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BLOG TOUR**~**My Clarity by M. Clarke – Review, Teasers, and GIVEAWAY!!!

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Still reeling from the death of her father, Alexandria hopes to find both independence and reprieve from her grief by heading off to college. However, life throws her a serious curveball when she discovers that her roommate isn’t quite the person she had imagined.

Smoking, tattoos, and street racing for fast cash are Elijah’s only interests. A harsh life has made him apathetic and indifferent, until Alexandria enters his life. When their paths cross, turmoil abounds.

An inevitable encounter, an undeniable attraction, and an unexpected chance at love-will it be enough?

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Here is what bloggers are saying about the early ARC. “Grab your tissue box, it will come in handy as M. Clarke/Mary Ting pulls each tender heart string right from the beginning of this touching love story!”

“At first glance, no one would believe Elijah’s tough guy exterior hides a genuine and giving heart. But, you cannot help whom you fall in love with and when opposites attract, the chemistry is undeniable!” –InD’tale Magazine

M. Clarke/Mary Ting blew me out of the water with this book. I am in awe and in love with this epic tale. Elijah Cooper is now my #1 book boyfriend. Sammie’s Book Club, for book lovers

“Through the darkness of our pasts, we are all looking for a little clarity. For Alexandria, Elijah could be just that. My Clarity is a story of love and hope, that through the hardest times we find clarity in each other.”Spare Time Book Blog

“Elijah & Alex sizzle in this wonderful page-turner by M. Clarke. I absolutely could not put it down! This book was 5 stars amazing!” Janie, CrossAngeles

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**A complimentary copy was provided by the author for blog tour**

~~ 4 Emotional Stars ~~

What an emotional roller coaster. If you are a fan of Angst and Sexual Tension…then this is the book for you. This is my first book by this author. I really enjoyed this book. The only negative I had with it was that I thought there was too much angst and sexual tension. I would’ve liked to see Elijah and Alex get together sooner. I don’t feel like we got to see enough of their relationship beyond their roommate/friendship status. With that said this book was still enjoyable. It was also a book that had a pretty powerful message in the end. It shows you how quick things can change and no one is guaranteed a Happily Ever After. This story teaches you that you should live everyday like it’s your last because you just don’t know what life will deal you. The flow and pace of the story was very well written. I also loved that this was in dual POV!!!!

“Life is too short. Don’t dwell on the bad, make it better.”….Elijah

This book had my emotions all over the place. I was crying right away in the prologue. Then I was laughing, smiling, swooning, yelling, and then of course I was crying again. (There is a scene towards the end that just gutted me) You will need to see what I am talking about. Even though I did cry quite a bit during this book, I did end up with a smile on my face at the end. I LOVED the ending of this book and the epilogue!!!!

In this book we meet a group of friends who all go to college together and live by each other. That’s Elijah, Lexy, Dean and Seth. Alex is kind of just thrown into this group because she is going off to college and needs a place to stay. Her cousin Jimmy just graduated from said college and offers up his room to her. He tells her that her roommate is named Ellie…although Jimmy left out a very important detail. Ellie’s Gender. When Ellie (Elijah) meets Alex, I have to say that scene was pretty comical. You’ll definitely want to read that part 😉 Over the course of this book we got to see Alex and Elijah’s friendship grow. We also got to see how well Alex fit into this group of friends and watched as they formed there own family. Alex and Elijah were pretty much opposites, but they fit so well together. I just wish they wouldn’t have fought their feelings for so long. I really liked Alex’s character…she was a broken soul from losing her father, but she was such a strong person also. Elijah was all kinds of YUMMY!!!!

“Let me in Alex, I swear I’ll make it up to everyday. Let me be the one who gets to say you’re mine, the one who gets to take care of you, the one who gets to take your sadness away and replace it with happy memories, the one who get’s to hold you at night and tuck you into bed. I want to be with you.”….Elijah

How can you not swoon after reading that?!?!?!?! Elijah kind of reminded me of Travis from Beautiful Disaster. He was the definition of a “Bad Boy”. The one you hate to love but just can’t help it. You definitely need to meet him yourself.

I would recommend this book to anyone who really likes angst, and sexual tension. Also someone who loves a Bad Boy/Good Girl love story. I have to say that this book is listed as a New Adult, but to be honest with you I saw it more as a Mature Young Adult. There are some things/situations in this book that aren’t meant for kids under 17 to read about, but I guess since the characters are in college it kind of lumps it into the NA Genre. Like I said this was a very enjoyable read and definitely not my last book by this author.

~Jennifer H.

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Mary Ting resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book-No Bullies Allowed

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RELEASE DAY**~**Very Wicked Things and Very Wicked Beginnings by Ilsa Madden-Mills


Because Ilsa Madden-Mills fell in love with her beautifully flawed characters in Very Wicked Things, she penned Very Wicked Beginnings as a prequel novella to the book, featuring the story of football star Cuba Hudson and ballerina Dovey Beckham.

