Blog Tour & Giveaway ~ Into The Fire by Lori Toland

Title: Into The Fire

Author: Lori Toland

Genre: M/M

Publication Date: May 5, 2014

Moving on…

When Blaze got his dream job, he never imagined within a year he would be fired. After a botched performance with Cassie, he’s kicked off the tour — and so is his boyfriend Jason — but Blaze is determined to live his dream again and he may have found the perfect band to do it with.

He will stop at nothing to be back on stage, though the costs of stardom may bring an end to his romance with Jason. Can Blaze have it all? Or will Blaze have to leave his first love behind to follow his destiny?

Review by Sue Ellen
When everything you have worked for to achieve comes to a stop and you get fired it can put a strain on your relationship!  That is what happens in this mind blowing novel Into The Fire. This can be read as a standalone even though it is part of a series and book 3 (I haven’t read the 1st or 2nd) and didn’t feel lost but am curious.  Blaze and Jason’s story will have you wondering what happens next because the sacrifices that they make shows how much they love each other. Especially when life throws you some rough patches!  Blaze loves Jason so much he wants the world to know it but Jason wants him to be careful and wait for his career to take off. There is one weakness that Jason has, and it could cause issues in their love; but will Blaze and Jason be able to overcome this? Jason loves to be bossy while Blaze has a temper, these two balance each other out. Read it you will see what I am talking about.  This story is about passion,  love, new friendships and taking the next step. If you enjoy a good M/M novel grab this one.

CEO by day, erotic romance writer by night, Lori Toland lives in Orlando where the summers are hot but the romance between her characters is even hotter. Writing since the tender age of 13, Lori somehow finds time to play video games and watch movies while taking care of her beloved cats and a husband who will forever be her hero.

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BLOG TOUR & GIVEAWAY ~ BEASTHOOD BY A.Z. GREEN

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BOOK INFORMATION

TITLE – Beasthood

SERIES – The Hidden Blood Series, #1

AUTHOR – A.Z. Green

GENRE – Paranormal romance/ dark fantasy/ new adult

PUBLICATION DATE – 17th Feb 2014

LENTH (Pages/# Words) – 390 pages

PUBLISHER – KDP Amazon

COVER ARTIST – A.Z. Green (the author)

 

 

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BOOK BLURB / SYNOPSIS

The bloody, raw meat was tantalizing her; calling to her. She hated it and yearned for it all at once.

Stop, she ordered. What are you doing?!

So hungryyyyy, snarled a primal voice deep within her.

Don’t you dare! she screamed back.

But the primal hunger ignored her pleas and took over her body, forcing her rational voice deep within the crevices of her mind.

What would you do if you discovered you weren’t human? That you turned into a bloodthirsty monster against your will?

What if your instincts, emotions and desires were torn between your own and the dark, dangerous animal lurking inside of you?

If it could make you yearn for someone you shouldn’t, make you say and act in ways you wouldn’t and overwhelm your whole existence?

If everything you’d ever known about your life was a lie?

In a world where a deeply hidden community is swathed in mystery, deadly secrets, betrayal and murder, Jaz Barker struggles to fight against the dangerous Beast within her and the emotions and desires it thrusts her way.

When tensions ride high and people she cares about are put in danger, she will have to decide how much of her newly awakened animal-side she’s willing to let in.

And if it is worth the risk…

 

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AMAZON KINDLE US / AMAZON KINDLE UK / GOODREADS / SHELFARI

 

 

 

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EXCERPT

“For the fourth round, the judges have decided that the two opponents must face each other in their Beast form, starting now!”

The crowd drowned out his rumbling voice and went manic.

Jaz stared in disgusted awe as Kain’s body contorted and twisted and crunched until he turned into a Beast. His roars and howls were spine-chilling, sending shivers through every inch of her. But she realized her reaction wasn’t because of him.

Something was wrong with Nik.

“Why isn’t he Changing?” Alf barked. “Why the fuck isn’t he Changing?!”

