Tuesday 31 December 2013

**Release Tour** Music of the Soul by Katie Ashley

Title: Music of the Soul (Runaway Train #2.5)
Author: Katie Ashley
Published: Dec. 30, 2013

In Music of the Heart, an unexpected twist of fate caused Abby Renard to fall into womanizer Jake Slater’s bed. What started out as a small spark between the unlikely pair, grew into a deep and intense love. After a year-long engagement, the two have finally been able to set a wedding date. It’s off to Mexico for a destination ceremony on a private beach. After a heated week long honeymoon in a tropical paradise, the two return to the real world of touring and making music together. 

As the newlyweds settle into married life, another twist of fate challenges their love. For once, Abby isn’t able to be the rock of strength that Jake needs. Can the two of them hold on to the strong foundation of love they have built, or will it crumble under the pressure?

Long after the last footsteps could be heard pattering down the hall or the sound of water in the pipes, I finally threw back the covers and hopped out of bed.

I knew exactly what I wanted to wear, and it only took two seconds to pull it out of my suitcase. I then slipped into the bathroom and got dressed. As soon as I was done, I crept out of the bedroom and down the hall. I could hear my dad snoring in the guest bedroom, while the sound of muted TV came from the office where Eli and Gabe were sleeping on an air mattress and the pullout couch. Grabbing a flashlight out of the hall closet, I then snuck out the front door. I jogged as fast as I could in my robe and slippers across the front lawn and down the hill. Thankfully, Angel had actually listened to me when I told her to stay on the porch. The last thing I needed was for her to start a barking marathon and alert everyone that I was running around half-naked outside.

When I got to the barn, I reached under one of the potted plants to get out the hide-a-key. Gently, I unlocked the door and stepped inside. When I closed the door behind me, I heard rustling in the bed upstairs. Without hesitation, I made my way across the living room toward the stairs. Of course, I didn’t expect Jake to have left his shoes in the middle of the floor, causing me to trip and bang into the ladder.

“Ow!” I cried before I could bite down on my lip.

“Abby?” Jake questioned. Within a few seconds, he was peering over the railing of the loft.

Gazing up at him, I teased, “Yes, it’s me. Were you expecting someone else?”

His brows furrowed. “I wasn’t expecting anyone, especially you.”


Jake gave me a funny look as I started climbing the stairs. When I got to the top rung of the ladder, he helped me off. “What are you doing here?”

To answer his question, I undid the tie on my robe. I then shimmied it off my shoulders and let it fall to the floor. Jake’s eyes widened while his mouth gaped open at my skimpy lingerie. “Abby…”

“Do you remember this?” I asked, running my hand over the silky material.

As the revelation washed over him, desire burned in his eyes. “You were wearing that the night we made love for the first time.”

“Yes, I was.” Stepping forward, I wrapped my arms around his neck. “I want you to finish what you started earlier this afternoon. But most of all, I want you to make love to me again on our wedding eve in the same place we first came together.”

Jake’s gaze left mine to momentarily flicker over to the clock on the nightstand. “But it’s after midnight. That means it’s our wedding day. What about the bad luck?”

“We make our own luck. But more than anything, we make our own memories, and I want to make one with you tonight.”

As his arms wrapped tighter around me, he cocked his head at me. “Trust me, Angel, I certainly don’t want to argue with you. I just don’t want you to regret it later.”

“There hasn’t been a single moment I’ve regretted with you.”

Jake’s brows rose in surprise. “Really?”

“I promise.”

He smiled. “I’m really glad to hear that.”

“So are you down with my plan?”

“Oh, hell yeah,” he said, as he backed us over to the bed.

Katie Ashley is the New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author of The Proposition. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her two very spoiled dogs and one outnumbered cat. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Harry Potter, Shakespeare, Supernatural, Designing Women, and Scooby-Doo.

She spent 11 1/2 years educating the Youth of America aka teaching MS and HS English until she left to write full time in December 2012.

She also writes Young Adult fiction under the name Krista Ashe.

Monday 30 December 2013

**Release Blitz** Finding My Forever by Heidi McLaughlin

Everywhere I look, my friends are settling down - marriage, children, white picket fences; but not me. Marriage isn't in the cards for me. I’m a ladies man.

A rock star.

I was born and raised in the industry.

I love everything about my life, especially the attention from the women that my status brings me.
Women find me. I don’t chase. I know what they want and they know I’ll deliver.

But after one look, one touch, one night...
Now I’m the one doing the chasing.

