Friday, March 31, 2017

Release Blitz: Still Waters by Anne Malcom

Title: Still Waters
Series: Greenstone Security #1
Author: Anne Malcom
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 31, 2017


There’s a phrase: Still waters run deep.

But there’s more to it than that.

Because "still" doesn’t denote peace. Nor calm. Nor happiness.

It’s an illusion. It's chaos.

The only way to handle chaos is to become it.

That’s what Lucy did. She created stillness out of the chaos tumbling inside her and called the most chaotic motorcycle club in the United States her family.

The Sons of Templar gave her chaos, friendship, family, danger and death.

But she wouldn't want it any other way.

Then he came. The one who showed her that her handle on chaos was tumultuous at best.

Showed her how to stand still.

And how good it could be.

And how drowning in those waters comes as easy as breathing.

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I’m really not sure where to begin this review. I have so many leftover emotions after reading Still Waters, and I just feel drained. I’ve always admired Anne’s writing style and it’s still the same for this one, but holy crap at the frustration!
I have this thing with books that too much angst, frustration, or even emotions can make the book not as good. That sounds bad, but it’s true. I feel that’s what happened with Still Waters for me. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the book, but in saying that, I enjoyed the good and happy parts (which I won’t reveal what those are because, hello, spoiler) versus the not so happy ones. Normally, those bad times in books won’t hit me as much and it makes the story flow so well, but like I said … I had a lot of frustration going on here. Maybe it was the constant back and forth. The push and the pull. Or maybe it was the need for something to finally happen sooner than it should’ve. Honestly, I’m not sure.
The characters in Still Waters have a lot, and I mean a lot here, of baggage they carry. Now, I totally get it. I really do, but there comes a point when characters need to grow. One did, but the other, well it took a bit longer to come around. I will say, once all the pieces finally came together it was an epic story. I’m not kidding around when I say those good, happy, and freaking amazing moments were brilliant. But I won’t lie and say this book wasn’t an emotional ride for me. Because it totally was.
I’m not saying by no means this wasn’t a good book, because yes, it was very good. It was very well laid out, but I will warn you and tell you to be ready. It’s not an easy ride by no means. Am I glad I read it anyways? Yes. Like I said, I really like Anne’s books and I’ll continue to read them as long as she continues to write. Also, I will add that I am looking forward to seeing what will come of this series. If it’s all an emotional roller-coaster for the entire series, well I guess I’ll have to endure it for the sake of never missing out. Because Anne did catch my attention with other characters that I’m hoping make an appearance.

Author Bio

Anne Malcom has been an avid reader since before she can remember, her mother responsible for her book addiction. It started with magical journeys into the world of Hogwarts and Middle Earth; then as she grew up her reading tastes grew with her. Her obsession with books and romance novels in particular gave Anne the opportunity to find another passion, writing. Finding writing about alpha males and happily ever afters more fun than reading about them, Anne is not about to stop any time soon.

Raised in small town New Zealand, Anne had a truly special childhood, growing up in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. She has backpacked across Europe, ridden camels in the Sahara, eaten her way through Italy, and had all sorts of crazy adventures. For now, she's back at home in New Zealand and quite happy. But who knows when the travel bug will bite her again?

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Blog Tour: Under Pressure by Aria Cole

Publication Date: March 30, 2017
Series: Standalone
Rating: 5 Stars 

Official Blurb: 
Jean-Luc Martel knows good taste. As the award-winning celebrity chef of éloïse, he's amassed a high-end clientele and hordes of dedicated foodie fans. But while he's a master in the kitchen, his reputation for being a nightmare to work with precedes him. Known for his rapid-fire temper, chiseled good looks, and a dash of tattooed, bad boy edge, Jean-Luc doesn't take shit from anyone. Until he meets Delaney Thomas. She's talented, sassy, entirely too sexy for her own good, and the niece of his best friend and sous chef.

