Just Try by Lisa S. Robinson Blog Tour

JUST TRYBLOG TOURBy: Lisa S. Robinson

Hosted by: Hooks & Books

Synopsis:

How can one day turn out to be the best day of your life, but also the worst?teaser 1

Maci can answer this question, she is a changed woman because of it.

It takes one day to change your whole life, your world, your meaning.

You. For five years she’s been existing for one person, and that person isn’t

herself. Until one day, someone enters her life. teaser 2He changes everything that Maci

thought she wanted, deserved and needed.

Calvin made her want to enjoy life. This story is about the deepest of love, the ugliest of pain and the courage to want more. Sometimes you have to – Just Try.

Contemporary romance for readers over the age of 18.

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Buy Links:

Amazon US: http://bit.ly/JustTryUS

Amazon UK: http://bit.ly/JustTryUK

Excerpt:

My phone rings, startling me. When I look at the screen and see Calvin’s name, I find myself letting out a little girlie squeal. “Hello, you,” I say, snuggling into my seat. “So, I wake up from an amazing sleep, look out of my window, and guess what?” he asks in a croaky voice, which sounds like he has, indeed, just woken up. “What?” “I see this beautiful girl sitting in a chair in her garden, sipping on what I assume is coffee, and I feel the need to say morning to her.” “Is that right?” I smile. “Yup.” A noise coming from the bottom of my garden startles me. When I see Calvin jump my back fence using one arm, still holding his phone in the other, I can’t believe my eyes. He smiles and briskly walks over to me. I’m stunned, the damn phone still attached to my ear. As soon as he reaches me, he bends down and plants a small kiss on my mouth. He then smiles and says, “Morning”, before turning and walking back to the fence to jump it again. I’m totally dumbstruck. Who does that? Calvin, that’s who. I laugh and shake my head, ending the call when I hear his chuckle.

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Author Bio:

Lisa S Robinson is a contemporary romance author, who has been writing her first book and is almost ready for its release. Lisa lives in Cheshire, UK with her partner of thirteen years Charlie, their four year old daughter and their dog, Buster.teaser 6

She spends her time in between looking after her daughter and working part time. She tends to write in the evenings when her daughter is tucked up in bed.

Lisa being the total bookworm that she is, thinks of her kindle as one of her most prized possessions, and has a major one-click addiction.

Her favourite genres are contemporary and paranormal romance, some of her favourite authors are Dannika Dark, Jodi Ellen Malpas, Katy Evans, Jamie McGuire, Mia Sheridan, Tina Folsom, Christina Lauren, Joanne Wylde and way too many more to mention.

Author Links: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lisa-S-Robinson/681766868569677

Just Try on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23340704-just-try?ac=1

Or follow her on Twitter @lisasrob

Feel free to contact her, she would love to hear from you

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Review of Cinderella live-action film

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When a childhood classic is remade into a live-action film, we’re quick to assume that the movie will be a flop, because how can a classic be re-done? But if that mentality stops someone from seeing Cinderella, that would be a big mistake. This movie had everything, and more, from the original, and I enjoyed it immensely. The music was fantastic, the storyline was amazing, even with the few additions (in fact, I feel the additions only enhanced it), and the actors were perfection. helena-800

Speaking of perfection, I just loved that the fairy godmother wasn’t perfect; she was a clutz, unsure of her magic, and a big ole goof-ball! Helena Bonham Carter did such a great job of portraying her, that it was almost impossible to believe that it was the same person who played Bellatrix from Harry Potter.

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I laughed, I cried, I cringed at certain … devastating … scenes, and I was even amazed at the special effects. I mean, it wasn’t that long ago that movie makers couldn’t possibly do something with a computer that put the watcher inside exploding fireworks. It was a bit slow going, but once the back story was told, it was a wonderful movie. It had dancing, singing, humor, fencing, love. This reviewer gives it an A.

P.S Loved the shoes

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The Kiss by Erica M. Christensen

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My Review:
I have to admit that I wasn’t sure how I would feel at the end of this book. But let me tell you it surprised the hell out of me! I absolutely loved it with a capital L! There aren’t words grand enough to express my feelings on it. It was a fresh and fabulous book that I just couldn’t put down. Every word captivated me. Thank you, Ms. Christensen, for writing this book.
5 stars!

