Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Something Forever by M. Clarke Release Day Blitz -- Excerpt & Giveaway


About Something Forever
SeriesSomething Great #3
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance

Release Date: August 25th, 2014

A heated moment.
Desperate decision.

Life altering choices.

Max and Jenna are forced to test their relationship. Will they be able to embrace the challenges life throws their way?

Secrets can ruin the foundation of a relationship. Will Matthew choose to withhold vital information from Becky that could consume her with doubt about their future? 
When it comes to love, Something Great can turn into Something Wonderful, but can it be Something Forever?
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Excerpt

Matthew's point of view

“Good morning,” she hummed, kissing and nipping my bare chest. “Time to rise and shine.” Her voice was thick and hoarse, and way too seductive.

I had to laugh at her words. My dick was already up. “Becca, if you start this, I’m going to finish it.” My words barely left my lips. I wasn’t even sure what I had said. My head was spinning from my dick being inside her mouth. Fuck! She was making me feel so good. I kept my mouth shut and enjoyed this moment as I watched her.

After yanking off my boxers, her wet tongue slowly glided over my shaft and down, making me quiver in pleasure. Every nerve in my body shot alive. After another lick and suck, she went in deeper and rocked faster. Holy fuck! Dropping my head to my pillow—because that was all I could do—I let her take me…stroke me…lick me…suck me...putting me over the edge. My Becca could do the most amazing things with her mouth.

Feeling the urge to climax, I wrung a fist full of her disarrayed hair and pulled her up to kiss those sultry lips of hers. I wanted to swallow her into me, to take every part of her, because as always, I couldn’t get enough of her. Wanting to eat her up with my tongue, teeth, and lips, I kissed her roughly and intensely.

Becky broke away while her teeth pulled back my bottom lip, leaving me panting like a dog salivating over a piece of steak out of its reach. “What do you want, Matt?” she asked playfully, looking at me with a seductive smile that said “come get me.” 


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Mary Ting resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.
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Monday, August 25, 2014

Happy Release Day to M. Clarke -- Something Forever

Happy Release Day!

About Something Forever
SeriesSomething Great #3
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance

Release Date: August 25th, 2014

A heated moment.
Desperate decision.

Life altering choices.

Max and Jenna are forced to test their relationship. Will they be able to embrace the challenges life throws their way?

Secrets can ruin the foundation of a relationship. Will Matthew choose to withhold vital information from Becky that could consume her with doubt about their future?

When it comes to love, Something Great can turn into Something Wonderful, but can it be Something Forever?

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Mary Ting resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Beyond Hollywood Strip by Shamron Moore (3.5 stars)

About Beyond Hollywood Strip

Publisher:  Vigliano Books
Page count: 339 pages

Callie Lambert is the hottest starlet in Hollywood. With a hit TV show under her belt, the tabloid-targeted actress–christened one of “The 20 Most Tantalizing Angelenos”–leads a charmed life, hobnobbing with fashionistas in Paris and industry bigwigs in Los Angeles .  She’s sexy, sassy, and unsinkable….and currently unemployed.

Beyond Hollywood Strip offers an inside look into the realities of being famous and beautiful, following Callie as she navigates the seedy underbelly of the entertainment industry. Juggling hunky ex-boyfriends, battling lawsuits from rival actresses, staying one step ahead of the press, organizing a charity event to honor her murdered friend…Callie’s got it all under control. But when she receives a mysterious letter from a young woman claiming to be her long-lost sister, Callie’s world begins to crack around the edges and all bets are off.

An ode to the literary popcorn of Jacqueline Susann, Beyond Hollywood Strip is a steamy, action-packed ride down Sunset Boulevard. Better buckle your seat belt…it’s going to be bumpy…

First book, Hollywood Strip, selected as a Finalist for the Pacific Book Review Award.

