Sunday, May 19, 2013

Blog Tour Always Remember by Emma Hart

   Title: Always Remember

Author: Emma Hart
Publication Date: May 11, 2013

Given an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review, i felt i should start by reading book one in the Memories Series Never Forget. WHOA, i believe i establish an author crush on author Emma Hart. Alec and Lexy story is AMAZ-BALLS. I also read the short 1.5 story in the series Holding On before i started Jen and Bing aka Sam's story. 
For those you haven't read any books in the memories series, you can read Always Remember as a standalone but i recommend reading both prior books in the series first. They help you understand Jen and Bing with giving you the must needed continuation of Alec and Lexy. (links for both books are below)

As explained in the synopsis:

How long does it take for a long-distance relationship to break down? Sixteen months.
When Jen and Carl put their relationship to rest after Christmas, Jen’s biggest problem is going back to London ten days earlier than planned – and her ever-present attraction to Samuel ‘Bing’ Edwards.
Bing has no idea why Jen left Devon so fast. All he knows is that he wants her as much as he did the first day he laid eyes on her – so spending time with her while Lexy is still in Devon isn’t exactly a hardship for him. When he finds out she’s single, the only thing on his mind is finishing what they started at his dad’s fiftieth birthday party.
Feelings that have been a long time building between the two explode, and they both find themselves sucked into an easy yet passionate relationship, with Bing determined to prove to Jen that she’s it for him. That she is The One.
But in a city like London, the odds are stacked against them, and there’s always that one person ready to stir things up… And Jen doesn’t know how much of that she can take – even for the guy she loves more deeply than she ever imagined, and eventually she breaks.
Bing isn’t down with that. He wants Jen, and he wants her by his side for good.
Jennifer Mason must learn that Samuel Edwards doesn’t do giving up. Especially not when his forever girl is involved.

The story follows Lexy's best friend Jennifer Mason aka Jen journey out of her small town of Lilac Bay, Devon to the big city in London. A year into Uni, you see how Jen develops from a small town country girl to a city woman. This book shines light on Jen the artist, the bestfriend, the sister, the student and most importantly Jen the woman! 
Jen's one liners are whitty and one of a kind..

"crap on a lollipop"

"the next few minutes drag more than a chain smoker"

But not just Jen grows in this book, so does Bing aka Sam. Known throughout the series as a one show man whore you watch Sam fall in love and come to terms with the reputation he's established that interferes with the feels you has now.

"those blue eyes that have me so entranced are a whirlpool of doubt, uncertainty and reserve. i can see it"

While you have the story of Jen and Sam develop you also have them both deal with the changes that come with age. Helping friends and family get thru loss their own different ways shapes them and their relationship with others. 

"im not saying you cant feel, that you cant hurt, because you can. Of course you can..... you love your best friend too and while we can't understand that, we can still be here"

I love this book and whole series, its real and at times raw. I appreciate that Emma didn't ignore the loss that happened in book one. Not only did she touch on Lexy and Sams grandmother but the loss Alec constantly deals with of his father. As someone whose lost someone recently i know the constant reminders, thoughts and moments the surviving family deals with.

Emma writing style is so established and well rounded. Having one book that flows from two POV so well is a skill not many writers have. Seeing each event from Sam and Jens point of view was refreshing! The epilogue gives me such joy and brings the journeys of Alec, Levy, Jen and Sam together in an endearing way. 

"as long as i have you love will always be enough for me"

I give Always Remember by Emma Hart

* I want more- the books is long so i know this is just me being selfish but i wanted more. I wanted more details on this issues with Heidi and what happens right after the last chapter.
* i book i felt in the beginning started slow but thats cause i just came off book one and 1.5
*I want to know Sapphire's story

*love Carls reaction to Facebook
*"my name isnt Bing, its Sam" -How one sentence means so much
*Sam and his moms shopping trip
*Jen art, how you feel every emotion she has in one painting
*some hot hot hotttttt love scenes
*Alec and Lexy 
*Meeting Jen's sister
*"i want you, Jennifer Mason, I must be fucking crazy, but God knows i do"

Signed copy of the Memories series (Open Internationally):

By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to a terrible two year old and growing bump, due September 2013. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of juice and writes books.
She likes to write about magic, kisses and whatever else she can fit into the story. Sarcastic, witty characters are a must. As are hot guys.
Emma is currently working too many books to even count - including Playing for Keeps, the companion book to New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel, The Love Game. She likes to be busy - unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to when all the ideas come to life.

