Thursday, April 30, 2015

Book Tour | Devious Minds by K.F. Germaine

by K.F. Germaine
Published: April 23rd, 2015
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romantic Comedy
Purchase: Amazon
When Sydney Porter transfers to Northern University, she’s ready to put her past behind her. Landing a job on campus as an irreverent radio personality, she uses the anonymity to air all the campus dirty laundry—earning the infamous Sunday Lane more than a few enemies. But her true passion is spinning records, even if Drunk Earl is her biggest fan.

Sydney’s junior year kicks off with the promise to be amazing. Or at least it does until Gray Peters, hotshot quarterback, unexpectedly reenters the scene. His presence threatens to destroy everything she has going, as well as resurrecting a night Sydney never wants to remember or repeat. She’d run away like a coward, but this time she's determined to stay and fight.

A twisted battle of wit and trickery ensues, with one common goal—vengeance. Sydney and Gray set out to make each other miserable. But misery loves company, and soon, walls are destroyed and truths are revealed that could change their future forever.

*** Due to mature sexual situations and language, this author recommends an 18+ reader ***

I added another track, exploding the speaker with a fast beat, and danced around until I felt a pair of hands run up the sides of my thighs, slow and easy.

“What are you doing?” I yelled up at Peters. He was standing directly behind me and the top of my head landed just below his chin. His answer was to pull my backside into his hips.

“I’m dancing, Sinister.” He groaned into the back of my neck. “This is what you wanted, right? No inhibitions. I’m your bitch tonight, right? We can start flinging knives in the morning.”

I let out a cracked laugh, not quite understanding this one-eighty in his personality. “You don’t bring a knife to a gun fight, Peters, but if you’re referencing your dick, I’d be shocked to receive a paper cut.”

He pressed even farther into me as I continued to mix.

Looking back on this now, I should have just elbowed him in the stomach and tripped him off the edge of the balcony, but I was drunk. Elated by the dancing crowd. Everything about this place screamed sex—the people, the lighting, the sweat dripping off bodies, and his husky breathing against my ear breaking down my protective dome. I tried to muster the strength to stop him, but with my mind half altered, my body took over completely.

As if he knew I was struggling, he gently lifted the back of my damp hair and planted his lips on my neck. His tongue swept across my skin, and he softly moaned over my fret board. I released a sharp breath into the microphone, and he laughed against the back of my ear.

“What… are… you—”

Before I could finish my pathetic plea to end this, his hands slid over my front, gliding down my stomach and stopping just before the waistband of my underwear.

“Peters,” I rasped.

His hand rolled over my shirt, and he pulled it deep between my legs. I let out a breathy groan into the microphone and tipped back my head until it rested against his shoulder. Peters dragged his tongue up the inside of my neck like I was a Popsicle—his favorite flavor—long and flat. He pulled my sweat into his mouth.

When the music rose to a sharp crescendo, so did my panting, right into the mic. It was hard to believe this six-foot-two behemoth could deliver such a delicate touch, but I didn’t have to turn around to know it was him. My body had a memory of its own.

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KF Germaine is a Pacific Northwest native and part-time author. Besides reading too late into the night (4 AM is still considered night, right?), KF has several life pleasures which she won’t list because, well, it begins to read like an Oscar-winner acceptance speech and no one wants to hear about her hairdresser. Instead, KF believes one's secret enjoyments are more telling. So to name a few: Circus Peanuts candy, watching country music videos on mute, and awkward/borderline-inappropriate conversations with grocery clerks.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Book Blitz | The Reapers Series by Lisa Medley‏

REAP & REPENT (The Reapers #1)
by Lisa Medley
Published: March 3rd, 2015
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
They see death. Can they share a life?

Ruth Scott can read the energy of every person she meets. Then she meets Deacon Walker. She can see his ice-blue eyes, his black hair, and his gorgeous face. But this beautiful stranger has no aura.

Deacon is just as unsettled by Ruth—and, having spent more than two hundred years ushering souls to Purgatory, Deacon is seldom shocked by anything. As he helps Ruth to understand her true nature, she awakens desires that he decided long ago a Reaper can’t afford.

A demon invasion forces Deacon to confront the darkness in his own past even as he fights to save the human souls he’s charged to protect. When he’s taken captive, his first concern is for Ruth. But Ruth just might be able to save herself—and the Reaper she can’t live without—if she can learn to wield her newfound powers.

