Monday, March 31, 2014

Fighting for Irish Alternate Trailer and Outtake Reel

So last summer, Gina Maxwell and I were talking about how fun it would be to make a trailer and shoot all of the footage live with the cover models. We started our dream, but like all things in life - things come up. So when I got a call from her at the end of February saying -COME NOW! I did!

I can not even begin to describe how much fun I had shooting the Fighting for Irish trailer for Gina.  It was a fun weekend - Adam and Brenna and the rest of the "Crew" were troopers as I drug them back and forth with scenes and locations. Boy this Texas girl was freezing her hinny off in Wisconsin, but it was well worth it!

So here is the exclusive RE-MIX of the 
Fighting for Irish Trailer! 
Hope you enjoy it! 

Want to see what went on behind the scenes? Here is out outtake reel!

He’ll fight for her life. She’ll fight for his love.
Former MMA fighter Aiden “Irish” O’Brien hasn’t stepped into the ring since he accidentally took someone’s life in the heat of rage. When his friend calls in a favor that sends him south to check on family, Irish figures he’s got nothing to lose. His life is on the ropes. The least he can do is make sure the sexy redhead is safe.
Kat MacGregor has forty-eight hours to settle the twenty thousand dollar debt her deadbeat ex-boyfriend owes a crime boss. If she doesn’t, she’ll pay for it—with her life. Kat’s halfway out the door when a sexy new guy walks into the bar and insists he’s there to help.
Irish is forced to fight in the underground MMA circuit to win the money she needs. But he’s been lying to Kat. About who he is, about knowing her sister, about why he comes home bruised every night. She’s the best thing that’s ever happened to him, but breaking her trust will cost him the most important fight of his life: the one for her heart.

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author, Gina L. Maxwell, is a shameless romance addict with no intentions of ever kicking the habit.
Growing up, she dreamed of helping people escape reality with her sublime acting abilities. It wasn’t until college when she realized she had none to speak of, thereby derailing her lifelong plans. Another ten years would pass before she discovered a different means to accomplishing the same dream: writing stories of love and passion for romance addicts just like her.
Thanks to the support of her amazing family, Gina is now the Boss of the world’s first organized romance mafia, the Maxwell Mob, and living her dream of bringing a little romantic fantasy to the world—one steamy novel at a time.

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Dear Tabitha by Trudy Stiles

Dear Tabitha is BOOK TWO in the Forever Family Series. Dear Emily should be read FIRST as this is NOT a standalone book.

You know me. You know who I am. What I am.

Damaged. Confused. Alone.

You feel sorry for me. You pity me.

You know what I’ve done. What I’ve given up. Who I’ve given up.

You try to understand what I’ve been through and how I can go on with my life. But you can’t possibly understand.

I’ve lost too much. Sacrificed too much. Given up everything so that I can find myself.

Well, I’m done.

I’m done walking away from everything that matters.

It’s time for me to heal.

It’s MY TURN to earn…


“Dear Tabitha” is the second book in the “Forever Family” series. This is book 2 of 2 and concludes the story that began in "Dear Emily". It is NOT a standalone story and is meant to be read after Dear Emily.

Other books in this series will be companion/standalone and will explore the lives of various characters introduced throughout these books.

 Trudy has a way of grabbing you in with her wonderfully woven storytelling. It will hold onto your heart and not let go. Another amazing tale by Trudy that had me crying both tears of sorrow and joy.

A beautiful love story about redemption and finding yourself. 

I highly recommend this series to everyone. Dear Emily was one of my top reads for last year 

with Dear Tabitha high among by top reads for 2014 too. 



