Monday 8 June 2015

Cover Reveal ~ Revived by Samantha Towle

India Harris didn’t have the best start in life. Abandoned as a baby, she and her twin brother, Kit, spent their lives in foster care, only having each other to rely on. Then, at a young age, a relationship with the wrong man left India pregnant. Wanting to give her son the life she never had, she put herself through school and graduated with honors.

Now, at the age of thirty, she’s a highly respected therapist.

At the top of his game as a Formula One driver, Leandro Silva had everything—until an accident on the track left him staring death in the face. After enduring twelve months of physical therapy, Leandro is now physically able to race, but his mind is keeping him from the track. Frustrated and angry, Leandro’s days and nights are filled with limitless alcohol and faceless women.

Entering the last year of his contract, he knows he has to race again, or he’ll lose everything he spent his life working for. Forced into therapy to get his life back, Leandro finds himself in the office of Dr. India Harris.

Falling for his uptight therapist is not part of Leandro’s plan.

Having unethical feelings for her patient, the angry Brazilian race car driver, is not part of India’s plan.

But what if the wrong person is the only person who is right?


My eyes move to the magazines on the table. There’s a sports mag peeking out from under the fashion mags.
Leaning forward, I pull it out, instantly wishing I hadn’t.
Top of the magazine is a picture of me, with the caption ‘What the bad side of Formula 1 looks like’.
So, now I’m the bad side of F1. Good to know.
I already know what the media say about me. How I’ve turned from a great racer into a drunk, and a whore.
They’re not wrong on the whore part – well, whore is a bit harsh, I don’t charge for my services. And I wouldn’t say I’m a drunk. I just like to drink, a lot.
I shouldn’t read the article, I know this, but the sadistic part of me has me turning those pages.
Finding the article, eyes scanning the text, I pick out the usual shit.
Why is Silva no longer racing? Physically he’s healthy. Is it mental problems? Fear over racing because of his accident. Is that why he drinks – drowning his misery in alcohol? Such a shame to see, a once great driver, fall from grace so dramatically.
Frustration and rage grip my chest like a vice.
Fuck this. I don’t need this shit.
Even though I can’t race, it’s not like I actually need to.
I don’t need to race. I just need to drink and fuck. That’s all I need now. All I’ll ever need.
I am a liar, and a chicken shit. And that’s why I’m sitting in the waiting room of a therapist.
Maybe I’m beyond help.
Tossing the magazine back on the table, I get to my feet ready to leave this place, just as the door opens, revealing the epitome of what I could really do with screwing right now.
My eyes trail up the toned, tanned legs, to the fitted pencil skirt that I would happily hitch up to see the magnificent pussy that I bet lies beneath. A pale pink blouse is tucked into that skirt, covering what look like a fantastically sized pair of tits. Silky blonde hair sits on her shoulders. Hair that I would enjoy getting my hands all tangled in, while I fuck those bright red lips of hers, enjoying seeing that lipstick smeared all over my cock.
My dick pulses in my jeans, more than ready to proposition her with the offer.
“Mr. Silva.” She steps forward. “I’m Dr. Harris. But please call me India.”
She’s Dr. Harris?
This, hitch-your-skirt-up-and-let-me-fuck-you-right-now, woman is my new therapist.
Well that’s just fucking great. It’s not like I can bang my therapist.
I put my cock on hold, and giving her my best smile, the one that always has panties dropping to the floor, I say, “And you can call me Leandro.”

About the Author

New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and international bestselling author Samantha Towle began her first novel in 2008 while on maternity leave. She completed the manuscript five months later and hasn't stopped writing since.

She has written contemporary romances, THE MIGHTY STORM, WETHERING THE STORM, TAMING THE STORM and TROUBLE.

She has also written paranormal romances, THE BRINGER and the ALEXANDRA JONES SERIES, all penned to tunes of The Killers, Kings of Leon, Adele, The Doors, Oasis, Fleetwood Mac, and more of her favourite musicians.

