Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Cover Reveal: His Wounded Light by Christine Brae

I love this book SOOO much! I loved the first book The Light in the Wound, it was absolutely beautiful. I can't recommend it highly enough both books gets 5 Stars from me, its books that your kindle/e-reader should be scared of getting thrown across the room because it is soooooo much angst filled. You will love this book and the first too! Check out TLITW and have HWL on your TBR list!


The perfect life.
The perfect marriage.
The jilted lover.
Their worlds collide.
Fate intervenes twelve years later and their paths intersect once again. All three will question whether the heart is truly capable of dividing and being divided; each will decide whether it matters who you loved first or who you love last.
Together they will learn that in the end, there can always only be one.

Meet Christine

Christine Brae is a full time career woman who thought she could write a book about her life and then run away as far as possible from it. She never imagined that her words would touch the hearts of so many women with the same story to tell. She is currently working on her second book which she hopes to release in December, 2013.
When not listening to the voices in her head or spending late nights at the office, Christine can be seen shopping for shoes and purses, running a half marathon or spending time with her husband and three children in Chicago.

Cover Reveal: Better by S. Walden


Their relationship has been exposed, and now their lives are changed forever.

For Cadence Miller, the fast track to adulthood proves intimidating and frustrating. She’s a little girl lost—abandoned by her parents and uncertain of her future. She doesn’t think she “fits” anywhere. She’s eighteen. She wants to be older. And the result is both comical and heartbreaking.

Mark Connelly will do anything to provide Cadence a stable, loving home—to be her protector. But he’s just as broken and lost, and his heart won’t let go of his past so easily. He knows he must share his secret with Cadence. And he hopes his revelation won't tear them apart. He hopes it will draw them closer, and make their love better.


She made sure to look as inconspicuous as possible for her first day of classes: jean shorts, tank top, flip flops. She kept her hair down but pulled it off her face with a headband. She wore a tad bit of makeup. Nothing showy, but she thought first day classes warranted mascara and lip gloss, at the least.

She slid into a seat in the row closest to the windows. She didn’t bother to look for Michael. Or save him a seat. She still wasn’t sure about that guy. She felt guilty for not telling Mark about Michael’s kissing comment. She wanted a friend, but she was unsure if he was a good one. She scanned the room for somebody better. She needed a girlfriend. And there was one sitting directly behind her.

“Hi,” Cadence said tentatively.

“Hi,” the girl replied.

Cadence wasn’t sure what else to say. Neither was the girl. That was until she recognized Cadence.

“You went to Crestview High.”

Cadence’s face fell. “Yeah.”

“My friend went there. She graduated with you.”

Cadence nodded.

The girl leaned in and whispered, “Did you really have an affair with your math teacher?”


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Meet Summer

S. Walden used to teach English before making the best decision of her life by becoming a full-time writer. She lives in Georgia with her very supportive husband who prefers physics textbooks over fiction and has a difficult time understanding why her characters must have personality flaws. She is wary of small children, so she has a Westie instead. Her dreams include raising chickens and owning and operating a beachside inn on the Gulf Coast (chickens included). When she's not writing, she's thinking about it.

She loves her fans and loves to hear from them. Email her at swaldenauthor@hotmail.com and follow her blog at http://swaldenauthor.blogspot.com where you can get up-to-date information on her current projects.

Monday, 28 October 2013

Cover Reveal: Fighting Redemption by Kate McCarthy

This book is so freaking amazing. A 6 Star read!! I am SOOO in love with this book and I'm absolutely sure, you'll love this too!!! This MUST be in your reading list to read as soon as it is out! I can't recommend this book highly enough. I need to scream it off the roof tops!! LOL. ;)


Ryan Kendall is broken. He understands pain. He knows the hand of violence and the ache of loss. He knows what it means to fail those who need you. Being broken doesn’t stop him wanting the one thing he can’t have; Finlay Tanner. Her smile is sweet and her future bright. She’s the girl he grew up with, the girl he loves, the girl he protects from the world, and from himself.

At nineteen, Ryan leaves to join the Australian Army. After years of training he becomes an elite SAS soldier and deploys to the Afghanistan war. His patrol undertakes the most dangerous missions a soldier can face. But no matter how far he runs, or how hard he fights, his need for Finlay won’t let go.

