Friday, November 13, 2015


Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day of her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist.

Can Ben’s relationship with Fallon—and simultaneously his novel—be considered a love story if it ends in heartbreak?

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When you find a book that hits you in your soul you keep that book close. This is one of those books for me. The elements brought forth besides the vivid imagery were the fact that it was mesmerizing, heartbreaking, heartwarming and overall beautifully told. 

Colleen continues to shock me, I read loads of books and a lot of times I feel as though they're all the same. But, this book just blew me out of the water with this concept. I love that she goes out on a limb with each book adding her own little twists that keep me on the edge of my seat. Right from the get go Fallon had my heart. I don't know if it was the way she was introduced with her dad but the way the scene was set up my heart went out to her. Enter Ben *Benton* Kessler man this guy is just the ultimate 'fake boyfriend'. Where Fallon took my heart Ben snatched my soul. He dug and imbedded himself so far in there I dream of him. If you have read Colleen's books then you are familiar with the way she writes and presents the book boyfriends that we talk about for years, so ladies trust me Ben will definitely be on that list.

There were times that I cried so hard, my heart broke once for Ben, once for Fallon but Colleen wasn't satisfied with that oh no she went and took my shattered heart and crushed those pieces even further, I could't breathe I just kept saying no she can't be that cruel can she? I can't tell you the answer to that because you need to read and experience this book for yourself. There was a point where I didn't know how the book would end, I could see how they could recover. Over the course of the book I saw Fallon transform, she went from this insecure shy girl to a woman who held her head high and could accept "people laughing at her". 

In school we are learning about short fiction and how to look for literary devices. My teacher said if you pay attention in the beginning you will figure out the ending. HA! okay so earlier I was all into the book and I had that ah-ha moment and Mrs. Benes, so not true, I mean really I know that the foreshadowing and imagery can lead you to come to a conclusion sooner but Colleen did such a great job that I didn't get the plot twist until...well when Colleen wanted it revealed. But, if I had to do a plot line and connect the dots with this book, I would soo get an A on this project. Basically what I mean is that there are clues but I was so involved and invested in the story and the beautiful words pouring from the pages that I was not paying attention I just wanted to know what? Who? When? and Where? Also, I think I need to get stock in kleeex because I always end up using them when I read Colleen's books and this one was no different. 

If you are looking for a unique and quirky, a story that takes you through an arc of both the protagonists as well as the story then this book is for you. 

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, This Girl, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, Maybe Someday, Ugly Love, Maybe Not, and Confess. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys.

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Saturday, November 7, 2015

{(BLOG TOUR- CAM GIRL)} by Leah Raeder + Giveaway


Vada Bergen is broke, the black sheep of her family, and moving a thousand miles away from home for grad school, but she’s got the two things she loves most: her art and her best friend—and sometimes more—Ellis Carraway. Ellis and Vada have a friendship so consuming it’s hard to tell where one girl ends and the other begins. It’s intense. It’s a little codependent. And nothing can tear them apart.

Until an accident on an icy winter road changes everything.

Vada is left deeply scarred, both emotionally and physically. Her once-promising art career is cut short. And Ellis pulls away, unwilling to talk about that night. Everything Vada loved is gone.

She’s got nothing left to lose.

So when she meets some smooth-talking entrepreneurs who offer to set her up as a cam girl, she can’t say no. All Vada has to do is spend a couple hours each night stripping on webcam, and the “tips” come pouring in.

It’s just a kinky escape from reality until a client gets serious. “Blue” is mysterious, alluring, and more interested in Vada’s life than her body. Online, they chat intimately. Blue helps her heal. And he pays well, but he wants her all to himself. No more cam shows. It’s an easy decision: she’s starting to fall for him. But the steamier it gets, the more she craves the real man behind the keyboard. So Vada pops the question:

Can we meet IRL?

Blue agrees, on one condition. A condition that brings back a ghost from her past. Now Vada must confront the devastating secrets she's been running from—those of others, and those she's been keeping from herself...

It amazes me to no end the writing of this author. 
Going into this book blind was the best way to experience for me. From the beginning I was mesmerized by Leah's writing style (yet again) the way her words flow so seamlessly together. As the story progressed I was captivated not only by her word choice but the symbolism, the use of color and what they represent, the layers added together to be dissected so perfectly and visually.

In this story Vada the protagonist and her best friend Ellis are in a terrible car accident leaving Vada in a dark place. Her mom comes into town but straight away one can see that Vada is confused about her sexuality. Her mother doesn't make matters easier for her, with the way she talks and treats her.  Vada is left with out the support of the one person she needs Ellis, soon she finds herself working as a Cam girl. While I know that this is a very sensitive subject I love reading about present day issues. We get to see and explore the good and bad parts of this world. 

What I loved the most about this book is the fact that it deals with real issues. Besides the cam girl there is sexuality. Vada is confused about herself, she knows how society wants her to be, how her mom looks at her. I was touched by this aspect because so many kids go through this issue where they feel that they don't fit a certain mold and why should anyone be made to feel that way? I love that Leah pushes the boundaries and forces readers to confront those issues head on, to really sit back and think before giving into societies wants for how a person should be or act.

