Monday, September 30, 2013

"Good" by S. Walden - Blog Tour stop, Tamron's 4 1/2 Star Review and Giveaway!!!

"Good" by S. Walden 

New Adult romance


Cadence Miller is a good girl. She just happens to make one terrible mistake her junior year in high school which costs her ten months in juvenile detention. Now a senior, she’s lost everything: her best friend, the trust of her parents, driving privileges, Internet access. It’s a lonely existence.

But there is one bright spot: Mark Connelly, her very cute, very off-limits 28-year-old calculus teacher. She falls hard for him—a ridiculous schoolgirl crush headed nowhere. She can’t help it. He’s the only good thing at Crestview High. She doesn’t expect him to reciprocate her feelings. How inappropriate, right? But he does. And he shows her.

And that’s when her life goes from bad to good.


Tamron's 4 1/2 Star Review of "Good" by S. Walden

Cadence was a good girl. A good daughter, student, and friend. A good Christian who makes one bad decision and all of a sudden she's exiled from the good life she's been living for the last 17 years. Upon her release from Juvie, she discovers that she has nothing left. She tries to prove that she's still a good girl, and that she's learned from her mistake. She does everything right. Still, she has no friends, no freedom, no love from anyone including her parents, even the so-called Christians at her church (whom she's known her entire freaking life) are judging her. As if all of that wasn't bad enough, she's being constantly bullied by mean bitches at school. Everyone is against her, everyone except for Mr. Connelly, her (very hot) Calculus teacher. 
So what's a good girl to do? 
Be BAD, be very, VERY BAD with said hot Calculus teacher. (YUP, that's what I'd have done, too. If you're gonna have a bad rep, you might as well have the fun that goes along with it, right?) But seriously, she is utterly alone, and he offers her comfort, makes her feel good again, and when she turns 18 (YES, they wait until she's an ADULT) she gives him her V-Card. They fall hard for each other, but plan to keep their relationship a secret until after she graduates. Of course, this doesn't work out as planned...Drama ensues...and then...BOOM, CLIFFHANGER.   
Okay, so y'all already know how I feel about cliffhangers, so there's really no need for me to tell you how much I absolutely HATE them. Again. I've decided that the reason I hate a cliffhanger ending so much is because I get so invested in the story that I have to know what happens next. And I have to know right damn now! Yes, I know that patience is a virtue. It just isn't one of MY virtues. I'm going out of my mind right now worrying about what happens to Cadence and Mark! (ARE YOU FREAKIN' HAPPY, S. WALDEN?!?!  HUH? ARE YA'?!?! Well, you should be, because you rock!)
Good is better than good. It's GREAT! It's VERY well written. S. Walden took a brave leap to write about such a controversial topic. Legally an adult or not, Teacher/Student relations are still forbidden to most people. I will admit, I was taken-aback at first. I would have been fine had she been in College and he her Prof. but since she was a Senior in High School, it was a tougher sell. Ms. Walden got it done, though. I LITERALLY could not pull away from it. I am rooting for Cadence and Mark. I loved following their journey. It felt REALISTIC. I loved their "first time". So often, an author will write about a girl losing her virginity and make it sound all beautiful and wonderful and orgasmic....and the heavens opened up and the angels sang, blah blah blah, and I came and fireworks shot out of my vagina....when, in reality that shit fucking hurts. Bad.  And even after the hot, searing pain eases up it's still uncomfortable, and really not beautiful. It's bloody and scary.  I LOVED that Ms. Walden kept it real. The entire book was like that for me. REAL. RAW. GOOD? Nope...FUCKING BRILLIANT!!! 


About the Author:

S. Walden used to teach English before making the best decision of her life by becoming a full-time writer. She lives in Georgia with her very supportive husband who prefers physics textbooks over fiction and has a difficult time understanding why her characters must have personality flaws. She is wary of small children, so she has a Westie instead. Her dreams include raising chickens and owning and operating a beachside inn on the Gulf Coast (chickens included). When she's not writing, she's thinking about it.

She loves her fans and loves to hear from them. Email her at and visit her website at to get up-to-date information on her current projects.

twitter username  @swaldenauthor

Buy Links

One-Click "Good" from Amazon at the link below:

Summer also needs our help!  She is running a contest for the cover of book 2 titled Better.  She would like her fans to help her find Mr. Connolly (the same ethereal look as how Cadence appears on the cover of Good).  The contest will start on Day 1 of the blog tour and will run for a couple of weeks and Summer needs our help to promote it on our blogs and get the information out there.  The winner of this contest will receive signed paperbacks of both Good and Better and a special thank you on the copyright page of Better for finding the image.  I appreciate any help you can give her!  Here is the info below – if you could schedule posts to go off on your Facebook pages as reminder leading up to end of the contest that would be AMAZING!  Thank you so much!!!!

