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Saturday, August 30, 2014

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & EXCLUSIVE ❤ A Whole New Crowd by Tijan


Taryn grew up in a different world. Her boyfriend was a criminal. His older brother was part of a gang. They weren't great people, but they were her family. Then everything changes when she's sent to a new family in the neighboring town. New family. New friends. A new world. She's elated. This is her chance for a new beginning, but secrets start being revealed and Taryn learns her new life has some ties to her old one, ties that she's not happy about. Her new family might not have been the lucky break she thought she had.

3 stars.

It’s taken me a week and a re-read of A Whole New Crowd to settle on the rating, and even as I’m writing this I’m still torn.

As always I loved Tijan’s writing. She writes the life of a teenager like no one else but this story was missing something and I’m just not sure of what it is. I’m writing this review a little different from others so please just bear with me.

Favorite Character: Unfortunately no one really stood out.

Did the characters feel real? The story addressed real situations that can occur within any group of kids rich or poor so their situations/ problems felt real.

Favorite part of the book: When the truth was revealed.

Did the book make me laugh or cry? Nope.  

Was it difficult to care about the main character? No, Tarryn is really easy to like and when you initially meet her you want to know her story. I’m just a little confused as to what that is and how it ends.

Would I recommend this book? Yes. I liked the book and read it in its entirety so I can say that it is a good story. However, if you were to ask me if this was Tijan’s best work? I would have to say no. Carter Reed, Jaded and the Fallen Crest are my favorite series and easily rated those with 4 or 5 stars. I would definitely recommend you read those prior to reading A Whole New Crowd.

*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review.

After reading A Whole New Crowd I still had a few questions and with Tray’s help I was able to land an EXCLUSIVE interview.  About 6 am on a Sunday morning I was picked up in a black SUV and asked to wear a blindfold. I’m not sure of how long we traveled because I was asked to leave my cell phone at home.  About 10 minutes after I was led to seemed to be a basement Jace Lanser walked in the room and all the air left my body. This man is gorgeous.  I didn’t waste anytime in asking questions I wanted the answers to.

Q: How have you been since we last saw you in A Whole New Crowd?
A: He frowns slightly. "I've been okay."

Q: Do you know what happened to Brian and are you able to tell us about it?
A: Brian died, what was reported in the book is the truth.

Q:  Was there a particular incident that caused you relationship with Brian to change and please tell us about it?
A: I think it was a mix. I wasn't the nicest guy. Brian was getting older. Our dad was going down hill with his health. Our mom wasn't there. And there was a bond between Taryn and I. I think it all weighed on him.

Q: Was there ever a time where your feelings for Taryn were anything other than a brother to a sister?
A: "Uh," he stops and frowns. "I care about Taryn. She's special. There might've been at one point, but she was with my brother. She's supposed to be with Evans now. He's a good match for her."

Q: Are you getting updates on Taryn's life since you last saw her?
A: "Yes."

Q:  If you could say anything to Brian right now what would it be?
A: "I'm sorry for not cutting out all the bullshit. I should've moved and taken him with me, no matter how much he would've fought me." He flinches. "His death is my fault."

Q: We got the story from Taryn's point of view, but is there anything that you would have included?
A: He laughs softly, the sound is hollow. "There was a lot more that happened from my end, things I did to help Taryn, but it doesn't matter. Taryn is living a good life. That's what matters."

Q:  Considering all that's happened... From your beginning with the Panthers to where we are now what would you change?
A: "Brian's death. I would've done anything to prevent that from happening. Like I said before, I should left everything instead of being recruited to work undercover. That was my breakthrough. I should've seen farther into the future than I did."

Q: Is there anything you can tell us about how you "helped" Kevin?
A: "No. It's classified."

Q: Were Kevin’s account of what happened between the two of you completely true?
A: "For the most part, what he believed is true."

Q: Of all the skills that you could teach Taryn- why that one?
A: "Of stealing?" He laughs again, but the sound is more fond this time. "She was a little shit growing up. She was already stealing stuff, but she did it to piss her foster parents off. I taught her how not to get caught." He's still grinning and shaking his head.

Q: Would you like us to get a message to Taryn for you?
A: "Just to keep doing what she's doing. She has a good head on her shoulders. She'll be just fine."

I thanked Jace for taking the time to meet with me and wished him well. I hope that we see him again.

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Tijan started writing later in life, after she had already  graduated college with a different direction in mind and a different degree under her belt. Hitting the brakes on that path, she taught herself how to write a good book and began posting at sites such as Fictionpress, along with Wattpad. After receiving such encouraging messages from readers, she self-published Fallen Crest High and has continued throughout the year. She continues to keep writing NA books!

