Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Blog Tour: Crashing Into You by B. D. Rowe [Promo + Excerpt + Giveaway]

Title: Crashing Into You
Author: B. D. Rowe
Date of Publication: October 3rd, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Bookish college sophomore Sydney Baker wants Evan Taylor with every ounce of her being. The hottest stud on campus, Evan is six foot four, ripped, stacked with muscles. He’s even easy to talk to. There’s just one problem: he’s her roommate Melanie’s boyfriend. But when Melanie tragically dies after a night of wild partying, Sydney and Evan turn to each other in a time of intense grief. And it doesn’t take long for their close friendship to blossom into something more. Unfortunately for Sydney, secrets from the past soon put her relationship with Evan to the test. Especially when a sexy blonde freshman makes her way into Evan’s life, and tries to rip away everything Sydney holds close to her heart.

** I'll soon be posting the review of this book.**

We stood behind a pair of palm trees, which hid us from the main path, and any potential students walking by. We were not just hidden, though; we were totally alone.
It was my cue to walk over to the main door and head inside, but my feet didn’t budge. I really, really didn’t want this night to end.
“So did you want to meet up again tomorrow and do some studying, or…” My words trailed off, when Evan took my hand. He stepped closer to me.
“Your hand is so cold,” he said.
I stared at his neck for a moment—that’s where my eye level was. I was afraid to look up. I was terrified, and crazy fucking excited. I breathed in, through my nose. He smelled of cinnamon, of fresh-baked snickerdoodle cookies.
“I must be cold blooded,” I said, and finally gazed into his eyes.
He smiled, and brought both his hands up to my shoulders.
“Evan?” I turned away. “What are you doing?”
He leaned his head down and brushed his lips against my cheek. His mouth hovered over my ear. “Don’t tell me you’ve never thought about it.” Then he kissed me, lightly, on my neck.
My knees buckled. If Evan hadn't been pushed up so close to me, I would have collapsed to the ground.
“Oh my God… Evan.”
He wrapped his arm around my back, and pulled me even closer.
I wanted this. I wanted this so much. I’d been dreaming about it since the moment I first laid eyes on him, way back in English 101, freshman year. 
But it didn't feel right. Not with my roommate still in the picture. Not with their anniversary just days away. I wanted Evan completely, but not like this. 
He stared into my eyes. Touched his fingers against my chest. 
“Evan…” I said.
He smiled, and moved his lips toward mine. “Sydney…”    
I pulled away. A small raindrop touched the top of my head. “Whoa, what?” I looked up. "Did you just feel that?” 
“Huh? Feel what?”
“I think it’s…” I didn’t even have to finish my sentence. The rain started coming down hard, and fast.
“Oh crap,” Evan said.
“Run!” I shouted, and we both raced around the trees, over to the front of McCarthy Hall.
The rain pelted the ground so hard that by the time I found cover under the canopy, I was drenched with rain from head to toe. Evan joined me at my side, just as soaked as I was. I pointed at him, and we both started laughing.
“I guess Melanie was right, after all,” I said.
He nodded, as he patted his hands against his ruined jacket and jeans. “Yeah, I guess she was.” He reached his hand toward mine again, but he didn’t try to touch it. He had to know as well as I did that our little moment had passed.
“Did you…” Evan started.
“Did I what?”
He bit down on his lower lip, like he wasn't sure if he was allowed to ask it. “Did you want me to walk you to your room?”
I sighed. Of course I did. I wanted it more than anything.
But I knew he couldn't. I shook my head. “I don’t think that’s a good idea, Evan. I think I’m just gonna go to bed.”
He nodded, real fast, and said, “All right.”
I put my card in the slot. Pushed the door open. “I’ll see you later, okay?”
I entered the building and let the door shut behind me. When I reached the other side of the entrance hall, I turned around and waved. He was still outside, still in the cold, still with the rain to contend with. He waved back, with little enthusiasm. He turned around, put his jacket over his head, and started running back down the hill.

B.D. Rowe is a Sacramento native with a penchant for crafting tales of romance, mystery, and intrigue. You can often find B.D. at the local coffee shop drinking white chocolate mochas and writing into the wee hours of the night. This is B.D.'s first New Adult novel. 

Prize:  5 signed paperbacks (US and Can) and 10 ebooks (INTL)

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Blog Tour: Where Life Takes You by Claudia Y. Burgoa [Blitz + Trailer + Giveaway]

Title: Where Life Takes You
Author: Claudia Y. Burgoa
Date of Publication: July 31st, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult

Becca Trent lived her childhood next to a cruel woman—her mom—who lived to torment and neglect her. During her high school years, her mother married; bringing home not only a new husband, but a step sister her same age. The latter took over her Mom’s role—making Becca’s life miserable. Including stealing Ian—Becca’s best friend and boyfriend—Lisa treated her worse than her mother had for the previous fifteen years. A couple of years later, things ended up in tragedy. Becca buried that part of her life in the deep corners of her psyche, but that only work during the days when the nightmares didn’t come back to haunt her. Her best friend, Dan gives her that family love she always lacked. Everything was close to perfect, until everything and everyone from her past came back. Now, she’s trying to figure out how to survive and keep that bond which seems now to be held together by a thread. Note: This is the first part of a two book novel.

Claudia lives in Colorado with her family and three dogs. Two beagles who believe they are human, and a bichon who thinks she’s a beagle. While managing life, she works as a CFO at a small IT Company. She’s a dreamer who enjoys music, laughter and a good story.

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Thursday, January 09, 2014

Cover Reveal: Violet is Blue by Tawny Stokes

This is the official cover reveal of the book Violet is Blue by Tawny Stokes. The cover is designed by Croco Designs. The cover of the book, synopsis of the story and other details are provided below.
Title: Violet is Blue
Author: Tawny Stokes
Date of Publication: January 14th, 2014
Genre(s): New Adult, Thriller
A novel of secrets, passion, and betrayal…. 
For the past four years, 18 year old, Violet Taylor has lived her life like her deceased father would’ve wanted. Perfect grades, perfect friends, the perfect boyfriend from the right family. Except now at the end of high school, she realizes that she’s never fully lived, has never taken risks, has always taken the safe and secure road. That all changes when she breaks up with her boyfriend, takes notice of the bad boy who she once shared a kiss with, and starts receiving gifts and phone calls from a mystery guy who makes her quiver with a need she never knew she possessed… But what started as innocent turns dark and twisted, and Violet finds herself faced with a horrible secret that could destroy everything she once knew and loved.

Tawny Stokes has always been a writer. From an early age, she’d spin tales of serial killers in love, vampires taking over the world, and sometimes about fluffy bunnies turned bunnicidal maniacs. An honour student in high school, with a penchant for math and English, you’d never know it by the foot high blue Mohawk and Doc Martens, which often got her into trouble. No longer a Mohawk wearer, Tawny still enjoys old school punk rock, trance, zombie movies, teen horror films, and fluffy bunnies. She lives in Canada with her fantastical daughter, two cats, and spends most of her time creating new stories for teens.
Tawny also writes adult fiction under the name Vivi Anna.