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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

REVIEW: The Millionaire's Unexpected Proposal by Jane Peden

The Millionaire's Unexpected Proposal 
by Jane Peden
Release Date: March 31st 2015 by Entangled Publishing, LLC
Pages: 247
Genres: Romance, Contemporary
Author's Links: Goodreads, Website, Twitter, Facebook
View/Purchase: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N

His marriage of inconvenience… 
Camilla Winthrop is about to do something she's never done in her life—she's about to ask a man to marry her. Not just any man. She hasn't seen Sam Flanagan in almost five years, after he coldly walked away from a passionate and intense two-week affair. Now Camilla is widowed and desperate…and marrying Sam is the only way she can protect their son. The son he never knew about. 
A hugely successful attorney in Miami, Sam certainly never expected to see the stunning Camilla come through his door again. Nor can he ignore the desire heating his blood. But after she tells him her situation, Sam is furious. He'll marry her, but under his terms. And he'll take everything, including Camilla in his bed…unless she can find a way to thaw the millionaire's icy heart once more.

(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)

My Review:

The Millionaire's Unexpected Proposal is a book about second chances, and love.

Camilla Winthrop has had a rough life, she has had to deal with a lot of chances in her life, and she is about to make a decision that could possibly change her life forever. After her parents died in a car accident, Camilla had to take care of her younger sister, Olivia. When she got the chance to provide for her sister, she jump at the chance without realizing that her life was about to change. Now she is in Las Vegas ready to marry a man she didn't want for herself, but the minute she is interrupted by a handsome stranger, all rational thoughts go out the window, and she let the heat of the moment take its own course without realizing that her handsome stranger was about to break her heart. Now Camilla is back after a few years since the incident in Vegas, and desperately wants the help of non other than the very man that crushed her heart. But now the help isn't for her sister, but for her son. 

Sam Flanagan is a very successful attorney based in Miami, whose success has made him a force to reckon with when it comes to his job. Yet, nothing could have prepared him for what unexpected visit that he gets from non other than the same women who he left behind when he was in Las Vegas. What surprised him the most was to receive a marriage proposal from her in order to protect her son....his son, the one that she successfully hide from him all these years. Now Sam is furious, and he is willing to do everything in his power to get his son away from the women who he can't seem to stay away from after all these years. 

I was pleasantly surprised with how everything turned out in the book. It's evident from the start that both characters have pasts that they want to get away from, but their new problems are making it impossible for them to truly move on. Sam's personality is overprotective, demanding, and caring at the same time. He is so good with Olivia and his son, I really enjoyed reading those scenes, where he is interacting with them. His relationship with Camilla changes from hot to cold that makes it impossible for them to solve their problems. When they slowly start to open up, that's when the both start to understand each other. The ending I felt that it was a bit rushed, but other than that I enjoyed reading the story. I would definitely recommend it.:)

*ARC provided by the author through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.*

My Rating: 

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REVIEW: The Millionaire's Forever by Sonya Weiss

The Millionaire's Forever 
by Sonya Weiss
Release Date: March 31st 2015 by Entangled: Indulgence 
Series: Men of the Zodiac
Pages: 205
Genres: Romance, Contemporary
Author's Links: Website, Goodreads, Twitter, Facebook
View/Purchase: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N

Sign: Gemini
There are two sides to every Gemini guy...and one of them is red-hot.

Olivia Carter has a handsome, millionaire boyfriend. She's madly in love with him. The hitch? He doesn't actually exist. She told the lie to saveForever, her wedding design shop. And it worked-almost too well. As the media attention increases, so do the demands for Olivia to produce her "boyfriend." With both her reputation and career in jeopardy, Olivia is desperate enough to do almost anything...
Which is exactly what millionaire Mason Parker wants. Thanks to Olivia and her father, Mason went through hell during his teen years, and now it's time for a little payback-starting with the announcement that he's her one and only. Now the sexy Olivia has no choice but to do what Mason wants. But none of his plans for vengeance included falling in love with the woman he planned to ruin...
(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)
My Review:

I loved this book! I've only read another book by Sonya Weiss and it didn't disappoint, so when I had the chance to read this book I knew that it was going to be one of my favorites for this year. 

Right from the very beginning the synopsis and the cover completely grabbed my attention. I like the concept of this series “Men of the Zodiac,” it's very unique. In this book in particular we deal with the sign Gemini, and it totally plays off with the personality of one of the protagonist in the book. 

