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Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Changing Course by Aly Martinez

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Title: Changing Course (Wrecked and Ruined #1)

Author: Aly Martinez

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Expected Release Date: January 29, 2014

Cover Designer: Ashbee Designs

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Synopsis

I met Sarah Kate Erickson when I was 21 years old. I was lucky enough to keep her for seven years before a tragic accident stole her from me. She didn’t die, but sometimes I think it would have been easier if she had.

I lived in a haze for those four years after the accident. Catering to her every need, even though she hated the very sight of my face. I tried to hold on to her and the future that we were supposed to build together. But you can’t hold on to someone that doesn’t exist anymore.

It wasn’t until I met Jesse Addison, a barista at the local coffee shop, that I realized I didn’t just lose Sarah that tragic night, I lost myself as well. Jesse taught me how to let go of the past and learn to love again. But what happens when your past haunts your present and the woman you used to love refuses to accept the woman you can’t live without?

**Intended for readers 18+. Each book in this series can be read as a standalone.**

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Prologue

“Sarah, don’t do this. Damn it! Stay with me.” I reach over and gently brush her blood soaked hair off her forehead. Even in this horrific moment, I’m in absolute awe of how beautiful she looks. Bleeding and broken, unmoving in my arms she is still the most mesmerizing woman I have ever laid eyes on. Deep down, I know this just the husk of my wife. My Sarah would never have done this to herself. More importantly, she never would have done this to me. Maybe it takes this level of madness, but I finally realize that I have lost her completely.

Whether she lives or dies, Sarah is gone. This is not the woman who made me laugh more in seven years than the rest of my life combined. She definitely isn’t the woman who I spent years planning a future with, a future that now no longer exists. I feel a heavy weight in my chest at my silent confession, but oddly enough I also feel a weight lifted off my shoulders. I have watched this woman disintegrate in front of my eyes for almost seven months; everyday losing her a little more. The light in her eyes fading, while piece by piece and bit by bit, she lost grip of reality. Mentally, emotionally, and now physically, she’s left me.

My Sarah died seven months ago on her way home from dinner, and I will never see her walk back into my life. Suddenly, I can’t breathe. I’m terrified, and not only because Sarah might finally succeed in taking her own life. I’m paralyzed by the realization that my life is spiraling down in a free fall headed straight for misery and the only thing I can think to do is anchor myself to this dying woman. I love Sarah with all my heart, but I am clinging not to the woman in my arms but rather to the life I thought we were going to have together. I have to accept that she isn’t there anymore. Her heart might still be beating but the bloody, confused, emotionally lost woman I am holding now is only the shell of my first and only love.

“Where the fuck is that ambulance!” I yell as loud as my cracking voice will allow. Stroking the little bit of her unmarred skin that I’m able to reach, I whisper in her ear, “Hang on baby.” Then I repeat the one sentence I have said almost daily since the tragic event that stole her from me. Maybe I say it for her, maybe just for me, but I know it is the biggest lie I have ever uttered. “Just hang on baby, it’s all going to be okay.”

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About the Author

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I’m a 32 year old wife and stay at home mom to four kids under the age of five, including a set of twins. My life is crazy, which is probably why I drink entirely too much wine. Oh who am I kidding, I had a love affair with wine long before the kids came along. I was born and raised in Savannah Georgia, but we recently moved to Chicago. Let me tell you, this southern girl was not ready for the cold weather up here!

I’m an avid reader, but I haven’t always been that way. A few years ago my sister loaned me her Nook Color, and it changed my life forever. In the span of about two years, I read over 500 books. My newfound love of reading led me to start a book blog with two of my best friends. (Insert shameless plug here: WhiteZinBookends.com). Through WZ Bookends, I’ve had the opportunity to meet some of the most amazing authors, bloggers, and readers out there. Now that I have taken the leap into writing my own book, they’ve all shown me endless amounts of encouragement and support.

While driving home from Walmart one day in late October, a story embedded itself in my head and would not let go. It spiraled out of control until I finally opened my laptop and started writing. This journey has been a wild ride filled with tears, hand cramps, and tons of laughs. I love company, so follow me at one of the social links below and join me aboard this crazy train!

