Sunday, June 28, 2015

*Cover Reveal* BRADLEY'S WHISTLE (Porn Stars of Romance #2) by Kirsty Dallas @KirstyDallas



Bradley’s Whistle
Was he a hitman? A Navy Seal? Gigolo? I had no idea what Bradley Emerson did for a living. I’d figure it out though, secrets didn’t sit well with me and I loved a challenge. ~ Wiska
I wanted her. I didn’t want to want her, but the brain in my head was no longer in control of this vessel. Wanting her went against my rules, but apparently my male member was a rule breaker.  ~ Bradley

A comedy romance
By Kirsty Dallas
Release Date ~ August 2015

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Alex Crockford
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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

**Blog Tour Review & Giveaway** LOVING DALLAS (Neon Dreams #2) by Caisey Quinn














SYNOPSIS:


In the second novel in bestselling author Caisey Quinn’s Neon Dreams series, a country rock band and its members embark on the rocky road to fame and find love along the way.

Dallas Lark is so close to achieving his dream of making it big in country music that he can taste it. Arriving in Nashville after signing with sexy, successful manager Mandy Lantram, his life goes from tragedy and turmoil to one lucky break after another—except it isn’t really luck because Dallas has sacrificed everything for his career, leaving behind his band, sister, best friend, and high school sweetheart, Robyn, in the pursuit of fame.

Robyn Breeland is a successful marketing coordinator and promotions specialist for a thriving liquor distributor out of Texas. She loves every aspect of her job: coming up with new ideas, traveling, hosting promotional parties and exclusive events—until it brings her face-to-face with the man who broke her heart, prompting her to erect a steel cage around it.

When their paths collide and they’re forced to work together, Dallas and Robyn realize that the old spark they thought they’d extinguished might still be a burning 

flame.



Caisey Quinn Top 5 Songs on iPod While Writing Loving Dallas 


1. Smoke – A Thousand Horses
2. Wheels Rollin – Jason Aldean 
3. Hope You Get Lonely – Cole Swindell 
4. Love You Like That – Canaan Smith 

5. Walk the Line – Johnny Cash



EXCERPT:


“Tell me what you’ve sacrificed. I want to know,” Dallas says evenly, completely unfazed by my obvious psychotic break. “Because I know a thing or two about sacrifice myself. But I can tell you this much, I would never sacrifice my dignity and I sure as hell didn’t get where I am on my back or by putting anyone else on theirs.” 
What the hell? 
“Excuse me?” 
“Mandy. She’s my manager. Our relationship is strictly professional, and it will stay that way, regardless of what her intentions may or may not be.” 
“Okay.” I don’t want to feel relieved. I shouldn’t care. But my tightly wound nerves loosen a fraction. 
“Your turn,” he informs me, folding his muscular arms over his broad chest. 
“My turn for what?” 
“To tell me if you’re fucking Wade! If that’s how you got on this tour, I want you to end it. He’s a grade A piece of shit who doesn’t give a damn who he—”
Dallas doesn’t get to finish his sentence. 
Because I slap him. Hard. So hard my hand is still stinging. 
Our faces must be matching masks of shock and I see the replay in slow motion. I’ve never struck another human being in my entire life. And I just slapped the only man I’ve ever loved with everything I was worth. 
“If you ever, ever, even think to insinuate that I got where I am on my back, I swear to God, Dallas Lark, I will make that seem like a love tap.”
I am so immensely infuriated that everything in my line of sight is tinged in red. But more than that, I’m hurt. Hurt that someone I once cared so much for, and still care about more than I’d like to admit, would think that of me. Stitched-up lacerations on my heart that were on their way to being pretty pink scars are opening wide and angry. He didn’t invite me here for pancakes to catch up or spend time with me or figure out how to work together or even attempt to make amends. Nope. He’s just jealous and arrogant and a raging asshole. 
“I didn’t mean to insinuate that—”
“Get the hell away from me.” I whirl around and step right into a fresh puddle. Great. Wonderful. 
“No,” Dallas says, pulling me toward him and catching me off guard. “I need you to hear me out.” 
“What’s to hear? You’re an arrogant ass and I hate you.”
He gives me an infuriating smirk. “No you don’t. If that were true, you wouldn’t be this pissed.”
I struggle to find a reasonable argument to this so I say, “Fuck you, Dallas.” 
“Yes, please. Come back to the hotel with me. The car service is already here.” I yank out of his grasp, causing a painful friction between our skin.
“Ouch.”
He pulls me to his chest and my anger is fading, too diluted by his scent and his intensity.
“I’m sorry, baby. I’m so damn sorry,” is all he says before kissing me brutally on the mouth. Mine pops open in shock when he pulls back to breathe. His gaze presses into mine as my mind tumbles over itself trying to process the abrupt turn of events. His thumb grazes my cheek gently. “I never meant to hurt you,” he says before devouring me again. 
And Lord help me, I don’t even know which thing he’s apologizing for—the past or the present—because I’m melting. The rain, his fiery hot mouth, his hands scorching a trail over my body. I’m drowning in Dallas and I can’t stop. 
Worse, I don’t even want to. 



