Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Review: The Way With You

The Way With You The Way With You by Anne Mercier
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Way With You is the second in The Way series by Anne Mercier and another great book! When I started this novel, I expected there to be drama, due to the slight cliff hanger at the end of book one. What I hadn't counted on, was how different it was going to be from what I was expecting.

When book one ended, we were briefly introduced to Cam's ex girlfriend Alison, who had also bullied Olivia in the past. You knew from that moment, that the next instalment was bound to be intriguing. As I delved into this book, Alison didn't let us down, she was nasty, conniving and vindictive and did everything she could to make Olivia's life a misery. What I wasn't prepared for was Cam and the direction his character took. To say I was shocked, is an understatement, but that's what I love about Anne's books. You should never just assume that they are going to be just like everyone else's.

What I loved about this book, that many probably wouldn't is the direction Anne took with how Cam and Olivia's story was going to play out.......... would they get through the drama and continue on their journey of love.......... or will the pressures of a pro football career and nasty ex-girlfriend doom them. Throw in a hot as best friend and it makes for a fantastic read.

Want to know more? Go buy the book, I don't believe you will regret it xx

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Release Day Blitz : The Way With You by Anne Mercier

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Title: The Way With You

Series: The Way #2

Author: Anne Mercier

Genre: Coming of Age/New Adult Romance

Release Date: May 23, 2016

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Blurb

Finding a "happily ever after" was hard enough.

Keeping it is even harder.

Olivia Brennan and Cameron Stone have both gone through Hell and back to finally find their way to each other. With obstacles set against them, the struggle to stay connected is harder than ever. Between their academic schedules, Olivia's newfound campus infamy, and a conniving ex stirring up trouble, Liv and Cam begin to struggle to keep what they've worked so hard for.

But when something unexpected fractures their trust, they must decide if they can repair what's left of their fragile love or will they discover that "happily ever after" is just for fairytales?

 

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The Way Back to Me (The Way #1) – Released Feb 23, 2016

 

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She was perky, fun, and full of life—everything I hated about girls and their bullshit exterior. People called her bubbly; I called her “fake-as-hell.”

The edgy, dark, lonely girl in front of me was not the Olivia Brennan I knew from high school—far from it, actually. I knew the story—the whole town knew the story, we witnessed it all. It happened in the blink of an eye and the girl we knew was gone.

But I refuse to watch it anymore—I can’t stand it. I’m going to fix it—fix her. It’s time I showed Olivia Brennan her way back…

Back to the girl she used to be.

 

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About Anne

 

Anne Mercier

I was born and raised in Wisconsin and still live here today with my two sons and puppy. (Though one day soon I hope to move to southern California!)

I’m an avid reader who gets inspired by reading the stories from my favorite authors as well as listening to various types of music. I am a huge fan of music, chocolate, fruit, desserts, autumn, M. Shadows, Avenged Sevenfold, and Milo Ventimiglia. Through my books, I am proudly creating new Avenged Sevenfold and Milo Ventimiglia fans one reader at a time.

“The best part of being an author, to me, is being able to take the reader to that one place they long to go when they need to escape reality. Knowing I can do that, for even one reader, makes what I do worthwhile.” ~ Anne Mercier

Hugs and love,

Anne xoxo

 

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Release Blitz - Three by S C Daiko


Title : Three
Author: S.C. Daiko
Gernre: Erotic Romance 





I shouldn’t want this, shouldn’t want them, and I definitely shouldn’t want all the dirty things they do not just to me but to each other.
Except I do want it.
I want it so bad I can’t keep my head straight.
Why does dirty have to feel so damn good?
It’s lust, simple as that. No strings, just two guys, a girl and a whole lot of filth.
I can handle that.
Sure I can.
No big deal… it’s not like I’m going to fall for them or anything, right?

