Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Blog tour: Find Me In Manhattan by Shealy James

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Find Me in Manhattan by Shealy James Blog Tour
Finding Series, book 3
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 25th, 2015
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions 

Find Me in Manhattan is a stand-alone spin-off novel from the Finding Series.

Sarah Grant is finally living her dream in the Big Apple. While working to achieve her life’s ambitions, she becomes ensnared by the charming and charismatic Jameson Carmichael. Just when Jameson threatens Sarah’s safety, a dream-worthy hero falls in her lap making her question everything she had ever believed about herself.

Sergeant Michael Pearson is merely existing in this nightmare he calls life. He is attempting to have a normal existence, while struggling to discover who he is after the army. When an opportunity save someone arises, he doesn’t hesitate, but Michael doesn’t realize that he is rescuing the one woman in a city of millions that can make him want to truly live again.

Sarah and Michael discover a connection that runs deep, but can they find love in a city known for heartbreak?

Shealy James is the author of the Whole Life Series (Contemporary Romance) and Finding Series (New Adult Romance). As an avid reader turned writer, she enjoys combining comedy and emotional turmoil to reach the all important happy ever after.



I could feel the weight of his eyes on me, but I refused to look. A part of me pleaded with him to tell me that I was wrong, but a bigger part of me knew I wasn’t. He might have held my hand and laughed at my jokes, but his protective instincts kicked in the second he saw Jameson’s hands on me. That was all this was. That was all this would ever be. I wanted a man who wanted me so much that nothing would stand in his way of being with me. Was that too much to ask?



Finding Me, Finding You 
(Finding Series Book 1)



Finding Us 
(Finding Series Book 2)



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Blog tour: Ship Of Dreams by Rebecca Heflin

Ship of Dreams
Dreams Come True # 2 
By: Rebecca Heflin
Released February 11, 2015
Soul Mate Publishing, LLC

Advertising Diva, Laura Armstrong is after Imperial Cruise Lines, the biggest account of her career and the one that will lead to the next step in her Life Plan of becoming one of the most powerful women in advertising. That winning the account will also prove her father wrong is a bonus. 

Sexy Southern Gentleman, Nathan Maxwell, is after that very same account, but for completely different reasons. Landing the account means a sizeable bonus just in time to save his family’s farm, and the only stable home his sister’s ever known, from foreclosure. 

When the two end up on the same ship in the middle of the Mediterranean for a clandestine reconnaissance mission, Mt. Vesuvius isn’t the only thing that could erupt. 

Will Nathan sink her ship of dreams before it ever leaves port, or will the way to love be smooth sailing?

Rebecca Heflin is an award-winning author who has dreamed of writing romantic fiction since she was fifteen and her older sister snuck a copy of Kathleen Woodiwiss' Shanna to her and told her to read it. Rebecca writes women's fiction and contemporary romance. When not passionately pursuing her dream, Rebecca is busy with her day-job as a practicing attorney. 

Rebecca is a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), Florida Romance Writers, RWA Contemporary Romance, and Florida Writers Association. She and her mountain-climbing husband live at sea level in sunny Florida.


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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Blog tour: Steeling My Haart by Lizzy Roberts

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Steeling My Haart by Lizzy Roberts
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Release Date: 13th March 2015
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions

Eight years ago Emma’s life is ripped apart when Charlie saves her life from a devastating tornado and walks away. Left with nothing, she moves from Glen Springs, Oklahoma to New York. She finds success, but the only thing that feels like home is M’s Place, the diner near her apartment.

A trip to Las Vegas changes everything. Things are looking up then tragedy strikes. Emma moves back to Oklahoma with more on her plate than she ever imagined. Can she finally get her life together and put the history between her and Charlie to rest?

30 - something Mum of two from the North of England (Yorkshire to be precise AKA Gods own Country) who regularly seeks refuge in fictional characters minds.  Prefers the hot and hunky men with a romantic side but not averse to a dominant man, nor ones with a dark side too!

She decided, after much persuasion from both her friends and especially her husband to pursue her dream of one day publishing her own book!

