Sunday, October 13, 2013

For the Love of Gracie Blog Tour......Last Stop and Many Thanks!!!

I wanted to begin by thanking all of the amazing blogs and Facebook pages who took part in the For the Love of Gracie blog tour.  This was my first attempt at setting a blog tour up and I am so appreciative to all of you for helping me out and really getting the word out there.  I could never thank you enough!!

Cu's Ebook Giveaways

Lost in a sea ofwords

Reading Past MyBedtime
 
Meme's Reviews

Cajun Book Lover

This Redhead LovesBooks

 Obsession is a book
 
 
 
I also want to thank Amy McClung for her amazing book that she has shared with me.  Amy you are a super talent and I can't wait to see what you have in store for this series.  I also want to thank you for helping put this tour together and having an amazing giveaway to promote!!  You are the best!! 

 
 
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Now for the final post for the blog tour.....My Review!!!!
 
 
My thoughts
 
 
5 Stars *****
Let me just start by saying WOW.....This book was absolutely amazing!!  For Amy's first attempt at NA, I think she went above and beyond.  I couldn't put this book down.  Definitely read through it in less than 2 full days.  The emotions throughout this book are extremely real and you can tell that Amy did her research.  One of the things I love about Amy's books is that they keep you guessing until the very end.  This story was no stranger to the twists and turns and that is what made it so intriguing.  I always had to find out what was coming next.
The characters are "FABULOUS" together.  What a perfect mix of personalities to really bring this story to life.   Gracie is so amazing and you just have to fall in love with her.  She is beyond strong to continue on after all that she endures.  Definitely a role model character for women.  Even though she is a little naive in the beginning, she begins to come into her own as the story continues and I was rooting for her all the way.  Cam is the best friend that I always wanted.  He is beyond the expectations of what a best friend should be like and Gracie is so lucky to have him in her life.  Ashton is so dreamy.  He definitely makes the story interesting.  I'm not going to give the story away, so I'll just stop there, hehehe :)
Overall, this story was an emotional rollercoaster ride with super highs and hell depth lows.  It really makes you feel for these characters who are going through some really difficult situations.  I definitely cried, screamed, laughed, got angry, and smiled all while reading this.  I have to say that Amy did an amazing job to draw the emotions out of the reader like she does and can really get you thinking about what is going to happen next.  The twist and turns throughout are sometimes blindsides that are definitely needed and I extremely enjoy them.  The story never gets boring.  Amy, you rock and I know I tell you that all the time, but it is so true.  This book rocked my socks and I totally recommend it to everyone I talk to!!  I can't wait to see what you have coming up next for this series and these amazing characters!!!  Wonderful job my friend!!!        


 
 
 
And I just have to add the Cam Moment Excerpt, because he is FABULOUS
****Cameron was sitting on the couch. He snickered and pointed. “Nice bed head.”
I reached up to smooth my hair down. “Where’s Ash?”
He acted offended. “Nice to see you too, sunshine.”
I rolled my eyes. “You know I’m always glad to see you. Would you like something to eat?”
With an old English accent he stated, “Yes fair maiden, fetch me food!”
I turned away from him. “Wanna guess how many fingers I’m holding up?” I strolled to the kitchen, whistling. 
Cameron followed like a lost puppy. I turned almost bumping into him. “Personal space, man.”
He stepped back from me, “Sorry. What are we going to make?”
I opened the fridge, “Hmm. Eggs, bacon and French toast…how does that sound?”
His stomach growled in response. He pointed to his stomach and says, “Little Cam says that sounds delish.”
I cocked an eyebrow at him, “So that’s what you call Little Cam?”
He stuck his hand on his hip and said, “Yep, cause ain't nothing else little.”  I snorted with laughter.**** 

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Day 4: For the Love of Gracie Blog Tour stops by Book Nerd 101

Title: For the Love of Gracie (The Southern Devotion Series #1)
Author: Amy K McClung
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 16, 2013
Organized By: Book Nerd 101



