SPEED DATING BY NOELLE ADAMS & SAMANTHA CHASE BLITZ TOUR

Thursday, March 2, 2017



Synopsis

Forget all those other best-friend romances you might have read.

Jace and Isabella have only known each other…since kindergarten. And he hasn’t been secretly in love with her…for more than six or seven years. She doesn't make him bristle with jealousy when she goes out with other guys…that he’ll admit to. And she doesn’t get all flustered and confused when she starts to find him incredibly sexy…too often.

But they definitely don’t transform their friendship into romance…right away.

WINTER IS HEATING UP || HEATING IT UP BLOG TOUR BY ELIZABETH HARMON

Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Title: Heating it Up
Author: Elizabeth Harmon
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 27, 2017
Publisher: Indie
Series: Red Hot Russians
Format: Digitial

Digital ISBN: 9781370182220
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Synopsis:

Red Hot Russian Alexei is king of the Ice…Antarctic style


Alexei Zaikov loves his life in remote Amity Bay, Antarctica, until a new luxury guesthouse threatens the small town’s future. As head of Amity Bay, he’s driven to save it, but first must discover who is hiding out in the supposedly deserted lodge…and why.


Nora Bradford has lost everything; a promising career and the man she loved. Glacier Ridge Lodge, the architectural masterpiece she designed but was denied credit for, seems like the perfect place to grieve her loss, until a ruggedly handsome Russian arrives on her doorstep, determined to bring her in from the cold.

Desire sparks, leaving them hungry for more. But will the truth about Nora’s role in Amity Bay’s demise, doom their romance?



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Here's a sneak excerpt of Heating It Up:

The first thing she noticed was that yesterday's sad vulnerability was gone. Now his ice-blue eyes were flinty and determined as he strode inside. She remained by the door, hand on the knob, ready to show him the way out. Yet she sensed that sending him away wasn't going to be so easy this time.    
"You're too late," he said.
"I beg your pardon?"
"Fifteen years ago some New Zealander became first woman to winter-over solo. Maybe you already know that. Or maybe you don't care, because we both know that's not the real reason you're holed up in here."
She winced. He knew she wasn't being honest, but not to what extent. Burdened by guilt and too deflated for battle, she sighed and leaned against the door. "You’re right it isn't."
"Nora..,” the gentleness in his voice felt like a caress. "Staying here alone doesn't hurt Herbert Quinn, it only hurts you. And it hurts me too."
"How's that?"
"Because to keep you secret, I have to lie, not just to IFAR, but to the people who work for me.  People whose trust I don't take lightly.  Staying up here not only puts you in danger, but also them. This what your brilliant boss forgot. Down here, people survive because they depend on each other. If one of the systems failed in bad weather, or you had an accident, computers and Vancouver would be useless. Someone would have to put themselves at risk, and come to help."
Most likely, that someone would be him. Even with blizz lines strung, making such a trip could be life-threatening. Fear tightened her throat as she considered how it would feel to mourn another man she cared about.
"I know you’ve lost much," he said. "And while I know losing a fiancĂ© is different, I understand the hurt of missing a person I loved dearly."
“That woman who lied to you?” she demanded, shocked and angry.
“No,” he said. “Not Natalia. I’m talking about my mother.  For a long time, I felt like she was the only person who understood me. But when I came here to Antarctica, I found others like me and a place to belong. In time, the pain was not so bad. Up here all alone, you don't have that."
"No," she whispered.
"Ask yourself if this is what he’d want for you. I don't think it is. I know that if I was gone... and the woman I loved was left behind, this isn’t what I’d want for her."
Her fingers twitched on the doorknob, and she thought of ordering him out, but didn't. In her heart, she knew he was right. Even if she weren't drifting through darkened rooms in a ruined wedding gown, she was teetering dangerously close to Miss Havisham territory. In the process, she was putting others in danger.  The weather was turning, and soon the months of darkness would come.  It was time to decide where she would spend them.

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My Thoughts:



Having read Getting It Back I knew I the writing as going to seep me off my feet. This novella was short, sweet & sexy which made me wish I had more. This was my first time reading about a book taken place in Antartica before which I was excited about. I admired Nora & Alexei's passion about their homes which gave me a  cozy down-toearth feeling. It don't diappoint, because I LOVED Alexei and Nora. I loved the character development in this two, depiste it being a novella. 


