Sunday, December 29, 2013

Hardcover Therapy Presents A Cover Reveal For Fallen from Grace by Leigh Songstad

Synopsis:

Expensive cars... Penthouse apartments... Exclusive clubs and endless money... By day, Judas Woods practices Law in New York City. By night, he’s forced to portray a playboy image he despises. Past resentments his father holds against him have made Judas a prisoner in his own life. Just as he is ready to give up on life, he meets her—Grace Winters. 

Beautiful, intelligent and way out of his league. Years have passed since the tragic accident that destroyed her family in just one night, and Grace Winters has finally found her new normal. Congressman Ellis Randall is charming, charismatic, flawless...and he wants to marry her.

 Things are perfect.

 Almost too perfect… When Grace meets the enigmatic and troubled local bad boy, Judas Woods, she is swept into a whirlwind affair of passion, desire, and secrets.

 What is Congressman Randall hiding? 

And can Grace trust the bad boy she is falling hopelessly in love with? 

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Leigh Nicole Songstad found her love for writing during her college years while earning degrees in Political Science and Human Services. She lives in The Black Hills with her husband and their three children. With many more characters and stories patiently waiting on her hard drive she hopes to continue writing, for as long as God allows.

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Xpresso Presents Adrenaline Rush by Cindy M. Hogan Blog Tour Stop


Adrenaline Rush by Cindy M. Hogan
Publication date: October 2013
Genres: Suspense, Young Adult

Synopsis:

A madman with a mission is kidnapping groups of thrill-seeking high school seniors across the country, and it’s up to Christy to stop him.

To do so, she must take on a fearless alter ego and infiltrate a group of adrenaline junkies bent on pushing life to the limit. Death-defying stunts are only the beginning: two groups fit the profile, and Christy must discover the real target before it’s too late.

If she chooses the wrong group, more people will disappear. But choosing right puts her as the prime target—with no guarantee that she’ll get out alive.

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5 of 5 Adrenaline Rush

Okay so this is the first book I have read by Cindy and it will not be the last. I have never read a book that captured me with the secrets and action. If you are an adrenaline junkie you will love this book.

Christy is an undercover agent and her task is to catch the guy who is causing hell. I mean he is on a mission to kidnap seniors across the country. He has a plan and as the story unfolds I was like WTH why is this happening why is this guy crazy like that. Plus Christy will find some things out about herself that will change things for her.

I don't want to give to much of the story away because this is one of those rare find reads that you hear about only through other readers but once you start it you realize that this is a gem of a read. So go out and get this book and enjoy the ride of a lifetime.

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Cindy M. Hogan graduated with a secondary education teaching degree and enjoys spending time with unpredictable teenagers. More than anything she loves the time she has with her own teenage daughters and wishes she could freeze them at this fun age. If she's not reading or writing, you'll find her snuggled up with the love of her life watching a great movie or planning their next party. She loves to bake, garden and be outdoors doing a myriad of activities.

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Xpresso Presents On Solid Ground (In Too Deep #2) by Michelle Kemper Brownlow Blog Tour Stop


BOOK ONE
In Too Deep by Michelle Kemper Brownlow
Publication date: June 6th 2013
by Sapphire Star Publishing
Genre: New Adult Romance

Synopsis:

Long- Gracie has just finished her freshman year of college in Memphis when she takes a job at a local pizza joint in her home town of McKenzie, Tennessee. She is the epitome of innocence when she meets Noah. Noah is unabashedly handsome, intriguingly reckless and just cocky enough to be sexy. Gracie’s instincts tell her to stay far away from him and based on the stories she hears from her co-workers he leaves broken hearts in his wake. But still, she can’t explain her fascination with him.

Noah puts aside his bad boy ways when what he thought was a summer crush has him unexpectedly falling in love. But soon after Gracie transfers to UT Knoxville to be with Noah, their unexpected love becomes riddled with anger, deceit and humiliation.

Jake, Noah’s former roommate and Gracie’s best friend, can no longer be a bystander. Gracie’s world falls out from beneath her and when she breaks she turns to Jake for strength. As Jake talks her through a decision she’s not yet strong enough to make, together they uncover a truth so ugly neither of them is prepared for its fallout. Will Jake pull her to the surface or is Gracie Jordan finally In Too Deep?