Jaz gaped at Nik who was standing completely still. Kain’s spine cracked and dark brown hair began pushing through his skin, covering his Changing body. His jaw crunched as it lengthened.

“He can’t Change,” she uttered in a low voice, mostly to herself. The air in her lungs suddenly felt like a ball coated in spikes.

“He can’t bloody Change! He must be too weak!” She clamped her hands to her mouth just as Kain lunged straight for Nik.

Before she knew what she was doing, she jumped forward, tripping over the thigh-high barrier. She felt Alf’s hand whip past her, missing a grip on her arm before she saw the sand floor of the arena below her, rushing towards her. She held out her hands just in time to try to soften the fall before she slammed into the ground; the wind was knocked out of her and she grunted.

Half the crowd turned in her direction, some pointing at her, the other half who hadn’t yet seen her still had their eyes glued to the cage. She cocked her head up, saw the Beast’s teeth about to shred Nik’s shielding arm to pieces, when her view was blocked by someone’s back as they pounded towards the cage. One by one, five more Weres jumped down from behind her, dodging her as they raced towards the metal dome. She stared in bewilderment as two more sprang out from the barrier containing the pulsing crowd on the other side. The increase of Weres on the arena floor caused an uproar in the crowd and Judges Stand.

Jaz saw the two cage guards knocked out on the floor just before she felt an arm around her, yanking her to her feet. She wheeled round to face the cold, beautiful eyes of her enemy.

“Fraya!” she barked, teeth bared. Njord’s note had confirmed the feeling in her gut that the cold-hearted bitch standing in front of her had killed Lora and her unborn child. Jaz wanted to squeeze the life out of her and enjoy watching it. But the guilt-stricken look in Fraya’s eyes stopped her.

“Need a hand?” Fraya offered.

Jaz studied her suspiciously but urgency kicked her into action. She pushed her emotions aside, ignoring Fraya as she bolted across the sand floor, sprinting over and around Weres fighting and throwing punches at each other. She couldn’t tell who was with her or against her. She didn’t care. She just needed to see if Nik was alive.

Beast Kain was roaming around the cage, pacing back and forth. Nik was in the middle still standing and Jaz exhaled with relief. Alf was pushing others back from the cage. The wispy-haired judge was screeching into his microphone, calling for order.

It was then that the balls of fire shot out of nowhere.

Jaz screamed as one hurled in her direction. Those in front of her path ducked, and she dived to the side just in time. Then there was another from a different direction, coming from her left this time. She ran forward. Then came another, and another all being shot from guns fixed into the stone barrier just below the crowd. Jaz spotted square holes that had been opened for the guns to fire through, before she had to dive again.

The heat of the balls turned the arena into Hell itself. She ran towards the cage but was stopped in her path as more fireballs in quicker succession exploded out into the arena. The fireballs bounced off the wall of glass protecting the crowd. Jaz had no idea when or how the glass wall had appeared.

As she ducked down on the ground she noticed the balls of fire seemed to purposely miss the cage, aiming only at those who’d disrupted the fight. Some of the people dispersed as quickly as they could. But others weren’t so lucky.

Jaz cried out when a man next to her, not much older than she was, was hit in the chest by a fireball. He fell back screaming like a banshee. She jumped away, falling onto her butt as she gawked at him. His clothes were melted to his torso and the skin was burnt off like candle wax. He held his burnt flesh, and it was then Jaz saw the enormous hole in his body; his intestines, stomach and liver burnt away; his spine was visible, charcoal black and smoking. She sagged over her bent knees, clutching her stomach as the unbearable stench made her retch.

He was gasping as his hands scrambled around his stomach, as if trying to hold himself together. More skin slid away like red-hot melted cheese from his touch. And then he held up his burnt hands screaming because he’d rubbed away the flesh and muscle from them, leaving nothing but charred bone. Then he gurgled as he choked on his own blood, unable to breathe.