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Synopsis

Gracie Walker doesn't have much luck with finding Prince Charming. Hudson James enters her life, the bad boy who gives her a reason to hope that he is Mr. Right. Gracie's problem is, she doesn’t fall for the right guys. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee where the nightlife is always hopping. She spends her days in college and her nights hanging out with her closest friends at local bars. Her best friend Cameron is her rock. Cameron introduces his friend Ashton into Gracie's life and it changes everything. Ashton manages to make her fall head over heels for him, without even knowing it. He's the perfect guy. He's sweet, charming, funny, and unbelievably gorgeous. They have so much in common, including the fact that they are both attracted to men. Gracie is determined to make things work with Hudson and forget her feelings for Ashton. That's easier said than done. An event happens and it changes her life forever. Cameron struggles with his inability to protect Gracie from her own choices in life. Ashton blames himself for not noticing the signs. Who will be the one to pick her up when she falls? Will Gracie be able to have a normal life? What lengths will someone go to…For the Love of Gracie?
 

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**This book will be part of a New Adult Series. Each book will have an ending though, no Cliffhangers! They will all be New Adult and have similar themes with crossover characters***
 

 

Author Bio 

Amy McClung was born in Nashville, TN. She is the second oldest of four girls. She married Daniel McClung in September 2005 and they currently reside just outside of Nashville. She graduated from Father Ryan High School in 1996. In 2002 obtained her general certification in medical coding and billing and in 2009 she obtained a specialty certification in Hospital medical coding and billing. Amy and her husband are both fans of fantasy novels as well as avid movie collectors. The Parker Harris Series is the first series of books by this author. Cascades of Moonlight is Book #1, Dreams, Spells, and Moonlit Tales is Book #2, and the third book is The Dark Moon.  Her next projects are For the Love of Gracie, a NA Contemporary Romance to be released in August 2013 and The Crispin Sinclair Chronicles, a YA Fantasy to be released in Spring of 2014.  Her favorite past times include watching movies, drawing, and reading fantasy novels. Her first book was a means of therapy for her as it enabled her to escape reality for a while during a difficult transition in her life.

 

 

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Saturday, October 5, 2013

A day late.....But Sharing is Caring....Cover Reveals for Melissa Andrea's Forever in Darkness Novels

I love this revamped cover.....It is absolutely stunning!!!!
 
 
 

Blurb for The Edge of Darkness
 
I loved to dance, but I don’t anymore.
I was in an accident I don’t remember… or maybe I don’t want to remember.
Either way, every day since, has been an adjustment and I’m left with a constant reminder that nothing is forever.
Now, my life is a tangled web of darkness filled with deceit, hate, betrayal and lies. I don’t dwell on the past, I don’t regret and I don’t remember… I survive. But then I met Ryland Dare and he changed everything. He reminded me that life’s worth living and that remembering isn’t always a bad thing.
You don’t know true darkness until you've felt light…
On the outside looking in, some would say my siblings and I have had a pretty easy life. But beyond the fancy cars, the huge house and endless social events, is where the truth really lies. Power hungry father, defeated mother and fake friends? Yeah I have one of each. Then Araya Noelle comes along and shows me what I’ve been missing. She thinks I changed her life, but really, she saved mine.
At the edge of darkness, you must
Dare to HOPE
DARE to LOVE
DARE to LIVE
 
 
 
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Here is the equally stunning cover for Book Number 2 - The Grace of Darkness!!
Enjoy!!
 
 
 
 

Blurb for The Grace in Darkness

Every part of me yearns for Ryland and there hasn’t been a day that’s gone by that I don’t question if I made the right decision. Adjusting is something I should be used to by now but how can I do that when life has other plans?

When darkness consumes you, only true light can free you

Remembering how I existed before Araya came into my life and turned everything upside down has been the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. I can’t stand to be round anyone and the feeling is mutual. But I’m ready to take back what’s mine. I’m ready to be whole again. But every decision has a choice and every choice has a consequence.