A native of Hull and a graduate of Salford University, she lives with her husband, Craig, in East Yorkshire with their son and daughter.
Twitter: @samtowlewrites

Previous Books in the Series

Book 1 – Revved
Race car mechanic Andressa “Andi” Amaro has one rule—no dating drivers. With a good reason behind the rule, she has no plans on breaking it.
Carrick Ryan is the bad boy of Formula One. With a face and body that melts panties on sight, and an Irish lilt that leaves women on their knees, begging for more. He races hard and parties harder. The youngest driver to ever sign with F1, he’s still at the top of his game five years later, breaking hearts on and off the tracks.
When Andi is offered her dream job working in the glamorous world of F1, she leaves her home in Brazil, positive she can handle working for Carrick. But she’s not prepared for the off-the-chart sparks that fly the moment they meet.
Now, Andi has a crush on the one man she can’t have, and her resolve is about to be put to the test, because Carrick has decided he wants Andi, and he plans on testing her to the very limit...

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Thursday 4 June 2015

The woman who stole my life by Marian Keyes

International bestselling author Marian Keyes is back with another masterfully told story full of wit and charm.
'Name: Stella Sweeney.
Height: average.
Recent life events: dramatic.'
One day, sitting in traffic, married Dublin mum Stella Sweeney attempts a good deed. The resulting car crash changes her life.
For she meets a man who wants her telephone number (for the insurance, it turns out). That's okay. She doesn't really like him much anyway (his Range Rover totally banjaxed her car).
But in this meeting is born the seed of something which will take Stella thousands of miles from her old life, turning an ordinary woman into a superstar, and, along the way, wrenching her whole family apart.
Is this all because of one ill-advised act of goodwill? Was meeting Mr Range Rover destiny or karma? Should she be grateful or hopping mad?
For the first time real, honest-to-goodness happiness is just within her reach. But is Stella Sweeney, Dublin housewife, ready to grasp it?
Marian's stunning new novel The Woman Who Stole My Life is about losing the life you had and finding a better one.

Sum it up 

This book comes with feelings.

I felt connected to the characters. So many great and wonderful characters in this book! (Some are quite painful sometimes).

Story had strength. I loved the set-up – back and forth between past and present – this connected the story together magically. Marians humour never fails to have me laughing out loud even amongst times that make you blub up.

A story of change, for better and worse. Highs and lows of life and how they can change your perspective on love, trust, family life and your career/work-life. The damage caused, the love shared, the pain felt, relationships created and a touch of fate.

This is quite different to her other work but it feels fresh and it revived my love for books after having a loooong dry spell. Where Marian usually sticks quite true to reality, this book is a blend of reality in all it's gritty form and the dream life that we all find ourselves drifting off to within our minds now and again. This book gives you the best AND worst of both worlds and all the chaos that both realities bring with it, along the journey that takes you there.

You can always expect to have fun with Marian Keyes books and I cannot wait to see what Keyes has for us next.

Wednesday 26 November 2014

Cover Reveal ~ Violets and Violence by Morgan Parker

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 Violet has magical talent. She can levitate, walk through glass, and be in two places at one time. What happens when Violet discovers true magic in the arms of a new man? Luke Kemble enjoys the luxury of having Violet, all of her magic and all of her beauty, all to himself. What happens to Luke's illusion of reality when he and the love of his life are threatened by another man, a dangerous one that holds grudges and anger? Carter Borden never fully recovered from the heartbreak of his ex-wife leaving him. What happens to a damaged man who begins to believe in magic once again? Follow two men -- Luke and Carter -- as they learn the one truth about Violet's magic (that it's an only an illusion) and the one truth about her love (that it's not). V&V Release Meet the Author
As the author of the best-selling mystery romance, Surviving Goodbye, Morgan Parker has written several novels under this pen name. In 2012 and 2013, when he self-published Textual Encounters and Textual Encounters: 2, respectively, he was absolutely floored that anyone would want to read his stories. So he wrote non friction, an unconventional love story. That love story earned Mr. Parker a tremendous amount of attention and at the insistence of his readers, he followed it with Hope (a novella) and Sick Day. All three of those stories have spent time on Amazon best-seller lists. Currently, he is preparing Violets & Violence for publication in late-2014. When not writing, Morgan likes to spend time gathering writing material from his two young children, reading and napping where he discovered the Type II Sleep State, which is the topic for his 2015 release, Anna Graham. Morgan interacts regularly with his readers and friends on Facebook and Twitter. Social Links
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Love in Spanish by Karina Halle

