Friday, October 30, 2015




I wanted to jump.
He made me fall.

As a celebrity, I lived in the public eye, but somewhere along the way, I’d lost myself in the spotlight. 

Until he found me.

Sam Rivers was a gorgeous, tattooed stranger who saved my life with nothing more than a simple conversation.

But we were both standing on that bridge for a reason the night we met. The secrets of our pasts brought us together—and then tore us apart.

Could we find a reason to hold on as life constantly pulled us down?

Or maybe there’s only one direction to go when two people fall in love at rock bottom—up.

“You’re overdoing it, Lev. I know this job isn’t exactly nine-to-five, but it’s not twenty-four-seven, either. You have to stop being Levee Williams all the time and just be you.”
“I know,” I responded.
I didn’t though. I felt like a robot parading around in a lost woman’s body.
Toss in the occasional song.
What little time I did manage to carve out for myself was spent at various children’s hospitals across the country.
Watch a child die.
With every day that passed, the smile became less and less genuine, the pose more and more forced, and the turn took me further and further away from who I really was.
My career was soaring while, personally, I was plummeting. Every single day felt like a terrifying free fall in no particular direction. I was stuck in the middle with no way up—or down.
“You remember that girl, right?” Henry asked, tucking a hair behind my ear.
I nodded.
I did remember her. She was fun and carefree. She loved going out and dancing at nightclubs until the very last song played. She slept until noon if she could. Then, fueled by coffee alone, she’d spend the day with a guitar strapped around her neck and a notepad at her side. She had a huge heart, but she knew her limitations.
Oh, I remembered that girl. I just couldn’t figure out how to get back to her.



The Fall Up is a sweet and touching story about “Pop Princess” Levee ready to end it all, and her “Pauper” Sam the swoony heartbroken man that saves her. After meeting one night on a bridge they form a connection and give each other salvation.

One of the best things about Aly Martinez’s books is the banter. I can’t even tell you how much I love the conversations her characters have and the LOL moments they provide. A BIG highlight for this book was Levee’s best friend Henry. He had me cracking up big time.

For the most part I liked the journey that Levee and Sam took to heal and get what they want. I would have liked a little more reveal on Levee’s issues earlier in the story. I felt it came so late I had a hard time connecting with her. I think I was too focused on trying to figure out why she was so sad that I lost something in the story. I did really like Levee though and she made me laugh just as much as Sam did. Sam was such a fantastic guy and you can’t help but fall for him. He made me laugh and swoon throughout the whole book. He really got me towards the end with the things he gave Levee. I know some readers might find it cheesy but it worked for me.

If you are looking for a book to give you some laughs, sigh, and is lower on the angst this is a great choice. Well done!


Levee and Sam meet atop a bridge one evening, and although we think we know why they're there, we really don't. Levee is trying to escape the pressures of her celebrity lifestyle; Sam is awash in regret over his sister's death. There is an instant attraction and also a protectiveness for each other, which was quite endearing.

I think my favorite parts of the book were Levee's interactions to with Morgan, who has a surprising tie to Sam. And Sam's "storybook" of how they met was absolutely priceless. The book was quite an enjoyable read, but other than Sam's book for Levee, there wasn't much that was memorable to me, but I'd still recommend giving it a go if you're looking for a easier romantic read without too much drama.

About the Author:
Aly Martinez
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Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Aly Martinez is a stay-at-home mom to four crazy kids under the age of five, including a set of twins. Currently living in South Carolina, she passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a glass of wine at her side.
After some encouragement from her friends, Aly decided to add “Author” to her ever-growing list of job titles. Five books later, she shows no signs of slowing. So grab a glass of Chardonnay, or a bottle if you’re hanging out with Aly, and join her aboard the crazy train she calls life.


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Thursday, October 29, 2015

TRAILER REVEAL ~ OBLIVION by Jennifer L. Armentrout


OBLIVION Synopsis:

Experience the epic love story of OBSIDIAN as told by its hero, Daemon Black…

I knew the moment Katy Swartz moved in next door, there was going to be trouble. Lots of it.

And trouble’s the last thing I need, since I’m not exactly from around here. My people arrived on Earth from Lux, a planet thirteen billion light years away. Plus, if there’s one thing I know, it’s that humans can’t be trusted. We scare them. We can do things they only dream about, and honestly, we make them look weak as hell. ‘Cuz they are.