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5 of 5 In Too Deep

Okay here it goes..... This book is F^&*%$# INCREDIBLE! Lord I have never ever been so heart broken in my life. I read this book and lord i had all these emotions and I was bawling like a crazy a$ lady! Have you ever seen a car accident coming and you try and turn the other way but you can't you have to see what happens? Well HOLY HELL In Too Deep is like that and man oh man I have never cried and yelled at a book like I did this book.

Gracie is your ordinary college girl. Likes school and works hard. She has an easy life just coasting by until she meets college bad boy Noah. Lord she knows he is a bad boy because she has heard the rumors and people have warned her to stay away from him. He breaks hearts like he changes his boxers. He is a chew and screw type of guy. So when they start talking and getting closer Noah shows Gracie a different side of himself. Gracie's walls that she has put up comes crashing down and she transfers to his college to be with him.

Everyone tells her that is a bad idea but she does not listen and soon she is on a collision course with Noah. But there is a bright side to it because Gracie has her best friend who is Noah's ex roommate Jake. Soon Gracie and Jake are getting closer and Noah is not feeling it. But at the end of the day when the dust settles Gracie will have to chose whether or not she is going to stay with Noah or move on to someone else close to her that loves her and treats her right.

This is a story about first loves, heart break, betrayal, and learning what true love looks like. This is a must read!

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On Solid Ground by Michelle Kemper Brownlow
(In Too Deep #2)
Publication date: December 3rd 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Synopsis:

Gracie survived an emotionally abusive relationship that wrecked her. Her ex, Noah, systematically chipped away at her self-esteem through intimidation, humiliation and infidelity which left Gracie unable to trust her own perception of his intentions.

 But after falling head over heels for Jake, her best friend and the man who stood by her through it all, she is ready to experience life in the way it was meant to be lived. However, Gracie may find it impossible to simultaneously heal from the trauma of abuse while navigating a relationship with Jake.

 Can she put her heart on hold in order to heal her soul?The sequel to the five-star debut novel, In Too Deep, chronicles Gracie’s steps toward healing as she falls deeper in love, reaches out for help, stands on her own, steps out of her comfort zone, faces her biggest fears, and reconnects with a sensual, talented soul from her past all in hopes of finding herself on solid ground.

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5 of 5 On Solid Ground

First off I have to say that Michelle blew me away with In Too Deep and I just could not get enough of that book. I have never read such emotions like that before and I was so glued to the book that everything around me stopped and it did not exist until I finished it. Then the ending had me wondering if there was going to be another one and low and behold I stalked Michelle and found out that there was indeed going to be another few books and I jumped for joy. I had to have more of Jake and Gracie and Beckie. I did not want to read about Noah anymore. I had a Noah and the shit life that comes with being in an abusive relationship really never goes away. You live life day by day but you also have so many fears and when you do find something good you are reluctant to to be with that person because your just not sure your heart can take it. But I give Gracie credit because she found her heart and Jake stood by her through all the crap and even had it out with Noah.

So in On Solid Ground we get to see Gracie and Beckie and Jake staying on at college for the summer to take classes and just figure out what they want and how they are going to be together. Beckie and Gracie are inseparable best friends to the end and not wanting to be apart from one another. Beckie is the ultimate best friend ever! 

Then you have Jake oh man he is the love of my life as far as book boyfriends go because he is loving and caring and selflessness man he is all about Gracie and healing her and allowing her to find herself even thought it means being apart from her for some time that is okay because he loves her dearly and will do anything to keep her.

Then we get a few new characters in this book that I loved to death. Sarah is awesome and she gives good advice but the main character that I loved in this book was Calon. Lord I never thought I would love another like him. He is all about business as he is the lead singer in a band named Alternate Tragedy and he helps Gracie with her singing and playing. But what he helps her with the most is her healing. Gracie needed some time to heal and Calon helped her with that. He loves Gracie like a sister and will do anything to protect her and comfort her. Together they make a great team and Calon and Beckie are there for Gracie at every turn.

This is such a great follow up and the story that unfolds is about love, trust, friendship, and finding ones self amongst the rough! 