Jaz sprang to her feet, holding her hand to her mouth. Her eyes widened to saucers when she saw the fireball hurtling towards her. Before she was a human barbecue, someone knocked her down from behind and the fireball flew past her, hitting the wall.

She swung round to find Fraya again. She should have shoved Fraya into the path of a fireball but the horror of what she’d seen stupefied her. She peered down at the dying man and saw he was no longer moving. The foul stench and smoke in the air made her cough and her eyes burn.

“Go!” Fraya bellowed, shoving her up.

Jaz jumped to her feet, avoiding the charred bodies, dodging the one-on-one combats still going on despite the raging fireballs shooting out. She wanted to scream at them to get out of there, but she needed them to be distracted because she knew at least half of them would try and stop her. Fraya was the first to try as she yelled at Jaz to come back, before Jaz pulled open the enormous bolt on the door of the cage and jumped in.

 

REVIEW BY SUE-ELLEN
The name of the book Beasthood along with the cover is a little mysterious in the sense that even though you only have a woman on there but for some reason she covers her face had me curious to see what is in this story. Why would such a beautiful women cover her face unless she has hidden secrets! The cover in my opinion was a great pick up for this novel because after reading the blurb I wanted to know more. Jaz introduction was definitely a shocking one and the life she has had to live through for the past year because of it. Nobody is willing to believe her and thinks she is lying about it (or they make her think it). You actually feel sorry for her because to have a whole year change all of a sudden and then everyone around you act like you are crazy makes it worse. She has learned to grow into herself and become strong because of this, but also deep down I think she is hurting and angry. When she is given a chance to go on a mini vacation by her aunt, but is kidnapped by her and taken deep into the woods her life is thrown into a hurdle.  When she learns that everything in her whole life has been a lie, she is not sure what to make of the truth because it is very overwhelming. Driver (Nik) is the alpha male of the pack and has had to deal with the loss of his child and mate but hopes that Jaz is his true mate. Only problem is the fact that he had a hand in kidnapping her and so she is definitely not on a very trustful manner right now. The way the author reels you into the novel is amazing with the storyline. I have to say it is definitely unique within itself because the paranormal world she has created here has also other characteristics that I have not read before. Her descriptions of not only the surrounding areas, but of the characters themselves give you enough so you know what exactly is going on and how they look. There were many characters in this story that could also eventually be built into another story line if the novel chooses to.  I really enjoyed this novel and would recommend it to others. The only downfall is that now I have to wait for the next book to find out what is going to happen between Jaz and Nik. Especially since there seems to be more mystery to be solved by what is happening within the pack!  I know I am rooting for these two.

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AUTHOR BIO:

A.Z.Green was born in 1989 and raised in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. She met the love of her life aged 16 and moved to London, finally settling down near Brighton.

She has written various novels and short stories in her lifetime but has only recently decided to publish. She writes a wide range of genres such as dark fantasy, romance, thriller, historical fiction, dystopian, horror and paranormal. Her books tend to fit better into the New Adult genre as they usually have a more mature theme.

Beasthood is her first published novel.

Besides writing she also loves designing blogs, websites, covers for others’ books as well as her own and various graphics. She has four blogs/websites and counting. Pinterest and Tumblr keep her busy, as does reading, drawing, painting and watching films. That’s if she gets time to do any of these things with a three-year-old jumping around.

When asked in an interview, ‘What books have inspired you to write?’ she replied, ‘I write books I wish existed, not because I’m inspired by a book that already exists.’

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Blitz Tour & Giveaway ~ Second Song Cowboy by Rhonda Lee Carver

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BOOK INFORMATION

TITLE – Second Song Cowboy

SERIES – Second Chance

AUTHOR – Rhonda Lee Carver

GENRE – Western Romance

PUBLICATION DATE – May 30, 2014

LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 157 pages

PUBLISHER – self-pub

COVER ARTIST – Samantha Holt

 

 

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BOOK SYNOPSIS

April Swift and Dante Brooke were a couple as teenagers. They’d spent a summer falling in love, exploring one another, connecting stars…until April took off to follow her dreams as a country music singer.