Find Mark Connelly Book Cover Contest

Fans, I need your help! I cannot find a picture of the perfect Mark Connelly to go on my cover of BETTER. I've given up and am handing the matter over to you. Here' the deal: find me a picture of Mark and you may win a signed copy of both GOOD and BETTER. Oh yeah, and you'll be acknowledged on the copyright page of BETTER, too!

The Rules:

1. ONE submission per person. Email me THE LINK to your perfect pic at (I gotta know where to purchase it)
2. The pic must be a stock photo with a model release (pics on sites like and have model releases. They actually say it.).

Contest will run from 9/30 – 10/21.  Make sure you get your submissions in before 12 A. M. on 10/21.

He's out there. I know it. Now someone find him for me!

Note: I reserve the right to cancel this contest at any time if I stumble across the perfect pic. I don't think that's gonna happen, though.


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Cover Reveal for "Room for You" by Beth Ehemann

"Room for You" by Beth Ehemann


Four years ago, my dreams were shattered in an instant.

I tried to pick up the pieces and glue them back together the best I knew
how, but something was always missing.

A father for my two girls.

But then, Brody Murphy landed on my doorstep, literally. He was a carefree,
playful hockey player who barged into my life and messed with my head. He
left me more confused than I had ever been.

What if the one thing I thought I needed was the only thing holding me back?




About the Author:
Beth Ehemann lives in the northern suburbs of Chicago with her 4 crazy
kids and her husband, who’s also a big kid most of the time. She loves
reading, photography, martinis and all things Chicago Cubs.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Cover Reveal for "Come Undone" by Mila Hale

Title:  Come Undone

Author:  Mila Hale

Expected Release Date:   December 3, 2013

Genre:   New Adult Contemporary

Cover reveal organized by: Shh Moms Reading

The daughter of a rock legend, Layla Prince doesn’t want to be involved in the music scene. She grew up around it, and it’s caused her nothing but heartbreak. But when her roommate, and self-professed Sensible Overdrive groupie, begs her to go to one of the band’s local shows, Layla agrees. After all, it’s just one night. Just a few hours and then she can return to finals and trying to come up with an excuse to stay the hell away from home this summer.

But the moment Jude Logan, Sensible Overdrive’s gorgeous front man, does his customary pull-an-audience-member-on-stage move, Layla is screwed. Because he picks her, and when he shoves a mic under her lips, she messes up—instead of telling him to piss off, she sings. And Jude discovers that she's exactly what he's been looking for.

Now, Jude wants her. Not for his bed but for his band—at least until after the summer and he’s attracted a new label. Realizing this is the temporary escape she desperately needs, Layla agrees to spend summer break with Sensible Overdrive, but with a warning: her being with the band doesn’t mean she’s . . . "with" the band. Still, as much as she attempts to convince herself that she doesn’t give two effs about Jude, or his band, or who he screws, or the way he looks on stage without his shirt on, Layla finds herself being dragged into the very scene she’s tried so hard to stay away from. And though she and Jude have promised that their relationship is nothing but professional, the attraction between them is unavoidable, lyrical—and it’s too damn impossible to resist.

When the music is over, will Layla be able to go back to who she was, to life without Jude Logan? Or has she come completely undone?

COME UNDONE is a New Adult contemporary novel that's recommended for 17+. It will be released in December 2013.

Excerpt taken from Chapter One:

And as he walks closer to me, stepping on the panties and bras that have been tossed on the stage while saying something into the microphone—something that I don’t hear because my heartbeat seems so much louder than the screams of the crowd and Jude’s voice—I eat my words to Camille.  

Sort of.

With his chin-length, dirty blond hair and a slight sheen of perspiration on his bare chest that only enunciates every tight muscle and every absurd superhero tattoo—that automatically drags my gaze over his abs and down to his V—Jude sure as hell looks dirty. But not in the bad way, not in the way that I need him to be.

Now that he’s standing so close, his green eyes full of hunger as he drags them over every inch of my body, I decide that even under the harsh stage lights, Jude Logan is every bit as beautiful as he is in the poster hanging lopsided over Camille’s bed. And, for a second, I can picture his hair falling into my eyes; his sweaty body naked and hard up against mine; those long fingers grasping at my hips, digging into my skin, instead of wrapped around a microphone.