Trudy Stiles is a New Adult author, mom to two beautiful children, and married to the love of her life. She is the author of the Forever Family series including “Dear Emily” and “Dear Tabitha”. There will be many more stories from this series and you never know who may have a standalone or novella written for them. Stay tuned!
Trudy is a music junkie and you’ll know that she’s writing when you see her plugged into her laptop with her earbuds in. Her playlist is unique and is a must for her writing sprints.
When she’s not writing, she’s carting her children to their various activities while avoiding any kind of laundry or housework. She also loves to run along the boardwalk of the beautiful New Jersey shore.
She’s always been an avid reader and frequently escapes into the fictional worlds of the many characters that she has come to love. Well, now there are some fictional characters in her head dying to get out!
This first story is called “Dear Emily” and was released in December 2013. “Dear Tabitha” will be released in March 2014. The Forever Family series will continue with several companion/stand alone novels.
Twitter: @trudystiles

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Friends Wanting Benefits by Luke Young

Victoria Wilde and Jillian Grayson meet while aboard a romantic Caribbean cruise with the men in their lives. The two become fast friends despite being in completely different relationships--Victoria, a young widow, is finally moving on with a new and exciting romance. Jillian, on the other hand, is struggling in a long marriage that's barely hanging on by a thread.

But when Victoria offers Jillian advice on how to get the spark back between the sheets... things don't exactly go as planned. With a misunderstanding of international significance, all hell breaks loose in paradise. Can Victoria repair the damage that has been done? Will she truly help Jillian save her marriage?

Find out in Friends Wanting Benefits. A prequel series to the Friends With Benefits series.

The prequel to Friends with Partial Benefits introduces us to Victoria and Jillian and the beginning of their friendship.

This was a different read, being that it was the first romance novel I have read by a male author. It was nice to read a man's POV on romance and I really enjoyed the book. There were some genuine laugh out loud moments and Victoria was a riot!

Jillian is a romance author with a seventeen year marriage that is anything but sexy and fun. Trying to put a little romance back into her marriage, she invites her husband to go on a book signing cruise with her.

Thirty-nine year old Victoria is living life to the fullest. After the death of her husband, she decided to take a walk on the wild side, so she brings along her 21 year old friend, Ethan, to have a little fun while on a cruise.

Jillian and Victoria cross paths and soon become friends. And lets just say, they find themselves in quite the predicaments to make you laugh.

I am really looking forward to reading the rest of the series to see what adventures Victoria and Jillian can get into.

To set the scene, Miss Victoria and Miss Jillian are on a cruise ship where they just met and are, of course, becoming fast friends. Victoria, while trying to put a spark in Jillian and George's not so great marriage, sorta is responsible for getting Jillian in the middle of an international incident. Below is a scene where Victoria "thinks" she got Jillian off the hook by sorta conning the captain of the ship and she's telling her how she did it.

Jillian shook her head, confused. "Wait a second, he gave you access to everything?"


"Didn't he ask you to show him some identification or credentials or anything?"

"He did." Victoria folded her arms.

"So, how did you—"

"I showed him something else," she interrupted wearing a smug expression.

What did you show him?"

"Well, a better question might be— what didn't I show him."

"I don't understand." Jillian shook her head, confused.

"First I gave him the Sharon Stone Basic Instinct treatment."


"But the situation called for more."


"Yeah, then I…" Victoria made quote marks with her fingers, "… dropped my purse and when I bent over the chair to get it, he may have gotten a look at everything and he was only about four feet away."


"Yeah, after that he was mine. He probably would have let me steer the ship if I'd asked."

"You're unbelievable."

"I am."

"That's just amazing." Jillian scoffed.

"Women don't fully realize the power they possess. Let me see… How do I put this delicately?" Victoria took a moment to craft her words. "With great… pussy comes great responsibility."

"What?" Jillian chuckled. "Wait, isn't that from Spiderman?"

"Well, yeah, but I don't think Uncle Ben used the word pussy."

"Obviously not. So what are you saying?"

"I mean, by harnessing the power of your, let's call it, womanhood, women can accomplish great things."


"Like, um, getting out of speeding tickets, escaping from jury duty and sometimes convincing a captain of a major ocean liner you're an F.B.I. agent in order to derail a criminal investigation."

"Wow." Jillian gazed out to the ocean through the balcony door.

"Yeah." Victoria nodded. "You really should embrace the power of your own pussy."

"I never thought about it that way."

"You know God gave women a special gift. Whether you are super-model thin, normal or even overweight— naked and bent over at just the right angle the female form can change the world."

Luke Young is the Kindle and iTunes bestselling author of the Friends With Benefits series as well as the inexplicably forgotten novel Chances Aren't. Oh, and the missunderstood Chocolate Covered Billionaire Navy SEAL... we almost forgot about that one too.

