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Until I Break by M. Leighton


Title: Until I Break
Author: M. Leighton
Publisher: M. Leighton
Release date: May 14, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: Adult
Cover reveal organized by: AToMR Tours
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17667913-until-i-break

Book Description:
Laura Drake is an author. She writes bestselling paranormal romances that continue to top the charts. She is sharp. She is confident. She is in control.
And she doesn’t exist.
Samantha Jansen is the woman behind the wig, the woman most of the world doesn’t know exists. She is shy. She is insecure. She is nothing like her main character or her alter ego. She is scarred—deeply scarred—by a past she can’t let go of and a present she can’t make peace with.
Samantha’s dreams are consumed by one man, the broken hero from her books. Mason Strait is both her wildest fantasy and her most terrifying nightmare.
When Samantha meets Alec Brand, a corporate consultant, it is as though Mason has come to life. Alec is handsome to a fault, as elegant as he is arrogant, and more intense than any man has a right to be.
Samantha is soon sucked into a world that mirrors the fiction she writes. Just like her main character, Daire Kirby, Samantha finds herself unable to resist the forbidden lure of Alec. And just like Daire, she also finds that she is faced with taking a chance on a man who could either set her free or destroy her.
The scale tilts toward destruction when Samantha finds out that Alec is as much a work of fiction as Mason. And he has scars of his own, scars that could ruin them both.


Review for In A Heartbeat by Teodora Kostova


Review for In A Heartbeat
3 Stars

What three things should a person not be without in life? For nineteen–year-old, Stella Quinn, the answer to that question is, “ Love, dreams, and luck.”

Stella has an abundance of love in her life. She also has a few dreams. However, when it comes to luck, she finds herself at a deficit. Tragedy marred her world when she was fourteen. A gaping hole was ripped into her happy life when her brother, father, and uncle were killed in an automobile accident. As a result Stella and her mother have had to rely on each other to rebuild their shattered existence. They have brought their lives to some semblance of normal when, four years later, Stella is diagnosed with cancer.

Over the course of ten months and two surgeries Stella has half of her liver removed. Recovering, feeling optimistic and ready for change, she decides to visit her cousin, Lisa, in Genoa, Italy. Stella plans to spend her summer in Italy relaxing and having fun prior to her next doctor visit and cancer checkup. It is in Genoa that she discovers the fourth thing necessary for people to have in life – hope.

Hope comes in the form of Massimo Slevaggio. Max is handsome, hard working, and haunted. Healing from his own painful past, Max has had no desire to have a serious romantic relationship. He has good friends and plenty of fun without commitment. For Max, life is about working and saving to go to college so he can fulfill his dream of studying architecture.

When Stella and Max meet, their attraction for each other is instantaneous and undeniable. It is also more intense than either of them expected. In a heartbeat, they find their lives changing because of the feelings they have for each other.

In A Heartbeat is a tender and powerful story written by Teodora Kostova. It examines the possibility of love at first sight and the lengths people will travel to protect those they love from a lifetime of grief. In A Heartbeat is an exploration of how people handle loss, how they learn to forgive, and how under the most challenging of circumstances, they learn to live the best life possible.

GoodReads link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17447935-in-a-heartbeat?ac=1

Dare Me Forever by Paige Edwards

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 Dare Me Forever by Paige Edwards


“It was moments like this I could practically hear my dad’s voice: ‘ In times of trouble, times where you have to make a big decision, that’s when you’ll learn who you are.’ He repeated it so often that it became almost like a prayer for him. ‘Are you the kind of person who lives with her head or with her heart?’”

Amy Miller thinks about her deceased father’s words of wisdom, often. These words have guided her and helped her define who she is. She is a survivor and a fighter who has raised her younger brother and who is on the verge of opening her own business.  Out of necessity, Amy has had to be a person who lives with her head. She could not afford to fail. With her younger brother finally off to college, Amy is in a life-transition which most people don’t face at the age of twenty-three. Not only is her nest empty, she is entering the professional world as the owner of a stationery store. Amy, also, finally has a chance of entering into an adult, romantic relationship.

