Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Blinded by Fate by Harlow Stone

11855404_1627862910817254_9927691_n 11899984_1466168953687190_3424709608396719787_n Add to GoodreadsSynopsis
How did I get here?
Of course I know the answer, but if those bastards Fate and Karma truly do hold the cards then I wish I knew where the hell I went wrong?
There’s no crossroad for me anymore because I’m kneeling on the floor at the hands of a monster. My choices along with my dignity are about to be taken and there’s little I can do for myself.
The harsh bite of the concrete under my knees and the cage that surrounds it is a cruel reminder of my past. A past which follows me wherever I go despite my best efforts to remain in the shadows. One thing for certain is that no matter what happens, no matter where this takes me or if I get out alive- Ryder will always fight for me.
I’m not on my own anymore. I have a strong man who loves me and Callaghan Security behind me.
Surrendering is not an option, and retribution may not be my answer.
This is a reckoning.
I will find the answers and survive long enough to reclaim what I lost. My intent is pure and if I’m worthy enough fate will grant me the one thing I may not deserve.
Redemption.
BBF Teaser

Join the Release Day Party Now!




~*~ Obsessed by Books copy given in exchange for an honest review ~*~

"Everybody needs a live girl, life ain't just about survivin' 'cause ya ain't got a life until you live."

The explosive ending to the series had me on the edge of my seat till the very end. Unable to put the Kindle down until I had reach the end I am not ashamed to admit I cried ugly. Moments in this book struck a chord. The loss, the pain and the sheer wtf nature of the chain of events that forever changed Elle's life. A moment of human kindness twisted to become something it never intended to be, the perception of one twisted soul that spreads his poison to the pure of heart. Elle finds herself back at the beginning. Unwilling to run and hide anymore she is determined to end the game of cat and mouse one way or the other. How far is she willing to take her burning desire to see those guilty be brought to justice? Is Elle willing to pay the ultimate price?

Ryder and is team are heavily invested in Elle. Stripping back her past all the remains is the beautifully tortured soul that they all clamour to protect, even from herself. Becoming family they are willing to do whatever it takes without question. Bringing together the team to solve the mystery and end it once and for all. Who is pulling the strings? Why is Elle targeted and by whom? Can Ryder, his team of specialists and her close friends pull together and figure it out before its too late? Can Elle trust these people to have her back or will her need to avenge herself and her family cause her to lose sight of the prize...her own happiness?

Nothing is as it seems. What you believe you know is all a lie. One act of human kindness...one small moment of charity forever alters the course of Elle's life, can she accept the mind bending reality of her nightmare? How something so insignificant can cause a ripple effect...

Ryder's men are all very freaking gorgeous, adorable and down right lickable and I hope they each get an opportunity to voice their stories. Especially Denny and Jimmy, they stole a piece of my heart. Miller, Ivan, Andrei and Brock just to name a few made this story have a strong sense of family. They argue, they disagree but in the end they always have each others back, no matter what. Ryder is one head strong alpha male that has dug himself a hole that Elle finds herself in the bottom of. Can he right the wrongs before its too late? Intriguing, fast paced and full of surprises this last part of this series is totally absorbing. Twists and turns I could not have predicted left me feeling winded. Totally hungover after reading this, I honestly am rambling as it was just that good! Acceptance. Understanding. Means to an end. This story is at times violent and bleak but also filled with true hope and courage.

A five star time to live not survive read.

Excerpt

Excerpt from Elle POV:

“I want you so fucking bad beautiful, I do. I’m trying to take my time here, but Christ I missed you so much.” I hear the agony in his voice, wondering how it must have felt for him. Not knowing if I was okay after the guard beat me. He would have gotten word that I was alive, and in the infirmary I’m sure, but mentally, who knows. He wouldn’t have. I didn’t even know. I reach up and run my hands along his back, over his shoulders and into his thick hair. “I’m here, and I’m okay Ryder.” He pulls back to look me in the eye, once again with nothing but sincerity and love reflecting back from them. I can’t help but ask again. “Make love to me Ryder, please.” My breath hitches a little on the please, because I’m not used to asking for anything. I am used to doing everything on my own and I hope he realizes exactly how important this moment is—for me to ask for something. His fingers sift into my hair, and his thumb traces around the edge of my stitches. His eyes follow the path and I watch the crease between his brows form before he settles his eyes back on mine. “Anything you want beautiful, I’ll give it to you. That being said I’m not giving this just because you asked, I’m giving it because I want nothing more than to make love to you, and I want to be the only one who does it, forever Elle.” I close my eyes as the first tear of emotion escapes and runs down my cheek. Ryder catches it with his lips before it has a chance to hit the pillow. “I love you Elle. So much it fucking kills me sometimes.” Warm lips touch my own but it’s brief. “Open your eyes, beautiful.” I do as he says, staring at the handsome man above me. The way his dark hair falls over his forehead, the way his eyes light up when he’s looking back at me—leaves me breathless. “I love you. Just you, and all of you. I told you to keep me babe, but I’m also keeping you. It’s been hell not knowing what was happening with you these past few days. Complete fucking hell. Now that I have you back, I’m not lettin’ you go beautiful. Not ever.”

