Books, Photos & a little bit of everything else: Oct. 12

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  • Emerge into Forever by Andrea Michelle: Release Day Blitz & Giveaway

  • Kisses After Dark by Marie Force: Review

  • Needing You by A.C. Arthur: Book Blitz & Giveaway

  • Home to Me by Ruth Cardello: Review

 

Emerge into Forever
by Andrea Michelle
Series: Shifting, #3
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: October 12, 2014

 

Not recommended for anyone under the age of 17 due to underage drinking, sexual content and adult language.

She escaped the doubt, and he embraced the moment.  Shifting apart then shifting together. Could they finally emerge into forever?

One secret broke his trust, which led to both of their heartbreak. They both learned that sometimes love just isn’t enough. Until now.

Nothing with them had ever been simple and coming home to right his wrong would be no different. Josh was prepared to say or do anything to fix his mistake and mend what he had broken between them. He wasn’t expecting to find out his worst nightmare had come true. As usual, though, not everything is as it seemed.

Riley was slowly spiraling into a dark hold of loneliness and despair without Josh. Rebuilding walls he had once broken down, pushing away everyone around her. One self-destructive mistake left her unguarded and vulnerable causing her past to slam into her present with painful force. Destroyed by Josh’s assumptions then given hope by his reassurance, she climbs out of the dark and back into his arms.

Enough was enough and communication was key. No longer hiding behind walls and past screw-ups, they fight like hell for what they want. One another. Always wanting more.

Apart they are a mess, but together they are music.

 

 

 

 

 

Buy the other books in the Shifting Series:

 

Book 1: Escape the Doubt

 

Book 2: Embrace the Moment

 

 

Once upon a time in the boot of Louisiana, a young girl made a mess of things and began writing dark poetry to cope. She often found herself day dreaming, creating stories in a far away land that didn’t exist and was always out of her reach. Her mission was to move on, find love and a reason to believe in the beautiful things in life. She didn’t expect to be counting her blessings daily for all that she has found since then.  Her once dark poetry became colorful and bright—it became music. She found purpose and her make believe stories slowly vanished away. Her poetry also sat in the backseat as more important things took priority. However, life can catapult you in the blink of an eye. A long forgotten coping mechanism of writing would once again become her escape. This time, though, she realized that this escape where she created stories was not a curse, but a gift. Embracing her vice, she breathes life into her characters and poetically weaves together stories for readers to enjoy.  She is no longer the young girl who feared the unknown, but is stronger and has faith that beautiful things will always be in reach. She is married to her best friend, and is a mom to three beautiful daughters who are her favorite cheerleaders. She is excited to have the opportunity to share her love of writing with readers. The stories are fictional, but they are real to her. She has always felt things passionately and this new journey as an author is no different. She is no longer looking back, but looking ahead to this amazing adventure with all of you. She invites you to connect with her if you desire to do so.

 

 

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Kisses After Dark (The McCarthys of Gansett Island, #12)
Book: Kisses After Dark
Series: McCarthy’s of Gansett Island #12
Author: Marie Force
Publication Date: October 1, 2014
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She’s avoided men all her life…
Growing up with an abusive father, Katie Lawry learned a thing or two about men and has made a conscious choice to stay far away from them. Until the day of her brother Owen’s wedding when she’s rescued from nearly drowning by Shane McCarthy. With everyone who matters to Katie assuring her that Shane is one of the good guys, she feels safe to give in to the attraction that simmers between them. Katie has waited a long time to take a chance on love, but Shane is the right guy for her?He’s ready to move on…
More than two years after a painful divorce, Shane has a life on Gansett Island that makes sense to him. With his father, sister and beloved baby nephew living close by and a job that he enjoys, Shane is content if not entirely happy. One thing he knows for sure is he’s tired of living in the past. Spending time with sweet, sensitive, sexy Katie Lawry makes him feel hopeful again, and he might be ready to risk his heart again.Surrounded by the Gansett Island community, Shane and Katie take an important step forward together, but is their new relationship strong enough to withstand an unexpected challenge?Enjoy Shane and Katie’s story while catching up with some of your Gansett Island favorites in this latest book in the New York Times bestselling McCarthys of Gansett Island Series!
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Marie Force hits the mark yet again! I love our visits to the island and this one was no different! Katie & Shane’s story is awesome plus we get to visit with the other awesome characters of Gansett Island.

