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“If you can’t sell a dildo in Vegas, you’re doing it wrong.” Vi, WHIPPED (Hitched, book 2) by Karpov Kinrade, coming February 2, 2015.

Yup–that’s Vi, a feisty redhead with mischievous green eyes and an attitude to match.

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I love sex. I used to be a professional Dominatrix by day and a recreational Dom by night. Now I co-own a sex shop by day. I still do the Dom thing by night, when I can.

So, yeah, I love sex. But I’m not a sub. That’s never been me. I like to maintain control in the bedroom. That gets me off.

But when the guy I’ve been chatting up online as a potential roommate shows up at my condo dripping sex and temptation… let’s just say I might be open to trying new things… for him.

If his playboy ways don’t drive me insane.
And if I can do the one thing I’ve never done for anyone.
Surrender.

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. But when you live here full time… that’s not much comfort, is it?

Whipped (Vi’s story) is a sexy, full-length, standalone romance in the Hitched series. These books can be read in any order, but you might also enjoy Hitched, the first book in this series.

Content Warning: This book contains sex, swearing… and did we mention sex? Lots of sex. And abs. And Australian accents.

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Just About Healing by Victoria Escobar Blog Tour!

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Title: Just About Healing
Author: Victoria Escobar
Genre: NA Contemporary

About the Author

Victoria Escobar

Born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, but with the ability to claim eight states as home; Victoria Escobar writes fiction from her current home in New York. She writes whatever comes to mind and because of such has a variety of genres written including Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, and Contemporary Fiction.

In spare time if not with family, and friends Victoria enjoys curling up with a book from a favorite author with music playing. If not reading or writing she spends time drawing, sketching, crocheting, or some other random art project. She enjoys staying busy, but most of all enjoys staying creative.

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My sister was my lifeline, my beacon, my North Star. I could rely on her, depend on her, turn to her when the world was just too hard to face. She could depend on me for the same.

I laughed with her; cried with her; rejoiced her success; and part of me died with her too. I lived for her, loved no one greater than her. Without Savannah, I had no one to turn to, no one to share my soul with. My other half, closer than twins we were, was just gone.

Grief broke my soul and crushed my heart to dust. I didn’t know how to put the pieces back together. I wasn’t sure I even want to without her. How could I live knowing she would never share anything with me again?

Time, supposedly, heals all wounds. I don’t believe that. But I do know there are other ways to heal. I just had to find them.

Emilie

Orenda by Ruth Silver Review Tour!

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Title: Orenda
Series: Orenda
Author: Ruth Silver
Genre: YA/MG Fantasy
Publisher: Patchwork Press

About the Author

Ruth Silver

Ruth Silver is the best-selling author of ABERRANT, a young adult dystopian adventure series published by Patchwork Press and Lazy Day Publishing, in 2013. Author, YA Blogger, and Book Manager with Booktrope Publishing, Ruth keeps busy with writing, updating her book blogs Write Away Bliss and YA Book Deals, and promoting authors.

With a passion for reading, photography, and traveling Ruth has plenty of stories and experiences to share. She loves dystopian, paranormal, and fantasy young adult novels most of all. Ruth has been actively writing since she was a teenager. She currently resides in Plainfield, Illinois.

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Join forces with a parallel universe.

Dark forces, magical creatures, and the world Lil thought she knew collide when a dream transports her to the strange world of Orenda. Stunned and terrified, Lil comes face to face with her doppelganger, Willow, who possesses the ability to travel between the two worlds. Everything Lil knows logically says that Orenda can’t exist, but a small clue may be proof that it was more than an ordinary dream. With the threat of her sister in danger, Lil crosses dimensions but it may cost her even more than she bargained for.

A sword wielding girl, the eternal suit, and a parallel universe come together in this action-packed Young Adult fantasy adventure that will keep readers of all ages turning the pages. Orenda is the first novel in the Orenda series.

Emilie's Evaluation

After waking up from a realistic dream of another land just like hers, Lil Porter’s life is turned upside down. Suddenly, a boy named Rawlie pulls Lil from her class and thrusts her into Orenda, the world from her dream. Orenda is nothing like her world, despite the similarities; people have powers and the world is on the brink of destruction at the hands of Eilith, an evil sorceress who opened Pandora’s box. Lil’s world is being threatened if she can’t help her new friends gain some sort of an upper hand and rescue her doppleganger and the gate keeper between worlds, Willow. What Lil doesn’t know is that there is more to the story than she ever expected.

