April Snow by A.L. Goulden #book blitz

April Snow by A.L. Goulden
August Fog #3
Publication Date: March 24th, 2015
Genre: Contemporary, Erotica, Romance

Quinn has a secret, Jack has a stalking problem, and Alex has a plan that doesn’t include signing divorce papers. In the last nine months Monica has embraced the spectacular devastation of an unpredictable lust and unexpected love. She’s made one terrible decision after another in the wake of meeting Quinn Matthews and spiraled into someone she doesn’t even recognize. But the fog is lifting, and she’s becoming the only one able to see things clearly. Monica finally knows what she wants, where she’s heading, and in who’s arms she’ll be in when she gets there.
Through a provocative affair and devastating separation Monica Waters has tried to grasp her desire and love for two men. This spring, her love will be tested once more in the finale of this emotionally charged and sexually explosive series.

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A. L. Goulden has a BFA in Film Production from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Her love of a good story came way before college, but when numerous instructors and peers praised her dialogue she realized her creative writing hobby was a skill worth honing. Her 18 year career in interior design, production design and art direction for film and television have spun a unique perspective on visually emotional tales of relationships and the thread that ties all things together.

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Monthly Wrap-up: March 2015

I participated in March Madness 2015. This was a fun way to keep up with all of the books I read this month as well as how much time I spent reading and how many reviews I wrote.

Stats for the Month: 
Books Read: 12
Reviews Written: 9
What I Read:
The Billionaire Wins the Game by Melody Anne (Audio)

Stealing Rose by Monica Murphy (Netgalley)

The Secret to Seduction by Ember Casey (eARC)

The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Enchantment Lake by Margi Preus (Netgalley)
Beyond Love and Hate by Zoe York (eARC)
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The Joker’s Dozen by Laurie S Sutton and Ethen Beavers (Netgalley)
Seduction by Violetta Rand
The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Lost and Found by Nicole Williams

Reviews Written: 
As Good As Dead by Elizabeth Evans
Game Play by Lynda Aicher
Stealing Rose by Monica Murphy
The Secret to Seduction by Ember Casey
Enchantment Lake by Margi Preus
Beyond Love and Hate by Zoe York
The Joker’s Dozen by Laurie S. Sutton and Ethen Beavers
Seduction by Violetta Rand
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Top Books for March: 


Reading Challenge Updates:

I’m only going to include the books I read in March but the totals in red will reflect the total number of books I’ve read toward each challenge. You can see my main starter post here.

Where Are You Reading? Challenge

California: The Secret to Seduction by Ember Casey
Montana: Lost and Found by Nicole Williams
Oregon: If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Washington: The Billionaire Wins the Game by Melody Anne
London, England: Stealing Rose by Monica Murphy
Iran: The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Canada: Beyond Love and Hate by Zoe York
Russia: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Gotham City: The Joker’s Dozen by Laurie S Sutton and Ethen Beavers
Glasscaster: The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons

16/50 states
6 other countries
4 fictional places

Young Adult Contemporary Challenge
5. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
6. Lost and Found by Nicole Williams

6/16 books

Historical Romance Reading Challenge

2/12 books

Erotic Romance Reading Challenge
2. Stealing Rose by Monica Murphy

2/24 books

Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge– sign up post
I: If I Stay by Gayle Forman

12/26 books

Books in Translation Reading Challenge
1. The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
2. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

2/5 books

New to You Reading Challenge
5. Stealing Rose by Monica Murphy (new to me author)
6. The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (new to me author)
7. The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons (new to me author)

7/12 books

Literary Pickers Reading Challenge- sign up post
Balcony- The Billionaire Wins the Game by Melody Anne; loc 3404 of 4420
Thong- Stealing Rose by Monica Murphy; loc 1182 of 4269
Swimming Pool- The Secret to Seduction by Ember Casey; p. 176
Picture- Beyond Love and Hate by Zoe York; loc 1476 of 1584
Tattoo- Seduction by Violetta Rand; loc 174 of 3384

14/25 items

Back to the Classics Reading Challenge
Book with a person’s name in the title: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

1/6 books

Pages Read Challenge- sign up post
March: 3,694 pages 
Total so far: 8,884/ 52,000 pages

Banned Books Challenge
2. The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

