, dark consequences that can harm everyone she loves.










✿ The Author ✿


Brenda Drake, the youngest of three children, grew up an Air Force brat and the continual new kid at schooluntil her family settled in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Brenda's fondest memories growing up is of hereccentric, Irish grandmother's animated tales, which gave her a strong love for storytelling. So it was onlyfitting that she would choose to write young adult and middle grade novels with a bend toward thefantastical. When Brenda's not writing or doing the social media thing, she’s haunting libraries, bookstores,and coffee shops or reading someplace quiet and not at all exotic (much to her disappointment).



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♡ Release Promo ♡ Shrinking Violet (Colors #2) by Jessica Prince @JessPrince2013 @TheNextStepPR




Shrinking Violet
Colors #2
by
Jessica Prince

Release Date: July 29th 2015






✾ Synopsis ✾


Forgiveness.

From the time we're old enough to understand the word, we're taught to forgive those who wrong us, so what do you do when the one person you can't forgive is yourself?

For Cassidy Ashworth, it's a question that haunts her. Forgiveness has become a foreign concept. Self-loathing is something she's much more familiar with. Convinced that she doesn't deserve happiness, Cassidy is determined to spend every day trying to make up for the wrong she's done. But no amount of repenting for the past will ever convince her that she's worthy of a future with Carson Langford.

Raised in the foster system, Carson has always been a throwaway kid. He knows firsthand just how cruel life can be, how easy it is for people to prey on the weak, and there's nothing Carson detests more than a bully. So focused on his self-imposed role of protector, he never counted on the beautiful blonde with the haunted eyes to stumble into his life and shake up his world.

Despite her reluctance, Carson is determined to have Cassidy in his life, but once the truth of her past comes to light, the question is... will he still want to keep her.












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Born and raised around Houston Texas, Jessica spent most of her life complaining about the heat, humidity, and all around pain in the ass weather. It was only as an adult that she quickly realized the cost of living in Houston made up for not being able to breathe when she stepped outside. That's why God created central air, after all.

In addition to being a wife and mom, she's also a wino, a coffee addict, and an avid lover of all types of books - romances still being her all time favs. Her husband likes to claim that reading is her obsession but she just says it's a passion... there's a difference. Not that she'd expect a boy to understand.

Jessica has been writing since she was a little girl, but thankfully grew out of drawing her own pictures for her stories before ever publishing her first book. Because an artist she is not.



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