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♡ Blog Tour + #Giveaway ♡ Rundown (Curveball #2) by Teresa Michaels @authorTMichaels @starange13

Curveball #2
Teresa Michaels

Publication Date: June 15, 2015

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✾ Synopsis ✾

Breanne Sullivan never expected to find love again. Allowing herself to move on wasn't easy, and now it may be too late. Determined to give herself a second chance, she will go to any lengths to prove her love to Drew. If only she could find him.

Desperate to numb his heartache in the wake of Breanne's rejection, with something other than women and booze, Drew Scott packs his bags for the West Coast. Distance and a fresh start are just what he needs to heal the wounds caused by the only woman to ever captivate his heart.

But when the past and present collide in an unexpected way, Breanne and Drew quickly learn that things aren't always what they seem. Caught between solving the mysteries that haunt them and getting the happily ever after they deserve, the two once again find themselves at the center of a deadly conspiracy that could destroy them both.

Answers come at a dangerous price. Sacrifices must be made in order to protect the ones they love. Can Breanne prove her love to Drew before its too late? Or will opposing forces interfere and destroy any chance of them having a future together?

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Curveball #1

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✿ The Author ✿

Teresa Michaels lives in the New England area with her husband and children. Curveball is her debut novel.

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♡ Promo & #Sale ♡ When We Collide by A.L. Jackson @aljacksonauthor @InkSlingerPR

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When We Collide
A.L. Jackson

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Lost to You and Take This Regret comes a gripping new tale of loss and love.

William has spent six years running from his past and the last eight months trying to rid his mind of the dreams that increasingly haunt his nights. Trapped in a world of false ambitions and feigned affections, William knows he's reached a breaking point and something's going to give.

Maggie had lived her entire life without hope until one man showed her what it meant to be loved. He'd been her light in a lifetime of darkness. Six years ago, that darkness stole him away. Without him, she's surrendered herself to an existence she doesn't know how to escape.

When the family William left behind is struck by tragedy, he is called back to the one place he's sworn to never return to again.

In a moment that will change his life forever, William comes face to face with the girl who, with one look, captured his heart. He is unable to ignore the buried desires and the hope for the future they'd once believed they'd have.

Now William is ready to fight to take back what had been stolen from him six years before.
But he never imagined what that fight might cost him.

A.L. Jackson gives you an intimate look into the lives of a family bound by an unseen connection in this new contemporary romance.

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✿ The Author ✿

A.L. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary and new adult romance.

She first found a love for writing during her days as a young mother and college student. She filled the journals she carried with short stories and poems used as an emotional outlet for the difficulties and joys she found in day-to-day life.

Years later, she shared a short story she'd been working on with her two closest friends and, with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel. A.L. now spends her days writing in Southern Arizona where she lives with her husband and three children. Her favorite pastime is spending time with the ones she loves.

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♡ Promo Event + #Giveaway ♡ The Girl I Was Before (Falling #3) by Ginger Scott‏ @TheGingerScott @wordsmithpublic #HoustonsGirl

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The Girl I Was Before
Falling #3
Ginger Scott‏

Release Date: June 23, 2015

Genre: NA Contemporary Romance

✾ Synopsis ✾

I'm the selfish one. I suppose that's the nicest thing people say about me. I've heard the other things, too. "Paige Owens is a pretty girl with nothing else to offer. She's just a good time at a party. She's stupid, heartless, cold and useless. All she cares about is getting a guy to look at her. Why would anyone want to be her friend?"

Some of those things are true. Others were true. They're all hurtful.

None of it matters.

I'm ready to make the hard choices. I'm ready to face the consequences. I'm ready to be the girl I was before, and I'm done being the one who lost her way.

I'm ready to become the girl Houston Orr sees when he looks at me.

Houston isn't a star athlete. He doesn't play in a band. He's never going to be president, and his life is so far away from simple and easy it isn't even funny. He wasn't part of my plan. But I'm starting to think plans are overrated, and maybe our stories are what we make them. And mine depends entirely on me, and the choices I make... starting now.

Houston is my fairytale. He's perfectly imperfect. He's poetry and life. He's truth and heartbreak, all rolled up in a tall body with dark hair, broad shoulders and green eyes that lull me into submission. He's nothing I ever thought I wanted, but the very thing I need. He's the only guy I've ever really loved, and he thinks I'm a princess. I fell into him, and now I'm holding on.

But sometimes life takes away our ability to choose. Sometimes…things aren't in your control. Sometimes, it hurts to be selfless. My only hope is that when it comes time to choose, I get it right.

Welcome to my once upon a time and wish for happily ever after.

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She doesn't say anything more as the seconds keep ticking by. I keep mentally begging, until I feel her hair tickle my chin as it slips to the side, along her back, along the bareness of her neck. It's moving. She's moving. She's leaning her head to the side, her change in position long and subtle as her hand comes up to sweep the rest of her hair out of the way, her body leaning more into mine, her neck exposed.