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Michelle Kemper Brownlow has been a storyteller her entire life. Her debut was on the high school cheerleading bus granting requests to re-tell her most embarrassing moments for a gaggle of hysterical squadmates.

Earning her Bachelor’s degree from Penn State University in Art Education and then marrying her very own “Jake,” she moved to Binghamton, NY where she taught high school. After having two children she quit work and finished her Master’s degree in Elementary Education at Binghamton University.

The Brownlow family of four moved to Michelle’s hometown of Morgantown, PA while the children were still quite young. A few years after moving, her family grew by one when they welcomed a baby into their home through the gift of adoption. The family still resides in PA, just miles from where that high school cheer bus was parked.

Michelle has been an artist for as long as she can remember, always choosing pencils and crayons over toys and puzzles. As a freelance illustrator, her simple characters play the starring roles in numerous emergent reader books published by Reading Reading Books.

“Writing is my way of making sense of the world. When I give my characters life on the pages I write, it frees up space in my mind to welcome in new stories that are begging to be told,” says Brownlow.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Xpresso Presents Path Unchosen (Daughter of Ravenswood #1) by Kim Cleary Blog Tour Stop


Path Unchosen by Kim Cleary
(Daughter of Ravenswood #1)
Publication date: September 7th 2013
Genres: Dark Fantasy, New Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

Synopsis:

When eighteen-year-old Judy Hudson discovers she’s a necromancer and sees first-hand the pain her powers can cause the dead, she just wants to deny who she is. The zombie plague is long over. She wants to find a more normal life, but that’s a challenge when a beautiful otherworldly man, who claims to be her guardian, saves her life.

Judy tries to set right the harm she inflicted on a spirit she raised, but new zombies attack—zombies raised from among the long-time dead. Someone else just like her is out there, and he’s not trying to set anything right. To save her own life, and protect the innocent inhabitants of the nearby town who’ve become her friends, Judy has to figure out who’s raising the dead and why. She must also learn to control the darkness inside her—a seductive darkness that promises her power beyond her wildest dreams.

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5 of 5 Path Unchosen

Path Unchosen is simply an amazing read that I truly enjoyed. I usually don't read zombie books but this one is so much more than I expected having zombies and necromancers which by the way I love necromancer books!

Judy Hudson is an orphan. She does not know who her family is but she sort of has one at the orphanage. But when Judy turns 18 she is on her own. She knows she is different and she tries hard to suppress her powers but it is hard for her. All she wants is a normal life. One where she does not have to fight zombies or worry about the dead. As Judy finds herself in a bind she finds out she has a guardian who is going to help her out. But can Judy trust him is the issue she is having because she has had to fend for herself all this time she is not so quick to just up and trust anyone.

Judy ends up trying to fix her mistakes she has made as a necromancer but she is realizing that someone or something is out there and they are determined to keep the evil afloat. Zombies have arisen and they are ready to attack on command. But who is commanding them and why? Judy will have to figure that out and soon because the zombies are ready to attack and she is not sure who to trust and if she can in fact help her new friends out.

What can Judy do? Will her guardian be able to help her? Who is responsible for raising the dead?


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Kim writes urban fantasy for anyone who longs to discover they are extraordinary. She writes about hopefulness and determination, and about heroes who push through extraordinary situations and obstacles, one step at a time. Magical friends and gorgeous guys help, or hinder, in one adventure after another.

When not writing, revising, or thinking about writing, Kim gardens, plays with her dog, chats on social media, catches up with friends or cooks an Indian feast. She is a member of Writers Victoria, Romance Writers of Australia, The Alliance of Independent Authors, and a certified chocoholic.

Kim grew up in Birmingham, UK, studied medieval history and psychology at Adelaide University in South Australia and has worked all over Australia and in London. She now lives with her husband and an adorable Cocker Spaniel in Melbourne, Australia.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The MARKED MEN are coming back on January 7, 2013, so get ready for the ride of your life with ROME (MARKED MEN #3) by the fabulous Jay Crownover.

The MARKED MEN are coming back on January 7, 2013, so get ready for the ride of your life with ROME (MARKED MEN #3) by the fabulous Jay Crownover. 

