Forever Baby Review

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Olivia Marshall is nervous as she embarks on a study abroad program to Spain with her best friend Nolan. Besides the obvious new adventure of living in a foreign country for the summer; there is something else bothering her. A familiar unsettling feeling resonates within and she can’t decipher the significance of it.

Spain turns out to be more of an experience than Olivia had imagined. She meets Andres, a mysteriously gorgeous guy who takes her places she has never been. Her newfound loves brings all of her insecurities to the surface causing her to question everything. She fights the negativity in her head that refuses to let her find happiness.

Despite her flaws Andres seems to love her, but she can’t truly accept it. What is real? What is an illusion? If something seems too good to be true it usually is. How does Olivia hold onto the best thing to ever happen to her if she can’t trust it? Or does someone else already have her heart?

After Olivia leaves the fantasy world of Spain behind she has choices to make that will change the outcome of her future. It isn’t until those choices are made that she understands the ramifications of her actions, but at this point…is it too late?

Review

I really enjoyed this story. I was able to connect with Olivia. She’s your typical college student with insecurities. She didn’t have a traumatic experience as a child. She just has insecurities and low self esteem like most of us. I thought it was actually refreshing to see that. Seems like a traumatic experience is a must lately. Olivia had some tough decisions to make in this story and I was able to feel her pain and every bit of the angst. I absolutely love it when a book is written so well that I can feel the emotions of the characters. There were several spots in the story that I was so emotionally invested with the characters that I cried.  Total 5 star story.

Im a sucker for a love triangle with two hot guys. Definitely loved that it involved her best friend and a hot Latin lead singer of a band. The thing that I loved the most about the love triangle is that I couldn’t guess who she was going to go with. One minute I just know its one, and then boom it switches to another. Loved how it kept me guessing. I was definitely on my toes in anticipation.  I don’t blame Olivia one bit for her struggles. I would have been just like her if I was in her position.

Great 5 star read and I cant wait to read more by Ellie. She is amazingly talented!

 

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He looks at me with an intense, tortured expression. “I need to be inside you now, baby. I need to feel you,” he says as he picks me up, holding me by my ass cheeks. I circle my legs around him as he leans me against the wall. Without hesitation, he slams into me, gloriously filling me to my center. I scream again, letting my head fall against the wall. Our eyes lock as he regards me with an intensity that resonates to my core. He takes me with a fiery need that can only be quenched through this forceful animalistic connection we have.

 

ANDRES

OLIVIA

NOLAN

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Ellie Wade resides in southwest Michigan with her husband, three young children, and two dogs. She has a Master’s degree in education from Eastern Michigan University and is a huge University of Michigan sports fan. She loves the beauty of her home state, especially the lakes and the gorgeous autumn weather. When she is not writing, you will find her reading, snuggled up with her kiddos, or spending time with family and friends. She loves traveling and spending the summer camping with her family in their camper.

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Ghosthunting Kentucky

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The hills and hollows — and cities — of the Bluegrass State offer excellent opportunities for the ghost hunter. Guide Patti Starr leads readers on a tour of 30 legendary haunted spaces in Kentucky. She snoops around creepy farmhouses and grim garrets, eerie rooms and dark corners, exposing the ghosts and recording first-hand accounts of terrifying encounters. Clear maps and photographs help readers locate each dire destination, while more sensitive souls can enjoy experiencing these visits from the other side from the safety of their armchair.

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Great book! I loved how well written the book was. Not only did you get to read about people’s experiences at these locations, but also we were able to learn about the history of the locations. Patti has a way with words that she holds your attention and you find it impossible to put the book down.  While reading this book, I found out there is a whole series including each state. Im really anxious to read the book that takes place in Oklahoma. This would be a perfect camp fire story to read at night. I would totally freak out, but it would really be fun for others around lol!

That’s A Lie Review

That’s A Lie

Author: Victoria Klahr

Release Date: March 25, 2014

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

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Seth is back.

When he walked back into my life, it almost felt like the pieces of my broken heart could be fixed. I thought we could go back to being best friends, but then I started to feel what I had been blocking out for years. I tried. Boy, did I try! But once I started to let him in, I wanted nothing more than to cross that line from friendship into something more…

Just when I think I can move on and let myself be happy, an ugly reminder from my past comes storming in and threatens to destroy the sliver of hope that’s been growing since Seth came back.

