Book Blast: Entangled Select

Whether you’re looking for a romance that makes you laugh, makes you ‘walk the plank’, keeps you guessing, or stars your favorite paranormal, look no further. Select books have the single-title stories you crave, and the longer length you need to really get ‘lost’ in a great book. To find out more about their titles, chat with authors, participate in special events, and to find out what books are coming next, visit the Entangled website, follow them on Twitter, and like their Facebook page.

Today I’m happy to be featuring Ready to Wed:

Ready to Wed by Cindi Madsen

 

Dakota Halifax loves to be in love. In fact, as one of Las Vegas’s premier wedding planners, she’s built a whole career around romance. Which is why her own wedding has to be nothing short of perfect. And then her fiancéjilts her. While she’s waiting in her wedding dress. On a cruise ship already out at sea.Once back on dry land, Dakota tries to pour her heart into her business and weekly wedding advice column, Get Ready to Wed. But how can the heartbroken celebrate others’ true love? When she reconnects with her childhood best friend, surprisingly sexy and all-grown-up casino bouncer Brendan West, Dakota wonders if maybe she can fall back in love with being in love.But then her ex reappears, begging for another chance and suddenly Dakota questions if she’ll ever understand love. Can someone once-burned and twice-shy ever find her way down the aisle again?

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Ready to Wed was a fun and sweet read with its fair share of mini-drama and heartbreak.Dakota Halifax is a romantic at heart. She loves everything about love. And that is precisely why she runs a wedding planning business. But her own wedding is less than perfect and leaves her a cynic. When her fiance ditches her at the altar. In a foreign country. After she wrote in the newspaper about her upcoming nuptials, Dakota is bitter and cynical. She no longer believes in the power of love or that love can conquer all.How is Dakota supposed to advice her readers about love when she has herself lost her belief? How is she supposed to pour her heart and soul into her clients wedding when her heart is broken and her soul hurting? Enter Brendan West. Reconnecting with her childhood best friend Brendan helps her navigate through all the heartbreak and hurt she is dealing with.

Brendan was a sweet, hot, laid-back, fun guy. His chemistry with Dakota was amazing and he understood her very well. Sometimes even more than she understood herself. With the help of Brendan, Dakota starts having fun again and starts finding the girl she was before. The nine year old girl who believed in love, who accepted when Brendan proposed with a lollipop in hand.

The best part about this book was that despite their attraction to each other, Brendan and Dakota did not jump into a relationship. They re-ignited as friends and slowly moved on to be something more. I honestly did not have much love for Grant, Dakota’s ex. I understood his reasons for getting cold-feet, but that doesn’t mean I approve of his methods. He should have talked it out with Dakota and then moved on from there. But despite it all Dakota came out stronger in the end.

Overall it was well written and enjoyable. I really enjoyed Dakota’s independent nature and Brendan’s laid-back, fun nature. Dakota’s best friend was also amazing, sarcastic and cynical, but yet amazing. A good book recommended to all fans of sweet, contemporary romance.

3/5 stars

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Blog Tour: Just You by Jane Lark

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Just YouJust You by Jane Lark 

(Starting Out #2) 
Published by: Harper Impulse
Publication date: May 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Synopsis:
The morning after the New Year’s Eve before…Waking up to a new year with a killer hangover and hazy memories of a seriously hot hook-up the night before leaves Portia in an awkward situation… Did I, or didn’t I? The only way she’s going to find out is by standing up to the guy in question.With no regrets, Justin is willing to play the gentleman and save Portia her embarrassment. Only then he gets a text saying, come over… and he’s not gonna lie – this is friends with a lot of benefits!But no matter how good the sex is, there’s one thing Justin’s not down with: being this shallow rich girl’s dirty little secret…

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This was another good read from Jane Lark. It was well written with great characters and a decent story line. A lot of emphasis was on sex which irked me a little, because story is king for me. But regardless she did a good job with this book. As per usual she captured the emotions very well in this book.Justin has been brought up in a poor neighborhood by his amazing mom. He is a stand-up guy, lovable and at sometime just adorable. And romantic when time calls for it. He tries to do his best for his family and finds solace in his work. And that is where he meets the rich girl Portia.

