Hey everyone! Welcome to my new Blog! My old one (For The Love Of Film And Novels) is currently active and will be until this June.

This Blog still needs A LOT of work haha :) as you can see, but it should be up and ready with all of my old followers from my other blog and other posts sometime in April so yeah just wanted to all let you know and I apologize if there's any confusion! Oh and if you are new, please do follow, any way you can and hope you visit again :)

Friday, September 20, 2013

Freeing (Fading #1.5) By: E.K. Blair *Book Excerpt & Giveaway*


FREEING: a companion novel to the USA Today bestseller, Fading.

Knowing who you are and accepting who you are come at different prices. 

Jase Kinrick grew up in your typical, all-American household. But after the death of his sister, his parents shut down, forcing him to deal with everything life throws his way alone. Terrified of the person he’s discovering himself to be, Jase has his way with every willing girl to try and rid himself of what he fears he is—gay. 

Escaping California and moving to Seattle to attend the University of Washington, Jase frees himself to the reality that he likes men. Never staying with any guy long enough to get to know them, he doesn’t realize that he’s still hiding from who he is until he meets Mark. Scared of having real feelings for another guy stirs up the questions

and fears he’s fought hard to bury. 

To strip away the barriers to the heart of what is real, and to be okay with what lies underneath, will be Jase’s moment of truth. But he’ll need Mark to lead him there.

Coming of Age
New Adult

Sept 13, 2013


Book Excerpt

(Candace Needs Solace)
My head is completely aloof from my sleeping pill. I know I shouldn’t be driving right now, but I just can’t be alone. Lying in my room in the darkness, all I can see is him. All I can hear is his voice. It’s too much, and I need the comfort of my friend right now. I need to be in his hold. To feel safe in his bed.
When the elevator stops on Jase’s floor, I step out and head to his apartment. Quietly unlocking his door, I walk through the darkness to his room. I stop when I see he’s not alone. Suddenly, I feel like an intrusion—selfish.
Going back into the living room, leaving Mark and Jase be, I sit on the couch. I’m still shaking from the fear that was able to overtake me back at my house. Alone. I feel it now. I’m desperately needy, and I’m all alone. It’s selfish of me to think that I can keep coming over here for Jase. Taking from him to comfort myself.
I tuck my knees under my chin as the tears start to flood and spill over. As quietly as I can manage, I cry. I release the loneliness and sadness that begins to consume me. Resting my forehead on my knees, I weep softly. I couldn’t hold it in even if I tried. I can’t be by myself, but I feel like I can’t be here either.
The cushion dips down and when I look up, Mark is next to me. His expression hurts, I hate it. Pity. He would never admit to it, but I see it so clearly. I don’t want him to feel sorry for me, but I don’t have the strength to pull myself together right now. I need support, so I don’t even speak when I lean into him as he folds me up in his arms.
In a weird way, a way I can’t explain, the pain swells and abates at the same time. My cries grow harder as Mark holds me and whispers in my ear that it’ll be okay. I don’t believe him. It can’t be. I wonder if it will ever be.
He allows me to let go in his arms, all the while, never loosening his tight hold on me.
I need it.
It’s my safety.
Time passes when he eventually speaks. “Wanna talk about it?”
Lifting my head from his chest, I see Jase sitting in the chair next to the couch Mark and I are on. He gives me a slight nod before I turn my attention back to Mark and whisper, “I’m sorry. I . . . I just didn’t want to be alone, but . . . I guess I just didn’t think you’d be here. I’m not used to Jase having a boyfriend.” Not knowing what to say to explain my sudden appearance here in the middle of the night, I close my eyes and simply admit, “I’m just so tired.”
“I know,” is all he says when he tucks me under his chin and holds me again.
Before I know it, I am being lifted into Jase’s arms. He hugs me before taking my hands and leading me to his bed. The three of us crawl in.
I finally feel it.
Settled in between the two of them, wrapped in my friends’ arms, I’m protected. If only for this moment—I can breathe.