Since May is Mental Health Awareness Month, all May proceeds from the sale of the novella will be donated to The Keith Milano Memorial Fund which benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).  www.afsp.org 




Title: Very Wicked Beginnings
Series: Briarcrest Academy #1.5, a prequel novella to Very Wicked Things
Release: May 13th
Author: Ilsa Madden-Mills
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 Synopsis
 

Girls say I’m a walking, talking sex god. Guys call me Hollywood because my life is golden.  It’s not.

But, ESPN did rank me as a four star recruit, calling me one of the best defensive players since Briarcrest Academy opened its esteemed doors. So yeah, with football and a stellar GPA, my future seemed good.

Then Dovey Beckham shows up in her short skirts and ballet shoes. Driving me insane. Making me want to beg for her attention. 

But that wouldn’t happen, because Cuba Hudson didn’t beg for anything.

She walked around BA like she owned the place, and most days she looked right through me…the one
girl I couldn’t have.

So, of course, I made it my mission to claim her, to put her notch on my bedpost. Because no girl can resist the Heartbreaker of BA.

But I never planned on destroying her. 

I never planned on wrecking the one thing that could save me.

Welcome to Briarcrest Academy, where wicked love begins…and ends.

 






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The Keith Milano Memorial Fund was established to help raise awareness about the devastating and deadly disease that is mental illness. Keith’s spirit and laughter is kept alive through our efforts to increase awareness about mental illness and to raise money for education and imperative research. Keith often struggled with society’s perception of mental illness.  Our hope is that by having the strength to say that Keith was “Bipolar” we can strip away the stigma and help others to be more open about their disease. www.keithmilano.org

The Keith Milano Memorial Fund benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
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AFSP is the only national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and
preventing suicide through research and education, and to reaching out to people with mood disorders and those affected by suicide.


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 Very Wicked Things (Briarcrest Academy #2):

 


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Ballerina Dovey Beckham is a scholarship student at Briarcrest Academy, determined to prove she’s more than just a girl with the wrong pedigree. She does whatever it takes to succeed in her endgame, even if it means surrendering her body but never her heart.Until the day she meets him, and he rips apart all her well-laid plans. Suddenly, the girl everyone thought unbreakable might just shatter.

Cuba “Hollywood” Hudson is rich, spoiled, and a star football player. With his fast cars and superficial girlfriends, he lives the high-life, hiding his secrets from the world.

Until the day he meets her, and she offers him something he’s never tasted…love.

But once in a lifetime kind of love doesn’t come easy…especially when dirty money, past sins, and old flames threaten the very fabric of their lives.

Welcome to Briarcrest Academy, where sometimes, only the wicked survive.

 

 

Excerptfor Very Wicked Things
Book #2 of the Briarcrest Academy Series
by Ilsa Madden-Mills
 
I got out of the shower and dressed hurriedly, anxious to get back to Cuba.
The door opened, and like he did it every single day, he stepped inside the steamy bathroom.  
“Think I need a shower, too,” he said, his fingers easing off his football practice shirt.
What? Now?
Trying to play it cool and failing miserably, I moved my eyes off his naked chest and checked out his track pants and the obvious bulge he sported.
Oh.
Did his lower body match the rest of him? Was it all sinewy muscle and big?
Just, yeah. That thought got stuck in my head and went round and round.
 “You staying?” he asked, a grin working his face. Pleased at my open admiration, probably.
“No,” I said, but made no move to go. ‘Cause I had no shame when it came to catching a glimpse of his muscular body.
“Good,” he said, his smile broadening.
He pivoted to turn on the shower, and my eyes betrayed me again, admiring the muscles in his back, checking out how they twitched and rippled when he moved. Football and rowing had been good to him. My fingers itched to know how they’d feel underneath my hands. Which was stupid because we had nothing in common. Not a rich Highland Park boy and a poor girl from Ratcliffe.
And most importantly, he was a player, not to be trusted.
He hooked his thumbs into his pants, paused a moment—maybe waiting to see if I’d run from the room?—but when I didn’t budge, he slid them and his underwear off. My mouth opened. Cuba Hudson, the most popular guy at Briarcrest was standing right in front of me, naked and beautiful. And like the cocky bastard he was, he posed for me, his big-ass biceps and chiseled abs making me vibrate all over. Need for him slammed into me.
Did I say he was hot?
Well, I was wrong.
He was off-the-charts, no-holds-barred, freaking going make-me-lose-my-mind-right-there delicious. The ultimate man-candy, the kind I knew to stay away from, yet here I was, ogling him.
“Still leaving?” he asked huskily.
“Any minute,” I said in a weak voice, backing up to the wall and propping myself up. “Just chillin’. Shower wore me out. I might need to hold this wall up for a sec.”
“I want you to stay,” he said, eyes at half-mast, glowing with heat.
“Why?” I said, aching to touch him. But that was crazy. I was a virgin, and I didn’t know jack about touching a guy’s you-know-what.
“Look at me, Dovey.”
I tore my eyes from his manhood, blushing.
His eyes burned. “There’s a sense of urgency in my head. Like our time is limited.”
I nodded. Yeah, same here.
“And, I’ll be honest, I don’t want to rush you, but I’m dying to sink into you. I want to set you on
fire with need for me.” He ghosted his hands over the steel rod between his legs. Once, twice, and—holy shizzle, he didn’t stop.
My chest rose faster and faster, and I tried to chill-out, but I couldn’t.
He lowered his voice. “Kiss me again, Dovey.”
Oh. “That’s a terrible idea, Cuba. Cause you’re naked, and I’m turned on because you’re naked. And
you’re touching yourself. And you’re naked.” I sucked in a sharp breath. “Not a good combo. Odds are we’ll end up in that shower together or back in your bed doing the double-backed monster.”
“Then join me in the shower. I’ll be good. For you.” He arched his back, his hands still doing that
back and forth that was driving me insane.
Liar, liar, pants on fire, I thought. No way he would he be good.
Because he was the Heartbreaker of Briarcrest Academy. And one wicked boy.
 