So after much deliberation (and nagging from him indoors), her first book Steeling my Haart due for release March 2015!



“Thank you.” her tiny quivering voice echoed round the room. “Thank you, Blaze. You literally just saved my life. Twice.”
   He turned to her to say something just as she burst into a heart-wrenching sobbing fit. He eased onto the sofa with her and took her gorgeous, tear-stained face tenderly into his hands and wiped away the tears with his thumbs, kissing the tracks that they had made on her dust covered cheeks. Leaning in and kissing her forehead tenderly he replied, “My absolute pleasure, sweetheart. Knowing there could be a world without you in it would completely break me, do you know that? I would rather die before I’d let anything happen to you, Emma. I really would.”
   She threw her arms around his back and nuzzled deep into his neck, taking comfort on the fact they were both still breathing and had so far got through this ordeal in once piece. “I love you, I really do. If you hadn’t been there tonight…”
   “Shhhh, Em, it’s all okay. We’re safe now. I’ve got you sweetheart and I’m not letting you go just yet,” he replied and then in a sudden moment of lucidity, the meaning of his words sunk in. He wasn’t letting her go just yet, but probably in the morning things would be a lot different. He still believed letting her go was the right thing to do. Especially now if it meant getting her out and away from this bullshit weather and the threat of this ever happening to her again.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Book blitz: Unexpected Eden by Rhenna Morgan

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Unexpected Eden by Rhenna Morgan
Genre: Contemporary Fantasy Romance
Release Date: December 29th, 2014
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions 

Paradise, love, power…and a prophecy with a price.

Most people believe Eden no longer exists. Lexi Merrill’s about to learn they’re wrong. A hard-working bartender with a self-sufficient backbone and a wary nature, she knows pickup lines like a second language. So, when Eryx Shantos barges into her world with too-smooth words and a body to back it up, she locks up her libido and vows to keep her distance.

Eryx has other ideas. As king of the Myren race, Eryx is duty-bound to enforce the laws preventing exposure of their existence to humans. Yet The Fates have led him through his dreams to Lexi, a temptation he doesn’t want to resist. The question—is she Myren, or human which makes her forbidden fruit?

When Eryx’s nemesis tags Lexi as his next target, Eryx insists on taking her home where he can keep her safe. Lexi had no idea “home” would mean the one-and-only land of creation…or that she’d trigger a prophecy that could doom her newfound race.

Rhenna Morgan writes for the same reason she reads—to escape reality.

Yes, her life rocks—two beautiful little girls, a great husband, a steady job, and the kind of friends that would take you out back if you hurt her. But, like most women, she’s got obligations stacked tight from dusk to dawn. So, when the world gets her down, she slips into something…less realistic.

Romance is a must. So is a steamy romp (or four). Nothing thrills her more than the fantasy of new, exciting worlds, strong, intuitive men, and the sigh of, “Oh if only that could happen to me.”

So, if you’re picking up one of her books, expect portals into alternate realms and men who’ll fight to keep the women they want. Romantic escape for the women who need it.