You’ve met inked-up bad boy RULE (Marked Men #1) and have been swept away by the lyrical JET (Marked Men #2). Now, get ready to be riveted by Rule’s older brother ROME. 

Rome returns to Denver after serving his country and leaving a part of his soul, along with his blood, behind on the sands of the battlefield. When he meets Cora, sparks fly and all bets are off in this steamy, heart wrenching love story. Can two souls who have their own dark past survive the explosion of them coming together. Find out in ROME on January 7th. 

Be sure to join us  On January 02, 2013 when we are part of the Jay Crownover’s Rome Book Tour. 

Title: Rome (Marked Men #3) 
Genre: New Adult
Publication Date: January 7, 2013

Synopsis:

Cora Lewis is a whole lot of fun, and she knows how to keep her tattooed bad boy friends in line. But all that flash and sass hide the fact that she’s never gotten over the way her first love broke her heart. Now she has a plan to make sure that never happens again: She’s only going to fall in love with someone perfect.

Rome Archer is as far from perfect as a man can be. He’s stubborn and rigid, he’s bossy and has come back from his final tour of duty fundamentally broken. Rome’s used to filling a role: big brother, doting son, super soldier; and now none of these fit anymore. Now he’s just a man trying to figure out what to do with the rest of his life while keeping the demons of war and loss at bay. He would have been glad to suffer it alone, until Cora comes sweeping into his life and becomes the only color on his bleak horizon.

Perfect isn’t in the cards for these two, but imperfect might just last forever . . .


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Title: Rule (A Marked Men Novel #1)
Author: Jay Crownover
Genre: New Adult
Publication Date: May 7, 2013
Publisher: William Morrow an imprint of HarperCollins

Synopsis:

Opposites in every way . . . except the one that matters

Shaw Landon loved Rule Archer from the moment she laid eyes on him. Rule is everything a straight--A pre-med student like Shaw shouldn't want--and the only person she's never tried to please. She isn't afraid of his scary piercings and tattoos or his wild attitude. Though she knows that Rule is wrong for her, her heart just won't listen.

To a rebel like Rule Archer, Shaw Landon is a stuck-up, perfect princess-and his dead twin brother's girl. She lives by other people's rules; he makes his own. He doesn't have time for a good girl like Shaw-even if she's the only one who can see the person he truly is.

But a short skirt, too many birthday cocktails, and spilled secrets lead to a night neither can forget. Now, Shaw and Rule have to figure out how a girl like her and a guy like him are supposed to be together without destroying their love . . . or each other


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Title: Jet (A Marked Men Novel #2)
Author: Jay Crownover
Genre: New Adult
Publication Date: May 28, 2013
Publisher: William Morrow an imprint of HarperCollins

Synopsis:

With his tight leather pants and a sharp edge that makes him dangerous, Jet Keller is every girl’s rock and roll fantasy. But Ayden Cross is done walking on the wild side with bad boys. She doesn’t want to give in to the heat she sees in Jet’s dark, haunted eyes. She’s afraid of getting burned from the sparks of their spontaneous combustion, even as his touch sets her on fire.

Jet can’t resist the Southern Belle with mile-long legs in cowboy boots who defies his every expectation. Yet the closer he feels to Ayden, the less he seems to know her. While he’s tempted to get under her skin and undo her in every way, he knows firsthand what happens to two people with very different ideas about relationships.

Will the blaze burn into an enduring love. . . or will it consume their dreams and turn them to ashes?


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I'm supposed to share interesting details about myself so that my readers get to know me so here we go in no particular order: I'm an natural redhead even though I haven't seen my real hair color in years, I'm a big fan of tattoos and have a half sleeve on either arm and various other pieces all over the place, I've been in the bar industry since I was in college and it has always offered interesting insight into how men and women interact with each other, I have 3 dogs that are all crazy, I live in Colorado and love the snow, I love music and in all reality wish I could be a rock star not a writer or a bartender but I have zero talent so there is that.

I love to write, love to read and all I'm interested in is a good story with interesting characters that make the reader feel something.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Inkslinger Presents A Release Day Event For Sneaking Candy by Lisa Burstein

Sneaking Candy Synopsis:

All I ever wanted was to make a name for myself as Candice Salinas, creative writing grad student at the University of Miami. Of course, secretlyI already have made a name for myself: as Candy Sloane, self-published erotic romance writer. Though thrilled that my books are selling and I have actual fans, if anyone at UM found out, I could lose my scholarship…and the respect of my faculty advisor, grade-A-asshole Professor Dylan. 