But Kat is getting to me in ways no one else has, and I can't stop myself from wanting her—or wanting to use my powers to protect her. She makes me weak, and I’m the strongest of our kind, tasked with protecting us all. So this one simple girl…she can mean the end for us. Because the Luxen have an even bigger enemy—the Arum, and I need to stay on my game.

Falling for Katy—a human—won't just place her in danger. It could get us all killed, and that’s one thing I’ll never let happen...
And don’t miss the first books in the LUX Series!
LUX: Beginnings
LUX: Consequences

About Jennifer L. Armentrout:

# 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.

She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.


Wednesday, October 28, 2015


Title: Full Domain
Series: Nice Guys Novel #3
Author: Kindle Alexander
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: Coming Soon

Honor, integrity, and loyalty are how Deputy US Marshal Kreed Sinacola lives his life. A former SEAL now employed by the Special Operations Group of the US Marshal Service, Kreed spent most of his life working covert operations and avoiding relationships. Never one to mix business with pleasure, his boundaries blur and his convictions are put to the test when he finally comes face-to-face with the hot computer geek he’s been partnered with. Hell-bent on closing the ongoing case for his longtime friend, he pushes past his own limits and uncovers more than he expects. Aaron Stuart strives for one thing: justice. Young and full of idealism, his highly sought after computer skills land him a position with the National Security Agency. Aaron’s biggest hazard at his job is cramped fingers, but all that changes when he is drawn into the middle of a dangerous federal investigation. Aaron gets more than he bargained for when the FBI partners him with a handsome and tempting deputy US marshal. His attraction to the inked up, dark-haired man provides another kind of threat altogether. Aaron tries desperately to place a firewall around his heart and fight his developing feelings, knowing one misstep on his part could ultimately destroy him. The solution isn’t as easy as solving the case, which is treacherous enough as it is. But the growing sexual attraction between them threatens to derail more than just Kreed’s personal convictions as he quickly learns temptation and matters of the heart rarely fit easily into the rules he’s lived by. Will Kreed be able to convince Aaron to open his heart and face the fact that sometimes the answers aren’t always hidden in code?

Best Selling Author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica in both the male/male and male/female genres. It's always a surprise to see what's coming next!
I live in the suburbs of Dallas where it's true, the only thing bigger than an over active imagination, may be women's hair!
Usually, I try for funny. Humor is a major part of my life - I love to laugh, and it seems to be the thing I do in most situations - regardless of the situation, but jokes are a tricky deal... I don't want to offend anyone and jokes tend to offend. So instead I'm going to tell you about Kindle.
I tragically lost my sixteen year old daughter to a drunk driver. She had just been at home, it was early in the night and I heard the accident happen. I'll never forget that moment. The sirens were immediate and something inside me just knew. I left my house, drove straight to the accident on nothing more than instinct. I got to be there when my little girl died - weirdly, I consider that a true gift from above. She didn't have to be alone.
That time in my life was terrible. It's everything you think it would be times about a billion. I love that kid. I loved being her mother and I loved watching her grow into this incredibly beautiful person, both inside and out. She was such a gift to me. To have it all ripped away so suddenly broke me.
Her name was Kindle. Honest to goodness - it was her name and she died a few weeks before Amazon released their brand new Kindle ereader. She had no idea it was coming out and she would have finally gotten her name on something! Try finding a ruler with the name Kindle on it.. It never happened.
Through the course of that crippling event I was lucky enough to begin to write with a dear friend in the fan fiction world of Facebook. She got me through those dark days with her unwavering support and friendship. There wasn't a time she wasn't there for me. Sometimes together and sometimes by myself, we built a world where Kindle lives and stands for peace, love and harmony. It's its own kind of support group. I know without question I wouldn't be here today without her.
Find out more by visiting or email me at



Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Audio Blog Tour & Giveaway ~ Until Forever Comes by Cardeno C.

