Release Day Launch & Giveaway ~ All Things Pretty by M. Leighton

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Today is the release day for M. Leighton's third book in the Pretty series. I have been keen to get my hands on Sig's book because he has been an entertaining character throughout this series. I hope to have my copy ASAP, so I can bring you my thoughts on the book! Happy Release Day, Michelle!!

All Things Pretty
Title: All Things Pretty
Author: M. Leighton
Series: Pretty #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: September 30th 2014
Pretending to be something they’re not, afraid to trust anyone completely, destined to tear each other apart– this is the story of unlikely love and unbearable consequences.

Sig Locke is a cop. He was raised by a cop and all his brothers are cops. He bleeds blue, believes in right and wrong, and sees in black and white, never in shades of gray.

But that was before he met Tommi.

Tommi, with her long legs and bright green eyes, she captured Sig’s interest from the moment he saw her. Even after he discovered who she was–the girlfriend of a drug dealer, the beauty behind a criminal–he still found her utterly irresistible. What Sig doesn’t know, however, is that she has a secret even a cop can’t uncover.

Tommi Lawrence hasn’t had an easy life, and it only got more complicated the day she met Sig. She learned long ago that she can’t trust anyone. Her gut tells her that Sig is no exception, her heart tells her that he is. But that was before she found out his real identity.

Can love be forged in a fire of lies? Or will the truth destroy them both?
Her lips are still curved when she turns her attention back to me. Something about the moment hits me like a punch to the gut. I think for a second that I could stand here and stare at her, just enjoy her smile and her happiness for hours. Days, maybe. But I can’t. We can’t. So, instead, I brush a clump of mud from the end of her nose. “Have fun?”
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Teaser Tuesday #111 – Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
Jennifer L. Armentrout
Covenant #2
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Published: April 3rd 2012
Pure (Covenant, #2)
*Sigh* I really love Seth! And seeing him with Alex is the smart thing, but i doubt it will stay that way. Anyway, here is a sweet moment between them.

He turned sideways, finishing the last of his buttons. "Alex?"
“I… I choose you—or whatever it is that you’re saying.” I flushed. Gods, I sounded stupid. “I mean, I choose the whole seeing what—”
Seth’s mouth cut my words off. His arms swept around me, dropping something warm and dry over my shoulders. I realized it was his suit jacket, but then I was thinking about how warm he felt. Before I knew it, I was gripping his shirt, arching against him, soaking up his warmth.

~ Paperback pages 256-7

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Review ~ Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Pure (Covenant, #2)Title: Pure
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Covenant #2
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Published: April 3rd 2012

There is need. And then there is Fate. Being destined to become some kind of supernatural electrical outlet isn't exactly awesome--especially when Alexandria's other half is everywhere she goes. Seth's in her training room, outside her classes, and keeps showing up in her bedroom--so not cool. Their connection does have some benefits, like staving off her nightmares of the tragic showdown with her mother, but it has no effect on what Alex feels for the forbidden, pure-blooded Aiden. Or what he will do--and sacrifice--for her. When daimons infiltrate the Covenants and attack students, the gods send furies--lesser gods determined to eradicate any threat to the Covenants and to the gods, and that includes the Apollyon--and Alex. And if that and hordes of aether-sucking monsters didn't blow bad enough, a mysterious threat seems willing to do anything to neutralize Seth, even if that means forcing Alex into servitude--or killing her. When the gods are involved, some decisions can never, ever be undone.
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I cannot believe how much I am loving this series! Two books in and I am addicted! The Covenant Series has been a helluva ride so far, and I just want more. It is full of mystery, action and some moments that will have you swooning!
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Nomi’s Weekly Wrap Up #107

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.
The kids are on school holidays right now and I haven’t had a lot of time to blog. I was busy playing catch-up one of the days this week, replying to comments and visiting a few people. I am slowly reading a few books and even made a trip to the library, although I have 2 books from there already… the kids forced me to go *wink*

Other than that, the weather has been great, warming up down here and we have pulled out our shorts! Whoo hoo!! And I may have come home from the shops and realised I had a HUGE tear in my favourite shorts! Lol I’m not sure when it happened, hopefully after I finished getting groceries, but lucky I had black panties on!! Bwahahaha! Anything funny happen to you?

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Review ~ Breakable by Tammara Webber

Breakable (Contours of the Heart, #2)Title: Breakable
Author: Tammara Webber
Series: Contours of the Heart #2
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Published: May 6th 2014

He was lost and alone. Then he found her.
And the future seemed more fragile than ever.

As a child, Landon Lucas Maxfield believed his life was perfect and looked forward to a future filled with promise — until tragedy tore his family apart and made him doubt everything he ever believed.

All he wanted was to leave the past behind. When he met Jacqueline Wallace, his desire to be everything she needed came so easy…

As easy as it could be for a man who learned that the soul is breakable and that everything you hoped for could be ripped away in a heartbeat.
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After reading Easy and learning that the second book was from Lucas' POV, I was a little excited to see his side of the story and getting to know him more. Each chapter is divided in two sections: Landon - before College, and Lucas - during college. It gave me greater insight to see what Lucas was like as a teenager and how he lived life after the incident.