Do I even deserve to be loved?

“I’m not asking to fix your heart. I’m not asking to mend you. I love each and every shattered piece of you. I’m asking that you let me love you. Let me love each piece of your broken heart, and I swear to you I will make up for every heartache you have ever experienced.”

I came back for Josie.

I knew I’d have to fight for her, but with the loss of her dad and the truth about what happened with her and Blake, I quickly realized that making her mine was going to be a lot harder than I first thought. The problem is, I can’t pretend like she’s just my best friend. I can’t pretend I don’t want more.

I’m willing to do anything to get her to admit she has the same passionate feelings for me, because I know once she opens up and stops lying to herself, I can show her what it really means to be loved. It’s a battle of wills, but my love for her is stronger than her will to stop me.

So I fight for her. I fight because I know she deserves it.

From That’s A Lie

© 2014 Victoria Klahr

“You lied to me,” he said gruffly, sitting on the barstool at my counter. His blonde hair flopped in front of his eyes, and my hands itched to push it back. To get to touch him again the way I want to would satisfy only a millimeter of the need I have, but it would relieve some of the pain. I turned around to hide my thoughts.

“Ugh… I need coffee,” I said vacantly, reaching for my coffee maker. I didn’t even hear Seth move, but his hand grabbed mine and he turned me around, placing his hands beside me on the countertop to trap me. My breath caught, and I was almost positive he could hear my heart pounding in my chest.

His blue green eyes were angry, but I didn’t even care about him being mad. All that mattered was the charge that thumped between us. I was very aware of him.

“You lied, Josie. You’re not supposed to lie to me.”

“Seth… come on,” I said, turning my face away, unable to look at the raw emotion in his expression. His hand dashed out and grabbed my chin.

“How long, Josie?” he asked. I closed my eyes, not wanting to admit anything. “Open your damn eyes, Jos. Stop fucking hiding.” His voice was hard, but it was also full of desperation. I opened my eyes and narrowed them at him.

He doesn’t understand that I need to keep him away from me. My life is tainted by darkness, and he doesn’t need that. “It doesn’t matter, Seth. I’m fine.”

“Like fucking hell it doesn’t matter. I haven’t heard you scream like that since after everything that happened.”

He was referring to when I would have nightmares after I was raped. He or one of my dads would come lay with me to help me fall asleep. Every day that Seth wasn’t in school, he was there with me, trying to make the nightmares go away.

“Since the engagement party,” I whispered, looking down. I don’t know why I admitted it, but I think there was a part of me that realized I couldn’t hold onto all this pain anymore.

That’s when my resolve started to break. How long can I go on fighting the feelings that I have for Seth? How long can I act like nothing hurts me?

“Fuck, Jos…,” he whispered back, placing his forehead against mine. I was able to smell the mixture of hay and apple pie on his skin, and I almost lost my footing from wanting him so badly. “You should have told me.”

“I didn’t want you to worry,” I admitted.

“I worry about you every second you’re not with me, Pussy Cat. Every second that you hide behind that wall you’ve built, I wonder when you’re going to crack.” His hand reached up to caress my face, and I started to lean into his touch. It was only a minute movement, but I still heard Seth’s breath hitch. My lapse in self-control made him bold. He brought his mouth to the side of mine, and kissed me. I couldn’t stop the whimper before it escaped my mouth.

“There you are,” he whispered hoarsely against my lips. I wanted to bask in the moment, but I had already opened up to him too much. I pushed through the barricade he had made, and ran back to my room.

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That’s A Promise (Promises Promises #1)

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Review

Im so happy that Seth is back!!!!!

This is book 2, so if you haven’t read book 1 That’s A Promise…start there. This book picks up where book 1 left off. I was so happy to start reading this book because I missed the characters so much! So much needed fixing. Safe to say I pretty much craved this book after I finished That’s A Promise. I went into this book without knowing anything about it…not even the synopsis. I just knew I had to read it. Devour it really. There were so many emotions flying around while reading…pretty much any emotion you can think of…I felt it. Once again, I was completely hooked with Victoria’s writing. The way that she writes just brings everything to life. Its simply amazing. I cant wait to read more!