Hunter Morgan is Amy’s handsome high school sweetheart. His family is wealthy and well respected in the business community. Hunter has an established place in his family’s real estate development firm.  In high school, he broke Amy’s heart without explanation and she still wonders why. Recently back in town after graduating college, Hunter is purposefully pursuing Amy, reawakening feelings she once had for him. He is safe, friendly and familiar. Hunter makes Amy question whether she should give him a second chance at love with her.

Ryan Anderson works with Morgan Properties. He is a stunningly sexy Englishman who rocks Amy’s well-formed world. Ryan and Amy’s instant, mutual attraction is undeniable from their first encounter. A fierce businessman who has made his own success in life without apology; he recognizes the value of the rare passion he shares with Amy. For Amy he is extremely enticing and exotic, exciting her in ways she never dreamed to be possible.  Ryan has Amy wondering if it is time to reevaluate who she is and maybe begin to live as her father would wish: by her heart.

Dare Me Forever is written is a style that makes for easy reading. Paige Edward uses her words to woo the reader into focusing on her characters.  The characters in this book are intriguing, yet easy to identify with.  They are likable and each has their own secrets to reveal. Dare Me Forever has an interesting plot filled with twists and laced with steamy moments that make it an enjoyable read.


I’m a romance reader and writer with my first book DARE ME FOREVER (April, 2013) and mom. I love sweet, steamy, happy endings! And complicated men.





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Talania — A Trip Down Memory Lane



 Talania –A Trip Down Memory Lane


“My name is Evelyn Beaumont. I am twenty years old and I am a brain cancer survivor.”

This simple, direct introductory sentence immediately grabbed my attention.  Twenty years old?!  Brain cancer survivor?! How could I not read this book? The infinitely beautiful and soul-stirring story that ensued held me captive until its emotional conclusion.

Evelyn Beaumont, cancer survivor, finally gets a chance at living a normal life as a college student. Her main disadvantage is that memories of the five years preceding her college entrance are non-existent. Those memories have been stolen by a vicious brain tumor. Undeterred by her recent battle, Evelyn is determined to live and experience all college life has to offer.

Tristan Monroe, campus hottie and owner of Before and After, a local bar is the lead singer for the up-and-coming indie band, Lost. He is on a mission to forget the only girl he ever loved. Questions about why she left and where she went still haunt him. He sings out his loss and pain each night on stage with the band at his bar. He also takes full advantage of all that the band groupies have to offer after each show.

Adella Parsh, Evelyn’s roommate, is an enchanting, free spirit.  Beyond a room, they share a love for music. Adella grew up and remains friends with Shawn, the back–up singer for Lost. Their first evening on campus Adella takes Evelyn for an unforgettable night out to see the band at Before and After.

What ignites from Evelyn and Adella’s outing is a fire that will not be extinguished and a no-holds-barred quest for Evelyn to reclaim the memories that cancer and circumstance have taken from her. Evelyn’s journey to remember her lost years is arduous and impressive. Those missing five years contain more joy and pain than most people will experience in a lifetime. It is a path paved, unexpectedly, with the priceless love and support from friends Evelyn cannot recall.

Author, Crystal D. Spears, has crafted a cast of solid, spicy characters who are passionate, loyal, creative, and spirited.  I was captivated by her story of friendship, hope, survival, and love. Talania – A Trip Down Memory Lane communicates this simple truth: what the mind forgets, the heart will remember to infinity.


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News from Al Jackson

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Hi Everyone! I’m so very excited to have the opportunity to give you a first peek at Come To Me Quietly, the first in my upcoming series, Closer.
I received some really incredible news that I want to share with you all – Come To Me Quietly will be published with New American Library/Penguin as part of a two-book deal and should come out no later than early 2014—just a little bit longer than first anticipated, but I do hope it will be worth the wait. This will be the first time any of my books have been widely distributed in print to bookstores, and I can’t wait for the chance for more readers to have access to Come To Me Quietly.
AND the good news is since Come To Me Quietly will be pushed back, you all are going to get more of Christian Davidson sooner rather than later. Christian and Elizabeth’s story from Lost to You and Take This Regret will be coming late summer. Stay tuned 
But first let’s take a closer look at my latest working manuscript, Come To Me Quietly. I can’t even wait to get Jared and Aleena into your hands. Jared Holt has absolutely taken over my heart and mind, and I hope you fall in love with him just as hard as I have. Come To Me Quietly will be packed with all the emotion you’ve come to expect from my novels, but it’s also a whole lot sexier and much Closer. So here you go—the complete synopsis for Come To Me Quietly.