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Author Bio

Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap. She spends her days with two small kids, a neurotic cat, and her Viking husband. She collects magnets and rarely cooks except to bake her own pretzels. When she’s not typing away at a story, you can find her drinking too much Diet Coke, jamming out to Pink, or checking on her carefully maintained chocolate stash. She loves to hear from fans and fellow authors.

 
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BLOG TOUR**~**Blissful Surrender by BJ Harvey – Review and GIVEAWAY!!!

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This is a story of Sean Miller, a dom that will have your panties diving for cover with an eyebrow quirk. That will have even the strongest woman dropping to their knees in submission with a piercing stare, and Samantha Richards, a female cop who’s tough, seemingly impenetrable shell is strong enough to resist everyone except the one man it was build up to protect her against. 

**Disclaimer – If you thought the first two Bliss books were hot, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Creative use of handcuffs, batons, a club scene you have to read to believe, and a tough as nails dominant who is blindsided when the one woman strong enough to disarm him threatens his resolve not to let his past dictate his future.**

Like the other books in the Bliss series, this book can be read as a stand alone. There are common characters in the books but it is not necessary to read the first two books in the series to read this one.

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** A complimentary copy was provided by author for Blog Tour **

~~ 5 “Addicted to Sean Miller” Stars ~~

What can I say except that I absolutely LOVE this series.  BJ Harvey has created a cast of characters and story lines that I am totally addicted to.  As with the first 2 books in this series…this storyline and writing is flawless.  This was also a quick read like the others, I was able to finish it in less then a day, but I am guessing that is because I couldn’t put it down.  I am always left with a HUGE smile on my face when I finish one of her books in this series.  She really knows how to write a story that you feel like you are a part of the book.  The fact that we met Sean in book 1 (Temporary Bliss) and now we got his story, you can’t help falling deeper in love with this man.  This book will have you laughing at times, sad at times, blushing most of the time, and definitely falling in love!!!!  I can’t tell you how wonderful this book was!!!  I truly don’t think my reviews can do this series justice, you really need to read these books!!!!!

We met Sean in book 1, like I said before, and I was so excited to find out that he would be getting his own story.  (Although I have felt that way about all the characters we met in book 1)  I knew Sean’s story was going to be an interesting one, because of his background and the fact that he is a Dominant looking for his sub.  What I didn’t realize is that his story was going to be a second chance love story.  I am truly a sucker for those types of stories.  I love when lost loves are reunited after many years apart.  That is what this story is about.  Sean and Sam dated in college for over a year, but then somebody decided to but in and play on Sam’s insecurities breaking them apart.  (It killed me to know who the person was)  Now 10 years later Sean and Sam are thrusted back into each others lives because of his troublesome brother.  Sam is a Chicago Police Officer.  We met he in the end of Book 2 ( True Bliss – Zander and Kate’s Story )  Sean’s brother gets himself into some deep trouble and the police are called and that is why Sam shows to help him out.  This is how Sam and Sean reunite.  From there we are now reading a cat and mouse story….there was a lot of push and pull on Sam’s side, because she didn’t want to admit that she still had feelings for Sean.  Well let me tell you he didn’t give up…not once.  I really liked Sam’s character.  I liked that she was strong willed and was willing to stand up to anyone who challenged her views.  This was a big change from her college years.  I also loved that she had a softer side, vulnerable per say.  Watching her and Sean reconnect and realize the love they had for each other was wonderful.  Sean was an amazing character as well.  Talk about a man who by nature is a Dominant, but boy did he have a sweet and caring side as well.  And talk about a panty melter….WOW 😉  You definitely want to meet him for yourself.