Every bone in his body is telling him to take what's his, but outside forces soon conspire to pull them apart, and Jean-Luc finds himself more torn and tortured than he's ever been. As his bad boy reputation threatens to rattle the very foundations of the forever he's trying to build with Delaney, they'll both be forced to decide if love really can exist under the most intense pressure.

Warning: Jean-Luc is a sex-on-a-stick, walking, talking, blue-blooded alpha male. The only thing that melts this man's frozen heart is the woman of his dreams, and something tells him nothing would taste sweeter than Delaney on his tongue. If you can't handle the heat, stay out of Jean-Luc's kitchen!

Review: Sexy alpha male (check), sexy as sin tattoos (check), off the charts amazing chemistry (check), and insta-lust/love (check)! Yep, this book has everything amazingly possible. Ms. Cole is turning into one of my top favorite authors!

Jean-Luc is known for his temper. There is literally nothing that can bring him down or anyone who can stand in his way… except Delaney. The minute Jean-Luc meets Delaney he knows nothing is going to be the same. Of course there are some bumps along the way, but both are determined to make it work. The chemistry in this book is just off charts... I mean WHEW I needed a fan a few times. I just couldn’t get enough!

Cover Reveal: How We Fall by Melissa Toppen

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It’s not always about how we fall- it’s about where we end up once we land.

I remember the very first time I laid eyes on Cole Lincoln. It still feels like yesterday when he stumbled into my life with his messy brown hair and dark eyes. Even though I was only ten years old at the time, I knew right then and there that he was going to change everything.

From that point on Cole and I were always together—inseparable—and I naively believed we’d be best friends forever. But forever didn’t last nearly as long as I expected.

We grew up and grew apart, life driving the distance between us, but my love for Cole never faltered. Even long after he moved away, leaving me and our little town behind, I still carried a piece of him with me every single day. Because Cole wasn’t just my childhood best friend- the boy who knew me better than anyone else in the whole world. He was also my first love- a part of my very core.

When a tragic death brings us face to face again after six years, every single memory comes rushing to the surface. Only this is not the boy I fell in love with all those years ago. The man before me is hardened, intimidating, and so damn sexy I practically melt when those dark eyes meet mine for the first time in six years.

And like the first time he walked into my life, I know with complete certainty that everything is about to change.

How We Fall is a STANDALONE Contemporary Romance.

Melissa Toppen is a Reader's Choice Award Winning and Bestselling Romance Author of New Adult, Contemporary, Erotic and Romantic Suspense. She is a lover of books and enjoys nothing more than losing herself in a good novel. She has a soft spot for Romance and focuses her writing in that direction; writing what she loves to read.

Melissa was born and raised in a small town in Ohio and now resides in Cincinnati with her husband and two children, where she writes full time.

In addition to spending time with family and friends, Melissa loves going to concerts and is obsessed with the T.V. shows Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Once Upon a Time and Outlander.

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Release Blitz: The Perfect 1 by Cory Cyr

Title: The Perfect 1
Author: Cory Cyr
Genre: Urban Erotic Romance
Release Date: March 31, 2017 

Jensyn Parrish was one of the world’s most gorgeous supermodels, dubbed the “Perfect 10” for most of her career. Thirteen years ago, a horrific car accident left her face disfigured. Suffering the loss of her beauty, career, and self-worth, she seeks a life of quiet seclusion in Hawaii.

Lincoln Bass, a New York best-selling author and adrenaline junkie, has no idea what he could possibly have in common with his brother’s friend Jensyn. After suddenly being impaired with blindness at only twenty-five, his life is forever altered. Independent, headstrong, and ever the daredevil, Lincoln is stricken with the certainty that if he wants to continue writing, he needs help.
Two people damaged by circumstances of fate…
Disguising who she once was becomes a difficult task for Jensyn. Her only job is to help Lincoln finish his book. But boundaries are somehow obscured and fiction becomes their reality.