Successful, wealthy and absurdly handsome – Spanish ex-football player Mateo Casalles seemed like he had it all. A high-society wife, an adorable little girl, and flashy apartments in Madrid and Barcelona only sweetened the deal. But there was more to Mateo than met the eye – a life of uncertainty and regret that colored his black and white world. 

That was until Vera Miles came into his life like a shooting star. Tattooed, wild and young, Vera seemed like Mateo’s polar opposite at first. But you can’t choose who you fall in love with and the two lost souls did everything they could to be together, all while suffering the grave consequences. 

Now with Mateo divorced and living in Madrid with Vera, there is a whole new set of challenges and setbacks facing the couple and rocking the foundation of their star-crossed relationship. 

Unfortunately for them, the brighter the star, the faster they burn. 

Wow. I can’t get enough of Mateo and Vera! Sadly though, their story, for us has come to an end.

Another heart clenching, gut wrenching story from Halle. This will carry you in it’s whirlwind right to the very end.

Mateo and Vera’s love story, whilst a beautiful one, has never been an easy one and in this second instalment, written from Mateo’s POV, it’s not about to get any easier.

This is a twister of emotion, from love that sends you to the highest cloud to agonizing heart-break. Packed with drama (in the most adult of manners), passion and raw unadulterated, boundless, beautiful love. I felt every emotion as if I was in Mateo’s head the whole ride. Down to the sound of his sensuously gruff and charming Spanish accent.

Halle is a true genius. I never tire of her story telling which sucks me into its vacuum and spits me out wanting more, at the end. There is a true beauty to her writing when it comes to Mateo and Vera. The way she writes about the stars in the universe and the infinite ways that love glides through its atmosphere. All of this rooted in our main characters. Love isn’t always plain sailing and I adore the way that Karina has dealt with issues in this book that really put pressure on the relationship and whether it can sustain the damages. It gives it a gritty, real feel.

You truly come away from this book believing that, no matter how many lemons life throws at you, when you find someone that you can feel in your gut and deep in your soul, that this is the person for you. Then love can overcome anything (Cheese).

If you loved Love, in English s much as I did then you will LOVE this. A great conclusion to an epic romance with bite

Then to top it off, we get a sneak peek into Josh’ world with Where Sea Meets Sky and OhMyGosh . . .  I can’t wait to read on with Josh and Gemma’s story. She certainly knows how to leave you hanging.

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Wednesday 24 September 2014

Review ~ Surviving Goodbye by Morgan Parker

Another wonderful story by Morgan Parker. Surviving Goodbye is a cleverly written story about Elliott Fitch and his struggle to let go of his recently deceased wife.

Surviving Goodbye is a mystery that keeps you guessing all the way through. My own guess was way of the mark (You will know what I mean when you check it out for yourself). The book itself is quite a pleasant surprise. Morgan Parker has a special way with words. Like all his books, this is about the journey in finding live – in fact it’s more about stumbling upon love. There is almost a darkness and sombreness to his writing with just a small amount of light to see you through to a happy ending.

          At the same time, there is a light-heartedness to it and it will make you laugh and smile in places. I did however question at one point find myself questioning points of the story but it all makes sense in the end. It’s about the power that love holds over a person and the crazy things it can make a person do.

I think my favourite thing about this book is the relationship between Elliott and his daughter, Lena; a stroppy teen that has survived a lot in her sweet sixteen years. The relationship they share is somewhat strained but beautiful all at once. There a few special moments that had the corners of my mouth turning up.

Part of me would like to go back in time and learn more about Elliott and Karen because the few slivers of history between them are very enticing to the romantic streak in me.

