Saturday, 31 August 2013

Breaking Elle ~ Antionette Candella ~ Release day event

Antoinette Candela

I'm a dreamer...imaginative..usually with my head in the clouds... I just love to write. Writing allows me to to escape to a world of my own creation just for a little feel passion, hate , love, fear through my characters... Writing and publishing a book has been a dream of mine for a very long time...


How is it that the one person who you have avoided is the same person who could give you true happiness?
When Elle Bennett meets Reed Austin she can't deny the attraction. She discovers that certain people come into your life who make you question everything that you've ever believed about love and life. Will she risk everything for something exciting and dangerous or will she choose what is familiar and secure? 
Reed Austin isn't looking for love when he moves to Boston. The distance was supposed to help him escape the trouble he left behind. Once he meets, Elle, everything changes. Reed can't figure out why he's drawn to Elle, but one thing is certain - he needs her.
Passion. Betrayal. Solace. Confusion. Desperation. 
Love and life are not simple and emotions and relationships are tested. Will attraction be enough or will their secrets and past keep them apart?

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New Release ~ Beyond Repair ~ Chelsea Camaron

Harrison and Tiffany have a long history of hooking up.Harrison decides he wants more.Tiffany, a spoiled Southern Belle is embarrassed by a working class Harrison. After over two years apart Tiffany is missing his touch.She heads to Charlotte to claim her man.

Harrison is finally settled in Charlotte.He has a job he loves, his sister close by, great friends, and an awesome agreement going with Sophia.

Can Sophia ever want more from Harrison than just sex?Has Harrison fallen in love or just lust with Sophia?

After all this time and hurt feelings, is he really meant to be with Tiffany?Can Harrison manage to let his guard down and find his way back to Tiffany? Will Tiffany be satisfied with a regular working class mechanic?Or is their relationship in the past and beyond repair?

Friday, 30 August 2013

Spotlight ~ Justine Elvira

·                  Biography-

            Justine Elvira is an independent author who currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. Her love for reading and writing stems from her childhood. Justine would constantly come up with elaborate stories in her head and put them to paperJustine writes contemporary romance, new adult, and erotica novels. Her Price series is available now and and her next release is titled Lawful Overdose. When Justine's not writing, she's spending time with her two children. Justine likes to hike and swim. She is known for waisting a day with her sister on Netflix t.v. show marathons, and she loves to meet new people.
·                    Five facts about me you don’t know-
                1) I'm the only person in my Italian family of six with blue eyes. 2) I have musophobia a.k.a fear of mice. The first day I moved into my home, we saw a mouse. I wouldn't go back in until my husband found it and got rid of it. Five years later, I still have traps set in different areas of the house, just incase. 3) I love coffee! If I could attach an IV drip, I would.  4) I've been best friends with the same person since we were in diapers. 29 years and still going strong:) 5) I'm really weird about sharing my drinks with people. I'll share just about anything but my drink. It grosses me out.
·                    Interests and hobbies-
                I love to hike or go swimming with my kids. I take dance classes (I've been dancing since I was three). I love to read and keep up on what the writing trends are. I've collected Alice and Wonderland memorabilia since I was fourteen.
·                    Books-
                 I am the author of The Road To Price and The Road To Forgiveness. My next release is titled Lawful Overdose. I plan on releasing it in September. It is an edgier college/new adult romance .
               If I could write with anyone it would be-
Madeline Sheehan. I absolutely love her books and her writing ability.I would love to be able to see how her mind works. She is so f***ing talented, it kills me. 

Lawful Overdose synopsis
*Warning: This book is for mature audiences. It contains drugs, sex, underage drinking, harsh language, and is panty melting hot! 

Since the death of her sister, Tessa Grayson is invisible at home. Her parents barely speak to her or show any affection, so Tessa seeks affection from men. 

It’s the summer going into Tessa’s junior year of college. Instead of going home for the summer, she stays in her small college town with her best friend and roommate, Piper. To make money, Tessa and Piper waitress at a local bar and grill. It’s a hotspot for college kids and a few townies. 

On her first night working after a depressing visit with her parents, she meets Jaxon Wyatt. Jaxon just transferred to Eastern for his senior year of college to be closer to his brother. He is mysterious and badass, exactly what Tessa wants, but is trying to stay away from.