As for secondary characters…we are introduced to a couple new ones….Ryan (Sean’s Brother), Helen (Sam’s BFF) and Rico (Sam’s Friend and Helen’s Fiance)  I loved each one of them.  Helen and Rico were hilarious.  They kept me laughing quite a bit.  They were also a strong support system for Sam.  Since they were with her back when her heart was broken with Sean in College.  As for Ryan….I liked him as well.  I kind of hope he gets a spin-off book.  I think there is quite a story there.  I was glad to see that he was getting his sh*t together by the end of the book.  Now he just needs to find love himself.

This book is listed that it is a Standalone, and that is true, because we really didn’t see anyone from the previous books, except for Zander and Kate briefly.  Ms. Harvey does a fantastic job filling any missing pieces someone might have if they haven’t read the first 2 books.  Now my recommendation is that you read this SERIES in order.  Yes you can read this book by itself, but I honestly would read all the books (In Order)  You get the full effect and story behind all the characters if you read the complete series.  This book/series is definitely one I will recommend to my friends and one I will read again and again 🙂  Pick this book up….you won’t be sorry!!!!!

**As a side note ::  For anyone who is debating about this book because of my review stating the Dominant/submissive theme…don’t fret.  This is definitely on the lighter side of BDSM…if you even want to call it that.  There is light bondage and some spanking but that is as far as it goes. **

~Jennifer H.

 

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RELEASE DAY**~**Devour Anthology for ONLY $0.99!!!

 

Release Date: May 11, 2014
An anthology featuring 8 full length published novels from
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Fading by E.K. Blair
 
Very Bad Things by Ilsa Madden-Mills
 
Shattered Ties by K.A. Robinson
 
Sizzle by Lexi Buchanan
 
Always You by Missy Johnson
 
Love in Between by Sandi Lynn
 
Emerge by S.E. Hall
 
Fallen Crest High by Tijan

 

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Can a guilty conscience keep wounds from healing? Fine arts major, Candace Parker, grew up with a mother who thinks image is everything, and her daughter’s perfection will never be good enough. About to graduate college and pursue her dreams of becoming a professional ballerina, Candace decides it’s time to let go and have a little fun. But fun is short-lived when a brutal attack leaves her completely shattered.

The memories that consume and torment Candace are starting to destroy her when she meets Ryan Campbell, a successful bar owner. He feels instantly connected and tries to show her that hope is worth fighting for. But is Ryan harboring his own demons? As walls slowly begin to chip away, the secrets that are held within start to become painful burdens.

At what point do secrets become lies?

 

 

 


Born into a life of privilege and secrets, Nora Blakely has everything any nineteen-year-old girl could desire. She’s an accomplished pianist, a Texas beauty queen, and on her way to Princeton after high school. She’s perfect…Leaving behind her million-dollar mansion and Jimmy Choos, she becomes a girl hell-bent on pushing the limits with alcohol, drugs, and meaningless sex.

Then she meets her soulmate. But he doesn’t want her.

When it comes to girls, twenty-five-year-old Leo Tate has one rule: never fall in love. His gym and his brother are all he cares about…until he meets Nora. He resists the pull of their attraction, hung up on their six year age difference.

As they struggle to stay away from each other, secrets will be revealed, tempers will flare, and hearts will be broken.

Welcome to Briarcrest Academy…where sometimes, the best things in life are Very Bad Things.

With a former supermodel mother and a rock-and-roll legend father, Emma Preston has the best of everything. Nothing is as perfect as it seems though. After her parents divorce, she’s forced to live with her mother in a private Santa Monica community. Ignoring their parental roles, her mother becomes more focused on climbing the social ladder while her father is off on tour.
Growing up in a trailer park with his mother, Jesse is used to people looking down on him. When his mother begs him to submit an application for a scholarship to one of Santa Monica’s top private schools, he never expects to actually get it. When he does, he is forced to attend school with a bunch of rich kids. He ignores their stares as they judge him for having tattoos and a less than impressive car. As long as he has his surfboard and the guys at the tattoo shop, he knows he can make it through.
When Jesse shows up on the first day of school, Emma can’t help but be intrigued. Her mother would never approve of Emma talking to someone so poor, but she doesn’t care because something about Jesse draws her to him.
Jesse tries to hate Emma, but he discovers that he can’t resist her. Forced to hide their relationship from Emma’s mother and everyone else around them, things start to fall apart. When Jesse’s friend, Ally, decides to interfere, things go from bad to worse.
Can they survive their first love? Or will they be left with nothing more than shattered ties?