Author's note: I thought since Unexpected Eden is a fantasy romance based in current times, I’d pick an excerpt from the book that highlights one of Lexi’s favorite benefits of being Myren—flying.
In this scene, Lexi’s fresh out of her awakening and about to learn the mechanics behind getting airborne—a pretty big deal since she’s dreamt of doing just that for years.
“So are you ready to give flying a go?” Eryx asked.
Lexi glanced at the landscape behind her. “In front of everyone?”
Eryx edged closer, but didn’t crowd. He stroked her cheekbone. “They’re to keep you safe. Until we find Maxis, we need them.”
She wrinkled her nose and scowled. “Am I going to flop on my face?”
“Tell her about your first try.” Ludan smirked and crossed his arms.
“Can it.” Eryx said, but kept his focus on Lexi. “Picture it in your mind and let the energy do the rest.”
She nodded and sucked in a breath.
He stepped back.
Her eyelids fluttered shut and her hands fisted at her sides. The soft drone of nature hummed and wind swirled between them.
He held his breath, anxiety wrenching the muscles along his forearms.
“Yeah, not working.” Her shoulders slumped and she ducked her chin.
“At least you’re not jumping off of rocks or tall ledges,” Ludan said.
Eryx glared at Ludan and stepped between them. “You’re not helping.”
Lexi sidestepped and asked Ludan, “Who did that?”
Ludan didn’t respond, but the way Lexi’s lips spread into a sly smile told him Ludan had pointed at him.
Interfering family and friends. He couldn’t wait until Ludan found someone he gave a shit about impressing. Payback would be a bitch. He turned Lexi away from his somo. “You need to relax. If you tense up it gets harder.”
“Easy for you to say. You’re not the one learning with a bunch of strangers watching.”
“Forget about them.” He cupped her shoulders and lowered his voice. “Close your eyes and think about your dreams. Remember how it felt to fly.”
The wind around them stirred, nothing too strong, but more than what Mother Nature generated on her own and crackling with untrained energy.
He eased back. “Just like that. Remember the feelings. How you took off. How you turned. What the wind felt like on your skin.”
Lexi relaxed her head, faced aimed at the sky with her eyes still closed. Peaceful looking with the barest smile on her lips.
He lifted off the ground and hovered a few stories above her. Pale silver shimmers danced in a fine halo around her head and shoulders, power ready for release. “Now open your eyes and come with me.”
Her chest lifted on a slow, deep breath and she opened her eyes. For a split second, her gaze clouded, then sharpened. She took two steps forward and shot into the sky. Overshooting his position, she squeaked and began to fall.
“Whoa!” Eryx snatched and steadied her against him. “You have to keep thinking. Autopilot doesn’t kick in right away. It’s like driving a car. When you’ve been doing it for years, you don’t even think about it. But when you first start, it’s all you can think about.”
She laughed, not the least bit concerned she’d nearly tumbled to the Earth. “I did it.” She braced her hands on his chest, the smile on her face enough to grip his heart and lock on tight. “I really did it.”
Her warm breath fanned against his face. His thoughts scrambled and a raw, achy need pushed to the surface.
Her mouth softened and she rubbed her hand, slow against his heart. “You okay?”
Reason batted at the back of his head, shrieking to get back in the game. Now wasn’t the time or place for selfish impulse. “I’m fine.”
She lifted an eyebrow.
“I like seeing you smile.” It was only a sliver of the truth, a speck of the impact she had on his heart.
Her face glowed, the tips of her cheeks a pale pink. She glanced at Ludan, still on the ground, but poised for action. “Can we do it again?”
“That’s what we’re here for.” What he really wanted was to cart her home and practice at something much more carnal. He faced her forward. “Ludan will cover from below. I’ll stay close.”
She shot from his arms without a beat of hesitation. With every minute her movements smoothed. Her confidence radiated against his senses hot and heavy, slipping into its Myren nature as easy as a river found its course.
If she knew the type of relationship he craved from her, would she adjust to the idea of him as easily? He shoved the idea away before it could take root and tightened his distance to Lexi. He should be focused on her training, not postulating relationship suicide.
Every task he gave her she tackled, her enthusiasm and tenacity unhindered by the realm she’d left behind. And it was rubbing off. Not just on him, but Ludan and Ramsay too if the awe-filled commentary via link was any indication. Most people balked when it came to learning to land, but Lexi? She laughed and plowed toward it like she did everything else.
Her latest approach was faster than previous landings, arms high and opened for balance.
Eryx balanced on the balls of his feet, ready to catch her if she faltered.
Her energy sputtered.
He darted forward and swept her into his arms just as her knees buckled. “I let you go too long.” His voice was gruff, the angry beat of his heart and the fact that his stomach was lodged in his throat making a lighthearted tone impossible.
Lexi draped her arms around his neck. “Hardly.” A contented sigh hummed past her lips and her head relaxed against his shoulder. “But I am tired.”
Eryx lowered her to the ground, but kept an arm around her waist. “That’s burnout. Just like you had too much before, now you’re running low. You need food and rest. Once you’ve acclimated, the extremes won’t be so great.”
Stomach rumbling in agreement, she pressed a hand against her belly. “I love it.” Huffing, she leaned over and rested her hands on her knees, and looked up at him. Her eyes twinkled and she smiled wide enough to show perfect white teeth. “For the first time in my life, I feel right. I think I could handle just about anything you throw at me today.”
Could you handle the idea of being my mate? The thought leapt up along with a growl he barely kept in check. 