          A nice easy read that will, at the same time, keep you guessing all the way through whilst warming the cockles of your heart.

Author bio: As a shy and introverted male author, Morgan Parker seeks refuge in sleep. Where all of his friends live in his dreams and nightmares, and where he never has to pay for his non-fat cappuccinos. He has written the Textual Encounters Series, Non Friction, Sick Day and, most recently, Surviving Goodbye. He is currently at work on his next novel, Violets and Violence… yes, in his dreams.

Thursday 10 July 2014

Cover Reveal ~ Surviving Goodbye by Morgan Parker

In the final hours of her life, Elliot Fitch’s wife confesses that he is not the biological

father to their 16-year old daughter.

Surviving Goodbye follows Elliot’s collision course with Fate as he embarks on a

journey to locate his daughter’s real father. When Elena, now seventeen years old,

announces her unplanned pregnancy and the father’s unwillingness to play a role

in their child’s upbringing, Elliot faces an ironic dilemma about the true meaning of

parenthood and the roles we play in the lives of others, particularly those we love

and who love us in return.

Release date ~ late August 2014

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By the time you read this, I’ll be dead. I hope I had the chance to tell you this myself, 

but in the event that I couldn’t, I want you to know that from the moment we met, I 

loved you. So, so, so much. And these past few months dealing with the reality of my 

mortality have allowed me to reach into the depths of that love and see that what is 

sweet on one hand, is devastatingly sad on the other: You loved me with the depth 

and truth that most people never know. And because of that (here’s the devastating 

part), I know you won’t let go, even once I’m gone. It’s sweet to know that I owned 

your heart, body and soul for all of these years, but it crushes me that you will bury 

these things with my body and not only deprive yourself of life, of enjoying and 

sharing it with someone else but from love altogether... and that is the tragedy here. 

You deserve to live, breathe, taste, and love again. Elliot, that is what Love is, and 

that is what I want for you once I'm gone.

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Wednesday 9 July 2014

Blog Tour ~ Falling Sky by Lisa Swallow

Falling Sky (Blue Phoenix, #2)

Author: Lisa Swallow

Release date: 10th June 2014

This book is the second in the Blue Phoenix series, and is the

continuation of the story told in Summer Sky.


Sky’s world turned upside down when she met rock star Dylan

Morgan, and exploded when she discovered his hidden past.

Four months after Sky learns Dylan’s devastating secret, she’s

trying to piece her life back together. Without an explanation from

Dylan, Sky has no choice but to try and forget him.

Dragged back into the life he ran from, Dylan continues to spiral

downwards as he copes with his fame the only way he knows how.

Shattered by the revelation Sky knows his darker past, he forces

himself to return to England and explain.

Sky and Dylan reconnect, attempting to build on the shaky

foundations of their summer. But the outside world continues to

conspire against them.

Taking place in the epicentre of the Blue Phoenix world, Sky and

Dylan’s story continues amongst the chaos surrounding the band

and its members.


The snow drifts down heavier than recently and by the time

we get to my place, the dark clouds bring the winter’s night on

early. Dylan parks behind my snow-covered car.

“If we’re going back to the start, I should really rear-end

that car?” He looks at me sideways with a grin.

I’m busy calculating my next move and trying to anticipate

his because he’s turned the engine off. The snow settles on the


“White Christmas, do you think?” I ask.

“A few days to go yet but maybe.”

“I’d better get inside before...”

“Before what?” He turns in the seat and I stiffen. If I kiss

Dylan, that’s it. Over. I’m lost again.

“Before the roads get bad for you,” I say the words but I’m

unaware of anything but Dylan, the leather scent of his jacket is

different to the summer Dylan, a new flavour mingling with the

“I’ll be okay,” he says, his gaze on my mouth.

I lick my dry lips and his pupils dilate, even without his

hands on me, Dylan’s stirring arousal. He reaches out a hand,

pushing a strand of hair behind my ear the way he always used to,

his fingertips grazing my cheek with heat. Hesitantly, he moves his

face closer, reminding me of the first time he kissed me. I tense as

his warm breath strokes my face, dragged into the charged moment

before his lips touch mine.

