Book Blitz: Five by J.A. Huss #Giveaway



Today I have a blitz for you for Five by J.A Huss. Check out the book below and The giveaway at the end!

Five
J.A. Huss
(Mister 0.5)
Publication date: September 19th 2017
Genres: New Adult, Romance

Five Aston has known Rory Shrike for as long as he canremember. He played with her in the sandbox. He went to every damn horse show just to be supportive. He helped her with her French, walked her home from school, and faked his test scores just to stay with her a little longer and not be sent off to college early.
But eventually he had to move on.
And so did she.
Never has a second chance meant so much to a boy who loves a girl.

A standalone book that is also a spin-off of the Rook & Ronin Series and prequel to the Mister Series. You can read it first, you can read it last. It doesn’t really matter because it’s f*cking Five.

EXCERPT:

“You want a kiss?”
“Mmmhmm,” I say, closing my eyes as I picture it. God, I’ve dreamed of this moment for ages. “I really need one, Five.”
His mouth touches my earlobe. Lips caress the soft skin of my neck. “Like this?” he asks.
“Yes,” I practically moan. “Just… like… that.”
“Do you want more, Princess?” he asks, his voice low now. Growly. Filled with so much promise.
“More, please,” I say, in my sweetest princess voice.
“Then promise me, baby. Just say those two words. ‘I promise.’ And as soon as youdo that, I’ll give you everything you want. OK?”
“Five,” I moan. “Just—”
His hands come up suddenly. He cups my face, stares into my eyes with the most sincere expression I’ve ever seen on him. And underneath that sincerity, I see… fear. “Promise me.”
“Five,” I say, unable to stop staring back. This is everything. Everything I’ve always dreamed of. Five pressing me up against a wall. Me, the only thing on his mind. Except I’m not the only thing on his mind, am I? No. Those creeps from the past are back. That’s why he’s here. And even though I’d normally not give in so easy, I know this is not a game. So I say, “I promise. Now stop talking, you stupid genius, and kiss me already.”
He smiles. Leans in. I close my eyes, ready for it. Finally gonna get what I want.
But then he moves his mouth to my ear and nibbles on my lobe. “Good girl,” he coos. “But I’m not sure I believe you, Princess. I can feel those wheels turning inside your head. They’re grinding hard.” He presses his hard cock against my hip when he says that last part. “So I’m gonna hold off on that kiss until I get back tonight. And if you’ve been good, and if you’ve held up your end of the—”
“What?” I say, pushing him back. “You will do no such thing, Five Aston! I want a fucking kiss and I want one right now! I’ve waited six years for this, and denying me is practically emotional abuse. Now stop fucking around and kiss me, goddammit!”
“Who’s the boss of you, Rory?”
I huff out some air. “Me.”
He smiles. It’s a big, genuine, I’m-gonna-teach-you-who’s-boss smile. “Wrong answer.”


JA Huss is the USA Today bestselling author of more than twenty romances. She likes stories about family, loyalty, and extraordinary characters who struggle with basic human emotions while dealing with bigger than life problems. JA loves writing heroes
who make you swoon, heroines who makes you jealous, and the perfect Happily Ever After ending.

You can chat with her on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AuthorJAHuss), Twitter (@jahuss), and her blog, New Adult Addiction (www.jahuss.com).
If you’re interested in getting your hands on an advanced release copy of her upcoming books, sneak peek teasers, or information on her upcoming personal appearances, you can join her newsletter list (http://eepurl.com/JVhAr) and get those details delivered right to your inbox.

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Blitz-wide giveaway (INTL)
  • $50 Amazon gift card + signed copy of Five (Ends 25th September)

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Sunday Post #47- Wedding & Instagram


The Sunday post was created by Caffeinated Book Reviewer this is a post where we recap on the going on's on the blog the week previous and the week coming up as well as the awesome books we have received, bought or been gifted for review!

Hello, Autumn has officially landed here in the UK and I have an loving it. Scarves are my favourite accessory and am so heavy to have my Wooly ones in play for the Autumn.


I was at my dad's wedding on Friday and it was a beautiful day. I am so happy for my dad and his beautiful bride.