Find Emma online at:
Twitter: @EmmaHartAuthor

Never Forget and Holding On purchase links:

NEVER FORGET #1: (All hyperlinks)

HOLDING ON #1.5: (Hyperlinks again)

Goodreads page for the MEMORIES series:

Sunday, May 5, 2013

As easy as A-Z's....

Hearing about the A-Z book challenge thru my book lover family, i wanted to try. Together my lovely ladies and i are making a list of either our favorite books or books we want to/excited to read. As we discuss each new letter i will update! Any suggestions feel free to comment and i will add them also!

Avoiding Commitment by K.A. Linda
Against The Wall by Julie Prestsater
Arouse by Nina Lane
A Beautiful Lie by Tara Sivec
All Jacked Up by Lorelei James
About Last Night by Ruthie Knox
Accidentally On Purpose by LD Davis
All In by Raine Miller
Addicted by Nicole Edwards
Art of Control
Always Remember- Emma Hart
Art of Submission
Art of Domination
After the Loving- Gwynne Forster
Against The Wall- Julie Prestsater
Always A Bridesmaid- Kristin Hardy
Anne of Green Gables- LM Montgomery

Beauty From Pain by Georgia Cates
Because of You by Tara Silvec
Blind Obsession by Ella Frank
Beautiful Stranger
Barely Breathing by Rebecca Donovan
Beautiful Mess
Break Me Slowly by Joya Ryan
Broken Hart by Ella Fox
Big Girls Do It Better by Jasinda Wilder
Binding Arbitration
Bound Together- Marie Coulson
Between the Sheets- Julie Prestsater
Backstage Pass- Olivia Cunning
Beautiful Disaster
Beautifully Damaged
Beautiful Bastard
Black Dagger Brotherhood Series
Beautiful Creatures

Collide by Gail McHugh
Conviction by Nicole Edwards
Captive in the Dark- CJ Roberts
Catch & Hold- Legend by Claudy Conn
Crash, Clash and Crush by Nicole Williams
Charade by Nyrae Dawn
Collision Course by S.C. Stephens
Crash Into You- Roni Loren
Club Shadowlands- Cherise Sinclair
Come Away with Me by K. Proby
Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
Changing the Game by Jack Burton
Cant Help Falling In Love by Bella Andre
Catch a Mate by Gena Showwalter
Catching Fire- Suzanne Collins
Comfort Food
Coincidence of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen
Charade by Nyrae Dawn
Coming Undone
Champagne Toast By Melissa Brown

Dark Lover
Down To You- Michelle Leighton
Dont Hate the Player
Demon at My Door- Michelle Valentine
Down London Road-(Coming out May 7)
Dirty Secrets & Filthy Fantasies
Darkness Falls
Dalton (Mistress and Masters of Restraint)
Double Time (Sinners on Tour)
Drowning Into You
Dirty Red
The Deviant Memories
Die For Me by Amy Plum

Easy by Tammara Webber
Entwined With You- Sylvia Day
Effortless- S.C. Stephens
Educating Jane Porter - Dominique Adair
Ember X- Jessica Sorensen
Empty Net- Toni Aleo
Entice- Jessica Shirvington or Ella Frank (two different book)
Everything But (Tangled Web Series)- Jade C. Jamison
Everything Changes by Shey Stahl
Every Which Way by Calia Read
Existence by Abbi Glines
Escorted by Claire Kent
Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski

Faster We Burn
Falling Into You By Jasinda Wilder
Forever My Girl
Fade Into You
Fade Into Me
Fade Into Always
Fallen Too Far
Fifty Shades of Grey Series
Fight With Me
Fight or Flight
Find You In the Dark
Floor Time
Folding Hearts
From Ashes
Futures and Frosting
Forever Black
Forever Mine
Falling Star
Flat Out Love/Flat Out Matt
Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick

Gone Girl- Erica Chilson
Good In Bed
The Gift
The Great Gatsby
Gabriels Inferno
Gabriels Rapture
Grade A Stupid
Going Under
Give Me Something- Elizabeth Lee
The gamble
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Girl Who Played with Fire
Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest
Game of Thrones

Haze by Andrea Wolfe
Heartbeat by Faith Sullivan
Hopeless- Colleen Hoover
Hard to Resist- Shanora Williams
Hard to Hold On- Shanora Williams
Hot Ticket- Olivia Cunning
Happy Hour by Shey Stahl
Hex Hall
Honor Student
Honor Thy Teacher
How to Kill a Rock Star by Tiffanie DeBartolo
Heaven and Hell by Kristen Ashley
Haunted- Kelley Armstrong
Hard Evidence by Pamela Claire
Holding On- Emma Hart
Hunger Games