REAP & REDEEM (The Reapers #2)
by Lisa Medley
Published: March 10th, 2015
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
He’s a reaper who has given up on saving souls. Will a dying woman be his salvation?

After a century of enslavement to pure evil, Kylen Larson is finally free. But he’s long past caring. The only woman he ever loved is dead, and he’s tormented by memories of the horrors his demon parasite forced him to commit. Now, he lives for nothing more than hunting down the infernal creatures invading Meridian, Arkansas, and destroying them.

Olivia Evans is in the final stages of cancer when Kylen accidentally saves her from demonic possession. When he rescues this innocent soul, Kylen rediscovers his mission—and his heart. All he wants is to help Olivia stay alive. He’ll just have to fight off an invasion from Hell first…

REAP & REVEAL (The Reapers #3)
by Lisa Medley
Published: April 5th, 2015
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
By day he saves lives in the city he loves. Can he save souls too?

Nate is an EMT, a witch and a newly inducted member of the Reaper Authority Force. What he's not is a reaper. With unexplained abilities, his true nature lies somewhere in between the angels, demons and reapers he finds himself involved with. When he's paired with the reaper Maeve, he struggles to find his place in the rising war to save the souls of Meridian and the world.

Maeve has tried to hide her reaper handicap--her toxic reaper energy--from her colleagues. But when she's possessed by a fallen angel and forced to poach souls for Hell, her greatest weakness might be the only thing that saves her.

Nate uses his growing powers and his innate magic to find Maeve. He'll do whatever it takes to save her, revealing more than he ever imagined in the process.

The end is near...start here: REAP & REPENT (Book 1) FREE on AMAZON April 29-May 3

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Lisa has always enjoyed reading about monsters in love and now she writes about them, because monsters need love too.

She adores beasties of all sorts, fictional as well as real, and has a farm full of them in her Southwest Missouri home, including: one child, one husband, two dogs, two cats, a dozen hens, thousands of Italian bees, and a guinea pig.

She may or may not keep a complete zombie apocalypse bug-out bag in her trunk at all times, including a machete. Just. In. Case.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

TAG | Reader Problems

I saw the Reader Problems Tag over at Book Chick and thought I'd give it a go! So here it is...

1.) You have 20,000 books on your TBR, how do you decide what to read? - I think about what kind of story I'm in the mood for and look for books that fit that description. I'll usually just pick the on that catches my eye first.

2.) You're halfway through a book, and hating it. Do you quit, or commit? - I usually take a break and finish it later.

3.) The end of the year is near, and your so close, but so far from your goodreads challenge. Do you try to catch up and how? - Yes. I go for shorter books that won't take me too long to read so that I can make it by the challenges end.

4.) The covers of a series do not match. How do you cope? - That is one thing I hate the most. I'm really picky about things being in their place and matching if they are supposed to. So when covers don't match, I start to get kind of twitchy. If I can't get the books with all the same cover, I'll just get the new cover and hope I get over it soon. I don't have the money to buy all new matching covered books.

5.) Everyone and their mother loves a book you just didn't love. Who do you bond with over shared feelings? - You know, I figure everyone is entitled to their own opinion and I'm fine with that. If you loved a book I didn't, that's great. I'm happy you were able to enjoy it. If you didn't like the book, then lets talk about what we both didn't like. That's just how it is.

6.) You're reading a book and you're about to cry in public. How do you deal? - This happens to me all the time! I'm at the library everyday, so when I'm reading a particularly sad part in a book and I feel like I'm going to start ugly-snot-crying, I try to hold it in until I'm alone. That's probably not very healthy, but there is no way I'm ugly crying in front of people. But when I'm finally alone, those tear and snot are in abundance. Sometimes it takes me a while to be able to stop crying.

7.) A sequel of a book you love just came out, but you forgot a lot from the prior novel. Do you re-read, skip the sequel, find a summary, or just cry in frustration? - I'll skim the previous book I had read to refresh my memory about what happened.

8.) You do not want anyone borrowing your books. How do you politely tell no when they ask? - I've never had anyone ask to borrow one of my books, but if I did I'd probably still let them borrow it, but promise (in writing) that if it comes back damaged in any way, that they'll either pay me the cover price to get a new one or they'll replace it for me themselves.