Thalia is twenty-one and has just finished her sophomore year of college, and is trying to avoid going home to her stifling parents who have a curfew of nine every night, and have a bad habit of treating her like she’s still ten years old. Her new boyfriend, Liam, invites her to spend the summer with him and his family, so as she’s been unable to find a local job to keep her at college, Thalia jumps at the chance. Liam tells her that she can be his guest at his brother, Jack’s, wedding at the end of the summer.
Jack is twenty-five and feels as though he’s drowning. He’s engaged to Mia, against his will, because it’s always been drilled into him, family comes first. Jack’s studying for a law degree, and wants to go out on his own once he graduates, specializing in criminal law. His father wants him to accept a junior partnership in the law firm owned jointly by him and Lewis, his fiancées father, to practice family law.
Then he meets his brother’s girlfriend, Thalia, and he can’t get her out of his head. He needs her to keep her distance, because every time she smiles in his direction, he wants to carry her to his room and do really naughty things to her.
Then Saturday night arrives and Liam takes Thalia to a new bar that has opened on the outskirts of town, where she discovers Jack’s big secret. By day he’s the good looking, slightly older brother with a chip on his shoulder, who gives her hot looks, and by night he’s Phoenix, singer/guitar player for bad boy group ‘Deception’, who makes her sizzle to the core!
He has muscle.
He has tattoos.
He has piercings.
He has a mouth that makes her panties wet every time he opens it. He is supposed to be getting married.

He is also her boyfriend’s brother….

 

I was thrilled when I was offered a graduate teaching position at the prestigious Tennerson Girls Academy. At twenty-three, this would be my first ‘real’ teaching assignment. Working at the elite boarding school, home to the daughters of some of the wealthiest people in the world, was a great opportunity that I would’ve been stupid to pass up.

One week into my new job, and I suddenly had no idea why I chose high school…I was a seventeen year old boy once, I knew how teenage girls behaved.

You can’t even imagine the hell of trying to teach thirty, hormonal driven seventeen year olds who have been cooped up, away from any male contact.

I could handle the whispers every time I entered the room. I could even handle the obvious attempts at gaining my attention. What I couldn’t handle was her…

Rich bitches and way too many rules. Was it any wonder that I hated school?

Add to that the lack of male contact, and I was going insane. Like literally. I wasn’t used to this. A year ago I was normal. I had a boyfriend, friends and a loving family. There is nothing normal about me anymore, and nobody here lets me forget that.

My name is Wrenn, and I’m only here because my aunt took me in after what happened, but my aunt also happens to be the headmistress of this academy…Can you see my problem?

I’m hated for my lack of money, and I’m hated for who my Aunt is.

Then he arrived. Dalton Reed. My new history teacher.

Slowly, he helped me see that even in the worst situations, there is always hope.

My name is Lily Gilmore, and I was supposed to be getting married today. That was until I found my fiancé having sex with my sister in the church moments before I was supposed to walk down the aisle. I grew up with a father who was a womanizer and cheated on my mother every moment he had the chance. He would even stoop as low as to take me and my sister with him on his trysts when we were younger. Cheating was all I grew up with, and I vowed never to live the life my mother did. After finding my fiancé and my sister together, I moved from Seattle to Santa Monica to start a new life of independence and to focus on my passion for photography, man-free.

My name is Luke Matthews. About a year ago, I lost the love of my life, my fiancé, in a tragic car accident. There are no words that can describe how I’ve felt the past year. My life and all my dreams had died with her in the accident. I exist, and I play my guitar to try and ease the pain. My love was taken away, and I will never get that back.

What happens when the lives of two people who no longer believe in love are suddenly changed by fate?

“You never have to be without me, Laney, never.”

He lied…my everything I ever knew, trusted, wanted…I am, in fact, without him.

On my own and out of my shell, I learn new things about life, friendship and…myself.

Like what you’ve always known may not be what you’ve always wanted.

Dane Kendrick awakened things within me that I never knew existed, unraveling and uncovering the real Laney Jo Walker.

I’m a NEW adult…so is my story.

Mason and Logan Kade are two brothers who did their own thing. They were rich and expected to attend her school, Fallen Crest Academy. They chose public school and now Samantha has to live with them. The problem is that she doesn’t care at all: about them, about her friends, about her cheating boyfriend, or even about her parent’s divorce. But maybe that’s a good thing. Maybe change is a good thing.

RELEASE BLITZ**~**Blissful Surrender by B.J. Harvey – Excerpt, Dreamcast, and GIVEAWAY!!!

Title: Blissful Surrender ( Bliss #3)
Author: BJ Harvey
This is a story of Sean Miller, a dom that will have your panties diving for cover with an eyebrow quirk. That will have even the strongest woman dropping to their knees in submission with a piercing stare, and Samantha Richards, a female cop who’s tough, seemingly impenetrable shell is strong enough to resist everyone except the one man it was build up to protect her against.
**Disclaimer – If you thought the first two Bliss books were hot, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Creative use of handcuffs, batons, a club scene you have to read to believe, and a tough as nails dominant who is blindsided by the one woman strong enough to threaten his resolve not to let his past dictate his future.**
Like the other books in the Bliss series, this book can be read as a stand alone. There are common characters in the books but it is not necessary to read the first two books in the series to read this one.

