Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Nash by Jay Crownover ~ Blog Tour and Giveaway

Title: Nash (Marked Men #4)

Author: Jay Crownover

Genre: New Adult/ Coming of Age

Publication Date: April 29, 2014

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks, an imprint of HarperCollins

Event Organized By: Literati Author Services, Inc.


Will their past determine their future?

Saint Ford has worked hard to achieve her childhood dream of becoming of nurse. Focused on her work and devoted to her patients, there’s no room for love. She doesn’t need a guy making waves in her calm, serene life—especially when he’s the unforgettable hottie who nearly destroyed her in high school. Dark, brooding Nash Donovan might not remember her or the terrible pain he caused. But he turned her world upside down . . . and now he’s trying to do it again.

Saint has no idea that Nash isn’t the cocky player he once was. Uncovering a devastating family secret has rocked his world, and now he’s struggling to figure out his future. He can’t be distracted by the pretty nurse he seems to meet everywhere. Still, he can’t ignore the sparks that fly between them —or how she seems so desperate to get away from him. But the funny, sweet, and drop-dead gorgeous Saint is far too amazing to give up on—especially since she’s the only thing in his life that seems to make sense.

When Nash discovers the truth about their past, he realizes he may have lost her heart before he could even fight for it. Now, Saint has to decide: is Nash worth risking herself for all over again?

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The anticipation waiting for Nash's story was just killing me, and Jay did not disappointment me. It's the way Jay ends each book....she ends it in a way that she sets up the story for the next character in the series to come into the spotlight, and you are left salivating and wanting more immediately! 4 stars!

“Nash Donovan was a beautiful, wicked, and hot flame that burned me when I got too close. He was just the first stop in a journey dotted by disappointment, but somewhere along the way I found my footing. My purpose. I just didn’t know that as soon as I did, Nash would manage to turn my world upside down all over again, and only a fool gets burned twice by the same fire.”

Poor Nash has just had his world rocked. The man Nash has grown up believing was his uncle, who has supported him and been there for him when no one else has, is in the hospital Ill...very, very Ill. A huge bomb is dropped, his uncle is really his father, a father he long thought abandoned him. This pill is hard to swallow and causes Nash to spiral out of control, even his amazing group of friends can't reach Nash in his downward spiral. There is only one person who can, the ER Nurse Saint, and she is not forgetting his man whore past, or how he hurt her when they were just teenagers. Saint wants nothing to do with Nash, no matter the connection or sparks between them, she does not trust men and lacks confidence. But Nash slowly breaks down her defenses and gets Saint to open up and a relationship develops, yet Saint still holds back. Will Nash wear down all of Saint's resistence and get her to see the true Beauty she is and get her to trust....or will Saint let the past ruin their chance at a future?

“Nash wanted to live a life with no regrets. I wanted to live a life that was fulfilled. We needed each other to accomplish that, and now that we had each other there was no then versus now, there was just this life we had together.”

Nash is probably my Favorite guy of this series yet. I do have a hard time picturing him with all his tats and piercings, especially the one on his head but yeah...that book cover helps...he's hot and his emotions...*gah* I just loved him! Saint held my rating back a little because she was just frustrating as a character, I know how it is to have insecurities but she drove me insane! All in all, a great read though and I'm already anxious for the next book in the series!

*Reviewed by Brandi 

About the Author

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. Thanks for taking the time to check my stuff out…

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Scare Crow by Julie Hockley ~ Blog Tour and Giveaway

Nineteen-year-old Emily Sheppard is losing her sanity. 

Ever since her mob king boyfriend, Cameron Hillard, abandoned her for her own good, Emmy has been attempting to move on with her charmed college student life as if nothing happened. Now rejected from the underworld and left grieving over Cameron’s alleged death.

Emmy realizes she belongs nowhere. Worse yet, she is now keeping a dangerous secret.

After just a short time with Emily, Cameron has lost control over his world. As he miserably attempts to return to what is left of his life and unravel the mess he has made of the underworld, Emily’s hate turns to desperation. She needs to kill the kingpins responsible for Cameron’s death before they come looking for her. As Cameron secretly observes Emily, he has no idea of the danger he has placed her in—or that it may already be too late for him to save her.

Scare Crow is a tale of revenge, terror, and love as Emmy and Cameron embark on separate journeys to face enemies, correct past mistakes, and find their way to their destinies.

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I was one of the fortunate ones, I read Crow's Row not that long ago so I didn't have quite the wait for Scare Crow as everyone else did. I loved Scare Crow and really enjoyed the anticipation...the build up of Cameron and Emmy meeting again, that had me clinging to the edge of my seat. 4 stars.

"Go get her, and do what?" Have her stay here as a sitting target? Wait 'til someone else has it in for us and takes it out on her? She's not meant for this shit life."