I Need You
I Remember You
I Wont Give Up
If I Were You
If You Stay
In Flight
In the Air
Inked Ever After
Inside Out
Intuition- Amy Bartol
Incendiary -Amy Bartol
Iniquity- Amy Bartol (out this summer)
Imprinted- Darcy Sweet
Inappropriate Thoughts
Infatuation - Nicole Edwards
The Indigo Spell- Richelle Mead
I Love You to Death
Immersed in Pleasure
In the Stillness

Just For Now
Just For You
Just Gotta Say
Just One Night
Just Remember To Breathe- Charles Sheenan Miles
Jane Eyre
Jack and Jill- James Patterson
Jesicca's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side
The Joy Luck Club
Judge by You
Just One Taste
Just One of the Guys- Kristan Higgins
Just One Drop
Jaguar Sun
Jane Doe's Return
Jessica- C.D. Reiss

Kaleb: An Alluring Indulgene by Nicole Edwards
Kiss An Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Kissin' Tell by Lorelei James
Knight & Play
Knight & Stay
King - Erica Chilson
Kiss A Falling Star by Barbara Eisborg
Kidnapped the Wrong Sister
Killer Secrets - Lora Leigh
The Killing Dance- Laurell K. Hamiton
Kiss of Midnight- Lara Adrian
Kiss the Girls- James Patterson
Kat Fight- Dina Silver

Losing It- Cora Carmack
Losing Me, Finding You- C.M. Stunich
Lost To You- Al Jackson
Luke Series- Cassia Leo
Lucky Harbor Series- Jill Shalvis
Little Harmless Fantasy -Melissa Schroeder
Little Harmless Series (multiply books)- Melissa Schroeder
Locked- Maya Cross
Loving Control- Ann Jacobs
The Lincoln Lawyer- Michael Connelly
Leather, Lace and Rock n' Roll- Mia Dymond
Leave Me Breathless- Cherrie Lynn
The Lunatic Cafe- Laurell K. Hamilton
Lord of the Vampires- Gina Showalter
Love Me- Bella Andre
Like Water for Chocolate- Laura Esquivel
Little Women- Louisa May Alcott
Lawe's Justice- Lora Leigh
Laid Bare- Lauren Dane
Lover's BDB Series- J.R. Ward
Lost In You- Heidi McLaughlin
Love Unrehearsed & Love Unscripted- Tina Reber
Long Hard Ride- Lorelei James
Lover At Last
Love At First Flight- Marie Force

Midnight Sins- Lora Leigh
Make Me, Sir (Club Shadowlands)
Music of the Heart- Katie Ashley
Metamorphosis- Erin Noelle
My Favorite Mistake- Chelsea M. Camerson
The Mighty Storm- Samantha Towelle
Miss Me Not- Tiffany King
Make Me Yours- Kendall Ryan
Marcos Redemption- Lynda Chance
Melt Into You- Roni Loren
Maid for the Billionaire- Ruth Cardello
My Leige of Dark Haven- Cherise Sinclair
Master of the Mountain- Cherise Sinclair
The Men with the Golden Cuffs- Lexi Blake
Marked- Elisabeth Naughton
Masters at Arms- Kallpso Masters
Mistrals Kiss- Laurelle K. Hamilton
Motorcycle Man -Kristen Ashley
Mystery Man- Kristen Ashley
Maid For Love- Marie Force
Mistress By Mistake- Maggie Robinson
More Than Meets the Ink- Elle Aycart
Murphys Law- Lori Foster
My First Time- Lucy St. Vincent
My Horizontal Life- Chelsea Handler
Murphys Law- Lori Foster

Never Too Far
Naked- Raine Miller
Naked- David sEDARIS
Never Enough
Nobodys Baby
Natural Born Charmer
Naked In Death - J.D. Robb
Nauti Boy- Lora Leigh
Night Star- Alyson Noel
No Humans Involved- Kelley Armstrong
Narcissus In Chains- Laurell K. Hamilton
Never Love a Highlander- Maya Banks
Nobodys Hero- Kallypso Masters
Nobodys Angel- Kallypso Masters
Nobodys Perfect- Kallypso Masters
Native Son- Richard Wright
Nineteen Minutes- Jodi Picoult
Notebook- Nicholas Sparks
Never Have I Ever- August Clearwing
Norma Jean- Amanda Heath
Need- Sherri Hayes
A Night of Southern Comfort- Robin Convington
No Attachment- Tiffany King
New Moon- Stephanie Meyers
Never Forget- Emma Hart
No Dress Required- Cari Quinn

