Thursday, February 15, 2018

Review: DROPPING IN by Carrie Quest

 

Today, we have the blog tour for Carrie Quest’s DROPPING IN! Check it—and the free prequel—out today and grab your copy!

My Review: A book involving a wanna-be writer falling for her best friend's older brother? I'm sold! So we started off right, and it just got better from there. I was grinning like a loon as soon as Natalie caught Ben getting ready to... ahem, shower, and it just got better from there. I loved all the little touches - the cute little surprises they would leave each other, the fun jokes.. just the general sense of humor of this novel. And I appreciated how well the author seamlessly moved from the fun to the dramatic. 

I didn't want to put this down. It was a great read, and I'd highly recommend it for those who love the best-friends-older-brother/little-sister's-best-friend romance trope. And heck, I recommend it to contemporary romance lovers in general! It was fun to watch these two fall in love, and I can't wait to see what else this author comes up with. And I want to see Natalie's novel in real life!

Cover Lovin': Those abs! Someone pass me a fan!

Recommendation: No prior knowledge necessary.

Final Rating: FOUR out of FIVE stars (4/5)! A great read. I loved Ben, and these two deserve their perfect happily ever after!

Happy Reading!
~!~ Amanda, Novel Addiction ~!~


Title: Dropping In

Series: A Snow-Crossed Lovers Novel

Release Date: February 8th

About Dropping In:

Natalie Berensen has one short summer to ace her writing class and convince her parents she’s not a hopeless screw-up. No more changing her major once a month, taking time off to travel, or random friends-with-benefits. She doesn’t have time for distractions or hook-ups, not even if her longtime crush is in town for the summer and living in her basement. Who cares if he’s a snowboarding god with six pack abs and a hashtag devoted to his apparently magical penis? She’s not interested. Until she is. Ben Easton’s focus and self-discipline is legendary. He’s built a career as a professional snowboarder by training harder than anyone else on the mountain and steering clear of anything that doesn’t take him one step closer to his goal: Olympic gold. Then his best friend crashes in the half-pipe and Ben drops everything to take care of him. No more training. No more competitions. No more snowboarding. It’s over. He’s back in Boulder to help with Adam’s rehab, not fool around with his little sister’s best friend, no matter how much he loves her laugh or the way her ass looks when she walks up the stairs. There’s no way in hell he’s going anywhere near Natalie. Until he does. Contains: a grumpy guard cat with a taste for blood, discussions of Ents as phallic symbols, and plenty of sexy times.

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Title: Bailing Out

Series: A Snow-Crossed Lovers Novella

About Bailing Out:

Gabriel Power came to Sochi with two goals: win a medal and track down his ex-girlfriend so he can finally explain the truth about the scandal that came between them. Once that’s done, he’s going to disappear. Snowboarding’s bad boy is tired of the phony photo ops set up by his media mogul father. Getting hounded by reporters and pretending to date supermodels while running errands for Power News cost him the only girl he’s ever loved, and now it’s time to walk away. Quitting his father will be easy. Bailing on snowboarding will be slightly harder. Getting Belle to forgive him may be impossible, but he has to try. Isabelle Garland’s Olympic dream died the night a drunk driver plowed into her car and crushed her leg. Sochi was supposed to be her moment of glory, but instead she’s limping around the Village trying to dodge the snowboarder who broke her heart and avoid the interviews her pushy sister-slash-manager insists are vital for building her brand. Belle doesn’t want a brand, she wants a life. Preferably one far away from the rude reporters who keep trying to get America’s Skating Sweetheart to cry on camera by asking how it feels when your entire life is snatched away in an instant. (Spoiler: it feels like s***. Also, she’s more snark than sweet these days.) When she runs into Gabe in the basement of her hotel, Belle’s first instinct is to flee. Too bad they’re trapped in a freezing storage room together with no way out and only their chemistry to keep them warm…
 

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Title: Wiping Out

Series: A Snow-Crossed Lovers Novel

Release Date: March 8th

About Wiping Out:

Piper Easton is a fixer. As a teenager she took over running the house when her mom got sick, and when her snowboarder brother was injured, she found the top knee guru in town and finagled a same-day appointment. She’s got an exclusive internship lined up in Europe and she’ll be leaving as soon as she watches her brother Ben win a gold medal. She just has to clean up one last mess: the way her stupid heart jumps whenever her ex-boyfriend appears. She and Adam are friends now, that’s it. That’s all they can ever be. But maybe a few benefits aren’t out of the question. Just until their trip to the Olympics finishes and they both go their separate ways. Surely the problem will be fixed by then. Adam Westlake had two true loves: snowboarding and Piper Easton. He lost them both and now he’s broken. The scars from where they cut his skull open are no longer visible, but the traumatic brain injury means it isn’t safe for him to ride again and he hasn’t spoken to Piper in eighteen months. Not since he got out of the hospital and fled Colorado, terrified he wouldn’t be able to resist strapping on his board when the snow started falling. He’s been chasing summer around the world ever since, until a lucrative offer to report on the Olympics brings him home to face all the temptations he left behind. He might be able to summon the willpower to stay off the mountain, but Piper? She’s irresistible. Contains: sex as an Olympic sport, dirty dancing while wearing eye goggles, ninety-nine penis balloons, and a blowjob rudely interrupted by a devil in feline form.

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About the Author:

Carrie grew up in Vermont, spent her college years in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, and now lives in New Zealand with her husband, two smallish children, and a gaggle of very badly behaved animals. She writes love stories that will make you laugh and reads enough romance to swoon on the regular.

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Review: MIDNIGHT VALENTINE by J.T. Geissinger!

My Review: This woman, guys. I think she delights in breaking my heart and making me cry. She likes to hurt me! But I love every second of it, because she makes all the pain worth it. Her stories are always so deep, so emotional, and so, so beautiful. 

This was un-put-downable, 100%. I had to take some time to breathe after I finished this book because it just hit me that hard. This author has a gift for story telling, and this book is probably the best example to date. The characters are so genuine, the story is so beautiful. I cannot recommend this book, and this author, highly enough. She's one of my absolute favorites, and all her books are keeper-shelf worthy. Not only is this book a perfect example of her amazingness, but it's something everyone, EVERYONE, should read!

Cover Lovin': Two thumbs up!

Recommendation: Keep some tissues handy.

Final Rating: FIVE out of FIVE stars (5/5)! Be prepared to have your heart broken and then mended - that's J.T. Geissinger's way!

Happy Reading!
~!~ Amanda, Novel Addiction ~!~


About MIDNIGHT VALENTINE

True love never dies.
Megan and Cassidy were childhood sweethearts who thought they would be together forever. Fate had other plans. Soon after they were married, Cass’s life was tragically cut short. Still grieving her soul mate five years later, Megan moves to the small town of Seaside, Oregon, hoping to rebuild her life.
Her first night there, she meets the town recluse, Theo. Withdrawn, guarded, and mysteriously silent since a terrible accident left him scarred, Theo takes an instant and inexplicable dislike to Megan. But as their paths cross again and again, Megan becomes convinced there’s more to Theo than meets the eye.
When she discovers the reason for his silence, his nightmares, and especially his pointed dislike, Megan becomes convinced of something far more astonishing.
Is a second chance at a once-in-a-lifetime love possible, or is a broken heart the cruelest kind of liar?
 
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About J.T. Geissinger

A former headhunter, J.T. Geissinger is the author of more than a dozen novels in contemporary romance, paranormal romance, and romantic suspense. She is the recipient of the Prism Award for Best First Book, the Golden Quill Award for Best Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, and is a two-time finalist for the RITA® Award from the Romance Writers of America®. Her work has also finaled in the Booksellers’ Best, National Readers’ Choice, and Daphne du Maurier Awards. Join her Facebook reader’s group, Geissinger’s Gang, to take part in weekly Wine Wednesday live chats and giveaways, find out more information about works in progress, have access to exclusive excerpts and contests, and get advance reader copies of her upcoming releases. Website | Newsletter | Facebook | Geissinger's Gang | Twitter | Goodreads | Pinterest | Instagram

Series Blitz: THE DARCY BROTHERS by Alix Nichols!