I have been in not a official reading slump but I felt one coming on so this week I have been doing my yearly 're read of Where Rainbows End by Cecilia Ahern , which is one of my favourite books. I have however been loving Instagram lately, you can check me out here


The latest in the blog!








I have been loving....

Zayn Feat Sia- Dusk Till Dawn

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Sia Fear Labrinth- To Be Human


This week is the real time reading of A Discovery Of Witches by Deborah Harkness and I am so excited. This is the first book in my fave trilogy of all time. The TV Show is currently being filmed and I can't wait all the casting has been fantastic. If you haven't read the books yet I highly recommend you do.I

How has your week been?

Blog Tour: Barking Up The Wrong Tree by Juliette Poe #Review


Today I have a review of Barking Up The Wrong Tree a sweet southern adult contemporary romance. I loved the second book in the series when I read it back in July, you can check out my review here and the third book didn't disappoint.


Synopsis

Things in Whynot, NC have gone to the dogs, and that’s just the way the town’s only veterinarian, Laken Mancinkus, likes it. No matter if she’s up when the rooster crows, or working until the cows come home, Laken never leaves an animal in need. So when a gorgeous Yankee comes begging for help herding some wily goats, Laken is up to the task.

Jake McDaniel is looking for a tax break, and what better way than to take up…farming? This ex-football player turned businessman turned unwitting goat farmer is up to his knees in goat drama. Runaway goats, dehydrated goats, and a baby goat that wants no one other than him, Jake needs more help than he cares to admit. Good thing the sexy veterinarian is right there to coach him on how to be a farmer. The only problem is, Laken’s not looking for anything more than a good time, while Jake is looking for his forever girl.

Will the baby goat, and Laken, be enough to get Jake to stay? Or will he take his tax break and hoof it back to Chicago? One thing is for certain…what happens on the farm doesn’t always stay on the farm.



Barking Up The Wrong Tree is the third book in the sex and sweet tea series by Juliette Poe. (Each book can be read as a standlone) And I am really enjoying the books in this series. They are sweet southern romances that will make you swoon and I love them. Each book is about a different Manchkis sibling and this one was all about Laken.

Laken is a vet in the town of Whynot and she is such a fun character, who doesn't have a care about casually hooking up with men. Step in Jake McDaniel and her heads in a spin.

Barking Up The Tree has little bits of everything that made up the perfect package in a story. It has funny moments, sweet moments, romantic moments, and serious moments. I really enjoyed the two characters interactions, I just think both characters are very real and that made me connect with them immediately. The series is called the sex and sweet tea series because it is that. It is sweet with just the right amount of sexy thrown in.

The story is told in a few POV's a couple from Pap Lakens pap and then Laken and Jake. But there is also a few short chapters told by Herman who is a fricking dog. It was just so cute!!! I swear the animals are cuter in this than Jake. Theres even the cutest goat around!

Overall I really like this series, it just has everything for a perfect read. I highly recommend this series giving Barking Up The Wrong Tree, 3.75 Stars

Thank you to InkSlinger PR for an e arc in exchange for an honest review.



About Juliette Poe


Juliette Poe is the sweet and swoony alter ego of New York Times Best Selling author, Sawyer Bennett.

A fun-loving southern girl, Juliette knows the allure of sweet tea, small towns, and long summer nights, that some of the best dates end sitting on the front porch swing, and that family is top priority. She brings love in the south to life in her debut series, Sex & Sweet Tea.

When Juliette isn’t delivering the sweetest kind of romance, she’s teaching her southern belle daughter the fine art of fishing, the importance of wearing Chucks, and the endless possibilities of a vivid imagination.






Blog Tour: The Real Thing by Melissa Foster #Excerpt & #Giveaway


Today I have a blog stop on The Real Thing by Melissa Foster blog tour. I have an excerpt and a giveaway for you below. The Real Thing is available to buy now.


Fall in love on the shores of Sugar Lake in the small town of Sweetwater with Willow Dalton and Zane Walker. 

This sassy, spirited baker is fine with heat—but is her fake fiancĂ© too hot to handle?