Olivia Carter lives in a small town where she runs a wedding shop along with her friend. They have been trying to get press to notice the small business for a while now, but that's not enough to get the attention that she needs for her shop to do well in order for her to for her father's hospital bills. So, she comes up with a plan to tell everyone that she has a millionaire boyfriend, who adores her yet no one seems to know who the boyfriend is, and although she is getting the attention that she needs, she desperately wants to find the said “boyfriend” before anyone notices that it was all a lie. When an unexpected guest shows up at her shop claiming that he will pretend to be her boyfriend, she is shocked to see non other than, Mason Parker, the guy that her father helped to put in jail along with his friends when they were younger. Now he is back, and she is desperate to accept his help, but not before finding out what Mason really wants in return. 

Millionaire Mason Parker has had a rough live, it's no surprised that he was able to gain millions for his quick thinking, and for being ruthless in his business. After all, having been through hell during his teen years has shaped who he is now. When he learns of Olivia's problem, Mason offers to help her, but not before he gets what he wants first. He wants Olivia's lands, and in return he'll pretend to be her boyfriend. But that soon backfires on him when he starts to feel the pull that he has towards Olivia. When his plan to get revenge doesn't turn out the way he wants it to be, he'll have to decide whether Olivia is worth fighting for or not.

I thought that book was very well executed, the chemistry between the characters is unavoidable, and it made me want to keep reading the story. Both of the characters have a past that they are trying to move on from. Mason is the one that has suffered the most, all he wants is justice for his friend, and he is not going to give up until he get what he wants. When he suggests Olivia to move to his house, that's when things really start to heat up for the two of them. They both are attracted towards one another, and it was interesting to read how they dealt with their problems. The ending was cutest, I absolutely loved it. This is definitely a book worth reading, I highly recommend it. :)

*ARC provided by the author through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.*

My Rating: 

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Freebie Tuesday (Edition #61)

Hi guys!:) Happy Tuesday! Here is yet another edition of Freebie Tuesday. I hope everyone finds this posts helpful (if anyone is looking for a new book(s) to read). 

***Note that there will be some books that will be free for limited time only, so make sure to download them as soon as you can. Also if there is any specific genre that you guys want me to find books of, let me know in the comment section below. (:  Enjoy! 

*Older Editions will be linked on the menu section (above) under Freebie Tuesday:)

Forever the One 
by Rochelle French
Release Date: May 6th 2014 by Bloomfield Publishing
Pages: 200
Genres: Romance, Contemporary

Years ago, Sadie Courant had been the frizzy-haired twerp next door. Now she’s drop-dead gorgeous and has, well...uh...breasts. It’s no wonder Broadway director Ethan Sawyer doesn’t recognize his best friend’s little sister when he sees her again. 

Sadie has been in love with Ethan since she was in braces. So when he fails to recognize her at the bachelor auction she’s organized, she flips. Sure, she looks a little different now, what with the boobs and a little help from a flat iron, but really? 

Deciding she needs to get the man out of her system, Sadie negotiates a way for Ethan to make up for his mistake: a one-night stand. She figures after they do the deed, he’ll head back to New York and she’ll finally be able to let go. But when Ethan has to move back to the small town of Meadowview and work side-by-side with Sadie, she realizes she couldn’t be more wrong about the letting go part of her plan. Because Ethan has and always will be…forever the one.

(Synopsis taken from Goodreads) 


Crossroad Saga 
by Mary Ting
Released Date: July 29th 2011 by World Castle
Pages: 315
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance

***Gold Medal READERS FAVORITE AWARDS WINNER 2012 for Young Adult-General***

Can two worlds collide in dreams?

Protecting her from the fallen was his duty.
Falling in love was never part of his plan.
Loving her was forbidden.
Being with her was all that mattered, even if it meant he would be exiled for all eternity.

Claudia Emerson's life is about to change when her good friend, who coincidentally shares the same first and last name, dies in a tragic accident. Distraught at the loss of her friend, Claudia's dreams become tumultuous, and through them she mysteriously travels to another world called Crossroads. There, she unexpectedly meets Michael, a nephilim--half angel, half human. Now that she's been there, fallen and demons are after her, suspecting she must be special, and it is up to Michael and the other nephilim to protect her. Her dream becomes a nightmare as more secrets are revealed about who she really is, and the true identities of the people she loves most.