I need to find a way to show her that I’m serious, that I can change.
I need to find a way to show her that I can love her fully, and only her.
I need to find a way to show her that she’s my forever.


Also by Heidi - The Beaumont Series!!
Forever My Girl - The Beaumont Series #1 
My Everything - A Beaumont Series Novella
My Unexpected Forever - The Beaumont Series #2




Heidi is the author of USA Today, Kobo, Digital Book World, Amazon and Barnes & Noble Bestselling novel, Forever My GirlOriginally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell and two Parakeets.
During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she’s writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court-side during either daughter’s basketball games.

A USA Today Best Selling Author
An Amazon Best Seller
A Barnes and Noble Best Seller

Tuesday 24 December 2013

What a Six months it has been.........

In July this year I embarked on a journey that I thought would merely enhance my love of reading, oh and I had a few hours a week to spare, so why not put them to good use. Right?

I had no freakin idea what I was about to undertake!  But here we are 6 months later, a little older and a teensy bit wiser, and with over 280 posts on the blog under our belts and over 16,500 hits.
Along the way I have met, if only virtually, some of the most amazing people whose love of all things books is equal to my own.

To the bloggers I say, my God, I had no idea how hard you guys work, but I do now. The advice and support I have received as I set out on this adventure has been invaluable. Tabby at IMR Reviews, Kylie at Give Me Books, the fabulous girls over at AKA The Book Harlots Reviews, Elizabeth at The Novel Tease and many, many, many more that I have worked alongside this year.  I have learnt so much from you all.

Readers thank you so much for supporting what BNW do, you have shown your love in the form of over 2,500 likes on Facebook, 1600 followers on Twitter and numerous emails, DM’s and comments on our page.  We have some of the best Twitter followers who are just bloody hysterical, you know who you are and please keep up with those tweets that make me laugh out loud, snort and spit coffee out every single day. I’ll leave you with that rather attractive image!

Authors, what can I say, without you there wouldn’t be a blog, I wanted to give something back to you all for the awesome books you have given to us.  For the characters you have left etched on my brain, for the sleepless nights when the characters continue to talk in my head and for chatting with me when I needed to vent, cry & laugh with you over your books.  A special mention goes to Kahlen Aymes, Jen Sterling, Stephanie Witter, M.R. Joseph, Rachel Brookes, Courtney Cross, Madeline Sheehan, Jodi Ellen Malpas, Pepper Winters, Katy Evans, Tiffany Reisz, Katie Ashley, Chelle Bliss, SC Ellington, Syndra K Shaw, Stephanie Witter, Jacquelyn Ayes, Karli Perrin, SC Stephens, Olivia Cunning and Michelle Leighton to name just of few of those that gave BNW a chance and let me fangirl over them. To those that have invited me to Beta read for you it’s been a privilege. I admire what you do and I do try really hard not to stalk you too much ;-) And I really appreciate you humouring me and the messages I send you.

Wonderland – I have no words to tell you how awesome you all are, but what I can say is this, Ethan, Joel, Max and Dean, WuWu fancies the pants off you all equally ;-) Moffy, Paris & Andi little did I know what an amazing friendship would be forged over a few late night tweets and dubious discussions. Your continued support, words of wisdom and funny as f**k DM’s make me adore you all the more. Quite simply without the Wonderland crew I wouldn’t be doing this. I will never ever forget what you have done for me & thank you for welcoming me into your Wonderland family x

Wonderland week was a blast and probably the hardest I’ve ever worked in my entire life (thanks MuMu) , and I don’t think I have ever before witnessed what happened on the TL last night, I am so proud of you all.

And last but certainly not least, the team that makes BNW what it is today.  When I sent out a message for help, I had no idea that I would be blessed with the best team ever.  Claire you are my wingman, the voice of reason & my blog twin, I could not continue to do this without you.  And you literally make me cry laughing every single flipping day.  You give the best Kik ever!

Nicola and Tammy, our very talented reviewers, we are very lucky to have you and Sue our Creative Director the supplier of all things pretty. Ladies you work so hard for BNW and are seriously underpaid for the privilege ;-)

And one last mahoosive thank you goes to The Biker (my husband) who has never once complained even when BNW and my many book boyfriends were getting far more attention than he was.  You are my everything and you make me think naughty thoughts everyday ;-)

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Here’s to 2014 and I hope we get to meet some of you in Edinburgh.

