EXTRAS: Rusty Nailed by Alice Clayton

We’ve got an exciting contest for anyone that pre-orders RUSTY NAILED! From any site, any format, doesn’t matter. All you need to do is submit your proof-of-pre-order or receipt togiveaways@aliceclayton.com to be entered to win.
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The contest runs from now until 6/24 (release day!)

The winner will receive Caroline’s favorite mixer (in any color they choose) http://www.kitchenaid.com/shop/-%5BKSM150PSER%5D-400120/KSM150PSER/
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Be sure to PRE-ORDER Rusty Nailed HERE ASAP 🙂 Because it’s definitely gonna be goooood!
OH, and it’s the second in Alice Clayton’s Cocktail Series 🙂
Book 1: Wallbanger 

COVER REVEAL: Tempting the Bodyguard by Jennifer Armentrout aka J Lynn

so, I realize that this is a bit late, BUT
HERE is the BEAUTIFUL COVER TO THE THIRD OF THE LOVELY GAMBLE BROTHERS!!! 🙂
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Title: Tempting the Bodyguard
AuthorJennifer Armentrout
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: May 12th, 2014
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A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…

He can protect her from everyone except himself.

Alana Gore is in danger. A take-no-prisoners publicist, her way with people has made her more than a few enemies over the years, but a creepy stalker is an entirely different matter. She needs a bodyguard, and the only man she can ask is not only ridiculously hot, but reputed to have taste for women that goes beyond adventurous.

Chandler Gamble has one rule: don’t protect anyone you want to screw. But with Alana, he’s caught between his job and his increasingly hard libido. On one hand, Alana needs his help. On the other, Chandler wants nothing more than to take the hot volcano of a woman in hand. To make her writhe in pleasure, until she’s at his complete mercy.

She needs protection. He needs satisfaction. And the moment the line is crossed, all hell will break loose…

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# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer Armentrout lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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BEAUTIFUL OBLIVION NEWS? YES PLEASE ;)

GUYS, I don’t know about you, but I have been waiting for this moment for a WHILE NOW. From the sneak peaks to the snippets on her facebook, Jaimie McGuire has been playing with the emotions, cuz PHEW. This is AMAZING news 😉

-THANK YOU JAIMIE MCGUIRE-

For those of who have read Beautiful Disaster you know why I SWOONED so hard.

And then came along Walking Disaster. I DIED. *sigh*

Travis was my first bad boy book boyfriend and I didn’t think it could get any better than him. But apparently there’s more.

 A LOT MORE. YAAASSSS 🙂

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AAAAHHH!!!!! Beautiful Oblivion, here I come!!! 🙂 I am so ready for another Maddox. I mean SO SO SO ready.

So, our first real reveal of the one and only Beautiful Oblivion?

UM THE GOOOOOORGEOUS COVER ALRIGHT 🙂

All we know is, we cannot WAIT to meet Trent Maddox. Here’s your first peek into the world of Trent and Cami. Drumroll please….May we present: the absolutely GORGEOUS cover of BEAUTIFUL OBLIVION by Jamie McGuire:

I fell in love with this cover, this book, and Trent the moment the teasers started coming out, and for all of you guys out there who love a CRAPLOAD a little bit of sexiness and a whole lot of swooning from those bad boys that come out these wonderful novels, here’s a little but from Trent 😉

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Fiercely independent Camille “Cami” Camlin gladly moved on from her childhood before it was over. She has held down a job since before she could drive, and moved into her own apartment after her freshman year of college. Now tending bar at The Red Door, Cami doesn’t have time for much else besides work and classes, until a trip to see her boyfriend is cancelled, leaving her with a first weekend off in almost a year.

Trenton Maddox was the king of Eastern State University, dating co-eds before he even graduated high school. His friends wanted to be him, and women wanted to tame him, but after a tragic accident turned his world upside down, Trenton leaves campus to come to grips with the crushing guilt.

Eighteen months later, Trenton is living at home with his widower father, and works full-time at a local tattoo parlor to help with the bills. Just when he thinks his life is returning to normal, he notices Cami sitting alone at a table at The Red.