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Release Blitz Review/Giveaway ~ Block by J.A. Huss

BLOCK is HERE!! And I received my copy and read it immediately. So today I can share my review with you too!!
Title: Block
Author: J.A. Huss
Series: Social Media #3
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Published: September 24th 2014

Grace @FilthyBlueBird
@VaughnAsher #YouAreCaredFor So the movie star says. But his idea of cared for isn't the same as mine. Obviously a #Douche.

MovieStar @VaughnAsher

@FilthyBlueBird #BehindTheScenesIsMyScene The Blue Bird has trust issues. And tantrum issues. And commitment issues.

Grace @FilthyBlueBird
@VaughnAsher #SaidTheKettleToThePot

MovieStar @VaughnAsher
@FilthyBlueBird #YouAreMine and I won't let you forget it.

Grace @FilthyBlueBird
@VaughnAsher #YouMustShitUnicorns that's how delusional your fairy tale is. #GetAGripOnReality I'm outtie.

MovieStar @VaughnAsher
@FilthyBlueBird You're an #Innie #Sweetheart :) My tongue licked all your #CuteLittleButtons.


Why is he so damn sexy? How will I ever get out from under Asher's thumb if I can't stop thinking about his tongue on my buttons? #HottiesNeedToPlayFair
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I have to tell you, yet again, how much I am enjoying this series. It is a sizzling read, but the secrets and suspense have me hooked too. I am trying to figure everything out and when something is revealed, I am in shock, but I still crave more! 
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Swoon Thursday #110 – Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh

Swoon Thursday is a super HOT meme created by the fabulous girls over at YA Bound.
Rock Addiction
Author: Nalini Singh
Series: Rock Kiss #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: September 9th 2014
Rock Addiction (Rock Kiss #1)
Molly and Fox were a great couple to read about. I loved alot of the secondary characters and I'm keen to read more about them!!

Undoing his seat belt, he reached over to clasp his hand over her nape, kiss her on the lips. A full kiss. A kiss that made her want to play with that ring, suck on his lip, lave her tongue against his, her hands in his hair instead of locked to bone-white tightness on the steering wheel. “I’ll be seeing you, Molly Webster,” he murmured with a final nibbling taste of her lips.

~ Kindle Arc Loc 434

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Review ~ Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh

Rock Addiction (Rock Kiss #1)Title: Rock Addiction
Author: Nalini Singh
Series: Rock Kiss #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: September 9th 2014

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh stuns with a sizzling contemporary romance…

A bad boy wrapped in a sexy, muscled, grown-up package might be worth a little risk…

Molly Webster has always followed the rules. After an ugly scandal tore apart her childhood and made her the focus of the media’s harsh spotlight, she vowed to live an ordinary life. No fame. No impropriety. No pain. Then she meets Zachary Fox, a tattooed bad boy rocker with a voice like whiskey and sin, and a touch that could become an addiction.

A one-night stand with the hottest rock star on the planet, that’s all it was meant to be…

Fox promises scorching heat and dangerous pleasure, coaxing Molly to extend their one-night stand into a one-month fling. After that, he’ll be gone forever, his life never again intersecting with her own. Sex and sin and sensual indulgence, all with an expiration date. No ties, no regrets. Too late, Molly realizes it isn’t only her body that’s become addicted to Fox, but her heart…
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I am a fan of Nalini’s Guild Hunter and Psy-Changling books, so when I saw this new series of hers, I just had to give it a go. I have seen a lot of people conflicted about this book, but I think it was a good introduction to the series and has left it wide open for more in the series, as we were introduced to plenty of interesting side characters.
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Waiting On Wednesday # 107 – The Queen of Zombie Hearts & Stepbrother Dearest

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.

The Queen of Zombie Hearts
The Queen of Zombie Hearts (White Rabbit Chronicles, #3)Author: Gena Showalter
Series: White Rabbit Chronicles #3
Genre: YA Paranormal/Zombies
Expected Publication: September 30th 2014

I have a plan.

We'll either destroy them for good, or they'll destroy us.

Either way, only one of us is walking away.

In the stunning conclusion to the wildly popular White Rabbit Chronicles, Alice "Ali" Bell thinks the worst is behind her. She's ready to take the next step with boyfriend Cole Holland, the leader of the zombie slayers…until Anima Industries, the agency controlling the zombies, launches a sneak attack, killing four of her friends. It's then she realizes that humans can be more dangerous than monsters…and the worst has only begun.

