Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Goodbye....

I do not make this decision lightly nor without having thought this through completely, but I am shutting down this blog effective Friday, August 26th. By shutting down I mean I am deleting this page, twitter, goodreads, and blogger. Obviously being transparent and honesty are overated. I can no longer support an Indie Book world that would support the attack of another author, so I give up - they win. 
Thank you everyone who supported me and the authors I love while I blogged. I loved our interaction and talking books. I have met some wonderful authors and readers which I wouldn't change for the world. 
So, I hope that readers will ask more from authors and I hope authors will do right by the readers. I hope, but I don't expect it.
Thanks again for the support. I will hit delete Friday morning. 
Shauna

Friday, August 19, 2016

Review: The Season: Rush by Nicole Edwards

NOW AVAILABLE: THE SEASON: Rush

"...it's a perfect mix of sport and sexiness the chemistry between the two main characters is off the chain it's like the first half of the book is foreplay then BOOM seriously is there nothing this woman can't do and do well." ~Lisa W.



"...it was everything I ever wanted in a sports romance and it was hot. ...I have a new goalie that I'm in love with" ~Jackie W.




"I devoured this book yesterday...... RUSH by Nicole Edwards is a MUST read !!!!! You are going to LOVE Kingston and Ellie !!!!!!" ~H.P. Davenport

"Well, Nicole you did it again. Loved Rush and Ellie that women is amazing. I cannot wait for more." ~Kathy A.


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“...And watching as we lost six of the seven preseason games gave me a bit of heartburn, as well, but I’m holding out hope for this year. We’re skating well, have solid puck handling, the team looks strong. Much stronger than last year, but we’ve still got a long way to go.

Admittedly, I couldn’t let go of some of my key players, no matter how much of a disgrace they’ve been to the team. But I’ve got my eye on one of them in particular right now. Kingston Rush, a.k.a. Mount Rushmore.

Here’s a guy who was the league’s top goalie two years ago, with three Vezina Trophies under his belt. Quite frankly, he’s a beast and a huge asset to this team—when he’s on his game, that is—so I’m hoping a little extra attention might go a long way.

I have an idea of what got his jock strap in a twist; I simply need to dig deeper to get to the root of it. Something, or rather someone, turned him from the easygoing, mysterious badass to an instigator who started picking fights with everyone.” - Phoenix Pierce, Owner - Austin Arrows

Learn more about Phoenix, the owner of Rush's Austin Arrows in Nicole's standalone novel A Million Tiny Pieces
RUSH
The SEASON
Available Now
Kingston Rush
Becoming a goaltender in the NHL is the only thing I ever wanted for myself.
Goal accomplished.
Two years ago, I was the best goalie in the league, for the third time. With our Stanley Cup win, the Austin Arrows were on top of the world. Nothing could possibly bring us down.
Wrong.
Turns out, even when you’re at the top, you can find yourself back at rock bottom.
But it gets worse.
Not only did the team fall from grace, then I did too. I was accused of something I didn’t do. And now I’m being forced to repair my tarnished reputation.
Only I don’t know how to do that.
When the suggestion is made for me to pull off this ruse for the media, I know what I’m getting into. I also know there’s only one right answer.
But it’s complicated, and I’m not the only one who could get hurt.
There’s only one major problem.
I can’t say no.
m/f contemporary hockey
Another great read from Nicole Edwards. Just like with every other series she writes, she starts out with a bang. This is no exception. You will love getting to know all thing Rush! 
Rush is not an easy character to like, but I ended up liking him more than I thought I would! Ellie and Rush have an excellent dynamic and I couldn't put the book down! I loved seeing Phoenix, Tarik, and Mia again! Great read! Pick it up - you will not be disappointed!
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nicole Edwards lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, their three kids, and four rambunctious dogs. When she’s not writing about sexy alpha males, Nicole can often be found with her Kindle in hand or making an attempt to keep the dogs happy. You can find her hanging out on Facebook and interacting with her readers - even when she’s supposed to be writing.

Nicole also writes contemporary/new adult romance as Timberlyn Scott.

Nicole would love to hear from you!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Happy Release Day & Double Review to ...Or Something by Debra Kayn




Title: ...Or Something 
Series: Ronacks Motorcycle Club #1
Author: Debra Kayn
Genre: Erotic/Contemporary/
Motorcycle Club
Release Date: August 16, 2016

Blurb

He took her away from the carnival.