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Friday, August 29, 2014

PRE-ORDER BLITZ & GIVEAWAY ❤ Wildcard by Missy Johnson @givemebooksblog & @MissycJohnson

Title: Wildcard: Volume One
Series: Wildcard #1 
Author: Missy Johnson
Release Date: September 4, 2014



That's the number of women I've shagged in the last twelve months.

I'm Ryder Stevens.

Don't pretend you don't know me. I'm a god.

I'm hot, I'm British and I take what I want. I'm also the number one ranked tennis player in the world. But it's my off court antics that gain the most attention. I cruise through life, running from one scandal to the next. Hell I can't even take a piss without the world knowing about it.

Rules? Who gives a shit?

Rules are there to be broken and I'm the king of breaking them.

But even the king can be bought to his knees. I'm sidelined with an injury that changes everything.

Maybe my life isn't so perfect after all...


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“Ryder, you’re becoming more well-known for your behaviour off court than your actual career. Do you have anything to comment on that?”

I raise my eyebrows at the reporter. Flashes from cameras are going off everywhere, as you’d expect in a post-match press conference—especially for a game I’d been very lucky to win.

“Not sure what you mean there, Stan,” I say, reading his nametag. It’s been less than two minutes, and I’m already sick of where this is going. “I came here to play tennis—that’s it. It’s a damn shame that reporters like yourself having nothing better to do than focus on what I do in my private time.”

“But is it private time when you’re out until three a.m. the night before a big match?” he persists.

I shrug, and wipe my mouth in an attempt to hide my smirk. “Players prepare for matches in different ways. I’m sure for some a good night’s sleep does the trick, but for me, I’ll take an evening of rough and sweaty sex over a quiet night any day of the week.” I ignore the glare of my manager, Matt, and nod at the next reporter.

“Ryder, do you think your pre-match actions showed disrespect for your opponent today?”

“How?” I fire back. “I treated the build-up to this match just the same as I would if I were playing Nadal or Federer. You all seem to want to focus on my life outside of the court. Does anyone here have any questions about my actual tennis?”

I cross my arms over my chest as Matt bows his head and sighs. A murmur rises through the crowd before someone puts their hand up. I nod, my eyes locking onto hers. She’s a pretty little thing with long, dark hair and stunning blue eyes. I can tell she’s feisty, and I find myself wondering if that attitude carries over into the bedroom.

“You play the number two ranked player in the world tomorrow, and your fellow countryman, Jason Dillard. Will you be having an early night tonight?” she asks. Her full, red lips curve into a grin, and I can feel myself harden.

I shift in my seat and lean forward, resting my elbows on the table in front of me. “Well, that depends.” I smirk.

“On what?”

“On whether or not you’ll give me your phone number.


Missy lives in a small town in Central Victoria with her husband, and her confused pets (a dog who think she's a cat, a cat who thinks he's a get the picture).

When she's not writing, she can usually be found looking for something to read.



Thursday, August 28, 2014

RELEASE DAY BLITZ & GIVEAWAY ❤ You Loved Me At My Darkest by Evie Harper

Title: You Loved Me At My Darkest
Series: You Loved Me #1
Author: Evie Harper

Release Date:  August 28, 2014


Ripped from Heaven, Burned in Hell.
Caught and caged in beauty.
Beauty comes at a cost.
One man holds the key to our survival, to our freedom.
Find out how I lived and lost the greatest thing on earth.

I didn't see her coming and that will be my downfall.
She will ruin me, take everything from me, and give me everything I can't have.
I can't help her. I won't.
She is innocence. She is strength.
She is my piece of heaven in hell.
I’m not letting her go.

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Author Bio

Evie Harper is an Aussie girl who has always been in love with reading. She decided to try her hand at writing and found it addictive and inspirational.
You Loved Me At My Darkest is Evie's debut novel. It is a stand-alone with two companion novels to follow:

You Loved Me At My Weakest
You Loved Me At My Ugliest

You Loved Me series are dark romance stories and are only recommended for readers 18+ due to mature content.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

BOOK BLITZ & GIVEAWAY ❤ Seven Sons by Lili St. Germain

Title: Seven Sons
Series: Gypsy Brothers #1
Author: Lili St. Germain
Release Date: January 2, 2014

My father was most certainly NOT an innocent man. As the leader of the Gypsy Brothers MC, he was guilty of many things. But he died for a crime that he didn’t commit, framed by an enemy within who then stole his club and everything he had ever worked to protect.
Including my innocence.

