Archive | November 8, 2013

Review ~ Bishop’s Angel by Tory Richards

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by Tory Richards

Blurb:
After ten years of sacrificing everything for his country as a Navy SEAL, Bishop is looking for salvation, and something more permanent in his life. Angel, a pretty kindergarten teacher, thinks she’s just what he needs. Their chemistry is instant, and explosive, only Bishop has trouble letting go of his commitment to his country. It’s up to Angel to prove there’s room for her in his life.

Available at Amazon

Beverly’s Review:
Bishop is a hot alpha military man. A Navy Seal looking for a break from his life. He heads to his sister’s house on leave not knowing she was on vacation.

House sitting for his sister is Angel who hears someone in the house and calls 911. When she realizes it is her friends brother she can’t believe it. She has fallen in love with Bishop just from her friends description and his picture.

The sparks between the two are electric. Bishop is a tortured hero, wanting something he doesn’t think he deserves. He loves his job but it isn’t enough anymore. Angel provides the innocence that Bishop didn’t know he needed. All Angel wants is to love Bishop. She has to convince him to give her a chance. I enjoyed the feelings that flow between the two. Both characters were lively and believable with a lovely story line. The emotions of Bishop will draw you in and you will want him to find his happily ever after with Angel. But he’s stubborn. Luckily Angel is too! Bishop’s Angel is well worth the time to read.

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Paranormal Ménage Romance Tour with Beverly Ovalle, Carolyn Wren and Sascha Illyvich

Paranormal Ménage Romance Tour with Beverly Ovalle, Carolyn Wren and Sascha Illyvich.

Book Tour ~ Almost Matched ~ A. O. Peart

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TITLE – Almost Matched (book #1)
SERIES – Almost Bad Boys
AUTHOR – A.O. Peart
GENRE – New Adult Romantic Comedy novella
PUBLICATION DATE – November 8, 2013
PUBLISHER – Three Graces Publishing
COVER ARTIST – Regina Wamba

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TAG LINE:
Would you take another shot at love? Or just settle on a friend with benefits?

TEASER LINE:
Their heartbreaking past will move you. Their passion will make you blush. Their antics will make you laugh out loud.

BLURB:
Twenty-five-year-old Natalie Davenport lugs substantial baggage. One boyfriend after the next has been a total disaster, leaving Natalie distrustful toward the male population in general. So when Colin Hampton crosses her path, she’s cautious. Her heart (and some other body parts!) nudges her to go for it, while her head wants her to run for the hills.

Colin is one of those gorgeous guys who attract women, no matter the age or marital status. With a successful career at a popular Seattle radio station, hard body, and charming personality, he is the complete package. But something dark lurks in the corners of his soul; some murky experience that has changed him—maybe for the better, but maybe for the worse.

Will he steal her heart and stomp over it like other guys did?

Will she let him into her heavily fortified world despite herself?

Or will they settle somewhere in the middle—establishing the emotional boundaries to protect them from falling in love?

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Disclaimer

This contemporary romantic comedy blends humor, sensuality, and angst, with zany characters and witty dialogue. You will laugh out loud while blushing in embarrassment.
**Warning: contains sexual situations (some quite vivid!), profanity, and a high dose of sarcasm. Oh, and there is a lot of appletini and beer drinking.
May not be appropriate for readers under 18 years old. Not intended for prudes and killjoys with no sense of humor**

THE SERIES:
The Almost Bad Boys series are the stories of four feisty twenty-something women who refuse to let their past drag them down.

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Amazon Kindle Link | Barnes & Nobles Nook Link | Goodreads Link

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EXCERPT

I lean over the sleek slab of wood that serves as the bar and signal the bartender. He frowns at me, murmurs something in response, and turns his back to me. O-kay, not a big deal, maybe he’s having a bad day. Or maybe he is a grumpy dickhead every waking minute of his life. I take my cell phone out and check for emails and texts. There is a text from Jena. She’s wondering if we could get together. Any other night I would say ‘yes’, but not tonight.
I’m busy, typing the response to Jena and don’t pay attention to what’s happening around me. The Grumpy Dickhead stands in front of me, buffing a tall beer glass, his mouth set in a grim line. “So what’s it gonna be?”