*My Review Will Be Posted Soon, Sorry!* 

E.K. Blair's social links are-- 

TWITTER:  @EK_Blair_Author

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Untamed by Jane Shoup *Author Interview & E-Book Giveaway*

Book Description via Goodreads

A love too strong to be tamed: the true story of Tarzan, and the woman who loved him.

In 1908, on a mission to find a new breed of ape in central Africa, an unfathomable thing is discovered – a wild, white man, living amongst gorillas. Local villagers call him matokeo ya utafutaji kwa, the untamed one. 

Joining the team of hunters and trackers searching for matokeo ya utafutaji kwa is Arianna Day, the 21-year-old niece of the expedition’s leader. She catches the untamed one’s eye and, believing she is meant for him, he takes her captive and claims her for his own, body and soul.

When Arianna is rescued, the untamed one is captured, and they are sent their separate ways: the wild man to learn language and social skills he’d long forgotten, Arianna back home to England to try to fit back into her old life. A promising marriage proposal awaits, but thoughts of the untamed one haunts her.

Amidst the backdrop of London in the summer of 1908, as the Olympic Games are hosted and the Franko-British Exhibition is held, the now-civilized wild man returns home, with his original name restored: Sebastian or ‘Zan' Shaffer. He and Arianna are drawn together again only to be ripped apart by social convention and Marshall Derringer, the man determined to have her as his wife. But Zan is not the only one with an untamed heart…

Author Interview

Tell us a little about you : )

Originally from Indiana, I’ve lived in North Carolina for the last twenty years. I have three young adult daughters and work full-time in real estate. The day I know I can support myself exclusively on my writing will be a happy day. It’s my fondest desire.

What inspired you to write Untamed?

I don’t remember exactly what put the idea in my head, but it was a fun notion to play with. I’m a writer who usually figures out the story as I go, but, in this case, a lot was predetermined. Early on, the scene where the ‘Tarzan’ story is leaked to Edgar Rice Burroughs came to me … and it was funny. By that point, I really wanted to write this book.

How long did it take to write?

The first rough draft of a manuscript takes anywhere from two to four months, if I’m able to work on it a lot. But then it’s worked and reworked, worked and reworked. I try to always shelve a manuscript for awhile so that I can come back to it with fresh eyes. As the writer, not only do I know the story but I actually tend to memorize it. The problem with that is that rather than reading what’s right in front of me, I’m reading what I know or what I think is right in front of me. That’s how mistakes get looked over.

Which part of your novel was your favorite to write? Why?

I love the scenes where main characters Zan and Ari are together. In the book, I never claim they’re soul mates, but … they are. When they’re together, there is a connection, a oneness. When he first takes her, she’s is frightened, of course, but it’s so quickly apparent that he doesn’t want to hurt her. Then … uh … everything else happens that happens and both their lives are changed forever.

Back in London, after his reformation and after she’s tried to return to the life she knew, the very second they’re around each other, it’s that electrifying, breath-stealing connection thing again. She sees him from a distance (dancing with another woman) and is barely able to hold herself together. She flees and then immediately falls apart. She doesn’t want to feel all she does – but nor can she stop it. In the meantime, he senses her. He never sees her, but his senses are keen after decades spent in the jungle. He breaks away and goes after her. I love the scene where they finally see each other again. I really love all their scenes together.   

Will you write another book including these characters or is this a stand-alone?

This is a stand-alone. I do have a historical, action-adventure series with romance, that begins with a novel titled Ammey McKeaf. J

Did you have to research, and if yes, how was that process?

Oh, my! Yes. There is always a lot of research even in deciding where to begin a story. Once I have the time period, I have to learn what was happening in the world. Then there’s fashion, speech and manners to get right, the basics of everyday life. With historical fiction of any sort, it’s vital to get facts right. With Untamed, I really wanted the story to have a logical explanation based on an actual historical event. It took a lot of digging, but I found it. 