Enter James Walker, super-hot local barista and—surprise!—my student. Even though I know a relationship is totally off-limits, I can’t stop myself from sneaking around with James, taking a few cues from my own erotic writing…if you catch my drift. Candy’s showing her stripes for the first time in my real life, and I’ve never had so much fun. But when the sugar high fades, can my secrets stay under wraps?

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5 of 5 Sneaking Candy

Okay.... Okay... Okay.... I have to say this and I really mean it but I really LOVED this book! I have never laughed so hard in my life because the characters in this story were a riot. I love Lisa's style of writing and her writing about this taboo topic of teacher/student was awesome sauce all the way.

Candice Salinas is a creative grad student working her way through grad school. She has always loved writing as it comes naturally to her. So she decides she is going to do some self publishing under an assumed name and write something not so conventional like erotica. She is so good at it that she has a fan base and her books are selling like hot cakes. But her secret could cost her everything if she gets exposed oh and did I tell you she is acting out her erotica with a very hot and delicious student actually her student. If they get caught all will be over because she will lose her scholarship and her job. So what is a girl to do?

James Walker is a walking alpha male that is hot hot hot! He and Candice are sneaking around and he is fine with that because he wants Candice and he knows she wants him. James knows that he could get into trouble but it is worth it to him. 

Can James and Candice keep up their relationship or will someone find out and ruin it for them?

This is such a fun fast paced read that is a must for everyone to read! Thank you Lisa I need more!

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Lisa Burstein is a tea seller by day and a writer by night. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the Inland Northwest Center for Writers at Eastern Washington University. She is the author of the YA Novels: Pretty Amy and Dear Cassie and the NA Novella: The Next Forever. Sneaking Candy is her first full-length new adult novel.

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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Book Chick is Hosting an awesome Abbi Glines Tours Check it out and sign up!


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First come, first serve so sign-up now!

Each day will represent the book in the series! Each book in the series will have it's own day to be spotlighted, so that means that you can sign up for your favorite book in the series that corresponds with the day it is. 

*December 17th has a limited amount of blogs

December 12th - Breathe (Jax & Sadie)

December 13th - Because of Low (Marcus & Willow)

December 14th - While It Lasts (Cage & Eva)

December 15th - Just for Now (Preston & Amanda)

December 16th - Sometimes it Lasts (Cage & Eva)

December 17th - Misbehaving (Jason & Jess)
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Friday, December 6, 2013

Lite Rate Tours Presents Rose of Thorne (Rose of Thorne #1) by Mia Michelle Blog Tour Stop


Synopsis:

When a drunk driver tragically orphans Skylar Rose at the age of sixteen, she leaves her dreams behind and takes on the daunting task of helping her elderly grandmother raise her young sister. While other girls her age were living a typical carefree life, she was picking up double shifts at a local cafĂ© and struggling to pay the bills. 

Always putting her sister’s needs and school first, Skylar has never had time to date or develop relationships. Now a senior in college, she has her sights set on an amazing internship opportunity. The last thing she needed was for a sexy distraction like Sebastian Thorne to walk into her life. 

Sebastian Thorne had been an entitled and reckless nineteen year old when he got behind the wheel of his new sports car that night. When his night of indulgence goes tragically wrong, Sebastian hesitantly turns to the one person, he knows can make everything go away…the one person he hates ..his father.

Now twenty-six, Sebastian is the young enigmatic and powerful CEO of his late father’s design company, Thorne Enterprises. With both millions in the bank and a new woman on his arm almost every night, the world never knew the dark secret he carried inside. Still plagued with nightmares from the night of that horrific accident and having to leave the beautiful girl behind, Sebastian vows to find the one that haunts his dreams. Sometimes the choice of revisiting our past opens the door to a future that we never thought possible.

Haunted by their past, these two want nothing more than to have their life given back to them. But what do you do when the person who gave you back your life, was the very one that took it from you in the first place?