After a night of wild partying, Tessa is looking to get lost in Jaxon. Their attraction is undeniable, but Jaxon wants more. Jaxon and Tessa become closer, but he is hiding a secret. A secret that could break the bond he and Tessa share. 

What will happen when Tessa finds out that Jaxon isn’t who he claims to be? Can Tessa continue a relationship with someone who supports everything she’s against, or does Jaxon have one more secret up his sleeve?

* Recommended for 18 years and older.

Blog Tour ~ Underestimated ~ Jettie Woodruff

Book synopsis: 

Warning! This is not your everyday fall in love romance. This book contains disturbing situations, strong language, graphic, sexual content, some forced, some not. If it's your happily ever after love story that you are looking for, you should probably move on. If you are up for the ride, stick around and it may just turn into a love story after all.

Morgan starts her life in a bad situation, she doesn't really know what she wants out of life. She's never had anyone to look up to, or help guide her in the right direction. She had it rough, and never dreamed that it could get worse, however she finds that it can, and does.

She learns what real hell is when she meets the husband that she doesn't want to marry, but isn't given a choice. Can she escape? She can, and does only to wake up and find herself right back at square one

Author BIO 

Jettie Woodruff is a practicing physician and has been a Civil War buff for decades. No. Not really, she is not a doctor nor is she a Civil War buff. She is however a goof-off and has a hard time being serious for too long.

She does enjoy a challenge when it comes to her writing. She feels as though she needs to pull every emotion possible from her readers. She wants you to be pissed off, questioning your sanity, depressed, happy, and hopefully turn your mind from wanting to cut the villain into tiny little pieces to loving him by the end of the book.

Underestimated was her first dark endeavor. It was a goal alongside of writing a series, a standalone romance, a young adult, which she can’t check that one off. She tried she really did, but her mind just doesn’t work outside the gutter and it quickly became rated X.

Jettie lives on 163 acres in a rural part of Ohio. She loves living in Ohio, except maybe the snow, and the long winters, maybe the hot summers too, Ah, hell, she hates Ohio. She does love the land and the solitude of the country. She just wishes it was in a geographically in a better part of the country.

Jettie has two grown children and one who will be eighteen in a matter of days. YES!!! She has also recently just had her first, cutest ever, most adorable, granddaughter in the whole world. Her oldest daughter just hit her with the news that she will be adding another grandchild to the family in February. Although she is sure she will fall in love with the little creature, she still can’t say the G word.

Jettie enjoys reading as much as she loves writing. She has way too many favorites to list, but one of her all-time favorites from years ago was the Casteel series from V.C. Andrews. One of her new favorites is C.J. Robert’s, Captive series. Reading it gave her that needed push that she required to say the hell with what people think and write Underestimated.

By day Jettie is wearing business attire and managing a mattress store. By night she is in front of a keyboard or her Kindle, wearing, well let’s not go there. Underestimated was her fifth book published. The first one was just shy of a disaster, not that it was a bad book. People liked it. She just knew nothing about it, no revising, no editing, just a spur of the moment…. “Oh, I wrote a book, lets publish it.” Train wreck and a half. Her Star series was one of her favorites and is held dear to her heart. She is now working on an adult romance that should be live around the end of August, early September. She can’t seem to stay focused on it at the moment, due to a much needed Bahamas vacation coming up with Adam Levine’s walking around half naked, buying her drinks.