She was sixteen years old.


Thrust into an unfamiliar way of life with the president of the Ronacks Motorcycle Club; Bree Walsh manifests an unusual connection to the older, sexy, powerful biker until every neglected emotion from her childhood resurfaces. Intense, all-consuming, and unfathomable, Bree pushes the boundaries with Battery only to find herself caught in the most painful and raw existence she's ever known.
One moment in time changed Battery's life and set him on a masterminded course that would come full circle before he was ready. The president of Ronacks MC has shaped his life around his club, his family, and Bree. But when everything he's worked hard to achieve starts crumbling and the dangers become real, he refuses to lose and desperately risks everything, including his obsessive heartache named Bree.


ADD TO GOODREADS



“Time was a cruel reminder of how little she had in her life.”

Very rarely does a book touch your soul. I have had a week to process this book and I still at a loss for words. Thinking about this book makes my heart hurt.
This book…this book quite simply is EVERYTHING.

 I do not give books a top rating lightly. This book is the reason I love to read. It obliterates every other book I’ve read until now. Does that sound crazy? Do you know why it knocks all other books out? Because this book is about a selfless love. A love that from start to finish is all consuming and beautiful. It transcends age, time, and genres. This is not just an MC romance – this is a love story for the ages. It is not a love story that is taken lightly and is not given to us wrapped up in a nice package. This is a love that is real, raw, and true. This selfless love is not only what Bree & Battery give each other, but also what Battery gives those he comes into contact with. Bree takes this love and flourishes and finds the family of her heart. Who doesn’t want that?

Is this book all sunshine and rainbows? No it is not – it is about life. Not a rose colored look at life, but life that happens & circumstances that shape us. Battery took a road that would lead him to the greatest love he could ever know. Bree didn’t know her path until she met him. The conflict, the age difference, the strength, the circumstances are told in a way that will break you in the best way possible. I was gutted the days after I read this book, even now when I think about it my heart hurts. I am not a crier, but this book did it to me. The emotions will leap off the pages and grab your heart and not let go.

I have always said Debra Kayn is a masterful storyteller and never settles until she gives the readers a book worthy of reading. This book solidifies her position even more. She is quite simply the best at what she does. She continues to strive to give her readers the best story possible with original storytelling. Her books transcend any genre – she is in a category all her own. That is a sign of a great author. She doesn’t fit in anyone’s box & I, for one, am thankful for that. The quality of her books speak for themselves.

Battery & Bree is a love story that will stick with you. The emotions will be so raw that at the end, even when DK puts your heart back together, you will still feel the aftershocks of reading this book. The passion, the heartbreak, the love will leave you thanking her for the ride and leave you wanting more. 
Well done, Debra Kayn, well done & thank you.

Debra Kayn continues to amaze me with her brilliant storytelling and unforgettable characters and I freaking loved her newest MC book: ...Or Something. I immediately liked Battery and Bree right from the beginning and I had no problem with the age difference between them because I trusted Debra to tell their love story. 
What a beautiful love story it was!

Even though Bree is very young, she really has an "old" soul because of what she's been through in her life. I liked her feistiness and her endless love for Battery and she's proven to be the perfect woman for him. All I can say about Battery is that he is awesome! I loved and adored him so much and Bree was one lucky woman. There was so much more to their relationship than what you initially see and what a rollercoaster of emotions this author brings you on. My heart was pounding the entire time and when it wasn't, I was crying at what they've had to go through to get their happy ending. 
I loved everything about this story and this is one of Debra's finest work or possibly the best.

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Author Bio
Bestselling Romance Author, Debra Kayn lives with her family at the foot of the Bitterroot Mountains in beautiful Northern Idaho. She enjoys riding motorcycles, playing tennis, fishing, photography, and creating chaos for the men in the garage.

When Debra was nineteen years old, a man kissed her without introducing himself. When they finally came up for air, the first words out of his mouth were...will you have my babies? Considering Debra's weakness for a sexy, badass man, who is strong enough to survive her attitude, she said yes. A quick wedding at the House of Amour and four babies later, she's living her own unbelievable romance book.
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New Release: The Season: Rush by Nicole Edwards

A single mom & a sexy hockey goalie. 
Sounds like a match made in a... 
PR stunt?
NOW AVAILABLE!