Get it together, Layla, I tell myself.  Get it together, get the hell off this stage, and for God’s sake, get laid so you can stop thinking about guys like this.

Smirking wickedly, Jude cocks his head to the side. He casts a look out at his audience, who erupts into cheers, before turning his attention back to me. “What’s your name?” he drawls into the microphone.

I don’t respond—can’t respond—so he leans closer to me so that his green eyes are level with mine. One side of his mouth lifts up, and even though I’ve always wanted to throat punch Camille when she swooned over guys with “crooked smiles,” that’s the only description that comes to mind when I look at Jude. A sexy, crooked smile. On a sexy, and most likely crooked, rock star.

Jude presses his lips against the middle of my ear, and I shiver as his mouth skims over the tiny metal hoop there. Oh hell, he's touching me. The crowd goes crazier just as fire coils around my stomach. I have never responded like this to a guy, and it knocks me off balance.

“Come on, gorgeous.” This time he doesn’t speak into the microphone but directly into my ear, his warm breath sending electricity from the nape of my neck down to the small of my back. “Let’s give ‘em a fucking show. You can do that, right?”

“Negative,” I say loud enough for him to hear me. He pulls away, surprised, and I repeat myself once more for clarification. “Ne-ga-tive.”

His gaze zeroes in on my mouth as I speak, and then his full lips form into a sensual, dramatic pout. He takes a few steps away from me before turning to grin at the crowd. “Tongue Ring is shy, so we’ll need to help her.” He winks at me as the lead guitar and drums start up. “Y’all know this one, right?”

Angrily, I curl my fingers into my palms as my brain struggles to identify the song. Not a Sensible Overdrive song but one by Adele—more specifically the one that my roommate last year played repetitively when her boyfriend came out and then dumped her. Jude makes his way back toward me, trying his best to be hesitant for the amusement of his fans as he holds out the microphone to me. I fully intend to tell him to go fuck off.  And to be more original. Then, I’ll get off of this stage.

But then I hear the screams of someone from the front row yelling his name, offering him whatever he wants of her, desire to wipe the cockiness off of his face kicks in.  

“Sure you don’t want to sing for me?” he urges in a low voice, stretching his arm out so that the mic nearly brushes my bottom lip.

I lower my eyes to the white rubber toes of his Converse and draw in a deep breath through my nose. I can do this. I can do this if only to prove a point to this infuriating, shirtless man.

“If you’re going to puke all over my—” Jude says mockingly, but I reach up and press my fingertips over his mouth, finally shutting him up.

“There’s a fire,” I begin.

When I finally lift my brown eyes back up to his, the shit-eating grin has completely vanished from his face. 

*If we can get Mila to 500 Likes on Facebook – she will release a 2nd excerpt :)

About the Author
Mila Hale, a self-proclaimed rock music addict, lives in the Southern portion of the United States with her family. When she's not writing about romance or reading, you can usually find her playing Just Dance (and she sorta sucks at it).

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Cover Reveal for "It's Not Over" by A.L. Zaun

"It’s Not Over" by  A.L. Zaun

Release Date: December 9, 2013

Genre: Adult Contemporary

Cover Design: Robin Harper from Wicked by Design

Photographer: Tomasz Zienkiewicz


“If I let go…will you catch me?”

He had wanted her to help him win his ex-girlfriend back. She had wanted to teach him a few lessons on how to treat a woman. Neither one had planned for the unexpected.

I couldn't stand by and watch. It hit too close to home. I had to run fast and far to get away and forget him. He weaseled his way into my life, making me question rules I lived by and turned my orderly life upside down. I'm falling apart and coming undone. I don't do that. I'm Madison Stuart. I live life by my rules. I won't be derailed by a man. I won't...I can't.

She's gone. I'm desperate and going insane. I'll do whatever it takes to find her. Nothing’s going to keep me away from her. I don't know when it happened, but I won't let her go, not like this. What has she done to me? I'm Rick Marin for crying out loud. I don't chase women, but she's not just any woman. She's Maddy—my Maddy—and I need her.

Follow Rick and Madison’s story, The Do Over’s most notorious couple, as they learn that It’s Not Over.


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About the Author: 

A.L. Zaun graduated from Florida International University with a degree in English Literature when the dinosaurs roamed the earth and cellphones were the size of a brick. Her impressive degree did absolutely nothing for her professional endeavors in health care management but did stir her imagination and opened up the world of books in a new way.

Armed with a large bottle of Diet Pepsi and a multi-pack of Extra Sugar-Free gum, A.L. Zaun spends her evenings bringing to life the characters that dominate her thoughts and interrupt her sleep.