EARLY REVIEW ~ Bound Forever by Hanna Peach

Title: Bound Forever
Author: Hanna Peach
Series: Bound #2
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense
Expected Publication: August 6th 2014

The stunning conclusion to Bound by Lies…

Caden and I on the run. Together. But he still won’t let me touch him and I know he is still keeping things from me. I am determined to uncover everything, at any cost. Even if it tears us apart.

Jacob is back. He’s back and he knows about her. Now, everything that binds the three of us together are twisting and tightening, pulling us all together. I can feel the inevitable coming…
I don’t know how this will end… all I know is, there will be blood.

Adult romantic suspense. +18 years.
Coming Soon!!
Holy hell! What a conclusion to the duology!! I just loved every moment of reading Bound Forever. Secrets that will break your heart were revealed, the suspense had me on edge and the passion between Caden and "Kitten" was scorching.
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Swoon Thursday #103 – What Goes on Tour by Claire Boston

Swoon Thursday is a super HOT meme created by the fabulous girls over at YA Bound.
What Goes on Tour
Author: Claire Boston
Genre: Contemporary
Published: February 11th 2014
What Goes on Tour
This was a fun read set in my home country, Australia (for those who didn't know). Libby, a well-known writer meets world famous rocker, Kent/Adrian. The attraction between these two was there from the beginning, but they took their time. It was very sweet.

Libby couldn’t answer. Every coherent thought in her head vanished with the sweep of his hand over her cheek. She had to say something, even if it was just a murmur in acknowledgement. She parted her lips to respond and suddenly his mouth was on hers. 

His lips were warm and gentle and stole her breath away with their tenderness. Heat curled in her belly and moved outward, suffusing her with longing as she wrapped her arms around Adrian’s neck and drew him closer. He groaned, deepening the kiss, taking her further until her whole body felt on fire.

~ Kindle Arc Loc 2000

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Review ~ Tough Luck by C.M. Stunich

Tough Luck (Hard Rock Roots, #3)Title: Tough Luck
Author: C.M. Stunich
Series: Hard Rock Roots #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: November 14th 2013

Ronnie McGuire is my target.

But I wish he wasn't.

I didn't sign up for this destruction, this pain.

In his music, I hear his soul crying out for me.

If I could, I'd run away from here and never look back because to tell you the truth, I'm terrified. There are forces weighing in on me that even I don't understand. I'm scared. Things are dangerous. This could get real ugly, real fast.

& & &

Lola Saints is a godsend.

But I wish she wasn't.

I don't know sh*t about her, but already, I'm hooked.

When she plays, I can almost imagine the ghosts of the dead are calling out to me.

If I could, I'd shed my soul and leave the pain of the past behind me. But I can't. I have to figure out if there's a way to fall in love anew and respect the old. But something else is going on, something weird. Something that tells me my tough luck might just run out real fast.
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Holy Hell C.M. Stunich!! You have done it to me again! You suck me into this dark world of rock ‘n’ roll and I get swept away in the suspense and sizzling scenes and then you leave me hanging! I love it, but dayum girl, you have me hooked!! :D

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Waiting On Wednesday # 99 – Ugly Love & The House of the Four Winds

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where I have the chance to spotlight an upcoming release that I’m eagerly anticipating.

Ugly Love
Ugly LoveAuthor: Colleen Hoover
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Expected Publication: August 5th 2014

When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.

Never ask about the past.
Don’t expect a future.

They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.

Hearts get infiltrated.
Promises get broken.
Rules get shattered.
Love gets ugly.
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Release Day Blitz/Giveaway ~ Lead by Kylie Scott

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Author: Kylie Scott
Series: Stage Dive #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: July 29th 2014

Stay up all night with the sexy rockers in Stage Dive, the epic New Adult series from New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott, author of Lick and Play.