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Other Books in the Red Hot Russians Series

PAIRING OFF (2016 RITA nominated Best First Book!)

TURNING IT ON (Red Hot Russians #2)
Available at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Google Play | Kobo | iBooks 

GETTING IT BACK (Red Hot Russians #3)
 Available at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iTunes | Google Play

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Spread the news about HEATING IT UP with a GIVEAWAY!
Grand Prize: Three (3) Digital Book Bundles! Three winners will receive Pairing Off, Turning It On, and Getting It Back! 

Visit all participating blogs for more chances to WIN!

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Author Bio:
 
Elizabeth Harmon loves to read and write romances with a dash of different.
A graduate of the University of Illinois, she has worked in advertising, community journalism and as a freelance magazine writer. She feels incredibly blessed to have a career that allows her to spend her days imagining “what if?” and a loving family that keeps her grounded in the real world.  Her debut novel, Pairing Off is a 2016 RITA Award Finalist.
An adventurous cook, vintage home enthusiast, occasional actress, and entry-level figure skater, Elizabeth makes her home in the Midwest, where life is good, but the sports teams aren’t. She loves to hang out on her front porch, or at her favorite local establishments, enjoy good food and wine, and talk writing with anyone who will listen.

Follow Elizabeth: Website |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Amazon  | Goodreads | BookBub |  BookLikes  | Google+

#PRINCEINIRL || THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT NIK BY SARA HANTZ

Author:
Sara Hantz
Publication Date:
February 13, 2016
Format:
E-Book
Received From:
NetGalley











Synopsis:

Nik Gustafsson has a secret: He’s not really Nik Gustafsson.

He’s not a spy. He’s not crazy.

He’s just the son and heir to one of the most important families in Europe

TRYING TO AVOID LOVE || WEDDINGS, CRUSHES & OTHER DRAMA BY EMILY MCKAY BOOK REVIEW

Friday, February 24, 2017


Author:
Emily McKay
Publication Date:
February 15, 2016
Format:
E-Book
Pages:
185 Pages
Received From:
NetGalley








Synopsis:

Falling in love with the best man wasn’t on the program.

2017 LOVE-A-THON MINI CHALLENGE #4: SWEETHEART CANDY MESSAGES

Monday, February 20, 2017

Hosted by Alexa of Alexa Loves BooksCee of The Novel HermitMel of The Daily Prophecy, & Kristin of Super Space ChickLove-A-Thon is an event—a lovefest—that is dedicated to spreading positivity and love. It’s time dedicated to visiting other bloggers/Instagrammers/BookTubers, leaving a comment or two, making new friends and fostering positivity among the members of our amazing community.

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You’ve received a box of Sweethearts candy, and you’re asked to share the candy with a person or couple – fictional or real. Tell us who you’d give these messages to:

2017 LOVE-A-THON MINI CHALLENGE #1: MAD LIBS: FAIRYTALE EDITION


Hosted by Alexa of Alexa Loves BooksCee of The Novel HermitMel of The Daily Prophecy, & Kristin of Super Space ChickLove-A-Thon is an event—a lovefest—that is dedicated to spreading positivity and love. It’s time dedicated to visiting other bloggers/Instagrammers/BookTubers, leaving a comment or two, making new friends and fostering positivity among the members of our amazing community.
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When was the last time you did a MadLibs? I remember buying the book at my local store and wanting to fill it in with my friends. So Mel, Alexa, Cee and Kirsten has came up with a little mad libs for use to use my imagination.

Once upon a time, in a far away headquarters (1), there lived a smart spy (2). It lived alone in a consignment store (3), where she had grown up with the deceased owner. She had beautiful hands(4), and she was known for her shiny red watch (5), the only thing she had left of her parents.


Alas, the Princess (6) of the country became jealous and wanted to own this watch (7). So, she became a wanted person and had to flee into the forest to find a place to hide. After trolling (8) around for hours, hungry and tired, she stumbled upon a cave (9). An old lady appeared, offering her shelter from the bitter cold.  She looked at her with sadness (10) and said: "I will protect you, but I need your help first. Years ago I lost something precious and I want it back. You need to climb into the sky and get my piano (11) back. Here is a magical cake (12), throw it into the earth, sprinkle with water and it will sprout a beanstalk. You have 15 (13) days to return before the stalk withers." 