Young’s Friends With Benefits novels are filled with passion, longing, comedy, and, yes, sex. His relationship comedies feature strong, sexy female characters — women who seize every opportunity for fun and don’t let a little thing like age stand in the way of love or desire. In each book Young sets different wheels in motion, applying his comedic touch and pitch-perfect ear for playful couples’ banter. The result is warm, funny, sexy storytelling at its best.

Young got his start writing screenplays, which earned the praise of contest judges while never quite making it to the “green light.” He adapted his second screenplay into a novel and found himself hooked on the new form. Since then, he’s released five novels, one novella, and one short story.

Young’s prolific nature is a gift to fans across the globe who have enthusiastically embraced the Friends With…Benefits series. This fan support has driven the books up the Kindle bestseller lists. If you enjoy romance, sex, and unexpected hilarity, you will love Young’s books.

You can find Luke at or write to him directly at


Friday, March 28, 2014

New Cover Reveal: Unbreakable by Rebecca Shea

Check out the gorgeous NEW cover for
Unbreakable by Rebecca Shea created by Regina Wamba at Mae I Design....
AND if that's not all there is a sale on Unbreakable and Undone from 3/27-3/29. 
Get your copies today!

Jessica Harper is the epitome of perfection. She’s a good daughter, makes excellent grades, and always strays on the safe side of life. The last thing she thought would ever happen was falling in love with her best friend’s brother. But sometimes fate just has a way of bringing two people together. Wide receiver for the University of Arizona, Gabe Garcia, seems to have it all. When his feelings for Jessica come to surface, Gabe will give up everything to be with her. But what happens when a tragedy abruptly changes the course of your life? For Jessica and Gabe, everything they thought they knew about each other will be questioned. Sometimes, there are scars in life that are cut too deep to completely heal. Will their love prove to be unbreakable, or will it shatter and prove fate is just another lie? 

 *This book contains mature subject matter and is not intended for those under 17 years of age.*

Rebecca SheaRebecca Shea is the USA Today Bestselling author of Unbreakable. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her family and her beagle, Miles. 

From the time Rebecca could read she has had a passion for books. Rebecca spends her days working full-time and her nights writing, bringing stories to life. Born and raised in Minnesota, Rebecca moved to Arizona in 1999 to escape the bitter winters. 

When not working or writing, she can be found on the sidelines of her sons football games, or watching her daughter at ballet class. 

Rebecca is fueled by insane amounts of coffee, margaritas, Laffy Taffy (except the banana ones), and happily ever afters.
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Monday, March 17, 2014

Now and Forever by Brenda Rothert

Now and Forever
Book 3 in Now Series

Now that Emma and Layla Carson have landed the men of their dreams, it’s time for happily ever after. Or is it?

Emma’s with childhood crush Cole Marlowe, and Layla finally found Mr. Right in alpha cop Ben Montrose. But both couples face unexpected obstacles that will test their relationships. Layla and Emma find solace in each other as battle lines are drawn, and they rediscover the close friendship they lost over Cole.

It’s all on the line as the sisters struggle to find the answer to the most difficult question they’ve ever faced: is the love they have now meant to last forever?


Brenda Rothert started her writing career as a print journalist. She now writes Romances, some Contemporary and others with a twist of dystopian society and adventure. Rothert lives in Central Illinois with her husband and three boys.

Facebook Author Page:!/ authorbrendarothert
Twitter: @BrendaRothert
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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Black Box by Cassia Leo

Three fateful encounters....
Two heart-breaking tragedies....
One last chance to get it right.
From New York Times best selling author Cassia Leo, comes an epic love story about rewriting destiny.
Over the course of five years, Mikki and Crush cross paths on three separate occasions. Their first encounter changes Mikki's life forever, but their second meeting leaves them both buried beneath the emotional wreckage of a violent attack. Mikki is left with more questions and grief than she can handle, while Crush is forced to forget the girl who saved his life.
Now nineteen years old, Mikki Gladstone has decided she's tired of the mind-numbing meds. She books a flight to Los Angeles to end her life far away from her loving, though often distant, family.
Twenty-one-year-old Crush has always channeled his blackest thoughts into his music, but he's never had great aspirations. He decides to fly to Los Angeles to record a demo of the only song he's never performed in public; a song he wrote for a girl he doesn't even know: Black Box. He has no expectations of fame and he's never felt like his life had any purpose... until he meets Mikki in Terminal B.
When Mikki and Crush cross paths for the third time in Terminal B, neither has any idea who the other person is; until they slowly piece together their history and realize that fate has more in store for them than just another love story.