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Sexy Italian Max has had the starring role in some hot dreams and wild nights for Lauren. Now she will be living with him, leaving her life in Seattle behind while she works for his company in Rome, Italy. There she meets gorgeous Englishman Steve, who is also rooming at Max’s villa. Soon crazy ideas start to form in Lauren’s mind about having both men in her bed. When Lauren’s fantasy becomes reality, the two sex gods take her to heights of filthy pleasure she never imagined possible. So what could possibly go wrong?

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Thursday, 19 May 2016

California Dreaming - Unedited Excerpt 💝

While I am waiting for this to be edited, I thought I would share a little excerpt for you from our boy Ben..........

Please note though, that this is an unedited and unformatted excerpt and is subject to change 💝

This boy is a personal favourite of mine!! :*







Ben 


I cringed when Doreen told her husband to call DD. That cop has it in for me, thanks to his sister Krystal. Man that girl is trouble. I knew before I seduced her, that it was going to end badly for me, but I wouldn’t listen. She is hot, I mean seriously fucking hot. She is one of those girls, who uses her brother’s position as our local police deputy, to her advantage. Fuck with her and her brother will fuck with you. Like I said, I knew in advance what I was getting myself into.
I couldn’t help it though, she chased me.
The boys warned me to stay away from her. Fuck, even Luke told me to give that girl a miss, which should have set off alarm bells, because he hits anything in a skirt. Everywhere we went, she was there. Always in her tight as fuck tops, and short skirts. It’s like she paints her clothing on every morning, they are that tight.
My undoing came when she cornered me at a bon fire on the beach, at the beginning of summer. We were all drinking, and singing, sitting back, enjoying the warm summers night. When she sat down next to me, she was wearing nothing but a tiny bikini. My fucking eyes were bulging out of my head at the sight. I was hooked and she fucking knew it. That girl knew exactly what she was doing, and she played her part well. Just before sunset, and after a shit ton of beer, I had her naked in the sand dunes. I was covered in sand from head to toe, but none of that mattered. I was balls deep in her warmth, with her screaming my name.
The problem was, she wanted more and of course I didn’t. I got what I wanted, I was happy, but she told her brother what happened, and he has been on my ass ever since.  
While we wait for Alex to arrive, we sit in silence. I am contemplating what will happen to us now. There’s no way we will know for sure, that the killer didn’t see our faces. I am quietly confident he didn’t, because it was pitch black where we were standing. I never saw his face either, which won’t help the officers at all. That whole laneway was black except for light shining over the doors. The illumination offered was only enough to help those entering, or leaving those buildings. We never got a good look at either of the two guys standing in front of us and for that I am grateful. The sight of him pulling that trigger and the other guy dropping will be etched into my mind forever. It’s a sight you just can’t unsee.
Gulping, I watch as DD walks in. The smug look on his face pisses me off, because he knows he has us now. He has been trying all summer to pin something on us, and this is giving him just the ammunition he needs. Not that we have done anything wrong. It’s just that, he is always saying the four of us are heading for trouble, and that he would be the one waiting when it happened. He is such a dick.
I have to smirk when his wise crack is attacked by Doreen, the look on his face was steely. He doesn’t like being challenged like that, he will no doubt make us pay for that when we reach the station. Saying our thankyou’s and goodbyes to Doreen and Bob, we follow officer dipstick out to his cruiser. He allows Stephen to sit in the front, and gets great pleasure shoving the rest of us in the back. I spend that whole trip back to the station in silence, like the others, except my gaze is concentrated on the streets outside. By now it is pitch black, the darkness finally encasing the whole town. I wonder if our mystery man is watching, if he saw who we were. More to the point, I wonder if they found the body yet?
By the time we get to the station, all our parents are in the waiting area pacing. All of them with worried looks on their faces. Making our way through the doors they rush us, engulfing us in massive bear hugs. It’s stifling, but comforting at the same time. When my mother starts crying, the realisation of the extent of trouble we are in hits home.
There’s no coming back from this, is there?