Returning home after six years, one look is all it takes to know he can’t live without her. But sometimes love isn’t enough to heal what hurts. Sometimes people like him can’t be fixed, and sometimes people like Finlay deserve more than what’s left.

This is a story about war and the cost of sacrifice. Where bonds are formed, and friendships found. Where those who are strong, fall hard. Where love is let go, heartache is born, and heroes are made. Where one man learns that the hardest fight of all, is the fight to save himself.

Meet Kate!

Kate McCarthy grew up in a small town outside of Port Macquarie, Australia. Raised in a house just a short walk to the beach, Kate enjoyed the peaceful, relaxed atmosphere and friendships that come from being raised in a friendly, small town area.
She now resides in Brisbane, Australia, a city in the state of Queensland where she works as an accountant, along with a sideline wedding cake business and her writing.
She is married with two children, has two dogs and house in the suburbs, and a pile of friends and family dotted all over the country that help keep her sane.
When she’s not busy running after naughty kids, filthy dogs, crunching numbers, piping buttercream and writing books, you can find her curled up in bed in the early hours of the morning reading new books and re-reading old favourites. Her favourite books are the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward in which she longs to eventually join the brotherhood and change her name to Phierce Mutha.
Please feel free to friend request Kate on Goodreads :D

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Making Faces by Amy Harmon


Ambrose Young was beautiful. He was tall and muscular, with hair that touched his shoulders and eyes that burned right through you. The kind of beautiful that graced the covers of romance novels, and Fern Taylor would know. She'd been reading them since she was thirteen. But maybe because he was so beautiful he was never someone Fern thought she could have...until he wasn't beautiful anymore.
Making Faces is the story of a small town where five young men go off to war, and only one comes back. It is the story of loss. Collective loss, individual loss, loss of beauty, loss of life, loss of identity. It is the tale of one girl's love for a broken boy, and a wounded warrior's love for an unremarkable girl. This is a story of friendship that overcomes heartache, heroism that defies the common definitions, and a modern tale of Beauty and the Beast, where we discover that there is a little beauty and a little beast in all of us.

"It's hard to come to terms with the fact that you aren't ever going to be loved the way you want to be loved."

I LOVE THIS BOOK SO FREAKING MUCH. I'm in love with Amy Harmon's writing. Abso-freaking-lutely the best book I have read for 2013. Outstandingly written, so poetic and beautiful. Each word resonated within me, deep, deep to my very core and touched my very soul.

I cried my eyes out in this book. From the beginning tears starting to spill (at 7% I believe), then at the middle and near the end. You get the idea that I cried a lot! I remember remarking how I never cried so much reading a book than I did right than. My tears kept pooling in my eyelids making it so hard to keep reading - I tried so hard to focus through my tears because I was so riveted by the words, the story, the characters, the heartache and the pain and they just kept falling so I had to stop each time to wipe my tears away. 

My heart sang with this book, it laughed, it cried (swollen red eyes!), it smiled (more like grinned so much, my cheeks ache!).

“I used to be afraid of going to hell. But now that I’m here, hell doesn’t seem so bad.”
I LOVE AMBROSE SO MUCH. He's so tortured in so many ways, things change for him, things he had was taken away and he learns to live with them slowly as much as he can. I fell face first in love with him. Landed so hard. Slammed into him more like! My heart kept breaking with his. Crack, crack, crack. Like my heart was made with glass. 

"I need you because it hurts when we're apart. I need you because you make me hopeful."

Ambrose stole my breath away from the beginning of this book and when he comes back from war, things changed fast, in a spilt second his world was taken away from him. I mean that literally, it all took a second to change. When he gets back battered, broken and lost, Fern the beautiful girl, sweet and wonderful girl is there for him. Everyone is there but Ambrose pushes them away and Fern doesn't let that deter her and slowly worms her way in his life. 

“I want to be a hero.”

I LOVE BALIEY SO MUCH TOO! He's just so special in so many ways, you fall so hard for him and you laugh and cry with him. This guy made me cry sooooo freaking much. I just couldn't help myself and he made me laugh too a lot. (I blame you! LOL) He’s taken such a special place in my heart and will forever be there. <3 This boy took a huge chunk of my heart and I don’t want it back. I feel so blessed getting to know him and he will always live within me. Everyone one needs a best friend like Bailey and I so need one. Bailey to me has always been a hero and is my hero. Will always be no matter what. He has done so much in his life that some people fail to do, he is so special because when life dealt him cards that will make some go mad but he smiles each day, lives life to the fullest and doesn't let his disability define him.