What do you want readers to get from your story?

I want them to be completely and utterly removed from their real life and transported into an alternate universe of our making. I say ‘our’ because I’ve done the basic architecture, but it’s the reader who fills in the world with color and life and their own imaginings. No two people will picture Zan or any character exactly the same. 

Other Qs:

Is there a place you especially like to write?

There are a few places I usually gravitate to, but once the computer screen is in front of me and my fingers find the keyboard, where I’m working isn’t important since I’m into the scene. I do need certain conditions, though. I work in silence. I can’t have noise or music around me. I could edit with soft classical music as background music, but really prefer silence. I need to be comfortable and have some back support. That’s it. I’m not hard to please.   

What are you currently working on?

I’m perfecting a historical, action-adventure with romance that reads a lot like a western. It’s set in Virginia in 1881, so it’s not a western, but it has that feel. My agent has read it (and loves it!) but isn’t crazy about the title, so it’s still to be determined. This was a formerly released book that’s been totally reworked. It was almost a novella at first, and is now a full sized novel. (90,000 words.) But the main characters and the main story line are still the same. When it was first released in 2005, (as Wright and Wrong, ecataromance named it one of the best historical romances for the year. It’s one of my two personal favorites and it has my all-time favorite male character. I have high hopes for it!

What are your favorite genres to read?

I enjoy action-thrillers, historical fiction of all sorts, mysteries and more. The only genre I really don’t read is horror. I’m always reading something; it’s one of the few ways to get my own voice out of my head. But I try to mix genres from book to book. Occasionally, I’ll stumble onto an author and want to read another and another of their work, but I usually bounce from genre to genre. 

Favorite films that you can see endlessly?

Sense and Sensibility (with Emma Thompson) and Pride and Prejudice. There’s a drama/romance called Firelight that I love and I enjoyed the remake of 3:10 to Yuma. I was dazzled by Lincoln and greatly entertained by Silver Linings Playbook. I want to own both of those. 

Location of place you have never visited, but really want to go to someday?

I want to tour Europe. Scotland, England, France, Italy and Germany. I’ve never had the opportunity to go and I really want to experience it.

Thanks for answering these Qs! :)


It was my pleasure! Thanks for asking.


Originally from Southern Indiana, (born in Evansville, grew up in Newburgh,) I now reside in Greensboro, North Carolina. My day job is that of a real estate agent, although the goal is become a full time writer … who actually eats regularly and pays the bills. I’m exceedingly proud of my young adult daughters, Mackenzie, Allyson and Hayley. They’re lovely and wacky and smart and basically my favorite people on earth.

If I had to describe myself . . . I’d say upbeat, highly imaginative, passionate, restless, easily bored, humorous, stubborn, spiritual and truly blessed.

I love writing. I love getting caught up in another time and place. Honestly – it’s often a disappointment to have to return to reality. My favorite genre tends to be whatever I’m working on at the moment. I write historical fiction, action/adventure, suspense, fantasy and more, all of it with an element of romance to it.


Jane Shoup's Website:
Diversion Books: (we respectfully request all tour stops link directly to Diversion's site. This link can be in addition to any affiliate links you use.)

E-Book Giveaway Details & Rules

- This is an International Giveaway!
- Ends September 22nd!
- There Will Be 1 E-Book Copy Given Away (Epub or Mobi)
- The Winner will be picked by Rafflecopter!
- I will be Checking the Entries Regularly, so if there is Cheating, those Entries Will be Disqualified
- As you submit Entries, be sure to use an Email that you use Daily, as that is how I will contact you, if you Win.
- You will have 48 hours to Respond, or I will have to Choose a New Winner! Check Your Spam Folders, just in case it goes in there.
- And Good Luck! :)