Another part of this book that had me captivated was the fact that there is a bit of mystery. There is romance it's just not so plain and/or the main focus which I also love, As we are introduced to one of Vada's clients "Blue" it had me questioning who he is. Why he is so possessive of her. No worries all questions are answered. 

Like I said Leah has once again made a novel that had me thinking, dissecting, analyzing and memorized by he beauty of the words and the way she wove this tale together. I love that she always pushes those boundaries exploring new, darker areas of everyday life and putting them in the readers face. I applaud her for showing and telling the world in this riveting, beautiful novel about so many issues that face society currently. It's people like this author that my faith in humanity is restored. 

Leah Raeder is a writer and unabashed nerd. She is also the USA Today bestselling author of Unteachable and Black Iris. Aside from reading her brains out, she enjoys graphic design, video games, fine whiskey, and the art of self-deprecation. She lives with her very own manic pixie dream boy in Chicago. Visit her at


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Thursday, November 5, 2015


Who's excited? I know I am. I love me some Joanna Wylde! I'm telling ya'll these books get better and better. Here is an excerpt for all of you to enjoy. We just love to tease you LOL.

“You’re not going back to the party.”
She cocked her head, and I saw the confusion in her alcohol- glazed eyes as she wrinkled her nose at me. All cute, like a rabbit.
“You look like a bunny.”
“You look like an ax murder,” she said, frowning. “And I thought London was looking for me. Aren’t we going the wrong way?”
“I lied. I do that a lot,” I told her, staring at her lips. I reached out, catching her chin in my hand, running my thumb across her lips. Our eyes locked, and I don’t know if her pulse started to rise but mine sure as fuck did. What the hell had I been thinking, writing to this girl? She was so pretty and perfect and had this amazing, magical life just waiting for her and all I could think about was dragging her down into the dirt and shoving my cock into every hole she had.
She’d scream while I did it, too, the same sweet screams that played in my head every night while I jacked off.
I hated myself.
“Why did you lie?” she asked, her voice a whisper.
“To get you away from Taz. It’s not safe with him.”
Mel’s forehead creased in confusion, her brain moving so slowly I could practically see the wheels turning behind her eyes. She might be smart as fuck most of the time, but she’d transitioned to drunker than fuck tonight. Kit. Kit and Em. They’d done this to her.  
I leaned in closer, catching her scent. For an instant I swayed, so tempted . . .
“They told me all about you,” she whispered.
“The other girls. Kit, Em. Jessica. I know how you operate,” she continued. One of her hands rose, touching my chest. Fire burst through me, because if I’d wanted her before I was desperate for her now. She was so soft, so sweet . . . so perfect.
Then her words sank in.
“What did you just say?”
“They told me all about you,” she said, eyes dropping to stare at  my lips. “They told me you have a Madonna-whore complex.” I froze.
“A what?”
“A Madonna-whore complex,” she repeated, her voice earnest. “You like to screw dirty girls and you put clean girls on pedestals, where they can stay perfect and pure. That’s pretty messed up, Painter. There’s no such thing as Madonnas and whores. We’re all just people.”
The words stunned me. What the hell was she talking about? Just because I didn’t want her dragged down in the drama and bullshit of this life didn’t mean I had some sort of fucking complex. And who the hell were the Hayes sisters to have an opinion? I couldn’t tell what pissed me off more—the fact that they’d talked to Mel about me or that they hadn’t done a better job of scaring her off.
She wasn’t supposed to be here.
“Kit and Em are crazy, and that friend of yours—Jessica? She’s like a car crash. You don’t belong here, Mel.”
“And where do I belong?”
“With some nice kid who’ll treat you like a queen and work his ass off to give you everything perfect for the rest of your life.” The words were practically a growl.
Her eyes widened.
“What if I don’t want perfect?”

“Too fucking bad, because that’s what you’re getting.”

Reaper’s Fall is the newest standalone in the Reaper's MC Series.  Painter & Melanie's story will be available on November 10th and is currently up for Pre-order!

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The New York Times bestselling author of Reaper’s Stand is back in her “uber-alpha rough world of MCs”* as one woman’s future is rocked by the man whose hardcore past could destroy her…

He never meant to hurt her.

Levi “Painter” Brooks was nothing before he joined the Reapers motorcycle club. The day he patched in, they became his brothers and his life. All they asked in return was a strong arm and unconditional loyalty—a loyalty that’s tested when he’s caught and sentenced to prison for a crime committed on their behalf.

Melanie Tucker may have had a rough start, but along the way she’s learned to fight for her future. She’s escaped from hell and started a new life, yet every night she dreams of a biker whose touch she can’t forget. It all started out so innocently—just a series of letters to a lonely man in prison. Friendly. Harmless. Safe.

Now Painter Brooks is coming home… and Melanie’s about to learn that there’s no room for innocence in the Reapers MC.
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Joanna Wylde is a New York Times bestselling author and creator of the Reapers Motorcycle Club series. She currently lives in Idaho.

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