2/15 books

What’s in a Name? Reading Challenge

0/6 books

You Read How Many Books? Challenge
19. The Billionaire Wins the Game by Melody Anne
20. Stealing Rose by Monica Murphy
21. The Secret to Seduction by Ember Casey
22. The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
23. Enchantment Lake by Margi Preus
24. Beyond Love and Hate by Zoe York
25. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
26. The Joker’s Dozen by Laurie S. Sutton and Ethen Beavers
27. Seduction by Violetta Rand
28. The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons
29. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
30. Lost and Found by Nicole Williams

30/200 books

Victorian Reading Challenge
Book published in the 1870s: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

1/5 books

Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge
5. The Billionaire Wins the Game by Melody Anne
6. The Secret to Seduction by Ember Casey
7. Beyond Love and Hate by Zoe York
8. Seduction by Violetta Rand

8/21 books

Netgalley Challenge- sign up post
10. Stealing Rose by Monica Murphy
11. Enchantment Lake by Margi Preus
12. The Joker’s Dozen by Laurie S. Sutton and Ethen Beavers
13. Seduction by Violetta Rand
13/30 galleys

Reading Challenge Addict- sign up post
#2015HW Reading Assignment Challenge- sign up post
3. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
4. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
5. Lost and Found by Nicole Williams

5/33 books

Top Ten Tuesday #11

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Ten Books Recently Added To Your To-Be-Read List.

Family Secrets by Kat Nichols
Discovering April by Sheena Hutchinson
Royal Date by Sariah Wilson
Dream Student by J.J. DiBenedetto
Reckless Rescue by Rinelle Grey
The Clocks of London by Lyn Brittan
Forbidden by Amy Miles
A Love That Kills by D.T. Williams
Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee
Pirates! by Celia Rees
What have you recently added to your TBR? Leave the link to your Top Ten post in the comments so I can visit yours.

Weekly Book Recap #11

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Shelia at Book Journey.

This month I’m participating in the 2015 March Madness Read-a-thon. You can see my progress here. This past week I participated in the 2015 Spring Bloggiesta. You can see what I accomplished here.

What I Posted: 

What I Read: 

Seduction by Violetta Rand (Netgalley)
The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons
Currently Reading: 

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
A Touch of Passion by Bronwen Evans (Netgalley)
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Love, Lucy by April Lidner
Up Next: 

Lost & Found by Nicole Williams
You and I Alone by Melissa Toppen
Current Giveaways: 

Royal Date by Sariah Wilson– eBook copy and $50 gift card

Discovering April by Sheena Hutchinson Cover Reveal

Discovering April by Sheena Hutchinson 
Publication date: April 27th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

 April Landau thinks she has everything she’s ever wanted. Her high school sweetheart, a house she can’t afford, her bipolar tabby cat, and she’s all set to begin her Junior year of college. Just when she least expects it, her life gets thrown for a loop. When things between her and her long time boyfriend unravel, she becomes stuck in a downward spiral of emotion. Finally, opening her eyes to the fact that she may have given up more than she ever could have imagined in this relationship. She finds herself struggling to keep her head above water.
Enter April’s next door neighbor— Jared Hoffman. He’s her complete opposite. A high school drop out who was forced to take over his parent’s business after their untimely death. It’s no surprise this tragedy affected him greatly, causing him to recede almost completely from society.
But he has one secret. A secret he’s been carrying around for years.

What happens when their worlds collide? Can an old friendship be the one thing that brings these two back to life?
A new adult love story filled with drama, sex, death, and the complications of all of the above. 

Discovering April will be on Pre-Order sale for $0.99 until 5/1/2015!
–Starting 4/27/2015 The Seraphina Series will also be on sale until 5/1 in honor of April’s release!
Starting 5/1 Discovering April will be enrolled in Kindle Unlimited 

Sheena is a born and raised New Yorker, even her writing can’t hide her hard sarcasm. She claims destiny lead her to writing again. She constantly strives to be a positive role model and write stories that empower and inspire.  
Sheena always roots for the underdog, believes in love at first sight, and that everyone should have their happily ever after. While God is currently writing her love story she continues to put all her time into her writing as she is constantly getting new inspiration.
For more on Sheena and her books visit her website www.SheenaHutchinson.com.