*Do not read further if you have not read Crow's Row*

Scare Crow is the continuation of the story of Emmy and Cameron, it is a MUST that you read Crow's Row before reading Scare Crow. After Crow's Row left us with a cliff hanger that had me wanting to pull my hair out, I dived right into this story as soon as it arrived in my Inbox! At the beginning of this story, Emmy thinks that she has lost the love her life Cameron, and let's face it....she is suffering and not in a good place. She has no money, no friends, basically no one, and she refuses to ask for help from her patents who basically have nothing to do with her. Little does Emmy know, that Cameron is alive and also struggling....he's struggling to move on with his life, struggling to stay away from the girl he loves and keep her safe, and struggling to keep his place as leader and maintain his business and respect.

Then, Griff shows up on the scene (sent by Carly) to keep Emmy safe. Griff slowly starts to help Emmy live again, and agrees to help her with the revenge she so desperately seeks. Soon a big secret is revealed for Cameron and for Emmy, things will never be the same....and things are left to be continued in book 3!

"If Cameron had, or had my heart, then Griff had my soul."

"Where do we go from here? I wondered."

This is a series that is definitely worth a reading! Crow's Crow/Scare Crow is a love story yes...but also a shocking page-turner that drew me in right from the start! I still have a ton of questions, and some things are left unanswered. Even though book 2 didn't end on a cliffhanger, there will be a book 3 ( no release date yet) that I am anxiously looking forward to reading. Crossing fingers and toes for Cameron and Emmy to get a HEA!

*Review by Brandi

A former germaphobe and clean-freak turned mother of two, Julie collects enough tears and snot in a month to recreate Slimer Monster from Ghostbusters. Other than playing devoted wife and mama, Julie is the funniest person in the room (according to the 3 year-old and 2 year-old in said room) and can build the most awesome Lego rocket ship you’ve ever set your eyes on (according to her). Oh, and she has a full time career and has also written a bestselling novel. Superhero, or just downright insane?


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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Spotlight on Pamela Ann Author and Giveaway



Lily Alexander was always in love with Drake Tatum before she even knew what love meant. One fated night during one of their family vacations, Lily gave her virginity to Drake. 

After that magical night, Drake and Lily avoided each other successfully for eight years. Upon their parent’s meddling, the two suddenly had to face each other—working side by side. 

Sparks fly. Eyes devouring each other. The sudden impact of being in each other’s orbit was electrifying. 

Drake wants to consume Lily almost immediately. But to what extent? 

Will Lily surrender again to the man who once broke her heart?



Balancing married life and running a business could be beyond tiresome, but Lily was bent on making both sides of her life thriving and happy, and she did. For a while anyway. 

Perfect life. 
Perfect husband. 
Could we really have it all?






I always thought I was going to end up marrying Lucy, the woman I loved with my entire existence. Unfortunately, the woman staring back at me, readying to say our vows wasn’t the blue-eyed woman I loved. She was the woman who was chasing after my best friend, but we somehow ended up on the damn altar in a church in Madrid. 

Lucy gave up on me you see. Love and hate were both shone in her eyes when she pleaded for me to cancel this farcical union. All I needed was for her to say it—for her to tell me that she loved me. But what did she do? She walked away…for the second time.

That truly gutted me. I knew then that she would never choose me, nor would she fight for me—or for the love we once so profoundly shared. 

But seeing her again in Rome months later twisted me inside out, because time didn’t make my feelings ebb away. In fact, it was rotting in me, slowly poisoning everything I once cherished, loved and believed. 

Could I risk myself again? Or should I just let bygones be bygones and walk away just as she had done?





Trista Stevens

Things went quickly sour with the already married Harry when she found out their affair had a bigger repercussion. Heartbroken, she had to do what was best for everyone. 

Just as planned, she and Lindsey went to visit Emma in Greece. Trista thought this vacation was going to be a way for her to heal and come to terms with of the gargantuan mistakes she’s made in the past. 

Taylor Montgomery thought himself a rational man, but meeting the fiery Trista made him think twice. Yet, her mask slips once in awhile. She carried pain and secrets hidden from within. Her fire and vulnerability made him want to protect her all the more. But Trista wouldn’t have any of it. 

One thing Trista should know about the indispensable man though. He's not the kind who gives up easily. 

Come what may.





Warning: Due to heavy adult content, this book is only recommended to MATURE readers. Certain settings contain graphic depictions of violence with trigger-inducing scenes. 

This is book one of the House Of Aces Series. 
Can you put a price on a human being? 
Can you put a price on love? 
In the Katana family, a price must always be paid, be it with currency or a life. 
Bombarded by a house full of dark secrets, abuse, a never ending sequence of lies, and with no one to trust, how can one survive a harsh world full of deception and trickery? 



This is a story about firsts—love, hate and agony. 

Olivia Taylor’s life turned upside down when she found out her mother was moving into her boyfriend’s home. The glitch? The boyfriend had a son named Greyson—the guy she loathed more than anything. 

Greyson Edwards was your typical arrogant self-entitled jerk. He loved to taunt and tease Olivia. But the more time they got to spend together, the more complicated things became. 

Will these two stubborn folks ever figure things out? 

Will they let themselves feel what was truly boiling underneath the angst and unveil the passion that’s only a mere kiss away?



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