*Come back to this post, when the Giveaway is over, to see who won. I usually do Facebook it as well*

Tears of Tess By: Pepper Winters *Guest Post*

Title: Tears of Tess
Author: Pepper Winters
Genre: Erotic/Dark Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 30, 2013
Tour Organized by: As the Pages Turn
Purchase Links: Amazon I Amazon UK I Amazon CA I B&N I Smashwords I Kobo I Createspace

A New Adult Dark Contemporary Romance, not suitable for people sensitive to grief, slavery, and nonconsensual sex. A story about finding love in the strangest of places, a will of iron that grows from necessity, and forgiveness that may not be enough.

“My life was complete. Happy, content, everything neat and perfect.
Then it all changed.

I was sold.”

Tess Snow has everything she ever wanted: one more semester before a career in property development, a loving boyfriend, and a future dazzling bright with possibility. 

For their two year anniversary, Brax surprises Tess with a romantic trip to Mexico. Sandy beaches, delicious cocktails, and soul-connecting sex set the mood for a wonderful holiday. With a full heart, and looking forward to a passion filled week, Tess is on top of the world.

But lusty paradise is shattered.

Kidnapped. Drugged. Stolen. Tess is forced into a world full of darkness and terror. 

Captive and alone with no savior, no lover, no faith, no future, Tess evolves from terrified girl to fierce fighter. But no matter her strength, it can’t save her from the horror of being sold.

Can Brax find Tess before she’s broken and ruined, or will Tess’s new owner change her life forever?

Author's Guest Post Answering This Q:
"Which actors do you see as your characters?"

This is a really hard question as I don’t ever think of my characters as movies stars, or find images online of them. I picture them as Q and Tess. LOL.

If I had to be pushed I’d probably say… Tess would be played by…. Crap I honestly don’t know. Maybe we can get some readers opinions?

And Q? Who knows. No one will stand up to the image of Q in my head LOL, but I’m open for people to suggest. Maybe Robert Downey cause he’s hot, or some unknown French actor who smoulders sex J

Sorry I’m not much more help on this topic!!

I think I need some advice from other readers! <3 font="">

My Review Will Be Posted Soon!

Pepper Winters wears many roles. Some of them include writer, reader, sometimes wife. She loves dark, taboo stories that twist with your head. The more tortured the hero the better and she constantly thinks up ways to break and fix her characters. Oh, and sex… her books have sex.

She loves to travel and has an amazing, fabulous hubby (who speaks French—hot!) who puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends. She loves to hear from her readers so hit her up at


a Rafflecopter giveaway

*Release Day Launch* Thirty and a Half Excuses (Rose Gardner Mysteries #3) by Denise Grover Swank


Life in Henryetta, Arkansas is turned upside down with the arrival of a televangelist, but it’s the death of a little old lady on Rose’s street that catches her attention. The Henryetta police deem her death natural causes, but Rose suspects foul play and so does an unlikely supporter–-the president of the Busy Body Club, her eighty-two year old neighbor Mildred.

But Rose is in the middle of opening her nursery with her sister Violet, who’s separated from her husband Mike, as well as stalling her boyfriend Joe’s family, rich socialites who are determined to meet her. Along with her multiple encounters with Fenton County’s new assistant DA, Mason Deveraux III, it’s just another day in the life of Rose Gardner–-chaos.

My Review (Will Be Posted Soon! I have read Books 1 & 2 and have loved them both so I know this one will be just as wonderful)

About Denise Grover Swank:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Denise Grover Swank was born in Kansas City, Missouri and lived in the area until she was nineteen. Then she became a nomadic gypsy, living in five cities, four states and ten houses over the course of ten years before she moved back to her roots. She speaks English and smattering of Spanish and Chinese which she learned through an intensive Nick Jr. immersion period.  Her hobbies include witty Facebook comments (in own her mind) and dancing in her kitchen with her children. (Quite badly if you believe her offspring.)  Hidden talents include the gift of justification and the ability to drink massive amounts of caffeine and still fall asleep within two minutes. Her lack of the sense of smell allows her to perform many unspeakable tasks.  She has six children and hasn’t lost her sanity. Or so she leads you to believe.

