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28 Aug

The Long Game by J.L. Fynn

The Long Game

Book Name: The Long Game

Book Genre: NA Contemporary

Book release date: October 7, 2013

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The Long Game book blurb:

Smooth talking. Ambitious. Loyal. Twenty-year-old Shay Reilly has proven himself to his Irish-American Gypsy clan on small-scale cons, but now the clan leader has a bigger mission for him: playing the long game.

To rake in the big score he’s after, he needs to con co-ed Spencer into falling in love with him. He knows he should see Spencer as a mere means to an end, but that’s easier said than done when there’s a witty, attractive girl in your arms.

Now the only thing that can keep them apart is the thing that brought them together: Shay’s plans of revenge against someone who wronged his clan and family years before—Spencer’s father

About the author J.L. Fynn:

J.L. FynnJ.L. Fynn is the public face of a private identity. She enjoys making up stories about iniquitous heroes, providing Delphic answers to unasked questions, and obfuscating the truth just for laughs. But then, what’s an author but a professional liar? If you send her an email she might let you in on her little secret—assuming she likes your moxie.

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Going Home Again Blog Tour

24 Aug

Title: Going Home Again

Author: Abby Cavenaugh

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Going Home Again

Book Blurb:

In high school, it was doubtful Michael Day knew Alyssa Jones existed.

Twenty years later, when the now-famous pop star returns home to coastal North Carolina, Alyssa gets a second chance to make a first impression on Michael.

On sabbatical from his failing marriage, Michael agrees to an interview with Alyssa, a journalist for the local tourist magazine.

When the chemistry between them ignites, Alyssa and Michael are hit with the harsh reality that he isn’t yet free to love her.

With Michael’s wife and son still very much in the picture, can Alyssa hold out until he ends his marriage for good? Or will she risk it all for a second chance with the one who got away?

 

About Abby Cavenaugh

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Abby Cavenaugh is a writer of romantic women’s fiction and YA paranormal. She is a newspaper editor by day, but dreams of someday retiring to the North Carolina coast to write books full-time. She lives near Charlotte with her twin sister, also a writer, six-year-old niece and crazy cat, Gus, and is driven by dreams, Diet Coke and chocolate.

Review of Going Home Again

What a sweet, lovely romance!

Who hasn’t had a sweet high school crush? I know I have. And this book allowed me to revisit this love. Le sigh.

Sometimes  I can’t help but wonder the question What if?

Well, Alyssa (who had a crush) is thrown into a spiral of emotions when her heartthrob Michael returns to their hometown and then confronted with all the feels. Michael is going through a separation, which makes all of the feelings not always so easy to deal with.

I loved this book and I love how this story is told in alternating perspectives. Both characters were written realistically– which is so important. I hate when I read a book and the characters sound flat or fake. NOT THE CASE HERE. Both Alyssa and Michael are real people, with real emotions, and a beautiful story to tell.

I laughed, I cried, and I enjoyed the schmexy times.

Amazing job Abby! The only complaint I have is that I want more!! (*hint hint)

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Where To Buy

Amazon

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Lovely and Lethal Blog Tour: Elegantly Wasted

24 Jun

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Elegantly Wasted book blurb:

On the eve of her high school graduation, proper socialite Francesca “Frankie” Fairholm rebelled against her elitist and controlling family to pursue the dark lifestyle of a contract killer for the enigmatic Osiris Corporation. Years later, with her training complete, she believes she’s doomed to the life of a sociopathic lone gun until a botched hit brings two unlikely allies, her cousins Addison and Katharine.

Using Katharine’s etiquette school, Elegance, Inc., as a front, the trio weave through Frankie’s dark underworld, carrying out contracts, drinking too much wine, and trying not to get each other killed.

Trouble follows the team home when the death of the cruel Fairholm matriarch reveals more than they ever wanted to know about their family. As the funeral preparations play out, the trio begin to realize there is much more to their employer than meets the eye and their family connections run deeper than they ever imagined.

Favorite Quote from the book

“You know those long awkward silences that you get  when talking with people for the first time? I love those. Most people hate them, but to me they were like welcomed sighs of relief. Above that, I think I loved how awkward it made people feel. I’d sit there and smile, watching their eyes shift while their idiot brains searched for something to say.”

I chose this quote because it’s so Frankie. She’s snarky, she’s got this hilarious personality, and she’s the black sheep that you can’t help root for. This novel was like a breath of fresh air because I really couldn’t compare it to any other new adult read out there. I love the story line, I love the concept, and I absolutely love Frankie and her sarcastic personality. C. Elizabeth Vescio writes real characters and such an engaging, action packed story you can’t put down!