This book has many very emotional elements in it. Katie & Shane both has pasts that make them wary of relationships yet we get to watch them grow closer and closer in a very short span of time. True love knows no time limit! In addition, there are a few other characters that have very emotional things happening with them—no spoilers here.

This series has had me hooked from the first book. Each one brings us a new love story along with updates and adventures with many of the other characters. We get to see the lives of the Gansett crew through time. I love how Marie Force brings so many “real life” scenarios to this series. It is not always roses for everyone, but it is indicative of what life can throw at a person or a couple. That is what makes this series so intriguing. We feel like the Gansett crew are family and we experience their happiness and heartbreak with them. Looking forward to our next trip back to the island! Great job Mrs. Force, great job!

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With more than 3 million books sold, Marie Force is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling, award-winning author of more than 30 contemporary romances. Her New York Times bestselling self-published McCarthys of Gansett Island Series has sold more than 1 million e-books since Maid for Love was released in 2011. She is also the author of the New York Times bestselling Fatal Series from Harlequin’s Carina Press, as well as the Treading Water Series and numerous stand-alone books. All You Need is Love, book 1 in her new Green Mountain Series from Berkley Sensation, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller in February. The second book, I Want to Hold Your Hand, will be out in June, and the third book, I Saw Her Standing There, is coming in November. In 2014, Marie will have seven mass-market print releases—the first four Fatal Series books from Harlequin and the first three Green Mountain Series books from Berkley. While her husband was in the Navy, Marie lived in Spain, Maryland and Florida, and she is now settled in her home state of Rhode Island. She is the mother of two teenagers and two feisty dogs, Brandy and Louie. Join Marie’s mailing list at http://marieforce.com/ for news about new books and other possible appearances in your area. Follow her on Twitter @marieforce and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MarieForceAuthor/. Join one of Marie’s many reader groups by viewing the complete listing at http://marieforce.com/connect/. Contact Marie at marie@marieforce.com.

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Needing You Book Blitz

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Book Title: Needing You
Author: AC Arthur
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: October 2014
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions

Synopsis

He’s a man that doesn’t need anything…

Jackson Carrington is no stranger to success. The CEO of Carrington Enterprises has everything: money, power, respect, and a VIP membership to an elite national sex club called The Corporation. It is there that he meets a mysterious and intriguing woman who disappears before he can get to know her better. Imagine his surprise when a year later his mystery woman shows up at his office, bringing with her long, passionate nights and deadly secrets.

…except her.

Tara Sullivan is living a lie, one that was inbred in her from birth. When her unconventional sex life lands her in a witness protection program with a professional hit out on her life, she thinks maybe it’s time to change. Only change doesn’t come easy when murder, obsession…and Jackson Carrington are involved.

Meet the Author

Artist C. Arthur was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland where she currently resides with her husband and three children. An active imagination and a love for reading encouraged her to begin writing in high school and she hasn’t stopped since.

Working in the legal field for more than twenty years now she’s seen lots of horrific things and longs for the safe haven reading a romance novel brings. Her debut novel Object of His Desire was written when a picture of an Italian villa sparked the idea of an African-American/Italian hero. To date, Artist has written in several genres including, young adult paranormal (written as Artist Arthur, http://www.artistarthurbooks.com), erotic romance as Sapphire Blue, a sensual contemporary romance following the loves and life of The Donovan Family, and most recently a sexy paranormal series titled The Shadow Shifters, both written as A.C. Arthur (www.acarthur.net).

Determined to bring a new edge to romance, Artist continues to develop intriguing plots, sensual love scenes, racy characters and fresh dialogue—thus keeping the readers on their toes!