 GRAB IT FOR YOUR E-READER HERE:

"...it was everything I ever wanted in a sports romance and it was hot. ...I have a new goalie that I'm in love with" ~Jackie W.



"I devoured this book yesterday...... RUSH by Nicole Edwards is a MUST read !!!!! You are going to LOVE Kingston and Ellie !!!!!!" ~H.P. Davenport

"Well, Nicole you did it again. Loved Rush and Ellie that women is amazing. I cannot wait for more." ~Kathy A.

"...it's a perfect mix of sport and sexiness the chemistry between the two main characters is off the chain it's like the first half of the book is foreplay then BOOM seriously is there nothing this woman can't do and do well." ~Lisa W.



RUSH
The SEASON

​Coming August 16, 2016

Kingston Rush
Becoming a goaltender in the NHL is the only thing I ever wanted for myself.
Goal accomplished.
Two years ago, I was the best goalie in the league, for the third time. With our Stanley Cup win, the Austin Arrows were on top of the world. Nothing could possibly bring us down.
Wrong.
Turns out, even when you’re at the top, you can find yourself back at rock bottom.
But it gets worse.
Not only did the team fall from grace, then I did too. I was accused of something I didn’t do. And now I’m being forced to repair my tarnished reputation.
Only I don’t know how to do that.
When the suggestion is made for me to pull off this ruse for the media, I know what I’m getting into. I also know there’s only one right answer.
But it’s complicated, and I’m not the only one who could get hurt.
There’s only one major problem.
I can’t say no.

M/F Contemporary Hockey

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Learn more about Phoenix, the owner of Rush's Austin Arrows in Nicole's standalone novel A Million Tiny Pieces



New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nicole Edwards lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, their three kids, and four rambunctious dogs. When she’s not writing about sexy alpha males, Nicole can often be found with her Kindle in hand or making an attempt to keep the dogs happy. You can find her hanging out on Facebook and interacting with her readers - even when she’s supposed to be writing.

Nicole also writes contemporary/new adult romance as Timberlyn Scott.

Nicole would love to hear from you!

Release Blitz: Prepared to Fall, Golden Oakes #2 by E.J. Shortall

Title: Prepared To Fall
Series: Golden Oakes #2
Author: E.J. Shortall
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Published: August 16, 2016
LOST. ALONE. GUILTY.

Adam is stuck in a thankless job with a father he loathes, and his secret childhood love is marrying somebody else. In a desperate attempt to forget it all he used a friend in a night of drunken passion.

FREE-SPIRITED. DETERMINED. DRIVEN.

Golden Oakes’s golden girl, Cassie’s life has been a torment of impossible parental expectations, lies and secrets. The only constant has been her close friendship with the Oakes brothers, and her kickboxing coach turned boyfriend, Jay.

Now training for the fight of her life, Cassie has to trust in Jay more than ever. But when Jay’s demanding ways begin to spill beyond the ring, Adam discovers his feelings for the spritely kick-boxer might be stronger than he could ever have imagined. Putting the past behind him, he vows to be there to protect, support and comfort Cassie.

Falling in love had been the last thing on their minds, but with life taking them along the unpredictable cliff edges of life, will they be there to catch each other if they fall?

***TRIGGER WARNING***
This book discusses issues of emotional, physical and sexual abuse and may be a trigger for some.
Contains adult content, scenes of explicit sexual nature and language some may consider crude or offensive. It is intended for readers aged 18+

Book two in the Golden Oakes series, but can be read as a standalone.


