Friday, December 06, 2013

~Official Blog Tour~
Across the Ocean
Heather Sosbee
Brooke has spent the last four years dreaming of visiting Iceland. When everything in her life seems to fall apart, she takes it as a sign that now is the time to go. She heads to the land where the sun doesn’t set, the mountains are fierce, and the hot pools are divine.
Ari is the handsome Viking that Brooke has fallen for over the years through the Internet. Now that she finally gets to meet him in person, she’s unprepared for how steamy things are between them. Only Ari isn’t available. He’s involved with a woman whose jealousy brings nothing but torment between Brooke and Ari. Will Ari choose Brooke? Or will she be forced to leave all of her dreams behind?

This book is for mature audiences only, due to sexual content, language, and difficult scenarios
~Across the Ocean Teaser~
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~My Brooke~
~My Ari~
~Angie's Review~

5+ Sexy Stars! 
This book has a very special place in my heart. I was a Beta on this book. Across the Ocean is a modern love story, erotic and very sexy. 
Two complete strangers, Brooke and Ari meet via MSN Chat. With an ocean and thousands of miles separating them, an undeniable connection is formed. Their relationship builds and grows over time. Years in fact. Friendship first, later love, desire, lust, longing. 
~Spoiler Alert~
The sexiest MSN video chat EVER! *fans self* 

Brooke travels to Iceland, unexpectedly on the back end of a bad break up. Seeking her best friends, Emilia, and Ari for support and comfort. This is where their story begins.
The supporting characters Gunnar, Lara, Emilia, Soley, are essential to the story as well. Emilia is Brooke's best friend and I loved her, supportive, understanding, everything a girl needs in a best friend. Gunnar, Ari's best friend, incredibly sexy. Lara, Ari's now girlfriend, and Emilia's close friend. Well let's not go there. I could go on for days. It would not be pretty... I digress.
Ari and Brooke are both torn, emotionally and physically between what is right and what they desire, have longed for, for years now. Ari is in a relationship, when Brooke arrives. I found it refreshing and endearing that these characters struggled to deny their feelings and desires.  Inner monologues from both Ari and Brooke, give you as a reader both perspectives, it's a brilliant idea and it works beautifully.
I had many favourite moments in Across the Ocean, but my most favourite without a doubt, the scenes with Brooke's "dark side".
"I want him closer, I want him to watch me. I'm dying for him to put his hands on me, his lips, and his tongue. A fleeting thought passes me and I really, really hope Lara is fast asleep. My dark side is shining tonight, and she's going to get a little dirty"
I loved every moment Brooke stopped over analysing her every thought and feeling. When her emotions and desires are in control we get the best scenes. 
I loved the MSN chats that were inter weaved into the story, it allows you as a reader, to watch Ari and Brooke's relationship grow and evolve over time naturally. You see where the feelings begin to change.
"These years I have known you, I've never felt more open and honest with anyone. I felt like you knew me better than anyone else, even though we had never met."
The scene at the church, remains as one of my favourites. It's imprinted in my mind.
The scenic scenes are so vividly written, you are transported to magnificent Iceland. Heather Sosbee does an amazing job of creating beautiful pictures within her words. You can envision every scene playing out before you.
 If you enjoy erotic romance, with true heart, Across the Ocean needs to be on your reading list. It has realistic characters and dialogue, a beautiful setting, drama, angst, and some of the steamiest scenes I have ever read. This is a deliciously seductive debut, not to be missed.
 Thank you Universe and Heather Sosbee for Across the Ocean.
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~Across the Music (Across the Ocean, #2)~
February 2014
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Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Calling all Christmas romance lovers!
 Make this your next read!
 I Loved them!
Quick, funny novellas
Book 1 Pastals and Jingle bells $.99
Book 2 Love Lessons$.99

I really, truly enjoyed these!
My full reviews will post soon
Enjoy! - Kristine

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Adore Me 
 Bestselling Author
Jillian Dodd
Book 4.5 in The Keatyn Chronicles
 Gossip meets Hollywood in a fun, steamy, and addictive series.
Join Keatyn on Thanksgiving Break in this Keatyn Chronicles novella.I've finally become the kind of girl my little sisters could look up to.
Except for the lies.
Lying to my friends is killing me.
And the longer I'm there--the closer we get--the more I feel like I'm being eaten from the inside out.
If I go back to Eastbrooke, I'll end up nothing but a shell.
So I'm not going back.
I'm going to St. Croix by myself. And for the first time in my life, I'm okay with being alone.
Except . . . I don't actually end up on the island alone.
~Angie's Review~
 5 Maddening Stars!
These Books are like Crack!
With every addition to this series I become more and more addicted. This seriously pains me, because I believe there will only two more instalments. As a rule most series that have more then 3 instalments, becomes stale, and boring.
This series gets better and better with every new addition.
I had picked up Stalk Me, Book 1 in the series a while back. I read it in one setting, and from there on out, I was ADDICTED!  I wait very impatiently for each every new book.
I devoured at that point every book in the series within a week. I ate, slept and breathed these books. I can be a bit of a junkie. 
Adore Me picks up right where we had left off. As with each instalment the author asks everyone to please not put any spoilers in their reviews. This is killing me, I would love nothing more then to be able to rave and obsess over Adore Me. I will behave and stick to the script. I do have one last word here, I can't not do it... TeamAdianForever <3
Thank You Jillian Dodd for creating such an addictive, well written series. These books have it all, romance, drama, intrigue, humour, fabulous clothes, absolutely fabulous's a girl's dream.
Adore Me Purchase Links
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The Keatyn Chronicles Reading Order
Stalk Me (Book 1)
Kiss Me (Book 2)
Date Me (Book 3)
Love Me (Book 4)
Adore Me (Book 4.5)
Hate Me (Book 5) - April 2014
Come and Get Me (Book6) - August 2014 