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“Why, Jared Hoffman, do you not want this?” I tease, slowly unbuttoning his shirt.
He smiles, his hands bracing themselves on the bed at either side of my head. “I didn’t say that… it’s just I don’t want to rush anything.”
Jared’s shirt falls open when I finally reach the last button. His perfect abs are shadowed and defined by the moonlight. My eyes start up his chest. “Rush?” I whisper softly as my hands graze their way up his biceps that frame my face. “Jare… this has been seven long years in the making. I think we’ve waited long enough.”
He pauses for a second. I hear his breath hitch in his throat as his dark eyes study my face. For some reason, I’m surprised when I feel Jared’s lips on mine. The passion between us is renewed at my admission. It’s my turn to moan against his lips. My legs automatically slide up and down his, causing my dress to hike up slightly before my legs wrap themselves around his waist. His hands make their way up my side slowly as if ingraining into memory the curve of my body. My hands have automatically found their way to his belt. I slip my fingers through it and release the hook, swinging it open. Before I know it, I’m unbuttoning his jeans. That’s when I feel his hands squeeze me tight. His lips leave mine for the first time since I spoke, and I feel them slowly trace their way down my neck. My fists clench against the skin on his waist.
“Oh, Jared,” I groan.
His body freezes above me for a fraction of a second. His head lifts out of the crook of my neck to meet my eyes again.
“Do you know how long I’ve waited to hear you call my name like that?” he whispers.

My hands find their way to his face and mingle with his hair. “There’s more where that came from.” I shoot him a sexy smirk before pulling his lips back to mine.

I love this cover and can’t wait to read this book. Let me know what you think in the comments. 

Royal Date by Sariah Wilson #bookblitz and #giveaway

Royal Date by Sariah Wilson
Publication Date: March 3rd 2015
Genre: New Adult, Romance

This Cinderella didn’t plan on a prince . . .

Kat MacTaggart is a girl who has a plan for everything—including her holiday ski trip to Monterra with her best friend. Everything is going according to plan until she finds herself careening out of control down a mountainside and being rescued by a guy who looks like Superman’s hotter Italian cousin.

HRH Prince Nico is intrigued by the woman he saved on the slopes and her refusal to date him. He offers Kat a deal—let him show her his country and he’ll pay her to write articles that will help Monterra’s tourism industry. Kat agrees, but given her past and lingering distrust of men, she has one condition—absolutely no kissing.

Thanks to the claims of a jealous British noblewoman and the schemes of a meddling paparazzo, Kat’s rule doesn’t seem to be a problem at first. But the more Kat gets to know Nico and the people around him, the harder it is to remember her keep-your-distance plan. Should she stick to it or risk everything for a chance at happily ever after?

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   What was he doing with his fingers? Everywhere he touched me he left little pools of flame behind.
He was unfairly using his masculine wiles against me, and I was stupidly giving in. I opened my eyes to see him studying me as he slowly ran his knuckles against my cheek. “So is that a yes?”
            “It will be a yes. I will pretend to date you, go where you want me to, write what you want me to write. On one condition.”
            He waited for me to continue.
            “No more kissing.”
           His hands stilled. “Ma che?” I guessed that was Italian for “What the frak did you just say?”
            “If you think about it, you want me to stay objective when I write the story, don’t you? So we should take kissing off the table, right?” I didn’t know if I was trying to convince him or me.
            “So you’re worried that my kisses will sway you and harm your objectivity?” He paused, as if considering. “That’s probably true.” He went back to lightly caressing me, and I worried that I might have to start planning my own funeral because I was dying.
            But I couldn’t let on just how much he affected me. “Full of yourself much?”
            He had his face close to mine, and I could feel his smile, hear it in his voice. He moved to put his lips right above mine. “You and I both know that I could prove as much right now.”
            Of all the things I expected him to do and say, the next thing to come out of his mouth was not one of them. “I can do that. If you don’t want me to kiss you, I won’t. I will wait until you ask me to.”
            Usually I would have been like, so not going to happen, but in this case . . . well, I hoped I was strong enough to stick to my guns.
            Nico ran his fingers through my hair, and I unconsciously tilted my head to lean into his open hand. “Am I allowed to still touch you? I’m not sure I can promise not to touch you.”
            “Uh . . .” I meant to say something. I did. He completely disrupted all of my brain waves.
            “Because it would seem you like touching me as well.” I opened my eyes and looked down. I had both of my hands on his bare chest. When had that happened? I didn’t even remember doing it. My hands obviously had minds of their own. I clenched them shut and put them back in my lap.
            “Touching is okay, I guess,” I said in that same breathy voice that I only had around him, and now felt like my new permanent one. To be fair, and putting aside the fact that I enjoyed it, Monterrans had repeatedly proven themselves to be an affectionate and kind of handsy people. I couldn’t exactly say no to him for something that was cultural, could I?
            Yes, even in my foggy haze I was aware of my pathetic attempts to justify and rationalize.
            “Good. Although I don’t know if it’s very fair to give a man a taste of heaven and tell him he can’t have it again.”
            My heart barreled against my chest as he did that thing where he ran his thumb gently over my lips, across my jawline, back to my lips. I sort of loved that. I would probably give up my firstborn child if we could just stay in this spot all night doing that.
            I was going to lose every last bit of resolve I had.