(Synopsis taken from Goodreads) 


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Monday, March 30, 2015

✫BOOK BLITZ✫: Such A Secret Place by Cortney Pearson {Q&A + GIVEAWAY}

Such A Secret Place by Cortney Pearson

Release Date: April 1st 2015
Series: Stolen Tears #1
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Raids splatter across the news–Arcaian soldiers are stealing magic left and right, using it against the people they steal it from.
When sixteen-year-old Ambry Csille’s brother gets taken in one of these raids, her utter fear and panic should be enough to invoke tears in any normal world. But for Ambry, tears are a thing of the past.
Because of a spell, people can no longer feel emotion; not enough to cry, and definitely not enough to defend themselves against the tyrannical soldiers stealing her people’s magic. A rare vial of enchanted tears chooses Ambry to reverse the spell, and soon she finds herself the target not only of the Arcaians, but of battle-scarred Talon Haraway, who wants the tears for his own reasons.
All Ambry wants is to rescue her brother, but when her tears get stolen, Ambry determines to work with Talon to get them back. Any day the Arcaians could drink her tears. Any day they’ll succeed at draining her people’s magic completely, and all hope will be gone—not only for her brother, but for her world.

Purchase: Amazon


Cortney Pearson is a book nerd who studied literature at BYU-Idaho, a music nerd who plays clarinet in her local community orchestra, and a writing nerd who creates stories for young adults. Cortney lives with her husband and three sons in a small Idaho farm town.


Tell us a little bit about The Stolen Tears series, and especially Such a Secret Place. Where did you get your idea?

The idea of a world where tears are magical came to me while I was jamming out to a song by Shiny Toy Guns. I don’t remember which song (I wish I did!) but the idea just bulldozed into my brain and wouldn’t let me go!

The series is about a girl who finds a vial of magical tears and has to use them to break a spell. These tears are the most powerful ever shed, and so naturally many others are after them as well and Ambry has to protect them while trying to decipher who to trust.

Have you always wanted to be a writer?

Yes! I remember drawing pictures and scribbling underneath them before I even knew *how* to write, then going around to my family members and telling them my stories.

What inspires you?

Music, definitely. I ALWAYS write with music on, and I usually fit it to the mood of the scene I’m trying to write. Reading stories or watching movies like mine helps too. I was stumped the other day, but while watching Divergent with some friends inspiration struck and I suddenly knew how to fix a spot I’d been struggling to write.

Do you listen to music when you write?

I do! It helps me block everything else out, strangely enough.

On that note, what’s your favorite Pandora station/type of music?

Lately my writing stations are Film Scores radio, Birdy radio (for romantic, swoony scenes), and I’m really liking Ed Sheeran’s stuff and a band called Superhumanoids.

Any other hobbies besides writing?

I read a lot, mostly. Pretty standard, lol. I also love to play the clarinet.

Scenario: It’s the end of the world. Aliens are invading and you have two minutes to hurry and grab your three favorite things before rushing off to safety. What do you grab?

Assuming my family is already coming with me, my top three items would be--
  1. The flash drive with all my writing on it
  2. My clarinet
  3. My copy of Jane Eyre


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Friday, March 27, 2015

✫COVER REVEAL✫ Discovering April by Sheena Hutchinson { & EXCERPT}


Discovering April by Sheena Hutchinson

Release Date: April 27th 2015 by SL Hutchinson Publishing
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

April Landau thinks she has everything she’s ever wanted. Her high school sweetheart, a house she can’t afford, her bipolar tabby cat, and she’s all set to begin her Junior year of college. Just when she least expects it, her life gets thrown for a loop. When things between her and her long time boyfriend unravel, she becomes stuck in a downward spiral of emotion. Finally, opening her eyes to the fact that she may have given up more than she ever could have imagined in this relationship. She finds herself struggling to keep her head above water.

Enter April’s next door neighbor— Jared Hoffman. He’s her complete opposite. A high school drop out who was forced to take over his parent’s business after their untimely death. It’s no surprise this tragedy affected him greatly, causing him to recede almost completely from society.
But he has one secret. A secret he’s been carrying around for years.
What happens when their worlds collide? Can an old friendship be the one thing that brings these two back to life?

A new adult love story filled with drama, sex, death, and the complications of all of the above. 

Pre-Order: Amazon


Discovering April will be on Pre-Order sale for $0.99 until 5/1/2015! 
--Starting 4/27/2015 The Seraphina Series will also be on sale until 5/1 in honor of April’s release! 
Starting 5/1 Discovering April will be enrolled in Kindle Unlimited 


Sheena is a born and raised New Yorker, even her writing can’t hide her hard sarcasm. She claims destiny lead her to writing again. She constantly strives to be a positive role model and write stories that empower and inspire. 
Sheena always roots for the underdog, believes in love at first sight, and that everyone should have their happily ever after. While God is currently writing her love story she continues to put all her time into her writing as she is constantly getting new inspiration.
For more on Sheena and her books visit her website


“Why, Jared Hoffman, do you not want this?” I tease, slowly unbuttoning his shirt.