Once again Cassia has totally blown me away! I was immediately taken into Mikki and Crush's world and with each page I was more invested in them and who they were. This was such an amazing story about fate and love. Be prepared with tissues because this book will definitely leave you misty eyes, if not in tears.

Mikki is tired of being stopped. She just wants to go away with out hurting the ones she loves even more by finding her. So she books a flight to Los Angeles to finally end her life. Fate has another plan for her, when she finds herself leaving the Boston airport with a guy, she thinks she knows, after a snow storm leaves them stranded there.

Crush can't get his mind off of the girl her met when fate stepped in a saved his life, while he saved hers. Flying to L.A. to record a demo, he meets Mikki in Terminal B and decides to take her for coffee while they figure out what to do while waiting for plane.

The little bits and pieces start to fall into place and Mikki and Crush figure out that they do know each other. And the piece that binds them together is Black Box.

Cassia has a way of weaving characters and storyline, that pulls you in. I could not put this book down. When the book finally ends, you can't let the characters go. When a book does that. Makes you think. Makes you want more. You have a 5 star book!

Black Box
Chapter 8
Staring into Mikki’s green eyes, I swear I’m looking into my own. She’s hiding something from me that I haven’t quite figured out yet, but I’m positive it has to do with her trip to L.A. There has to be a reason someone as skittish as her decided to have coffee with me rather than go home when her flight was canceled. And there’s definitely a reason greater than curiosity for the question she just asked me.
If it weren’t her asking, this would be the point in our conversation where I begin to suspect her of being an undercover cop or journalist. But it is Mikki. And something about this girl tells me she’s not here to find out what happened in a dark parking lot three years ago.
“That’s a trick question,” I reply. “If I tell you I’ve never killed anyone, then you’ll think I’m a good guy and you’ll stay, because even though it’s not a very exciting answer, it means you’re safe. But if I tell you I’ve killed someone, you may find it intriguing or frightening. Either way, intrigued or scared, you’ll probably try to get the fuck away from me, and I don’t think I’m ready for that.”
She smiles as she looks down at her fingers, which she’s tapping on the surface of the bar. “That’s a real suave way to dodge the question. It also sounds like something a murderer would say.”
She looks up and meets my gaze again. “Who did you kill?”
I pause for a moment as I try to figure out where she’s going with this conversation. Then it hits me. “Do you want to die?”
“What?” she asks, shaking her head far too adamantly. “That’s … that’s a stupid question.”
“Why is it a stupid question?”
“Because,” she snaps at me. “It’s just stupid. I don’t want to die.”
She continues to look down at her hands, which are still trembling as she fidgets with her silver thumb-ring. I get an urge to grab her hand again, to stop the trembling and fidgeting, but I don’t.
“I’m sorry. I guess that was kind of a stupid question. I was just wondering why a pretty girl like you would hang out with me when you could be at home in your warm bed with your pjs on. Or out with your friends … or your boyfriend.”
She finally chuckles. “So, accusing me of wanting to die is your way of avoiding my question or is it just a really messed-up way of asking me if I have a boyfriend?”
“It’s just me being a total dick. And … do you have a boyfriend?”
“No.” She looks up and fixes me with a steely glare. “Most guys don’t appreciate a girl who’s crazy and also doesn’t put out.”  I’m not quite sure how to respond to this statement. It’s probably best to change the subject or reach for a joke. “Yeah, I know how you feel. Most girls don’t appreciate a guy who can cite Shakespeare and won’t put out. Actually, I think that’s a line from Macbeth.”
Her glare melts into a reluctant smile. “You’re not a total dick.”
“Still not putting out.”

