Thursday, July 31, 2014

Wrapped In Shadow by Lisa Eugene ~ Blog Tour!

One night of shadows. One night of bliss. One night of evil.

Katherine Regina Vandercamp has everything. Wealth. Beauty. Social standing. She’s the heiress to the Vandercamp fortune and engaged to the man of her dreams. One night it all shatters…

Finding her fiancé with another woman, she is distraught and makes a reckless decision to go with a friend to a sex club. Needing total anonymity, she has sex with a stranger in a room of total darkness, a sensuous cocoon of silky shadows. She has no idea who this man is or what he looks like. But it is in the shadows she finds solace. In the shadows she finds bliss.
She can’t forget this stranger’s touch, his taste, his scent. He infiltrates her dreams and holds her thoughts and body captive. But had she made a false assumption about her fiancĂ©? Had he really been unfaithful? She regrets her hasty actions and is tormented by guilt. She is determined to marry the man she loves and forget her stranger.

Sinister events unfolded at the sex club. There was a gruesome murder and her stranger has been charged with the crime. Katie knows he’s innocent because she was with him at the time of the murder. She is shocked to find that he’s not a stranger after all. Will she reveal her horrible secret? Will she besmirch the Vandercamp name? Will she risk losing the man who has her heart to save the man who’s touched her soul?

Will coming forward put her in danger? Her life is in turmoil. All because of that one night.

A night that changed everything…

5 Stars!!!
Trust is a big issue is this story and for Kate a deal breaker. When she fines that she can no longer trust her fiance Josh she turns to her friend to help her forget. How does she plan on forgetting? Well she indulges in one or her romance novel scenarios and goes to a sex club. There she finds her blood spiking like it has never spiked before for a man that doesn't even see. They are in total darkness which heightens the emotions coming out of her.
Her stranger is just that to her at first until she finds out who he really is. Will she be able to resist?
This book has some major plot twists that will have you second guessing. Just when you think you know how the story is going to unfold Lisa throws in another bomb keeping you alert and ready for the next amazing aspect of the story.  
I love how Kate and her stranger discover each others identities, I mean it gives the whole idea of we know who we are meant to be with and finding that person in the most unexpected places that much more interesting. I was intrigued from beginning to end.  This story is a hit!!!! You will be desperate to flip the page and find out what Lisa will do with these characters next. I can't wait to read what she does next!!!

Lisa Eugene began writing as a way to mentally escape from the hectic medical world where she has been a practicing nurse for over twenty years. After publishing her first novel, STRICTLY BUSINESS, she quickly learned that readers couldn't get enough of the world she created and now she lives out her wildest fantasies by writing steamy romantic suspense for her fan-favorite Washington Memorial Hospital series.

When she's not plotting her next dangerous, fast-paced, sexy adventure, you can find her juggling a full time job, playing soccer mom, or curled up reading a good romance.


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Now Available!!! Chained To You by SK Fordham

Title: Chained To You, Chained Series #2
Author: SK Fordham
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Stella Howard is chained, chained to her past and chained by her present. Dean quests to save Stella, to show her that he loves her and wants to be in her life. But Deans’ own past catches up to him and threatens to destroy all that he now cares about before he has the chance to love freely. Will others cruel intentions stop love from growing? Or will love conquer?



SK Fordham is a wife, mother and nurse. SK grew up in an outer eastern suburb of Melbourne Australia. SK loves handbags, chocolate, dancing and all forms of hot drinks.
SK would love to hear from any fans.

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Chained, Chained Series Book 1

Justice Buried by Hilary Thompson Blog Tour!


The people need Justice, but she’s not listening. 

One hundred years before, the Great Sickness reduced the world to three cities. Now the community of Asphodel is trapped underground, waiting for the prophesied maiden of Justice to return and save them from their Fates. 

Sixteen-year-old Astrea is supposed to be this savior – too bad for them she isn’t a believer. 

Trea fights against her false destiny: she rebels against her family and friends, then refuses her arranged marriage to the charming but deceitful Lexan. Learning her life is in danger, Trea is forced to trust Lexan – until she discovers a power she never knew she had, and one he already knew he did. 

As betrayal closes every door, Trea decides she must submit to her stars and accept her fate. Then a handsome stranger offers her an unexpected escape and the chance to create her own destiny.

My Review

4 stars

An interesting take on what the world would be like after and apocalypse. In the hands of the next generation will they be up to the task? Will they trust in what was set up before them or will they decide to go on their own and forge a new world. These are the thing that Astrea has to ask herself. Does she trust that what she has been told her whole life is what is meant to be or break free and make her own way in this new world.
I loved the girl poser in this book, we always have a choice and yes we also have to suffer the consequences of those choices. The relationship between Astrea and Lexan was my favorite, and I can't wait to see the next installment of this intriguing story.