Aleena Moore is content with her life. She has goals and dreams and an easy smile. She also has a secret she holds locked inside.
Jared Holt believes he doesn’t deserve to love or be loved. He destroys everything he touches. Haunted by the mistake that shattered his life, he’s fled from the memory of that pain.
Jared doesn’t know why he’s compelled to return, but finds himself drawn back to the place where it all began. The exact place where it ended. When he runs into his childhood best friend, Aleena’s older brother Christopher, he agrees to share Christopher and Aleena’s apartment while he looks for a place of his own.
Aleena is no longer the little girl Jared remembers from his past and evokes feelings in him he never wanted to feel again. Terrified of destroying her, he fights to keep her away. But her touch is something he can’t resist—the touch that sealed his fate.
Their pasts are intertwined and their futures uncertain. The only truths they know are the secrets they whisper in the night.

A taste of what I’ve been tossing around as I delve into Jared and Aleena’s World:

Dashed lines blur until they become a solid line. My bones vibrate from the thousands of miles I’ve spent straddling this leather seat, the muscles in my right arm screaming from the hours my hand has been locked on the throttle.
But I don’t stop. I can’t, and I don’t know why. Something in my gut spurs me forward. I plough ahead.
Hot air blasts my face and my hair thrashes in uncontrolled chaos.
I bite back a bitter laugh.
Uncontrolled chaos. That’s exactly how they described me.
The desert sky goes on forever, an ocean of the deepest blue. The city rises like a beacon in the distance. Because I am drawn.
What am I doing?
There is nothing here for me. I know it. I’ve already destroyed it all. I destroy everything I touch.
Still I can do nothing but press on.

I hope you’re all as excited to meet Jared Holt and Aleena Moore as I am to bring them to you! I want to thank you so much for all the support! You all have rocked this year and made this 100% possible!! Be sure to check out the drawing below – we are giving away some FUN FUN stuff!!!

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A.L. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of Take This Regret and Lost to You, as well as other contemporary romance titles, including Pulled and When We Collide.
She first found a love for writing during her days as a young mother and college student. She filled the journals she carried with short stories and poems used as an emotional outlet for the difficulties and joys she found in day-to-day life.

Years later, she shared a short story she’d been working on with her two closest friends and, with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel. A.L. now spends her days writing in Southern Arizona where she lives with her husband and three beautiful children. Her favorite pastime is spending time with the ones she loves.

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Reckless Abandon by Andrea Randall


I really enjoyed this book and gave it 4 stars!

Heres the synopsis:
November Harris is lost. After a failed romance with musician Bo Cavanaugh, Ember is left struggling to regain her true self. The problem is, Bo won’t go away and Ember’s stance is firm—she doesn’t want him back.

Adrian Turner, Ember’s ex-boyfriend-turned confidant, is patient with her heartbreak, but he can’t hold back his own feelings forever.

As she sorts through her past, in an effort to plan a solid future, Ember will find that sometimes even the best laid plans bow to the soul’s desire for reckless abandon.


Before he can respond, the bartender takes the stage and announces Bo. My fingers tingle and I feel slightly dizzy. I notice that Rae is staring at me and am thankful that Regan isn’t. I tilt my chin to the stage to somehow reassure her that everything’s fine. Bo comes out wearing black jeans and a green t-shirt. The green t-shirt he told me reminded him of my eyes. I swallow hard as he sits on the stool and, without saying a word, starts strumming.
Every feeling from the first night I heard him play flies through me like a drunken seagull. I take several deep breaths as he makes his way through his original work, praying that what I’m feeling isn’t regret. The strings, his fingers, the warm bourbon tone kissing the microphone; they’re all lulling me into his presence, his being.

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