To find the grace in darkness, you must
Dare to be BRAVE
Dare to be STRONG
Dare to be ALIVE
 
 
 
 
 
And here is the amazing author!!!!
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Melissa Andrea
 
I find it hard to sum up my life in a paragraph, but I'll try.

Reading has always been a passion for me and writing is as instinctive as breathing. Every inhale is an idea; every exhale a creation. Flutter, The Discover Series was my debut release and since then I have written a contemporary romance, The Edge of Darkness. The only thing I do better than writing? Making beautiful, sassy and independent, girls. My daughter's will always be my greatest accomplishment, my biggest fans and my every inspiration. I live, breath and would die for them! I've been married to one of the greatest men in my life for 7 years and I love him more than chocolate (you know shit just got real :), Justin Timberlake and Friday's. Without him my website would be a mess and I would probably being paying more taxes than I should be. He is a jack of many trades and this is just my opinion but I like to think besides my daughters, I'm his second biggest accomplishment. (Does anyone else hear a horn tooting?)I was born in Denver, Colorado -but I will always think of sunny Arizona as my home. I don't have a big family, but I'm close with my sister, brother & my mom. My mom is my hero, my inspiration, and I couldn't have asked for a more amazing person to be raised by. She has supported me throughout this crazy adventure and I'm lucky to have her on my side!

6 things you should know about me:
1. I'm a tornado with lipstick! Translation: I'm very girly, but I can get down and dirty with the best of them.
2. I adore the color pink!
3. I love things that sparkle (including vampires!)
4. I like even numbers (hence 6 things about me, not 5)
5. I'm loyal to a fault but I like to see the good in everybody. Don't mistake my kindness for weakness though because my bark is not always bigger than my bite :))
6. I don't like calling readers 'fans'. When it come down to it, I am all YOUR biggest fan! MWAH!I will never be able to thank every reader, every blogger or every author who has helped me in one or a million ways since I published but I will try every chance I get. Y'all are the reason I am here and every comment, every message, every review makes me feel like I have a reason to be. So to the moon and back, THANK YOU!

Okay, so this was a little longer than a paragraph.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fire9Nine Stops By Book Nerd 101 Today - Who We Are Blog Tour


Title: Who We Are (FireNine 2)
Author: Shanora Williams
Release Date: September 17, 2013
Genre: New Adult
 
 
 


 

 
Synopsis
“I thought I had gone through something much worse. I thought the abuse and pain from my mom and step-dad was bad, but this? This heartache? This pain? This depression? This gut-wrenching, heartbreaking moment? This knotted up feeling in my gut, the tightness in my throat, the ache in my chest? It was slowly but surely killing me.”

Eight months.

That’s how long it’s been since Eliza last saw Gage and they both feel as if they don’t deserve one another’s forgiveness. He screwed up. She walked away without looking back. They’ll try and make up all the time they’ve lost with one another, that is until they’re facing the choices of either going their separate ways, or hanging on and fighting for dear life.

The fights will be endless. They heartache will be real. The demons will return, and they won’t back down without a fight.

There are some who will do anything to keep true love apart, and those same people will dig deep into their demonic ways until Eliza and Gage are literally no more.

Can Eliza and Gage overcome it all? Will they be able to face the true demons that are seeking to destroy them? Or will they just forget about everything they’ve worked so hard for and go their separate ways?

Sometimes you have to go through struggles in order to reach an ultimate point of peace… but will their struggle be worth it?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shanora Williams was born and raised in Matthews, North Carolina. She's the author of the New Adult series, OBTAINED and the Best Selling New Adult novel, Hard to Resist. Her upcoming mature New-Adult/Adult novel, Who He Is, will be released in July of 2013.


When she's not writing, she's happily reading or watching cartoons like the big kid she is. She has a wonderful family that you will hear her brag and talk about all of the time. Whenever she just wants to get away from the words for a while, she'll spend some time with her loved ones, eat gummy bears, or drown in Coca-Cola and anything else caffeinated.
 