As the baby sister of four rowdy brothers, Cami believes she’ll have no problem keeping her new friendship with Trenton Maddox strictly platonic. But when a Maddox boy falls in love, he loves forever—even if she is the only reason their already broken family could fall apart.

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SIGH. This is gonna be me until July 1st.  😉

Can’t wait for some Trent time. ITS GONNA BE AMAAAZING. I can tell already

In case you’re like me and you were searching your ass off for the pre-order links,

HERE YA GO 😉

Amazon(Paperback) // Kindle

***to check out the hilarious and hot article that revealed the cover, click  here!!!**

YAYAY 🙂 My Spring Break has now officially begun. #rereadtime #gettingreadyfortravis #trentislikewhoa

COVER REVEAL: Wreck You by Abby McCarthy

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Title: Wreck You
Author: Abby McCarthy
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: May 20th, 2014
Cover Designed byHang Le
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Synopsis 

“My name is Maura McCafferty. I take men who love me and I destroy them. If there was a scarlet letter I could wear to keep the men at bay, it would be a W. I would wear it proudly, to let them know I am a wrecker. If you love me, I will wreck you.”

Raised within the Devil’s Crusader’s, Maura has been exposed to many of life’s uglies and sheltered from any real relationships. She has all but given up on the idea of love.

Until she meets Corbin Marx, a sexy beast of a Marine who refuses to back down from any challenge. He is the type of man Maura has craved, the type who might just be strong enough…

This journey will be brutal, littered with violence, deceit and heartache. Maura must learn to navigate through the bumpy roads that life has paved and hope that at the end she will find her happiness.

Warning: Due to Violence, language, drug use and sexual content this book is not suited for anyone under 17. If those things offend you, this might too.

About the Author 

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I am a reader and a lover of words. I am a blogger turned author releasing my first novel in May 2014. I am a mother of three, a wife and a dog person. I have always wrote, sometimes poetry, sometimes just to vent about failed relationships, however in parenthood I have found my voice to help keep my sanity. Words have flowed from me, to review and with the support of amazing friends in the Indie community I have decided to pursue my dream of writing! I love to write and read romance, because isn’t that something we all yearn for? Weather it be flowers and hand holding or just the right tug on your hair. Isn’t that what life is about? The human connection?

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BLOG TOUR PROMO: Love Shots by Sidonia Rose

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Title: Love Shots
Author: Sidonia Rose
Genre: New Adult
Publication Date: April 4th, 2014
Publisher: Self Published
Event Organized by: Literati Author Services Inc.
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Synopsis

Kyle Pierce used to know what she wanted. At the top of her list was the perfect boyfriend. She found him in Lance Makin her senior year in high school. She was the head cheerleader and he was the new star quarterback.

Even going to separate colleges was no problem for them.

It was perfect until the weekend it all changed for Kyle. She has new priorities that include her own education, making new friends and most importantly NO DATING!

That is until Nicholas Richards moves into her world. He’s not taking no for an answer. He’s her friend and he wants her to date him.

Kyle isn’t going to date Nick. She doesn’t mind hanging out or running errands. She tells him and everyone else they are friends.

Can they really be just friends?

About the Author

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Sidonia Rose lives in suburban Maryland with her family. Sidonia has a long love affair with books. She started early by memorizing her Dr. Seuss books read to her, so she could read them to her parents instead. She is often found with a book in her hands or a couple of books so she can lend to a friend. You can often spot her by her toe shoes.

After a long career homeschooling she continued onward to pursue her love of books by writing her own books. Love Shots is her first novel released in 2014.

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Giveaway

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2 e-book copies of Love Shots (open internationally!)