* BOOK 2 THORNELESS will follow VERY VERY SOON!! Contains sexual content and abusive situations. Recommended for readers 18+ years.

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5 of 5 Rose Of Thorne

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** SPOILER ALERT FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN’T READ BOOK ONE**

I hate him..I love him..I hate that I still love him but I do. My parents, my life, my happiness, my heart….he has officially taken all of them from me now. Yes, I am the wilting dying Rose that once belonged to Sebastian Thorne. He had given me back my life, but little did I know he was the very one who had taken it all away from me from the start. I hate him…I love him. 

I never expected Lucas Drake to walk back in my life when I was at my lowest and darkest point. He promises that he will help me heal this pain, but in order to do that he says I need to get away from this town. Maybe he is right. There is nothing here for me anymore but painful memories…and Sebastian. Maybe the only way for this Rose to survive is to do the one impossible thing. I Skylar Rose… must become Thorneless.

Expected publication: December 16th 2013

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ROSE OF THORNE BY MIA MICHELLE 
Character Interview- Sebastian and Lucas

So I am sitting down today with Sebastian Thorne from Mia Michelle’s new book Rose of Thorne. Thank you so much for joining us today, Sebastian.

Sebastian: Thank you for having me today. 

So, Sebastian you are well known for your wealthy bachelor lifestyle. You have dated hundreds of different women over the years. Tell the readers what makes Skylar Rose so special?

Sebastian: Yes, it is true. I have had more than my fair share of beautiful women over the years. But no one, and I mean NO ONE, can compare to Skylar. From the moment I laid eyes on her, I wanted her and only her. However, sometimes what we want isn’t the right thing. Sometimes we have to tell ourselves ‘no’ to protect the other person.

I see. Well, can you elaborate on that last part? What does she need protecting from? Is she in some sort of danger?

Sebastian: I will never allow her to be in danger of anyone or anything ever again. When I say that, I am including myself. If there is anyone she needs protecting from, it is me. I wish I could stay away, but I can’t seem to fight this incredible magnetic pull between us. It is absolute torture seeing her everyday knowing that I can never have her.

Why is that exactly? 

Sebastian: She doesn’t really know the real me. No one does actually. She deserves someone she can love and trust and I am simply not that man. All I want is for her to be happy, even if that isn’t with me.

I understand that Skylar is currently caught the eye of Lucas Drake, CEO/CFO of Drake Corporation. How exactly are you handling the idea of the two of them dating?

Sebastian: Yes, I am well aware of Lucas’ interest in Skylar. He is an alright guy I guess, but Lucas is like me, he has quite the history of being a ladies man. I am not sure if I like the idea of him using Skylar that way. So my answer is no, I definitely don’t think that he is the right man for her.

Lucas: Oh really…and I suppose that you are implying that you are then? Hello everyone, I apologize for my lateness. My flight home from New York was delayed because of the weather. 

That is fine Lucas. Thank you for being able to join us today. As you probably heard, we were just discussing with Sebastian about your interest in Skylar Rose. Would you care to elaborate on your relationship with her? 

Lucas: Let’s just say that Skylar has my complete and undivided attention and I plan on keeping it that way. Don’t fucking roll your eyes up at me, Thorne! I can’t help it that you let her slip through your fingers. Not that you were any competition to me to begin with.

Sebastian: Don’t fucking tell me that you have any serious intentions with her. I know you all too well my friend. You don’t give a damn about anyone but pleasing that dick of yours!

Lucas: FUCK YOU! You have no idea what I feel for her! Besides that, aren’t you a fine one to talk? If you care so much about her, then why did I see you leaving Driskill’s the other night with that blonde? I bet you thought long and hard about Skylar when blondie was riding your dick! You are one selfish arrogant son of a bitch, you know it?

Alright gentlemen, please settle down!! Mr. Thorne! Mr. Drake! Please sit back down! We don’t want any violence in here.

Lucas: I apologize for getting out of line here at the studio. But Thorne you better back the fuck off or I swear to Christ that I will take you down! You know I am not afraid of you! Skylar is mine now, not yours.

Sebastian: Yours? Give me a fucking break! You barely know each other and you act like you are already in love with her. She isn’t yours Drake and she never will be!

Lucas: Really? Then I guess we will just have to see about that then won’t we? 