PLAYLIST:

“Crazy Town,” Jason Aldean
“Ho Hey,” Lumineers
“Smoke,” A Thousand Horses 
“This Town,” Clare Bowen and Charles Esten
“Even if It Breaks Your Heart,” Eli Young Band
“I See You,” Luke Bryan
“Texas Was You,” Jason Aldean
“Springsteen,” Eric Church
“Distance,” Christina Perri featuring Jason Mraz
“Dancing Away with My Heart,” Lady Antebellum
“Hope You Get Lonely,” Cole Swindell
“Wheels Rollin’,” Jason Aldean
“Easy,” Rascal Flatts featuring Natasha Bedingfield
“Make You Miss Me,” Sam Hunt
“Come Over,” Kenny Chesney
“Love You Like That” Canaan Smith
“It Goes Like This,” Thomas Rhett
“I Walk the Line,” Johnny Cash
“Save Your Breath” Josh Dorr
“Let Her Go,” Passenger
“Mine Would Be You,” Blake Shelton 
“More than Miles,” Brantley Gilbert
“Run Away with You,” Michael Ray
“Crash My Party,” Luke Bryan
“I Won’t Give Up,” Jana Kramer
“Simple Man,” Lynyrd Skynyrd 
“Say You Do” Dierks Bentley

“Play It Again,” Luke Bryan



REVIEW:

        


Loving Dallas is book 2 in the Neon Dreams series, and while you could read this as a standalone you would miss out on some tough choices Dallas had to make in Leaving Amarillo that really play into some of his internal struggles in Loving Dallas, so I don't recommend it.  (Besides Leaving Amarillo is one of the best books of the year, so go indulge yourself)

I 100% completely and totally fell in love with the Neon Dreams series in book one, Leaving Amarillo, but to be honest, I did not like or care for Dallas.  Dallas is dedicated to his dreams and comes off as an arrogant and selfish person to get those dreams to come true.  However,  Caisey Quinn is a brilliant writer, she knows how to layout out and tell a story, so I trusted that she would help me see more in Dallas and I dove in.  (Never doubt Caisey)

While I did not fall in love with Dallas like I did Gavin, I get him now.  Dallas gets thrown into this life he has always dreamed about, but he had to pay a price that now weighs on him.  Sometimes getting everything you ever wanted can be a bitter pill to swallow if you don't have the people there that you dreamt the dream with.  Getting to know Dallas and reading about his struggles really helped me connect to him and understand some of the choices he made.  Caisey Quinn has never written a character that has the easy road to dreams and love, and I really love that.  Reading the struggles, the human-ness of her characters is what makes her writing so special, so "real".

Robyn we also meet for a bit in Leaving Amarillo, but in Loving Dallas her part with these characters really makes sense and explains some of the moods she brings out in Dallas.  Robyn is a tough, independent woman who wants to reach her dream of success.  She is has a hard shell, but it takes seeing her old flame, Dallas again to help melt her into a softer character.  I loved seeing these two "play" in New Orleans, I loved the heat and anger that came out in Denver, but I just wanted more something from them that I didn't get.  

Caisey Quinn did a great job of taking two ex-lovers and reconnecting them with sparks.  While I liked Robyn and Dallas, I felt like their story was really just a transition to get to the rest of Dixie and Gavin's story in the third book (coming soon).  Loving Dallas was written beautifully, the emotions, the struggles and the revelations that are made in this book were really needed for me to start liking and relating to Dallas's character.  The Neon Dreams series is shaping up to be an intense, amazing and emotional series about chasing dreams and I can't wait for more.  I loved the direction Loving Dallas took this series and I will be on pins and needles to see how it all comes together in the end.

If you are a fan of Caisey Quinn you will love this series.  If you are new to Caisey Quinn and the Neon Dreams series, please snatch up Leaving Amarillo, when you 1-click Loving Dallas, no matter what order you read them in you will want to read both, I promise! Now the hard part.... waiting for Missing Dixie!