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WLK synopsis

Until Forever Comes: Mates Collection

A sensitive wolf shifter and a vicious vampire challenge history, greed, and the very fabric of their beings in order to stay together until forever comes.
Plagued by pain and weakness all his life, Ethan Abbatt is a wolf shifter who can't shift. Hoping to find an honorable death by joining his packmates in a vampire attack, Ethan instead learns two things: Draining his blood releases his pain and his wolf, and he has a true mate: a vampire named Miguel.
More than four centuries old, strong, powerful, and vicious, Miguel Rodriguez walks through life as a shadow, without happiness or affection. When a young shifter tells Miguel they're true mates, destined to be together, Miguel sends him away. But Ethan is persistent, and being together comes so naturally that Miguel can't resist for long. The challenge is keeping themselves alive so they can stay by each other's side until forever comes.

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((Audio review))
I loved this take on paranormal. The only other time I can recall a Vampire with a Lycan was in Underworld (the movie) but it was nothing like this. 

Charlie David did Miguel so, so well, the sexy *astard! He gave me chills. Think Antonio Banderas in Interview with a Vampire. *sigh* 

Then he went and got his southern twang on for Ethan and it was just adorable. These two couldn't be more opposite, but they absolutely work together. I really liked the concept of Ethan's blood and how he became strong only in the arms of Miguel. It was an extra fictional flare that made their bond all that much stronger. 

I adore Cardeno's imagination, and this book only proves what a great one she has. I also love how romantic her writing is. The characters are strong and soft and loaded with steamy goodness.

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WLK Author Bio

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Cardeno C. - CC to friends - is a hopeless romantic who wants to add a lot of happiness and a few "awwws" into a reader's day. Writing is a nice break from real life as a corporate type and volunteer work with gay rights organizations. Cardeno's stories range from sweet to intense, contemporary to paranormal, long to short, but they always include strong relationships and walks into the happily-ever- after sunset.
Cardeno's Home, Family, and Mates series have received awards from Love Romances and More Golden Roses, Rainbow Awards, the Goodreads M/M Romance Group, and various reviewers. But even more special to CC are heartfelt reactions from readers, like, "You bring joy and love and make it part of the every day."

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Monday, October 26, 2015

Release Blitz Roommates by Erin Leigh [Tara Brown]

Life is full of expectations.
For Brady Coldwell it’s always been about the game.
Hockey is and always will be, his life.
His family sacrificed everything to get him here and he won’t let them down.
He knows what’s expected of him.
Natalie Banks is no different.
She too knows what it means to have everyone sacrifice for you.
She knows about the debt that’s left owing in the end and the price you pay for making up your own mind.
But when an innocent mistake lands them as roommates, neither of them is prepared for the feelings they have or the consequences of their actions.
How do you negotiate matters of the heart?
How do you say no when it simply feels so right?

Erin Leigh is the romantic, safe side of the dark mind inside of international bestselling author, Tara Brown.
Erin is a hot fudge sundae and warm blanket on movie night sort of girl. She likes horses and thinks she should have some, but hates the smell of horse poo. In fact she doesn't imagine having a small farm would be very easy.
She likes gentlemen and courtesy and old traditions.
She likes to see people grow, become something worthy of the person they love.
She wants to be a writer like Jane Austen and Henry James.
She wants to write pretty prose and lure you down the path covered in rose petals.
But she can't.
Because at the end of the path is Tara Brown and she doesn't like rose petals or easy love. Down that path the wind picks up and the petals blow away and the forest gets eerie.
As a result this is not your grandma's romance.
It's the best Tara Brown could do with what she has, a dark heart.

Tour Stop + Author Interview Searing Ecstasy, Guardians of the Realms by Setta Jay

Title: Searing Ecstasy
Author: Setta Jay
Series: Guardians of the Realms #7
Release Date: October 7th 2015


Drake, the powerful dragon and leader of the Guardians, has spent his long life protecting all inhabitants of the four Realms, but fails to save the one who matters most. His mate. In the month since finding her feral, he’s been slowly losing control of his beast and soon he fears the dragon will reign free unleashing it’s fury upon the Realms.

Delia has changed. No longer a carefree young woman, she is now a nightmare in the making. After her abduction and torture she unwillingly houses two beasts and more power than she can ever contain on her own. She can never be released. Nor can she have the male who gives her any semblance of sanity in her new world, the one she craves more than her own freedom.

With unknown enemies on the horizon and yet another God awakened will they lose themselves in the madness of an impossible mating? Or will they come together in searing ecstasy, bonding them in a way that sets them both free?

Warning: Sexually explicit content (beds actually get burned down, people) and alpha males and females with bad language.