Sebastian: Yes!! Yes, we will! And then maybe you will finally understand that she has and always will be mine.

Lucas: You fucking asshole! She will NEVER be yours! 

Alright folks, that is all we have time for today. We appreciate our guests joining us….Wait! I said NO FIGHTING in here! PLEASE! SECURITY!!!!!

Lucas: Thanks for letting me join you guys today. Sebastian is good to see you again, bro.

Lucas, I’m going to start off by asking a similar question that I asked Sebastian earlier. For someone who has a reputation with the ladies, what makes Skylar different. Has she tamed the wild playboy?

Lucas: It is true, I certainly loved the ladies. I used to laugh at my grandfather when he told me that one day I’d have the breath knocked out of me by some girl. I laughed at his words until the day I had met Skylar. For me, she is ‘that girl’. I have never been happier in all of my life. She is amazing in every way.

Mia Michelle:

Mia fell in love with the literary world at a very young age and began putting her active imagination to pen and paper at the age of six. Over the years, she has filled up numerous shelves with her notebooks and journals of her favorite stories. Twelve years ago, Mia began drafting The Thorne Series and through encouragement of a close friend, decided to finally take the leap of faith to bring her dream to life. She openly admits to having a hopeless infatuation with her Kindle and suffers from the one-click book addiction (No intervention required). 

Mia is currently a stay at home mom who has mastered the fine art of making a PB&J sandwich in between laundry and shuttling kids to ballet and school. In her spare time (“What spare time?” She laughs), she enjoys photography, traveling, and having a girls night out with her pals. She enjoys the simple things in life, such as sleeping more than 3 hours per night and 10 minute showers without being interrupted by children yelling “mommy” from the other side of the bathroom door. 

Mia Michelle resides in Tennessee with her soul mate and husband of 18 years and their 2 beautiful young children. She is currently drafting her new Chase series. 

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Lady Reader's Bookstuff Presents Out of Tune by Michelle D. Argyle Blog Tour Stop



Synopsis:

Twenty-year-old Maggie Roads’ parents are legendary in the country music world. She wants nothing more than to follow their example, but the limelight is not reserved for singers who cannot carry a tune, let alone keep a rhythm.

When her parents tell her they are getting divorced, Maggie decides it’s time to leave home and take her future into her own hands. Moving in with Cole, her best friend and sometimes boyfriend might not be the best of ideas, but she has to start somewhere. 

Their off-and-on romance gets even more complicated when Maggie crushes on her new voice teacher, Nathan, who unlocks her stunning potential. 

A sensational music career of her own is finally within reach, but Maggie might need more than perfect pitch to find what she is really looking for.

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My Review

5 of 5 Out Of Tune

Oh man Out Of Tune had me on the edge of my seat. Michelle never ceases to amaze me when it comes to her writing because she always takes me on this journey that I love so much I don't want it to end. Reading this book had me there and then some.

Maggie Roads is a talented song writer and the daughter of legendary country singers. She would love to sing but she can't hold a note and is tone deaf to boot so she does what comes next and that is write songs. But her hearts desire is to be a singer and she knows what she has to do to get there but is not sure if she can actual do it. But then she gets some disturbing news about her parents and she knows it is time to move on and put on her big panties and do what she has to do to reach her dream.

She leaves her parents home to move in with her best friend and sometimes boyfriend Cole. it isn't the best situation but it is something for her to start with. So she moves in and hires a voice coach so she can fulfill her life long dreams of becoming a singer. As she spend more and more time with her voice coach Nathan she is so crushing on him and it seems that Nathan may have some feelings for Maggie as well.

But what will Maggie do because she has Cole but she wants Nathan and then her parents going through their stuff and last but not least she wants to sing. She wants to sing her heart out so bad that she willing to do whatever it takes to make that dream come true. 

Will she stay out of tune or will she tune in!







Cole’s steady beat on the drums relaxed her. She could feel his eyes on her as she played, but she did not turn around. He would never know what this meant to her. She had wanted and dreaded this moment forever. She could only imagine what tomorrow would be like, with an audience full of strangers.