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cassia Leo grew up in California and has lived in three different countries. She loves to travel and her dream is to one day score a record deal based on her awesome shower singing skills. She is the author of the Shattered Hearts series (Relentless, Pieces of You, Bring Me Home, Abandon) and the Luke and Chase series.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Always by Kindle Alexander

Born to a prestigious political family, Avery Adams plays as hard as he works. The gorgeous, charismatic attorney is used to getting what he wants, even the frequent one-night stands that earn him his well-deserved playboy reputation. When some of the most prominent men in politics suggest he run for senate, Avery decides the time has come to follow in his grandfather's footsteps. With a strategy in place and the campaign wheels rolling, Avery is ready to jump on the legislative fast track, full steam ahead. But no amount of planning prepares him for the handsome, uptight restaurateur who might derail his political future.

Easy isn't even in the top thousand words to describe Kane Dalton's life after his father, a devout southern Baptist minister, kicks him out of the family home for questioning his sexual orientation. Despite all the rotten tomatoes life throws his way, Kane makes something of himself. Between owning a thriving upscale Italian restaurant in the heart of downtown Minneapolis and managing his long-term boyfriend, his plate is full. He struggles to get past the teachings of his childhood to fully accept his sexuality and rid himself of the doubts brought on by his religious upbringing. The last thing he needs is the yummy, sophisticated, blond-haired distraction sitting at table thirty-four.

There are those books that you just never want to let go of. Always was one of those books for me. I was extremely honored to be able to read this book months before it's publication. (One of the perks of doing trailers) and I devoured the book and then read it a second time. I had such emotion and cried my eyes out (just letting you know - it was the ugly cry, so lots of tissue) and I was just moved beyond words.I immediately connected with both Kane and Avery. What I loved about this story is that it takes place over their lifetime together. You get to see them together from the beginning to the end.

Sigh. There just are not words for me to describe the feelings I had after reading this book. I was on a good book hang over for weeks. It was torture waiting for the ARCs to go out so I could talk about the book with my friends.

Go buy this book. Fall in love with Avery and Kane. Always. It will Always be with me.

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Best Selling Author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica in both the male/male and male/female genres. It's always a surprise to see what's coming next!

I live in the suburbs of Dallas where it's true, the only thing bigger than an over active imagination, may be women's hair!

Usually, I try for funny. Humor is a major part of my life - I love to laugh, and it seems to be the thing I do in most situations - regardless of the situation, but jokes are a tricky deal... I don't want to offend anyone and jokes tend to offend. So instead I'm going to tell you about Kindle.

I tragically lost my sixteen year old daughter to a drunk driver. She had just been at home, it was early in the night and I heard the accident happen. I'll never forget that moment. The sirens were immediate and something inside me just knew. I left my house, drove straight to the accident on nothing more than instinct. I got to be there when my little girl died - weirdly, I consider that a true gift from above. She didn't have to be alone.

That time in my life was terrible. It's everything you think it would be times about a billion. I love that kid. I loved being her mother and I loved watching her grow into this incredibly beautiful person, both inside and out. She was such a gift to me. To have it all ripped away so suddenly broke me.

Her name was Kindle. Honest to goodness - it was her name and she died a few weeks before Amazon released their brand new Kindle eReader. She had no idea it was coming out and she would have finally gotten her name on something! Try finding a ruler with the name Kindle on it.. It never happened.

Through the course of that crippling event I was lucky enough to begin to write with a dear friend in the fan fiction world of Facebook. She got me through those dark days with her unwavering support and friendship. There wasn't a time she wasn't there for me. Sometimes together and sometimes by myself, we built a world where Kindle lives and stands for peace, love and harmony. It's its own kind of support group. I know without question I wouldn't be here today without her.

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**Each day during the tour 1 blog per day will post a picture somehow related to Always by Kindle Alexander somewhere in their blog tour.  Your job is to visit each blog everyday and collect those pictures.  There will be 2 prizes that will be given away to the winners that successfully tell me each day the blog and picture that they found.  1 will win an Gift Basket filled with everything Italian Goodies.  The other prize is a (shhhhhhhh) Naughty Gift Basket.   

There is a BONUS question and the prize is a custom made Kindle Alexander Rubicks Cube. 

Question:  What is the reason behind picking the Rubick’s Cube as a graphic and bonus prize in the Scavenger Hunt?