About the Author

Sariah Wilson has never jumped out of an airplane, never climbed Mt. Everest, and is not a former CIA operative. She has, however, been madly, passionately in love with her soulmate and is a fervent believer in happily ever afters–which is why she writes romance. She has published five happily ever after stories. She grew up in southern California, graduated from Brigham Young University (go Cougars!) with a semi-useless degree in history, and is the oldest of nine (yes, nine) children. She currently lives with the aforementioned soulmate and their four children in Utah, along with three tiger barb fish, a cat named Tiger, and a recently departed hamster that is buried in the backyard (and has nothing at all to do with tigers).

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There is a blitz wide giveaway for a $50 gift card that you can find here. Open internationally. 

Also, the author has kindly allowed me to do a giveaway for an eBook copy of Royal Date. To enter just leave a comment below that includes your email address so I can inform the winner. Open internationally through April 15th. 

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green #bookreview

Title: The Fault in Our Stars
Author: John Green

Genre: Young Adult

Publisher: Penguin Group
Publication Date: 2012

Format: Paperback, 336 pages

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.


“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars / but in ourselves.”

John Green managed to write about the horror of cancer while creating such a beautiful story with characters that could be real. I love how Hazel is sarcastic yet can be serious. There was never a dull moment. 
I love how Augustus is able to joke about having only one leg after surviving osteosarcoma. His initial attraction to Hazel because she reminded him of his dead girlfriend was a little weird but it was also understandable. I knew his cancer was back when he gave Hazel his wish to use to go visit Van Houten. It’s just not realistic for him to be in remission yet still able to use his wish. 
I don’t know if it was because I saw the movie first or what, but I managed not to cry while reading this book. However, I wasn’t able to think coherently for almost an hour after I finished the book. Now, let me share some of my favorite quotes from the book. 

“As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”

“The world is not a wish-granting factory.”

“You realize that trying to keep your distance from me will not lessen my affection for you. All efforts to save me from you will fail.”

 “But I believe in true love, you know? I don’t believe that everybody gets to keep their eyes or not get sick or whatever, but everybody should have true love, and it should last at least as long as your life does.” 

“I fear oblivion,” he said without a moment’s pause. “I fear it like the proverbial blind man who’s afraid of the dark.  “Too soon,” Isaac said, cracking a smile. “Was that insensitive?” Augustus asked. “I can be pretty blind to other people’s feelings.” 

Rating: 4 stars 

YA Spring Fling Giveaway Blitz

From March 20th to April 3rd, over 70 authors come together to give away hundreds of books. The YA Spring Fling is an opportunity for readers to find new books, new authors and take part in something very special. Here is a sneak peek of some of the books involved in the giveaway.
All are featured in the YA Spring Fling giveaway. Click here to win free books!
Spotlight on Contemporary 