She closed her eyes as the music flowed into her. Iza came in on her fiddle, her notes weaving in and out like bright threads in a tapestry. Justin started singing the first lines and she tapped her foot, counting like Nathan had taught her. “Every beat is a physical thing,” he had said. “See the music, feel it, just like you’ve done your whole life. Pearls on a string—let each one slide through your fingers. Measured.”

Mandolin line. Then the bass started. Maggie’s turn.

When she came in, her voice was louder and stronger than it had ever been. Justin’s voice filled her up like honey. She swam through it, adding her own to his. Maybe he was a womanizer and constantly looking at her like he wanted to get her in bed, but he was an amazing singer. They smiled at each other as they melted into the song.

She had never been inside music like this before. The stage lights sparkled in her eyes and she understood for the first time in her life why musicians put up with all that travelling and recording, and the stressful nights like when her mom was puking her guts out with the flu—the real flu—but had to go on stage in five minutes. Maggie remembered her smiling as she wiped her mouth and shrugged. “It’s part of the singin’ life, hon. We don’t always get breaks when we need them.” She had patted Maggie on her twelve-year-old head and squared her shoulders as her makeup artist dusted some powder over her pale cheeks. Then she had left for the stage in a flutter of sequins and curls.



6 Good Reasons to Chase Your Dreams No Matter What

“I believe ardently that you should drop everything and run toward your true self.” -Kyran Pittman

My novel Out of Tune is about chasing your dreams despite everything and everyone going against you—when you know without a doubt it’s your passion and what you want. Because Out of Tune was with my publisher when they closed their doors, it’s a bit crazy that it was my dream to get it published and now that dream was crumbling beneath me. When I realized what my novel is actually about, I decided to publish it anyway. Myself. Here’s some reasons why.

Your dreams say a lot about who you are and how you shape your life. Why let them sit by the wayside if so much hinges on them? 

Chasing your dreams does not mean you have to be irresponsible. Believe it or not, it is possible to work toward your dreams with a day job or simply learning to live with less, etc. 

“The only thing that stands between a man and what he really wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.” -Richard DeVos. 

Achieving your dreams isn’t supposed to be easy. That’s why everyone says chase your dreams, not lazily grab them and smile. 

Seek out the right people in your life who will support you and your dreams. If you’re having a very hard time, the reason might be lack of support. Treasure those who do support you. 

And if you don’t know your passion/dream, Oprah Winfrey has a great quote about that. “If you don’t know what your passion is, realize that one reason for your existence on earth is to find it.” 

DREAMS ARE IMPORTANT – even the ones as simple as finding love and keeping it. I dare say they are the lifeblood of motivation, the key to discovering happiness, and the way we can truly discover what we’re made of. So keep chasing, and when you do catch your dream, treasure it, and then maybe even find another.



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December 2nd – Laura at The Revolving Bookcase – Review, Top 10, Playlist 

December 3rd – Mandy at I read Indie – Playlist

December 3rd – abookandalatee at ABookAndALatee – Review

December 4th – Reading Renee – Review 

December 4th– Mission To Read – Review 

December 4th – alwaysjoart – Playlist, Top Ten

December 5th– Katelyn at Kate's Tales of Books and Bands – Review & Playlist

December 5th – Unconventional Librarian – Character Interview

December 5th – A Diary of a Book Addict – Review, Spotlight

December 6th– A Little Hope Amidst The Chaos – Guest Post

December 6th– Inkfever –Review

December 9th– Author JA Bennett – Guest Post 

December 9th– Literary Lunes – Interview, Guest Post

December 10th– Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews – Spotlight 

December 10th– Jess at Jess Resides Here – Playlist, Top Ten 

December 10th– Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews – Review 

December 11th– Mythical Books – Review 

December 11th– Our New Generation For Reading – Review 

December 12th– Now is Gone – Review 

December 12th– Laurel's Leaves – Guest Post 

December 13th– Culture Shock – Review 

December 13th– Creative Barbwire – Guest Post


Michelle lives and writes in Utah, surrounded by the Rocky Mountains. She adores cheese, chocolate, sushi, and lots of ethnic food, and loves to read and write books in the time she grabs between her sword-wielding husband and energetic daughter. 

She believes a simple life is the best life. 

Michelle writes contemporary Young Adult and New Adult fiction (and other genres when she feels like it).



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