9.) Reading ADD. You've picked up and put down 5 different books in the last month. How do you get over a reading slump? - I just hope for a great mind-blowing book to come to me.

10.) There are so many books coming out that you're dying to read. How many do you buy? - Not that many. I'll either wait for them to go on sale or request them from NetGalley. I don't have much money to buy a ton of books.

11.) After you've bought the books you can't wait to get to, how long do they sit there collecting dust? - I'm not sure. But I try to get to them as soon as I can. Sometimes that doesn't work out though.


If you'd like to do this TAG, I'd love to see your answers! Please add your link to the list below.

Cover Reveal | Domination by J.S. Cooper

by J.S. Cooper
Expected Publication: September 22nd, 2015
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
She made him lose control.

To Titus Brooks, power was everything. He lived his life confidently and recklessly, never letting a day go by where he didn't exercise some form of control. He was handsome, he was rich, he was a player. That's all he cared for people to know. He didn't want them finding out his real story.

Savannah Corey was a flash of lightning in his life. She was dangerous. She came too close. She didn't know her boundaries. She didn't care about his. She was capricious, feisty and sexy as hell and she drove him crazy. That's why Titus had to teach her a lesson. He couldn't allow her to make him lose control.

So he decided to play a game with her. Only he didn't know that he was the one being played. He didn't know that domination didn't always mean winning.

Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

J. S. Cooper was born in London, England and moved to Florida her last year of high school. After completing law school at the University of Iowa (from the sunshine to cold) she moved to Los Angeles to work for a Literacy non profit as an Americorp Vista. She then moved to New York to study the History of Education at Columbia University and took a job at a workers rights non profit upon graduation.

Monday, April 27, 2015

NEW RELEASE | Desolation by Bella Jewel | Giveaway

DESOLATION (Jokers' Wrath MC #4)
by Bella Jewel
Published: April 27th, 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Dark, Erotic, Romance
Purchase: Amazon

The girl you all know as damaged. Quiet. Broken.

She doesn’t fit in. Nothing in her world feels right. She’s trapped in a spiral of darkness that seems to be consuming her day by day, until she sees nothing but an empty, black hole.

Her world is a broken place she can’t escape.

She has people around her who matter. Who love her. But it’s not enough. Not enough to break her out of the bitter despair she lives in.

Until Tyke.

He knows pain. He knows darkness. He’s sweet. He’s kind. But most of all…

He understands her.

Combining their demons doesn’t seem like the best plan. Everyone is against them. He deserves better. She deserves better. They’ll never work. They’re too broken. Too damaged. It’s a destructive combination that will only end in heartbreak.

He’s a biker. She’s a broken angel.

But in their desolation, they will find peace.

With each other.

 Precarious: Goodreads | Amazon
Melancholy: Goodreads | Amazon
Anguish: Goodreads | Amazon

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Bella Jewel is a self published, USA Today bestselling author. She’s been publishing since 2013. Her first release was a contemporary romance, Hell’s Knights which topped the charts upon release. Since that time, she has published over five novels, gaining a bestseller status on numerous platforms. She lives in North Queensland and is currently studying editing and proofreading to further expand her career. Bella has been writing since she was just shy of fifteen years old. In Summer 2013 she was offered an ebook deal through Montlake Romance for her bestselling modern day pirate series, Enslaved By The Ocean. She plans to expand her writing career, planning many new releases for the future.

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Book Blitz | Since Drew by J. Nathan | Giveaway

by J. Nathan
Published: April 23rd, 2015
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Sports, Romance
Purchase: Amazon | Kobo | iTunes
All Andi Parker has ever wanted, all she’s ever dreamed of, is a spot on the Olympic track team. But when a near-fatal accident leaves her hospitalized with serious injuries and shattered dreams, she’s not only uncertain what her future holds but also completely alone.

Drew Slater is a wanted man. Professional football teams want him for his arm. Women want him for his good looks and magnetic personality. But the well-crafted disguise he wears, the one that helps him score on and off the field, hides secrets. Conceals lies. Threatens the happiness of everyone around him.

One chance encounter brings Andi and Drew together, changing their worlds in ways they never thought possible. Unfortunately, what they thought they knew about themselves—and each other—might just be the biggest lie of all.

