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This week’s splurges

17457124Red Hill – Jamie McGuire


When the world ends, can love survive?

For Scarlet, raising her two daughters alone makes fighting for tomorrow an everyday battle. Nathan has a wife, but can’t remember what it’s like to be in love; only his young daughter Zoe makes coming home worthwhile. Miranda’s biggest concern is whether her new VW Bug is big enough to carry her sister and their boyfriends on a weekend escape from college finals.

When reports of a widespread, deadly “outbreak” begin to surface, these ordinary people face extraordinary circumstances and suddenly their fates are intertwined. Recognizing they can’t outrun the danger, Scarlet, Nathan, and Miranda desperately seek shelter at the same secluded ranch, Red Hill. Emotions run high while old and new relationships are tested in the face of a terrifying enemy—an enemy who no longer remembers what it’s like to be human.

Set against the backdrop of a brilliantly realized apocalyptic world, love somehow finds a way to survive. But what happens when the one you’d die for becomes the one who could destroy you?

Red Hill grabs you from page one and doesn’t let go until its stunning conclusion. This is #1 New York Times bestselling author Jamie McGuire at her unforgettable best.

Amazon UK: £3.99
Amazon US: $6.52


18528454A Beautiful Wedding – Jamie McGuire


You know that Abby Abernathy unexpectedly became Mrs. Maddox. But what do you really know?

Why did Abby pop the question?
What secrets were shared before the ceremony?
Where did they spend their wedding night?
Who else knew about it . . . and didn’t tell?

Everything about Abby and Travis’s elopement was top-secret . . . until now. Fans of Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster will get all of their questions answered in this whirlwind tale of the wedding day (and night!)—and as with all good stories, this one will definitely have been worth the wait.

Amazon UK: £3.49
Amazon US: $5.71


18621172Castle Hill – Samantha Young


A Joss and Braden Novella

Braden Carmichael never imagined he’d fall as hard and as fast as he did for Jocelyn Butler. He also could not have anticipated how difficult it would be to convince her to give in to love. But now that he has her, he’s never letting go. He’s got it all planned—the passionate proposal, the dream wedding, the sexy Hawaiian honeymoon—even the perfect family they’ll start.

After trying to flee from her painful past, Joss is finally allowing herself to embrace the future. But when things start moving faster than she anticipated, she finds herself panicking over something Braden can’t understand. After everything they’ve been through, Joss is sure that their love can survive even her worst fears. But, this time, she may push Braden too far—and risk losing everything all over again…

Amazon UK: £2.48
Amazon US: $4.05


16071830Wedding Night – Sophie Kinsella


Lottie just knows that her boyfriend is going to propose during lunch at one of London’s fanciest restaurants. But when his big question involves a trip abroad, not a trip down the aisle, she’s completely crushed. So when Ben, an old flame, calls her out of the blue and reminds Lottie of their pact to get married if they were both still single at thirty, she jumps at the chance. No formal dates—just a quick march to the altar and a honeymoon on Ikonos, the sun-drenched Greek island where they first met years ago.

Their family and friends are horrified. Fliss, Lottie’s older sister, knows that Lottie can be impulsive—but surely this is her worst decision yet. And Ben’s colleague Lorcan fears that this hasty marriage will ruin his friend’s career. To keep Lottie and Ben from making a terrible mistake, Fliss concocts an elaborate scheme to sabotage their wedding night. As she and Lorcan jet off to Ikonos in pursuit, Lottie and Ben are in for a honeymoon to remember, for better . . . or worse.

Amazon UK: £6.02
Amazon US: $9.84


18113253Sweet (#2)- Erin McCarthy


Jessica Sweet thought going away to college would finally make her free of her parents’ constant judgments and insistence she play chastity club role model for their church events, but if anything, the freedom has made her realize she can’t go home and be a hypocrite anymore. Tired of dodging their questions, she stays at school over the summer and lands in an unexpected crash pad: Riley Mann’s house.

Sarcastic, cocky, and full of opinions, Riley is also sexy personified with tattoos and biceps earned from working as a roofer all day. Not the right guy for her even if Jessica was looking for a relationship, which she is definitely not. But Jessica knows that Riley hides the burden of having to raise his younger brothers behind that grin and as she helps him get his house in order for a custody hearing, they begin to fall hard for each other, and she is forced to question what she’s hiding herself.