As the lead singer of Stage Dive, Jimmy is used to getting whatever he wants, whenever he wants it, whether it's booze, drugs, or women. However, when a PR disaster serves as a wake-up call about his life and lands him in rehab, he finds himself with Lena, a new assistant to keep him out of trouble.  

Lena's not willing to take any crap from the sexy rocker and is determined to keep their relationship completely professional, despite their sizzling chemistry. But when Jimmy pushes her too far and Lena leaves, he realizes that he may just have lost the best thing that ever happened to him.
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I have already read LEAD and I loved it! Jimmy really is a great guy and I can't wait to tell you about him. Review ill be on the blog August 4th!!

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Sneak Peek ~ All for This by Lexi Ryan

All for This (Here and Now, #3)Title: All for This
Author: Lexi Ryan
Series: Here and Now #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Expected Publication: August 4th 2014

What if you would never remember the day you made the most important decision of your life?

That’s what they’re telling me about the day of my accident—the day I put on Max’s ring and chose him over Nate. I’m counting on the wisdom behind a decision I don’t remember making.

Max is amazing—sexy, sweet, and kind. I was starting to believe happily-ever-after might be in my future after all. Then the unthinkable happened and my world imploded. If I’m going to make this work with Max, I need my missing memories, or at least answers from about those five days before my accident.

But what does my future hold if those answers aren’t anything like I imagined?
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I have already read ALL FOR THIS and I loved how it was wrapped up! Review ill be on the blog August 11th!!

The following excerpt from ALL FOR THIS by its very nature contains spoilers for the first two books in the Here and Now series, LOST IN ME and FALL TO YOU. If you hate spoilers and haven’t read the first two books, I recommend you don’t read any further.

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Teaser Tuesday #102 – Tough Luck by C.M. Stunich

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
Tough Luck
C.M. Stunich
Hard Rock Roots #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: November 14th 2013
Tough Luck (Hard Rock Roots, #3)
Even though this is Ronnie and Lola's book, I had to share a Turner teaser, he cracks me up!!

“You can't drive me away, no matter what you do.” Turner slams his hand into the wall by Naomi's head, leaning over so that his lips brush her ear. “You're stuck with me until the day your wrinkly ass falls out of a wheelchair and croaks.”
~ Kindle Loc 824

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2 Year Blogoversary ~ Australian Giveaway

I cannot believe how fast 2 years has gone, and once again I am organising a massive giveaway. This year I decided to do something a little different… I am giving away a tonne of books (donated by authors and a publisher) that I have loved and split them into 3 different giveaways.

One winner has the chance to win all the books and swag that are shown in the banner above.
9 paperback books (4 signed) and a tonne of swag!
This week’s giveaway is open to Australian residents only.
(All giveaway details are listed below the widget.)

Giveaway 1 is an Australian Only giveaway.  It has 9 physical books (4 signed) and a tonne of swag!
(I am making it an Aussie giveaway due to postage, so sorry international people!)

Giveaway Includes:
Vanessa Garden
Crash Into You
Katie McGarry
The Lost Prince
Julie Kagawa
Scent of Magic
Maria V. Snyder
Blood Bound
Rachel Vincent
Shadow Bound
Rachel Vincent
Hard Bitten
Chloe Neill
Book, Pen, bookmarks
Chloe Neill
All the Pretty Lies
Michelle Leighton
J.A. Huss
Eden Summers
From Me!!

Giveaway 2 is a Paranormal Giveaway (Starts 
3rd August). There are 17 eBooks from 8 authors.
(The giveaway is international.)
Giveaway 3 is a Contemporary Romance giveaway (Starts 10th August). There are 21 eBooks from 13 Authors.
(The giveaway is international.)

Each giveaway will have 1 winner each.
All ebooks, paperbacks and swag have been donated by the authors, Harlequin Australia and myself.
All eBooks will be sent from each individual author.
Harlequin Australia donated 5 titles in the Australian Giveaway… Thank you so much!
I would like to thank all authors for their donations, without all your help this giveaway would not be possible!