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BLOG TOUR + REVIEW & EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY! : Ellie Stanton by Aurora Zahni

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Title: Ellie Stanton
Author: Aurora Zahni
Series: Finding Perfect #2
Genre: YA Contemporary
Publication Date: January 14th, 2014
Publisher: Beau Coup Publishing
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Synopsis

Book 1 in the Heller Park Series focuses on Ellie Stanton An imperfect, unremarkable girl makes a hero’s journey. Ellie Stanton needed to have a good day. The universe had something else in store. Getting caught shoplifting. Check. Dumping her lame boyfriend. Check. Expulsion from school. Check. Getting kicked out of her house and then stealing her mother’s car while she’s in a New Jersey turnpike rest stop Cinnabon? Check. The only sensible option is to run as fast as she can and never look back. Now Ellie is running going cross country to raise a little hell and maybe along the way learn everything she needs to know about life.

Excerpt

“Ellie, can you answer me one question?”
“Yes, Hilary. Your uniform makes you look like a brown Power Ranger.”
Hilary rolled her eyes all the way back and gave Ellie a “ha ha ha” through clenched teeth. A couple wearing matching tracksuits walked in and Hil gave them menus before returning her attention to Ellie.
“Eleanor, I’m being serious. Answer me one question and I won’t give you any more crap about school. Deal?”
Ellie pointed at Hilary. “Shoot, Megazord.”
“Why, oh why do you have to turn every confrontation with an authority figure into World War Four?”
“Wait, you want to know, essentially, why I can’t deal?” Hilary nodded emphatically, and Ellie continued. “Oh, that’s easy peezy. We can all thank Mrs. Richards.”
“Who the hell is Mrs. Richards?” Hilary asked.
“My kindergarten teacher. I will never forgive or forget that bitch.”
“Why? What did she do?”
“I’m glad you asked. See, the first day of school, Mrs. Richards gave us a note to give to our parents, letting them know that parents were responsible for their own kid’s snacks and drinks.” A security guard and two Chickentown employees joined the audience. “So, Tammy, that’s my mom’s name for those who are new to the show here, she reads the first part of the note but not the second. That would be the part which gives examples of what appropriate healthy snacks and drinks are recommended. The word ‘healthy’ was underlined and in bold print. You can see where this is going, right?” She motioned toward Hilary, who smiled and nodded. “So Mommy Dearest stops off at Quick Chek on the way to school and grabs me a Mountain Dew and Twinkies.”
There was a collective groan from the peanut gallery. Hilary used the pause in the story to take some orders before allowing Ellie to go on.
“Anyway, snack time rolls around, I open my Lion King lunch box and start digging in. Bitch Richards sees my Twinkies and comes flying at me like a hawk. She screams at me, throws away my Twinkies, and then walks me around the room pointing out examples of healthy snacks.”
“You’re kidding me.” Hilary laughed, picturing little Ellie being tortured by this teacher.
“I would not kid you about snacks. It was like five full minutes of ‘See, Ellie, that’s a banana. Bananas are an example of a healthy snack.’ Finally I snapped.”
“What did you do?”
“I cried and smashed my lunch box against the chalkboard. When Mrs. Richards said she was calling my mom, I called her a big green bitch.”
The entire congregation in the restaurant giggled at once.
“Why is that so funny? What the hell does that even mean?”
“I dunno. She was standing next to a Statue of Liberty poster. It didn’t make sense, but it was very effective as an insult. That was the first class I was ever kicked out of, and I’ve been a pain in the collective ass of the world ever since.”
Hehe. World ass. That’s funny.
My Feelings!
AW! ELLIE ♥ Okay, so Ellie Stanton is not my typical type of book. But I really enjoyed her story. I enjoyed reading every second of the hardships, the witty remarks, and just Ellie’s story in general. There was so much going on not just in the words and on the page, but beneath every word and page. There was so much emotion and such a great story to tell with Ellie, and Aurora Zahni did such a great job with her words.
Okay, so Ellie? AWESOME. She was soooo amazing and soooo relatable. I’m a teenager. And yeah, I didn’t have her past or her present, but I understood her. And that’s what I thought was the beauty of the book. Ellie was a character that anyone could relate to. She had the vulnerability that was so evident, but what she said and did was the total opposite of it. I don’t know what I was expecting with Ellie, but I was pleasantly surprised at every turn. From the beginning, I was drawn to her somewhat snarky yet hilarious personality. She made me laugh, and stick my tongue out at so many people in that book for her sake, and then I also felt for her so bad.
I was hooked to Ellie and her story. I think, this was the quote that started it all for me, and made me laugh for the first time.
“Dont be a smart-ass, Eleanor. You’re lucky I didn’t leave your ass rotting on the couch this morning. I’m not the one who is going to get expelled if she misses another day of class this semester.” Tammy paused her rant long enough to light her smoke. “I’m not the one who cut class, slept with the kid up the street, and keeps getting suspended. Remember, I’m doing you a favor, so how about you shut up so we can get this over with?
“Whatever, mother. Today is Taco Day. You cannot ruin Taco Day.” Ellie drooled a little bit as she said it.
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OH SNAP. haha.
Ellie was faced with so much drama and pain while her own mother was beating her down, and she comes up with Taco Day? YES. HELLL YES. 🙂 I loved her so much. I loved her willingness to run away and somewhat stand up to her mom, who by the way is a total b****. And then, there was her beautiful relationship with Hilary, who was like an older version of Ellie, and a mom to her. It was great to see her grow in this books, and there were so many moments in her journey that made her even more beautiful to me. I absolutely adored this book, and it’s a definite recommendation to any of you guys who want a story to relate to and a girl who seems to have a part of you inside of her.
*claps* 4 SOAARING BUTTERFLIES ♥