Lauren turned the radio to a country station. I hated country music. Brakes. Wait a minute. Drew hated country music. I had never actually listened to it. How could I hate it if I had never even listened to it?
“Where’re you from?” Lauren asked as we painted and listened to something about somebody digging their keys into the side of somebody’s souped-up four-wheel drive.
“Indiana,” I remembered.
“What part? I have a cousin in Indiana.”
And the questions begin. “Carson,” I answered with only that.
“What brought you to Misty Bay? I know you didn’t come all the way here just to work with Starlight Scarlett in her weird little coffee shop.”
“Now you’re scaring me,” I stated, hoping to get off topic.
She laughed. “You will absolutely love Starlight. She is as Bohemian as they come. I just know that you didn’t move to this sectarian town for that purpose,” she assumed.
“Are you calling this town a cult?”
“Are you going to avoid my question all night?” she retorted with her own question.
I smiled down at her from my step stool, which thank God she owned too. “I lost my job when they downsized, and my grandmother left me this house. I just decided it was time for a change.” I lied, hitting it right on the money. I smiled inside, proud that I remembered until I saw the look on her face. She knew I was lying. She knew my grandmother didn’t leave me this house.
“If we’re going to be friends, you can’t lie to me,” she said, being exceedingly blunt. “My aunt owned this house up until last month. She owns mine too. That’s why they are both ugly blue.”
I walked down the step stool to face her. “Lauren, please don’t ask me too many questions about my past. I am not running from the law or anything like that. I just need to keep a low profile,” I tried to reassure her.
“Well, you need a better story,” she said, turned and started painting again. “People around here know that my aunt has owned these two houses for years.”
Thanks a lot, Ms. K. Nice investigating skills.
“I’ve got it,” she stated matter-of-fact. I looked down at her with a peculiar stare. Why would she be so zealous about helping me? I didn’t get it.
“How old are you?” she asked, again bluntly.
“I will be twenty five next month. Why?”
“Perfect,” she alleged while I continued to look at her like she had two heads. “We went to college together, and when you lost your job, I told you about my aunt’s house, and you bought it,” Lauren exclaimed excited. “You didn’t tell anyone else the grandma story, did you?”

Underestimated by Jettie Woodruff  - Review
Unexpected Love Story!

I was hooked from the first page and was fully engrossed until the very last!

I couldn’t believe what Morgan went through in her life to then be handed over to the monster of a man who did even worse things to her.

She lived an awful life, yet tried to make the most of her time and never thought of leaving until it was suggested to her.  Even then she was thinking about him and how he would cope with her being gone.

Drew was a business man who wanted her just so that he could inherit some money, he didn’t want her in his life and made sure she knew that at every opportunity.  He was awful to her and didn’t deserve her in his life.

This is Morgan’s story of how she coped with this life that she had been dealt.  When she met Dawson, Lauren and Star her life changed for the better and she was allowed to be the person that she was meant to be in life. 

This love story is not your conventional love story and at some points it is hard to understand how her love grows and you get frustrated with some of the decisions that she makes.

I really enjoyed this book as it kept you guessing at every twist and turn in the story.  I was also frustrated with parts of the story too, but I’m happy with the outcome at the end of the story.  Knowing the full story – I actually believe that the resolution was the best one.

I know that any reader will enjoy this story because it is not your every day romance story.  There is eroticism, romance, unconsensual sexual acts and some thriller and intrigue in there too.

I will definitely read more from Jettie Woodruff in the future.

I give this book 5 stars, because it kept you guessing right to the end of the book what she was going to do.


Tina xx

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Thursday, 29 August 2013

Author of the week- Sloan Johnson - Interview

Sloan thank you for taking time out to talk to us. We are so excited to finally talk to you.
For those who don't know much about you, can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
The first thing you should know is this is my least favorite question in any interview! I can create whole worlds, character lives, etc, but it's hard to talk about myself.

That being said, I'm a midwestern mom. I started writing (for pay) as a way to avoid having to go back to work. From there, I had an amazing time blogging and my friends told me I needed to write a book. I finally gave in and here we are.
What made you choice to write in this style?
Honestly? The story dictates the style to me. When I start writing, I type and see how the characters are talking to me. That's what I go with.
If you had 24 hour with Dylan what would you want to do?
Geeze, that's a hard one! Of course, I would love to have some time for him to teach me more about Shibari. It's an amazing art form, even more than *just* being a bondage method. Beyond that, I'd honestly love to have some time to just hang out with all of the gang. Does it make me sound crazy to say there are days when I feel like they're some of my closest friends?
No it doesn’t you have one special friend in Dylan. If you had 24 hour with Tash, what do you think you two would get up to?
I'm at a bit of an advantage here because I know a bit more about her now ;) A lot of people have said she's weak, but she's anything but. If she was whiny and weak, I couldn't spend 20 minutes with her, much less a full day.

I think we'd probably head out and do some shopping, maybe catch some live music. The other fun option would be a girls' weekend to a workshop of some sort. FYI, I'm not talking about a scrapbooking workshop ;)
Oh that sound's interesting. Is there a real Dylan? Can we have him number PLEASEEEEEEE
There are many real life Dylan's, although I must admit, most of them aren't anywhere near as sexy. Dylan is a combination of people I met during the research phase for the book. It was fascinating to me to see how different the BDSM lifestyle is from what we've seen recently. Once I saw that, bringing the care and protection side to life was my main goal.