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Author Interview

Thank you for agreeing to this interview!

Thank you for having me on the blog today, Iza :)

Who is Setta Jay?

Let's see... I'm a wife, a lover of dirty words, coffee addict (it might be more of a French vanilla creamer addiction...), a huge animal lover, and an expert traveler(in my dreams) :)

When and how did you know you wanted to become a writer?

I guess there were always stories running in my head as a kid, but it wasn't until my thirties that I decided to actually put anything to paper. It was finally after my first big Romance Writers of America conference that Ecstasy Unbound was born.

Where do you look for a source of inspiration?

Anywhere... Music is always great for that. I replayed Maroon 5's "Animals" over and over while writing Piercing Ecstasy.

Why PNR? Why Greek mythology?

I'm a huge fan of paranormal romance and writing it gives me a ton of creative freedom. My inspiration for the series came while reading Gena Showlater's Lords of the Underworld series. It all started as "what if" the Greek Gods really existed. If so, what happened to them? Was there a hint of truth to the myth or was it all a lie? That led to the construction of a whole creation concept and about a million spreadsheets. LOL

One word that defines you.

That's a tough one... "Awesome" according to my husband. I'm pretty sure he's only happy that I picked up his favorite cheese at the market. ;) I guess maybe I'd use the word "dedicated" to describe myself. 

Thank you again!

Thank you! <3

Review by Iza

This series has fast become a fave of mine, because it has everything I love: badass Alpha heroes that would do anything for their women; said women are badass too, mythology and really hot scenes.

This story is my dragon's, Drake's. But it's not only his, actually. We also get to see where Nastia and Sander stand - I love those two, they're perfect for each other. It also continues the quest, the search for Apollo because they know nothing of the warriors that took him. And for that, Drake has to take out the big guns. The one and only God of the Underworld, Hades. I have to admit, I like this Hades. He's not the bad guy here, like you would think, and it's a nice change because in a lot of other books, he's the anti-hero, the sadist.

I had a change of heart regarding Delia. I didn't like her for Drake, but realized they're good together. I love that Hades comes to the rescue and the story is not complicated and drawn-out, the Guardians looking for a solution to the mating of Drake and Delia. That would have bummed me out. There's a tiny issue, though. I felt the lust, the affection these two have for each other. I mean, there's this scene where Drake holds Delia and places his forehead on hers that made me melt and swoon, but I didn't feel the love. Maybe I will in the next book.

All in all, it is getting more and more interesting, I'm really curious to see where Ms Jay is taking the story and the characters. So many Guardians - and not only - mating, a baby on its way, Apollo's kidnapping, Hades coming back...

And that ENDING! I need the next book NOW! That was a twist I didn't see coming, at all and I can't wait to read more!

So, there's still some hot scenes, between couples but there's also an orgy, because Hades, that's why.

4 - 4.5 stars, really, really, really liked it, Drake is still my fave but I'm thinking Hades will become a second fave.

***Copy was given in exchange for my honest review for blog tour. Thank you***  

Author Bio

Setta Jay is the author of the popular Guardians of the Realms Series. She's garnered attention and rave reviews in the paranormal romance world for writing smart, slightly innocent heroines and intense alpha males. She loves writing stories that incorporate a strong plot with a heavy dose of heat. Her influences include Judith McNaught who she feels writes a smart heroine to perfection, Gena Showalter, Maya Banks and Lora Leigh.  You can often find her writing compared to JR Ward, but if you are a fan of the Black Dagger Brotherhood be warned that Setta Jay’s novels are more erotic in nature.

Born a California girl, she currently resides in Idaho with her husband of ten plus years who she describes as incredibly sexy and supportive, even when it’s Willy Wednesday on Twitter. ;) 

She loves to hear from readers so feel free to find her on social media or send her an email and she will happily reply.  

 Guardians of the Realms 

Hidden Ecstasy (The Guardians of the Realms, #0.5) -
Ecstasy Unbound (The Guardians of the Realms, #1) -
Ecstasy Claimed (The Guardians of the Realms, #2) -
Denying Ecstasy (The Guardians of the Realms, #3) -
Tempting Ecstasy (The Guardians of the Realms, #4) -
Piercing Ecstasy (The Guardians of the Realms, #5) –
Binding Ecstasy (The Guardians of the Realms, #6) -

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