Monday 23 December 2013

**Blog Tour** Quintessentially Q by Pepper Winters

Title: Quintessentially Q

Series: Monsters in the Dark, Book #2

Author: Pepper Winters

Genre: Erotic/Dark Contemporary Romance

Release Date:  December 15, 2013

Tour Organized by: As the Pages Turn Tour Schedule Link: http://bit.ly/1cVkiiP

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“All my life, I battled with the knowledge I was twisted… fucked up to want something so deliciously dark—wrong on so many levels. But then slave fifty-eight entered my world. Hissing, fighting, with a core of iron, she showed me an existence where two wrongs make a right."

Tess is Q’s completely. Q is Tess’s irrevocably. But now, they must learn the boundaries of their unconventional relationship, while Tess seeks vengeance on the men who sold her. Q made a blood-oath to deliver their corpses at Tess’s feet, and that’s just what he’ll do.

He may be a monster, but he’s Tess’s monster.

HOT Excerpt

Merde, esclave, stop. For fuck’s sake, you’re ruining me.” Even with the ferocity of Q’s anger, I thrilled with the knowledge I was winning in some small measure—the former slave training the master. If I’d been a poet, I would’ve written how serendipitous it all was. How fate entwined and cursed us both. 
Q gripped my hips, propping me higher. Pulling out, the heat of his erection nudged my ass; I jolted with urgency.
Sitting higher on his knees, Q muttered, “This is going to be fast and hard, and I don’t want you to say a word, do you hear me?”
I nodded, breathless already. “I’ll do anything you want, as long as you let me come.”
“You can come, but only when I say.” His nails imprinted crescent moons into my skin, digging deep. “But if you come before, I’ll punish you worse. I won’t feel regret or remorse. I’ll find a way to punish you that doesn’t make me suffer, too.”
He rocked, and his cock eased down my ass, between my spread thighs, nudging my core.
Words were beyond me. I nodded wildly, scrabbling at the carpet. The strands wrapped around my fingers and I held on for dear life.
With urgent hands, Q untwisted my coiled ponytail and grabbed a handful.
With a jerk, he forced my head back. My spine arched as he plunged inside me.
Excruciating fullness.
I opened my mouth to scream, but he clamped a hand over me, riding me, containing my cries. “Shush, esclave. Not a sound, remember?”
The intrusion was pain personified, the rocking endless bliss.
The way he took me held no remnants of the sometimes sweet man beneath the blackness. This was purely brutal and dark and animalistic.
I loved it.
With his cock deep inside, his fist wrapped around my ponytail, and his other hand clasped over my mouth, he fucked me. Bucking so hard, carpet burn incinerated my pantyhose in a matter of seconds.
But every time he thrust, I pushed back to meet him. I bowed more than I’d ever bowed before, relishing in the burn of my hair being tugged. My lungs strained as Q grunted and rutted, taking me true to his word. 

Pepper Winters wears many roles. Some of them include writer, reader, sometimes wife. She loves dark, taboo stories that twist with your head. The more tortured the hero the better and she constantly thinks up ways to break and fix her characters. Oh, and sex… her books have sex.

She loves to travel and has an amazing, fabulous hubby (who speaks French—hot!) who puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends. She loves to hear from her readers so hit her up at pepperwinters@gmail.com


Quintessentially Q Blog Tour

Pepper Winters Interview with Wendy

1. Tears of Tess was the surprise read of 2013 for me, it really stood out as unique & I want to know what inspired you to write it?

Thanks so much. I’m so glad you enjoyed it. The inspiration evolved on its own as I started writing the story. I knew Tess would be kidnapped. I knew she’d fight and her master would do things to her, but I had no idea who Q was or what sequences they would go through. I just followed their story as it unfolded J

2. Who is Tess and what does she mean to you?

Tess is one of the strongest heroines I know. She wasn’t meant to be like that—I had ideas for her to be meeker, but the moment she was kidnapped she showed a new side and I had no choice but to follow J

3. Where in hell fire did the inspiration for Q come?

Q hasn’t left my brain since I started thinking of him. He’s silent, broody, always in the dark recesses of my thinking. I never KNEW him while writing Tears of Tess. He didn’t let me understand his motives until very late in the story. He keeps evolving and showing sneak peeks of who he truly is. It’s really fun to have a character that I still don’t fully understand myself.

4. What book are you reading now?

Sea of Tranquility J

5. Who is your favorite author and why?

Laini Taylor for Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I LOVE her writing style. Lyrical, so vivid it paints a picture in your mind.

6. How much time do you spend writing?

24 hours a day. Lol. Seriously, I’m on my laptop about 14 hours a day, but writing will only be 6-7 of those hours. The rest is social media, replying to messages, and marketing.