Portia thinks Justin is nothing but a douche, giving her trouble because he is rich. Even though bought up in a rich family, her parents have always neglected her. She is bound in the shackles of society, having to conform to its rules.

After a wonderful, hopeful moment on a New Year’s party they decide to explore their relationship. As they get to know each other slowly they realize that their first impressions were wrong. But when Portia wants to keep Justin a secret, he fells shamed.

Throughout the book Portia and Justin have to get over their class differences and stop thinking about what other people think and start thinking about what they think about each other and follow their hearts.

A beautiful book, with real, regular characters, it makes you hope for a happy ending of your own. If despite all their problems and differences Portia and Justin can find an HEA, it makes you feel as if you can too.

3.5/5 stars

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Jane is a writer of authentic, passionate and emotional Historical and New Adult romance and author of a No.1 bestselling Historical Novel,’The Illicit Love of a Courtesan, as well as a Kindle overall Top 25, bestselling author.

She began her first historical novel at sixteen, but a life full of adversity derailed her as she lives with the restrictions of Ankylosing Spondylitis.

When she finally completed a novel it was because she was determined not to reach forty still saying, I want to write.

Now Jane is writing a Regency series as well as contemporary, new adult, stories and she is thrilled to be giving her characters life in others’ imaginations at last.

You might think that Jane was inspired to write by Jane Austen, especially as she lives near Bath in the United Kingdom, but you would be wrong. Jane’s favourite author is Anya Seton, and the book which drew her into the bliss of falling into historical imagination was ‘Katherine’ a story crafted from reality.

Jane has drawn on this inspiration to discover other real-life love stories, reading memoirs and letters to capture elements of the past, and she uses these to create more realistic plots.

‘Basically I love history and I am sucker for a love story. I love the feeling of falling in love; it’s wonderful being able to do it time and time again in fiction.’

Jane is also a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development in the United Kingdom, and uses this specialist understanding of people to bring her characters to life.

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Cover Reveal: All Broke Down by Cora Carmack

We are so excited to get to share the cover for Cora Carmack’s ALL BROKE DOWN today! A New Adult Contemporary Romance, and published by William Morrow-an imprint of HarperCollins, this is the second book in her Rusk University Series, and it is set to be released on October 28, 2014! But you can pre-order it NOW! Check out what it’s about and then fall in love with this gorgeous cover!

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In this second book in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cora Carmack’s New Adult, Texas-set Rusk University series, which began with All Lined Up, a young woman discovers that you can’t only fight for what you believe in . . . sometimes you have to fight for what you love

Dylan fights for lost causes. Probably because she used to be one.

Environmental issues, civil rights, corrupt corporations, and politicians—you name it, she’s probably been involved in a protest. When her latest cause lands her in jail overnight, she meets Silas Moore. He’s in for a different kind of fighting. And though he’s arrogant and infuriating, she can’t help being fascinated with him. Yet another lost cause.

Football and trouble are the only things that have ever come naturally to Silas. And it’s trouble that lands him in a cell next to do-gooder Dylan. He’s met girls like her before—fixers, he calls them, desperate to heal the damage and make him into their ideal boyfriend. But he doesn’t think he’s broken, and he definitely doesn’t need a girlfriend trying to change him. Until, that is, his anger issues and rash decisions threaten the only thing he really cares about, his spot on the Rusk University football team. Dylan might just be the perfect girl to help.

Because Silas Moore needs some fixing after all.

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Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She’s done a multitude of things in her life– boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.

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Blog Tour and Giveway: Deadly Chemistry by Teri Anne Stanley

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Book Title: DEADLY CHEMISTRY

Author: Teri Anne Stanley

Release Date: June 23, 2014

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Tagline: Some chemical reactions generate too much heat…

Book Synopsis:

Former undercover cop Mike Gibson has been lying low, working as a maintenance man to put his troubled younger brother through college. But when a beautiful scientist enlists Mike’s help to repair the damage done to her lab by a group of vandals, Mike finds that his, and his brother’s pasts, are about to be brought to light.