Did you enjoy doing your research? What type of research did you do?
It was amazing! Granted, because I'm a married woman whose husband isn't real keen on his wife getting all freaky with other people, I wasn't able to experience that side of the lifestyle firsthand, but as I said, there's so much more to a D/s relationship.

I spent most of the time finding reputable sites and sources, but then also spent a great deal of time getting to know people who belong to the real life version of the Isthmus Alliance. No, that's not the name of their group, but the concept is beyond amazing to me and I couldn't NOT put it in the book. They're some of the kindest, most helpful people I've ever met, including a Domme with over 20 years in the lifestyle.
How many books are in the Isthmus Alliance series?
As of right now, I have six planned. Of course, given the nature of the group, there's no telling what will happen. People come, people go, and there will always be stories that need to be told. When I started planning this out, Unexpected Angel was going to be a standalone. From the moment I met Zeke, I knew he was going to have his own book. Then, the end of the book happened and I knew Tommy HAD to be the next book. Since then, other stories have started evolving in my mind.
When is the next book in the series expected to be out?
Tentatively, the beginning of October. I haven't officially announced a date yet because I want to be closer to having a finished product so I'm not forced to push back the date.
Is there a hide message in the Unexpected angel series?
I don't know that there are necessarily any hidden messages, other than possibly to be open to the thought that things aren't always what they seem. Many people have the notion that BDSM is kinky fuckery and nothing else. To me, that's like saying that a vanilla relationship is nothing other than "normal" sex. Relationships of any kind are complex.
Do you have any plans for other series?
At some point, more than likely. For the time being, I'm more than happy to continue focusing on the Isthmus Alliance.

Are the names of the characters in your unexpected angel special to you?
There's not really special meaning to the names. Honestly, I let the characters name themselves. When you start to know the characters, they help figure out the names that fit.
Can you tell us one of your favourite quotes from Unexpected Angel?
There are a lot of little lines that I love, but this is right up there...
“Honey, with your blue jeans, fuck-me red boots and a corset so white you'll be glowing all night, you look like a modern day Betsy fucking Ross. Let's just say there's little about your outfit that leads me to believe you've experienced what you're about to see. And the way you're lookin' around, you're not with anyone.”
If you had 24 hour’s with Zeke, what would you want to do?
Zeke and I would go out and get into all sorts of trouble! I could see hanging out at the lake, drinking a few beers and then seeing what mischief we can cause.

What if it was 24 hour’s with Tommy?
Tommy is a bit harder. I can't say what I would do with him because I don't want to give anything away from his book ;) Let's just say, the time I spend with all of the guys would be more intimate than sexual, hands down.
Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
Of course I learned things! The main thing is that BDSM isn't all that popular fiction has made it out to be. It's something beautiful and loving. And occasionally really naughty and fun
What do you use to write your book?
I'm a Word girl. When I started, I tried to find tools to help me write. Then I realized that I could have every tool out there, but if I don't sit down and write, the words won't show up on the screen.
Do you listen to music while you writing or reading?
I ALWAYS listen to music when I write. I have a general "writing" playlist and then one for each book. At times, if I need to maintain a certain feeling while writing a scene, I will put one song on repeat. I can't listen to music when I'm reading.

 What are the most important attributes to remaining sane as a writer?
It's not possible to remain sane as a writer. If it's not the book driving me over the edge, it's the business side. I will, however, say that taking time to recharge has been vital.
 What was the hardest part of writing your book?
The hardest part of writing is always making sure the story is cohesive. As with anything, it's a process that grows over time
Describe in 5 words, your writing:
1.       Freeing
2. Flowing (I hope)
3. Realistic
4. Different
5. Evolving

Who designed the covers?
JB McGee from Indie Pixel designed the cover.
When can we expect to see book 2’s cover? Do we get to see some more of Alfie?
The cover for book 2 is not finalized yet. I am working to secure the rights to images that will accurately represent the book. There will be more of Alfie in the future, but that will be sometime next year.
****Fan question****
Your first book made a hit coz of the man on the cover do you think your next book will do any better.
I think the first book was the hit that it was because a lot of people are ready to see the other side of BDSM. Did having a hot man play into that? I'm not stupid enough to say no. There are many people out there who will buy a book solely based on the cover. On the other hand, that image wouldn't have appeared if it didn't depict Dylan so well. On the other hand, I stand by the words between the covers and based on the response, most readers do not feel cheated in any way.

