Sunday, May 3, 2015

HARD ROCK AUTHOR EVENT 2015....


HARD ROCK AUTHOR EVENT
2015.




OMG PEOPLE, THIS WAS SUCH AN AMAZING EVENT! I MET SO MANY FABULOUS AUTHORS AND BOOK FANGIRLS. THE VENUE WAS PERFECT AND THE CASINO SLOTS WERE GENEROUS (THANK YOU FOR MY $245.00.)  I HAVE BEEN TO A FEW EVENTS HOSTED BY THE SOUTHERN BELLE BOOK BLOG, AND WILL CONTINUE TO RETURN. 
FANTASTIC EVENT!






    I mean really, can you have to many books? I think not!!!

 


All my new pretties...



                            








The massively talented Olivia Cunning &  Harper Sloan, check that off my bucket list! 









CAN YOU SAY SWAG???



 ... more

...and more


First time meeting Scott Hildreth, amazing man and super talented! 



Jane Harvey-Berrick was EVERYTHING! Lovely meeting her. And Tyler Garruso, was the perfect gentlemen. 


 Let's finish BIG shall we? The men of Hilary Storm.... This did not suck at all! 




Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Safe With Me by Kristen Proby... book 5 in the With Me in Seattle Series...




Keeping others safe is what Caleb Montgomery does. He’s never had a problem taking on an assignment, whether it was during his dangerous SEAL days or his most recent job of training war mercenaries. But being assigned to keep Brynna Vincent and her adorable daughters, Maddie and Josie, safe from an unknown threat has thrown Caleb off his axis. Hot for the tall brunette since she came back to town more than a year ago, being close to her day in and day out is cracking Caleb’s resolve to keep his hands off her gorgeous body and his head in the mission. 

Brynna is sick and tired of being afraid. All she wants is a normal, quiet life for her and her precious girls. Just as she’s settling into her new home in Seattle and feeling safe again, Caleb shows up on her doorstep insisting the danger is as high as ever. But whether she needs to be sheltered from the threat in her past, or from the intense emotions she feels for the sexy, protective man sleeping in her home, remains to be seen. What will happen if Brynna and her girls fall in love with a man so broken he may not be able to protect them from the danger that threatens, much less himself.



I love this series so much! Every book gets better and better!!!
Ms. Proby has a way of telling a story that makes you believe in Love, that Love will conquer all and that through love, all things are possible.  And I buy it and love every word she writes! 
This series if FANTASTIC, one of my absolute favorites! 
It takes me awhile to get around to each one of these fab books because of other demands from publishers, authors and well, my family. But when I do get the chance to start and finish, usually in the same day, I am NEVER disappointed! 











Friday, April 24, 2015

Cover Reveal Conflict Of Interest 2 by Gisell De Jesus




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Conflict Of Interest 2 

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Release date is May 15, 2015








Beyond The Seduction Reluctance Series #3 By MA Stacie.......... Review by Dawn









For a man who thought he had everything, Trace Jacks sure had nothing now.
After one letter blows his life apart, Trace is clueless how he can move on. He stumbles through the days, never accepting the grief that flows within him, and finding it easier to bury his loss. To him, if he doesn’t think about it, then it never happened. Burying the hurt, he continues with his new life. Hiding from the truth becomes a lot easier af-ter he takes his niece to her dance class, striking up an interesting conversation with her teach-er.
Beyond-the-Seduction-3D-Paperback-eReaderShae Bennett is happy to keep things fun, enjoying Trace’s seduc-tion and his spontaneity. She’s reluctant to get serious with anyone; she has enough going on in her life. With him she can forget about her concerns for her mom, her tumultuous relationship with her father, and stress of running the dance studio. With him she can be herself, and it be-comes all-consuming.
When the fun begins to slip, when reality starts to encroach in the worst possible way, their relationship unravels at an alarming speed. Neither one is willing to end what they’ve come to need so deeply, but each of them has issues that can only be dealt with alone.
Can Trace and Shae unhook the chains that hold them back? Is their newfound love strong enough to battle back to one another?
  



I have really enjoyed this series by MA Stracie. This one was a bit different. The first 2 were based basically on the man overcoming himself to win the girl. Seduction, is sorta like that... but to me this was Shae's story, with Trace's issues being the underlying second story. 

This one was much more emotional for me. I was all set for a long illness  with Shea's mother....NOPE, not the case. WOW, it was swift and fast. I could feel her pain, it was beautifully written. I will say, the timeline was pretty spot on, I liked the fact that she didn't make it easy for Trace. And, the reasoning behind Shea's calling it quits, was very believable.

Now, Trace's story, while it was heartbreaking, it became a bit redundant. Really nothing ever coming of it. It just faded away with one conversation. I was bothered by that. 