“Does for Hollywood what Sex and the City did for New York…So hot the pages will singe your fingers.” William Martin, NYT bestselling author

 “Doesn’t suffer from the constant label-naming of some contemporary women’s fiction, and fans of Cecily von Ziegesar and Lauren Weisberger will adore this insider’s view of an aspiring actress’ struggles and successes.” Booklist


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Callie Lambert wants to be taken seriously. Sure she's had her share of starring roles and success in Hollywood, but she wants more and constantly pushes her agent to get her better scripts and opportunities.

Life in Hollywood has shown her the worst sides of some people, and she finds herself in the tabloids and fighting mean-spirited lawsuits. Will the spotlight be worth the headaches?

Callie is feisty, tough, and determined--all qualities I love in a main character. Juicy behind the scenes details makes the book an interesting read, especially for people enamored with the idea of Hollywood and celebrity. It was like reading one tabloid article after another, but from the celebrity's point of view.

Unfortunately, I was expecting something a little more gritty and shocking. Plus, although there was a romance for Callie, it was at best a side story. I wished it had been brought more to the forefront. 

It's an enjoyable light read, however, especially for readers who want an inside glimpse into the life of a starlet.

Rating: 3.5 stars 

About Shamron Moore ShamronHeadShot

The chronicles of Callie Lambert are loosely based on author Shamron Moore’s real life experiences as an actress and model. Shamron left her home state of Michigan to pursue the excitement of Los Angeles. She has appeared in numerous commercials, television shows and feature films. FHM named her one of the 100 Sexiest Women in the World. Nowadays, she prefers to focus on writing, one of her lifelong passions. Beyond Hollywood Strip is her second novel.

Connect with Shamron: Website | Facebook

Thanks to TLC for my review copy.

Note: I received a complimentary copy for review purposes. A positive review was not requested or guaranteed; the opinions expressed are my own.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Teaser Tuesday: Something Forever by M. Clarke

About Something Forever
Series: Something Great #3
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance

Release Date: August 25th, 2014

A heated moment.
Desperate decision.

Life altering choices.

Max and Jenna are forced to test their relationship. Will they be able to embrace the challenges life throws their way?

Secrets can ruin the foundation of a relationship. Will Matthew choose to withhold vital information from Becky that could consume her with doubt about their future?

When it comes to love, Something Great can turn into Something Wonderful, but can it be Something Forever?


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Mary Ting resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Best Seller by Martha Reynolds (5 stars)

About Best Seller
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Set in New England at the time of the American Bicentennial, BEST SELLER is the poignant story of a displaced young woman struggling to figure out who she is within the context of her hometown and the carefully masked dysfunction of her family.

"Everything can be fixed by writing a check." 


Words to live by for Robin Fortune's wealthy father, until he can't buy her way back into college after she's expelled for dealing pot. Now he chooses not to speak to her anymore, but that's just one of the out-of-whack situations Robin's facing. 

At nineteen, she feels rudderless, working in a diner by day and sleeping with a buddy from high school by night - all so strange for her because she was always the one with the plan. While her college friends plotted how to ensnare husbands, she plotted a novel, which she scratched out into a series of spiral-bound notebooks she hides in the closet. 

But now, there's nothing. No vision, no future, no point. In fact, the only thing she feels she has to look forward to is that her favorite author, Maryana Capture, is paying a visit to the local Thousand Words bookstore. Robin surmises that if she can convince Maryana to help her get her novel published, she'll finally get herself back on track. Except that life never takes a straight path in this intensely satisfying coming-of-age novel.

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Robin Fortune has had, well, a bit of misfortune. She's kicked out of college for selling pot. To teach her a lesson, her father forces her to make it on her own for a while. Now working to pay the rent and on her own, she still dreams of one day turning her story--handwritten in several notebooks--into a best selling novel. She'd love to follow in the footsteps of her favorite author, Maryana Capture. 

Unfortunately, one road block after another gets in Robin's way; her mother and father are having marital troubles, Robin is having boyfriend troubles, and not everyone in Robin's life is playing fair. Can she find her way with so many obstacles in her path?