 
 
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Excerpt
As soon as I arrived at my temporary apartment, I dropped my keys on the counter, blared some Laura Welsh on the stereo, and then trudged for the shower. The water was soothing. I didn’t want to step out of the steam, especially as I was bombarded with memories.
Gage and me on the FireNine tour bus. Gage kissing me, licking me, soiling me with his fervent kisses. I quivered, running a finger across my lips, remembering the kiss we shared when he stayed the night at Ben’s a few days ago. The passion I felt, the power. It was so much, yet I couldn’t get enough. My lips were still tingling from it… from how much I missed it. How much I missed him.
Soon, the water chilled against my skin and I shut it off, ran a towel over my damp hair, and grabbed an extra towel to wrap around my wet skin. I brushed my teeth, cleared my face with handful of cool water, and then headed for my bedroom.
Laura Welsh sang about hollow drums and it was like she spoke to me—like she reminded me of how much I actually missed Gage. How hollow and empty I felt without him while I was in school and even now. In school it was worse. Every little thing reminded me of him. Every couple that walked by hand in hand reminded me of him. All the girls who were smiling up at their boyfriends lovingly, clinging to their sides, holding them like they never wanted to let go… it all reminded me of him. I couldn’t stand it… but I missed it. I rolled my eyes, trying to rid my mind of him, but it was nearly impossible.
Even as I changed into a pair of running shorts and a tank top and dropped the towel from my hair, I still thought about him. Even as I poured myself a bowl of cereal and ate it to the heartfelt music, I still thought about him. Even as I lounged flat on my back on the sofa, my hand on my forehead, staring at the dots on the ceiling, I still thought about him.
About his eyes, his full, pink lips that always sent a bolt of electricity coursing through me whenever connected with mine. His hard, rippled body, the perfect sleeve of ink on his forearms, broad chest, ribs, and even his back.
The ceiling seemed to spin above me as the music filled me, and then I felt the rims of my eyes pricking, begging for the pooling tears to be shed. I couldn’t believe it. I missed everything about him. I fucking missed him. Entirely too much.
There was a knock on the door and I perked up, back stiff, staring ahead. They knocked again and I swiped at my tears, confused. Who could be at my door this late? I cautiously made my way to the entrance, my heart pounding, my steps soft, making sure I didn’t cross any weak spots to make the floor creak.
I took a peek out of the peephole and made out a tousled mess of silky, dark-brown hair and broad shoulders. His head was ducked down, hiding his face, but I knew exactly who it was and I stifled a gasp.
My mind then went into gear. Should I let him in? Should I shoo him away? Should I blast him and beg him to just leave me alone?
In the end, I knew I couldn’t do any of those, no matter how upset I may have been with him. I did love him, after all.
I cracked open the door and he jerked away from the doorframe, taking a quick step back, his hazel eyes meeting mine. “Gage?”
“Eliza,” he whispered. His eyes were tired, restless. His lips were strained, as if he wanted to say something else, but then they relaxed and he ran a hand through his hair.
“Why are you here?” I asked, opening the door wider. He pressed the palm of his hand on the door and stepped past me, his heavy cologne filling my lungs. It mixed with the light, airy scent of water, as if he’d purposely walked in the drizzle. I could imagine him pacing back and forth in front of the apartment building, debating on whether he should come up or not. “Better yet,” I said, “how did you know where this apartment was?” I locked the door before looking at him.
“Frank told me,” he sighed out. “Look… I can’t do this,” he said, running another rigid hand through his hair. A few pieces fell onto his forehead, proving he would need a haircut in maybe three days tops. His eyes saddened and filled with guilt and I narrowed mine, tilting my head.
“Do what?” I asked, stepping up.
“This… I can’t be angry anymore. I can’t act like I don’t fucking care. I want—” His sentence broke and his gaze lowered to the floor. Good thing the music was playing, filling the silence, because I wasn’t sure of what to say, but I knew what he was getting at. “I wasn’t supposed to come here. I wasn’t supposed to see you. I was supposed to fight myself from getting close to you again—for your sake—but… I can’t. I can’t fight it. It’s so fucking hard to stay away from you, Eliza.”


