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My interview with Catherine Bybee, a review, and a giveaway!

1. What initially inspired the Weekday Brides Series?  I wanted to write a bride for hire romance that featured a strong woman and a Duke. Why not? I love that trope in historical romances, so I wanted to explore it in contemporary.
2. In the beginning, did you plan to have this series, or was the first book, Wife by Wednesday, written as a stand-alone? It was meant as a stand-alone. It’s highly publicized that Wife by Wednesday was originally written with the desire to publish with Harlequin. Once ‘the best rejection ever’ came across my desk, I bumped up a few things in the book and self published it. Once the book went viral, I knew I had a series on my hands.
3. Which book of the Weekday Bride series has been your favorite to write? I love each book for different reasons. When I know the characters really well, as in Neil and Gwen, it is easier to write the book… but I can’t say that any one was a favorite to write.
4. Any favorite characters? That’s like asking if I have a favorit…

This is Falling by Ginger Scott release day!

We're celebrating the release of This Is Falling by Ginger Scott! Check out the excerpt below and let us know what you think! 

Title: This Is Falling Author: Ginger Scott Age: NA Genre: Contemporary Romance Release date: August 29, 2014 Goodreads Amazon | Smashwords | BN | iTunes

Blurb: First, I had to remember how to breathe. Then, I had to learn how to survive. Two years, three months and sixteen days had passed since I was the Rowe Stanton from before, since tragedy stole my youth and my heart went along with it.

When I left for college, I put a thousand miles between my future and my past. I’d made a choice—I was going to cross back to the other side, to livewith the living. I just didn’t know how.

And then I met Nate Preeter.

An All-American baseball player, Nate wasn’t supposed to notice a ghost-of-a-girl like me. But he did. He shouldn’t want to know my name. But he did. And when he learned my secret and saw the scars it left behind, he was supposed to run. But he didn’t.

My h…

Happy Release Day to Heidi Hutchinson! Tectonic is out NOW!

No matter how solid something seems, if enough pressure is applied, hearts and lives will shift. Shane Brookings, passionate surfer and accomplished athlete, was not a rock star, as much as he tried to represent himself as one throughout most of his adulthood. Mostly, Shane had always been kind of a jackass. A talented jackass, but still. So it really came as no surprise to him that the only two women he had seen a future with, chose actual rock stars to hitch themselves to. Feeling cold and hollow, he returned to California to focus on growing his brand. Determined to now stay serious about his life choices, he never anticipated Greta O'Neil's blatant shove into his life. Greta O'Neil, avid artist, surfer chick, and baby sister to a rock star, had a life that was anything but boring. Having a knack for pulling sad men out of their funk, she sets her talents on Shane Brookings. She has no intention of breaking her rules, which include getting too close, letting him in, an…

An Interview with the guys (and their girls) of Double Blind Study!

Hey everyone!  Summer is almost over and school is beginning. Heidi Hutchinson's newest release, Tectonic, is out tomorrow!!!!!   Before I get too busy, I decided to visit with the guys from the band, Double Blind Study.  They might tell you different, *clears throat* but this interview was entirely voluntary and they are super excited!  I caught up with the guys at their latest tour stop and demanded, I mean asked, some great questions.  Check it out!
Angie: Hey guys! Thanks so much for letting me interview y'all today.  With the upcoming release of Tectonic, fans are curious about the guys behind the music of Double Blind Study.  I've compiled a long list of hard hitting questions that I feel fans need to know.  Prepare yourselves.  First question, what do each of you like to do in your free time/day off?
Luke:  I like to stay active.  Lenny and I like to try different things depending on where we are that week.  White water rafting was the most recent adventure.  She'…

Cuts Run Deep Cover Reveal

CUTS RUN DEEP BY AMBER GARZA
COVER REVEAL
YOUNG ADULT CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 8, 2014


Piper wakes up in the hospital with no recollection of how she got there. Only fragmented memories surface – her boyfriend Jackson on the ground covered in blood, Piper standing over him, her hands slick and red.Then she is told the awful truth: Jackson was killed the night she was injured, and she is the only witness.
If only she could remember what happened.
Piper searches through her memories, recalling her entire relationship with Jackson in order to piece together what happened. Meanwhile, as Jackson’s family is trying to make sense of the tragedy, they find his journal and begin reading through it to find answers.