I'm about to kiss her neck, and yeah, I've kissed her mouth, so this shouldn't be a big deal. But this feels like a very big deal. I'm Dracula, and she is letting me have her, giving me a taste, knowing I won't be able to stop. This is definitely submission. She's submitting, right? My lips barely brush that part of her neck that dips into her shoulder, even this slight touch makes me want to bite and taste her more. But I'm careful; I''m slow.

"Paige," I whisper, a mimic of how she said my name a minute before. She sighs when I speak, and I smile. I kiss more, letting the full weight of my mouth caress her skin. This time, she moans.

My hands act on their own, palms sliding up the tops of her legs until I reach the gathered material around the bend of her waist and grip it tightly, my mind consumed with the vision of what it would look like if I just ripped this damn dress off. I flex my fingers against her and feel the brush of her panties along the tips. The sensation makes my breath falter, so I return my focus to her neck, letting my tongue have its wish as I taste my way up her shoulder to her ear, tucking the delicate lobe between my teeth, letting my tongue run over the harsh metal and rock of her earring.

I'm content to stay here, to do this, for as long as she'll let me. Then I feel her hands slide down my arms and reach into my fingers, squeezing before the sharpness of her nails drags slowly back up my arms. She makes it to my biceps before she can't reach any farther; she lets her hands drift from my skin, bringing her arms over her head, reaching for me, my hair, my neck. The motion causes her body to arch, her legs shifting up and down, almost like she’s trying to rid herself of her dress.

My hands obey — pulling up the gathered material while my mouth continues to memorize every contour of her neck. My knuckles brush along the lace top of her panties, against the smoothness of her waist, the length of her belly to her ribs until I feel the material of her bra against the tips of my fingers. I pause, waiting for those two voices to show up on either shoulder, for good and evil to battle it out and let me know what I'm supposed to do next. But Paige isn't waiting for either of them.

"Touch me," she whispers...

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Ginger's Favorite Quotes

"Thing is, with anyone else, you'd just be their girlfriend, and with me... you're kind of my world." – Houston Orr

I love this moment where he puts Paige on a pedestal. It's great because she's earned it, and he means it — he's not just paying lip service to get her for the night, he's paying homage to earn her for good.

"This guy?" She points at me with her thumb, barely unfolding her arms. "He's the one who told me I could do better," she says, and my eyebrows raise a little, feeling the spotlight of, well, everyone. "And ya know what? He's right." – Paige Owens

This happens in a scene where Paige kinda kicks some serious ass. She might be a bitch sometimes, but she's also tough as nails — and right here she says something that I think a lot of us wish we could go back and say to a douchebag or two.

"It's sad that most people think being honest is strange. I just feel like even the ugliest truth feels a whole lot better than carrying around the weight of lies." – Houston Orr

I love this quote because it's exactly how I feel. There are some passages in my stories that are cut from my fabric. This is one of them. I wish we could all be more honest – it doesn't mean be cruel, but there's nothing wrong with being real. And I think being honest about our own flaws, shortcomings, fears and worries is harder than being honest about what we think of others. And I think that's exactly where we should start – with ourselves.

"As bad as this feels," he says, lifting his eyes up from the ground to mine in a slow drag that cuts me in half, "I wouldn't take it back. Not any of it. Not even this. For a minute there — I know you loved me. Even if you don't now... I know you did." – Houston Orr

I just love the rawness here. It touches on the idea of something being fleeting, and that gets me pretty misty.

"I like you, and that's what this all is to me — it's me liking you and being perfectly fine with being the guy in the background, beyond your spotlight. That's what I got out of that story your sister shared. I heard that you're a leader, that you're the one people gravitate to — people adore you! How have you forgotten that? I want to see that girl, more of that girl — the girl who rules the playground. This place needs her." – Houston Orr

This is such an important moment in the story – it's where a shift happens, and Houston gives Paige the courage she needs when she needs it most.

✿ The Author ✿

Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling author of eight young and new adult romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Going Long, Blindness, How We Deal With Gravity, This Is Falling, You and Everything After, Wild Reckless and The Girl I Was Before.

A sucker for a good romance, Ginger's other passion is sports, and she often blends the two in her stories. (She's also a sucker for a hot quarterback, catcher, pitcher, point guard... the list goes on.) Ginger has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at

When she's not writing, the odds are high that she's somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork 'em, Devils).

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♡ Author Spotlight ♡ Ruth Cardello @RuthieCardello @TheNextStepPR

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✿ Ruth Cardello ✿

Ruth Cardello was born the youngest of 11 children in a small city in northern Rhode Island. She spent her young adult years moving as far away as she could from her large extended family. She lived in Boston, Paris, Orlando, New York - then came full circle and moved back to Rhode Island. She now happily lives one town over from the one she was born in. For her, family trumped the warmer weather and international scene.

She was an educator for 20 years, the last 11 as a kindergarten teacher. When her school district began cutting jobs, Ruth turned a serious eye toward her second love- writing and has never been happier. When she's not writing, you can find her chasing her children around her small farm, riding her horses, or connecting with her readers online.

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✿ The Andrades Series ✿

*Also available in audiobook format

This series picks up where the Legacy Collection Left off

Come Away With Me
The Andrades #1

✾ Synopsis ✾

NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Author!