You can find out more about Denise and her other books at:

Buy Links:


 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Hydraulic Level Five By: Sarah Latchaw *Review & Giveaway*

Title:   Hydraulic Level Five

Author:  Sarah Latchaw

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publication Date:  September 3, 2013

Publisher:  Omnific Publishing

Cover Designed By:  Amy Brokaw / Micha Stone

Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.


How does a woman get over her one great love? With whitewater rafting, bluegrass, and a touch of revenge…

Kaye is an extreme sports addict with a kind heart and an axe to grind with her childhood sweetheart and ex-husband, renowned writer Samuel Caulfield Cabral. While Samuel enjoys a celebrity life in New York, Kaye remains in their hometown of Lyons, Colorado, running her PR agency and chatting daily with Samuel’s family, the beloved Cabrals—first-generation Mexican-Americans who have embraced Kaye as their own.

But when Samuel returns for his sister’s wedding with his new love interest, stunning editor Caroline Ortega , the gloves are stripped off. Kaye is determined to unearth the reasons behind the death of their marriage and why two people who lived to love each other were driven apart.

She discovers startling revelations about Samuel, about life…and about herself.

My Mini Review
(Sry it's not a full review. I'm back in school with five college courses, so I'm a little swamped at the moment)
 I honestly did not know what to expect of this story. I did enjoy the blurb and instantly thought these two characters, Samuel and Kaye, would back together...but hold on, there's a lot more to this story than I thought, and I loved it! I have to write first, that the writing was refreshing to me. There was just a strong flow that kept me intrigued from chapter to chapter, to the final page, and to the sneak peak of the sequel (yeah there's a sequel!), so the Author's writing is just wonderful. I like that there's realistic factors, whether it be the situation or the traits of the different characters, especially from Sam and Kaye. They were childhood sweethearts and some of the flashbacks are cute, from when they were children, and I can see where some of the conflict started, that eventually led to a divorce, and there's one strong flashback that's awful for Kaye, but I'm glad it was there to understand what she went through, that led her to file for divorce, from her soul mate and best friend. As the story progresses, and Kaye and Sam see each other again, after a few years, they might not be able to be together romantically (even though there's strong feelings still) but they decide that friends would be best, you think they become friends or become something more? Well, you are just going to have to find out, and I think if you like a romantic story of childhood sweethearts that could/could not have a second chance at love, then read this! I really loved this one, and I can't wait to read the sequel! I need to read! :)
 My Rating: 4.5/5
I say a PG-13 Rating (Some Adult Language & Mild Drug Content [1 scene])

About the Author

Sarah Latchaw was raised in eastern Iowa and appreciates beauty in mud-splattered gravel roads, weathered farm faces, and combine harvesters powering through cornfields. She also loves to explore the world, thanks to countless family minivan trips across the States to coastal cities and national monuments. This passion for finding stories led to college adventures to Israel and Palestine, Jordan, Slovakia, Germany, and other European countries. Each place’s story rests in the back of her mind and in her childhood photo albums.

In 2002, Sarah received her BA from Wartburg College in public relations and media, and entered the workforce, ready to climb the ladder. However, when researching MBA applications evoked feelings of dread, she realized a corporate marketing career wasn’t for her. With the unfailing support of her loving husband, she chose to pursue a career in freelance and creative writing, and received her MA from Iowa State University in 2009.

These days, Sarah wakes every morning thrilled to cuddle her small children, show them the world, then capture that world and shape it into stories on paper. She also enjoys her piano, volunteering in her community, and reading anything with a cohesive plot. She and her family reside in Des Moines, Iowa.

Social Media Links

Tour Schedule
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...