He smiles, his hands bracing themselves on the bed at either side of my head. “I didn’t say that... it’s just I don’t want to rush anything.”

Jared’s shirt falls open when I finally reach the last button. His perfect abs are shadowed and defined by the moonlight. My eyes start up his chest. “Rush?” I whisper softly as my hands graze their way up his biceps that frame my face. “Jare… this has been seven long years in the making. I think we’ve waited long enough.”

He pauses for a second. I hear his breath hitch in his throat as his dark eyes study my face. For some reason, I’m surprised when I feel Jared’s lips on mine. The passion between us is renewed at my admission. It’s my turn to moan against his lips. My legs automatically slide up and down his, causing my dress to hike up slightly before my legs wrap themselves around his waist. His hands make their way up my side slowly as if ingraining into memory the curve of my body. My hands have automatically found their way to his belt. I slip my fingers through it and release the hook, swinging it open. Before I know it, I’m unbuttoning his jeans. That’s when I feel his hands squeeze me tight. His lips leave mine for the first time since I spoke, and I feel them slowly trace their way down my neck. My fists clench against the skin on his waist.

“Oh, Jared,” I groan.

His body freezes above me for a fraction of a second. His head lifts out of the crook of my neck to meet my eyes again.

“Do you know how long I’ve waited to hear you call my name like that?” he whispers.

My hands find their way to his face and mingle with his hair. “There’s more where that came from.” I shoot him a sexy smirk before pulling his lips back to mine.

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✎ Feature and Follow Friday (#63)

Hosted by Parajunkee and Alison can Read.

Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! or just check out the weekly questions and see what others respond. 

Question: Have you ever been to BEA? If not, what's stopping you? If you have, what was your best experience there? - Suggested by The Paperback Princess

Answer: Sadly, no! :/ I've been wanting to go ever since I started blogging, but school is what keeps me from going. I either have classes to take at that time, or a family event always comes up. But I'm looking forward to going soon, and meet other bloggers. :)

***Have any of you been to BEA? :)*** 

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

✫BLOG TOUR✫: The Kingdom Within by Samantha Gillespie ➳ {BOOK TRAILER + GIVEAWAY!}

The Kingdom Within
by Samantha Gillespie
Series: The Kingdom Within Series #1
Genre: YA, Fantasy Romance

Princess Meredith’s eighteenth birthday is fast approaching, but unlike other girls, she is not looking forward to it. Upon her coming of age, she is to marry the prince of Alder, the most powerful kingdom in the world. Though the idea of marriage to a complete stranger is appalling, she knows she has no choice. Without the marriage contract, Stonefall’s alliance with Alder will be lost, and her people will be safe no longer; Theros, King of Talos, has set his eyes of conquest on Stonefall and he wants Meredith dead.
Connor, an elite soldier entrusted with Meredith’s safety, arrives at the palace just as things begin to take a turn for the worst. Together, they will embark on a journey of survival, in which Meredith will find that the only thing she never prepared for was falling in love.


{About the Author}

Samantha Gillespie is a creative, helpless romantic who was born in Mexico, where she grew up with her family until they returned to the States at age eleven. An avid reader from a young age, Samantha finally gave into her passion for writing, making her debut with The Kingdom Within.

Samantha considered pursuing a degree in English Literature while in college but despite her family and friend's encouragement, she opted for a more practical career in Business. Now, with the publication of her first book under her belt, she occasionally hits herself on the head for it. Samantha currently lives in Houston, TX, and besides being a sucker for romance, she has a soft spot for helpless kittens, and all things Pride & Prejudice.




{Book Trailer}

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✯BOOK BLITZ✯: Royal Date by Sariah Wilson ➳ {EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY!}

Royal Date by Sariah Wilson

Release Date: March 3rd 2015 by Kindle Press
Pages: 254
Genres: New Adult, Romance

This Cinderella didn’t plan on a prince . . .

Kat MacTaggart is a girl who has a plan for everything—including her holiday ski trip to Monterra with her best friend. Everything is going according to plan until she finds herself careening out of control down a mountainside and being rescued by a guy who looks like Superman’s hotter Italian cousin. 

HRH Prince Nico is intrigued by the woman he saved on the slopes and her refusal to date him. He offers Kat a deal—let him show her his country and he’ll pay her to write articles that will help Monterra’s tourism industry. Kat agrees, but given her past and lingering distrust of men, she has one condition—absolutely no kissing.