Laura Kane was happy having a secret crush on the hot maintenance man at Tucker University, but when the drug she was studying is stolen, Laura has a chance to get to know Mike in person. The problem is, he seems to know more about what’s going on than any maintenance man should. But then the drug turns up in the wrong hands, and Mike and Laura have to decide if their own chemistry will help, or hinder, the race to save innocent lives.

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He was not for her. Nerdy scientist girls had to stay away from hot guys with big, muscle-y arms and white smiles. So why the heck couldn’t she stop looking back at the biology building?

She shook herself. What was wrong with her? She had to get out of here. She could lust after him from a distance. That would be fine. Safe. He could be her pretend lover. She turned the key and threw the car into gear. With one last glance over her shoulder toward her new imaginary boyfriend, she stomped her foot on the accelerator. And promptly shot backward over the curb, knocking over a trash can, which wound up wedged under the rear bumper.

“Gack!” She put the car in park and jumped out to survey the damage. Rounding the back end and seeing the trash can, she shrieked and stepped out of the way of a family of possums—a mom and three…teenagers? They tottered about, blinking in the bright morning sunshine.

“Whoa, careful!” Maintenance Man Mike was suddenly there, grabbing Lauren’s upper arms and shifting

her out of the way of the scraggly little things. “Are you okay?”

“I’m fine,” she said. “But the kids—I ran over their house!” One of the little ones clung to its mother’s fur, but two others careened blindly away from the scene of the home wrecking.

“I tell you what,” Mike said. “You pull your car forward, off the trash can, then we’ll see if we can’t help ’em out.”

“Okay.” Lauren’s heartbeat started to slow and beat a regular rhythm. Except where Mike had touched her arms. There, her skin seemed to be throbbing and tingling.

Sheesh.

She moved her car forward and off of the sidewalk, then went back to Mike and the possum. Fortunately, there were no other faculty members’ cars in the lot yet. What would she have told them? No, I wasn’t texting anddriving. I was mentally undressing a stranger.

 

Please, God…don’t let it be her drug they were talking about on the news. After Crawford left, Mike stopped fiddling with settings on the centrifuge. He straightened and turned to lean against a clean section of counter. Crossing his arms, he glared at Lauren.

“What?” She realized she’d crossed her arms, too, and stood with a hip cocked out. Defensive much? “Let’s have it.”

“You lied.”

“About what?”

“What’s missing. Those pellet things you showed me yesterday. They’re all gone.”

“Yeah. You wanna start talking?” He uncrossed his arms and moved toward Lauren. He smelled of fabric softener again, like the day before. What single guy used fabric softener?

“Are you married?” Ugh. Did she really say that?

That slowed him down, though. “What? No. I live with my brother. I told you that last night.” He took another step into her personal space. “Why did you lie?”

Instead of feeling intimidated, she found herself uncrossing her arms and putting her hands behind her to

hold on to the ledge. “How’s the cat doing?”

“Howled all night. Dylan threatened to poison it.”

“Dylan did? But he’s such an animal lover!”

“Shows you how much of a head case that cat is.” He pinned her in place with that dark stare. “Why did you lie?”

He was so close that she could feel his heat. How much closer was he going to get? When she took a deep breath, her breasts brushed his chest. Which caused her to take another deep breath. Not

on purpose, of course. His eyes heated. She could smell coffee now. She licked her lips, and his nostrils flared. He bent his head closer. She needed to answer his question, but what should she say? If she didn’t answer, would he…what, kiss it out of her? He should work for the CIA. Or the FBI. As part of the Threaten to Kiss Information From Witnesses Unit.