I would certainly hope my next book does better. Every author should hope for that, both in terms of their writing and their sales. If my next book isn't better than the one before, I'm doing something wrong and not growing as a writer. If my next book doesn't sell as well, if not better, than this one, that means I'm not gaining new readers, which means something isn't working and needs to be changed.

Was it scary the first time you ever met Alfie?
Scary? No. By the time we met, we had talked several times online. It was no different than meeting women I've grown to be friends with. Of course, it might have helped that one of the authors I respect and admire walked up and bought my book right after Alfie walked in. THAT was what consumed my mind!
What are you currently reading?
I just finished reading Consequences and Truth by Aleatha Romig. I'm starting CJ Roberts. Yes, I think I'm trying to shock my system with these dark reads, but both series came highly recommended and they were two authors I met that I haven't read.
Have you ever read or seen yourself as a character in a book or a movie?
Seen myself in a book or movie? I think we all draw parallels when we're reading. For me, the most life-changing moment along those lines came when I read a line of a book that referred to the town where I grew up. It was TOTALLY a line that everyone from there says time and time again. I happened to be far from home and alone, and that moment brought me closer to the life I left behind.

If you could write with another author who would it be?
Honestly? I'm not sure I would want to write with another author. I think it would be very hard to mesh two unique writing styles into a story that truly works. That being said, I wouldn't be opposed to other ideas, such as writing crossovers with other authors.
 When your were a child what did you want to be when you grew up?
I spent most of my childhood as the kid with ADD who wanted to be something new every week. That continued, to an extent, into my thirties. Once I started writing (even when it was writing instruction articles) I knew I had found what I needed. No matter what I've done, there has always been art of some form in my life.
Do you have a nickname?
The only nickname I've ever had was "Margarita" but I'm not getting into those origins or that time in my life

 What are your pet peeves?
I'm at a point in my life where I try to not have pet peeves. Seriously, life's too short to let the BS get to me. I'm not perfect, but I'm working hard on not dwelling on those little things.
DO you ever write naked?
I try to avoid being naked whenever possible. Let's just say sitting at a desk, writing and everything else, isn't conducive to a naked-friendly body
If you were trapped on an island with a man, what 5 things would you take with you?
5 things? See, that's just not fair because it all depends on the man

A very Hot man
If I'm going to be trapped on an island with a VERY hot man, why do I need to bring anything ;)
1. Water (have to stay hydrated)
2. Food (need the energy)
3. A few scarves (the multi-purpose accessory)

Yeah, beyond that I can't think of anything I need

Quick Fire
Favourite Author?
Depends on my mood. Nicole Edwards is one of my "drop everything" authors and Aleatha Romig has recently made that list as well.

Favourite book?
Again, depends on the mood. A Theory of Relativity is a constant on that list because of the moment I mentioned above.

Favourite colour?

Favourite eye colour?
Blue naturally, green with contacts

Favourite hair colour?
Depends on how feisty I'm feeling. Most of the time, it's some shade of red.

Favourite song?
 Get Thru This by Art of Dying

Favourite place to write/ read?
At my desk 
Let’s have some fun.
Answer the first that comes to you. No cheating
Hot or cold.
In or out.
 Up or down.
Boxers or briefs.
Boxer briefs. The perfect combination of the two.
Night or day.
Toys or no toys.
toys, although not necessary
Chest hair or no chest hair.
 No chest hair
Lace or no lace
Why waste the money on lace ;) but it is pretty.
Thank you so much for taking part. We can't wait to read more work from you.
Unexpected Angel
Sexy, thrilling & heart stopping!
Wow! This is a really sassy and erotic read. There is a lot going on with this story but it's really easy to keep up because you want to know what happens next.
I absolutely love Tasha, she is really sassy and feisty, sweet and innocent but with her own sad story to tell. Her past has made her the way she is and she doesn't see how beautiful it has made her.
Dylan is gorgeous! He treats her like she is a precious gem that is breakable. He is into dominating a submissive but he is prepared to give it all up for Tasha she has come to mean that much to him
So not only is there some erotic bdsm going on, but there is a thriller in there too!
Definitely can't wait to read the next instalment, even though I know Dylan and Tasha won't be the main characters. It's time for some Holly love!!
I would definitely give this book 5 stars, absolutely loved it. Sloan Johnson rocked my world!