Bakery owner Willow Dalton’s friendship with Zane Walker has always been a bit complicated. Now a scrumptiously hot A-list actor, Zane’s always had a reputation as a player. He’s arrogant, and he’s definitely not boyfriend material. Sure, he did Willow a favor by agreeing to take her virginity before college, but is that reason enough for her to go along with a fake engagement a decade later—even if it comes with a real diamond ring?
Zane should have known better. Nothing involving Willow has ever been easy. Still, he knows her better than anyone, and becoming America’s hottest new leading man means cleaning up his reputation. An “engagement” to curvy, sass-mouthed Willow is the perfect PR move…provided no one gets hurt.
Now Zane and Willow’s little white lie has turned into an irresistible recipe for sweet temptation. And soon no one will be able to tell the difference between their fake engagement and the real thing—including them.


This book is being published by Montlake (an Amazon imprint) and won’t be available on other ebook retailers, but you can download a FREE ereader app to read it HERE (or order the paperback)


Excerpt

“You're sleeping on the couch,” Willow said for the fifth time in as many minutes as she and Zane left their suite. He was busy texting, and she wasn’t sure he was even listening anymore. He used to be such a great listener. When they were younger, he’d never acted like he was above her, despite the fact that he was the star quarterback, lead pitcher, and eventually the prom king, and she was two years behind and as awkward as a foal on new legs.


“Are you listening to me?” she asked as they walked down the hall.
“Yes. I just got confirmation. You’re catering breakfasts for the set. Cool?”

“Yes, perfect. But did you hear what I said?”
She had almost backed out of their deal twice since she’d accepted. First when she’d seen the king-size bed, which really drove home their situation, and again when Zane had whipped off his shirt to change and her sex-starved body had buzzed to life. She was still a little nervous about the whole thing, mostly due to that second issue, but she felt a certain obligation to help him. Regardless of how arrogant he was, she’d never forget how tender he’d been with her when she’d given her almost-eighteen-year-old self over to him, and he was a true friend, even if they had a weird friendship. The truth was, even if he hadn’t done her that favor before college, she would have agreed to his plan. She liked him despite his insatiable appetite for women. He was everything she loved in a person and more. He was confident and funny, direct and thoughtful, and honest when it counted. Painfully honest. The exposure for Sweetie Pie Bakery 
was just the icing on the fake-fiancée cake. What a difference national exposure could make.
Zane shoved his phone in his pocket. “Yes. Sleeping on the couch. Got it. But you can’t blame a guy for trying.”
She laid her best damn-right-I-can stare on him and pushed the button for the elevator.
“Fine. I’ll behave. Jesus, Wills, you’re never this uptight when I visit.”
“You mean that five minutes twice a year?” Willow remembered how happy he’d been when he’d finally left town to pursue his dream of being an actor. He’d been bursting at the seams for a bigger life. But her “five minutes” comment wasn’t really fair. He never missed Ben’s birthday, and he almost always made it back for a few days over the holidays, even though his parents had moved to Florida right after he’d graduated from high school and left town. He’d been back a few other times when he was filming nearby. Even though she rarely saw him, their texts—and the fact that he was her first real love, even if he didn’t know it—had kept him in the forefront of her mind. Unfortunately, it also kept her heartbreak pretty close to the surface, no matter how deep she tried to bury it.


About The Author


Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance and women's fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Readers adore Melissa's fun, flirty, and sinfully sexy, award-winning big family romance collection, LOVE IN BLOOM featuring the Snow Sisters, Bradens, Remingtons, Ryders, Seaside Summer, Harborside Nights, and the Wild Boys After Dark. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. 

Melissa also writes sweet and clean romance under the pen name Addison Cole.

Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on social media or her personal website.

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Stacking The Shelves: The Paperback Edition


Stacking The Shelves is weekly meme where we share all the books we have added to our shelves whether it's physically or digitally. For more info check out the awesome host Tynga's Reviews 

Note: I will still be taking part in The Sunday Post however ever other week between Stacking the Shelves and The Sunday Post.

Time for another haul. This week I have a ton of physical books which is a rarity these days for me as I tend to get alot of ebooks! (All books linked to Goodreads)


*The Start Of You And Me by Emery Lord- Already Released- Brought Paperback- The Start of you and me released with a new cover. Just look at it! It is stunning. I loved When We Collided by Emery Lord and am excited to read this one.