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From my place in my small kitchen, I start hearing a weird vibrating type noise coming from my bedroom. I have a moment of sheer horror flash before my eyes then I remember that
a) I live alone.
b) I’m a thirty-two year old woman, so who the fuck cares that I have three vibrators, one vibrating egg, and a vibrating pair of underwear that Helen bought me on a dare.
c) I didn’t use my sex toy collection last night because I fell asleep on the couch in the middle of Castle.
d) The noise is not going away by me sitting here considering all the different vibrating toys I have in my top right drawer.
Right …
I jump up and run into my bedroom just as the noise stops. What the fuck! Now I’ll never know. I scan my room for anything suspicious and come up empty.
Then the noise starts again. I drop to my hands and knees, crawling around looking for the source of the ghost vibration, and giggling because now I’m thinking of what happens to sex toys after they die.
Helen would have a field day with this conversation.
I realize the sound is coming from my bed, so pulling back the comforter to an empty bed, I lift my pillows to find my phone vibrating like a kid at Christmas. I lunge for the phone and roll over onto my back at the same time, feeling pretty good about my ability to answer the call and do a side roll at the same time.
“Hello?”
Blissful Surrender Dream Cast
 
Sean – Stephen Amell
Sam – Kate Cassidy
Ryan – Robbie Amell
Tanner – Luke Mitchell
Helen – Rihanna
Rico – Reynaldo Gannechini
about-the-author
BJ Harvey is the Amazon Bestselling Author of The Bliss Romantic Comedy Series and The Lost Romantic Suspense Series. An avid music fan, you will always find her with headphones when writing, and the speakers blaring the rest of the time. She’s a wife, a mom to two beautiful children, and a full-time university student. BJ resides with her family in what she considers the best country in the world—New Zealand.
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The rock legend’s daughter…
Eli Blue Savage doesn’t trust musicians, especially those that idolize her dad.  Her heart’s been broken by everyone she’s ever loved. Fairytale dreams and the music she locks inside her heart are all that keep her alive.The musician with a dark past…
 
Deacon Chastain plays a blue guitar to match his rock idol, the man that saved him from a path of destruction.  His life revolves around music; it’s the only thing that saves him from the darkness.
Hearts beat to the same rhythm…
 
Broken and scarred by their pasts, can they find a way to heal and move forward?  No matter the adversity, even the hardest of hearts can be softened by love – music is easy; life is hard. 

 

 
excerptEli Blue
“Deacon! Deacon! Deacon!” the hoard of girls chanted, as they pushed and shoved, trying to get closer to the empty stage. 
 
The unmistakable sound of a Fender Stratocaster echoed through the small arena, inciting the masses even further.  The crowd was a living, breathing entity all its own that swayed and surged with every note.
As the opening guitar solo edged forward, I could smell sweet excitement filling the air; unfortunately, the scent was dampened by sweat and stale beer.
 
“C’mon, hurry your ass up!” I shouted to my friend, Willow, before I started weaving through the flesh-hungry mob. Willow wrapped her arms around my waist trying not to get trampled.
 
After elbowing every single person in our path, we finally reached the barricade a few feet from the stage. Immediately, we were greeted by a snarling security guard that wasn’t happy to see us ascending into sacred territory.  He held up his hands in a silent plea for us to stop, which did nothing but make me roll my eyes.  I’d never felt entitled to things in my life; however, free reign at this place was a given, and the only thing I ever demanded.
 
I flashed the sweetest smile I could manage, and was just about to inform him who my dad was, when a man dressed in a business suit gestured for the guard to let us pass.  I smiled at the suit and he returned the gesture with a nod of his head just before he disappeared behind a door leading under the stage.  Realization of who I was, or actually who my dad was, flooded over the guard’s face. His eyes grew wide and reverence appeared – with a touch of pity.
 
“That never gets old.” Willow yelled in my ear over the screams and hollers for the concert to begin.
 
“What?” I shouted back.
 
“When they finally realize you’re someone important and retreat.” She laughed.
 
I shook my head. “But I’m not.” I informed her.
 
“Yes, you are, Elizabeth, and it won’t be long ‘til I’m someone special, too.” She said with a wink.
 
I rolled my eyes at her before turning my attention back to the stage just as a single light began to rise.
The guitar solo slowly faded and was followed by the pounding of a kick drum.  Boom, boom, boom.  I could feel my heart mirror the slow, methodical beat.  Boom, boom, boom. 
Anticipation built within me causing heat to cover my body, and sweat to roll down the middle of my back.
Music always had a way of exciting me. I’d grown up with it – I’d never known anything different.  Even when I’d been shielded from its harsh glare, a constant rhythm still flowed through my veins.
 
A shadowy figure appeared at the center microphone directly in front of us.
 
“Oh shit there he is, there he is!” Willow screamed, jumping up and down.
 
I burst into laughter because I’d never seen her act like this before.
 
“Damn girl, calm down! He’s just some lead singer.  We’ve definitely met our fair share before.” I placed my hands on her shoulders forcing her to calm down.
 
She pointed toward the stage, “Duke’s different—dear Lord is he different.  Just wait ‘til you hear him sing and you’ll be ready to rip his clothes off, too.”
 