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About the Author

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Aurora Zahni is a former rebel who’s trying to bring a little bit of Judy Blume and Sylvia Plath to the Twilight Generation. Over the years I have given half-assed / full throttle contributions to numerous zines and blogs, written a web movie and done significantly well in countless competitive eating events.

When I was in the 8th grade I was on the local evening news. A dead body was being lifted out of the water at a marina by the Meadowlands and you could clearly see me standing in the background watching, looking a bit excited for the camera. Looking back it may have been the highlight of my entire childhood.

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Giveaway

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AAAND! Be sure to check out the rest of the tour!!!! 🙂
The Tour Schedule:
March 22nd
Just One More Chapter – Review
March 23rd
Doodles, doodles everywhere – Interview
JP’s Blog – Interview
March 24th
Discoverwords – Excerpt
Shayna Varadeaux Books & Reviews – Review
March 25th
Book Hostage – Interview
Bella Harte Books- Excerpt
March 26th
Feed Your Fiction Addiction – Review
The Book Beacon – Review
March 27th
It’s A Book Thing- Review
March 28th
FicTalk – Guest Post
SleepsOnTables – Review
March 29th
Literary Chanteuse – Excerpt
Cat’s Bookish Blog – Excerpt
Crazy Cajun Book Addicts – Review
March 30th
Lee Ryder Author Blogger Editor Reviewer – Review
I Read Indie – Guest Post
March 31st
Once Upon a Twilight – Excerpt
Bookends- Excerpt
A Little Bit of RNR – Interview
April 1st
See Lorca Write – Review
Simplistic Reviews – Review
Beneath the Jacket Reviews – Review
April 2nd
Blissful Book Reviews- Guest Post
I Feel the Need, the Need to Read – Review
April 3rd
YaReads – Review
The Book Tower – Interview
April 4th
The NerdHerd Reads – Review

Booked by Books – Review

Cassandra M’s Place – Interview

 

BOOK BLAST + EXCERPT: The Scandalous Love of a Duke by Jane Lark

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Title: The Scandalous Love of a Duke
Author: Jane Lark
Genre: Regency(Historical) Romance
Release Date: April 3rd, 2014
Publisher: Harper Impulse
Event Organized by: Literati Author Services Inc.
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Synopsis 

Book three in Jane Lark’s Kindle best-selling Regency romance series!Isolated by life and choice, John Harding, the Duke of Pembroke, sees an angel in a pale mauve dress across a room and is drawn closer as lust grips firm and hard in his stomach. The wheat-blonde hair escaping her dull dove-grey bonnet and caressing her neck lures his eyes to a spot he’d like to kiss. She speaks with animation her hands moving. Then as if she senses his gaze the stranger turns and looks at him.

A rush of pain and longing spilled from Katherine’s heart into her limbs. It was so long since she’d seen John but her reaction was the same as it had been more than half-a-dozen years before. She loved him,secretly, without hope, but a chasm of years and status stood between them.