Today we have the sales blitz for THE DARCY BROTHERS BOX SET by Alix Nichols. I’m excited to share this fantastic contemporary romance set with you—grab your copy today!

Title: THE DARCY BROTHERS BOX SET

Author: Alix Nichols

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About The Darcy Brothers Box Set:

A fake marriage, an office hook-up and a lost email... turn the lives of 3 French aristocrat siblings upside down in this sexy rom-com bundle. Over 700 pages of family secrets, unexpected twists and breathtaking romance. Follow stuck-up Sebastian, bad-boy Raphael and vengeful Noah as each meets his match where he least expects to, and falls madly in love!   BOOK 1: FIND YOU IN PARIS What does it take to fall in love with your enemy? a) His private jet. b) His six-pack abs. c) His unsuspected charm. WARNING: Just like in Pride and Prejudice that inspired this book, expect to find one rich and handsome Mr. Darcy and one feisty girl who can't stand him. Unlike Pride and Prejudice, this enemies-to-lovers romance also contains artful nude photos of said Mr. Darcy, a fake marriage, and nights of wild passion in Paris. BOOK 2: RAPHAEL'S FLING One bookish assistant. One cocky CEO. One Christmas party that changes everything... GUARANTEED: Belly laughs, hot love scenes, a secret baby and a happy ending for this lust-to-love romance. You'll stay up late to finish this book! BOOK 3: THE PERFECT CATCH When brooding goalie Noah meets perky realtor Sophie, sparks fly hot and fast... BEWARE: A dangerously endearing dog, meddling parents, eccentric neighbors, and a crumbling French chateau.

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Guest Post: Alix and Mr Darcy

Me and Mr. Darcy   Full disclosure: I’ve been in love with Mr. Darcy since I was twenty   And not in a casual yeah-he’s-cool kind of way.   I’m a devotee.   I’ve read Pride and Prejudice three times, including the wonderfully helpful annotated edition by David M. Shapard, which explains every period detail that can be explained. I also own a copy of every Pride and Prejudice TV series and movie ever made, and I have watched each of them at least twice. Six times in the case of the 1995 BBC mini-series, of which I own three copies. (What if one won’t play when I need it? What if the second won’t play either?)   Finally, I’m the creator of the Ultimate and Authoritative Darcy Hotness Chart. You can check it out here: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/386324474268007114/.   Before you do, can you guess who’s my Darcy #1?   Colin Firth from the BBC mini-series, of course! The Incomparable, the Forever Young, the One and Only.   In light of the above, it’s only natural that I wrote a romance inspired by Pride and Prejudice. It’s titled Find You in Paris, and its hero is called Mr. Darcy. Actually, his real name is Count Sebastian d’Arcy du Grand-Thouars de Saint-Maurice.   You see, all my contemporary romances are set in modern-day France. Hence, my Mr. Darcy is French. He resides in Paris (when he’s not in his ancestral ch√Ęteau in Burgundy). He’s rich, tall, dark, and brooding – and oh-so-hot.   Just like the guy on the cover of the book.   The heroine, Diane Petit, is a cashier and amateur photographer. Diane is as independent, feisty, and witty as Elizabeth Bennet. And, she’s just as prejudiced against Sebastian as Jane Austen’s Lizzy is against Fitzwilliam Darcy.   Sebastian has two brothers, Raphael and Noah Darcy. Each of them got his own love story and a happily-ever-after.   The Darcy Brothers box set includes all three novels.   I hope you enjoy it!

About Alix Nichols:

Alix Nichols is an unapologetic caffeine addict and a longtime fan of Mr. Darcy, especially in his Colin Firth incarnation. She is a USA Today bestselling (April and June 2017) and Kindle Scout winning (December 2015) author of sexy romance novels that readers describe as yummylicious. According to Romantic Times, her books "will keep you hanging off the edge of your seat”. Kirkus Reviews claims they “deliver pure pleasure”. At the age of six, Alix released her first romance. It featured highly creative spelling on a dozen pages stitched together and bound in velvet paper. Decades later, she still writes. Her spelling has improved (somewhat), and her books have topped the Amazon charts around the world. She lives in France with her family and their almost-human dog.  

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