He startles me, and so I jump, dropping my phone onto the bar. Fuck. My heart wedges itself semi-permanently into the bottom of my throat. The Grumpy Dickhead continues to stare as if I killed his first-born. Well, if his first-born is as nasty as him, he probably deserves to die. No, I honestly didn’t just think that.

“Uhm… appletini please,” I choke out.

He grunts something and turns to mix my drink. I decide to watch him. You never know. Maybe his other job is delivering mail. He seems on the verge of going postal. I stretch my neck to monitor what exactly goes into my drink. I feel a pat on my shoulder. I jump again. Geez! What the fuck? Am I destined for a heart attack today?
It’s Colin. His smile is nothing short of radiant. My heart does that little flip I know way too well. Steady, I tell myself. Steady, girl.

“You look nice,” Colin says, settling onto a stool next to mine.

“Thank you,” I murmur, horrified at the effect he already has on me.

“Were you waiting long?” He glances at his watch. “I’m not late, am I?”

“Nah. I just got here.”

The Grumpy Dickhead slams my drink in front of me. The contents almost slosh. I ignore it. He takes Colin’s order and leaves.

“What are you drinking?” Colin asks.

“Appletini. I seem to always stick with appletinis. Unless I drink beer. Or sometimes red wine. Not so much white wine though. Nah, I don’t really care for white wine.” Okay, I’m blabbering. It’s time to shut my mouth and dip my lips in my drink.

“Good stuff.” Colin lifts his eyebrows in appreciation. “I need to try it next time.”

“You can try mine now.” Whoa! Where did that come from? That wasn’t my mouth speaking. It was that other body part—the one that always gets so brainlessly excited and doesn’t care about consequences.

Colin wraps his long, slim fingers around the glass stem and unhurriedly lifts it to his mouth. He keeps his eyes on mine while taking a small sip. That’s way too sensual for me to remain calm. My hands shake and so do my thighs. And I feel my mouth going dry. Dammit, Natalie. Keep it together.

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SOUNDTRACK

Aretha Franklin “You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman”
Three Days Grace “Riot”
Pink Floyd “Goodbye” (The Wall)
Awolnation “Sail”
Evanescence “Bring Me To Life”
Family of the Year “Hero”
Brandi Carlile “Hallelujah”
Imagine Dragons “It’s Time”
Israel Kamakawiwo’ole “Over the Rainbow”
Anberlin “Innocent”
Sara Bareilles “Gonna Get Over You”

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AUTHOR BIO:
Angela Orlowski-Peart was born and raised in Poland. She describes herself as European born, American by choice. She was just seven-years-old when she decided to learn English and translate her favorite Polish fairytales.

Angela is the author of the Young Adult and New Adult fiction novels. She writes in multiple genres, including paranormal, fantasy, urban fantasy, contemporary, sci-fi, and short stories. She is a member of Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Western Washington Chapter (http://www.scbwi.org), and several authors’ and readers’ networking groups on Facebook, Linkedin, and Goodreads.

Angela speaks with Polish accent, and loves listening to the Southern drawl. She is passionate about watercolor painting, fashion—especially stilettos, rock climbing, environment, and organic food and gardening. She lives in the Seattle area with her family and a chronically curious cat.

STALKER LINKS:
Amazon Author Page | Website | Newsletter Signup | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Pinterest | Goodreads | NetGalley

GIVEAWAY – This is within the continental US only:
1 copy signed Almost Matched paper back. This prize will be mailed within one week from the publishing date. Winner must provide valid mailing address.
2 copies of Almost Matched ebook. These prizes will be emailed within two days from the publishing date. The winner must provide valid email address and specify the format (mobi, ePub, or PDF).
5 signed Almost Matched postcards. These prizes will be mailed by November 11th.
1 Almost Matched wine bottle charm and wine bottle stopper (wine and wine bottles not included, hehe). This prize will be mailed by November 11th.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE AUTHORS GIVEAWAY