"Accept the truth in it. Own it, wallow in it, become one with the shit."

Bailey's outlook in life is so enlightening after all what happening with him he doesn't resent it but moves further with his life and teaches us to move forward and be happy with what we have.  

“Maybe there is a bigger purpose, a bigger picture that we only contribute a very small piece to. You know, like one of those thousand piece puzzles? There's no way you can tell by looking at one piece of the puzzle what the puzzle is going to look like in the end. And we don't have the picture on the outside of the puzzle box to guide us.”

Sweet, sweet Fern. Love her. She is so beautiful inside and out if you really see her. And perfect in so many ways once you get to know her. Sometimes I think Fern is so like me. Pieces of her is in me as well.  Its like Fern is Trisha and Trisha is Fern. And you just keep loving her. 
She has this beautiful soul, that brightens my soul, the light is food to my starving soul and fulfills me in ways no one can understand. 

“Maybe everyone represents a piece of the puzzle. We all fit together to create this experience we call life. None of us can see the part we play or the way it all turns out. Maybe the miracles that we see are just the tip of the iceberg. And maybe we just don’t recognize the blessings that come as a result of terrible things.”

I love how Amy gives us a piece of advice along the way that we all can relate to through Fern and Bailey. I'm always like "I love that shit, give me more!" like a famished beggar. I love pieces of advice in books, they are seriously what makes me love the books even more. 

This is a brilliantly written book that pulls on to your heartstrings, nestles into your heart like glue and sticks there like super glue. Leaves tearstains tracks on your face. Sobs rack your body and laughter too. After you're finished you are left spent and heart aching for it to never end. A poignant sense of loss however capturing a beautiful memory etched in your heart, mind and soul. As many wounds this book leaves open, it also heals leaving beautiful scars behind adding more character to our persona than we had before we started devouring Making Faces.


6 STARS!!!!

Thursday, 17 October 2013


I abso-freaking-lutely am in love with the series!!!! AWEFREAKINGTASTIC, BEAUTIFUL, EMOTIONAL story about a married couple after their happily ever after! This was one hell of a ride, I enjoyed it and devoured each word. Went through it like a hurricane but the disaster left - was my emotions that was splatter all over the place.



"One day I'm going to touch you in a thousand different ways and show you how to touch me," he said.

And he did.

Struggling with a tormented past, undergraduate Olivia Winter once led a practical but isolated life. Then she met Professor Dean West, a brilliant scholar of medieval history who melted Liv's inhibitions and taught her the meaning of both love and erotic pleasure. But after three years of a blissful, lusty marriage, Liv and Dean now face a crisis that threatens everything they believe about each other...and sex might not be enough to save them.


“We both want this so badly. I can feel it resonating between us like the hot pull of our first attraction, tangible and intense.”

After lies and betrayal almost destroy their marriage, Dean and Olivia West reignite their blissful passion. The medieval history professor and his lovely wife are determined to fix their mistakes, and Liv’s unexpected pregnancy intensifies their desire to fall madly in love all over again.

Then a family crisis forces Dean back into a feud with his parents and siblings, dredging up guilt over a painful family secret. Dean fights to shield Liv from the hostility, but for the first time, Liv resists her white knight’s defense. Her newfound resolve clashes with Dean’s desperate need to protect her.

Liv and Dean have battled obstacles together before, but bitter family conflicts now endanger their fragile intimacy. And when Dean’s career is suddenly threatened, he and Liv must struggle with events that could damage them in ways they had never imagined.


USA Today bestselling author Nina Lane writes hot, sexy romances and spicy erotica. Originally from California, she loves traveling and thinks St. Petersburg, Russia is a city everyone should visit at least once. Nina also spent many years in graduate school studying art history and library sciences. Although she would go back for another degree if she could because she's that much of a bookworm, she now lives the happy life of a full-time writer. Nina's novel The Erotic Dark hit #1 on Amazon's Erotica Bestseller list, and she is currently working on the third book in the Spiral of Bliss series.