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​Caisey Quinn lives in Birmingham, Alabama. She is the bestselling author of the Kylie Ryans series as well as several New Adult and Contemporary Romance novels featuring southern girls finding love in unexpected places.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

*Release Day Links & Author Interview** FOLLOW ME BACK (Twisted Love #2) by A. Meredith Walters @authoramwalters











SYNOPSIS:


The sequel to Lead Me Not, this dangerously sexy second installment in the Twisted Love series continues Aubrey and Maxx’s love story, from New York Times bestselling author A. Meredith Walters—who “writes the most beautifully flawed characters that still have you swooning” (Sawyer Bennett, USA Today bestselling author of the Off series).

Aubrey Duncan has loved…and lost. Should she follow a heart that’s betrayed her or a head that tells her to let go?

Maxx Demelo’s addiction almost destroyed him. It ruined his life and, most importantly, his relationship with the only girl he ever loved.

He has vowed to become the man Aubrey Duncan deserves. Even if he has to tear himself apart to do it. So he enters rehab, trying to fix the parts of him that are shattered as he longs to be healthy and whole.

Aubrey lost everything because she chose to listen to her heart. Now she has sworn to put herself first, to heal in the only way that she can…far away from Maxx and his demons.

But just as Aubrey is starting over, Maxx is released from rehab and thrust back into her world, determined to prove how much they still need each other. And the chaos that had defined them threatens to unleash once again…

But a heart, no matter how broken, is impossible to ignore.
 





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INTERVIEW WITH A. MEREDITH WALTERS:


1.             Do you write to a soundtrack or specific type of music?
                I always create a story specific soundtrack for every book I write. It really helps me get into the mood of the book.

2.             What’s the most memorable character that you have ever written? 
                That’s a tough one because every character is unique and memorable. But I think the most memorable would be a tie between Flynn Hendrick from my Reclaiming the Sand series and Layna Whitaker from my psychological thriller, The Contradiction of Solitude. 

3.             What kind of snack/drink is a MUST for you when writing? 
                I often forget to eat and drink when I’m writing. Hours will pass and I realize I haven’t eaten anything all day. But I suppose if I have to eat something, it would be Galaxy chocolate bars or Hershey’s Kisses when I can find them over here in the UK.

4.             Describe your perfect writing space? and where do you actually write? 
                My perfect working space is free of clutter with lots of natural light. I have a home office and my desk faces a large window that takes up one entire wall that overlooks the garden. Unfortunately it’s extremely cluttered and my husband’s outrageous collection of guitars and amplifiers takes up part of the space. 

5.             What do you do with the stuff that gets “edited” out of your books? Do you keep it or do you consider it gone for good?
                I keep it in a file of extras. Sometimes I’ll release “out takes” from books on my Facebook page.

6.             What is the first Romance book you remember reading?  
                I used to love historical romance and I remember reading Catherine Coulter’s bride series.
           
7.             What was the last book you read? 
                I had the privilege of beta reading an amazing post-apocalyptic book by a good friend. Before that I read The Haunting of Sunshine Girl which was a great spooky, YA read.

8.             When you are not writing, what are you doing (any hobbies or guilty pleasures)? 
                My daughter and I have started knitting, which is surprisingly addictive. Honestly though, when I’m not writing I try to gorge myself on books and really bad reality television.

 9.            What is your favorite way to interact with your fans? (social media, conventions, emails, letters..) 
                Social media is the easiest way for me to interact with my readers.

10.          What are you working on now?  Can we get a sneak peak?  
                I’m working on a thriller serial which will be told in three parts and tells the story of a missing girl from her point of view. Each part reveals an essential component to the mystery of where she is, why she was kidnapped, and most importantly, who she is.  It’s called The Missing.



MEET THE AUTHOR:

The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary and Paranormal romance including The Find You in the Dark and Bad Rep series as well Reclaiming the Sand, and the Twisted Love series (Lead Me Not out in 2014 and Follow Me Back coming in 2015) from Gallery Books.

A. Meredith spent ten years as a counselor for at risk teens and children. First working at a Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault program and then later a program for children with severe emotional and mental health issues. Her former clients and their stories continue to influence every aspect of her writing.
When not writing (or being tortured with all manner of beauty products at the hand of her very imaginative and extremely girly daughter), she is eating chocolate, watching reality television that could rot your brain and reading a smutty novel or two.
A. Meredith is represented by Michelle Johnson with the Inklings Literary Agency.