Excerpt

A glass of red wine balanced in one hand, the stem dangling between his fingers, he joined anothergroup of guests, fulfilling his duty. He trusted no one here.

God, this was his life now, duty and falsehood. He missed Egypt, he missed adventure and peace and simplicity. He was already bored with people’s endless supplication. Everyone seemed to want something from him. They sought to attach themselves to either his wealth or his power.

His grandfather had warned of this.

John had had enough. He was seeking his family to escape it for a little while, and looking for Mary particularly. He knew his vibrant sister would bring him back from the cold darkness crowding in on him.

He’d passed his mother and Edward in the hall, they’d been speaking with Richard and Penny, they’d directed him in here.

His gaze swept about the room then stopped.

There was a young woman standing amidst his family, like a blonde beacon of light amongst his dark- haired black-clad cousins. She was an angel in a pale mauve dress.

Lust gripped had and firm in his stomach, an intense physical attraction. He’d never experienced anything so instant before. But it was a long time since he’d bedded a woman – far too long.

Her figure was a sublime balance of curves and narrow waist. Her spine had a beautiful arch as it curved into the point where her dress opened onto a full skirt.

Wheat-blonde hair escaped a dull dove-grey bonnet, caressing her neck and drawing his eyes to a place he’d like to kiss.

She was speaking with animation her hands moving.

He moved closer and as if she sensed his gaze the stranger turned and looked at him. In answer a lightning need struck his groin, a sharp sudden pain. She was an English Rose among orchids, the sort of woman he had seen nothing of abroad. Her skin was pale, with roses blooming in her cheeks, and her eyes were a vivid beautiful blue, like the bluebells which bloomed in spring, in the woods at Pembroke Place.

She was what he had longed for abroad and not even known he’d been lacking.

His attention wholly captured, desire slipped into his blood as his groin grew heavy with hunger.

This was what came from abstinence he supposed. He’d never had a fancy for fair, fay women before. He did now.

She did not look the sort for a fling though, certainly not the she-wolf type who stalked the foreign

fields. His mind began rattling through his guest list, but no name fit her, and her dull grey bonnet and shawl did not speak of affluence. Who was she?

He smiled as he grew nearer, then realised he was staring and shifted his gaze to the others in the group. It was then he noticed Phillip as they turned to towards him. “My God.”

“Your Grace.”

“Phillip.” Lord, John hoped Phillip had not come here with a motive. John did not wish to hear oily grovelling from an old friend. His heart thumped in cold anger, not gladness. Then he looked at the blonde and his breath caught as recognition whispered in his head. Kate.

About the Author

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Jane is a writer of authentic, passionate and emotional Historical and New Adult Romance, and a Kindle top 25 bestselling author. She began her first historical novel at sixteen, but a life full of adversity derailed her as she lives with the restrictions of Ankylosing Spondylitis. When she finally completed a novel it was because she was determined not to reach forty still saying, I want to write.

Now Jane is writing a Regency series and contemporary, new adult, stories and she is thrilled to be giving her characters life in others’ imaginations at last. You might think that Jane was inspired to write by Jane Austen, especially as she lives near Bath in the United Kingdom, but you would be wrong. Jane’s favourite author is Anya Seton, and the book which drew her into the bliss of falling into historical imagination was ‘Katherine’ a story crafted from reality. Jane has drawn on this inspiration to discover other real-life love stories, reading memoirs and letters to capture elements of the past, and she uses them to create more realistic plots.

‘Basically I love history and I am sucker for a love story. I love the feeling of falling in love; it’s wonderful being able to do it time and time again in fiction.’

Jane is also a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development in the United Kingdom, and uses this specialist understanding of people to bring her characters to life.