Prepared To Fall Excerpt © E.J. Shortall

Cassie POV
“So, what are we doing today? Cardio? Weights? ” He started walking towards the locker rooms to change. A small jolt of anticipation raced through me imagining him hot and sweaty, his arms bulging from the exertion of pushing weights. I bit down on my lip trailing my gaze down his muscular back to his firm, pert arse. God, he had a fine backside.
He stopped suddenly and turned causing me to stumble into him. His arms extended quickly to grasp my waist, preventing me from an embarrassing and ungainly arse plant on the floor.
“I’ve been thinking,” he said, his eyes raking over my body. “I might start swimming again to spice up my routine.”
Good God. The thought of his already athletic body showcased in Speedos with droplets of water dribbling down his lightly tanned chest had my pulse racing and my tongue begging to reach out for a taste.
It was difficult to decide which visual was better—Adam in swimwear, water droplets trickling down his body as he raked a hand through his wet hair. Adam in workout wear, sweaty with muscles bulging and veins popping, and his sounds of exertion… Oh, God. Or Adam in one of his hotter than sin suits, looking all powerful and dominant.
“Are you okay, Cass? You’ve gone very red.” A large palm pressed against my cheek and forehead. “You feel a bit clammy.” The hand moved to my neck, stroking over my sensitive pulse point. “And your pulse is racing.”
Suddenly, I was lifted off my feet, engulfed in strong arms as Adam carried me toward the private staff area.
Yanking myself from x-rated visions of Adam’s aquatic and other sexy as hell adventures, I shrieked, locking my hands behind his neck.
“What are you doing? I’m fine, you nut. Put me down.” I laughed, twisting my fingers into the overlong strands of his honey-blond hair.
“I thought you were ill,” he muttered, sliding me down his body, my feet still dangling off the floor. Our faces were now inches apart, intimately close.
His stormy blue eyes met my brown ones, the magnetism between them firm, unyielding. Under my touch his shoulders lifted and fell, his lungs sucking in a deep breath of... what? Anticipation, longing? A large knot of lust lodged itself within the walls of my throat, preventing me from being able to swallow. For the longest moment, we stood mute, our eyes and the deafening silence communicating a multitude of thoughts and questions.
He shifted his arms, the movement jostling my chest against his. A shiver of need misted over my bared flesh. Goosebumps erupted, and my nipples tightened beneath the white cotton of my sports bra.
God, what was I doing? I had to rein these feelings in. He was my friend, a close friend. Someone I’d come to trust and respect.
I untangled myself, my feet hitting the floor, and I took two steps back before I decided to tackle him right there in the GO lobby. “I’m fine,” I mumbled, forcing myself to appear unaffected and meet his gaze.
Blinking several times, Adam took a moment to come back from the haze of whatever weird cosmic connection it was we’d just shared. With a brief shake of his head and a swipe of fingers through his hair, he too took a step back, further breaking the invisible threads that had been pulling us together.
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E.J. lives in West London, England, with her partner, son and two cats. Yes, the cats are important. One provides a great source of comfort in those moments when all train of thought is lost and the words just won’t come. The other often halts the writing process with his incessant meowing. But they are her babies.

She has always enjoyed reading, but found it was mostly just a holiday extravagance. Then she discovered a certain worldwide best seller, and that was it, she was hooked.

Friends and family started telling her she should give writing a go and she persistently brushed off their ridiculous suggestions. Then one morning an idea for a story formed in her head. That idea became a paragraph, the paragraph became a chapter, and a chapter became the twenty-four you see in Silver Lining.

E.J. is on one amazing roller coaster at the moment, meeting new and wonderful people, discovering new music gems to integrate into her stories, and learning new skills. She is excited to see where this journey takes her.
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Monday, August 15, 2016

Cover Reveal: I Can't Die Alone by Regina Bartley



Title: I Can't Die Alone
Author: Regina Bartley
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Regina Wamba, Mae I Design & Photography
 Release Date: August 21, 2016

Blurb

She was alone on a journey to find a man she’d never met. She had a backpack filled with three days worth of clothing, and old photograph, and a letter dated 1997. With one goal in mind she set out to find the man from the letter, the man named Benjamin Cooper. The only thing that she knew about this man was that he was married to her mother many years ago, and according to his letter he loved her. That was the only conformation she needed to search for him.

Tori Holt had no family left that she knew of, and one chance to find someone to share her last days with. Otherwise, she’d die alone. The doctors said she wouldn’t live to see her twenty-first birthday, the birthday that was only three months away. Time was not on her side, but she didn’t care. Tori knew right from the beginning that this journey wouldn’t be easy. But it didn’t stop her, because nothing about her life had been easy. 

Then she met Bo, the handsome boy who kept her company on a park bench. Bo was the son of a man named Benjamin, the man from a letter dated 1997. 


The hardest part about finding love is letting it go. 
The easiest part about the journey is the moment it all makes sense.



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Author Bio
Regina is a contemporary romance writer from Kentucky. She lives there with her husband, kids, dog and cat. She can be found behind her computer, a good book, or watching sports. She loves to hear from her readers.

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