Monday, December 02, 2013

Trouble - Bestselling Author Samantha Towle

Mia Monroe is running. Running from a person she doesn’t ever want to find her. Running from a past she doesn’t ever want anyone to know. Desperate to find a future, that yesterday, she could only dream of having. 
Jordan Matthews likes easy. Easy women. Easy life. 
Then he meets Mia. 
She’s damaged, troubled and has more baggage than any person can carry. But the more Jordan gets to know Mia-for the first time in his life-he finds himself wanting to try hard for something … for someone … for her.
And then life isn’t so easy anymore. 
Jordan is everything Mia shouldn’t want. A whole bunch of dirty hotness, tattooed, cocky bad boy, who made his money at poker tables and picked his women up in bars. Yet, Mia finds herself falling for him. Then the past Mia was running from, quickly starts to catch up with her. Because that’s the problem with running … you have to stop sometime. 
And when you stop, you get caught.
Full length New Adult Contemporary Romance.
Recommended Reading Age 18+

~Angie's Review~

5 Shiny Stars!

"It's easy to be worthless to someone, but to matter to someone...well, I think that would be harder." ~ Mia ~

I adore Samantha Towle, I adored the Mighty Storm, and Wethering the Storm. If you are picking this one up thinking it will be like these books, be warned, this one is very different. Sure you have the smokin' hot, sexy main characters, but this is where the similarities end.

We begin this book in a very strange and dark place. Mia has just lost her only parent, heart attack. Devastating right? Nope this is a reason to truly celebrate, in Mia's unfortunate case. You see Mia has been keeping secrets and hiding her pain away since before she can remember. On the surface Mia is a beautiful, intelligent, well mannered young woman. She is attending Harvard and is working towards becoming a doctor, first year pre-med to be exact. But looks can be deceiving. Mia is in a very bad place, both emotionally and physically. When her father passes away, Mia is forced to face the truth. Even though she has a boyfriend Forbes, (don't even get me started on this guy), she is truly alone in this world. A startling revelation turns her world upside down, and her journey begins anew. Mia finds the strength within, to break free. Finally willing and able to break the cycle that has crippled her her entire life.

"I do believe that everyone has a pain and a coping ability that is individual to them, and if you want to feel sorry for yourself because of the hand life dealt you, then that's your god given right - I won't judge you for that." ~ Mia ~

Enter Jordan (Tattooed Adonis). This man, Holy Hot Batman! Bad boy, sexier then sin, mad skills in the bedroom, covered in tats. Everything a woman could ever want and need right? Well only if you are into being short term. Jordan is a love' em and leave' em type of guy.

"When it comes to women, I put my dick in and keep my heart out. It's the easiest way." ~ Jordan ~

He has never in his entire life been in a relationship, never even been on a date. When he meets Mia, everything he thinks he knows about himself, and love begins to shift.

"Sometimes that's all it takes. Just one person to turn everything on its head. Remind you of the person you were" ~ Jordan ~

"I love you, Mia. Every part of you. The best and worst. The broken, the perfect. The bad, the good. You're it for me babe. I see only you."
~ Jordan~

OMG, swoon much here, ladies??

The love story that unfolds in Trouble will melt your heart, make you swoon, make you cry. It is a story that will give you hope, that even though you are broken, you are not unfix-able. Trauma and sickness can be overcome. Truly healing and moving forward is possible. Even the most terrifying nightmares can be forgotten.

"Pain of the past never goes away, you just find a way to deal with it. And the future...all the promise it holds...that's what keeps you moving forward, and out of the darkness." ~ Mia ~

This book delves into some pretty heavy issues, abuse, eating disorders, rape, death, love, however Samantha Towle handled the subject matter beautifully. She balances the horrific with the beautiful. The abuse scenes are painful and difficult to read, but they truly touch you as a reader. Mia's pain and heartbreak were mine as well, and I found myself misty eyed more than once while reading Trouble. I found myself totally engrossed in this book. I love stories of redemption, love, and healing.  I adore a story where you are rooting for the underdog, Mia was an underdog from page one.

This book was a little bit of everything, but a whole lot of Beautiful. I will revisit this one again and again. I fell completely in love with Jordan, Mia, and Dozer. I cannot recommend this book enough. Trouble is beautiful, heart breaking, and fantastic.

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