Gio Andrade:
Rich, powerful, sexy. A man who thinks he has everything... until he meets Julia.

Julia Bennett:
Sweet, spontaneous, and desperate to sell her jewelry line in New York City. She takes a job as a night security guard to pay the rent.

Sparks fly when she mistakes her boss for an intruder.

He can't get her out of his head. She can't find the strength to deny him.

Will lies bring them together or tear them apart forever?

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Home to Me
The Andrades #2

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NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Author!

Nick Andrade:
Sexy, charming, bad boy. He's never been a one woman man, but he's willing to give it a try every Saturday with Rena.

Rena Sander:
Confident, caring, a woman who plays by the rules. She's never been in love, and thinks keeping sex with Nick contained to one day a week will protect her heart.

He's the hot fantasy she's always craved.

She's the only woman he'd consider reforming for.

When their relationship is exposed and they must defend it, will these two lovers discover that home is in each other's arms?

**This is the second book in the series. Make sure you read Gio & Julia's story in Come Away with Me. Available now for free.

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Maximum Risk
The Andrades #3

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From NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Author!

Max Andrade:
Rich, bold, unapologetic. He is a man who doesn't hear the word no — until he meets Tara. In his obsession to have her, he'll offer her anything — except his heart.

Tara Holmes:
Outspoken, hardworking, levelheaded. She makes her living by exposing unfaithful spouses. She doesn't believe in love, especially not with a man who sees her as nothing more than a challenge.

When Madison D'Argenson hires Tara to uncover the truth about Aunt Patrice, Tara is pulled into Max's world.

How far would you go to help a man who doesn't want to be helped'

And how long would you give yourself over to the pleasure of his touch if you knew it would end as soon as he discovered your lie?

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Somewhere Along the Way
The Andrades #4

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Luke Andrade:
Wealthy, talented, fiercely loyal. He's the glue that holds his family together, but every man has a breaking point. When he heads to Ohio to attend a funeral, he does so with the intention of taking time off to clear his head. The very last thing he expects to do is meet a woman.

Cassie Daiver:
Scarred, but not broken. She's recreating herself in a small town far away from her painful childhood.

He's angry with the world and himself. She finally has something she's afraid to lose. They couldn't have met at a worse time.

Luke and Cassie are about to discover love often happens somewhere along the way, and usually, when one least expects it.

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Loving Gigi
The Andrades #5

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♡ Promo ♡ The Blind World (Brimstone #1) by M.C. Rohweder @mcrohweder

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The Blind World
Brimstone #1
M.C. Rohweder

Release Date: July 10, 2015

Genre: New Adult Urban Fantasy

✾ Synopsis ✾

Miranda Schaffer just wants a little freedom for the start of college. Having convinced her parents to let her live in the house left to them by her great-aunt Janine, she's excited. That is, until her classmate, Cole, tries to convince her that the house is one of the tools needed by the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse to raise Hell.

Cole identifies himself as a Guardian, whose sole purpose in life is to prevent the gateway to Hell — supposedly Miranda's basement — from falling into the wrong hands. Miranda brushes off his concerns, thinking he's crazy.

On top of that, the cute real estate agent interested in the house is, according to Cole, one of the Four Horsemen, and she should stay away from him at all costs. That's easier said than done when she can't get him out of her head.

Will her indecision leave her with Hell to pay?

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After he sees my expression, Cole pointedly avoids my eyes for the next few minutes, until I sigh. "If you're not going to tell me why you were standing over there—" I point at the dirt lot across the street from my house "—then why are you even here?"

He sighs and shrugs. "I want to; believe me, I do. It just sounds so crazy when I say it out loud. I'm not really crazy, though, I promise!"

I want to pull my hair out. "Can you just spit it out? If you aren't crazy, you should have nothing to worry about!"

He sets his elbows on the stand and puts his face in his hands. "Like I said before, it sounds crazy," he mumbles around his hands. After another sigh, he lowers his hands. "Here goes."

I hold my breath as he finally gives me the information I want.

When he speaks, he barely breathes in between each word, so it comes out in one long, barely-coherent string of words. "Your house is the ritual grounds needed for summoning Hell and if you aren't careful the guys trying to summon it will get their hands on it and end the world as we know it."


I exhale the breath I'm holding in a heavy sigh. "I'm sorry?" I ask, not sure I really heard what I thought I did. Great. I took food from a crazy person. I'm probably going to pass out any minute and he'll drag me inside and chop me to little bits and pieces.

Cole sighs again. "I know it sounds crazy," he mutters. His cheeks are a little red. "Trust me, when I was officially brought into the entire operation, I still barely believed it myself. That was four or five ye—"

I hold up my hand, cutting him off. "That's more than enough. Let me go get my purse; how much was the salad?" I ask, rising to my feet. The sooner I get rid of Creepy G — no, Crazy Guy — here, the sooner I can get some homework done and get myself ready to go back to work Saturday morning.

✿ The Author ✿

M. C. Rohweder is from Sin City, where The Brimstone Series takes place. She has been writing for as long as she can remember, and hopes her readers love her stories as much as she loves writing them.

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