Fifteen years later…

Dante shows up at April’s dressing room and she is lost in sky-blue eyes, again. A hello between old friends turns into a passionate reunion and both discover feelings they’d left behind. But April has a music career, and Dante has a ranch to run.

Two months later…

Home is where the heart is, but April doubted she’d find the welcoming committee on the doorstep, especially after she informed Dante that she was pregnant.

Dante has a reputation as a bad-boy. He wouldn’t deny the truth. He’d lived on the edge most of his life, but when he hears he’s going to be a daddy, his priorities flip-flop. He’d never stopped loving April and his only goal is to win her heart for a second time. However, his charming smile and sweet talk don’t work like they did before. Now, he’ll have to prove himself. Can he become the cowboy April needs?

When things start to spiral out of control, April realizes she must make a decision—to follow love or her career.

 

BUY & TBR LINKS

AMAZON KINDLE US – BARNES & NOBLES NOOK – SMASHWORDS – GOODREADS

 

EXCERPT

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The house was quiet and April paced the floor. She played her guitar, attempted to write a new song…but she didn’t get very far.

Several times, she peeked through the window, hoping to catch a glance of Dante coming out of the garage.

Ten minutes passed, then thirty, until she could no longer ignore the raw need burning in her loins.

With one thought on her mind, she made her way to the garage, determined and free of doubt. Dante’s jeaned backside was the only thing she could see when she approached. “Dante?”

He jerked, hitting his head on the hood as he showed his face. He rubbed his scalp. “I’m almost there. I’ll need to get you some new plugs—”

“Dante?”

His brows curved. “You okay?”

“I want you,” she said without inhibition.

He dropped the tool. “April, I’m not sure—”

She reached for the hem of her shirt and dragged it off. Her nipples bunched and his jaw clicked. She’d gotten his undivided attention. Next, she slid off her shorts and thong, and relished in the concentration that swept across his features.

“You’re going to be the death of me.” In three quick strides, he was across the cement and standing in front of her. She dropped her gaze to the bulge behind his fly. “I’m dirty.” He held up his hands and turned them, showing her his fingers covered in grease.

“But this isn’t.” She hooked her fingers into his belt and unlatched the buckle. Slipping her fingers past the leather, she undid the zipper and tugged his jeans down his legs. His erection had grown above the waist of his boxers. “These must go.” She dragged the material down to his knees. “I want to taste you.”

“Won’t hear any complaints from me.”

 

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AUTHOR BIO

At an early, Rhonda fell in love with romance novels, knowing one day she’d write her own love story. Life took a short detour, but when the story ideas would no longer be contained, she decided to dive in and write. Her first rough draft was on a dirty napkin she found buried in her car. Eventually, she ran out of napkins. With baby on one hip and laptop on the other, she made a dream into reality—one word at a time.

Her specialty is men who love to get their hands dirty and women who are smart, strong and flawed. She loves writing about the everyday hero.

When Rhonda isn’t crafting sizzling manuscripts, you will find her busy editing novels, blogging, juggling kids and animals (too many to name), dreaming of a beach house and keeping romance alive. Oh, and drinking lots of coffee.

 

FOLLOW LINKS

AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE – WEBSITE – BLOG – FACEBOOK – TWITTER – GOOGLE+

 

Other Books In The Second Chance Series 

 

Second Chance Cowboy

Second Chance Cowboy - Book 1

 

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Second Ride Cowboy

Second Ride Cowboy - Book 2

 

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Second Round Cowboy

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Second Dance Cowboy

Second Dance Cowboy - Book 4

 

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One Paperback Copy of Second Ride Cowboy (Book 2) (U.S. Only)

Three Ebook copies Second Song Cowboys

One Ebook copy of Second Burn Cowboy (Book 6, Second Chance) Releasing July 2014

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