Wednesday, 18 May 2016

My Inspiration for the day!!


And where to next...........

Hello again!! Yes I am still here, but I have been quiet........
Why?? because life has a way of throwing curveballs at us that we are never quite ready for :/

Where to next........ that's a question I ask myself daily! Up until a month ago I was focused and new exactly how I was going to progress......... now unfortunately, I am playing a waiting game....

A waiting game for the good mind you, because I want my work to be portrayed perfectly this time, with no imperfections. For this to happen, I need to be patient 8|

So I have been throwing myself into my work with Books & Boys Book Blog and letting my fantastic new editor / PA time to wrap her head around what needs to be done :) All good things come to those who wait and I have three books that will be coming your way by the end of July
2016 🎉 🎈



Thanks to Courtney (my awesomely new editor ) we will be updating all platforms with a re-edited version of Heroes & Villains - California Dreaming 1

Promo work on this should commence by the end of May2016








Courtney and I will also be releasing my novella, the Prologue - California Dreaming around the same time to kick start our book tour.

This tells the story of my four boys Ben, Kyle, Luke & Stephen and what happened to them, to find them being relocated to Brooklyn.

This is also going to released FREE on all platforms for a short period of time as well.





Let's not forget book number two which I have no cover image for you at this time (but it's coming............) Sins of the Father - California Dreaming 2

This book will be released hopefully...... by the middle of July2016
This is the tale of Stephen & Sherlyn....... and I don't want to give away anything so I will wait until I have finished the Blurb before sharing. This continues on from book 1 and delves deeper into our boys and their girls <3

So stay tuned for so much more, and expect to be bombarded soon!!

Thanks for now.................. Stacey xx




Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Crave Me Blog Tour by M Robinson

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CRAVE ME
BESTSELLING AUTHOR M. ROBINSON
COVER MODEL MITCH MCKERSIE
COVER DESIGN THE FINAL WRAP
RELEASE MAY 10TH



SYNOPSIS

They say in order to find yourself you have to go home.
What if home was what you're running from?
Where did that leave you?
Always on the other side of the fence.
Always looking in.
Always wishing you were someone you couldn't be.
Until one day you meet her.
The one.
She was my high, but she was also...

My demise.