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About the Author

Victoria Klahr (pronounced like “Claire”) lives in Elizabeth City, North Carolina with her husband and daughter, Stephen and Alexis. She loves her chug (Pug/Chihuahua), Bandit, and three year old to pieces. She loves to stay home and take care of them, even if they do drive her insane at times. She is a huge and proud book nerd who looks at her bookshelf in admiration daily. She has her Associate’s degree in Business Administration, but her passion has always been the stories that talk to her in her head. One day she decided to take a chance and let the voices write her story. She has never felt more certain or comfortable about who she is than when she writes.

Embrace the Moment Review

Embrace the Moment

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Torn apart by a tragedy, pushed together by fate. Nothing is coincidence.

Riley and Josh have been through it all together, first as best friends and now as a couple.

Faced with a decision that will test their relationship, these two learn to fight harder than ever before to keep their hearts intact. Once the decision is made, there is no going back. With the past creeping into their present, and miles between them, they learn nothing is easy. Every moment matters.

Can Riley and Josh survive the first year of college apart? Will their love remain strong enough to embrace every moment that belongs to them? Or will someone from the past interfere, take what he wants and ruin them forever?

“For each star in the sky, I have a reason why I love you. When you look up at night, never forget this truth.” ~Josh Parker

Not recommended for anyone under the age of 17 due to underage drinking, sexual content and adult language.

***Warning***

This is book two in the series. To better understand the characters and the story line, I strongly encourage reading the books in order. These are not stand-alone novels.

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    Josh’s POV

Those very blue/green eyes snap open and lock with mine when Bloodstream comes on the radio. Emily turns it up, “I so love this song. His voice is so damn sexy.” Neither Riley nor I reply. Speech is impossible when the images of what we did to this song fill my head. Her eyes flutter and glass over. She bites her lip and her breathing changes. She is remembering it, too. I can’t breathe. I just want to touch her—to feel her respond to me touching her again. She has her knees pulled up in the seat, and I trail my index finger from her knee down to the edge of her barely there shorts and back up. Her skin breaks out in goose bumps and she shivers. My eyes never leave hers. She reaches her hand up and traces my bottom lip. I harden instantly, and her eyes widen. Damn. Good thing her head is covering my lap. Bad thing is her head is in my lap—not really helping my problem here. I’m so turned on. Fuck!

So, about that backseat—it’s a small confined place—and all I can smell is her jasmine and vanilla scented lotion. I’m fucked and not in the way I’m imagining in this backseat.

Luckily, Collin exits the highway and stops for gas, because I’m struggling here with her in this tight space.

I thought I’d be safe from temptation for at least a few minutes, but then she buys a fruit punch Icee, blow pops and skittles. Good grief, I’m in a lust bubble of desire. We’re standing outside of the car just talking. I’m half listening to all of her words because I’m watching her sip from her straw and then lick her lips, which are now tinted red from her drink. Opening her bag of skittles, she laughs at something Em says and for the life of me, I can’t stop thinking about how much I want to taste the rainbow. And so I do. I grab her drink and candy, passing it to Em who says, “What the…” I don’t listen. I grab Riley’s face and taste every crevice of her mouth. The fruity taste lingering all over her tongue and sending my senses into overdrive.

“Holy shit! Collin, what are we going to do with these two?” Emily asks.

I hear him laugh. “Uh, I guess move out of the way? Wait in the car? Give em’ dollar bills? Hell if I know.”

Her hands are in my hair, pulling as always. I have her pressed into the car door, my hands holding both of her cheeks in my palms. I glide my hand to the nape of her neck and into her hair as we deepen the kiss. I don’t know how long we kiss, just that I feel better once we do. I release her and step back as she lifts her hands to touch her lips. She always does that. It’s like the feeling left on them shocks her. She just stands there, dazed for a few seconds—staring at me. Collin leans out of his window. “Y’all coming, or you gonna stand out there eye and mouth-fucking all damn day?”