There were some grammar errors. They didn’t impede the reading experience much, however.

I would recommend Orenda to fans of young adult stories of the fantasy and paranormal variety. It’s suitable for nearly all readers of chapter books.

Overall, I enjoyed this read. While the characters felt a little shallow, the world and story did not. Orenda is a world described in stunning detail. In between my chances to read, I found myself daydreaming about pink sunlight, dragons, distant magical springs, and fairies. The story unfolded a bit fast for me, but I did enjoy the many twists and turns there were. This is my second read from this author and I fully intend to pick up another when I have the chance.

I give Orenda 4 out of 5 pandas!

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Two Degrees Closer to Hell by David Fingerman Blog Tour!

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Title: Two Degrees Closer to Hell
Author: David Fingerman

About the Author

David Fingerman

During the summer months when the sun is shining and birds are singing, David is perfectly content to sit in his office, with blinds drawn, typing away at the computer. His favorite day of the year is the first day toward the end of summer that’s cool enough to pull a flannel shirt from the closet.

As a student at the University of Minnesota, David realized that if he switched his major from journalism to speech, he could graduate that quarter. It was a no-brainer. After 24 years of working in the court system, he walked away to write full time – another no-brainer.

Two Degrees Closer to Hell will be his second collection of short stories. He has also written three other novels.

David is married and lives in Minneapolis.

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Speculative fiction writer, David Fingerman, is back with a series of short stories guaranteed to curl your toes and raise your hair. If you’re looking for some quick thrills, let these stories take you on a ride that will bring you two degrees closer to Hell.

Emilie's Evaluation

Two Degrees Closer to Hell is a single-author anthology of short stories about demons, death, and the unknown where tales ranging from supernatural to science fiction to downright horror fill the pages.

There were a few spelling and grammar errors, but they didn’t hinder my reading much.

I would recommend this collection of short stories to lovers of horror as well as fans of spooky campfire stories. Despite some sexual situations and foul language, I feel Two Degrees Closer to Hell would be suitable for older, more mature teens.

Overall, I enjoyed each short story and each glimpse into the author’s mind. I’m usually a fan of novels rather than short stories because it’s easier for me to connect with the characters. With this collection of shorts however, I found myself at the mercy of my Kindle’s page-turning speed, desperate to read more without pause. I made a small list of favorites including Until After Death Do Us Part, Hell Mouth, Camp Conifer, Freak Accident, Tax Exempt Status, and Mourning a Friend. I loved the imagery and twists in those particular stories. Having never heard of David Fingerman prior to signing up for this tour, I must say I was pleasantly surprised. I can’t wait to pick up more of his works in the near future.

I give Two Degrees Closer to Hell 4 out of 5 pandas!

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Aqua by M.A. George Blog Tour!

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Title: Aqua
Author: M.A. George
Genre: YA Paranormal
Publication Date: April 16, 2014

About the Author

M.A. George

M.A. George is part proud mother of two adorable children, part super top secret agent…Oops, probably just lost that job.

Writing is what keeps her up into the wee hours of the night.  Fortunately, she has a lot of energy (Read: caffeine is her friend).  She has a bit of an obsession with music (It does a fantastic job of tuning out rambunctious children while she attempts to focus).

She sincerely hopes people out there enjoy reading her work as much as she enjoys writing it.  And if anyone hears of work for a super top secret agent, she’s now available (Discretion guaranteed…).

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Meet Layla McKelland:

Novelist (unpublished, but cut her some slack…seventeen is a bit early to despair),

Slightly neurotic introvert (Alright, let’s be honest…there’s no “slightly” about it),

International Woman of Mystery, and…

Okay, just scratch the bio.

The only real “mystery” in Layla’s life is why her father has never been on the scene.  Or why her mother drags Layla to a new coastal home every year.

Nothing about the latest hometown seems too newsworthy…until a routine day at the beach leaves Layla questioning whether she’s read one too many paranormal fantasy novels.  The plot thickens when a random guy claims to know things about her father—a bizarre claim he backs up with an equally impossible stunt.  And Layla soon finds herself on the wrong side of a mysterious attempted drowning…on her own kitchen floor.

When all is done, Layla will attest that fact is far stranger than fiction.  And nothing in real life is ever as transparent as it seems…Not even water.

Especially not water.