On Dublin Street- Samantha Young
Oh, Cherry Ripe- Claudy Conn
Out of the Dark- Quinn Loftis
Off Sides & Off Limits- Sawyer Bennett
The Opportunist- Taryn Fisher
One Pink Line- Dina Silver
On The Plus Size- Tabatha Vargo
Own the Wind- Kristen Ashley
Of Love and Deception- Melissa Hamling

Pride - Rachel Vincent
Prey- Rachel Vincent
Point of Retreat- Colleen hoover
Perfection (NFH)
Playing For Keeps- R.L. Matthewson
The Proposition- Katie Ashley
The Proposal- Katie Ashley
Play - Barbara Freethy
Play with Me- Kristen Proby
The Perfect Game- J. Sterling
The Perfect Play- Jaci Burton
Pieces of You- Cassia Leo
Perfect Chemistry- Simone Ekels
Promises, Promises- Jancie Baker
The Prince- T Reisz
The Preachers Son- J. Wilder
Painted Faces- RH Cosway
Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen
Possession- Melissa Schroeder
The Perks of Being a Wallflower- Stephen Chbosky
Pelican Brief- John Grisham
Promises Keep, Promises Prevail- Sarah McCarty
Personal Demon- Kelly Armstrong
A Perfect Storm- Lori Foster
Pandora- Anne Rice
Phoenix Rock Star

Quicksilver- Amanda Quick
Queens Blade Series- T.C. Southwell
Queen- Erica Chilson
The Quickie- James Patterson
A Quick Bite- Lynsay Sands
The Queen of the Damned- Anne Rice

Reflected In You- Sylvia Day
Rock Chick Series- Kristen Ashley
Rock The Heart- Michelle Valentine
Rock My Bed- Michelle Valentine
Reckless- S.C. Stephens
Relentless- Cassia Leo
Rock With Me- Kristen Proby
Rock Hard- Olivia Cunning
Rules of Entanglement- Gina L. Maxwell
Rush- Maya Banks
Running on Empty- LB Simmons
Restoring Jordan- Elizabeth Finn
Red Dragon- Thomas Harris
The Rock Starts Daughter- Caitlyn Duffy
Release Me- J. Kenner
Rev It Up- Julie Ann Walker
Run the Risk- Lori Foster
Rogue Rider- Larissa Lone
Riptide- Cherrie Adair
Requiem- Jaime McGuire
Riding with the Cop- J.S. Scott
Runaway Heart- Claudy Conn
Rocked Under- Corra Hawkes
The Reluctant Dom
Release Me

Scarred- J.S. Cooper
Seduce- Lexi Bunchanan
Strings- Kendall Grey
Slammed by Colleen Hoover
Safe Haven- Nicolas Sparks
Seduction and Snacks- Tara Sivec
Seducing Cinderella- Gina Maxwell
Scorpio Races- Maggie Stiefvater
Sharp Edges- K.L. Middleton
Secrets- HM Ward
Sempre- JM Darhower
Swim- Jennifer Weiner
Sail- James Patterson
Seduced In The Dark- CJ Roberts
The Sea of Tranquility- Katja Millay
Seduction- Nicole Edwards
Suicide Note- Teresa Mimmert
Shattered Hart- Ella Fox
The Secret of Ella & Micah- Jessica Sorensen

Thoughtless - S.C. Stephens
This Girl- C Hoover
Twilight- Stephanie Meyers
Trying to Score- Toni Aleo
Taking Shots- Toni Aleo
Take Me- Bella Andre
Take Me- Olivia Cunning
Try Me- Olivia Cunning
Too Much Temptation- Lori Foster
Too Perfect- Julie Ortolon
Tender Mercies
This Man
Taking Chances
The Gamble- Kristen Ashley
The Coincidence of Kallie and Kaden- Jessica Sorensen
Tarnished Knight- Bec McMaster
Ten Days of Perfect- Andrea Randall
Twisted Perfection- Abbi Glines
Their Virgin Concubine
Their Virgin Hostage
Their Virgin Captive
Their Virgin Secrets- Lexi Blake/ Shayla Black
Thoroughbreds and Trailer Trash- Bev Petterson
Temptation- Nicole Edwards
Thrill Ride- Julie Ann Walker
Tales of the City- Armistead Maupin
Tempted- P.C. Cast
Taken- Kelli Maine
Thirteen- Kelley Armstrong
The Theory of Attraction- Delphine Dryden
Trace of Fever- Lori Foster
Torn- Amanda Hocking
Taltos- Anne Rice
To Kill A Mockingbird- Harper Lee
Troubles & Treats- Tara Sivec
Torn & Twisted- KA Robinson
True Love Story- Willow Aster
True- Erin McCarthy