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terri ann stanleyAuthor Bio:

Teri Anne Stanley has been writing since she could hold a crayon–though learning to read was a huge turning point in her growth as a writer. Teri’s first stories involved her favorite Saturday morning cartoon characters, followed by her favorite teen idols. She has also authored a recipe column (The Three Ingredient Gourmet), and scientific articles (Guess which was more interesting!). Now she writes fun, sexy romance filled with love, angst, and nekkid parts.

Teri’s career has included sex therapy for rats, making posing suits for female body builders, and helping amputee amphibians recover to their full potential. She currently supplements her writing income as a neuroscience research assistant. Along with a variety of teenagers and dogs, she and Mr. Stanley live just outside of Sugartit, which is—honest to God—between Beaverlick, and Rabbit Hash, Kentucky.

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Review: Moonstone Obsession by Elizabeth Ellen Carter

moonstone obsession Moonstone Obsession is an amazing book. It reminded me of the 18th century novels I used to study in my graduation and that IMO is high praise. This book had a romantic story, the political and societal aspects of the time and it was pretty well written.

Selena Rosewell has given up on love. She hasn’t had her debut in her society at 21, as she was busy taking care of her sick father and running the household. There’s not much time to socialize. After her father’s death she is living with her brother and his family and helping her very pregnant sister-in-law run the household and take care of the children.

When Selena ends up at a ball with her brother to help further his merchant fleet business, she meets Sir James Mitchell, Lord of Penventen. There is a mutual attraction between them that has Selena wishing for a kind of relationship she never thought she could have. Dreams she never dreamt because she thought they couldn’t come true.

James Mitchell is taken by Selena from the first moment he sees her. She is beautiful, intelligent, smart and a strong independent woman. He is intrigued by her, but his life is not an easy one. James doesn’t know what is more dangerous; being a spy or being considered a husband material by the women of the ton. He knows he is attracted to Selena and would like to make a move. But his Lady Abigail, lady-in-waiting to the Princess Royale is determined to keep James to herself. She is willing to go to any extent to get James, even blackmail.

In this world of scandal, blackmail, deceit and friendships of convenience, Selena has to stand strong and fight for what she wants. She has a champion in Lady Margaret, James’ grandmother.

Moonstone Obsession is an intricately woven tale of history and romance. The real and fiction are fused so perfectly. Elizabeth E. Carter has managed to incorporate the societal and political happenings of the time with the fictitious romance. The world of the spies, the behaviour of the high society people, everything is a testament to the time period it is set in.

One of the best things about this book was how Ms. Carter used Selena’s skills to help solve James’ problems. Her knowledge of French and the sea was put to good use. She was not a damsel in distress. She was a strong, independent woman who could go head to toe with any man when necessary.

The characters are compelling and and interesting. They seem very human rather than perfectly made up statues. The story was well written and even though we could suspect the ones behind all the troubles, the story did not lose its intrigue. There were some revelations though which came as a surprise.Moonstone Obsession was well thought out and well researched. I was pretty much invested in the story from the start till the end and I couldn’t help but want more.

I am very impressed by Ms. Carter’s writing style and her well thought out story line. I look forward to reading more of her works.

4/5 stars

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Dwellers of Darkness by Stacey Marie Brown

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Welcome to the Blog Tour of Stacey Marie Brown’s latest addition to her fantabulous Darkness series, Dwellers of Darkness. Like the rest of her books, this one is also AMAZING. Hell, this might just be the best book of the series. Read on to learn more about Stacey’s Darkness series,  for a guest post where she tells us about Eli’s Top Ten and to enter the giveaway and win amazing prizes.

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BOOK ONE

Darkness of Light  by Stacey Marie Brown
(Darkness #1)
Publication date: February 13th 2013
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal Romance

Synopsis:

Freak. Witch. Crazy. Schizo.

Ember Brycin has been called them all. She’s always known she’s different. No one has ever called her normal, even under the best circumstances. Bizarre and inexplicable things continually happen to her, and having two different colored eyes, strange hair, and an unusual tattoo only contributes to the gossip about her.