In the Fairytale Cover Reveal

In every fairytale there’s anger, hurt, and love. For Raleigh Jefferson, her fairytale is no different. Since she was a little girl, watching Snow White meet her prince as she frolicked through the forest, the idea of Happily Ever After was embedded in Raleigh’s mind. Her heart skipped a beat over the Beast’s love of Belle, and she knew she’d swim the ocean to save her black haired prince from drowning, even with a mermaid tail. Destiny and forever. She wouldn’t settle for anything less. She went looking for a man to frolic in the forest for her. If she were to actually witness such a things she’d probably smack the man for acting a foot. But she did want her own Cinderella story. She wanted to glide down the aisle in her own glass slippers toward the man she loved, the one who returned that love unconditionally. She never knew how hard this dream of her would be until she met HIM. Will the truth of the world around her and the pain that can be carried in someone’s heart be too much to handle, or can Raleigh find a way to truly live… In the Fairytale?

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Author Kim Carmichael Promo

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Kim Carmichael began writing eight years ago when her need for graphic sex scenes and love of happy endings inspired her to create her own. She has a weakness for bad boys and techno geeks, and married her own computer whiz after he proved he could keep her all her gadgets running. When not writing, she can usually be found slathered in sunscreen trolling Los Angeles and helping top doctors build their practices.

Twitter

@KimCarmichael4

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/kimcarmichaelnovels

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Kim-Carmichael/e/B0098RNFUI/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

buy Links

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What the Heart Desires Release Day Celebration!

What the Heart Desires (Soulmate Series, Book 4)
by Kelli McCracken

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SYNOPSIS

Torn by desire, will loving her mean the death of him?

Dylan McBride’s Seeker abilities have always kept him a step ahead of his father. But one step isn’t enough when it comes to his wife and child. His confrontation with his father leaves him questioning everything he knows, from his life with Heaven, to his part in the Supreme Trinity.

Layne is growing stronger, as is his Seeker. The more time he and Heaven share, the more he’s able to control his Keeper abilities. But when new secrets emerge, he’s forced to face the truth, as well as the emotions he keeps buried.

Among the death threats, constant hiding, and birth of her child, Heaven struggles to keep the peace between her soulmate and Keeper. More lies are exposed, threatening to destroy all that she loves. Will she be able to deny the truth once it’s discovered, or will she give in to What the Heart Desires?

CATCH UP WITH THE SERIES

What the Heart Wants (Soulmate Series Book 1)
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1wv2rwp
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1m7x7A9

What the Heart Needs (Soulmate Series Book 2)
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1qPYUFw
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1tUER7z

What the Heart Takes (Soulmate Series Book 3)
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1qVZO1X
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1q6jOLs

AUTHOR BIO
Kelli McCracken’s love affair with books began long before she could read. She didn’t let anything stop her from creating stories, even as a child.
That same passion still exists within her today. She is an artist by nature, a curator of characters. Kelli McCracken does her best to give each story and character great depth.

“It seems like all I do is write…and listen to Layne. He’s constantly whispering something naughty in my ear, like being dipped in chocolate. Now I want a Kit-Kat. Welcome to my zany life, where #SanityIsOptional, romance is required, and liquor is most definitely quicker. I love talking about my characters. Hope you like hearing about them.”

When she isn’t chasing kids, working on crafts, or sneaking off with a bottle of wine, Kelli spends her time writing. Of course, it can’t be all work and no play. Once procrastination strikes, you can usually find her hanging out on Facebook, Pinterest, or Spotify. Be sure to stop by and say hi. She loves chatting with readers.

LINKS

Kelli McCracken’s Website: http://www.kellimccracken.com/
Kelli McCracken’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKelliMcCracken
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5299577.Kelli_McCracken
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kelli_McCracken

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Review of Bitten (TV Show)

Okay, now that I’ve Netflix-binged on the first season of Bitten (13 episodes in two days, a total of 11.5 hours), I can review the show properly. This show was suggested to me from a friend, and now I may have to kill her for getting me addicted to a new show! I can’t believe I have to wait until 2015 for season 2! But, that aside, I really enjoyed this show for several reasons.

1) The characters are well developed and at the same time relateable… Except for their fur 😉

2) They werewolves weren’t made out to be stupid, blood thirsty animals with nothing better to do than to kill vampires. And, I swear, if vamps are introduced to this show, it will ruin everything.

3) The human dynamic. Between Elena’s boyfriend Phillip (poor guy) and Logan’s girlfriend Rachel, the sheriff, and even Clay’s old students, the writers are careful to show the relationship between the two species.