7. What I admire about you is that you put as much effort in to your writing as you do in to corresponding with your readers, blogger fans & street team, is that important to you?

Yes, incredibly. I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the readers of my work. If they took the time to tweet, fb, message, or email, I’ll take the time to reply. Interaction is so important as I get to hear first hand what they liked about my work, what they didn’t, and I can improve so I can deliver a book that they love. Plus, having those connections grants me access to an amazing community of writers, readers, and reviewers. It’s a great community to be a part of J

8. Do you have a message for your readers & supporters?

Yes, THANK YOU. Thank you for buying, reviewing, and sharing my work. For your kind messages, and loving Tess and Q as much as me. I’m very humbled.

9.  Who is your current/favorite book boyfriend?

I have too many. Can I just have an alpha male sandwich?

10. Do you listen to music while you’re writing? What is Q & Tess’s song?

No I don’t listen. I have to have complete silence. Q’s song would have to be Demon and Monster by Imagine Dragons. It’s as if they channeled him J

11.  What can we expect to see from you in the future?

Lots of books J I plan to release one every 3 months or so. And they will all have a darker element to them, but with a HEA

12.  If you could take one book with you on vacation, what would it be and why?

One book? Crap… um… well one book would last me half a plane ride so I’d probably take something huge…I’ll have to come back to you on that one!

13.  Tell us one unique fact about yourself. 

Unique fact… this is hard too. I hate ‘stuff’ –too much furniture or knickknacks. I’m very transient—a traveller at heart and having a house full of belongings makes me nervous. I’d be happy with my wedding rings, my laptop, my photo albums, and just travelling the world with my hubby J

Wendy's Review

5 Bare Naked stars just isn't enough......

I have no words!  No seriously I have no words!  I have heartache, I have despair and I have a slither of hope, but I’ll be fucked if I know how to tell you how good QQ is, because good doesn’t freakin well cover page one let alone what follows.

I am broken, I don’t know if I will recover and it’s been far too long since a book has so completely consumed me.

It was hard to believe that Tears of Tess was Pepper’s debut novel and as part of my review this is what I said at the time:

“I am ruined, I have been Q’d, that night in bed my thoughts were of him, and how the hell I was going to write the words that would explain to anyone who hadn’t read it yet how I had fallen for a monster?”

Only now how am I going to explain that Pepper has gone one better, Quintessentially Q has shattered the reading boundaries in my mind and I’ll don’t think I’ll ever be able to satisfy them again.

I have virtually highlighted the whole damn book, I wasn’t picking out quotes I was copying whole pages.

So Quintessentially Q. Tess we know has gone back to Q, and in doing so has unleashed her inner monster, while Q struggles to contain his.  The book is dual POV which strengthened the feelings of uncertainty they were both feeling as they learn to live & love each other.

“I may be a controlling bastard, but the moment Tess stalked back in to my life I lost my balls to her” Q

“I shouldn’t want to beat the ever living daylights out of her, but I did. Oh, shit how I did” Q

“We’d never make it to the bedroom.  I needed her. That. Fucking. Second.” Q

To say I spent 50% of this book worrying about my blood pressure and mopping copious amounts of tears from my face is an understatement.  With what this book put me through I should be hunting Pepper down and whipping her pretty little ass.  And don’t even think you can begin to imagine the depths of depravity you will bear witness too, because no matter how bad you envision it to be, quadruple it and times it by a gazillion. But you will not be able to look away, you want to but you won’t, you will be suffering alongside Tess but you will not leave her to fend for herself.

That’s all I will say, as you need to take the journey yourself.

And I cannot review this book without mentioning the S.E.X, holy mother of god I hate flying but could seriously be tempted to board a chopper with Q ;-)

“Locked inside a tiny space with Q for half an hour.  Oh God.  I’ll end up humping his leg, or worse, sitting on his face” Tess

Pepper Winters what you have given us is a bestseller – that is all.

Title: Tears of Tess

Series: Monsters in the Dark, Book #1

Author: Pepper Winters

Genre: Erotic/Dark Contemporary Romance

Release Date: November 18, 2013

A New Adult Dark Contemporary Romance, not suitable for people sensitive to grief, slavery, and nonconsensual sex. A story about finding love in the strangest of places, a will of iron that grows from necessity, and forgiveness that may not be enough.

“My life was complete. Happy, content, everything neat and perfect.
Then it all changed.
I was sold.”