“Fuck me, Duke!” echoed behind me.  I turned to see a leggy blonde with the brightest red lips I’d ever seen, flashing her tits at the stage.  I’d never understand how any woman thought that would help her chances at snagging a man. Sleazy desperation was never attractive on anyone, no matter how much
lipstick you tried to cover it with.
 
A low, sexy growl came through the sound system, drawing my attention back to the stage.  Standing
center stage was a towering man wearing nothing but black leather pants.  His long blonde hair hung down his back and teased the crowd by subtly camouflaging his muscles that appeared to bulge in
all the right places. 
 
“That’s him, that’s him.” Willow shouted, digging her nails into my upper arm. I shrugged my shoulders, “Yeah, he looks good, but I need to hear him first.”
 
“He plays guitar, too. Don’t worry, I wouldn’t drag you here for a singer that didn’t play, too.”
 
I smiled at my best friend because she knew me well. Although I tried hard not to pass judgment on him before I actually heard him sing, his cliché appearance was definitely a strike against him.  He was too flashy for what I wanted.  I wanted old fashioned musicians that played for the love of their craft.  Not someone that was just in it for the glitz and glam. Willow dragged me here tonight in hopes I’d sign her
favorite new band to my dad’s management company; technically, it was my management company now, even though I refused to call it that.  Savage Man had become mine four years ago on my eighteenth birthday.  Before that my mother almost ran it into the ground from the day her guardianship of me granted her the right. 
 
My dad hadn’t been a part of my life since all the glitz and glam took him from me when I was barely thirteen years old. Not nearly old enough to know how his absence would affect my entire world, let alone how he’d want me to lead his brainchild.
 
Willow’s band, The Elle’s, was the first band I signed when I officially started working at Savage Man full time last month, after graduating college.  An all girl rock band, no one could go wrong with the way these girls looked, not to mention their amount of talent.  Simply, they kicked ass.  The only problem was the estrogen induced drama that occurred on a daily basis. But Willow had been the only constant in
my life, and I’d do anything to help her achieve her dreams.
 
“Hey, are you even listening to him?” Willow whined.
 
“I’m listening,” I snapped. I was definitely listening, and his voice was impressive.  Clear and
smooth, just like she’d said it was.
 
The bridge of the song played and the lead guitar picked up, sending chills dancing across my skin.  I
moved to my left and on to my tiptoes, trying to peer over the tall stage, but
couldn’t see the guitar player.  His half of the stage was too dark; the only beam of light focused on Duke, who was busy grinding his hips in the direction of every female he could find.
 
“Deacon Chastain.” Willow said with a huge smile.  “That’s who you’re looking for over there.  He doesn’t come out of the shadows very often.  Apparently he likes to sulk back there and be all broody.”
 
“He’s damn good.  Why didn’t you tell me about him?”
 
Her eyes gleamed with orneriness. “Because I wanted you to discover him for yourself. Just wait; there’s a hell of a lot more to see.”
 
Song, after song played and I still hadn’t seen more than a glimpse of Deacon through his shroud of darkness.  Still, the sounds that came from his guitar kept me entranced.  I’d stopped listening
to the song as a whole, only feeling the vibrations of his picked guitar strings darting through my core.  They felt so familiar, like I’d never listened to anyone, other than him, play.
 
“We are Unforgiven, and we hope we rocked you as hard as you rocked us tonight.  If not, be sure and
let us know, so we can tell you to go fuck yourself.” Duke shouted and the crowd cheered. “Ladies, don’t forget the line for the backstage freaky train forms to your left by the big bald security guard. As always, the last song of the night goes to our fearless founder and leader, Deacon.” 
 
I expected the crowd to go wild with more sexual favor declarations from the half-naked Barbie’s all around me, but there was only complete silence.  Duke dropped the mic with a shrill shriek, and the entire room immediately went black. 
 
A dim light from the back of the stage slowly arced across the venue, stopping and illuminating someone sitting on a bar stool with a black hoodie pulled over his head.  Now backlit, the figure became a dark and menacing presence. A microphone stood in front of him, waiting to be used, while a large guitar rested on his leg.  Willow pulled on my arm and moved closer.
 
“That’s Deacon.” She said softly into my ear. “This is their end of the show tradition – same song at the end of every show.”
 
The sound of his knuckles cracking filtered through the stillness as a bright spotlight illuminated the front of his guitar.  I gasped. It was my guitar; my dad’s guitar.
I knew every single inch of my dad’s guitar and this was identical, even down to the bright blue details.  I felt my heart fall to the floor, shattering into a million jagged pieces.  He was another one, another guitar player obsessed with my dad.  I found them everywhere, or more accurately, they found me.  I think some of them had a tracking device attached to my ass with how quickly they could locate me.  I’d spent my life fighting off Kirk Savage wannabes.  Which never made sense to me—I’m his daughter, so their path to becoming my “Rock God” dad should not include them vying to be in my pants.
 
I heard Deacon slowly inhale then let out a long, steady stream of air.  Not a nervous gesture, but a
prayer for strength.  He lightly strummed his guitar and the sound invaded my senses. He played a slow, light melody that had tears burning my eyes.
 