Trace and Shea had amazing chemistry. . I loved that it was so easy for them to fall back into each others arms, casual and no commitments. We all know that never works out. LOL...
I really enjoyed the latest addition to this series. OH! Dale and Trace's brother and sister relationship I FREAKING LOVED! That was my favorite part. Bravo!!!! 



4 Clocks for Beyond The Seduction 

by
MA Stacie 









Sunday, April 19, 2015

Beyond The Seduction , Reluctance Series #3 by M.A. Stacie


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PRESENTS. . .

Beyond the Seduction

Book 3 of the Reluctance Series
by M. A. Stacie

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Release Date: April 23 , 2015
Genre: FICTION / Romance/Erotica ISBN e-book: 978-1-61213-379-9
Available from: Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and TWCS PH

He held out his hand between them. “Take it. I can be the one. I wasn’t lying when I said I’d catch you. You just have to let me.”


~~SUMMARY~~
For a man who thought he had everything, Trace Jacks sure had nothing now.
After one letter blows his life apart, Trace is clueless how he can move on. He stumbles through the days, never accepting the grief that flows within him, and finding it easier to bury his loss. To him, if he doesn’t think about it, then it never happened. Burying the hurt, he continues with his new life. Hiding from the truth becomes a lot easier af-ter he takes his niece to her dance class, striking up an interesting conversation with her teach-er.
Beyond-the-Seduction-3D-Paperback-eReaderShae Bennett is happy to keep things fun, enjoying Trace’s seduc-tion and his spontaneity. She’s reluctant to get serious with anyone; she has enough going on in her life. With him she can forget about her concerns for her mom, her tumultuous relationship with her father, and stress of running the dance studio. With him she can be herself, and it be-comes all-consuming.
When the fun begins to slip, when reality starts to encroach in the worst possible way, their relationship unravels at an alarming speed. Neither one is willing to end what they’ve come to need so deeply, but each of them has issues that can only be dealt with alone.
Can Trace and Shae unhook the chains that hold them back? Is their newfound love strong enough to battle back to one another?
 
~~EXCERPT~~
“Shae?” he called out, but his words got lost in the music as he de-scended the stairs. He didn’t say her name again, because the moment he saw her he was trans-fixed.
Shae was dancing.
She’d pushed the couch against the far wall, leaving space in the center of the room to move. Instead of yesterday’s clothes, she now wore a pair of tight black shorts and a loose gray tank. Her feet were bare. They hit the floor with a small slap.
Being careful not to disturb her, Trace lowered himself and sat on a stair, still watching her every movement. He doubted she’d hear him even if he did make a noise. Shae was locked in her moment, oblivious to the world around her.
Beyond-the-Seduction-3D-PaperbackThe music was haunting, conveying her sadness, and as she pirouet-ted, he saw it on her face, too. Shae was crying. He expected it, though the fact that she was do-ing it while dancing made it harder for him to see. Dancing had bonded Lisbeth and Shae, and now it was all she had left of that. Trace couldn’t bring himself to disturb her.
Her arms swirled, her body swayed, each movement graceful and smooth. She covered the floor in three quick steps, followed by a delicate jump. It amazed him that she kept her poise during the leap, enough to point her toes. When she repeated the move, he watched her fingers this time, and smiled when she pointed those.
 
MA Stacie
~~ABOUT THE AUTHOR~~
M. A. Stacie is never without a book or her eReader. A vora-cious reader, with a love of sexy yet angst-ridden novels, she adores getting lost in new worlds. Her need to write did not grip her until after her second son was born, when her previous ram-bles became fully fledged stories.
She describes herself as one huge contradiction, and though not the most conventional of hobbies, she counts getting new tattoos as one of hers. Running keeps her sane, along with knitting and listening to loud music.
M. A. Stacie lives in the UK with her husband and three sons.
 
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Praise for Beyond the Seduction
"Trace Jacks we met in book 1 of the Reluctance series, he was the brother of Dale and worked at the Metro. In book 3 we find out more about this lovable character other then him being Big brother to Dale, we get to delve deeper into his life and I for one was truly excited! Trace is having a rough time of it, this is the understatement of the century! He just found out his girlfriend had cheated on him - multiple times!! Not only that but his daughter isn't really his. Needless to say he is one messed up dude and needs to stay as far away from the female population as possi-ble. Until he meets Shae his niece's dance teacher who for the first time in weeks has made him crack a smile. Click to read More... - Melissa  


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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

LIVE.....Beau... Novella in the Forever Series by Author Brooklyn Taylor





Novella accompanying Forever Series:

“Beau” Synopsis

By Brooklyn Taylor

I am Beau Evans, God’s gift to women and I damn well know it. I am fearless. I would rather be working as the homicide detective in Dallas, Texas than anywhere else. I’m the crazy bastard they call in when no one else wants to go. I’ve seen things that would cause others to commit themselves to mental hospitals.