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BLOG TOUR + REVIEW, EXCERPT, & GIVEAWAY: The Girl by Madhuri Blaylock

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Hey guys!!! AH! SO excited to give you this new book that seriously gave me the FEEELS 🙂 ♥
I hope you enjoy, and grab this read, because it’s a definite recommendation!
oh, p.s. you can click on the banner to see the rest of the tour schedule!
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Title: Book One: The Girl
AuthorMadhuri Blaylock
Series: Sanctum #1
Genre: Paranormal/Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: November 11th, 2013
Source: I was given a review copy from in return for an honest review
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Synopsis

The Sanctum, an all-powerful governing body founded by ten families, entrusted to maintain the peace amongst Magicals and ensure the ignorance of humans, has been corrupted by greed and savagery for generations, but is all Wyatt Clayworth has ever known.

A descendant of one of the Founding Families and Class A Warrior, Wyatt has always believed in the ways of The Sanctum, having grown up in the system and thrived under their leadership. A golden boy, renowned for his prowess and skill in battle, Wyatt has never questioned a mission or kill order until the night he crosses paths with a brutally injured and mysterious girl.

Scouring Central Park with his best friend and fellow Class A Warrior, Ryker Morrison, for the hybrid demon prophesied to bring an end to The Sanctum and destroy the world for Magicals and humans alike, Wyatt instead finds Dev and his whole life turns upside down. Told he was hunting a killing machine, hellbent on wreaking havoc and destruction upon all it encounters, Wyatt instead sees nothing more than a broken girl with haunted eyes and a bit of a death wish.

All Dev wants is for Wyatt to either kill her or leave her alone. When he refuses to do either, she finds herself being pulled into his life while being hunted by warriors everywhere she turns. Drawn to one another for reasons they cannot begin to explain to themselves, much less anyone else, Wyatt is determined to protect Dev and help her realize her mission to avenge the deaths of her family at the hands of The Sanctum. His abdication of his duties and his outright rejection of his responsibilities to The Sanctum create a maelstrom of events beyond anyone’s imagination.

My Feelings!
YAYAYAY!!!!! I feel like I have been waiting for this books FOREVER!! 🙂 Book One: The Girl (The Sanctum) was a GREAT/AMAZING/FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC read!! For me, it was kind of a mix of House of Night and Blue Bloods, but it was a mix of their best qualities. This book had the BEST character evar, whether it be the supporting characters or the the mains. The writing was soooo good that the story that it told was just so clear and smooth, and the plot was soooo intriguing and it commanded my  attention every second and every page. Basically, I LOVED it 🙂
The story revolves around Dev and Wyatt. Their world is rules by a group of people who are known as the Sanctum. Wyatt and his family have been part of the Sanctum for generations and the Sanctum has found that Dev, who is a hybrid demon, is very dangerous, and Wyatt has been part of the killing squad sent out on her. But, when Dev comes into the picture and Wyatt finds her, he sees nothing but a broken girl, so he takes her in, and from there a LOT is revealed about Dev’s past, her parents, Wyatt’s family, and Wyatt and Dev’s relationship *grins*
So, the main characters were AMAZEBAAALLS 🙂 Dev and Wyatt were soooo cute together, and yeah, their relationship develops preetty quickly, but I guess that’s how it is in their world, right? Wyatt was on of those boys who I fell in love with from the start. He was soo sweet, but he still had the badass thing going on because he’s a warrior and all. It was so cute watching him fall for Dev, and then it was even better when he was fighting for her. But his relationship with his family was the best. Even though they were a family full of fighters, they made me laugh more than a couple of times. AND RYKER AND WYATT? I was kind of shipping them, but not really just because I loved Wyatt and Dev so much. LOL. Ryker and Wyatt had the best relationship. They told each other everything and ALWAYS had each other’s backs and it was a friendship to last the ages; one which I admired and totally fell for as a part of the story.
Then, there’s Dev. I have to say that she’s my favorite part of the book. Yeah, usually I fall in love with the badass hero, but this time it was badass heroine, because, I mean, Dev’s just a lot more badass than Wyatt. Sorry Wyatt.. 😉 She has all the special abilities, and she’s unique, and she poses a “threat” to the Sanctum, but she’s the kindest and in a way, the most broken one of them all. Dev was the person who I felt most connected to, and I loved that she was so relatable while still at times I was totally surprised about what she was. LOVE!
And then the plot? AHMAZING!!! I loved every second of this story and all the turns and twists took me by surprise. I couldn’t help but get sucked into the wonderful story that is the Girl. I REALLY hope there’s a second book (CUZ I MEAN, THAT ENDING!!! ASDKJHALSDKJH) cuz I would grab that book up the moment it hit stores *grabby hands* This book is one of the reasons that I love blogging. I doubt I would have ever heard of this book was it not for the blog tour opportunity, and THANK YOU for introducing me to Dev and Wyatt’s world, because it was a fantastic one.
Definitely,
5 AMAZING, BADASS, WARRIOR-STYLE BUTTERFLIES!!!