Artist loves to hear from her readers and can be reached through her contact form or via email at acarthur22 @ yahoo.com (without spaces).

excerpt

One Year Ago

I love to watch.

Yes, it’s a little perverted and for this intolerable sin I’m probably two steps closer to my own personal room in Hell. Still it’s a part of me, a full three lines in my daily itinerary. WATCH JANA GETTING SCREWED. That’s what’s scribbled in Monday evening’s slot in big bold letters beneath have dinner and feed Vicious.

Unlike some others I’ve heard of, I don’t watch for the thrill of being seen or getting caught. For me, it’s totally different. I don’t want to be caught or seen. I don’t want anyone to know—especially my mother—that I enjoy sex. Well, I enjoy watching others have sex.

I was taught that sex was bad, that kissing, intimate touching, and its cohorts were evil. A sin in the face of God for which I could never repent.

At 28 years old, living on my own and working as a high school guidance counselor, you’d think I’d be over the sin and repent thing. Or at the very least that I’d have a better understanding of the whole philosophy. And actually, I do.

For instance, I’m pretty sure my mother was a religious fanatic and that most of the crap she drilled into my head was her distorted adaptation of the Bible. She’d read that book so many times, dissecting it and reshaping it until it said what she needed it to say for her own peace of mind.

Once I’d escaped to college and had a chance to view the world on my own, I understood that much better. I also understood that sex might really be overrated. Only, I liked it on a certain level. At least I liked what I saw of it.

So, that’s what I do. I watch.

I watch and I touch myself. I even finger fuck myself to the memory of watching.

I’m a Peeping Tom. Well, a Peeping Tomika. No pun intended.

But really, I don’t mean to make light of my actions. It’s an addiction, an obsession. I’m constantly curious if anyone knows that I’m watching. And if someone did know, what would they do? Would they welcome me? Would they stop, scream, run away? Would they have me arrested?

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Home to Me (The Andrades Book 2)
Book: Home to Me
Series: The Andrades #2
Author: Ruth Cardello
Publication Date: September 30, 2014
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Nick Andrade:
Sexy, charming, bad boy. He’s never been a one woman man, but he’s willing to give it a try every Saturday with Rena.Rena Sander:
Confident, caring, a woman who plays by the rules. She’s never been in love, and thinks keeping sex with Nick contained to one day a week will protect her heart.

He’s the hot fantasy she’s always craved.
She’s the only woman he’d consider reforming for.

When their relationship is exposed and they must defend it, will these two lovers discover that home is in each other’s arms?

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Loved this book! Loved the connection between Rena and Nick from the very beginning. With Rena having grown up knowing Nick and his partying ways, she only expects that type of behavior from him. We know from book one in this series that the Andrade men have serious issues with relationships and commitment. Nick is no exception until he realizes just what Rena means to him.This is a great story of one character growing up and realizing what he needs to do in life. We get to see Nick go from the playboy living off of his trust fund to a shrewd business man in love with his soul mate. It is also the story of one character who has spent her life pleasing others instead of living for herself. As Rena pursues her interest in Nick, we get to see her begin to open up to doing things for herself and her pleasure instead of the safe route that others approve of. This coming of age story is a pleasure to read.

Enjoy the ups and downs of the Andrade family in this book. Ruth Cardello gives us a great read with one very hot and sexy couple. Five big stars for this one.

Side note: I have had the pleasure of meeting Ruth Cardello and she is not only a great author but an awesome person too!

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Ruth Cardello was born the youngest of 11 children in a small city in northern Rhode Island. She spent her young adult years moving as far away as she could from her large extended family. She lived in Boston, Paris, Orlando, New York–then came full circle and moved back to Rhode Island. She now happily lives one town over from the one she was born in. For her, family trumped the warmer weather and international scene.

She was an educator for 20 years, the last 11 as a kindergarten teacher. When her school district began cutting jobs, Ruth turned a serious eye toward her second love- writing and has never been happier. When she’s not writing, you can find her chasing her children around her small farm, riding her horses, or connecting with her readers online.

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