Dylan softly presses his mouth to mine. Then waits. I push

my lips to his and our mouths move together, the hesitant kiss of

those just met, not of reuniting lovers. I fall into space, past the

stars into his universe, pulled to the man who has never let me go.

The world outside of the heating space of the car doesn't exist, our

bubble transplanted to here and now. I grip the growing curls of

his hair and hold his neck and he leans across the middle of the car,

pulls me close and lets go of his gentleness. Dylan holds both of

my cheeks, the way he did on the beach in the rain, and kisses me

like a drowning man desperate for air only I can give him.

My winter coat and his jacket prevent complete closeness

and I fight the urge to slip my hands inside his jacket and feel his

warmth and strength. If I do that, I know he’ll reciprocate and in a

car, in the street, isn’t the right place to start.

his head away. We breathe in sync, rapidly, reflecting the desire to

reunite that we both have. But not now, not yet.

Slowly, Dylan unwinds my fingers from his neck and shifts

the tattoos.”

“I’ve missed you, Sky,” he whispers, cupping my cheek.

“Life lost a lot of colour without you,” I say. “And not just

“Will you see me again?”

“Yes.” I softly brush his lips and draw away. Dylan’s

lips part and I place a finger on them. “But I’m not ready for the

intensity again this soon.”

“I get that.”

“Which is why I’m going inside alone.”

“Unfortunately, I thought you’d say that.” He kisses my

As I open the car door, Dylan catches my hand.

forehead and sits back.


There’s a hint of the old Dylan, reaching out to the old Sky he’s

just resurrected. “It’s always tomorrow with you, isn’t it?” I ask,

echoing the words from the summer.

Summer Sky (Blue Phoenix #1)

Title: Summer Sky (Blue Phoenix, #1)


Sky changed her life for a man once, and she has no intention

of doing it again - even if he is a six-foot, tattooed rock god who

makes a mean bacon sandwich.

Sky Davis is fed up with boyfriend Grant taking her for granted,

and when she comes home to find him wearing a girl, Sky

suspects the relationship is over. She takes an unscheduled

holiday and leaves the life (and guy) she hates behind.

Rock star Dylan Morgan is struggling with fame and infamy, sick

of his life being controlled by other people. Dylan cuts his hair

and walks away from his role as lead singer of Blue Phoenix,

leaving behind chaos and speculation.

Outside the English seaside town of Broadbeach, their cars and

worlds collide.

Sky decides Dylan is an arrogant guy with too many tattoos, and

Dylan is amused by the smart-mouthed girl with no idea who he

is. Dylan and Sky soon discover they’ve travelled to Broadbeach

for the same reason - to escape from reality and head back to a

place with happy childhood memories. Losing themselves in a

world where they know nothing about each other, Sky and Dylan

begin a summer romance that soon heats up their rainy English


Fantasies can’t last forever, and when reality crashes the party,

Sky isn’t sure she wants to be more than his ‘summer Sky’ but

Dylan doesn’t want to let her go.

Returning to the real world, public scrutiny isn’t their only

problem. Blue Phoenix lead guitar player, Jem Jones, has a

reason for wanting Sky out of Dylan’s life, and is determined to

come between them. Some things won’t stay hidden, even when

they’re paid to ‘go away’.

Summer Sky is a contemporary romance where occasionally

more than the bacon sizzles. It is the first in the Blue Phoenix


The Blue Phoenix books are a series of contemporary romance

novels and novellas centred on the fictional rock band Blue



About the Author

Lisa is an author of new adult romance and writes both paranormal

and contemporary, often with a side of snark.

In between running a business, looking after her family and

writing, Lisa sometimes finds spare time to do other things. This

often involves swapping her book worlds for gaming worlds. She

even leaves the house occasionally.

Lisa is originally from the UK but moved to Australia in 2001 and

now lives in Perth in Western Australia with her husband, three

children and dog.

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