© Copyright 2014 by Andrea Michelle

Review

First off, Loved IT! I was so excited to keep following Josh and Riley. They became very close to my heart and I couldn’t wait to see what happened. This book has just as much if not more emotion. It is a very powerful force in the book. The action in this book is amazing and not expected at first, but it adds so much to the story. The emotions are high for Josh and Riley when Dean comes into play. Dean is supposed to be best friends with Josh. Riley loves Josh, but Dean loves Riley and would do anything to tear them apart. My second favorite thing besides books is used to show the emotions of the characters so well in this book, music. Any author that can play out the feelings through the music she chooses to put in, is an A plus in my book. And again I recommend this book to everyone. Follow Josh and Riley through many ups and downs, trials and tribulations. You won’t be disappointed!

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Is taking a chance with your heart worth the escape, or was it better to have never loved at all? Can forgiveness really set you free?

After the unexpected death of her Dad, and the haunting manner in which he died, Riley Shaw built invisible walls around her heart. Barriers she created to protect her from splintering into broken pieces that couldn’t be repaired. She was unable to move forward from her past, letting the guilt of her parent’s mistakes dictate her own choices.

Dean Warren was safe. Being with him was innocent and peaceful because she didn’t truly love him. His words held her captive in a false sense of security. His eyes were deceptive, and his promises of never pushing her beyond what she was willing to give were broken, leaving Riley in a state of regret and doubt.

Joshua Parker had the power to take what was left of Riley’s splintered pieces and ruin her completely, or make her whole again. He was her best friend, her next-door neighbor—everything she wanted and settled on never having. Loving him was as easy as breathing air. The fear of losing him forever was more real to her than the feelings she couldn’t escape.

When faced with the very thing she feared the most, and in the arms she thought were safe, Riley finds herself questioning every decision she has made over the past two years. When she finally escapes the doubt in her head, and accepts the truth in her heart, is it too late?

“I’m so close to the edge of the cliff that I know one more breath, one more inch, I could fall.” -Riley Shaw

Not recommended for anyone under the age of 17 due to underage drinking, sexual content and adult language.

***Warning*** This is book one in a series and is not a stand-alone novel.

Review

This was such a heartfelt story. Andrea Michelle is an amazing writer. The story of childhood friends falling in love has always been one of my favorite things and this was just perfect. The story held so much emotion and could be felt in every word: love, anger, sadness, grief, happiness. It was a whirlwind of emotions but it was amazing. Riley and Josh are meant to be, they are perfect together. Riley puts to much blame on herself for things from the past and she can’t overcome it. It has kept her from telling Josh her true feelings. Josh is just, well, he is what every girl wants. He is protective and an all around type person. He is a parents dream come true. I can’t wait to read more by this amazing author. I would recommend this book to everyone!! It’s a great read and needs to be put on your TBR list.

Author

I am just a mom who had a dream to share my words with the world. Well, I suck at writing bios, but it’s a necessary evil.

I love poetry. In fact, that is where my writing obsession began as a young teen. You can find my original poetry in my writing. I gave it to my characters and now I share it with you. I adore music. I believe music can heal any bad day, or inspire a great love story. I don’t have a favorite genre of music as I listen to everything but bluegrass. It really depends on my mood. However, I love to write with Jared Leto in my ear. He’s good company. I am a dreamer—a true Gemini. I often stare off into space where my fictional friends play. I love to escape into a great book (any genre). I have to drink coffee in the morning to be human. Sweet tea and fave red starbursts are my guilty pleasures, sometimes chocolate when necessary. I love wine. It’s my tool for relaxing with my imaginary friends. I am in love with romance in any facet of life. I love it in books, on film, in songs and when it’s full of angst. Maybe, I wasn’t hugged enough as a child. 😉 I don’t believe all romances end in HEA, that’s not reality. However, in my mind when I read and watch movies where the ending isn’t what I desire—I change it. It unfolds in my brain the way I need it to, so the story never ends. I’m weird, yes, I know. I am very blessed to have found my soulmate at a very young age, married him at twenty. The sweetest of my blessings are my three daughters. My oldest and I share a very close book love with one another. I do believe she will one day follow in my footsteps and try the hat of being an author. I am excited, yet nervous to share my passion with you, but I look forward to the journey ahead. I love to hear from my readers, and I encourage those connections. Links below so you can friend me, like me, follow and support me.

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