Author's Note: this is not a full-length sequel to Justice Buried. It is a short novella telling Lexan's side of the story! 
There will come three… 

A child of peace, born in a place of war. 
A child of right, born in a place of many wrongs. 
A child of lawfulness, born in a place with no laws. 

The secrets of Asphodel continue to spill as Lexan tells his side of the story. 

Lexan has been pretending for so long that he barely remembers why. All he knows is that it’s getting harder to be the image of perfection that everyone expects. With Keirna plotting murder, Saloman having visions, and Trea throwing tantrums, Lexan just might be ready to risk his world for the chance at a better one.

Dream Cast

This casting isn’t necessarily about who I would pay to play in my movie, but rather who I picture in my head when I’m imagining a scene. Having a distinct face in mind helps me visualize how the characters would look and sound as they react to the events and people around them.

Astrea (Ah-stray-uh)
Sophie Turner. Totally stealing this idea from blogger (LINK) because I had never found a real person to be Astrea. I had a mental image, though, and this actress is spot-on. The brilliant hair, the feisty side-glance, the angry, innocent beauty. The main difference is Astrea has grey eyes, like smoke.

Lexan (Lex-ehn)
Douglas Booth. Such a pretty, pretty boy. Even without the Boy George makeup. He should really have blondish hair for a perfect Lexan, but those eyes? Perfection.

Stian (Sty-ehn)
Jake Gyllenhaal, when he’s a little bit laughy and a lot bit scruffy. The main difference is Stian’s eyes are green, and I believe Jake’s are blue. Eh, no big deal.

Taye Diggs. He visited my high school dance class one year, and I haven’t exactly forgotten…he seems the perfect blend of serious eagle-eye, fun uncle, and secret-keeper extraordinaire. (No spoilers, but he keeps a big one!)

First Leader Keirna (Keer-nah)

Lucy Liu. She’s great at funny, but I think she could easily pull off what Kate Winslet does in Divergent – the switch-flip between caring leader and psychotic visionary. (I’m remembering Kill Bill!) The haircut, jacket, and slightly imperious smile in this pic are how I usually visualize Keirna too.

Author Biography (Long)

Hilary Thompson was born to parents who made a habit of taking roads less traveled. But she was also a Libra, a first child, and an independent, willful child, so she has made a habit of taking a few roads on her own.

After trying on hats made for artists, architects, restaurant and retail workers, landscape designers, legal secretaries, and professional students, she retreated back to her first loves of education and writing.

Hilary now teaches high school full time, writes whenever and wherever she can, and reads as much as her eyes can handle. She also tries not to spoil her own independent, willful children or neglect her wonderful soul-mate of a husband too much. She tends to ignore laundry baskets and dirty dishes.

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At eleven years old, Macie James was certain she saw her prince standing in her kitchen with his rosy cheeks and cute smile. She was going to marry that boy, she had no doubt about it. As she became a teenager, it was that boy who taught her how to become a confident and sure woman. As the years went by and they grew up, he taught her how to love and to be loved.

Greyden Michaels was surprised when he fell for his best friend’s little sister. He wasn’t opposed to it and, even more surprising, neither was his best friend. When he was in college and her just in high school, he realized they were too young to be committed, he opted for friendship with her and together they decided their love was for the future.

When you hesitate, life happens. When life happens, your plans change. Macie wanted her fairy tale and Greyden was prepared to give it to her when unfortunate events changed his whole life, including his future with the UFC and, most devastatingly, with her. Macie made the decision to live her life, to move on without Greyden, especially once she met the man who wanted to marry her and give her the life he couldn’t.

The problem with that was that Greyden had always seen her as his. Could he give her up completely for her supposed happiness or could he somehow manage to get his life in order to try and win her back, heart and soul?

My Review

5 Stars!
I can't get enough of this series, but I will tell you that I think I love Grey the most of all!
Doubt in ones self worth. Doubt that you are more than enough. Enough to love a beautiful butterfly. Enough to be loved by the beautiful butterfly. Simply ENOUGH. This is a story of what happens when you doubt your self worth. An amazing man that has rejected the fact that he is the perfect person to love and be loved by the woman of his dreams... his butterfly. Always with in grasp but never letting himself be completely hers, Grey has placed himself in a standstill for the better part of his life doubting that he was enough for the woman he has loved since childhood.
Macie has loved Grey her whole life. But knew that he would have to learn that he was the perfect man for her before he gave his whole heart to her, so she waited. But when the wait became to hard to bare she gives up closing the light that shone only because she was his butterfly. So she retracted herself and became another person, always hoping that he would help her find her wings again so that the light in her heart would shine and bring the color back into her life.
What they didn't know was that they were fated to be together! All of their heart ache and self discovery bringing them closer while pulling them apart. Make sure that there was no other conclusion of their love for one another!
I told you I loved this book! Grey and Macie made my heart sign and crash and sing again all in the span of the pages of this amazing story. Love can make us doubt, but you know it really is love when you feel that the one you love should have more, should have better, when all they really need is you.
If you haven't read this series you don't know what you are missing. If you start with this book.... I know that you will fall in love with Grey and want to know more about the rest of the characters. I know I fell hard for Declan(without Doubt) more so than Talon( without boundaries) But Grey I fell hard for Without Hesitation. If I were Macie I wouldn't have hesitated to wait for Grey to grow up either. An amazing book and an amazing series!