Fashion Fraud and Love Songs by Jamie Campbell

Fashion Fraud
The Fashion Series revolves around Truly Winx, fashion designer wannabe. When her dreams are so close to coming true, she commits fashion fraud with her new frenemy, Jane Davis.
Love Songs
Sixteen year old Kaley Thorne is invisible. Or she may as well be anyway. All her emotions, thoughts, and dramas go into her secret songbook. Music is her passion, her escape, and her hidden talent. Her songbook is her diary, singing everything she is too shy to speak.
Effie’s Senior Year and Lover I Don’t Have to Love by Tracy Marchini
Effie’s Senior Year
“Effie has a million reasons why her senior year hasn’t gone as planned — from the hideous bridesmaid dress at her older sister’s wedding, to a disastrous first kiss, to a complete lack of romantic attention from her boy-that-is-a-friend, Robbie.
In this complete collection of all six Effie Stories, Effie Green tries to turn her oh-so-average high school existence into the perfect teen movie moment. “
Lover I Don’t Have to Love
“Thanks to a runaway best-seller, the world thinks that Greg Hanlon fell in love with the beautiful Angeline while sailing the open seas, and lost her before they could marry on the beaches of South Africa.
Though the book started out as a bet between Greg and his best-friend Darrin, the project has taken off like neither of them expected. As Greg’s mother sees the money roll in, Greg starts to see nothing but Angeline – his fictional, dead fiancé.
In this absurdist short-story, one young adult must come to terms with fame — or infamy.”
War Kids by HJ Lawson
When Jada wakes up in a hospital, the last thing she thinks is that her life has completely changed forever. But when the very real civil war forces her to flee from every open space, she must use the firearm skills her father taught her to reunite with him and protect herself.
American Girl on Saturn and Falling From the Sky by Nikki Godwin
American Girl on Saturn
When attempt has been made on the lives of Canadian boyband, Spaceships Around Saturn, during their USA tour, the guys have to go into hiding ASAP with a secret service agent’s family, which includes two teenage daughters and a five-year-old fangirl.
Falling From the Sky
Sixteen-year-old Ridge McCoy’s summer plans take a turn in an unexpected direction when he meets Micah Youngblood, the guy who runs the carousel at the local mall and has a reputation for devouring straight boys’ heterosexuality for breakfast, alongside his chocolate chip pancakes.
Watermelon Summer by Anna Hess and Aimee Easterling
A forgotten farm, an elusive father, and the blue eyes of a perfect boy are the perfect ingredients for an unforgettable watermelon summer.
The Fine Art of Holding Your Breath and The Fine Art of Keeping Quiet by Charity Tahmaseb
The Fine Art of Holding Your Breath
No one expects the girl who has mastered the art of keeping quiet to join the speech team. But Jolia does. When a crush-worthy rival offers to coach her in secret, she can’t say no. But secrets have a price, and this one might cost Jolia everything . . .
The Fine Art of Keeping Quiet
When MacKenna pursues an ROTC scholarship behind her father’s back, she inadvertently uncovers the secret behind her mother’s death in the first Gulf War. And secrets, like war, have their own casualties.
The See-Through Leopard by Sibel Hodge
“The See-Through Leopard is an inspirational coming-of-age story set in the wilds of Africa.
“”If I had to sum this story up into one word, I think it would be fitting to say, “”Wow!”” This story was emotionally gripping from the very first page to the very last.”” — Night Owl Teen Reviews”
Right-Hearted: Finding What’s Right With a Wrong-Sided Heart by Daniel Wallock
“Standing before the sky I had little idea my next two weeks would be overwhelmed with wild love, lust, confusion, tears and a beautiful girl. She and I would share the stories of our hearts…our right-sided hearts.
Right-Hearted: Finding What’s Right With A Wrong Sided Heart is the story of two lustful teenagers who together confront their life-threatening heart conditions and learn to embrace their broken hearts.”
Gone by Stacy Claflin
Macy Mercer’s supposed to meet the boy of her dreams who she met online. But he was a fake and she finds herself with a man capable of murder.
Miss Popularity and Fallen Leaves by Rachel Elizabeth Cole

Miss Popularity
Plain and bookish Laura Wood is sure life at her new school won’t be any different. Her older sister will slather on the makeup and charm and instantly become Miss Popularity while Laura will end up Loser Girl. Again. But this time she might pull off a new role: Shy New Girl. Will a chance encounter in the hallway ruin everything?
Fallen Leaves
Fifteen-year-old Grace Sather can’t understand why her mother would want her great-grandmother to move in with them. Great-Gran hates Mom. But before Mom can talk Gran into it, Gran has a bad fall and ends up in the hospital. Now a long buried-secret is about to reveal itself.
Idolism by Marcus Herzig
Idolism is a delightful, quirky romp for the young adult religious skeptic, taking a tongue-in-cheek look at the differences and similarities between religion and stardom.
Cross My Heart by Katie Klein
True love can blossom in unexpected places. This is Jaden pretending not to notice. . . .
The Flirting Games Trilogy by Stella Wilkinson
The Flirting Games, More Flirting Games and Further Flirting Games, now come together in a Trilogy Edition. A British boarding school romp full of hilarious moments and romance.

