Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Blog Tour "Love Notes" by Heather Gunter

Title: Love Notes

Author: Heather Gunter

Genre:  YA Contemporary Romance

Release Date: May 2, 2013


How do you cope when the people you care for hurt you the most? When the way you feel on the outside, smothers you on the inside. And when you are left to face your demons alone, will you learn that only you have the power to overcome them? Charlie has never had it easy. Between the constant moving and the incessant fat comments and jokes from her father, her self-worth is nonexistent. Her reflection in the mirror shows her nothing but a plain Jane. Music is the only thing that keeps her sanity in check. Charlie catches the eye of the town star quarterback, Maverick. With her curves, her brunette hair, and the voice of an angel, Maverick has never met anyone like her. Everything that is different about Charlie just makes Maverick like her more. Unfortunately, Charlie doesn’t see it herself. Proving it to her may deem harder than he thinks, especially when tragedy strikes and tears them apart. Now standing on her own two feet she may finally learn exactly who she is, what’s she’s capable of and how very un plain Jane she really is.

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Heather has given us an excerpt from "Love Notes"

I glance over at her shyly. “This is very new for me. I have never been in this situation and I can’t believe of all people he wants to date me.”

“Awww, so he asked you finally, huh? How do you feel about that?”

“I like him, I really do but I’m worried. Like if he gets to know me he may not like me--at all. Then I've put myself out there only to be crushed and have my heart broken. I don’t think I can handle that. I just don’t think he will like what he discovers if he gets to know me.” I stop walking and just stand there and look at Tori. I can see the wheels turning in her head.

“First of all when you say shit like that, it pisses me off. It’s also a dig against me. Like I don’t have good taste when picking out my friends. I don’t like stupid people. I like you and I knew I would, the first time we talked. I’m not sure why you don’t think people aren’t going to like you when they get to know you. Here is what I know, and hear me out because I am not going to say this again. This may be harsh, but I’m always going to be honest and tell you exactly how it is, 'cause that’s me and you deserve that. Plus, that’s how I roll and I will always give it to you straight. She peers at me before questioning, Got it?”

At this point all I can do is nod my head that I get it. Man this chick means business when she gets all riled up. Mental note. Never--piss--off--Tori--ever.

“First off, you are an amazing person. You’re smart, pretty and you don’t even know it, which makes you even prettier in my opinion. You’re absolutely not fat, so please get that out of your head. You actually have a body, which most girls would kill for. I’m as flat in the boob area as the Sahara desert and would love to have something up there, at least a bra could hold up. Actually Charlie, if I swung that way, I would be on you like white on rice. You would so be my type.” Of course, at this point she’s laughing and I know we’re good. Tori laughing, is always a good sign.

“Har, har Tori. Okay so last time, promise. You really think he likes me and likes what he sees?”

“Yep, sure do sugar plum. He looks at you like a man looks at a steak. Or maybe like a lion looks at a gazelle. Or how a snake looks at a mouse. I could go on and on you know.”

“So you're saying, he wants to eat me for dinner?” I can’t help but start laughing.

About the Author:

When not writing or updating her Into the Night Reviews book blog, you will find Heather curled on the couch reading, surrounded by her children and four dogs. Her cravings for music and books are insatiable. One of her favorite things to do is sing and used to have a dream of becoming a singer. The dream has since changed and is now to become a full time writer. She holds a strong anti-bullying conviction and voices it regularly. She resides in Canton, GA with her husband, 3 boys, 4 dogs, 1 cat and 2 ferrets.


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Thursday, May 16, 2013

5 Emotion Filled Stars Review of "Safe Word" by Teresa Mummert

Safe Word by Teresa Mummert

5 Emotion Filled Stars!!!

Where to start....? First, I was beyond excited to get an ARC of Safe Word! Yes, it was amazing!!! 

I was instantly addicted to Colt. It was love at first chapter for me. I wanted to make him feel better, heal the brokenness I could feel within him. His confidence is complete and he oozes alpha male and raw sex appeal, leaving you with a hot steamy hunger and he has the follow through to leave you satisfied yet wanting more. 

The journey Teresa Mummert took me on and her wrap up of this story is simply awesome. 

There is a specific story revelation towards the end, that I never even suspected or thought of it as a possibility which completely ties to the last sentence of the first paragraph in chapter 1 'Rose Colored Glasses'. 