“I can’t make you mine right now, Macie.” He sounded dejected. “I know,” she whispered across his lips, this time pressing her mouth against his.“I don’t trust anybody else with you,” he said as she deepened the kiss a little more, but he wasn’t letting her fully in. She licked his top lip and a small groan came out against his wishes. “I know, Sugar Plum.” She kissed just his bottom lip; being the only participant in the kiss was becoming challenging. Greyden laughed. “Noooo.” He gripped her face, stopping her ministrations. She scrunched up her nose at him. “Macie, remember our plans?” She nodded. How could she forget? They had a future together, just not a present. He tucked a few strands of hair behind her ear. “I promise to keep my mouth shut if you want to date, if you promise to date guys your own age and to be smart.”Macie’s shoulders sagged in disappointment. That’s not where she was hoping he was going to go with that. “Grey, I don’t—”
“Butterfly,” he slides a finger to her lips effectively shushing her, “I wish I could be that guy for you right now, but I can’t. I know that others can’t either, but apparently you’re going to have to figure that one out on your own. That’s why I ask that you wait ‘til you’re eighteen for the major stuff. Because, Butterfly…God. Macie James, you’re not the girl guys screw around with. You’re the girl guys marry. You’re the girl I’m going to marry.”

Macie gasped in complete shock at his words. Stunned speechless. What does one say to that anyway?

Thankfully, she didn’t have to think too long. Greyden slid off the truck, coming in close contact along her body, not letting her back up. He leaned down, his lips hovering over hers momentarily, just barely brushing them before pressing the sweetest kiss to her hyper aware lips. His lips were soft and warm and Macie wanted to pull him even closer than he already was and open up to him, but that’s not the kind of kiss he was giving her. No, he was giving her a kiss of a promise, a promise of a future, of a friendship and of a love that will only bloom with time, that’s what this kiss was. It was kind of heartbreaking on her end. It may be what he wanted and needed right now, but he just told her he was going to marry her, yet she couldn’t really kiss him, or have him.


Bailey Hayes has a past that is currently affecting her present. Ten years ago she made a decision that suited her at the time. Now because of that decision she finds herself extremely successful in her chosen career but extremely unhappy in a relationship she thought was her forever.

Bailey met, fell in love with and moved in with Hollister Harrison six short months after meeting him. Hollister's true colors shine through epically when he no longer has his personal space to contain them.

Talon McAllister loves his family, his family's marketing firm that he runs along side his sister and the game of hockey. He plays hard and works even harder but leaves no room for any one woman exclusively. That is until he meets the lovely and ultimately sexy Bailey.

Can Talon convince Bailey that her twisted sense of loyalty and commitment to her boyfriend is absolutely unnecessary and dangerous?

Will Bailey miss out on the greatest love she will ever know due to fear of repeating her past of quick decision making?Or will Talon show Bailey that she can live and love without boundaries? 

Ava Sterling is tough and the most straight laced girl you will ever meet. Her family and her past have managed to alter her future permanently and she has no desire to allow anyone else into her life or her heart for fear of rejection or further altering. Ava is alone in the world with the exception of the grandest responsibility she did not create on her own but on her own she will carry for the rest of her life.

Declan James is a MMA fighter, party all night kind of guy. Responsibility is nowhere to be found in his life or so he allows everyone around him to believe. Coming from wealth and a carefree lifestyle, Declan gets what he wants, always. And what he wants is Ava. In his pursuit of getting what he wants, Ava in his bed, his plan changes quickly without his consent. Against his plans of being the next hot bachelor to cross the tabloids as he makes his way to being the Ultimate Light Heavyweight Champion, Declan falls in love. He falls in love without hesitation and without doubt.
Neither Declan nor Ava are aware that fate has inconveniently intertwined their lives forever. Will they be able to survive the aftermath of the truth?

Being a dreamer her whole life, CJ had big plans as a child to move to New York and live the city life. She wanted to escape the small country town she grew up in and be an independent woman. The dreaming never stopped, changed a little but never stopped. Instead she married a boy from that small country town and decided to somewhat travel together. One day, living in Northern California they decided to pack up and move to Texas, just because. That’s where she resides today doing what she loves the most… mothering her children, loving her Husband and living vicariously through all of the stories she gets to create and write up daily.