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Nomi’s Weekly Wrap Up #98

Nomi’s Weekly Wrap Up is a combined meme with the Sunday Post hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, Bought, Borrowed and Bagged hosted by Braine @ Talk Supe and Stacking The Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. I’ll share news, post a recap of the past week and tell you what will be happening on my blog in the week ahead. I will also tell you about the books and goodies that I have managed to pick up.
Today begins week 1 of my 2 year Blogoversary!! Whoop whoop! This week is an Aussie only giveaway, but don't worry, I have 2 more fab giveaways that are coming up in the following weeks, both international. Click on the pic below to head to the giveaway!

Another quiet week this week… Except for my haul. I can’t help it, things pop up and I have to get them. Oh well!

I am still playing netball… We are second on the ladder with four games until finals. I’m looking forward to it, although I hate going out in the cold in a dress to play!

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Review ~ COME by J.A. Huss

COME (Dirty, Dark, and Deadly, #1)Title: COME
Author: J.A. Huss
Series: Dirty, Dark, and Deadly #1
Genre: Dark Contemporary Suspense
Published: June 23rd 2014

A dirty promise turns into a dark obsession…

Harper keeps her head down—invisible. Moving through life unnoticed, hiding from the past, evading the future.

James has no boundaries—invincible. Looking for a way out, looking for someone he can save instead of kill.

He must have her, take her, control her, keep her. She will submit. But she will do it when she is ready and willing. The bond is uneasy and the future uncertain. But one thing's for sure.

Alone… Harper and James are dangerous.

Together… they are unstoppable.
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Holy hell!! I thought I loved JA Huss' Rook and Ronin series, but this novella is the beginning of something amazing and I LOVED IT! There are sizzling scenes, thrown into a gripping story that held me until that final page… I want more NOW!

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Review ~ Very Bad Things by Ilsa Madden-Mills

Very Bad Things (Briarcrest Academy, #1)Title: Very Bad Things
Author: Ilsa Madden-Mills
Series: Briarcrest Academy #1
Genre: NA Contemporary
Published: September 9th 2013

Born into a life of privilege and secrets, Nora Blakely has everything any nineteen-year-old girl could desire. She’s an accomplished pianist, a Texas beauty queen, and on her way to Princeton after high school. She’s perfect...

Leaving behind her million-dollar mansion and Jimmy Choos, she becomes a girl hell-bent on pushing the limits with alcohol, drugs, and meaningless sex.

Then she meets her soulmate. But he doesn’t want her.

When it comes to girls, twenty-five-year-old Leo Tate has one rule: never fall in love. His gym and his brother are all he cares about... until he meets Nora. He resists the pull of their attraction, hung up on their six year age difference.

As they struggle to stay away from each other, secrets will be revealed, tempers will flare, and hearts will be broken.

Welcome to Briarcrest Academy... where sometimes, the best things in life are Very Bad Things.
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Oh, how I loved this book! I was drawn into the intensity right from the beginning, wondering what Nora has been through to crack at an important function and declare in front of a packed crowd, “F*** Braircrest Academy, and f*** you all.” I knew from that moment I needed to see what happened to her, why she was fed up and what set her on this downward spiral.

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Swoon Thursday #102 – Very Bad Things by Ilsa Madden-Mills

Swoon Thursday is a super HOT meme created by the fabulous girls over at YA Bound.
Very Bad Things
Author: Ilsa Madden-Mills
Series: Briarcrest Academy #1
Genre: NA Contemporary
Published: September 9th 2013
Very Bad Things (Briarcrest Academy, #1)
I was quite surprised at how much I enjoyed this book!! Nora and Leo were so fun to read about and I loved the humour injected into this story, along with the intense plot. 
This is a sweet tease where Nora is showing Leo her tattos.