About Stella

Q & A with the organiser – Sarah Dalton
How can readers enter the YA Spring Fling giveaway?
Head over to my website Sarahdaltonbooks.com and find the page for the YA Spring Fling (handy hint, it’s HERE). Once you’re there you can browse through the books on offer, or check out more information about the participating authors.
You should see plenty of links prompting you to enter the giveaway. Simply fill out the Google document telling us which books you’d like to win, the format you prefer, and whether you would also like to win paperbacks and swag. It’s that simple. Pick the books you want and sign off.
How will I know I’ve won?
There are so many books on offer that I’d be surprised if you didn’t win something! So you will be hearing from us.J
After April 3rd, I will collate all the entries and pass them on to the participating authors. They will then choose the winners at random and Email the winners to let them know the good news.
Will my Email or personal details be used outside the giveaway?
Absolutely not. We’re all against spam and promise not to use your Email for anything other than contacting you as a winner. If you joined up to the YA Spring Fling mailing list you will receive one Email telling you the giveaway is open, and another warning you it is about to close. That’s it!
Is the giveaway open internationally?
Yes! But there are some paperbacks on offer that are region specific. Not all of our authors are sending paperbacks and swag internationally, purely because it costs us so much money and we ain’t made of it. 😉
We will ask for your country of residence in the Google document. That’s so we can work out the winners for region specific paperbacks more easily. Everything else is open internationally.
I have a question, who can I contact?
Me! Send me a message on Facebook. My Email might be clogged by answering author queries, so Facebook might be the easiest method.
Who can I tell about the giveaway? And what can I do to help spread the word?
You can tell everyone and anyone who might like YA books. If you’d like to spread the word it would be awesome if you could follow or like some of the authors and share their posts about the giveaway. You can find a full list of the participating authors and their social media links here.

Seduction by Violetta Rand #Review

Title: Seduction
Author: Violetta Rand

Genre: Romance

Publisher: Loveswept
Publication Date: March 17, 2015

I received this ARC for free in exchange for an honest review. 

Series or Standalone: Devil’s Den #2

Perfect for readers of Abbi Glines, Seduction returns to the Devil’s Den, a Texas strip club where hearts can’t hide when the chemistry is right.
The night Marisela Gonzalez rides up to the Devil’s Den on her motorcycle, running from trouble and looking for her sister, she finds more than a place to hide out and work her red-hot body. She meets a guy brave enough to stand by a tough, terrified nineteen-year-old girl who’s been in the wrong place with the wrong jerk one too many times. And he’s ready to show Marisela how a real man treats the woman he desires.
An ex-cop taking over as the club’s head of security, Craig Hanson can handle anything—except the urgent need he suddenly feels to hold Marisela tight. Commitment has never been his thing, but all that changes when Craig finds something too real to deny between them. Sensual and vulnerable, Marisela’s got a scary past. And when it comes knocking, Craig goes all in to protect her—because seduction is the ultimate game changer.


Since we first met Marisela in Surrender, two years have past. Now she’s nineteen and running from her past. When she goes to the Devil’s Den to find her sister, Marisela runs into “asshole Craig” who she’s had a crush on ever since she was seventeen. Craig used to be in love with Marisela’s sister, Robin, which makes it hard for Marisela to decide if Craig really likes her or not. She just got out of an abusive relationship and is running from her ex.

The abusive relationship that Marisela just got out of made me wonder if Craig was right for her because of how dominating he is. I think there should have been a little more hesitation from her in regards to that but I still enjoyed the book. I love the writing, but I feel like the end of this book was too predictable because it was similar to what happened at the end of Surrender. Overall though, I had a hard time putting the book down and can’t wait to read the next book in the series. 

Rating: 4 stars

Weekly Book Recap #10

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Shelia at Book Journey.

This week I’m continuing with my participation in the 2015 March Madness Read-a-long. You can see my progress here. This week is the 2015 Spring Bloggiesta that I’ll be participating in it and hopefully I’ll get all of my to-do list completed.

I currently have two giveaways going on the blog. One is for an eBook copy of Family Secrets by Kat Nichols. You can find out more about the book and enter the giveaway here. The other giveaway is for an eBook copy of Outlaw’s Obsession by Nicole Snow. You can find out more about the book and enter the giveaway here.

What I posted: 

What I read: 

Enchantment Lake by Margi Preus (Netgalley)
Beyond Love and Hate by Zoe York
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The Joker’s Dozen by Laurie S Sutton and Ethen Beavers (Netgalley)
Currently Reading: 

The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons
Seduction by Violetta Rand (Netgalley)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Up Next: 

Until You by Jeannie Moon (Netgalley)
A Touch of Passion by Bronwen Evans (Netgalley)
If I Stay by Gayle Forman