About C. Elizabeth Vescio:

Jack of all trades and stereotypical black sheep, Cara has been writing somewhat dark and morbid since that teen angst hit c_vescio_pic_smallsomewhere in the early 90’s- probably because her dad was a mortician. After pursuing a degree in English, she changed gears to photography and design in 2006… although she kept penning stories for fun while reading the works of Edgar Allen Poe, Oscar Wilde and Hemingway (whom she adores even though he was a huge douche canoe). In 2009, her life shifted considerably and she found herself writing Elegantly Wasted- helping her sort out a bunch of stupid feelings and other lame stuff.

She enjoys cynical debates, cupcakes, making her mother-in-law sew her aprons that she never wears, zombies, the Fifth Element and Tomb Raider. She gathers her life inspirations from Neil Gaiman, Julia Child and Paul Simon. When she isn’t out photographing her next project, she’s studying color, concept and design or writing stuff down in hopes it makes sense one day… or she’s on Pinterest.

Cara lives in Las Vegas with her husband, John and their three genetically altered dogs all of which have personal vendettas for the guy who cleans the pool.

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Waiting on Wednesday: Stripped by Brooklyn Skye

24 Apr

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. Here is what I’m looking forward to this week!

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Stripped

Stripped

by Brooklyn Skye

Release date: May 14th 2013

Goodreads blurb:

College freshman Quinn Montgomery will do anything to avoid the mistake her sister made—killing herself over a boy. But when she is forced into nude modeling at a local college to support her family after a bankruptcy, she begins to crack, just enough to let Torrin, the university’s top varsity oarsman, see that the real Quinn is not as feisty and unapproachable as she wants everyone to think. But letting someone in comes at a steep cost and, it turns out, Torrin is connected to Quinn’s family in more ways than she could ever imagine.

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What do you guys think? I’m reading it right now and I’m loving it! I can’t wait to share it with you guys!

jolie5

Waiting on Wednesday: This Girl by Colleen Hoover

17 Apr

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. Here is what I’m looking forward to!

This Girl

This Girl

by Colleen Hoover

Goodreads blurb: There are two sides to every love story. Now hear Will’s.

Colleen Hoover’s New York Times bestselling Slammed series has brought countless readers to their knees with a whirlwind of love, passion, and heartache. Layken and Will’s love has managed to withstand the toughest of circumstances and the young lovers, now married, are beginning to feel safe and secure in their union. As much as Layken relishes their new life together, she finds herself wanting to know everything there is to know about her husband, even though Will makes it clear he prefers to keep the painful memories of the past where they belong. Still, he can’t resist his wife’s pleas and so he begins to untangle his side of the story, revealing for the first time his most intimate feelings and thoughts, retelling both the good and bad moments, and sharing a few shocking confessions of his own from the time when they first met.

In This Girl, Will tells the story of their complicated relationship from his point of view. Their future rests on how well they deal with the past in this final installment of the beloved Slammed series.

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What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

jolie5

Unmasking Ella: Meet Ella

18 Mar

I’m so excited to reveal Ella Taylor, the main character and modern day Cinderella in my new novella Unmasking Ella. My co-author Krista Newport posted something on her blog about Ella earlier this month. Thankfully, Ella agreed to stop by my blog too so that we could find out a little bit more about the girl in in the mask!

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Secret Cinderella

Q & A with Ella

What’s your favorite color?

Tiffany’s blue

Favorite person in the world?

I would be my BFF Fiona, for sure. She’s amazing and loyal.

If you were a super hero, what would your secret power be?

I’d have to say the ability to read minds. There are so many things I wish I could hear.

Who is your secret crush?

If I told you it wouldn’t be a secret now would it?

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Oh! Don’t forget to add it Unmasking Ella to Goodreads!

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Thanks for stopping by to learn about Ella! If you have any questions for her, leave them in the comments below and I’ll make sure I ask her for you. :p

jolie5

Unmasking Ella: Exclusive Excerpt!

18 Mar

Happy St. Patty’s Day!

I hope you’re all spending it drinking something delicious and eating Corned Beef and Cabbage! Because it’s the Month of Shamrocks, Krista and I thought we’d give you something extra special… an excerpt from our premiere novella Unmasking Ella. In case you haven’t heard yet, our debut novella is a modern retelling of one of our favorite fairy tales: Cinderella. Below is the excerpt:

“Bitch” scrawled messily across my arm was the first thing my eyes focused on. My head was pounding. My eyelids weighed a thousand pounds. I needed water right away. I struggled into a sitting position; my head was spinning and it was hard to keep upright. Wait. Bitch wasn’t the only thing written on me. My arms were covered in writing and words that were quick to bring tears to my eyes. Slut, whore, idiot, skank, were among the many.

Don’t forget to add it to Goodreads so you can be alerted when it’s released or just to read the whole synopsis!

There it is folks! The first paragraph. What do you think?

jolie5

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