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Monday, March 23, 2015

Blog tour: Just A Little Flirt by Renita Pizzitola

Just a Little Flirt 
Crush # 2 
By: Renita Pizzitola 
Releasing March 31, 2015

Saying yes has always come easy for Fallon. Now, as Renita Pizzitola’s steamy, poignant Crush series continues, winning her dream job means saying no to the guy she wants the most.

Between all the parties and random hook-ups, Fallon Carr is this close to flunking out of college. But her internship working with pediatric patients means the world to her—especially since, at the end of the summer, one lucky intern will be offered a paid position. Determined to leave her bad reputation behind, Fallon even takes a bet that she won’t sleep with anyone from work. But there’s one little catch. . . .

Not only is Cade Ryan the hottest guy Fallon has ever laid eyes on, he’s a therapy dog handler who volunteers his time to visit kids at the hospital. So when he starts pursuing her, Fallon can’t believe her bad timing. The thing is, Cade is different. He’s not like the college guys who see her as a one-night stand, or the high-school boyfriend who took a part of her she can never get back. Cade genuinely wants to spend time with her—and not just between the sheets.

Fallon won’t let her growing feelings for Cade get in the way of her dreams. Besides, no guy can break down the walls she put up long ago. So what’s the harm in a little flirting? It’s not like she’s falling in love. But she may have seriously underestimated how complicated things can get when the perfect guy falls for her first.

Renita Pizzitola is the author of New Adult contemporary romance and Young Adult fantasy. When not writing, she can be found feeding her caramel macchiato addiction and reading just about anything she can get her hands on. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and two children.

Hello Renita! Welcome to Roberta’s Dreamworld and thank you for your time. First of all, tell us something about yourself, both as a writer and as a person.

Hi, and thanks for having me on your blog today! I’m a New Adult author and love writing stories that are both sweet and steamy! I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and two children.

How/when did you realize you wanted to become a writer?

I’ve always enjoyed writing, but it wasn’t until my late 20’s that I had the time and drive to really make it happen!

Let’s speak about Just a Little Flirt. We’ve read the synopsis but can you tell us a little more about what the book is about?

Sure! It’s the story of Fallon (who was introduced in book one of the Crush series) and Cade. Fallon is a bit of a party girl, but life is starting to catch up with her. She decides to reform her ways with the help of a new internship but it becomes something of a challenge when she meets Cade (who is pretty much the epitome of perfect). He makes his interest known, and soon she finds herself struggling with her old and new identity.

How did you come up with the idea and how did you create the characters?

Fallon’s story started coming to me as I worked on book one (Just a Little Crush) but figuring out who her perfect guy would be was something that took more thought. Around that same time, I’d been toying with the idea of writing a male main character who was a therapy pet handler. One day it just hit me that this was the perfect combination! And Fallon’s story was born.

If you should describe your books in three words, what would you pick?

Sweet, steamy, fun!

Do you have any favorite authors and did they influence your choice of the genre?

I have so many authors who I love! But some of my favorite New Adult authors are Christina Lee and Sophie Jordan.

What else do you enjoy doing, when you’re not writing?

I’m lucky to live a great city with so much to do! I love spending time with my family and friends and just enjoying it all!

As a writer do you get support from your family and friends?

Absolutely. My family and friends are my support system. They are my cheerleaders. My sounding board. My fans. They are everything to me!

What are your dreams and plans for your future as a writer?

I just hope I can keep doing what I love! I want to keep writing books and hope readers continue to enjoy them!

Would you like to say something to the readers to encourage them to read your books?

If they love New Adult, or romance in general, than I’d love for them to check out my books! They can be read as a standalone, but the characters make appearances in each book so you can also get more of their stories by reading each one!


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