As the chilling truth begins to unfold, Piper has to face the darkest secrets of her relationship with Jackson and the part she played in his murder.


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Amber Garza is the author of the Delaney's Gift Seri…

Delay of Game by Catherine Gayle

Catherine Gayle's Portland Storm's hockey series has become one of my favorite series.  Hot hockey guys? Check! Drama filled hockey action? Check! Great strong women? Check!  This series really does have it all.  Every book can be read as a stand alone, but if you choose not to read them in order, you miss so many of the great stories of the characters that are reoccurring in each book.  It is one big hockey family that keeps growing with each book.  Check out the blurb:

With her father’s health in question, Sara Thomas is focused on reducing his anxiety. That’s no small feat considering his high-stress job, not to mention her own distractions. Everyone knows Sara’s single; no one knows she’s pregnant. There’s never a good time to unexpectedly get knocked up, but now is definitely not it. Regardless, she doesn’t want anyone to know—especially not her father—until she has a game plan in place. But when Jonny, one of her father’s players, seeks vigilante justice on the ice, every…

I'm Mad at author Caitie Quinn

I'm mad at my friend, author Caitie Quinn.  Why?  She wrote this amazing novella, Love in Tune, that has left me wanting more.  I finished her novella and I kept looking to make sure that was all of it.  I hoped that if I turned the page really slow then another page would appear and the story wouldn't be over.  Nope, that was it, there was no more.  I'm sharing her new novella with you today because I figure if we all get mad together, she'll write faster.  Let's see if it will work.  Check out the blurb:

Melissa Foehner is a rock star babysitter—er, Tour Logistics Manager—with the patience of a saint. That is until her star and his slacker buddy go missing. Now nothing will stop her from getting the show back on the road…Not even a broad set of shoulders and a smart mouth.

(Love in Tune is an 8k short story included in the LOL Anthology. It is a standalone story that takes place at The Brew Ha Ha.)
I was hooked after reading the first sentence.  Caitie's writin…

The Real Thing by Cassie Mae

I love Cassie Mae.  Love. Her.  Cassie has such a fun, quirky, heartfelt way of writing YA/NA books.  Her books always leave me with a goofy smile on my face and a happy heart.  The Real Thing left me with all of this, yet with this story, it left me with a teeny tiny sense of guilt. Why?  Because in this NA story, Mia, has an addiction to social media.  While I'm not addicted, I do love my social media, but definitely not as much as Mia.  Mia's addiction is a little obsessive and is quickly becoming a problem in her relationships.  Eric is this sweet guy who she has known for years and had to move away when they were younger.  They have kept in touch, but when they finally see each other after many years apart, she is pleasantly surprised that he has transformed into Mr. McHottie.  Eric asks Mia to be his roommate and let the fireworks begin!  I love their relationship.  Eric has some anxiety issues that he's desperately trying to work through, Mia has her virtual friends…

Home is Where You Are by Tessa Marie Cover Reveal!

Home is Where You Are by Tessa Marie COVER REVEALYoung Adult Contemporary RomanceAnna’s life reads like a check list. Straight A’s (Check)Editor of the school paper (Check)Volunteering time at the local soup kitchen (Check)Ivy League (So close she can taste it) Falling in love with a homeless boy (Not on the list) Dean has a plan too. Survive. After being subjected to his foster father’s violent attacks, Dean made the hard choice to leave. Now he lives on the streets doing everything he can to get by, refusing to let people help him. But when he meets Anna, he realizes not everyone is out to hurt him. Slowly, Anna and Dean let each other in, blending their two worlds into one. But when a series of events brings Dean’s world into perspective, he pushes Anna away. Not willing to accept the line that divides them, Anna sets out to bring Dean back to her. Her determination and faith in their future puts her on the tracks of danger, and he is the only one who can save her. Add to G…

Crossing the Ice by Jennifer Comeaux

Falling hard never felt so good.