Tess Snow has everything she ever wanted: one more semester before a career in property development, a loving boyfriend, and a future dazzling bright with possibility. 

For their two year anniversary, Brax surprises Tess with a romantic trip to Mexico. Sandy beaches, delicious cocktails, and soul-connecting sex set the mood for a wonderful holiday. With a full heart, and looking forward to a passion filled week, Tess is on top of the world.

But lusty paradise is shattered.

Kidnapped. Drugged. Stolen. Tess is forced into a world full of darkness and terror. 

Captive and alone with no savior, no lover, no faith, no future, Tess evolves from terrified girl to fierce fighter. But no matter her strength, it can’t save her from the horror of being sold.

Can Brax find Tess before she’s broken and ruined, or will Tess’s new owner change her life forever?

Sunday 22 December 2013

**Blog Tour** Save Me from Me by Erica Ashby



Dani refuses to lose another parent due to her absence from their life. After pulling herself back together following the death of her father, she moves back to her childhood town to live with her mom. She’s slowly pulled back into the lifestyle she worked so hard to get away from ten years ago. She accepts that this is the life she has always been destined to live. Getting a job at the store down the road and hooking back up with her first love Gage, seems to be the logical way to go…that is until Holden Reynolds shows up in town.

Now that Holden is finally back home from the Navy he plans on following in his father’s footsteps. Still trying to move on from the one woman who had his heart, he busies himself in work and returning to the country boy lifestyle he’s always loved. The best way to get over someone is to get under someone, right? That’s his mindset as he travels town to town with his job perfectly content with being a rambling man…that is until he meets Danielle Brooks.
When Dani isn't leaving and Holden isn't staying will they be able to keep themselves from getting too attached? Or will they be just what each other needs to cut all the strings that have them bound?
“You can’t save me from me, Holden.” –Dani
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Being born an "Army Brat", Erika Ashby has been residing in Oklahoma the last 10 years finally putting an end to the nomad tendencies she had grown accustomed to. She's a happily married woman who has 5 kids between her and her husband. She has an insane passion for music and embraces her Inner Groupie any chance she has. It wasn't until the age of 29 that she realized she also had a hidden passion for reading; before then she claimed to have hated it. Six months after unlocking that deep desire she never knew she held, she turned the key to another chapter of her life which has become the desire to write. And the rest is still history in the making.

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Tammy's Review

4.5 Bare Naked Stars****

I loved Save Me from Me.  It’s a story full of heartbreak, love, sorrow and off the charts steamy sex.  I was hooked from the Prologue.

Dani always wanted more out of life.  She never wanted to end up like her mother or other females in her hometown. Right after high school she breaks up with her boyfriend and moves away to college.  She was away for ten years when her dad suddenly passed away and she moved back home. I absolutely loved Dani.  She is stubborn, headstrong, feisty and wants to save everyone and never puts herself first.

“It hurts me knowing the feelings he still has for me. Do I still care about him? Yes of course, but not to the extent he does.”

Gage never got over his breakup with Dani.  Ten years later he is still hoping they can rekindle their love when she moves back home.  Dani feels like its settling to be with Gage.  He is her best friend but he doesn’t light her on fire like she desires.  She hates the idea of settling and being tied down.

“His eyes seem so sincere and sweet, and I know without a doubt, that he could be one of the most amazing friends.”

Holden moves into town for a few months for a job.  He is every girls dream – sweet, sexy, and funny but with a broken heart.  He is working for his father’s business only because he feels he must. He hates disappointing his father.  Even though he has never shown him any love or compassion as an adult. 

“His lips are on mine.  These sexy lips are making my whole body tingle.”

Holden and Dani have an instant connection.  Lets just say things are a bit awkward the first time they meet.  They can’t tear their eyes off each other even though he is with her #1 enemy.  They start off hanging out as friends and things quickly changed.  The dock has always been a very special place for Dani.  Holden loves it as much as Dani and it has become their special spot.  This is one very hot and steamy book. 

"Be selfish for me, Dani. Pick me. Tell me to stay. I need to hear you say it."

Holden’s dad finds out about their budding relationship.  He doesn't want Holden to be held back by another girl.  He causes problems for the happy couple.  Dani has to decide if she wants to fight for Holden and all their passion or settle for Gage.  There are many twists and turns that keep you hooked.  Who will Dani choose in the end? 

“So hold on as tight as you need to.  I got you. I won’t let you fall.”

I was very happy with the ending.  I LOVED the epilogue.  What a perfect way to end the story.  This is my first Erika Ashby book but definitely won’t be my last.



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