A successful coming-of-age tale depends on a relatable main character who can capture the reader's heart. Robin is so that character. She's headstrong, yet flawed; loving, yet selfish. Even when she's floundering, she doen't run home to daddy to fix everything. There are lessons she needed to learn first. Her path isn't without missteps and wrong choices, but she never gives up. 

Near the end, I felt it was rushed. Then I realized, it was because I never wanted it to end. I love the writing style of Billie Letts and Fannie Flagg. Martha Reynolds has entered that category with this one. It might be my new favorite of her novels, and that says a lot.

Rating: 5 stars

I also loved Martha's Chocolate series. Please check out the reviews: Chocolate for BreakfastChocolate Fondue, and Bittersweet Chocolate.

About Martha Reynolds
(From Martha's Amazon Author Page) 


Real True Fiction.

Martha Reynolds is the author of the five novels, including the award-winning CHOCOLATE FOR BREAKFAST, its sequel, CHOCOLATE FONDUE, and the third and final book in the trilogy, BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE, as well as BITS OF BROKEN GLASS and the newly-released BEST SELLER.

All books are available in digital and print versions.

Martha's essays and reflections have appeared in Magnificat magazine and the International Fund for Animal Welfare's blog.

She and her husband live in Rhode Island, never far from the ocean.

Read and follow the writings of Martha at http://MarthaReynoldsWrites.com
Follow her on Twitter @TheOtherMartha1
Like her Facebook author page at Martha Reynolds Writer

Note: I received a complimentary copy for review purposes. A positive review was not requested or guaranteed; the opinions expressed are my own. 

Friday, August 15, 2014

From Deities by Mary Ting Cover Reveal & Giveaway


FROM DEITIES by Mary Ting
Descendant Prophecies #2


A mysterious stranger enters Skylar’s inner circle, throwing her life out of balance. As secrets are revealed, she learns of the New Olympus, a dwelling for the descendants of the Gods. The Grand family must work together with these descendants to discover the key to their rescue from the clutches of the evil vultures of Hades, whose numbers are growing. As the threat increases, Skylar must learn to control her newfound powers before it’s too late.



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FROM GODS by Mary Ting
Descendant Prophecies #1



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About Mary

Mary Ting resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Whisper by Heather Hildenbrand Release Day Blitz



About Whisper 
New Adult Paranormal Fantasy

The Cherokee believe when a person dies, their soul is reborn. Life is repeated. An endless cycle of lessons to be learned, love to be found, destiny to be fulfilled. For the past six months, in every flower, every bird, I’ve imagined my parents, relieved of their human forms.

Now, after five months at the Skye View Wellness Center, it was summer. A time for parties and friends, but that’s the last thing I want to do. So when my best friend Erin convinces me to attend a bonfire at Eagle Point, I can’t handle the crowd full of sympathetic stares or drunken class clowns who would use my tragedy as a way into my heart – or my pants. The solitude of the woods offers an escape, until I stumble upon a boy, unconscious and bleeding, his pockets stuffed not with identification but with poetry illustrating the beauty of dying. I’ve seen enough death. I will not leave this boy’s side.

Even after he wakes, when the only thing he can remember are visions of events that haven’t happened yet...   


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Author of Across the Galaxy, Whisper, and the Dirty Blood series. I write, read, and fuss at my kids. Oh, and I do laundry, lots of laundry. I’m pretty good at it, too. Sometimes I even read WHILE doing laundry – and fussing at my kids. I’m a multi-tasker.

For more information on my books, release dates, or just general stalker material, um, I mean FAN material, visit my website. www.heatherhildenbrand.blogspot.com. I love hearing from readers!

Likes and dislikes? I love vintage tees, hate socks with sandals, and if my house was on fire the one thing I’d grab is my Amazon Fire TV! (oh yeah, I’m a fan of puns.)