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Excerpt

Without making a sound, Wyatt quickly found the exact place he was seeking. Ducking under some low-hanging tree branches, he ventured into the dark, partially-hidden lair only to be met with a less-than-welcoming blade at his throat. Dev had moved slightly from the hiding place Wyatt left her and although the lower half of her body remained immobile, her arms were functioning just fine, as evidenced by the blade drawing a thin trickle of blood from Wyatt’s neck. One wrong move and she would certainly kill him.

Wyatt slowly brought his hands up to Dev’s, wrapped his fingers around hers and painstakingly maneuvered the blade away from his neck. Only then did he dare make eye contact with her.

“You didn’t really think I was just going to leave you here, did you?” Wyatt asked as he moved to retrieve his blade from Dev.

She wasn’t quite ready to give it up and slashed at Wyatt’s outstretched hand, managing to nick his wrist.

“Crap!” Wyatt sat back on his heels, holding his wrist, and laughed, “fair enough. I deserved that. I should have told you I was coming back, but I couldn’t risk Ryker overhearing or suspecting anything. Trust me, if he thought I was coming back for you he would have spent all night watching me like a hawk. So I left you and walked away and it worked. Now get over it and give me back my blade.”

Despite the laughter in his voice, Wyatt wasn’t playing. He wanted his blade.

Her name was Odara and she had been handed down the Clayworth line since the witnessing of The Code of Ten. She was sharper than any Raven blade and fit his hand like a glove. Many had fought and died at his hand thanks to Odara. She was his protector and he wanted her back where she belonged, safely strapped to his hip.

“Kill me,” Dev offered the blade at a price.

Wyatt stood up tall and glared down at Dev, clenching his jaw in irritation.

“Kill me,” Dev challenged him again, taunting him with her smug stare and grim With blinding speed, Wyatt landed on Dev, knocking her to the ground. Before she even realized what was happening, he locked down her arms and liberated his blade from her grasp. Wyatt hovered above Dev, inches from her face, momentarily tempted to slice her throat and end all of this drama. She couldn’t move a muscle.

“You are in no position to bargain with me,” Wyatt angrily whispered, never taking his eyes off of hers. “I am faster and stronger than you. So don’t even think about toying with me like that again.”

Wyatt pushed himself off of her, replaced Odara at his hip and grinned mischievously. “For the record, my blade isn’t worth your life. I just want it back. And I asked nicely the first time.”

Dev remained in her prone position, staring up at Wyatt, uncertain of her next move. She didn’t have the strength necessary to pull herself into a seated position and she definitely was not going to ask for help.

“What?” Wyatt stared down at Dev, knowing she needed help to get up but determined to make her ask for it.

Even in the darkness, Dev could see Wyatt’s eyes sparkling with amusement.

He was thoroughly enjoying this little moment between the two of them. His pleasure made her wish she had slit his throat when she had the chance. Rather than requesting his assistance, Dev focused every ounce of her energy on rolling over onto her stomach. If she could do that, she could easily pull herself into a sitting position, Wyatt be damned. She closed her eyes and focused every fiber of her being on the task at hand but nothing happened. Her body failed to react. It didn’t even twitch. The body that had so beautifully saved her from certain death at the hands of those Sanctum fools just hours earlier now couldn’t even roll over. She shook with frustration, wanting to scream to the heavens in rage, knowing such action was futile and beneath her. So she took a calming breath, opened her eyes and glared at Wyatt.