When the latest school explosion lands her in a facility for trouble teens, she meets Eli Dragen, who’s hot as hell and darkly mysterious. Their connection is full of passion, danger, and secrets. Secrets that will not only change her life, but what and who she is—leading her down a path she never imagined possible.

Between Light and Dark, Ember finds a world where truth and knowledge are power and no one can be trusted. But her survival depends on finding out the truth about herself. In her pursuit, she is forced between love and destiny and good and evil, even when the differences between them aren’t always clear. At worst, she will incite a war that could destroy both worlds. At best, she will not only lose her heart but her life and everyone she loves. Once the truth is out, however, there will be no going back. And she’ll definitely wish she could.

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BOOK TWO:
Fire in the Darkness by Stacey Marie Brown
(Darkness #2)
Publication date: August 31st 2013
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal Romance
Synopsis:

It’s been four weeks since Ember Brycin witnessed what her powers are capable of. The Electrical Current Storm has turned Seattle, Washington into a natural disaster zone. The death toll is in the thousands with countless others homeless and hungry.

And Ember is the one who caused it. Something she will have to live with every day.

Those people who were unable to escape either turned quickly into gangs or live in shelters. Ember, on the other hand, can’t do either. With a price on her head and a Dark Dweller on her ass, she is constantly on the move. Both Light and Dark are hunting her for their own purpose to use her as a weapon or a pawn in the war between the Unseelie King of the Dark and the Seelie Queen of the Light.

Em needs help but doesn’t know who to trust: Lars, the mystery man Torin told her to find? Torin, the Seelie Queen’s personal knight, who has sworn to keep Em safe? Or Eli, who wants to turn her over to the Unseelie King, but whom she has an undeniable, intense connection with?

No matter what she chooses she will probably lose—her life or everything and everyone she loves.

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BOOK THREE
Dwellers of Darkness by Stacey Marie Brown
(Darkness #3)
Publication date: February 27th 2014
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal Romance
Synopsis:

Some days feel like years, but in Ember Brycin’s case just the opposite is true. She had only been in the Otherworld for a day or two when she returned back to the Earth’s realm. But it is three years later on Earth. Em is now 22. It would matter if she was human, but she’s not. She is a Dae, part Demon and part Fay, with a little Dark Dweller thrown in to make her even more of a freak.

Seeing Seattle rebuilt only confirms she has been gone three years. For her it was not long ago that the Seattle area was just rubble of concrete and death. All done by her hand.

One thing that hasn’t changed, though, is her undeniable connection to Eli Dragen, who is sexy, gorgeous, and even more volatile and frustrating. But her problems go way past him. The Seelie Queen of the Otherworld still holds Mark, Em’s father, and her friends, Ryan, and Josh as hostages. Em needs to rescue them without, once again, getting caught and being used as a pawn to help the Queen regain possession of Earth. At the same time Ember is in hot water with Lars, the Unseelie King, after breaking her contract with him.

As some secrets have come to light others seem to become even more enigmatic. The only truth Ember knows is,everyone is harboring secrets. As Eli’s past is revealed, Em understands more clearly why he acts the way he does and how much their lives are intertwined. But she also knows Eli is holding something back, something that could change their relationship forever.

Em herself continues to wrestle with her feelings toward Torin and her own secret she’s withholding from Kennedy. As the tension for war mounts between the Seelie and Unseelie (Light and Dark), the tension at the Dark Dweller’s compound mounts even more as they prepare to obtain the sword no matter what the price. But is Ember the answer to the location of the sword? Is she the one to fulfill the prophecy? As usual nothing is ever what it seems.

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Let’s have a look at Eli’s Top Ten Favourites
Eli’s Top Ten Favorite things (currently)1. Sex…and Ember (tie)

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2. My motorcycle

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3. Peanut Butter (Depends on how stubborn 1. is being….might move up a spot.)

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4. Whiskey

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5. Being in my Dark Dweller form

6. Driving fast

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7. Being naked

being naked

8. Fresh kill of a deer

9. Bar brawl

10. All of the above at once. (Then repeat, especially 1.)

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