When Dornan Ross framed my father, he set into motion a series of events that could never be undone. My father was murdered by Dornan Ross and his sons when I was fifteen years old.

Before my father died, Dornan Ross and his seven sons stole my innocence, branded my skin and in doing so, ensured that their lives would be prematurely cut short. That they would suffer.

I’ve just turned twenty-one, and I’m out for blood. I'm out for revenge.

But I didn't expect to fall for Jase, the youngest brother in the club.

I didn't expect that he would turn my world upside down, yank my heart out of my chest and ride away into the sunset with it.

Now, I'm faced with an impossible choice - Jase, or avenging my fathers death?

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If I think watching Michael die in front of me for a careless lie I created is bad, the aftermath is horrific.

Dornan is high, the blood on his hands washed clean away but still leaving invisible handprints all over my body that spell murderer.

Because it is my fault. I should never have used a real person’s name in my fake past; I should have just made one up.

It seems that the only thing that gets Dornan hornier than a girl auditioning for a job by screwing him is killing her supposed ex-boyfriend. The hours after he shoots Michael are possibly even worse than the night six years ago when Dornan and his sons took turns raping me. Because at least then I could struggle.

At least then I could scream.

Now, here, it is like I am in a hell that I will never escape. Six years’ worth of nightmares are coming to life in the space of a few incredibly torturous hours.

Dornan is high and he wants to fuck.

“What’s wrong, baby girl?” he keeps asking me over and over as I lay flat on my back, being fucked, unable to move.

I just have one question, baby girl.

After it has been going on for an hour or maybe more, I clear my raw throat.

“Stop,” I plead.

He doesn’t stop.

I push his warm chest away from mine. I can’t breathe. I threw up my breakfast in the shower as I watched Michael’s blood and pieces of skull rinse from my skin and drift lazily down the drain, gone forever. I am shaky and starving.

For a moment, I think he will stop, afford me a small rest before he starts up again.

“Please?” I ask him. “Please just stop for a minute.”

He doesn’t stop.

It’s the drugs, I realize. He is frustrated. He is hard and he is horny and the drugs are stopping him from having that release that he needs so desperately to calm down.

“Stop!” I yell, pushing his chest with all my might. Surprisingly, he doesn’t pin me down as I suspected he would, but draws himself out of me and rolls to the side, coming to a standing position beside the bed. I draw my knees up to my chest and watch in horror as he pulls a shiny black gun from his side table.

It is only now that I see his entire body is shaking, balanced precariously on the edge of an overdose.

“What did you take?” I ask calmly, sitting up on the side of the bed. I am alarmed. He can’t die, not now, not before he suffers for me. It would be too easy for him to just OD and die before I’ve made him regret ever meeting my father.

He doesn’t answer, just starts to pace the room, his cock still erect in front of him, his index finger nervously bouncing against the trigger of his gun.

“Dornan, you need to calm down,” I say, still in shock and not ready for him to shoot me, too. “You’ve taken something.”

“Too pure,” he says, “too pure. We gotta cut it down, cut it down–”

“Hey!” I say loudly, trying to cut through his incoherent monologue.

He swings around and presses the tip of the gun to my forehead. I gasp.

“Why did you come here?” he asks me, his breathing short and sharp. He is angry. Angry and peaking.

Stick to the story.

“I had nowhere else to go,” I say honestly, and it is true. I had nowhere else to go.

“You know what I did for you? The risk I took?” I nod.

“I know. Thank you for protecting me.” The words are pouring out of my mouth before I can even think. I will do anything for him to take the gun away from my head and calm down.

“I fucking risked EVERYTHING for you, and you don’t even care?”

Oh God. Oh Godohgodohgod.

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#2 Six Brothers

#3 Five Miles

#4 Four Score

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#5 Three Years

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#6 Two Roads

#7 One Love


The Cartel Trilogy

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Lili writes dark, disturbing romance. Her #1 bestselling Gypsy Brothers series was created in a serial format - quick, intense episodes released frequently with some wicked cliffhangers. The Gypsy Brothers series focuses on a morally bankrupt biker gang and the girl who seeks her vengeance upon them. The Cartel series is a prequel trilogy of full-length novels that explores the beginnings of the club, to be released in 2015 by HarperCollins.

Lili quit corporate life to focus on writing and so far is loving every minute of it. Her other loves in life include her gorgeous husband and beautiful daughter, good coffee, Tarantino movies and spending hours on Pinterest.

She loves to read almost as much as she loves to write.

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