Rises The Night by Colleen Gleason - Publishers Alison & Busby celebrates 50 years this year as a publisher and I won this book in a giveaway, where they Sent 50 people a mystery book in a genre they like and this is one the one I got!

A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland- YA Contemporary Romance - Released 5th September 2017- Received an e-arc VIA Hot Key Books on Netgalley

Publisher Headline Enternal was celebrating its birthday and had the three books below free in the UK in ebook, in August to celebrate so I of course had to pick them up. They are all contemporary romances.



*The Forbidden by Jodi Ellen Malpas- Adult Contemporary Romance - Brought Paperback. I read an e-arc of this book back in July and loved it. I love all of Jodi's books so I of course had to add it to my collection. You can check out my review here. I also did a book shelf tour where you can see my whole Jodi Ellen Malpas collection here


Awoke: The Want Series by KT Conte- YA Fantasy Paranormal - Already released - I received an e-arc VIA Ireadbooktours for a blog tour in October.

*Something in the way (Something in the way #1) by Jessica Hawkins- New Adult Romance - Already released earlier this year. e-arc VIA Netgalley

Night's Caress (The Ancients #1) by Mary Hughes- Adult PNR- releases September 25th 2017 VIA Entangled Publishing - Received e-arc VIA Netgalley

*Meet Cute: Some people are destined to meet by Various authors - YA Contemporary Romance short stories - releases January 2nd VIA HMH books for young readers. Received e-arc VIA Netgalley

The perfect gentleman by Delaney Foster- Adult Contemporary Romance -Already released - received e-arc VIA Inkslinger PR for a blog tour later in the month


*Barking Up The Wrong Tree (Sex and Sweet Tea #3) by Juliette Poe- Sweet Southern Adult Romance - Releases September 14th 2017 VIA Big Dog Books LLC - Received e-arc VIA Ink Slinger PR for a blog tour next week. I have read this and really enjoyed it. I reviewed the second book earlier in the summer you can check out my review here . These books can be read as standalones.


*Just Henry by Michelle Magorian- YA/ Childrens historical fiction - I brought a paperback of this book for £1.00 from Poundland 

*Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell- YA Contemporary Romance - I brought this paperback from the works for £2.00, I own a few Rainbow Rowell books but not this one. I am excited to get to this one as I wasn't keen on Fangirl but I have my fingers crossed this one is for me.

The First Time I Saw Your Face by Hazel Osmond- Adult Contemporary Romance - I brought a paperback of the book for a £1.00 from Poundland.

*Totally His by Erin Nicholas- Adult Contemporary Romance - Releases October 31st 2017 VIA Forever Publishing - Received e-arc VIA publisher on Netgalley fort review

Rugged Texas Cowboy (Cowboy Captives 1&2) by Lora Leigh- Adult Romance - Releases December 5th 2017 VIA St Martins Press- Received e-arc VIA publisher on Netgalley for review


*Acadia Awakens (Arkadein #1) by Kai Meyer- YA Fantasy - I brought a paperback of this book for £1.00 from Poundland 

Photos taken from my Instagram here I have been taken a lot of book photos lately!

That is it for this haul. Comment down below with some books you recently got.

*Giveaway reminder - I am currently giving away a Autumn release of your choice on the blog, open international. Click here to enter!

Blog Tour: One Night by Aleatha Romig


Today I have a review stop on the One Night by Aleatha Romig blog tour. One Night is a standalone adult contemporary romance that I adored.


Synopsis 

One night to remember
Is that too much to desire?
One night for fun, passion, and a chance to remember what it’s like to be a woman.

I’m not looking for love.
There’s a man in my life who loves me with all his heart. He has beautiful blue eyes, is three feet tall, and calls me mommy.
He’s my whole world and I’m his. Fate stole his daddy way too soon.
What would happen if I allowed fate another chance, just for one night?

One night to help a friend
Why did I agree to this?

Blind dates are disasters. If I weren't helping the friend of a friend, I wouldn't go.
I’m not looking for romance, love, or even a one-night stand.
After all, the man my friend knew is gone. I’m no longer the hockey star known for his "pep" on the ice and in the sack. I have a new life, and a new career—a new passion. I’m not looking for more.
When the blind date is a bust, could fate change everything?