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Cover Reveal: Heights of Desire by Mara White

Heights of Desire

Book I of the Heightsbound Series

Release Date: December 25, 2013

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Review of Strings by Kendall Grey

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WARNING: STRINGS is not suitable for slut shamers, uptight stone throwers, Holier-Than-Thou prudes, humorless virgins, persons with chronic neck or back pain, pearl-clutching bitties, those who disparage crude humor or vulgarity in their many forms, closed-minded people with sticks up their asses, or anyone under the age of 18. The vile, base language and shocking, unholy sexual acts contained herein are not condoned by anyone with a lick of sense and should certainly not be reproduced without proper training and protection. The potty-mouthed and perpetually horny “heroine” (the term is used loosely) of this book does not resemble a normal, well-adjusted, or remotely believable person in any way, shape, or form. The author acknowledges that the characters in this book are shallow and two-dimensional; the plot is both ridiculous and insipid. She makes no apologies for any of it.
* Readers are strongly advised to wear latex gloves whilst reading to minimize contamination risks.

Free-spirited musician Letty Dillinger adheres to a strict, “no strings attached” policy when it comes to men. After a wild night of unabashed sex in a fancy hotel room, she never expects to see the adventurous stud she dubs “Shades” again. When her all-girl rock trio books a tour at the last minute as the opening act for their archenemies, Letty’s shocked to discover she knows the competition’s new lead singer. Intimately. Shades is no longer a one-night stand. Now he’s the guy she has to one-up on stage every night for the sake of her career.
Sharing close quarters on a bus with her sexy nemesis and his bad-boy buddies puts Letty’s Golden Rule to the test. On this tour, guitar strings aren’t the only things being played. And when heartstrings are pulled too hard, they’re bound to snap sooner or later. 

Danielle’s Review

Rating 5 out of 5

Holy. Hell.  Grab your fans ladies, better yet, read this next to a cold shower!

Strings, is a panty melting good time and should be sold with a bottle of tequila! It has everything a hard rock novel should, from experimental sex with strangers to an alcohol induced coma. But be forewarned, it’s definitely EROTICA! Now, okay, let’s break this down for those who apparently can’t read a fucking warning label before they purchase a damn book! It isn’t a life changer, and you aren’t going to find God at the end of it. Mrs. Grey herself described the characters as two- dimensional and flat. This book is meant to entertain in a raunchy, comical way. There’s just enough drama to keep you interested, but not enough to turn into a vagina-flag flying maniac. And fuck me, it’s a good time! I swear you won’t know whether to piss your pants from laughter or find the closest man to fuck. I wish I had half the balls of the heroine, Letty Dillinger! She has a mouth worse than a sailor and an even dirtier brain to go along with it. When the phrase, “rainbow cum buckets,” entered my vision, I flew into a wild fit of laughter and almost stopped breathing… 

Sorry, I started laughing again. 

Letty’s relationship with Shades, lead guitarist and sworn enemy, is a wild ride (no pun intended, okay, maybe it was a little). When his tattoos were described, I wanted to lick the page and send my man to the tattoo parlor. The sex, no- the fucking, is extreme (again read the damn warning!) and will definitely make you question your own level of experimentation. But the way he tugs her strings, will make you turn the page and hold out hope for a happy ending. 

The secondary characters were no less shocking! Especially Rax, I hope that asshole gets a book. I want to see a woman bring him to his knees! Well, in a different perspective than Letty, that is. Then there is Toombs, who quite frankly freaks me out, and Jinx, who is totally different than the other characters. She is the shy drummer who comes to life on stage. There is an attraction between the two, but nothing evolves between them in Strings. That’s all coming up in Beats, and I should probably sit on a towel when I read that one (good idea, huh?)! 

Despite the warnings attached and the simplistic nature of the story line, Grey is an outstanding writer. Even through obscene and raw language she managed to captivate my attention and left me grasping for a plot line that isn’t there. Though, she chooses to keep things light and humorous, there was still such potential for an earth shattering novel. And that’s why I gave it 5/5. She delivered more than she promised which left an impression on my strings I’ll never forget, even if it is only my g-string. 

Stay Raw!  ❤ dg 

Where to find Kendall & Strings

Kendall can be found on Goodreads Author Page | Facebook | Website | Twitter

Strings can be found on Goodreads | Amazon 

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