Ahh, Rose Colored Glasses, admittedly, I too, view the world through Rose Colored Glasses. I'd be more than happy for Colt to fracture those glasses, opening my eyes to reality & spend the time with him to accomplish that. Believe me, he would do it with ease. 

His actions, responses and thoughts, are they redeemable? You'll have to decide that for yourself. Being broken leads to these  decisions, reactions & self protective strategies. 

Lily... I'll admit, as sad as her situation was, she made me mad. Surprisingly to some I am sure, and I may be in the minority, but it is what it is. She's as broken as Colt and relates to him on a level that only they could share. Even with the circumstances being what they were for her, the decisions she made and the immense pain that they caused, were too much for me to easily forgive. I did say that I was addicted to Colt right? That I wanted to heal his brokenness... Make him feel better.

The stark need that they have for each other is clear. Their hunger for the others love is heart breaking.

Safe Word is amazing, a roller coaster of emotions swept through me while reading it. I even feared that Teresa would make me ugly cry at a couple points and I'll leave that for you to find out if she did when you read it. It's a beautiful story of love, loss,  pain, healing, forgiveness and redemption. Not to forget the Smokin HOT scenes that left me searching for a fan! 

This is a 5 Star keeper shelf book for me :-) 

Review by: Stacy Bailey Darnell - Literary Mania Reviews

Monday, May 13, 2013

Blog Tour for "First Born" by Tricia Zoeller

5/5 Stars 

Amazing! Awesome! New author, Tricia Zoeller's debut novel "First Born" is an urban fantasy that takes place in the Atlanta area. 

Her writing is amazing! I FELT like I was on the run! There are twists and turns and all isn't what it always seems... 

This is a page turner that you won't want to put down! 

Looking forward to reading more from Tricia Zoeller!

eBook Released May 6, 2013 and is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords

Trade Paperback Anticipated to be Released Summer 2013 

When twenty-six-year-old graphic designer Lily Moore shapeshifts for the first time, Atlanta police detectives consult wildlife experts to sort through the bizarre forensic evidence she leaves in her wake. Her traumatic transformation coincides with murder and Lily finds herself the center of a mad vortex of area crimes.

On the run, Lily turns to her younger brother to help unravel the secrets surrounding her boyfriend’s death as well as unlock the mysteries of their Chinese heritage. When a loved one goes missing, Lily finds herself scrambling to find purchase in this new world where there hasn’t been balance for a century.

As she learns to master her new preternatural abilities, she must cut through the lies of those around her. With the police and a killer hot on her trail, can she solve the mystery of being First Born or will family secrets prove deadly?



No one answered at the farmhouse when they had called on the phone.

Caldwell scanned the perfect rows of green cornstalks that stood with their yellow silk painting a line to the vanishing point. At their convergence, the old white farmhouse ghosted against a cerulean sky.

He viewed the vast acreage, feeling overwhelmed. When he spotted the faded gray barn, he took off at a run. At the fence, a beautiful Paint horse stood stock-still. On the ground, a bare foot poked out from the last row of corn. Such an idyllic scene spoiled by the stark naked human body.

He approached with caution, looking from side to side and behind him. She had dumped the body here and left, but he wasn’t taking any chances. The man wore a peaceful expression. The sound that reached Caldwell next brought him to a halt.


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There will be an ongoing contest during the blog tour on a public Facebook event page for the chance to win a Lily Locket Necklace, keychains, signed bookmarks and eCopies of "First Born" the contest will be casting character pics of Lily Moore & Detective Simms and posting them to the event page.



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* 4 winners will each win 1 eCopy of "First Born" and 1 signed bookmark
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* 1 winner will win 1 Fenghuang bracelet and 1 signed bookmark
* 1 winner will win 1 Lily locket necklace and 1 signed bookmark

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Tricia Zoeller
Author, First Born

Tricia lives in Marietta, Georgia with her husband, Lou, her little yappy dog, Lola Belle, and her big orange mutant cat, George. Her two stepsons, Joseph and Robert, make stopovers as well, making sure to keep life an adventure.

Tricia earned a B.A. in Journalism and Anthropology from Indiana University in Bloomington. After moving to Atlanta in 1992, she obtained her Masters of Education in Communication Disorders from Georgia State University and spent a decade working as a Speech-Language Pathologist, most recently in the pediatric field treating children on the Autism Spectrum.

                                                         Writing has always been a part of her life–like breathing and chocolate.

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