Jessica has never had a problem getting naked with a guy, but when it comes to showing Riley how she truly feels inside, her fear of rejection may just ruin the best thing—the best guy—to ever happen to her…

Amazon UK: £2.55
Amazon US: $4.17


Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000026_00033]The World Without A Future – Nazarea Andrews


She was born the day the world ended…

Nurrin has lived her entire life with zombies—trapped behind walls meant to keep them safe. She’s mostly happy there. But when a zombie horde breach the walls of her Haven, she has to trust her brother, Collin, and his best friend to keep her alive.

He just wants his past to die…

Finn O’Malley has given up on voicing warnings that are ignored. No one cares that the zombies are changing. Now all that matters is keeping Collin and Nurrin safe from what’s outside the walls of a Haven. But when Nurrin’s best friend picks up a contact infection, he agrees to get the medicine needed to save his life. Forced together, relying on each other in a strange Haven, zombies aren’t the most dangerous thing they’re facing.

In their world, only one thing remains true: everything ends in blood.

Amazon UK: £1.88
Amazon US: $3.07


Posted in Book Tours

BOOK TOUR: Stay With Me – Elyssa Patrick


Today on The Book Lovers is our stop on the Stay With Me tour. You can find my 4.5 Star review below 🙂



With one look, I’m his . . .

With one touch, he’s mine . . .

With one kiss, it changes everything between us . . .

I’ve been famous since I can remember. Singing, acting, dancing—I’ve done it all. The tabloids cover my every move, but I don’t want that anymore. I want to be normal, whatever that is.

When I leave Hollywood for college in Vermont, I’m on my own for the first time in my life. This is my chance to figure out who I am and what I want in life.

But it’s a lot harder than I expected. I can’t escape my image. Classes are difficult, and I’m struggling. And then there’s Caleb Fox.

Sexy, intriguing Caleb Fox.

Caleb is the one man who doesn’t want to use me. He breaks down my walls. He challenges me. He wants me. And I just don’t know if I can give him the same—or if he’ll stick around when he finds out my shameful secret that the tabloids haven’t managed to uncover.

Dating him is risky enough, but loving him could break me.

4.5 / 5 stars



My Review

I knew I had to sign up to be a part of the Stay With Me tour once I read the synopsis of it. I am a sucker for characters who are musicians, for college romances and of course, characters who have a journey to finding out who they really are and finding love along the way, so I knew I had to read this book and I am so glad I did because I utterly love it! It was so hard to put down and I got sucked into the story, the story of Hailey and Caleb, but not only those two, but Caleb’s sister Daphne, whom turns out to become Hailey’s BBF.

Elyssa Patrick has written an amazing book with Stay With Me. You will become sucked into the story(ies), you will swoon, tear up, root for Hailey to find herself, laugh, smile, feel dislike Hailey’s mother but overall, you will love everyone single part of the book.

I haven’t read a book for myself in ages, but Stay With Me felt like it WAS for me. I didn’t feel compelled to remember it was for a tour, so thank you Elyssa for that. Even if it wasn’t for tour, I would be snatching this book up without hesitation and that is exactly what all you avid readers of my blog should do.

I really love Hailey. She was utterly brave of leaving Hollywood behind, leaving all she has known all her life, leaving behind her mother and her friends and her former life to start over – to start college and be ‘normal’. She didn’t want to sing or act or dance, she didn’t want to be famous anymore, she just wanted a fresh start and find herself, her true self.

Throughout her life she has really been a puppet. Doing whatever her mother puts her forward for, doing whatever her mother tells her and basically having no childhood at all – SHE DOESN’T EVEN EAT DESSERT! She doesn’t trust easily and is afraid people on campus are going to just want to be friends to sell stories to the press.

You can definitely say that Hailey is brave, despite how afraid and scared she is – of everyone around her, of trusting and of letting her heart love. At first she doesn’t want boys in her life, she just wants to concentrate on school, on putting her past behind and being a new person, but then Caleb comes along and it’s getting harder to keep him away, until she caves. She wants him in her life and that’s exactly what she gets because he doesn’t want to let her go.

She learns to lean on him, learns to trust him – even though its hard she gets there and she lets herself fall in love. Fall deeply in love with Caleb because he really isn’t going to leave or hurt her. He loves her like no other and it’s easy to see his love. He will go to the ends of the earth for her, and when a massive revelation is revealed by her mother live on the TV, Caleb stays with her, lets her explain properly what happens and you can see that Hailey doesn’t need to be scared anymore. All her friends love her, she’s doing great in school and has a boyfriend that will do anything for her.

I loved how she persevered through, how she become her true self in the end.