 
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My Thoughts
 
Gage Grendel (lead singer)
 
Where do I even begin....It's just so hard to put into words just how amazing this book was.  I couldn't put it down.  This has to be one of my favorite series of all time.  Book 1, Who He Is, crushed me into a million little pieces and I could not wait to see what was going to happen next.  I'm not even going to lie, I was really depressed with the ending of book 1, that I didn't even want to read book 2, in fear that I would be left empty again.  However, Shanora reassured me and I needed to know what happens to my favorite group of characters, so I continued on.  As you can tell I was not disappointed.  This book picks right up where the first one left off, story wise not time frame wise,  and definitely left me with a smile!!
 
 
Eliza Smith (Heroine)
 
The characters play extremely well together.  They have such great chemistry and each person plays a significant role throughout the story.  The introduction of some new faces and the combination of the original characters is really great!!  Kelsey and Monica are great compliments to Eliza and I enjoyed the other female interaction that wasn't really present in book 1.  I also love Kristina.  It breaks my heart to go through this story with her.  Gage is still amazing and I love that he cares about taking care of everyone that means anything to him.  He has such an amazing heart and he makes me melt!!  Definitely my current book boyfriend!!! :)  I also really liked that we got to learn a little more about Roy in this story.  He is a really supportive character and it was exciting that he was more involved!!  Not so much from Deed this time and Montana still makes his presence known.  Gotta love Montana!!! :)
 
Montana Delray (bassist)
 
The storyline is over an extended period of time and I really like that it doesn't lag.  It was an easy flow and focused on major details.  It's so hard to review this book without giving away everything that happened.  I just loved it so much I just want to talk about every little detail, lol.  But, I don't want to ruin it for anyone and I want everyone to experience this greatest for themselves, so I'm not going to go any farther with this one!!
 
Roy Sykes (lead guitarist)
 
 
So I'm just going to say that I give this book 5 stars (but it definitely deserves a million)  I definitely cried a lot through the last several chapters because I felt so close to these characters and I wanted everything to work out for them.  It did for some and not for others.  But overall, this ending made up for the heart shattering ending of Book 1.  Shanora, you are amazing and I absolutely adore this series.  It is my favorite so far and I can't wait to see what you have to come!!!  Rock on rock star!!!
 
Dedrick 'Deed' Parsley (drummer)
 
 
 
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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

1 Year Blogiversary

 
Just wanted to post a quick message to thank my followers and viewers who have visited my blog over this insane year.  I haven't been the prefect blogger and life always gets in the way, but I've had such a blast doing this and I have met such amazing people.  I wouldn't trade this experience for anything.  So here is to another amazing year and I can't wait to share more of this crazy Book Nerd journey with everyone!!  Stay tune!! :)

Untimely Return Cover Reveal


Title: Untimely Return (Book Two)
Author: J & L Wells
Genre: New Adult, Time Travel Romance
Tour Host: Lady Amber's Tours

 
Blurb:
An awakening tick of the grandfather clock, its rusty hands moving once again, slowly, in reverse.
Thirteen years have passed since Heather’s sudden and unexplainable disappearance. An ultimate betrayal sparks anger, awakening vengeful spirits from the past as Dannika steps into the role of leading lady.
Being thrown back into the nineteenth century brings with it the return of familiar faces, and the rekindling of intricate love triangles. Will Dannika have the strength to fight off unwanted suitors and the benevolent forces held within Freesdon Manor?
 
 
 
Author Bio:
Mother and daughter, Judith and Laura, writing duo from Staffordshire, England. When they are not writing they are busy looking after, and walking their four beautiful dogs. They are  presently working on a number of different genres, and are really excited to see Regina Wamba work her magic on their forth coming covers. They are both very happy to be published by Jeff and Amber Bennington of  Nexgate gate press, Jeff is a big inspiration to them both due to his success with his own novels. The authors are presently looking forward to the release of An Untimely return, the second in the untimely series. 
 
 
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