EXCERPT

Colors blended together making it hard to focus on one thing. I blinked a few times and just like that…
I saw her face.
As if she was standing right in front of me.
Smiling.
Happy.
Laughing.
My whole world…
My girl.
I felt my lips curl up slightly at the vision as I reached out for her. Wanting to touch her, needing to hold her, yearning to kiss her. Craving, God, craving to fucking love her.
“I’m sorry,” I murmured out loud to no one but the illusion of my drug-infested mind. “I’m so fucking sorry,” I repeated repentantly, longing for her to believe me.
Aching for her to love me again like she used to.
I don’t know how long I sat there, staring at her beautiful face before my eyes, subconsciously rubbing the tattooed key that was placed over my heart. I couldn’t take it anymore, and the desire won over the haze.
It was too powerful.
It was too vivid.
I grabbed my phone. “Baby,” I said into the speaker. The ringing quickly followed, going straight to voicemail. I hung up and tried again. “Baby,” I urged with desperation in my tone.
Still nothing.
I tried again and again and again.
I would try until the end of time if that’s what it took for her to answer.
To talk to me.
To save me.
To crave me.
Time just seemed to standstill, as my life slowly played out in front of me. Trying to balance in between the light and the darkness when all I could see was gray.
“What?!” she screamed into the phone, finally answering after I don’t know how many failed attempts. “What the hell do you want now?”
“Mi cielo.” I breathed a sigh of relief.
She ignored my term of endearment. I hadn’t called her that in such a long time.
My heaven.
“What do you want, Austin? Why are you calling me? We’re over! I can’t do this anymore!”  
I shut my eyes and let my mind wonder, allowing it to go to another place in time where she didn’t hate me.
“I remember the first time I made you smile,” I chuckled, as if it had just happened.
My nerves were on fire. The mere sound of her breathing through the phone was too intense for me. I licked my lips, my mouth suddenly dry.
“I remember when you used to smile just for me. Do you remember, baby? Do you remember what my love feels like?”
I heard her faintly breathing.
“Do you remember my hands on you? My lips? My tongue? The first time I made you come with my mouth? Do you remember all the times since? Tell me I’m not forgotten. Tell me you remember, baby.”
Silence.
“I love you, Briggs. I love you so fucking much. You’re killing me, don’t you see that? I’m dying without you.”
“No, Austin. You were dying with me,” she rasped, knowing that it killed her to say that.
“The first time I saw your face, I thought to myself, damn, this beautiful girl is goin’ to be the death of me. You were perfect in every way. I was a cocky son of a bitch who needed you then, as much as I need you now.”  
More silence.
“I had a dream about you, baby. I always fucking dream about you. In my dream you had a ring on your finger. A ring I put there. You belonged to me. Only mine. Forever fucking mine. You were pregnant, Briggs. You looked so goddamn happy. I saw light at the end of the tunnel for the first time in years.”
She sniffled into the phone.
“I made love to you. Slow, just the way you love. Taking my time to touch every last inch of your body. Memorizing every last bit of you. Making you come until you begged me to stop. I didn’t.”
“I can’t—” she tried to interject, but I didn’t let up.
“I kissed your stomach. Our baby. Letting my lips linger there, whispering sweet lullabies, letting her know daddy will always be there. Baby, it was so real. For a second I gave you the one thing you so desperately wanted, the one thing I can’t give you.”



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Bestselling author of The VIP Trilogy, Tempting Bad, Two Sides Gianna, and The Good Ol' Boys series. M. Robinson loves to read. She favors anything that has angst, romance, triangles, cheating, love, and of course sex! She has been reading since the Babysitters Club and R.L. Stein. She was born in New Jersey but was raised in Tampa Fl. She is married to an amazing man who she loves to pieces. They have two German Shepherd mixes and a Tabby cat.


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Review: Crave Me

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was gifted a copy of Crave Me by M. Robinson and I am struggling to put into words how amazing this book actually was.
I'll be honest it guttered me and there were parts of it that devastated me, but I just could not put it down. I cried, I became angry and then I was heartbroken. This story had me feeling so many different emotions that I didn't know what was wrong with me.
Coming from a family that has been gripped with addiction, everything I read just hit so close to home. I knew exactly what Briggs was going through, although my situation was slightly different. It's the effect it has on the people surrounding that makes it a heartbreaking situation.
This is a gripping, well written story about drug addiction and the effects it has on not only the addict but also the family surrounding them.
It is difficult in parts to read, but it really is a fantastic story and one that I would highly recommend xx

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Review: Teach Me Dirty

Teach Me Dirty Teach Me Dirty by Jade West
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Teach Me Dirty by Jade West, was an emotional rollercoaster of a young artist named Helen who falls for her teacher, Mr Roberts. This was not something I would usually read so I started out hesitantly, but as I got involved in the storyline I fell in love with it.
There was a lot of emotion that went into writing about this subject and as I delved deeper into it, I found it hard to put down. I wasn't only enthralled with the characters, but I was also impressed with how Jade structured the storyline to keep her readers attention.
I loved the detail that went into creating Helen and Mr Roberts and how we got to feel everything they were going through or suffering.
You fall in love with their story, but you also become frustrated at Helen's naivety. It's those moments that you find yourself torn. As I parent, I sympathised with Helen's father, but at the end of the day once my child becomes an adult, they have the right to make their own choices.
It is a beautiful story of love, that may have you wondering how you would handle a situation like that, if it was your child.
I found it to be a really well written emotional story of love, that I have recommended to many others.



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