Emilie's Evaluation

Aqua is the story of seventeen-year-old Layla McKelland and how her semi-ordinary life becomes extraordinary when she meets Tristan and Pyke, two rowdy individuals that are anything but normal. When someone or something attempts to drown her in the murky ocean depths, Layla learns that her new acquaintances know a lot more about who she is than she does, including who her father is. What she isn’t is a normal seventeen-year-old girl who moves every year on her birthday. In fact, she’s not even human. On top of all of that, she must deal with new feelings brought on by her newfound friend, Tristan, as well as a war in which she was never aware she played a part. Layla must learn the ways of her kind quickly or she risks losing it all.

There were a few grammar errors scattered throughout the chapters, but they did not hinder the reading experience or fluid progression of the story.

I would recommend Aqua to anyone who loves fantasy or paranormal fiction, especially those who enjoy a full-length young adult novel. Aside from the occasional foul language, Aqua is suitable for most teens.

Overall, I was extremely pleased with the story. I found the characters especially charming. I’m now a total fangirl for the young love shared between Layla and Tristan. Layla was incredibly down-to-earth and it’s hard to believe she is merely a character in this amazing story. Her wisecracks and emotions are on par for her age and sometimes it’s easy to lose yourself in her dialogue. For the first time in a while, I was able to see the story and all the beautiful details of the world within as I read along. From the beginning to the very end, it felt like I was a character living and breathing the ocean air (and water) right alongside the hilariously unique cast. Before I signed up for this tour, I had never heard of M.A. George, but now I know who she is and I’m kind of sad that I haven’t been losing myself in her splendid worlds much sooner. I’ll never make that mistake again! She uses such vivid details to describe her characters and her worlds that it’s hard not to see and even hear them. She has a gift and wields words as a tool so well that I was left in awe as I read. I truly can’t wait to pick up another work of hers in the future.

I give Aqua 5 out of 5 pandas!

Emilie

Court of Nightfall by Karpov-Kinrade Cover Reveal!

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Court of Nightfall by Karpov Kinrade is coming December 14, 2014! Fans of Karpov Kinrade’s bestselling Seduced and Forbidden series will be STOKED—this is the launch of a whole new urban fantasy series based in the Seduced/Forbidden world, but with all new characters and story lines!

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I’ve spent my life in shades of grey. It wasn’t until I died that my world filled with color.

That night, I still lived in black and white.

There was a full moon. Full and looking as if it had been rolled in powdered sugar then plopped back into

the sky, so that a white dusting shone around it like a halo.

I’ve never believed in monsters, or any of that nonsense. Never believed that the dark could be scary.

Until that night.

Now I know the truth, but it is shrouded with lies.

Now I can see the world in color, but it is covered in shadows.

Now, I must find the monster that killed my parents.

And when I do, I will use my new powers to seek vengeance. A life for the lives that beast stole from me.

I am no longer just Scarlett Night, the color-blind girl who dreams of flying.

Now, I am Nightfall—a fallen angel with a lust for blood. And I shall have my revenge.

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COMING DECEMBER 14, 2014 #NightfallisComing

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The Daring Assignment by Victoria Bright Review!

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The Daring Assignment is about romance author Arianna Donatelli, the young daughter of a fashion designer and investment banker. Stuck in a dead end, arranged engagement to the son of another wealthy power couple, Julius Parker, Arianna is just going through life day by day. She believes she is resigned to her fate of marrying someone her parents approve of just to have any of the wealth she has always known. When her literary agent, Allison, gives her a daring assignment to write erotica, Arianna’s life changes forever. It’s not until she literally runs into Zane Foreman that the change is solidified. With her best friend Gia’s help, she breaks out of the boring, day-by-day pattern she has fallen into and into a crash course with a future she never imagined.

There were very few, if any, grammar and spelling mistakes and the story flows rather fluidly from beginning to end.

I would recommend The Daring Assignment to anyone who loves a good steamy romance or erotica with a plot. This book is definitely intended to be read by adults only. It’s erotic romance, so of course there are sexual situations, some humorous violence, and a very brief bout of domestic violence.

Overall, I was absolutely blown away by this book. I laughed, I cried, and I got angry, but I loved every single word. The characters felt so real, as if they could step off the pages at any second. There was one scene that left me a hysterical mess and I can honestly say that very few books have elicited an emotional reaction like that from me. I wouldn’t hesitate to give this book five stars just on that basis alone, but this book deserves the highest rating all around. I can’t wait for the sequel. Victoria Bright has become a staple author in my reading arsenal, and I would never dream to change that. She has raw talent and an imagination for days. I can honestly say this is her best work yet and I am dying to see where her future novels take me.

I give The Daring Assignment 5 out of 5 pandas!

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