One night doesn’t end with a kiss—it begins with one.
Be ready to laugh, cry, and fall head over heels as you meet Leatha, the lighter side of Aleatha in this new sweet and sexy stand-alone romance, ONE NIGHT.

"I really enjoyed One Night, it left me with a smile on my face and my heart happy!"


One Night is told in duel POV between widower & single mum Amanda and former hockey player turned teacher Malcolm. Amanda and Malcolm meet and have one night together but is that all it will be.

First I loved the writing of One Night there where some beautiful lines and the writing just made the story more beautiful. The story is very character driven than plot driven and I enjoyed that. Even though it's told in two POV 's I felt this was Amanda's story of growing and taking a chance and making one night last forever. I loved seeing Amanda's supportive family and friends it was great to see she had the support and I adored her son Jace.

A few little things is it is was quite predictable in some aspects however it didn't take away from the story for me personally. Also I felt it dragged a little during the middle but in the end picked up and ended on a beautiful high note.

Overall I really enjoyed One Night it was sweet but had a serious side. It has some sexy scenes thrown in but it didn't take away from the story and journey of Amanda and Malcolm and their realtionship. This was set over the fall period and it will make a perfect, fall read curled up with a blanket and a cup of warm tea. 3.5 stars to One Night.

Thank you to Inkslinger PR for an e-arc for an honest review 


Author Bio

Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of nearly thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she's not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!
Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha's twisted style with an increase in heat.
In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.
2017 brings Aleatha's first "Leatha, the lighter side of Aleatha" with PLUS ONE, a fun, sexy romantic comedy.
Aleatha is a "Published Author's Network" member of the Romance Writers of America and PEN America. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.





Blog Tour: Drift by Amy Murray #Review & #Giveaway


Today on my stop on the Drift by Amy Murray blog tour I have a review and a giveaway. Drift is a Adult Contemporary Romance with time travel in the mix! 

Without further ado here is my review of Drift.



Synopsis 

I’m not crazy. My mother may have died with everyone believing she was insane, but I refuse to accept that as my fate. Even if I am recalling memories about a life I never lived. A life that includes the mysterious James—a guy I’ve only just met, but feel as if I’ve known all my life. The memories are coming hard and fast, and I’m falling down a rabbit hole with consequences that far exceed anything I could have ever imagined. And now, someone is trying to kill me.
Someone from my past who knows about my visions and is looking for something he believes I took from him. All I have to do is figure out how these memories relate to the present and maybe I’ll survive to live another day.
Maybe…



Drift is an adult Contemporary Romance time travel book from debut author Amy Murray that really intrigued me from the start. Having not read a book with a time travelling aspect before I was intrigued but slightly scared I wouldn't get how the whole time travelling aspect worked in this world but alas it was such an interesting and easy time travel set up to follow.

Drift is about Abby who's mother has suffered from a mental illness her whole life. Abby is scared that she will end up with her mother's fate. Abby works hard and is nearly finished college and just keeps to herself.  One night out with her best friend she meets a guy and instantly they have this connection and the story kicks of from there.

I don't want to give too much away about the story as I think you need to go into this knowing there's a romance and a time travel aspect that is easy to follow and that's it.The writing was good. At the start it was a little difficult to keep up with reality vs the drift which is the name for the time travel aspect but I feel that was intentional. As the story unfolds it really had me intrigued and wanting to know how everything was connected. I did work out quite a bit of the connections but overall it was still enjoyable to find out with the characters.

I enjoyed the characters but I didn't feel a big connection with the protagonist but that didn't deter me from enjoying the story. I really liked the romance side and there where some beautiful prose between the love interests.

Overall I had a good time reading Drift. It is a standalone,  however I feel there could be more to the story, I did want just 10 per cent more but in the end I gave Drift 3 stars, and am interested to check out more of Amy Murray's books in the future.


Thank you to Inkslinger PR for a e-arc for an honest review


Author Bio

Amy Murray graduated from the University of Houston with a B.S. in Psychology. She is a CrossFit addict, proud Harry Potter enthusiast, and obsessed with modern quilting. She and her family live in Cypress, Texas. 

Facebook /Instagram: @amymwrites/ Twitter: @AmyK_Murray

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