I put my naked back to him, lifted my hair and placed it over my chest, so he could see my wings. 
He was silent for a few moments, but I could hear his breathing as it came faster and rougher. He came up behind me, wrapped his hands around the tops of my arms and kissed my shoulders, tracing his mouth and tongue over the words on my back. I moaned out his name. 
He whispered in a raspy voice, “This . . . this means everything. Seeing my words for you on your body makes me insane for you.”

~ Kindle Arc Loc 3434

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Review ~ Accidentally Married on Purpose by Rachel Harris

Accidentally Married on Purpose (Love and Games, #3)Title: Accidentally Married on Purpose
Author: Rachel Harris
Series: Love and Games #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: July 14th 2014

One ring plus one wild night equals one crazy love

Sherry Robicheaux loves men. She loves love. And she loves an adventure. So when she meets a mysterious man while working backstage at a country music concert in Vegas, she’s all about what’s happened in Vegas staying there.

Country music superstar Tyler Blue just wants a weekend of anonymity…though there’s something about the spunky waitress with the streaks of purple hair that tempts him like no other. Until the next morning, when they both wake up with fuzzy memories…and rings on their fingers.

Convincing Sherry to maintain the ruse for his public image isn’t the hardest part—it’s reminding himself that their time spent playing husband and wife in her small town of Magnolia Springs can’t last. Tyler’s first love will always be music—and the road is no place for a sweet downhome girl.
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This is the first book I have read in the Love and Games series and the title snagged me immediately! I love reading these kinds of stories where too much alcohol leads to waking up with a hangover and rock on your finger! So there was no way I was passing this read up… and also, it totally could’ve happened to me!! lol
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Waiting On Wednesday # 98 – Blood Games & Rogue

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where I have the chance to spotlight an upcoming release that I’m eagerly anticipating.

Blood Games
Blood Games (Chicagoland Vampires, #10)Author: Chloe Neill
Series: Chicagoland Vampires #10
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Expected Publication: August 5th 2014

While Merit didn’t choose to become a vampire or Sentinel of Cadogan House, she vowed to fight for her House and its Master, and she’s managed to forge strong alliances with powerful supernaturals across Chicago. But even though Merit has had wild adventures, this may be her deadliest yet...

A killer is stalking Chicago, preying on humans and leaving his victims with magical souvenirs. The CPD hasn’t been able to track the assailant, and as the body count rises, the city is running out of options. Vampires and humans aren’t on great terms, but murder makes for strange bedfellows. Can Merit find the killer before she becomes a target?
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Review ~ Deeper by Robin York

Deeper (Caroline & West, #1)Title: Deeper
Author: Robin York
Series: Caroline & West #1
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Published: January 28th 2014

In Robin York’s sizzling debut, a college student is attacked online and must restore her name—and stay clear of a guy who’s wrong for her, but feels so right.

When Caroline Piasecki’s ex-boyfriend posts their sex pictures on the Internet, it destroys her reputation as a nice college girl. Suddenly her once-promising future doesn’t look so bright. Caroline tries to make the pictures disappear, hoping time will bury her shame. Then a guy she barely knows rises to her defense and punches her ex to the ground.

West Leavitt is the last person Caroline needs in her life. Everyone knows he’s shady. Still, Caroline is drawn to his confidence and swagger—even after promising her dad she’ll keep her distance. On late, sleepless nights, Caroline starts wandering into the bakery where West works.

They hang out, they talk, they listen. Though Caroline and West tell each other they’re “just friends,” their feelings intensify until it becomes impossible to pretend. The more complicated her relationship with West gets, the harder Caroline has to struggle to discover what she wants for herself—and the easier it becomes to find the courage she needs to fight back against the people who would judge her.

When all seems lost, sometimes the only place to go is deeper.
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After reading some great reviews and being nudged from fellow bloggers about this series, (thanks Liz ;) ) I decided to grab a copy from the library. I am so glad I did because it was a fantastic read, as I followed West and Caroline's journey.
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