Dear God, sweet baby Jesus, seriously Caleb is like THE best character I have read in a while. He is literally a bit like Kellan Kyle (minus the whole rock star thing.) He’s swoon worthy, sweet, sexy, cute, most definitely has a way with words *fans self in both sexy and sweet way* and you will just love him so much over the love he has for Hailey. Over how much he needs and wants her, over how much he helps her learn to trust and love, over how he is always there for her, through everything and helping her through her fears. You really could not ask for a more amazing book character than Caleb.

He made me melt with the cute things he was saying to Hailey, he turned me on more than once with his potty mouth, the way he most definitely can handle the female body and just won me over in so many ways that this book is still on my mind even now. He SEES Hailey as Hailey, not as Hailey Bloom the famous teenager superstar and actress. He wants to know the REAL her and I think that is what made me love him from the get-go.

He didn’t care about the fact she was famous, he liked her for her. Her sweetness, her crazy and she stole his heart because of it. Because of her strength and the way that although she was so afraid of not knowing who she was, she prevailed, along with his help, and blossomed. Just knowing how much he loves Hailey is every girls dream to be loved the way he loves her – just you wait and see the cutest and sexiness of him.

The secondary characters, like Caleb’s roommates and friends and his sister Daphne. They made the story too. They were funny and excitable and just great characters to add into the mix of Hailey and Caleb. They took the piss out of each other, they all loved one another though and that’s what makes a great friendship group. They all had their own personalities that makes you like each and every one of them and in the background they all look to have their own stories to be told which is why I am so excited to learn more about each character in their own novellas!! Starting with Jamie’s – woop woop!

Elyssa sure knows how to sex up a book. I was no expecting sex scenes, although I really should have been –and holy sweet hell, she really knows how to write them!! Especially with the potty mouth of Caleb. UHH that boy turned me to jelly and the way he just made Hailey feel special and feel all hot and bothered and turned on to the max – GIVE HIM TO ME NOW! I want Caleb because he treated Hailey with so much respect, he treated her right and the sex was steamy. It connected them together, it was amazing and can I say steamy again? Sexy too.

I cannot recommend Stay With Me enough. Here is to knowing about Jamie next and I cannot wait to find out more about Nick and Griff too! Bring on the next books 😀


Author bio:

Elyssa Patrick writes sexy, emotional contemporary romances and New Adult. She is currently working on her next novel.









Posted in L.M Augustine, Promotional Events, Teaser Tuesday, YA

TEASER: Two Roads – L.M Augustine (+ GIVEAWAY)

So this is the final stop and final post of the L.M Augustine week.

If you havent’ seen the posts from this week or are just looking at them now, you can check out my author interview HERE, my review HERE and West’s interview HERE. The go and buy Click to Subscribe 😉

NOW, L.M has been kind enough to give me a teaser from his upcoming NA book – Two Roads.

For those of you who have yet to hear or read the synopsis, here it is:-

The only person poetry-loving Cali Monroe hates more than herself is Logan Waters, the geeky kid who lives in the dorm building next to hers.

Ever since Cali’s parents told her she would amount to nothing, she has felt entirely inadequate. Friendless and alone, she takes on the mean girl role in hopes it will make her feel better–and Logan serves as the perfect target. He infuriates her with his obnoxiously long lashes, his all too perfect dimpled smile, and his complete lack of personality outside of his intelligence. So she begins hating him, and he returns the favor. Thus, their prank-filled, insult-driven rivalry is born, and torturing Logan quickly becomes the highlight of her life.

But when Cali’s parents set them up on a blind date, she begins to realize Logan might not be as boring as she always thought. He shares her love of poetry, takes a sadistic pleasure in making fun of crepes, and he makes her blush when he calls her smile pretty.

And hey, maybe those long lashes of his aren’t that obnoxious after all…

Two Roads is New Adult Romance about finding love, standing out, and learning to embrace who you are. It contains some language and mild sexual content.

Expected Release date: August 26th 2013


AND NOW for the teaser 😀


Two Roads teaser

“In the immortal words of Edgar Allan Poe,” Logan says once the laughter subsides, “we’re fucked. And no,” he adds, winking at me, “I don’t mean ‘fucked’ in the sense that we are hopeless.”


About L.M Augustine

L.M. Augustine is a YA romance author who is obsessed with writing about dorky teenagers, love, and happy endings. He currently lives in New England, where he spends far too much time reading books and screaming at his computer, and he believes that the solution to the world’s problems can be found in chocolate cake. Click To Subscribe is his first novel, but it won’t be his last.
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