Excerpt from Ryder POV:

“I want it over too. Still no news from Cabe or Maverick?” I shake my head, disappointed in myself for not being able to find this fuck. “I have a name, I have a picture. I just have no paper trail to lead me to him. I’ve hunted people before. This is not a first for me, Elle. The last two I hunted were in the jungle and before that it was Iraq. My team were successful on both missions and I feel like a fucking failure seeing as I haven’t turned over any new stones in the past few days.” Elle rests her head back on my chest, staring toward the window. “You’ve tried Ryder, that’s more than I can ask you for. If you have other work to get back to I understand. But I can’t leave. Not just because of the judge’s orders, but because I won’t sleep until I know where he is. I’ll never truly feel safe.” I flip her over on her back, she’s shocked for a moment until I get my face close to hers, pinning her body to the bed. “I don’t quit, and whatever else I had lined up can wait. You may not have understood it but let me clarify for you, when I said I loved you, I mean I fucking love you. That means wherever you go, I go too. And when your life is in danger I won’t stop trying to protect you until the fucker is either dead or behind bars. That’s part of what me loving you means. I’m not going anywhere, beautiful. I told you to keep me, which also means you’re stuck. You understand?” I don’t miss the shine of unshed tears in her eyes. Where my stubborn bitch went I have no idea, she’ll come back soon. For now I settle with the understanding on her face before I taste her lips, and then the rest of her.
the series
24375669

AMAZON * AMAZON UK

25770150

AMAZON * AMAZON UK

Buy Links

AMAZON * AMAZON UK

11998900_499299530230601_5875941129066145653_n
About the author
I am a thirty year old woman who loves books. Not just reading them, but books themselves. I have had a weird obsession with libraries and maps since I was a child.
Perhaps I can call it fate that I wrote my first book about a woman enters more than one address into her GPS throughout the story?
Sunny days and wine make me happy, and when I'm not enjoying the wine you can usually find me reading or making crafts with my six year old.
Hosted By:
Hype PR PNG

RELEASE BOOST- Scarred Series Bundle by Kylie Walker @givemebooksblog @KylyWalker




Title: Scarred Series Bundle
Series: Scarred #1-3
Author: Kylie Walker
Genre: Romantic Suspense
 Release Date: September 8, 2015



Blurb

Pain...Fear...Uncertainty...

That pretty much sums up Kelly Ward's life in a nutshell.

Surviving a childhood filled with horrific abuse and then at the hand of the one man that saved her... her first love that she trusted only to discover he was really a monster. Jesse Donovan will try and kill her again once he gets out of prison.

On the run... New city...New identity is the new Chloe Green. Not the broken, scarred and frail Kelly Ward.

Trying to build a new life towards her life-long goal of becoming a teacher, she accepts a job at one of the most prestigious gentlemen clubs in Rhode Island as a pole dancer. Her goal - save as much money as she can...No Men...No Distractions.

That is until she meets Derek Stark. Self-made Millionaire, dark haired, blue-eyed and a body of a gladiator. He wants Chloe...but does he have an ulterior motive? Is he connected to her old life somehow - Kelly Wards life? She soon discovers that Derek does have secrets of his own, secrets that will change her life forever...right before Jesse is released from prison and is ready to start hunting her.






Purchase Links

99c for release week only

AMAZON US / UK







Author Links

GOODREADS



Giveaway

RELEASE BOOST - Hate to Love You by Isabelle Richards @givemebooksblog @88isabeller




Title: Hate to Love You
Series: Love/Hate #1
Author: Isabelle Richards
 Release Date: September 9, 2015



Blurb

Opposites in every way, Chase and Arianna have been bitter rivals since childhood. Constantly in competition, they fight incessantly, making it nearly impossible for them to be in the same room with each other. Until they slept together.

Sex changes everything.

In one emotional evening, they go from enemies to lovers. Hate quickly evolves into passionate lust, but old habits die hard. The love growing between them can’t erase a lifetime of animosity. The two quickly fall back into old routines of spite and vengeance, and their relationship crumbles under the weight of their deep-seated distrust.

Chase and Arianna spend the next two years on opposite sides of the globe, avoiding each other at all costs. Despite the lies they tell themselves, neither one is ready to let go. Even though they are both engaged to other people, they can’t find it in their hearts to forgive each other or to move forward.

A family emergency calls Arianna home, where they have no choice but to face each other again. Will they finally admit the truth, or will they remain forever trapped between love and hate?








Purchase Links

99c

AMAZON US / UK / AU / CA




Pre-order Now


AMAZON US / UK / AU / CA






Author Bio


Isabelle Richards spent years as a speech writer before attempting to write fiction. An avid reader of all genres, Isabelle is drawn to romance novels as they provide an escape from daily life. Through her complex cast of characters, Isabelle creates a sanctuary for readers to dive into for a break from reality.

When she is not writing, Isabelle works as an advocate for persons with disabilities in Washington, DC. Her two yellow labs are her writing partners, although they frequently sleep on the job.