She followed the instructions given to her, and lo and behold, a beanstalk grew and grew and grew all the way up to the clouds. After an exhausting climb, she saw a huge mansion (14). She walked to the door and knocked. A whiny (15) voice said: 'Fee-fi-fo-fum, who dares to come and enter my house?" She was not afraid and said: "My name is Jamie and I've come to collect an item." 

The door made a whooshing (16) sound when it opened and revealed a large veranda (17) filled with golden gadgets (18).  She stepped inside and walked towards the spiraling staircase, where a figure moved, cloaked in darkness.


"Who are you? Step in to the light, so I can see your face."
The beast growled angry. "Why did you come here? I just want to be left alone." Still, she moved and stood in front of it. There were three horns on his head, and hair all over his face and his mouth was filled with large teeth. He wore a baggy black hooded jacket (19)
"What happened to you?" She reached out to touch one of the horns, but the beast flinched. "Many years ago I was cursed by a witch. I have one year left to spy (20) so I can break the spell, but I'm not brave enough."

"If you give me the piano (21), I will help you."

In keeping its promise, the beast and she worked for a few hours and that afternoon, the beast transformed into an ordinary older guy. "I can't wait to return to my job as a waiter (22) in the normal world. Can I come with you?" Together they climbed down the beanstalk, carrying the instrument for the old lady. The moment she saw the guy and her beloved instrument, she started to weep.
"My husband, you have returned!" They hugged and looked at it.

"We have to tell you something," the old lady said. "You are our child. We were separated after the curse, but now we are reunited!" From that day, the three of them lived together in the forest, happily ever after.

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  1. LOCATION
  2. CHARACTER (example: assassin)
  3. TYPE OF STORE
  4. BODY PART (plural)
  5. ITEM
  6. ROYALTY (any title you can think of)
  7. REPEAT ITEM FROM #5
  8. ACTIVE VERB (example: running)
  9. ANOTHER LOCATION
  10. AN EMOTION
  11. MUSICAL INSTRUMENT
  12. PIECE OF FOOD
  13. NUMBER
  14. TYPE OF HOUSE
  15. VOICE ADJECTIVE
  16. DESCRIBE A SOUND (ending with –ing)
  17. ROOM IN A HOUSE
  18. OBJECTS
  19. DESCRIBE AN OUTFIT
  20. INFINITIVE VERB, activity
  21. REPEAT MUSICAL INSTRUMENT from #11
  22. A JOB 
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Fill in your own and see what you come up with. I had SO much fun doing this!

XO, K

2017 LOVE-A-THON || INTRODUCTION POST (IT'S BACKKKKK!)

Saturday, February 18, 2017



AHHH! The Love-A-Thon is back and I'm so excited! This is my second year participating in it and here's last year post. So on the first day of the Love-A-Thon is a bit of a get to know me-Keanna. So there may be some things that you know or don't. So here's a little questionnaire Alexa, Cee, Kristin and Mel came up with.


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(LATE) DECEMBER & JANUARY READING WRAP-UP

Tuesday, February 7, 2017



I can't believe it's February, so here's my oh so very late December and January reading Wrap-Up


Books Mentioned:


The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver
Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
Attraction (Elements by Chemistry #1) by Penny Reid
Heat (Elements by Chemistry #2) by Penny Reid
Capture (Elements by Chemistry #3) by Penny Reid
The Secrets He Keeps by Julieann Dove
Twisted Palace by Erin Watt
A Love Letter To Whiskey by Kandi Steiner
Gotham Academy Volume 1 by Becky Cloonan
Gotham Academy Volume 2 by Becky Cloonan
Gotham Academy Volume 3 by Becky Cloonan
The Allure of Julian Grey by R.S. Grey
The Allure of Dean Harper by R.S. Grey
Gone Too Far by Natalie D. Richards
Wedding, Crushes and Other Dramas by Emily McKay
Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven


Have you read any of these books and if so how did you enjoy it?

XOXO, K
 
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