I look damn good; thanks to all the time I spend in the gym and the good genes I was blessed with. I screw who I want, when I want, how I want. I call the shots and wouldn’t have it any other way.  I live for me and no one else. I am my own man and do not answer to anyone but myself. I live by these rules and no one will change that.

That is what I had convinced myself of anyway, until I met Piper Dylan. She drives me insane in every way possible. Everything about her annoys me and turns me on at the same time.  She has absolutely no interest in me whatsoever. The more she pulls away and resists me the more I want her.

My life starts to become unrecognizable and is spinning out of control. I, Beau Evans am becoming something I never wanted and always swore I would never become. I begin fighting for something I am not sure I completely want. Do I walk away for the second time in my life or decide maybe, just maybe, it’s not all about me any longer?





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Other books by Brooklyn Taylor:
Eternal Soulmate
Endless Affinity
Unforeseen Destiny

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An Ordinary Me






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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway ....Without Me by Chelle Bliss Book 7 in the Men of Inked Series

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THE LAST MEN OF INKED BOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE!
Synopsis:
I’d led a selfish existence.
I liked who I was. Hell, I loved myself. Women threw themselves at me and I took what they offered without remorse. I promised them nothing. I sank my teeth into life, holding on to the bitch like my very existence depended on it. Time passed. Women came and went. The second I let my guard down and released the hold I had on life… What was my award for such carelessness? A love so spectacular and heart wrenching that it threw me for a loop. When I was in too deep to escape, my greatest fears became reality. This is my story. My downfall. My salvation.

Dawn's Review
I am not sure just exactly how she does it, how she makes us fall in love with every FREAKING one of the Gallo Men. HOW? I was set, DONE, Thomas was my man. Bring on Anthony, no one can even come close to my Thomas.............WRONG! so , so very wrong. 

Without Me,  is so different. All of the Men of Inked books have this amazing heart to them. They make you long to have the Gallo Family. But, this one, this one was so much more. The struggle of Maxine "Max" was so personal, you could honestly feel the pain she was in. This story grabbed my heart and held it hostage until the very end. 

Anthony, has always been a mystery. He would pop in and take the opportunity to make fun of everyone and their "insta love."  Never wanting to be tied down to just one woman,  he was happy and was fine living this way.  It took one look, one conversation, one "NO" and he was hooked. But was he biting off more than he could chew?

The dynamic between Max and Anthony was explosive. Max, plays out this casual encounter as a one-time thing. Just sleep with him and get it out of her system. What she didn't count on was Anthony, wanting more . One night was not going to be enough for him. When, the back and forth gets to be too much for Anthony, I actually was sick of Max's crap! But, that is the genius of Chelle Bliss, she has to make her characters suffer a bit, to see what they are missing. 

When all is revealed and you understand Max's reasons for the push and pull, your heart is lodged in your throat. Anthony, is so unexpected and steps up in an amazing way and YES, that is the very moment he over threw my Thomas, for my heart. The richness and depth Chelle gave Max and Anthony, is fantastic. So many things against them, so many people wanting to be involved, so many surprises, you just never know what to expect. It is just that freaking GOOD!

I love the Gallo's, like want to be adopted by them, fictional or not, I want to be in this family. The family gatherings are always my favorite parts of this series. This time the family played a huge role in shaping this story. The issue of acceptance is front and center. I loved the way Anthony took exception to being told that he was not liked because of "the color of his skin." You usually do not see it from the opposite side of the coin. Genius!  

Anthony and Max, are a force when they are on the same page, but the passion behind their heated moments, well it's just amazing. You feel the hurt, the longing...

"I've never felt fireworks when I kissed someone. 
I've never dreamt of anyone night after night as if it were a fucking nightmare. 
I want to eat, breathe and live you , Max.
 I don't care if it's only for a short while. 
I have to explore what's going on between us."

I mean, HELLO! who doesn't want this said to them? This is a passion filled story and by far my favorite in the series. I am so sorry Thomas, you still my BOO... but Anthony has pushed a head in the race.  I am sad that this is the last book in the series, but talk about going out on a HIGH! It really is the best in the series and that is saying A LOT. For me it gets this honor because the story telling is just phenomenal. You feel it.... 

5+++++ Clocks for Without Me, book 7 in the Men of Inked series by 
Chelle Bliss




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About the Author
Bliss
USA Today bestselling author Chelle Bliss is an American author who writes stories about real-life scenarios with fantasy Alpha males. Her works include humor as well as steamy sex. Website | Facebook | Twitter

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