Pair skaters Courtney and Mark have one shot left at their Olympic dream. They vow not to let anything get in their way, especially not Josh and Stephanie, the wealthy and talented brother and sister team.
The heart doesn’t always listen to reason, though...
The more time Courtney spends with sweet, shy Josh, the harder she falls for him. But they are on opposite sides of the competition, and their futures are headed in opposite directions. Will their friendship blossom into more or are their paths too different to cross?

I love watching ice skating, there is romance, passionate music and pure joy on the faces of the skaters. There is a feeling of excitement that I feel while watching these athletes skate and I love that they make it  look so easy.  Reading Jennifer Comeaux's Crossing the Ice had me feeling that same excitement.  There are mentions of great songs, Jennifer describes the love and fear of participating in a sport you love, and obvio…

Breaking News! Why you need to check out author Amy Patrick's new release!

You. Must. Read. This. Book.... Seriously.


Synopsis: From award-winning author and two-time GOLDEN HEART® finalist Amy Patrick comes a New Adult contemporary series about twenty-somethings entering the world of TV broadcasting, where what happens behind the scenes is the real news.

22-year-old Heidi Haynes is almost one year into her “real life”. She has her first reporting job, her first apartment, and a comfortable relationship with her college sweetheart. But for some reason she’s not as eager to talk about walking down the aisle as he is.
Heidi secretly longs for big cities, big-market breaking news, and real independence from her way-too-close-by helicopter parents. Problem is, the last time she left the security of home for new places and new people, things didn’t go so well. Disastrously, in fact, and she came running back to a local college and a “safe” boyfriend.
Aric Serrano is definitely not safe.
He’s six-feet-four-inches of missing-Hemsworth-brother-hotness and plans to stay …

Drops of Rain by Kathryn Andrews

"Storms will come and storms will go, but it's the rain drops that provide life to the world"- Drops of Rain by Kathryn Andrews




Have you ever read a book that as soon as you finish it, you immediately flip to the beginning and read it again? When I read Drops of Rain by Kathryn Andrews that is exactly what I did.  The book is that good.  I needed to read it again so that I could experience all the feels again and make sure I didn't miss a thing. Drops of Rain is a story about loss; whether that be loss by death, loss of love of a parent, or loss of self esteem.  Kathryn Andrews did an awesome job of immediately pulling you into the lives of her characters. This is the story of two high school seniors that are both masters at hiding their hurt.  Drew, the golden boy that is counting the days he until he can leave his past behind.  Ali, the new girl who is finding her way in a world that has been suddenly altered and doing it alone.  I liked how Drew wasn't your st…

Review & Giveaway: Game Changer by Collette West

Game Changer
by Collette West
Publication Date: July 25, 2014
Genres:Contemporary, Romance, Sports
Purchase from: Amazon
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SynopsisYoung, rich, and unaware of how seriously hot he is, Brooks Davison is tearing it up as the latest shortstop for the New York Kings, despite his tendency to blush whenever girls scream his name.

When a health scare forces his best friend, Kyle Roberts, off the team, no one can stomach the thought of replacing him, especially so close to the playoffs.

Until Kyle's sister, Sasha, steps in, convincing management to let her take his place. The idea of signing the first female player in Major League history proves too tempting for the Kings to resist.

Nevertheless, Brooks doesn't want any part of it. Sasha is Kyle's little sister, not some sideshow.

Yet when Kyle takes a turn for the worse, Brooks promises to do everything in his power to help Sasha win a championship for him. Because there's no way he's letting either of them down…