His fingers moved over the smooth strings, creating one of the most genuine sounds I’d ever heard—every movement of his hand giving voice to the desires of his heart. I’d been around enough musicians to know that was the only way a mere human could compose such a melody, and in that moment, our hearts were beating to the same rhythm.
 
His voice rang through the calm bar and every eye was turned, hanging on his every word.  His voice was light and rough, his words ran together, just barely clear enough to understand.
Take her now; you need her more than I
She hasn’t ever truly been mine
Strike your claim; it’s been too long
I’ve been fighting, but you’ve won
There’s no way, don’t hide your eyes
Unused, unwanted, unclaimed
Some of my earliest memories were of me, sitting cross legged in the middle of my dad’s studio, intently watching the faces of musicians as they poured their heart and soul into their gift.  My dad used to say, if the fans didn’t feel like they’d lived an entire lifetime in his shoes after he performed, then he
needed to find another job.  “Maybe an accountant,” he’d joke, “they don’t need emotions.”
 
Music has always been the driving force in my life.  It soothed my fears when I was overcome, and
guided the way when I was lost.  I looked to music like a religious man looks to his God – and it had yet to let me down.  If Deacon’s face wasn’t covered by the darkness, I knew I would see every emotion evoked by his words.  Music was easy, life was hard.  Each haunting syllable he uttered crawled deep into my soul.
 
“Holy shit, are you crying?” Willow shrieked from beside me, and then laughed.
 
I touched my cheeks and felt wetness; I hadn’t even realized I was crying.  I wiped it away before
turning to look at her.
 
“No, I wasn’t crying. Are you crazy?”
 
“Bullshit Elizabeth, you were freaking cryin’ and don’t try to deny it.” She pointed her finger in my face and shook her head at me.
 
“Whatever, c’mon.” I said, looping our arms together and heading toward backstage. “Do you, or do you not, want to meet Duke?”
 
“Damn right I’m gonna meet him; gotta meet him before I can make him put a ring on it.”  She said with a laugh.

review

** A complimentary copy given by author for the blog tour**

~~ 4 Stars ~~

This is the second Sarah Dosher novel I have read and I have to say I am hooked on her.  I have really enjoyed both books immensely.  she has a knack for creating a story that will suck you in and keeping you interested until the very end.  This book was about a musician and I have to say that, that is what drew me to this book.  I love a good book about a hunky rockstar 😉  This book not only created a story about a rockstar but also the behind the scenes of the music business.  I really enjoyed that aspect of the story because I thought it was unique to the music storyline books we have already read.  I really like Sarah’s writing style, she doesn’t rush anything but also doesn’t drag anything out.  Her books are a quick read but only because you can’t put them down.  This story took me by surprise….she added things to this story I wasn’t expecting but were well written and great additions to the story.  I won’t say more because I don’t want to give anything away.  I loved how Sarah incorporated the past into this story with little flashbacks throughout the book.  I thought the past and present really blended well together.  I know for sure I will keep reading any book Sarah writes, and I am hoping that we get more about Unforgiven…..the other band mates could be interesting to read about also 🙂

This book is about Eli Blue Savage and Deacon Chastain (don’t you just love his name…it makes me tingle just thinking about it 😉 )  Eli is the daughter of the late Kirk Savage, who a rock legend of his time.  He also owned his own music company, which Eli took over after his death.  Eli’s vision was to keep her fathers motto alive, by signing talented artists who play for the love of music, not the money and the fame.  I loved Eli’s character…..she had such a tender heart.  She didn’t have the best life growing up because her mom was awful and her dad was always on the road.  Things changed for Eli once her dad decided to kick the mom to the curb and bring Eli with him everywhere.  I loved that we got to see and feel the love that her dad had for her through her flashbacks.  Now grown up she is looking to sign new talent….this is how she meets Deacon Chastain.  He is a talented guitarist with the band Unforgiven.  He envolked everything Eli wanted in a musician.  I loved watching these two grow into better people and watching their relationship blossom.  Now don’t get me wrong they had their hurdles to overcome ( and some of them were doozies) but it only made them stronger and know that what they had was worth fighting for.  Not only was Deacon a hunky musician, he was also a little bit of an Alpha….boy could he be bossy…. 😉

We meet quite a few side characters…Dave, Shaw, Willow, Duke, Angela, and Tony.  Each of these people play intrical parts in this story.  Some of them I liked and some I really didn’t like at all.  Like I said I really hope we get more books about the other bandmates because I think their stories could be interesting.

I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a great Rockstar love story with a little bit of suspense and drama built in.

~Jennifer H.

about-the-author
Sarah Dosher was born and raised in rural Oklahoma where she currently resides with her cowboy
husband and twins (one cowboy and one cowgirl). She spends her day slaving away in healthcare and her nights pouring her heart out to her keyboard. She is addicted to books and The Golden Girls. Her love for reading inspired her to start her writing journey.
 
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