4) The fight scenes. They aren’t some glorified hollywood wrestling match. They actually look like two people fighting for their lives. Granted, the characters are well trained in the area, but that only adds to the amazing fight scenes.

5) And, lastly, the romance. It’s not all flowers and fun times under the sheets (though we do see a lot of naked butts during the show lol)…. It’s real.

While I haven’t read the books by Kelley Armstrong that this series is based on, and actually never heard of her or the books before this, if they are anything like the show, I’m sure they’re a hit. That being said, however, I think this is one of those times when the tv show/movie is better than the book. Yes, I said I haven’t read the books, so this is not fact. I just believe that the fight scenes and things are harder to illustrate on the pages of a book than they are on screen.

There are a few characters that I’m not sure about. Jeremy is a great alpha and everything, but sometimes he gets on my nerves with his rules and brooding facial features. He’s a little too stuck in his ways from the past, but I think that’s something he will change as the show goes on. And I’m a little unsure about Nick. While he’s hot and everything, I think the grief he’s going through may cloud his judgment and make me pent on revenge instead of looking at the bigger picture.

Lastly, this show sure knows how to use cliffhangers to its advantage. I wouldn’t be running on 10 hours of sleep between two days if it weren’t for those cliffhangers. They kept making me watch the next one and the next one until I had to force myself to stop and go to sleep! Even that final cliffhanger–boy that was a humdinger–is making me antsy for season 2.

If you have not given this show a shot, I suggest you get a subscription to Netflix, if you don’t already have one, get a hot cup of coffee, get under the blankets, and start watching. You will not regret it.

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New book and a sale!!

Emerge into Forever is LIVE and it’s also Author Andrea Michelle’s 1 year pub-iversary. To celebrate an amazing debut year she has a week long sale on all three books in the series. October 12th – 19th. You can grab the entire Shifting Series, including her new release, for under $4. That’s a steal for the ride she will take you on. “Apart we are a mess, but together we are music.” The links to the series are below: (Available international on Amazon)
*Escape the Doubt Just $0.99 ~ http://bit.ly/EscapetheDoubtUS
*Embrace the Moment Just $0.99 ~ http://bit.ly/EmbracetheMomentUS
*Emerge into Forever Intro. price $1.99 ~ http://bit.ly/EmergeIntoForeverUS

Thank you,
Andrea Michelle
FB: https://www.facebook.com/booksbyandreamichelle
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorAMichelle
Blogger: http://authoramichelle.blogspot.com/

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This book is intended for Mature Audiences Only!
There’s a LOT of F-bombs and other swear words. Very intense sexual situations (some Pegging, Mild CBT, and first time MM anal sex with a demon and his tail.)

Artisyn and Theodore’s relationship has always been a tumultuous one. Even up until his untimely demise. You’ve already experienced the aftermath, but do you ever wonder what happened to put them at such odds with one another?

After one very intense encounter, Theodore is completely smitten by the woman whom he had met at a bar one night. He doesn’t know her name, and after searching weeks to find her again to no avail, and he is about to give up. As luck would have it, she finally turns up, but it is in the last place he would’ve ever expected to find her.

Artisyn agrees to help her longtime friend Nikolai Gribkov, the captain of the southeastern division of the Paranormal Investigative Taskforce, with some missions that require her brand of “Depraved Finesse”. As expected she has to prove herself to the men of the division. What she didn’t expect is to run into the vampire playmate that she had a one night stand with weeks ago.

Start at the beginning of the journey and find out what really happened in the chain of events that led up to Artisyn being Indebted to Theodore.

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My Review of Seizing Darkness by Mariana Thorn

Rating: Five out of Five Badges

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I have been looking for a book series to hold me over between Darynda Jones’ Grim Reaper books and I think I have found it. This book has the perfect mix of sexual tension, crime fighting, paranormal, and everything in between. I loved the different angle on shifters and the fact that the main characters were weretigers instead of wolves. It was well- written and kept me intrigued through every page. It’s not often that I find a book that I just HAVE TO HAVE THE NEXT BOOK…. RIGHT NOW! But this book has given me that urgent feeling that I never tire of. Due to my personal life and professional life, it took me longer than usual to read the book. However, if I had had more time, chances are I would have finished this within 48 hours because I found it extremely difficult to put it down. A few times I actually had to be forced to stop reading so I could go grocery shopping, write my own book, and more. Thank you, Ms. Thorn, for this wonderful set of characters and wonderful story. I cannot wait for book 2!

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