Upside of Letting Go- Nacole Stayton
Undeniable and Unbeautiful- Madeline Sheehan
Up To Me- Michelle Leighton
Unleashed- Cherrie Lynn
Up In Flames- Nicole Williams
Under the Mistletoe with Me- Kristen Proby
Until I Break- M. Leighton
The Unidentified Redhead- Alice Clayton
Until Fountainbridge
Undeclared- Jen Frederick
Under His Command- Kristine Cayne
Up In Flames- Nicole Williams
Unfair Advantage- Qwilia Rain
Undeniable Yours- Shannon Stacey

Vet Desire- Angela Verdenius
The Vincent Brothers- Abbi Glines
Vain- Amelie Fisher
The Vincent Boys- Abbi Glines
The Valentines Arrangement- Kelsie Leverich
Vampire Academy- Richelle Mead

Walking Disaster- Jamie McGuire
Wallbanger- Alice Clayton
Wanted- Kelly Elliott
Wrangled & Tangled- Lorelei James
Where I Need to Be (B&S Series #1)- Kimberly Knight
Wanted (B&S Series #2) Kimberly Knight
Wounded- Jasinda Wilder
Wild Man- KA
Wait For You- J. Lynn
The Wild Ones- Michelle Leighton
While it Lasts- Abbi Glines
White Trash Beautiful- Teresa Mummert


You and Tequila- Crystal Donahue
Yvette's Haven- Tina Folsom
You Got Me- Mercy Amare

Zane- Nicole Edwards
Zoey Rouge- Lizzy Ford

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Blog Tour: Arouse by Nina Lane

Title: AROUSE (Spiral of Bliss #1)

Author:  Nina Lane

Genre: Contemporary Romance with a very sexy married couple.

Publication Date:  January 2, 2013

"One day I'm going to touch you in a thousand different ways and show you how to touch me," he said. 
And he did.
Struggling with a tormented past, undergraduate Olivia Winter once led a practical but isolated life. Then she met Professor Dean West, a brilliant scholar of medieval history who melted Liv's inhibitions and taught her the meaning of both love and erotic pleasure. But after three years of a blissful, lusty marriage, Liv and Dean now face a crisis that threatens everything they believe about each other...and sex might not be enough to save them.

Event organized by: Literati Literature Lovers 
Copy of Arouse provided for HONEST review

As an avid reader, i know the risk other readers take when they read reviews. Sometimes i don't mind if a review reveals something early and sometimes i do. This is your warning...i will NOT be spoiling any parts of the books. A large part being it was such a joy to read without knowing what to expect. 

When your, to be read (TBR) list begins to stack you i consider you a professional readers ;-) unfortunately it also can make you numb to books that have story lines that resemble one another. Arouse  is NOT something you've read or can even imaging. At around 400 pages (on my kindle) each page takes you to a new emotion, feeling and journey in the lives of Olivia aka Liv and Dean aka The Professor. As you follow along with Liv or Deans point of view on whats happening in the PRESENT you also take a trip to the PAST, and how each journey shape the person they are. I love that this story takes place in the mist of a marriage. Such a realistic issue couples face today, yet are rarely in the large amounts of books published each day. To not ruin the book for others i wont say more than whats posted above BUT I have to say, i LOVE Kelsey! I feel like every person needs to have a friend like her.

I give Arouse by Nina Lane
4.5 Glasses of Wine! 

Story starts a bit slow as you met Liv and Dean 
 Chapter titles and dates thru me off a bit
Biggest RANT! I have to wait for book two

Kelsey- i love her
Dean and Liv honesty and their relationship
Having both Dean and Liv POV
The nicknames Beauty and The Professor
That theres a book TWO
The AMAZING love making scenes

Click the word Giveaway for a chance to win (1) digital copy (EPub or Mobi) of Arouse by Nina Lane. Contest Open internationally. 

Author's Corner 

Nina Lane is a multi-published author of elegant, romantic and often raunchy erotica. Her recent release AROUSE is the first book in the Spiral of Bliss series, and her novel THE EROTIC DARK is a #1 Amazon erotica bestseller.
Nina used to write novels under the name Natasha Rostova and has published stories in anthologies such as “Best Women’s Erotica” and “Erotic Travel Tales.” Her work has been translated into both German and Japanese. In addition to writing, she's an avid reader who loves popcorn and has recently joined a workout boot-camp that is kicking her rear end.

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