“Ahhhh, you’re back. I was starting to miss your charming scowl,” Wyatt bent low and absentmindedly pushed some of Dev’s hair out of her eyes, “was getting worried there

Dev grabbed his hand in her vice-like grip. She hated him and his snarky “I realize you don’t like me,” Wyatt pulled his hand out of her grasp and gently placed his arms around Dev, helping her to sit, unable to look at her lying helplessly on the ground for another second, “but I’m all you’ve got so by all means, continue simmering in your hatred for me but do so with the understanding that I’m on your side.

“All this stabbing and cutting nonsense has got to end. If you want to hurt me, just imagine it, okay? Pretend. Don’t actually do it. I heal quickly but it still hurts like hell.”

“Now we’ve got to get out of here fast,” Wyatt checked his watch, alarmed at how much time had passed since he jumped out of his window, “and you still can’t walk, which means I’m going to have to pick you up again. Whether you’re okay with it or not.”

He leaned back on his heels and waited, for some reason hoping Dev would respond, all the while knowing she would not. Dev listened with keen interest to every word coming out of Wyatt’s mouth. She most certainly didn’t like him, but she had to respect his determination. He fully intended to get her out of this park and to somewhere safe and against her better judgment, a tiny part of her was relieved. It was the same, small part of her that was fiercely drawn to him, like a sickness almost. And it was the part of her she most wanted to Dev hardened her resolve, focused on her intense hatred for all things Sanctum and shut down.

For an instant, Wyatt thought he saw a spark in Dev’s eyes and just as quickly, it was gone. At that moment, for reasons unknown to himself, Wyatt resigned himself to a one- sided relationship with her, one completely based upon his will to help her. He stood up and reached for her, praying she didn’t have a blade hidden somewhere, knowing that if she did, this time she would definitely kill him. To his surprise, Dev wrapped her arms around his neck and allowed Wyatt to scoop her up and into his arms, but he thought nothing more of it, knowing full well she was merely using him to further her agenda.

And that was all right.

About the Author

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Madhuri Blaylock is a lawyer by day, writer and avid shoe and dress buyer at all other times. She lives in Jersey City, but her heart remains firmly planted in Brooklyn via Snellville, Georgia. Her husband, Henry, is also a lawyer, and only a lawyer because he actually likes being a lawyer (go figure), probably always wanted to be a lawyer and is really, really good at all things lawyerly. He’s also pretty hot.

She’s got a big kid, Miss Sydney, and a little kid, the one and only Dash. They’re awesome and fierce and supremely cool and able to make her laugh at the strangest things. She would love to add a dog, some chickens, a goat and a burro to this crew. Everyone needs a burro.

Some of her favorites, in no particular order: ice cream, Kill Bill, four-inch heels, Matt Damon, tattoos, Laini Taylor, scotch on the rocks, The Sanctum trilogy, Martha’s Vineyard, “The Girl” aka her Mini, Rihanna, Doc Martens, tulips, Coach and Tami, photo booths and dancing like a fool.

One day she plans to grow up. Right now, she’s enjoying the adventure.

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COVER REVEAL + GIVEAWAY: Beginnings & Consequences by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I am sooo excited to give you guys the new cover to one of my FAVORITE SERIES ever!!!
Now, without further ado, here is the cover for Lux: Beginnings (Obsidian and Onyx) AND Lux: Consequences (Opal & Origin)
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Title: Beginnings
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux Series #1&2
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: June 3rd, 2014
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
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Synopsis 

Obsidian

There’s an alien next door. And with his looming height and eerie green eyes, he’s hot…until he opens his mouth. He’s infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, he lights me up with a big fat bulls-eye. Turns out he has a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal his abilities and the only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to him until my alien mojo fades. If I don’t kill him first, that is.

Onyx

Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro alien connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems. I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?

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Title: Consequences (Opal, Origin)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux Series #3&4
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: June 3rd, 2014
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
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Synopsis 

Opal

After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different… And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing alien hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.

Origin

Daemon will do anything to get Katy back. After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on? And will they even be together?

About the Author

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# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer Armentrout lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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