As the surviving slayers prepare for war, Ali discovers she, too, can control the zombies…and she isn't the girl she thought she was. She's connected to the woman responsible for killing—and turning—Cole's mother. How can their relationship endure? As secrets come to light, and more slayers are taken or killed, Ali will fight harder than ever to bring down Anima—even sacrificing her own life for those she loves.
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Release Day Review ~ Scarlett Red by P.T. Michelle

Title: Scarlett Red: A Billionaire SEAL Story
Author: P.T. Michelle
Series: In the Shadows, Part 2
Genre: NA Contemporary Mystery/Thriller romance
Published: September 23rd 2014

Mister Black swept in and out of my life like a tornado, leaving me twisted up and forever changed in his wake.

And now that my life is finally back on track, I need to move on, despite the many reminders of our time together.

But our pasts are only as far away as the shadows we hide behind, and sometimes those shadows grow darker, converging on the present in the most insidious way.

He is Black: a stealthy hunter and rainbow master.

I am Red: a truth seeker and desire keeper.

Together we are obsession. Passionate colors destined to be drawn together.
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After meeting Sebastian in Mister Black, I have been eager to get my hands on Scarlett Red and I can tell you it was definitely worth it!! Although 3 years have passed since the last time they saw one another, they still think about each other and hoping to cross paths again.
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Release Day Blitz ~ Stay with Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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I am a fan of J. Lynn/Jennifer L. Armentrout, and she has yet another book coming out today! Check out the teasers, book trailer and excerpt below. I cannot wait to read it, so grab your copy NOW!!  

Stay With Me CoverTitle: Stay with Me
Author: J. Lynn/Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Wait for You #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: September 23rd 2014

At 21, Calla hasn’t done a lot of things. She’s never been kissed, never seen the ocean, never gone to an amusement park. But growing up, she witnessed some things no child ever should. She still carries the physical and emotional scars of living with a strung-out mother, Mona—secrets she keeps from everyone, including her close circle of college friends.

But the safe cocoon Calla has carefully built is shattered when she discovers her mom has stolen her college money and run up a huge credit card debt in her name. Now, Calla has to go back to the small town she thought she'd left behind and clean up her mom’s mess again. Of course, when she arrives at her mother’s bar, Mona is nowhere to be found. Instead, six feet of hotness named Jackson James is pouring drinks and keeping the place humming.

Sexy and intense, Jax is in Calla’s business from the moment they meet, giving her a job and helping her search for Mona. And the way he looks at her makes it clear he wants to get horizontal . . . and maybe something more. Before Calla can let him get close, though, she’s got to deal with the pain of the past—and some very bad guys out to mess her up if she doesn’t give them her mom.
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Teaser Tuesday #110 – No Limits by Lori Foster

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
No Limits
Lori Foster
Ultimate #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: August 26th 2014
No Limits (Ultimate, #1)
I have been dying to read Cannon's book, but I tell ya, I have a little thing for Armie too! He is amusing! He just caught a glimpse of Yvette buck naked and she is a bit embarrassed!!

“Did you really see everything?” 
Laughing, he took her hand and gave it a squeeze. “Honestly, honey, soon as I realized what I was seeing, I turned so fast I damn near ran into the wall.” 
“It’s all a blur.” Lifting his brows, he added, “A redhot, sexy-as-hell blur, but still—”

~ Paperback Arc Page 385

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Review ~ No Limits by Lori Foster

No Limits (Ultimate, #1)Title: No Limits
Author: Lori Foster
Series: Ultimate #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: August 26th 2014

A surprise inheritance reunites a mixed martial arts fighter with the woman he's never forgotten in the first in a smoldering new series from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster…

Cannon Colter is quintessential hero material: chiseled jawline, shredded body—the works. He's also the guy who rescued Yvette Sweeny from kidnappers, only to put an end to her romantic dreams. These days, she's older, smarter, determined to face whatever life throws her way. Even the prospect of sharing a house and business with Cannon.

Cannon knew Yvette wanted him three years ago. But she was young—and some things are worth waiting for. Thrown together by her grandfather's legacy, he realizes how deep Yvette's scars really go, and how much danger lurks in their quiet town. As pent-up desire explodes between them, protecting her becomes the only fight that matters. And he'll break all the rules to do it…
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I have been keen to get more of Cannon since I met him in Getting Rowdy (Love Undercover #3). He was the kind of character that stuck with me and as soon as I saw he had his own book I was quick to snap up a copy. And I’ll tell you… he is better than I remember! He is a little older, has a new direction in life and now fights professionally! Totally hot body, cocky attitude… Yes please!!
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Nomi’s Weekly Wrap Up #106

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.
We won the Netball Grand Final!! Whoo hoo! It was such a thrilling game!  I played in defence for 3 quarters, and we were down at the last change, so they moved me into the shooting position and I shot the winning goal with seconds to spare!! It was such a crazy day and it all went so fast!

I have read a few books that have been on my kindle for a while. I also 1-clicked a few books, but most were 99c pre-orders so it couldn’t be helped. They were the next book in the series that I want! Oh well, I will get to them as soon as I can.

The kids started holidays too. They deserve this two week break before tackling the final term of school! Christmas will be here before we know it!

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