Author Links







Giveaway

RELEASE BLITZ- Vagrant by Gemma James @givemebooksblog @gemmajames80




Title: Vagrant
Author: Gemma James
Series: Condemned #4
Genre: New Adult Dark Romance
 Release Date: September 15, 2015



Blurb

I’ve finally got what I want.

Rafe Mason loves me.
He’s forgiven me.
Survived for me.
Killed for me.

But is it enough?

His darkness owns me.
Consumes me.
Bends me.
Heals me.

Loving him shouldn’t be this hard.
 
NOTE TO READERS: VAGRANT is a new adult dark romance with disturbing themes and explicit content, including sexual scenes and violence that may offend some. Intended for mature audiences. Part four of the CONDEMNED series. This book concludes Rafe and Alex’s story.







Links to Buy

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU






Also Available


FREE

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU



FREE

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU



AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU






Author Bio

Gemma James is the multi-genre author of several novels and novellas, from new adult suspense to dark erotic romance. She loves to explore the darker side of human nature in her fiction. She’s morbidly curious about anything dark and edgy, from deviant sex to serial killers. Readers have described her stories as being “not for the faint of heart.”

She lives in Oregon with her husband and their four children—three rambunctious UFC/wrestling-loving boys and one girl who steals everyone’s attention.



Author Links

TRAILER & COVER REVEAL - The Road That Leads To Us by Micalea Smeltzer @givemebooksblog @msmeltzer9793




Title: The Road That Leads To Us
Series: Us Series (standalone)
Author: Micalea Smeltzer
Cover Design: Regina Wamba (Mae I Design)
 Release Date: October 27, 2015



Blurb

Things are about to get rocky for Dean Wentworth and Willow Wade.

Willow Wade is used to living in the spotlight, with her father a famous drummer in the band Willow Creek—her namesake—it’s been a lot to live up to and oftentimes she doesn’t feel she’s enough. But there has always been one person she could turn to.

Dean Wentworth knows a thing or two about how crippling a name can be. His family is worth billions after all. But Dean’s always been content to do his own thing. Play his guitar. Work on cars. And geek out to his various “nerdoms”.

But when Willow turns up unexpectedly, he realizes maybe there is more in life he wants.

Her.
 

One trip will change their lives forever.







Pre-order Now
99c

AMAZON US / UK






Trailer





Excerpt


Those bitches were gonna die.

That was a horrible thing to say about my so-called ‘friends’—and I used the word friends loosely, because true friends wouldn’t ditch you the day of your scheduled road trip because they’d rather be sunbathing in the Hamptons.

The fucking Hamptons.

Ew.

I mean, how clich├ęd could you get.

This was why I hated rich people.

It also sucked that I was one of those rich people.

Well, I wasn’t, but my dad was.

So by extension so was I.

When you grew up with a rock star for a dad, cameras and eyes followed you everywhere. It was exhausting.

I couldn’t just be Willow.

I was Willow Wade.

The daughter of the famous drummer Maddox Wade.

People expected greatness from me.
I just wanted to graduate college without slitting my wrists.







Author Bio


Micalea Smeltzer is a bestselling Young and New Adult author from Winchester, Virginia. She’s always working on her next book, and when she has spare time she loves to read and spend time with her family.



Author Links

Cover Reveal for Alexa Loved (Alexa Series Book2) by TR Cupak @AuthorTRCupak

Cover Reveal
Alexa Loved (Alexa Series Book 2)
Author: TR Cupak 

After her parents died during her senior year of high school, Alexa Morgan is completely alone in the world—except for her best-friend-turned-boyfriend Devin, identical twins Becca and Jessa, and Sebastian, a mysterious associate of her father’s.
Upon graduation, Alexa wants nothing more than to move on with her life, go to college, and forget all the hard and hurtful things from her tragic past. But when her first love, Ethan, shows up on her doorstep—the night before she’s supposed to meet Devin in Miami—it kicks off a whirlwind of events that threatens the good and stable things she’s worked so hard to achieve.
Ethan and Alexa shared one night of passion before he disappeared, leaving her bewildered and confused. But now he’s back, declaring that he loves her and that the only reason he left was to protect her from his malicious stepmother, Olivia.
In her heart, Alexa knows she loves Devin, but her attraction to Ethan is so strong she can’t help but be drawn in by their shared chemistry. Meanwhile, the threat of Olivia lurks around the edges, casting a menacing shadow over everything and everyone Alexa loves.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26221396-alexa-loved

T. R. Cupak was born and raised in the California Bay Area. She now lives in a quiet town south of where she grew up with her husband and their shih tzu Harley. She is obsessed with cars, especially fast ones, and enjoys her music louder than anyone should. When she's not at work or busy writing, you can find her curled up, reading and enjoying a fabulous glass of wine or a Dirty Shirley.
Despite her lifelong love of literature, Cupak lost touch with her creative side in her early twenties. Her passion for reading was rekindled six years ago, however, and in 2013 she started journaling. This practice helped Cupak hone her creative aspirations, and soon she saw her characters come to life. She has rediscovered her passion for storytelling and wants to share her words with everyone who wants to read them.




  
Alexa Crushed (Alexa Series Book 1)
Kobo 
B&N 

 Hosted by:
Belles Bookin It Facebook