Thanks to the claims of a jealous British noblewoman and the schemes of a meddling paparazzo, Kat’s rule doesn’t seem to be a problem at first. But the more Kat gets to know Nico and the people around him, the harder it is to remember her keep-your-distance plan. Should she stick to it or risk everything for a chance at happily ever after?

Purchase: Amazon

NOTE that the book is currently 50% off with the discount code ScoutOne!


Sariah Wilson has never jumped out of an airplane, never climbed Mt. Everest, and is not a former CIA operative. She has, however, been madly, passionately in love with her soulmate and is a fervent believer in happily ever afters--which is why she writes romance. She has published five happily ever after stories. She grew up in southern California, graduated from Brigham Young University (go Cougars!) with a semi-useless degree in history, and is the oldest of nine (yes, nine) children. She currently lives with the aforementioned soulmate and their four children in Utah, along with three tiger barb fish, a cat named Tiger, and a recently departed hamster that is buried in the backyard (and has nothing at all to do with tigers).


The sun had just barely started to rise when I woke up. I had a small moment of disorientation, not sure where I was or what was going on. I quickly remembered because Nico had shifted at some point in the night and was lying on his side, facing me. He still had his arms wrapped around me, and our legs were intertwined. I had never been this physically close to someone. My nerves were hyperaware and sensitive at every point where our bodies made contact. And there were a lot of contact points.

            Our faces were practically touching. A low, steady thud started in the base of my stomach, and my blood sizzled and snapped.

            “I could get used to this,” he murmured, his eyes still closed.

            “What?” My voice sounded stupid.

            He opened his eyes, and his piercing blue gaze turned the thudding into drumming. “Waking up every morning with you in my arms.”

            “I thought you said you had insomnia.”

            “I do. Last night was the best night’s sleep I’ve had in I don’t know how long.” He started tracing patterns on my back with his fingers, running them up and down, making me cold and hot at the same time. “It seems I’ll just have to fall asleep with you every night if I ever want to sleep that well again.”

            “If I was with you every night, we both know there would be no sleeping going on.” It was probably one of the boldest things I’d ever said.

            He gave me a lazy grin. “That’s true.”

            Then his fingers were in my hair, and I stretched into it like a purring cat, wanting more. I closed my eyes for a second, reveling in the sensations. I tightened my hold on him, without even realizing it. I only knew I wanted to be closer to him.

            His fingers stilled, and I opened my eyes to look at him. He was staring at my face. It was more than a little disconcerting. “What are you looking at?”

            “I’m counting your freckles.”

            I put my hands over my nose. “Don’t do that.”


            “I hate my freckles.”

            “They’re adorable.” He moved my hands and kissed the bridge of my nose. He was lucky I didn’t actually spontaneously combust and set us both on fire. “You’re adorable. Beautiful.”

            I glanced off to the side, not able to endure the intensity of his gaze.. My pulse skittered wildly.

            I looked back at him, studying him in return. He hadn’t pressured me or made me feel dumb or dumped me or anything that I expected a man to do if I told him I wouldn’t kiss him. He had respected me. Spoiled me beyond belief. Wooed me with his words and his actions. Had proved himself reliable and worthy of my trust in every way.

            And my affection.

            I closed the small distance between us and said, “Thank you...”

            Then I kissed him.

            He pulled back, looking serious. “Does this mean . . . ?” His question trailed off.



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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

✯COVER REVEAL✯: Fall For Me by JC Emery


Fall For Me by JC Emery

Release Date: April 30th 2015 by Left Break Press
Pages: 260
Genres: Romance, Contemporary

Melanie Kincaid is a trust-fund baby with a knack for sassy comebacks and unnecessarily complicating her privileged life. So, of course she would have to fall in love with a man she can't have.
Jameson Hayes is a NYC firefighter for Manhattan’s oldest ladder company with big shoes to fill and a city to protect. He’s strong, sexy, and not looking for the complications Melanie brings. But he can't stay away from her either. The attraction between them is immediate and the pull between them is crazy powerful. But she's only home for the summer and long-distance relationships never work.
Unfortunately, Melanie’s beauty and smart mouth are a lethal combination and Jameson isn't the only Hayes who's interested. As if his brother isn't enough to compete with, now the city's most famous arsonist wants to claim her as his next prize. Jameson can't stand to watch Melanie get hurt and she can't seem to keep herself out of trouble.

Fall for Me is the first Ladder Company novel, a stand-alone companion series about New York's most elite firefighting family with hot alpha heroes, snarky heroines, and an arsonist hell-bent on destruction.

About 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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