He approached the chair beside my bed and dropped down into it, keeping his eyes trained on mine.


A devious smirk tipped his lips as he placed the bag on the floor and lowered my tray table in the space between us. He reached inside the crinkly bag, letting his hand linger. I’d give him props. He definitely knew how to pique my curiosity. His hand slid out grasping a shot glass. His eyes stayed on mine as he placed it on the empty tray table in front of him. Then he reached back in and pulled out a second glass.


A slow sexy smile skated across his lips as he slid the glass across the table in front of me. But he wasn’t done. He reached back in the bag and pulled out a full bottle of vodka.

“Seriously?” I laughed.

He nodded. “You scared?”

“Scared I’m gonna drink you under the table.”

He threw back his head and let loose a shoulder shaking laugh. So carefree. So comfortable. So unbelievably breathtaking.

But once it continued much longer than necessary, I crossed my arms over the UNC printed on my powder-blue T-shirt. “Are we playing a game or just trying to get sloppy drunk?”

His laughter subsided as he dug into his pocket and pulled out a quarter, holding it up so the fluorescent lights in my room reflected off it.

“So, we’re wagering?”

He nodded. “And with the pain meds getting the liquor to your head quicker, you being drunk off your ass is just an added bonus.”

I swallowed down. Hard.

“Now if I win…” He twisted his lips like he really needed to consider the stakes. “I get to give you a sponge bath.”

He said it so matter-of-factly, it threw me for a loop. Then again, it seemed like a win-win for me.

“If you win,” he continued. “You give me a sponge bath.”

“Who said I’d want to give you a sponge bath?” I totally did.

“Seriously? Have you seen me?”

I almost choked on the arrogance floating around the room. But in all honesty, I liked it. Too much. A guy who knew who he was and what he wanted turned me on. It’s what I was drawn to. What I normally sought out. I nodded toward the vodka. “Where’d you get it?”

“My buddy Avery smuggled it in.”

“All in an effort to get me drunk?”

His smile spread wide. “All in an effort to get you drunk and give you a sponge bath.”

“Ever think of just asking?”

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I'm a total romance junkie! Add an alpha male who's unlikable in the beginning...even better. Happy endings are a must. Don’t leave me with an unexpected cliffhanger or someone dying in the end. I’ll be depressed for days. Love triangles and negative people are the bane of my existence. My family, friends, sangria, and watermelon margaritas are the light…

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Feature & Follow Friday | Blog Titles

Feature & Follow Friday is a weekly book blogger meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read to help bloggers gain new followers on their site.

This week's question is:

How did you come up with your blog title and address? Does it have a special meaning for you?

My answer:  

I've had a number of different book blogs, but they would eventually become bogged down with material that didn't have much of my own personal thoughts, then I hit a slump where I just wasn't enjoying blogging at all. Because of that I decided that maybe I should expand what I blog about so that it's not just books, but movies, TV, etc. These were things that I never really told my thoughts about, so when I created my new blog I was thinking about how my thoughts were "Once Untold" about these topics. That's how the title of my blog came to be.

NEW RELEASE | Protecting Shaylee by Elle Christensen | Giveaway

by Elle Christensen
Published: April 24th, 2014
Genres: Paranormal, Romance
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iTunes
As a child, I believed in the fairy tales my father told me.

Until he was gone and with him, that belief.
As a girl, I believed in the friendship and protection of Aden.
He made me begin to believe again.
As a woman, I believed in the possibility of love and passion between myself and Aden.
Until he was gone and with him, my belief in magic and happy endings.

When she was a child, I was tasked with her protection.
As a girl, I became her friend.
As a woman, I could no longer see the child I knew and was forced to fight a growing attraction.
Unable to lie and unable to tell the truth, I left.
Now I’ve returned to give the knowledge I couldn’t before, that she is half Fae.
The darkness is stalking her and I am desperate to teach her what she needs to know to protect herself.
And determined to make her mine.

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I'm a lover of all things books, I've been an obsessive reader since I learned how to spell! I've been writing novels and short stories since I was twelve, but they say to write the genre you love the most, so as an adult, I fell easily into writing romance. My husband is my biggest supporter and he's a great sport when it comes to fighting the people in my imagination for my attention. I hope you enjoy reading my books as much as I enjoy writing them!

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